Sandipan Talukdar
Each city has a unique fingerprint of microorganisms: Global study

The research identified new viruses and bacteria and found that each city has a unique fingerprint of the microbial world within it

Neutralising antibodies can be marker of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

A new research shows that even a small quantity of the neutralising antibodies indicates a strong efficacy of the vaccine

What preserved human tissue from World War I reveals about 1918 flu pandemic

Researchers were able to decipher changes to the virus that happened between the first and second waves of the epidemic over 100 years ago

Stone structures found in Saudi Arabia predate Pyramids and Stonehenge

These structures named mustatil, the Arabic word for rectangle, are more than 7,000 years old. Over 1000 mustatil structures exist in an area of 200,000 square kilometers

COVID-19 vaccine: Cuba hopeful about indigenous vaccine in Phase 3 trial

In previous trials, the Soberana 02 vaccine candidate generated antibody response in about 80% of the people who were administered two doses

2I/Borisov, the first interstellar comet to have visited our solar system

Comets like 2I/Borisov, which have not passed close to the sun, are of special interest because the material they are made up of is the same as when the solar system had been formed

Disease outbreaks increase with deforestation, new study finds

The study says that monoculture plantations are also likely to increase infectious disease outbreaks. Changes in land use are a significant factor in the emergence of infectious diseases caused by zoonotic viruses

Abel Prize 2021 awarded for enriching link between mathematics and computer science

László Lovász and Avi Wigderson have been awarded for helping develop the field of computational complexity that mainly studies the speed and efficiency of computer algorithms

A weakening Gulf Steam could bring about extreme weather conditions

If the Gulf Stream crosses its tipping point, it will continue to weaken even if we have managed to stop global warming, says the author of a study that appeared in Nature

Research shows humans began consuming milk even before evolving to digest it

A study that appeared in the scientific journal Nature shows that people in today’s Kenya and Sudan were consuming milk products at least 6000 years ago

Carbon emission data during pandemic lockdowns provides insights on challenges ahead

Carbon emissions saw a significant dip due to the global lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even this forced decline will be nowhere close to enough to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement

Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever

The rise in temperature in 2020 was recorded despite a fall in global emissions due to the pandemic-induced lockdown and the absence of El Niño, which leads to a rise in temperature, that occurred in 2016

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