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Study: Plants may just be smarter than you think

Study: Plants may just be smarter than you think

As per a latest study by an international team of researchers, appeared in Current Biology this week, plants could be smarter than earlier thought. The researchers analyzed decisions taken by plants when they were present in environments with distinct nutrient levels.

They found that plants demonstrated a remarkable ability to take calculated risks to secure the maximum amount of nutrients.

In a press released, Oxford University’s Alex Kacelnik said that it was the first ever demonstration of an adaptive response to risk in an organism that doesn’t have a nervous system.

Paracetamol painkillers during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of autism

Paracetamol painkillers during pregnancy may lead to increased risk of autism

A research is warning pregnant women against taking paracetamol painkillers as there is likelihood for these medications to increase risk of developing autism in babies born to those mothers. It also found clinical signs of autism more in boys whose mothers frequently took paracetamol during pregnancy.

Terminal Heart Attack Danger Alleviated By Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Terminal Heart Attack Danger Alleviated By Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to be reasonably effective in alleviating the danger of terminal heart attacks, according to a new research. The beneficial ones are the omega-3 fatty acids present in fish, particularly in the fatty ones like salmon, and the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is present in walnuts and canola oil, along with certain seeds and nuts.

Discovery lends greater strength to idea that meteorites brought water to Earth

Discovery lends greater strength to idea that meteorites brought water to Earth

A gem of a meteorite discovered in Antarctica has bits of opal, a crystal linked to water, fixed over it. The finding has given more strength to the thought that water was brought to asteroids by meteorites and could also have seeded the Earth with the liquid must for the evolution of the life.

Study analyzes if Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Soars with Statin usage

Study analyzes if Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Soars with Statin usage

A new research reveals that the divisive BMJ study on statins is likely to result in over 2,000 additional people suffering from heart attacks and strokes, since increasing number of people have stopped taking drugs that are prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Researchers suggested that the deceptive assertions on the amount of side effects of statins have resulted in soaring number of people stopping its intake.

The Sun went spotless second time this month

The Sun went spotless second time this month

It is reported that the Sun has lost its sunspots second time this month leaving it totally blank. This event is indicating that perhaps we are moving toward a mini ice age that could be like one we had between 1645 and 1715, when there was prolonged sunspot minimum.

Mother of boy with Down syndrome writes open letter about her child not invited to party

Mother of boy with Down syndrome writes open letter about her child not invited to party

A mother of a boy with Down syndrome wrote an open letter on Facebook after knowing that her son wasn’t invited to his classmate’s birthday party. Jennifer Kiss-Engele of British Columbia was aware that her son was not invited because he was not kind or happy. Everyone from the class was invited except her son.

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