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Fullerene

A fullerene is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes. Spherical fullerenes, also referred to as Buckminsterfullerenes or buckyballs, resemble the ...
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Octopus-Circulatory system

Octopuses have a closed circulatory system, where the blood remains inside blood vessels. Octopuses have three hearts; a systemic heart that ...
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Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

Influenza A (H1N1) virus is the subtype of influenza A virus that was the most common cause of human influenza (flu) in 2009, and is ...
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Lizard-Tail Autotomy

Why does the tail of a lizard move even after it is cut off from the body? The voluntary shedding ...
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Drosophila pseudoobscura

University of Sheffield researchers have established in a recent study that male fruit flies evolve to sing high-tempo songs when ...
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Qwikipedia

What is Qwikipedia? Ever been on Wikipedia to look up an article? More often than not, we start with one ...
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A novel antibiotic — lugdunin

A novel antibiotic — lugdunin — produced by a bacterium found inside the human nose has been found to kill ...
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Gravitational waves Explained

What are gravitational waves?  Gravitational waves are small ripples in space-time that are believed to travel across the universe at ...
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S. Chandrasekhar

Google Doodle celebrated the 107th birthday of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the first astrophysicist to have won a Nobel Prize for his ...
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Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms or SNPs

Quick Read: A study of nearly 300 people living in different parts of India found that nine single-base variants (single-nucleotide ...
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U.S. approves second gene therapy for blood cancer

In News: U.S. regulators approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults ...
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New species of large gecko discovered from Eastern Ghats

Geckos or house lizards usually evoke in us varying degrees of disdain. But a team of scientists’ fascination for these ...
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Winged beauties start seasonal migration in Western Ghats

Providing fresh hopes to butterfly enthusiasts in the State, the seasonal butterfly migration began in the eastern slopes of the ...
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Primate ancestors were nimble acrobats

Primate ancestors were high-flying acrobats as they mastered the task of leaping through the trees, a 52-million-year-old ankle bone fossil ...
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What’s interesting about neutron stars merging?

The discovery On August 17, this year, the LIGO and VIRGO detectors picked up another disturbance due to a gravitational ...
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Waterwheel Plants

Researchers have found a large number of an endangered species known as waterwheel plants, in a wetland in China's Heilongjiang ...
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Dampa Tiger Reserve

Mizoram's Dampa Tiger Reserve now holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia. The ...
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Sawfish more threatened than tigers

The sawfish, included in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 enacted to save them from exploitation, have ...
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Uniform Civil Code debate, and the significance of the citizens’ intervention

A diverse group of eight Indian citizens submitted a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code to the Chairman of the Law ...
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Must Read News Articles-October-18

Making the Internet disappear Gone girl Rohingya crisis worse than Syria’s, says UN Possibilities amidst flux in South Asia The right ...
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