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People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

San Francisco, Jan 18 People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study.

A third of adults with asthma may not have it

Washington, Jan 18 As many as one third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, according to a Canadian study.

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a moth specie!

New York, Jan 18 Scientists have named a species of moth after President-elect Donald Trump, days before he is to assume the office as the 45th President of the US.

NASA eyes Russian Soyuz trips to send crew to ISS

New York, Jan 18 NASA is considering to acquire two seats on the Russian Soyuz spacecrafts to transport crews for missions in 2017 and 2018 to the International Space Station (ISS), media reported.

Diamonds in Nagaland? Very likely, say scientists

Bengaluru, Jan 18 The northeastern border state of Nagaland, recently projected by a geologist as a promising place to prospect for gold, may be springing another glittering surprise.

Decoded What causes vision deterioration in astronauts

New York, Jan 18 Vision deterioration in astronauts is likely owing to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure, say scientists, adding that using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem.

Bengaluru’s hi-tech planetarium reopens for viewing cosmos

Bengaluru, Jan 17 The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium reopened here on Tuesday with a hybrid projector system for a breath-taking view of the universe.

‘Black hole man of India’ C.V. Vishveshwara dead

KolkataBengaluru, Jan 17 Veteran scientist C.V. Vishveshwara, known as a pioneer in black hole research in India, has died, researchers associated with LIGO said on Tuesday.

China to launch satellite for predicting earthquakes

Beijing, Jan 17 China will launch a satellite this year to gather electromagnetic data which may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes.

LIGO India likely to be commissioned in 2024

Kolkata, Jan 17 The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe, an official of the international collaboration said here on Tuesday.

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