Plastic no worry for Mother Earth as Americans discover its eaters

Plastic no worry for Mother Earth as Americans discover its eaters

22-09-2012 

A plastic-degrading species of fungus, Pestalotiopsis microspora, was found in the Ecuadorian Amazon by a group of students and professors from Yale University.

This fungus is pathogenic to many varieties of plants and causes disease and rot.…

Algae can be a big source of Biodiesel

Algae can be a big source of Biodiesel

16-09-2012 

A diverse group of plant-like organisms called ‘algae’ have been under a great deal of study in recent times due to their ability to produce biomass that can be used to create ‘biodiesel’.

A growing need has been felt,…

Whales' menopause means their adult sons are groomed well

Whales' menopause means their adult sons are groomed well

14-09-2012 

The world’s most trusted science journal-Science Daily-has come up with an article- “Long Menopause Allows Killer Whales to Care for Adult Sons”-in its September 13 edition,providing answer to why female whales have the longest menopause…

Scientists make plants grow without soil

Scientists make plants grow without soil

09-09-2012 

Plants grow with nutrients and anchorage provided by soil.But these nutrients and anchorage can be substituted to create a medium for the plants to thrive in its absence.This hypothesis was tested by Francis Bacon more than four centuries ago.In his…

Wingsuit may turn parachute obselete

Wingsuit may turn parachute obselete

07-09-2012 

Once upon a time,Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codex on the Flight of Birds”had depicted a man gliding through the air with bat-like wings.This has become the latest piece of invention in avionics,threatening parachute to become a history.The…

Hilsa of Godavari better than Hilsa of Bay of Bengal

Hilsa of Godavari better than Hilsa of Bay of Bengal

04-09-2012 

A study shows that nutritional composition of Hilsa,a premium price and highly sought after fish,under goes change during migration from one water to another water.The study –Changes in the nutritional profile of Hilsa Shad,Tenualosa(Hamilton,1822)…

Happiness lies in counting blessings

Happiness lies in counting blessings

03-09-2012 

Figure out your blessings.Recall the several things,small and big,you’re grateful for.Once you do this you will bring cheers in your life.

No joke,new research shows that people keeping a gratitude diary sleep better and have more good…

Coconut oil is sweet or sour?

Coconut oil is sweet or sour?

03-09-2012 

Nutritionists have historically lumped coconut oil into the same category as cream, butter, and lard—namely, “off-limits”—because it consists largely of saturated fat, the kind linked to a higher risk of heart disease.

Study Ionosphere to detect Tsunami

Study Ionosphere to detect Tsunami

31-08-2012 

Every body knows that Tsunami can cause disaster.So much so that many defective devises developed to detect it in advance were in use causing false warnings.Now a team led by Philippe Lognonne of the Institute de Physique du Globe in Paris showed…

Autographing E-books

Autographing E-books

30-08-2012 

With more people around the world gradually turning towards e-books; and as Kindles,iPads,Nooks and PCs are becoming the latest reading platforms, authors signing e-books on a large scale is an event that is a stone’s throw away in a broad technological…