Study: Tiny population of neurons may have big role in depression

Scientists from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University claim that a tiny population of neurons known to be important to appetite appear to also have a significant role in depression that results from unpredictable, chronic stress. Scientists report the first evidence that not short-term stress, like a series of tough college exams, […]

Nanoparticle gel creation may unite oil, water in manufacturing-friendly approach

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Delaware have claimed a gel made with the addition of the right nanoparticles can mix oil and water to create immiscible fluids with uses ranging from batteries to water filters and tint-changing smart windows. As described in a new Nature Communications paper, the new […]

Post-Covid digital economy must include persons with disabilities: ILO

Advances in the digital economy significantly accelerated by Covid-19 pandemic are creating unprecedented opportunities to build a more inclusive world of work for the more than one billion people with disabilities globally, according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). However, digital barriers also threaten to aggravate existing inequalities and exclusion unless they are countered with […]

NASA offers opportunity to engage with Mars Perseverance Rover landing

American independent space agency, NASA has announced on Thursday that to discuss events surrounding the landing of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, it will host virtual news briefings, live shows, and activities in the week of February 15. NASA announced the viewing guide for the landing of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on […]

Big B looks dapper in black, pens lines from father Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s ‘Madhushala’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan treated his fans to a debonair picture of himself on Friday and shared some lines from his late father and poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s renowned book ‘Madhushala’. Big B, who is busy shooting for his upcoming film ‘Mayday’ in Mumbai posted a dashing picture of himself on his social […]

4 Pakistani soldiers, 4 terrorists killed in clash in South Waziristan

At least four Pakistani soldiers have been killed after terrorists opened fire on a security post in South Waziristan’s Makeen, the military said on Friday. The attack took place late on Thursday. In a statement, Pakistan’s Army media affairs wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said troops responded promptly and killed four terrorists. “During the exchange of […]

Lake formed near Raini village in Joshimath being monitored: Uttarakhand CM

A lake that has formed near Raini village in Joshimath after the glacier burst that caused massive destruction in the state is being monitored, said Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday. “We’ve information about a lake that has been formed near Raini village in Joshimath. The lake is being monitored through satellites. Right now, we […]

Flipkart to boost growth of small-scale businesses in Maharashtra

E-commerce marketplace Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding with Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (MSSIDC) and Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board (MSKVIB) to bring local artisans, weavers, craftsmen and SMBs into the e-commerce fold. Flipkart said the partnership will enable them to showcase their hallmark products like khadi, paithani sarees, wooden toys, […]