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The macOS 10.14 Mojave changes you haven’t heard about

Apple’s macOS 10.14 Mojave finally launched today after months in public beta, and can be downloaded right now—assuming your Apple computer is still compatible.  Swapping High Sierra for Mojave will net you some exciting user interface (UI) improvements. We’ve highlighted some of the best tools Mojave has to offer, from Dark Mode’s eyestrain-reducing color palette to Apple’s newest privacy, anti-clutter ... Read More »

Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

The earth beneath our feet isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about the impacts of climate change. However, a study by a UC Riverside-led team of researchers predicts a climate-induced reduction in large soil pores, which may intensify the water cycle and contribute to more flash flooding and soil erosion by the end of ... Read More »

Heart: Changes in mitochondrial DNA control how nuclear DNA mutations are expressed in cardiomyopathy

Differences in the DNA within the mitochondria, the energy-producing structures within cells, can determine the severity and progression of heart disease caused by a nuclear DNA mutation. A new study found that when a nuclear DNA (nDNA) mutation was combined with different mild variants of mitochondrial (mtDNA) in mice, the severity of heart disease was markedly different. One mtDNA variant ... Read More »

Jumping genes drive sex chromosome changes in strawberries

The transfer of gene cassettes across generations of strawberry plants has been shown to drive changes in sex chromosomes, according to a team led by a researcher from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences. Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Ecology Tia-Lynn Ashman, along with researchers from Oregon State University’s Department of Integrative Biology and Department of Botany and Plant ... Read More »

Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications

Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research. Lifestyle changes are the first step in reducing blood pressure according to the 2017 American ... Read More »

Induced changes to political attitude can last over time

Cognitive scientists at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have demonstrated that experimentally induced changes in political attitudes can last over time. Notably, participants’ who verbally motivated these “false attitudes” exhibited the largest changes. This is the first time a lasting effect of the choice blindness phenomenon has been observed. In the study, a total of 372 participants completed ... Read More »

Similar changes in the brains of patients with ADHD and emotional instability

In both ADHD and emotional instability disorders (e.g. borderline and antisocial personality disorder as well as conduct disorder in children), the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping areas, meaning that the two types of conditions should be seen as related and attention should be paid to both during diagnosis. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet behind a new study ... Read More »

Changes in breakfast and dinner timings can reduce body fat

Modest changes to breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat, a new pilot study in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences reports. During a 10-week study on ‘time-restricted feeding’ (a form of intermittent fasting), researchers led by Dr Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey investigated the impact changing meal times has on dietary intake, body composition and blood risk ... Read More »

In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry

Over the past several decades, the Arctic has begun to show signs of significant ecological upheaval. The rate of warming in the Arctic is nearly twice the global average, and those changes are triggering a cascade of destabilizing environmental effects. Ice is melting, permafrost is thawing, and experts say fires in Arctic forests are as damaging as they’ve been in ... Read More »

Structural changes that occur in enveloped viruses before invading host

The critical, structural changes that enveloped viruses, such as HIV, Ebola and influenza, undergo before invading host cells have been revealed by scientists using nano-infrared spectroscopic imaging, according to a study led by Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. The researchers found that an antiviral compound was effective in stopping the influenza virus from entering host cells during ... Read More »

Cabinet approves changes to Triple Talaq Bill, PMGSY

They include continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana beyond the 12th Five Year Plan period with certain changes, release of pulses to States a discount of Rs. 15 per kg for various Welfare Schemes among other decisions. Here’s a round-up of the other decisions. The Union Cabinet took several important decisions on Thursday. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, ... Read More »

Major changes in Union Cabinet; Piyush Goyal gets finance

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore assigned independent charge as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting in place of Smriti Irani who retains textiles Ministry. The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed reallocation of portfolios among certain members of the Union Council of Ministers. During the period of indisposition of Arun Jaitley, Minister; the portfolios of ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha Committee to mull changes in Procedures

Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu appointed a committee to revise the rules and procedure of conduct of business in the upper House of Parliament. The two-member committee will be headed by former Rajya Sabha Secretary General V.K. Agnihotri, while S.R. Dhaleta, a former Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, would serve as ... Read More »

Dating App Grindr Changes Policy of Sharing Users’ HIV Status

Grindr, a gay dating app, will stop sharing users’ HIV statuses with third parties after a report disclosed that the company passed the information on to two vendors. The West Hollywood company’s policy change came after a BuzzFeed report Monday that said personal data was being passed to two outside vendors hired by Grindr to test the performance of its ... Read More »

Davis Cup: Bopanna, Paes welcome proposed changes

DUBAI: Davis Cup heavyweight Leander Paes and doubles star Rohan Bopanna welcomed the International Tennis Federation’s proposal to crunch the all-year annual feature into a week-long tournament at the end of the season, saying it was much needed. The 44-year-old, in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free tennis championships, playing alongside American Jamie Cerretani, called it ‘a smart move’. ... Read More »

Prannoy not happy with BWF’s proposed rule changes

NEW DELHI: Indian ace shuttler HS Prannoy is not happy with the Badminton World Federation‘s (BWF) proposal to tweak the scoring system and reduce on-court coaching, saying such changes will not achieve the aim of increasing commercial value of the sport. ALSO READ: Coaches don’t understand the logic behind proposed rules The BWF Council has proposed that on-court coaching, which ... Read More »

SA’s team changes haven’t made sense: Ganguly

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is unimpressed with the way South Africa tinkered with their playing XI in the recently concluded six-match ODI series against India. South Africa were outclassed, losing 1-5 with India recording a historic first ever bilateral ODI series victory on their soil. With AB de Villiers missing the start of the ODI series and ... Read More »

Will NEET 2018 be tougher than 2017? What are the Expected Changes?

With NEET being the only gateway to enter medical colleges in India, a lot of speculations are underway regarding its level of difficulty, nature of questions, expected changes, etc. for the upcoming year. But before going into the intricacies for the year 2018, we must know the previous year trends of the question papers. NEETExpected Changes: 2017 v/s 2018There has ... Read More »