Henrietta Lacks was just 31 years old when she passed away in October of 1951, succumbing to a short battle with cervical cancer. A poor, African-American tobacco farmer, her life and death was a quiet affair, perhaps most felt by her five young children and the widower she left behind.
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Urbanisation and agricultural intensification alter rainwater draining and soil movement, says a study from IIT Bombay.
Angiosperms, or flowering plants as they are commonly known, dominate the plant kingdom with over a whopping 3.5 lakh species. Unlike the bisexual plants that are predominant, where both the reproductive structures are present in the same flower of the plant, some have the male and female flowers in different plants. Such plants are called dioecious plants, and there are over 15,600 species of them across the world. Many of these plants have been used traditionally as food, medicine and timber for over thousands of years.
Researchers from American university explore the reasons behind urban improvement through the ages.
An international team of scientists study how temperature over India has changed over the span of 7 decades and point of the role of geography in changing temperatures.
Researchers propose a system to enable faster search of satellite images to help in rescue operations.
Study from Nalanda University, Bihar, explores whether the drinking water from bottles is following the standards set by Bureau of Indian Standards and is safe for consumption.
Research from the National Institute of Advanced Studies and University of Cambridge helps us understand better of Macaques live in urban habitats.
IIT Bombay researchers study the effects of poor ventilation on occupants of low-income households
When a disaster strikes, every moment that is saved could help save a few precious lives. Now, a recent study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has proposed a mechanism in which faster, cheaper and personalised response could be provided to the victims during disasters with the use of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs).