R. Siva Kumar

Doctor with patients

Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment Help Elderly Patients

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2016 05:28 PM EDT

Older adults can gain from intensive blood pressure treatment that brings down systolic blood pressure below the current medical guidelines, says a new study.

Healthy lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyles Can Halve Cancer Deaths Among Whites In The US: Study

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2016 05:28 PM EDT

A healthy lifestyle pattern can bring down 20 to 40 percent of U.S. cancer cases and almost half of cancer deaths among whites, says a new study.

Man-eating crocodile

Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles In Florida Might Populate Everglades: Warning

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2016 05:27 PM EDT

Three man-eating Nile crocodiles in Miami have been confirmed by scientists, who warn that successful reproduction may lead to an Everglades population.

Oklahoma

Performing Abortions In Oklahoma To Become A Felony: New Bill

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2016 05:27 PM EDT

A new bill passed by both chambers of the Oklahoma legislature would make it a 'felony' for a doctor to perform an abortion.

nose

Scientists Locate Genes Behind Width And 'Pointiness' Of Human Nose

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2016 05:27 PM EDT

University of College London researchers have pinpointed the four genes that are mainly behind the shape of the human nose, especially its width and "pointiness."

Google patent

Google's Patented 'Flypaper' In Self-Driving Cars Can Increase Pedestrian Safety

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2016 05:26 PM EDT

An adhesive placed on windshields of self-driving cars can ensure that pedestrians would be safer. It has been patented by Google.

Giraffes

How Did The Giraffe Stick Its Long Neck Out Forever?

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:42 PM EDT

Scientists find that the tallest mammals evolved their longest necks due to fights with their strong competitor mates.

Alien life

Alien Intelligence Workshop Will Study Evolution And Behavior Of Extraterrestrial Life

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:42 PM EDT

An intelligence workshop was held on Wednesday to study the most effective ways of reaching out and communicating with extraterrestrial civilizations.

Robobees

Video: RoboBees Can Land And Perch On Surfaces With Static Electricity

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:42 PM EDT

RoboBees or flying microrobots that mimic real bees and use static electricity to perch on surfaces have been created by scientists.

Adult ADHD

'Late-Onset' ADHD Appears In Adulthood: Study

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:42 PM EDT

A new study from King's College London researchers finds that the possibility of "late-onset" ADHD is not clear until adulthood.

Ice cap climate

Antarctic Snowfall May Not Limit Sea-Level Rise Or Global Warming

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:42 PM EDT

Scientists question climate models that indicate that snowfall over Antarctica can limit sea-level rise and global warming.

Spider-Man

Marvel Movie Plot Details Of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Have Reportedly 'Leaked'

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:42 PM EDT

It is rumoured that Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" has filtered out online.

Tsunami

Mars: Huge Tsunamis Hit The Red Planet Billions Of Years Ago

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:41 PM EDT

Mars was hit by two ancient massive tsunamis billions of years ago, say Cornell University researchers. The stormy impact suggests that there were cold, salty oceans on the planet.

Mars

Mars Will Loom Large And Near This Month

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:41 PM EDT

Mars will come closest to the earth in a decade this month. It will offer sky-watchers a celestial show from dusk to dawn beginning this week, said NASA on Thursday.

Trees at sunrise

Trees Sleep Like Humans In Day-Night Cycles: Study

By R. Siva Kumar - May 20, 2016 01:41 PM EDT

With an infrared laser scanner, scientists from Austria, Finland and Hungary understood the day-night cycle of trees and showed that like humans, trees sleep at night.

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