Category: This Day in History

‘Scots not sure about independence’

‘Scots not sure about independence’

A recent report shows that a large number of Scottish voters are still unsure about the outcome of Scottish independence, Press TV reports.  According to a report published by the Economic and Social Research Council entitled Risk and Attitudes to Constitutional Change, 70 percent of Scottish voters believe neither campaign can accurately estimate the consequences [&hellip

US launches high-res photo satellite

US launches high-res photo satellite

The United States has launched into space a surveillance satellite capable of capturing images of objects only one foot (30 centimeters) across. Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe owns and operates the Worldview-3 satellite, which was flown into space on board an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California’s Central Coast on Wednesday. The project [&hellip

‘Amazon fish turns threatened species’

‘Amazon fish turns threatened species’

Overfishing has turned the Amazon River’s largest fish into threatened species, scientists have found out. An international team of scientists has discovered that the arapaima, which can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh upwards of 400 pounds, have gone missing from many parts of the river. The aquatic creature has, consequently, been [&hellip

Study offers infant’s brain new mapping

Study offers infant’s brain new mapping

A group of researchers have demonstrated a novel map to measuring early brain development of infants from birth to three months. The research conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii by using advanced scanning techniques could unveil the growth speed of infant’s brain. The [&hellip

More light in office benefits workers

More light in office benefits workers

A new study has indicated that more natural light exposure in the workplace could benefit the workers’ mood and metabolism. Exposure to natural light at the office boosts the employees’ health through positive and powerful effects on mood, alertness and sleep quality, shows the study carried out by the researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the [&hellip

Starch diet may avert cancer risk

Starch diet may avert cancer risk

A new research suggests that resistant starch diet may help reduce colorectal cancer risk related to a high red meat diet. The study conducted by the Australian researchers say consumption of resistant starch through acting like a fiber can cut colorectal cancer risk associated with a high red meat diet. “Red meat and resistant starch [&hellip

World to face water shortage by 2014

World to face water shortage by 2014

Vast study carried out at several world’s research centers has warned that many areas of the world will no longer have access to clean drinking water by 2040. Focused on four different case studies in France, the United States, China and India, three years of research unveiled that the world population will experience severe water [&hellip

NASA plans to make oxygen on Mars

NASA plans to make oxygen on Mars

A US space agency Mars rover that would launch in 2020 is to carry a device that will turn carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere into oxygen. The oxygen thus created could then be used to make rocket fuel and for future astronauts to breathe, according to Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration [&hellip

Study ties brain spot to depression

Study ties brain spot to depression

Scientists have uncovered a very tiny structure in the brain that plays a key role in signaling of an unpleasant event is likely to be. The pea-sized spot brain hub (less than 3mm in diameter) triggers how humans predict, learn from and respond to nasty experiences, according to the report published in the journal PNAS. [&hellip

Brain cells can help reduce food intake

Brain cells can help reduce food intake

Scientists during an animal study have found that brain nerve cells could suppress appetite through controlling over-eating. The nerve cells in the brain act as a central switchboard, combining and relaying many different messages in the brain to put the brakes on a desire to eat. Researchers from the California Institute of Technology by using [&hellip