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Recognize the scientist: Esther Miriam Zimmer Lederberg

American microbiologist Esther Miriam Zimmer Lederberg (1922 – 2006) discovered the bacterial virus Lambda phage and the bacterial fertility factor F (F plasmid). Esther Lederberg was not given credit for her scientific contribution because of her gender. While her husband, her mentor, and another research partner won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine …

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‘Ray of hope’ as species declared extinct is rediscovered

Every Year earth is going through its 6th mass extinction event, with human activity pushing thousands of species of animals to the brink. But amid the extinction, there are moments of hope when species once thought to have been lost forever are rediscovered decades later. The most recent example is the “lost” Voeltzkow’s chameleon, which …

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For Love Of The Written Word: Passion for Books and Stories

For years, journalist Sheik Sadiq Ali has dabbled in various businesses—a matrimonial bureau, real estate, but his greatest happiness came from the children who rushed over to receive the books he distributed from his pushcart or thopudu bandi in Telugu. As a one-time book-retailer, he realized that many children couldn’t afford books so he decided …

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Tiny ‘breakdancing’ Robot That’s Meant To Go Inside The Human Body Being Developed By Scientists

A tiny robot has been developed by researchers at Northwestern University which intend to go inside the human body to kickstart chemical processes. According to The Engineer, it can use its four legs to pick up chemical cargo and transport it elsewhere — then it “breakdances” to release the chemical and start a reaction. The …

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By Building the Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter, Young girl Turns Her Disability into ‘Superpower

A 14-year-old girl Jordan Reeves has inspired millions of people with her extraordinary “superpower.” The young inventor was born in Columbia, Missouri with a left arm that stopped developing beyond the elbow. Although some people would look at her under-developed limb as just a disability, Jordan used her condition to launch her superhero alter ego. …

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Modern Lives Have a Large Influence From Greek Mythology

Despite 2000 years since the time of the Ancient Greeks, still, Greek Mythology continues to have an influence on how we live today in western society. In our discussions about science, arts, and literature, language, names, and brands references to Greek Mythology can still be found. Thinkers from Ancient Greece also laid the foundations for …

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‘Giant Ice Age Creatures’ depicted by Amazon Rainforest Rock Art

Researchers Say, rock Art Found In The Amazon Rainforest Carries Images Of The Area’s Earliest Inhabitants Living Alongside Giant Ice Age Creatures On the northern edge of the Colombian Amazon thousands of paintings were found on three rock shelters. The excavations took place in 2017 and 2018, but the study is only now being released. …

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The Eight-Day Jewish Festival Of Light, Hanukkah Begins

  Happy Hanukkah!   By lighting the candle on a hanukkiah or menorah, Jewish families worldwide will memorialize the first night of Hanukkah at sundown on 10th December 2020. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights means “Dedication” in Hebrew, is an eight-day celebration observed annually on the 25th day of Kislev — the Jewish calendar’s ninth …

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Is Herodotus the Father of History or the Father of Lies?

One of the trenchancies about Herodotus, the “father of history,” is that his own history is largely unknown. Scholars believe that Herodotus was born in the city of Halicarnassus around 480 B.C.E., but that’s pretty much where the thread elucidates. Somehow, he had the means to travel all around the ancient world conducting research and …

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Marvel celebrates Nurses as health care superheroes with a new Comic

With a new comic book, Marvel Comics and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) say they have collaborated to celebrate real-life health care heroes. It’s been developed with advertising agency Doner. In a year where the coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed everything else, health care workers have emerged as real-life superheroes, risking their own health every day to …

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Paris Games to feature Breakdancing an Olympic sport now as organisers look to attract younger audience

In Paris Olympic Games in 2024, 4 sports have got the green light to be part, and Breakdancing is one of them. IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday, the International Olympic Committee ratified the inclusion of breakdancing along with surfing, skateboarding, and sports climbing. The move from the International Olympic Committee comes at a …

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China Mount Everest is Even Higher Than Thought- Says Nepal And China

  On Tuesday Nepal and China remark, Mount Everest is higher than previously thought, settling a long-running conflict over the height of the world’s tallest peak that straddles their shared border. Kathmandu and Beijing had differed over its exact height but after each sent an expedition of surveyors to the summit they have agreed that …

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Artificial Skin Created by Indian Born Scientist that sense touch and pain

The researcher’s team at RMIT University has developed an electronic artificial skin that mimics the human body’s near-instant feedback response and can also react to the sensations at the same speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. The researchers say that the device is capable of mimicking the body’s quick response to things, and …

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Gitanjali Rao: Indian-American First-Ever TIME ‘Kid Of The Year’

A brilliant young Indian-American scientist and inventor, Gitanjali Rao, has been named the first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’ by TIME magazine for her “astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.” “The world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain that world may feel …

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Australian Scientists Map Millions Of Galaxies, Create A New Atlas

The scientists from Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), have created a new atlas of the universe by mapping millions of galaxies. Experts at the agency have mapped three million galaxies with more details and in a record time of 300 hours, in comparison to previous mappings which have taken years. …

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Priya’s Mask: First Female Superhero Of India Tackles COVID-19

Priya’s Mask is the story of the first Indian female superhero Priya and her faithful flying tiger, Sahas, as they find themselves amid the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 and try to deal with it. This comic book is the latest edition of the Augmented Reality-enabled comic book series featuring the teenage, female superhero. For the …

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