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  • Why Homo Erectus went extinct?
    SourcesWhy Homo Erectus went extinct?

    Laziness could explain the reason why Homo Erectus -- a species of primitive humans -- went extinct, a new research has shown.

    1 year ago
  • New Zealand to phase out single-use plastic bags
    SourcesNew Zealand to phase out single-use plastic bags

    New Zealand announced on Friday that it will phase out plastic shopping bags over the next year to protect the environment and its reputation as a clean, green country.

    1 year ago
  • Technology allows flexibility in learning, creates collaborative work environment (Comment)
    SourcesTechnology allows flexibility in learning, creates collaborative work environment (Comment)

    India seems to be in a space where technology is a big favourite. Digital marketing and digital automation are among the top-searched words. This is making organisations look for and adapt smart technology-aided training interventions to rationalise training costs while enhancing effectiveness and saving time.

    1 year ago
  • Sundarbans forest in danger says UN expert, advises Bangladesh govt to take action
    EnvironmentSundarbans forest in danger says UN expert, advises Bangladesh govt to take action

    The Sundarbans mangrove forest which is one of the largest contiguous forests in the world is under threat by "heedless industrialisation”, according to a UN rights expert. Situated in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers, the forest is home to several endangered species. But concerning the growing threat on this UNESCO World Heritage Centre, UN has recommended Government of Bangladesh to halt the industrialisation process, as of now.

    1 year ago
  • 42,000 year old frozen worms come back to life
    Environment42,000 year old frozen worms come back to life

    In a surprising experiment conducted by scientists, a sample of microscopic worms that were suspended in a deep freeze in Siberia for 42,000 years have come back to life after being defrosted.

    1 year ago
  • Leech gut bacteria tells about drug resistance, says study
    Science NewsLeech gut bacteria tells about drug resistance, says study

    Ever wondered that the blood sucker ‘Leech’ can actually heal you? Yes, a recent development claims that there are certain leeches which sucks up blood and secrete anticoagulants, aiding tissue growth. These creatures are approved for medical use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help patients heal from reconstructive surgery.

    1 year ago
  • CBSE opens 80 lakh digital lockers for class 10, 12 students
    Education NewsCBSE opens 80 lakh digital lockers for class 10, 12 students

    In an attempt to contribute towards green environment, CBSE, finally became digital with the board exam marks sheets. The country’s largest education board has opened approximately 80 lakh digital lockers for Class 10 and Class 12 students. Digital lockers is a pathway to provide signed marks sheets, migration certificates and pass certificates to the board students. This new change will possibly reduce the use of papers and will save thousands of trees from being cut down for making papers.

    1 year ago
  • New genetic test can predict children's success
    Science NewsNew genetic test can predict children's success

    A new international research claims that the success of a person can be determined by looking at genetics. Health experts from the U.S., U.K. and New Zealand have undertaken test of genetics of over 20,000 people and then followed their lives as per the test. Besides following the participants, the scientists studied over 1 million years of life from birth to late life.

    1 year ago
  •  Plastic eating bacteria discovered by student could solve global pollution problem
    Environment Plastic eating bacteria discovered by student could solve global pollution problem

    When several cities globally have begun banning the use of plastic bags, a biology student at Reed College in Oregon, Morgan Vague have found a bacteria that can eat plastic and break it down into harmless by-products. This new discovery could possibly solve the global pollution crises.

    1 year ago
  • Flight attendants more prone to cancer, says Harvard study
    HealthFlight attendants more prone to cancer, says Harvard study

    Flight attendants, also known as cabin crew, are at a greater risk of getting cancer than rest of the people, said a study.

    1 year ago