Shift towards western diets may exacerbate global warming

Washington : A new study has suggested that the current trend of food production i.e. shift towards meat-heavy Western diets might reach the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050. The study showed that increased deforestation, [...]

Antarctica melt reason behind rise in sea-level

Washington : A new study has revealed that that fresh water from melting glaciers is the reason behind rise in the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica. The study conducted by the University of Southampton explored that the sea-level around [...]

New `biodiversity metric` developed to study climate change influence

Washington : Scientists have come up with a new biodiversity metric called phylogeographic endemism, to understand the influence of recurring climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years on current patterns of genetic diversity. A team of researchers [...]

New DNA study explores history of Arctic’s earliest people

Washington : A new research has explored the DNA of current and former people of Greenland, Arctic Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Siberia showing that a variety of cultures survived the harsh climate for thousands of years. The study [...]

Lack of sanitation having ”staggering” effect on lives of 2.5 billion people: UN

London : UN deputy secretary general, Jan Eliasson, said that lack of progress on sanitation and failure to end open defecation is taking its toll on the lives of nearly 2.5 billion people. Eliasson said that lack of toilets was having a staggering [...]

Way to detect tiny particles in exoplanet atmospheres found

Washington : A new study has found the method of identifying and measuring particles that are 10 times smaller than the width of a human hair, in exoplanet atmospheres. Researcher Adrian Brown said that the effect was related to a familiar phenomenon [...]

Flapping baby birds reveal origin of first flight

Washington : A new study has revealed a piece of evidence about the origin of flight among earliest birds suggesting that birds had an innate ability to maneuver in midair that helped their ancestors learn to fly. Researchers from University [...]

Why it’s tough to learn things revealed

Washington : A new study has discovered why learning tasks can be easier said than done. Neural engineers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint program between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, [...]

`Walking fish` unveil mystery of human evolution on land 400m yrs ago

Washington : A new study has explained how ‘walking fishes’ walked on land and helped humans evolve about 400 million years ago. Researchers at McGill University, turned to a living fish, called Polypterus, an African fish that can breathe [...]

New `thermostat` gene may help create drought-resistant crops

Washington : In a new study scientists have come across a gene that is similar to thermostat and could help them engineer drought-resistant crops. According to the researchers of Duke University, the gene, called OSCA1, encodes a protein in [...]

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