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Why did Humans lose their Tails?

A new study published on February 28th, 2024 in the journal Nature has identified the specific genetic mutation responsible for ancestral humans and apes losing their tails around 25 million years ago. The Tailless Ancestor Mystery While monkeys possess tails, ..

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What are ‘Obelisks’, the New Virus-like Life-forms?

A new genetic entity dubbed ‘obelisks’ has recently been discovered in abundant numbers inside bacteria inhabiting the human gut and mouth. This never-before-seen biological construct displays unique characteristics unlike other known viruses or cell types, prompting researchers to classify obelisks ..

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What is ‘10,000 Genomes Project’?

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has announced the successful completion of the ‘10,000 Genomes Project’ – an effort to sequence thousands of individual genomes from India. This landmark project aims to enable precision medicine and genetic epidemiology studies tailored to ..

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Zoho Unveils Modern PoS Solution ‘Zakya’

Cloud software major Zoho Corp. has launched a new point-of-sale (PoS) solution called Zakya, aimed at empowering and streamlining operations for small and medium brick-and-mortar retail stores across India. Equipped with robust features for inventory management, omnichannel sales and enhanced ..

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Three new moons around Uranus and Neptune

Three tiny moons, one orbiting Uranus and two circling Neptune, have been recently confirmed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), bringing the total number of known moons to 28 around Uranus and 16 around Neptune. Tiny New Addition to Uranus ..

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Most Luminous Object Identified

Using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have recently identified a bright quasar. It is not only found to be the brightest of its kind, but also the most luminous object ever observed. What are Quasars? ..

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