New York, Feb 6 - Include omega-3 fatty acids in your daily diet if you want a better developed brain.
In a study conducted on monkeys with highly connected and well organised neural networks similar to humans, researchers found that monkeys that ate a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids had more developed brains than those who had a diet deficient in the fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids for the human body.
But while they are needed for human health, the body can't make them - it has to get them through food.
New York, Feb 6 - Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp. (UDC) for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy released new evidence Wednesday that demonstrates the company's "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal, India".
Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site, claiming that its former Indian subsidiary bears sole responsibility.
New York, Feb 4 - If you are pregnant and have common cold, it may put your child at risk of having asthma, warns a study.
The more frequently a woman catches common cold and viral infections during pregnancy, the higher the risk of her baby having asthma, it added.
A mother's infections and bacterial exposure during pregnancy affect the environment in the uterus, thus increasing a baby's risk of developing allergy and asthma in childhood.
New York, Feb 4 - Indian American community in Jackson Heights and broader Queens area of New York has honoured Joe Crowley, Democratic member of the US House of Representatives for his efforts on behalf of the community.
During the event in Queens, New York last week, Crowley, vice chair of the Democratic Caucus was recognized for his successful efforts to convince the federal government to begin collecting data on hate crimes committed against Sikh-Americans and Hindu-Americans.
New York, Feb 4 - Feeling tired at school or work place? Write to the management to fix blue light in the premises as it increases alertness and performance levels even during daytime.
Researchers have found that blue light exposure may be a counter-measure for fatigue - during the day and night.
“While alertness in night workers has obvious safety benefits, day shift workers may also benefit from better quality lighting that would not only help them see better but also make them more alert,” said Steven Lockley, neuroscientist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts.
New York, Feb. 3 : A new book is has laid bare some of the facets of the controversial plan to bring Nazi scientists to US.
' Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America' author Annie Jacobsen used newly released documents, court transcripts, and family-held archives to give the fullest accounting yet of the plan - one shared by the British, the French, and the Russians, all of whom enlisted and embraced top Nazis, the New York Post reported.
New York, Feb 3 : A relationship expert has listed out some things help in making a marriage a happy one.
Relationship expert Ty Tashiro has said that the more traits that one picks above the average, the lower the statistical odds would be that they'll find a match.
He said that if there is a room of 100 men, and if one chooses mediocrity - trifecta of average income, looks and height - one will have, statistically, only 13 suitors, and when the criteria is increased to an attractive man at least
6-feet tall who makes 87,000 dollars, there is only one person left out of the 100.
New York, Feb 3 - What mechanism allows two brain regions to communicate when they need to cooperate yet avoid interfering with one another when they must work alone? The puzzle is now solved, thanks to an Indian-American scientist.
A team led by Stanford electrical engineering professor Krishna Shenoy has revealed a previously unknown process that helps two brain regions cooperate when joint action is required to perform a task.
New York, Feb 1 : The family and friends of an Indian-origin man in California, who was killed in a police firing, gathered at a candlelight vigil in his memory.
Parminder Singh Shergill, a 43 year-old army veteran, was shot and killed by two police officers Jan 25 at Lodi in San Joaquin county, California, after he allegedly charged at two veteran officers with a knife.
The candlelight vigil was held at the Deshmesh Darbar Sikh temple in south Lodi Friday, media reported.
Friends said Parminder suffered an episode of post-traumatic stress, and a family member called police.
New York, February 1 : Michelle Obama has admitted that she can't get enough of the hit ABC drama ' Scandal' and loves Kerry Washington's role as Olivia Pope.
During a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the First Lady revealed that she is hooked onto the Washington, D. C based hit show, the New York Daily News reported.
She added that she first started watching the series, which revolves around the 37-year-old American actress, who plays a professional fixer, and her affair with the President of the United Sates, while on a long flight to Hawaii . (ANI)
New York, Feb 1 - If your kid has a strong emotional attachment with pets, be sure she would grow to become a better and sensitive human being.
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, says new research.
“Our findings suggest that it may not be whether an animal is present in an individual’s life that is most significant but rather the quality of that relationship,” said Megan Mueller, a developmental psychologist and research assistant professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
“The young adults who had strong attachment to pets reported feeling more connected to their communities and relationships,” added Mueller.
New York, Jan 31 : Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has launched a new book, "Return to the Rivers - Recipes and Memories of The Himalayan River Valleys", offering a gastronomic tour of the wonders of international cuisines.
Co-authored with Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn and with a foreword by the Dalai Lama, the 444 page book published by Lake Isle Press, was launched at a media event here Tuesday at Junoon Restaurant.
New York, Jan 31 - Non smokers beware! Frequently visiting smoking areas in houses, apartments, offices and hotels is just as deadly as first-hand or second-hand smoke, shows research.
Third-hand smoke is a potential health threat to children, spouses of smokers and workers in environments where smoking is allowed, it warned.
“We studied on mice the effects of third-hand smoke on several organ systems under conditions that simulated third-hand smoke exposure of humans,” said Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at the University of California, Riverside.
New York, Jan 31 - What about a device that can help people hear someone talking but they themselves cannot be heard. Here comes one.
A team of researchers at University of Texas (UT) has built the first-ever circulator for sound - a one-way road for sound.
Called an acoustic circulator, the device creates one-way communication and can be a game changer for the spying industry.
The fundamental symmetry with which acoustic waves travel through air between two points in space can be broken by a compact and simple device.
“Using the proposed concept, we were able to create one-way communication for sound traveling through air,” said Andrea Alù, associate professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at University of Texas in Austin.
New York, Jan 30 - Gurpreet Singh, an assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University in the US, has made a breakthrough in developing cheaper sodium ion batteries in the future.
Singh and his team have demonstrated that a composite paper - made of molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets - can work both as an active material to efficiently store sodium atoms and a flexible current collector.
The composite paper can be used as a negative electrode in sodium-ion batteries - a boon for flexible batteries and supercapacitors.
In contrast to lithium, sodium supplies are essentially unlimited and the batteries are expected to be a lot cheaper.
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