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6 Feet Distance May Not Be Enough To Prevent Virus Spread Indoors: Study

6 Feet Distance May Not Be Enough To Prevent Virus Spread Indoors: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 15, 2021, Washington

Physical distancing of two metres - about six and a half feet - may not be enough to sufficiently prevent transmission of virus-carrying airborne aerosols indoors, according to a study.

Scientists Unravel Mystery Behind Odisha's Rare, Endemic 'Black Tigers'

Scientists Unravel Mystery Behind Odisha's Rare, Endemic 'Black Tigers'

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 14, 2021, New Delhi

The enduring mystery behind the 'black tigers' of Similipal in Odisha may finally have been resolved with researchers identifying a single mutation in a gene that causes their distinctive stripes to broaden and spread into their tawny pelt.

NASA's $10 Billion Space Telescope To Launch In December

NASA's $10 Billion Space Telescope To Launch In December

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 08, 2021, Washington

The James Webb Space Telescope, which astronomers hope will herald a new era of discovery, will launch on December 18, NASA said Wednesday.

Animals "Shape-Shifting" To Adapt To Climate Change, New Study Shows

Animals "Shape-Shifting" To Adapt To Climate Change, New Study Shows

Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 08, 2021, Paris

Some animals are "shape-shifting" and have developed bigger tails, beaks and ears to regulate their body temperatures as the planet warms, according to a new study.

Northwest, Central, South-Central India New Heatwave Hotspots, Says Study

Northwest, Central, South-Central India New Heatwave Hotspots, Says Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 07, 2021, New Delhi

Northwestern, central and south-central India are new hotspots of intense heatwave over the past 50 years, a study has said.

"I've Got It," Says NASA After Mars Rover Collects Its First Rock Sample

"I've Got It," Says NASA After Mars Rover Collects Its First Rock Sample

Agence France-Presse | Monday September 06, 2021, Washington

NASA confirmed Monday that its Perseverance Mars rover succeeded in collecting its first rock sample for scientists to pore over when a future mission eventually brings it back to Earth.

Robots To Patrol Singapore Streets To Detect Bad Social Behaviour

Robots To Patrol Singapore Streets To Detect Bad Social Behaviour

Reuters | Monday September 06, 2021, Singapore

Singapore has started trials of robots to patrol public areas and deter poor social behaviour, in its latest effort to further augment its strong portfolio of surveillance tools.

NASA Believes Mars Rover Succeeded In Taking Rock Sample

NASA Believes Mars Rover Succeeded In Taking Rock Sample

Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 04, 2021, Washington

NASA's Perseverance rover succeeded in its second attempt to scoop up a piece of Martian rock for future analysis by scientists on Earth -- probably.

MMR, Tdap Vaccines Linked With Increased Protection Against Severe COVID-19: Study

MMR, Tdap Vaccines Linked With Increased Protection Against Severe COVID-19: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 01, 2021, Washington

The Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) vaccines have been associated with increased protection against COVID-19 and reduction in severity of the disease, according to a study.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Combo Cuts Hospitalisation Among High-Risk Covid Patients: Study

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Combo Cuts Hospitalisation Among High-Risk Covid Patients: Study

Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2021, Washington

A combination of 2 monoclonal antibody treatments keeps high-risk Covid patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate disease, according to an observational study published in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine journal.

COVID-19 Has More Blood Clot Threat Than Vaccines, Says UK Study: Report

COVID-19 Has More Blood Clot Threat Than Vaccines, Says UK Study: Report

Press Trust of India | Friday August 27, 2021, London

A coronavirus infection presents a much higher risk of developing a blood clot than the first dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, a large study led by the University of Oxford said on Friday.

Indian Researchers Spot Rare Triple Black Hole System In Nearby Universe

Indian Researchers Spot Rare Triple Black Hole System In Nearby Universe

Edited by Shatabdi Chowdhury | Friday August 27, 2021, New Delhi

In a rare occurrence, a merger of three supermassive black holes from as many galaxies in our nearby universe was spotted by a team of Indian researchers, said the Ministry of Science and Technology.

India, UK COVID-19 Study Sets Guinness World Record: Report

India, UK COVID-19 Study Sets Guinness World Record: Report

Press Trust of India | Thursday August 26, 2021, London

A Covid study led by UK experts and conducted at Indian hospitals among others around the world has been awarded the 'Guinness World Records' title for the world's largest scientific collaboration, involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.

COVID-19 Most Transmissible 2 Days Before, 3 Days After Symptoms Appear: Study

COVID-19 Most Transmissible 2 Days Before, 3 Days After Symptoms Appear: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday August 26, 2021, Beijing

People infected with theS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, are most contagious two days before, and three days after they develop symptoms, according to a study conducted in China.

Breast Milk Of Vaccinated Mothers Contains Antibodies That Fight COVID-19: Study

Breast Milk Of Vaccinated Mothers Contains Antibodies That Fight COVID-19: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 25, 2021, Washington

The breast milk of nursing mothers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to a study.