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Research leverages big data to predict severe weather

Research leverage

Summary:Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research has found a way to better predict some of these threats by harnessing the power of big data.

Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn… Read More

How to reduce shockwaves in quantum beam experiments

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The tiny cone-shaped “skimmers” used in experiments looking for exotic chemical-quantum phenomena resemble the intake mechanisms of aircraft engines, and they perform similar functions: Each directs the flow of gas — the engine intake controls the supply of air for burning fuel, and the “skimmer” creates beams of cold… Read More

Study finds that Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch

cancer-fighting punch

Summary:Ontario-grown red onions are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells compared to other types of onions, reports a new study. This is because of the onions’ high levels of quercetin and anthocyanin. As part of this project, the researchers are also the first to develop a non-toxic way to extract quercetin from onions making… Read More

Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves

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Summary:An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it’s enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess of 100 people in India, according to researchers.

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious,… Read More

Research suggests major flaws in US drugs with accelerated approval

Major flaws

Summary:Major flaws have been identified in the fast tracking of some drugs available to the American public without any stringent clinical evidence of their benefits.

A new study published today has exposed major flaws in the fast tracking of some drugs available to the American public without any stringent clinical evidence of their benefits.

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Study says Risk for binge drinking differs by ethnicities, income & changes with age

Risk ethnicities

Summary:There are differing risks for binge drinking based on race, income and age, say researchers. African-Americans are generally at low risk for binge drinking, but that risk increases disproportionately with age among African-Americans who are poor.

A new study led by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis assistant professor of psychology… Read More

Flight fares drop owing to Airline monsoon sales

Flight Fares Drop

With the monsoons right around the corner, most airlines such as Jet Airways, Air Asia, etc. have announced their monsoon sales. Owing to this, flight fares are at an all time low, making it the best time for travellers to plan their vacation for the coming months. One can quite easily book flights by Indigo and GoAir starting at Rs.800 and by SpiceJet & Jet … Read More

Centenarians have lower incidence of chronic illness

Centenarians

Summary:Researchers studied the life and health span of a group of centenarian World War II veterans at the VA medical center in Washington, D.C.

Centenarians have a lower incidence of chronic illness than those in their 80s and 90s, according to research from the George Washington University (GW).

The centenarian population is one of the fastest growing

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Measuring the human impact of weather

weather

Summary:The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address… Read More

Colon cancer recurrence nearly cut in half in people who eat nuts

colon cancer

Summary:Something as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in the long-term survival of patients with colon cancer, a new study concludes.

“Basic healthy eating can often be overlooked during cancer treatment. This study shows that something as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in a patient’s long-term survival,”… Read More

Tshirt that monitors the breathing rate in real time

Researchers create a T-shirt that monitors

Summary:Researchers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer’s respiratory rate in real time. This innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothing that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Researchers at Université Laval’s… Read More

Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

Moderate drinking

Summary:Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner — or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol — will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That’s the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Many people… Read More