Fruits and vegetables may help lower BP

​New York, April 6 (IANS) Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -- and even drinking coffee -- could be key to lowering blood pressure, new research suggests."Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure, but evidence suggests that increasi...

Your baby's love for superheroes may be innate

​Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Ever wondered why babies love and adore superheroes? It may be because they are born with a sense of justice -- a concept portrayed through the heroic acts of the characters, researchers say.The findings showed that infants, as young as six months old, who can barely talk, are capable of rec...

Common antibiotic may help treat PTSD

​London, April 5 (IANS) A common antibiotic which is used to treat a wide range of diseases, from acne to urinary tract infections, may also help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by suppressing fear memory, suggest results of a trial conducted in a group of health volunteers.PTSD is a term for a broad r...

California beaches could be 'severely damaged' by 2100

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) A group of US scientists have predicted that 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could be severely damaged due to rising sea levels by 2100, a new study has revealed.The study was published online on Wednesday by the American Geophysical Union in their Journal of Geophysical ...

How wrong-way asteroid avoids colliding with Jupiter

Toronto, March 30 (IANS) For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the "wrong" way around the Sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken to avoid collision with Jupiter and with about 6,000 other asteroids sharing the giant planet's space, a study says.The findings published in the journal Nature showed ...

We learn to understand others after age 4

​New York, March 29 (IANS) Researchers have found why at around the age of four children suddenly do what three-year-olds are unable to do -- put themselves in someone else's shoes.This enormous developmental step occurs as a critical fibre connection in the brain matures, according to a study published in the jou...

Pokemon GO helping parents bond with kids: Study

​New York, March 29 (IANS) Parents who regularly play "Pokemon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, says a study.Pokemon GO is a location-based augmented reality game in which players capture fictional ...

150 dinosaur tracks discovered in Australia

Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) A team of palaeontologists has identified 150 tracks from 21 dinosaur species in Australia, the University of Queensland announced on Monday.The discovery includes five different types of predatory dinosaur tracks, at least six types of tracks from long-necked herbivorous sauropods, four ty...

NASA creates mixed reality space station to train astronauts

Washington, March 27 (IANS) NASA has partnered with real-time visualisation platform Epic Games' Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) that can provide an 'out of this world' environment for its astronauts and engineers, a media report said on Monday.Unreal Engine's applications a...

Humans, smartphones often fail to detect morph photos

​London, March 26 (IANS) A group of researchers has demonstrated that both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards.Researchers at the University of York in Britain investigated what the success rate would be like if two ...

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