Covid vaccines not detected in breast milk

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New York – Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) analysed the breast milk of seven women after they received the mRNA vaccines — Pfizer and Moderna – and found no trace of the vaccines that are known to inhibit transmission of SARS-CoV2, a virus that causes Covid-19. The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding people be vaccinated, and …

3D soft robotic hand agile enough to play Nintendo

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New York – A team of researchers, led by University of Maryland assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Ryan D Sochol, have developed a 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros, and win too and has integrated fluidic circuits in a single step. Co-first author Joshua Hubbard said: “Previously, each finger of …

Climate change driving intense storms

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London – Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant future increase in the occurrence of slow-moving intense rainstorms. In the study published in journal Geophysical Research Letters, the scientists estimate that these slow-moving storms may be 14 times more frequent across land by the end of the century and have …

New study sheds light on human evolution

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Beijing – A recent study, published in the journal eLife, led by Chinese scientists has shed new light on the origin and evolution of human language. It will help explain the longstanding mystery of human origin by comparing the differences and similarities between humans and other non-human primates in brain structure and function, Xinhua reported. The study says as it …

Relation between pet dogs and last-resort antibiotics

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London – A new research shows dangerous mcr-1 gene, which provides resistance to the last-resort antibiotic colistin, has been found in four healthy humans and two pet dogs. The study raises concerns that pets can act as reservoirs of the gene and so aid the spread of resistance to precious last-line antibiotics, said researchers from the University of Lisbon. They …

Mars Ingenuity helicopter completes flight

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Washington – NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its ninth and “most challenging” flight since it first took off on the Red Planet, US space agency NASA has said adding “#MarsHelicopter pushes its Red Planet limits. The rotorcraft completed its 9th and most challenging flight yet, flying for 166.4 seconds at a speed of 5 m/s. On Flight 9 …

Gravitational waves detected

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New York – A team of computational scientists and researchers has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) framework that allows for accelerated, scalable and reproducible detection of gravitational waves. These AI algorithms would only require an inexpensive graphics processing unit (GPU), like those found in video gaming systems, to process advanced LIGO data faster than real time. The team behind …

25 mega-cities emit 52% of global greenhouse gas

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New Delhi – The top 25 cities accounts for 52 per cent of the total urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. European, Australian and the US cities have much higher per capita emissions than cities in developing countries, a new research covering 167 cities globally has revealed. The study appeared in a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. …

Sharp decline in life expectancy in US since WWII

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Washington – A research published in the journal of the British Medical Association showed Covid-19 pandemic decreased life expectancy in the US by 1.87 years, between 2018 and 2020, a drop not seen since World War II. On average, whereas life expectancy among white Americans decreased by 1.36 years in 2020, it decreased by 3.25 years in Black Americans and …

When did stars come into being?

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London – A new study done by the researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge showed stars formed for the first time 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the universe. They found that the distance of these galaxies away from Earth corresponded to a “look back” time of more than 13 billion …