Sandipan Talukdar
Coronavirus COVID -19 is now a Pandemic: Exponential growth rate of Coronavirus Dangerous

The SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, has infected over 1,18,000 people around the globe and killed more than 4,000

COVID-19 COVID-19: WHO-China joint mission says China’s handling of the disease is historic

The mission observed that other affected countries should increase their level of preparedness and take cues from how China has managed to tackle the virus

AI in gene expression Artificial Intelligence is being used to find disease-related genes

“We have for the first time used deep learning to find disease-related genes. This is a very powerful method in the analysis of huge amounts of biological information, or ‘big data’,” said Sanjiv Dwivedi, first author of the newly published research

Corona virus Scientists Condemn Rumors about Origin of Coronavirus in China

Scientists from several countries, engaged in extensive study of SARS-CoV-2 in the virology lab in Wuhan, have concluded that the coronavirus originated in wildlife, says a statement published in Lancet.

NASA New Horizon What NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals about most distant object ever it has visited

The distant object is known as Arrokoth, and is a peanut-shaped, ultra-red object. Arrokoth sits in the trans Pluto region, some 1 billion miles from the Pluto in the Kuiper belt

Ghost Population’ of archaic humans. ‘Ghost population’ of archaic humans found in modern day genes of people in West Africa

A new study published in Science Advances has found that in a few populations in West Africa, like the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Mende of Sierra Leone, some of their DNA contained variants that are not found in other living human populations.

Chinese scientist behind genetically engineered babies jailed for 3 years

He Jiankui’s work sparked wide-scale controversy among the scientific communities across the world. The main concern was that of ethics

Earth’s forests could be 385 million years old

In an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York, scientists have discovered the oldest forest — the fossilized woody roots of dozens of ancient trees

Human DNA extracted from 5,700-year-old chewing gum

Researchers have extracted human DNA from a 5,700-year-old chewed wad of pitch from Denmark. They were also able to decipher that the genome belonged to a woman and also could determine that she probably had blue eyes, dark skin and dark hair

Overweight malnutrition Global food system changes led to overweight-malnutrition in low and moderate income countries

Ae Lancet report showed that more than one-third of the low and middle income countries are suffering from overlapping form of malnutrition – 45 out of 123 countries in the 1990s and 48 out of 126 countries in the 2010s

Greenland Ice sheets Greenland’s ice sheet melting 7 times faster than in 1990s

The sea level rises are likely to reach 67 centimeters by 2100, which is about 7 centimeter more than the previous prediction of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

LB1 black hole Discovery of giant black hole in the Milky Way poses new challenges

The black hole, named LB1, is estimated to have a mass 70 times that of the sun, and sits at a distance of 13,800 light years from the Earth

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