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Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January Except in One Unexpected Region

U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January Except in One Unexpected Region

The year kicked off with buyers across the country racing to lock in rising mortgage rates and close on homes—except in one surprising region. Sales of existing homes, which have previously been lived in, rose 3.3% from December to January, according to the most recent National Association of Realtors® report. The 5.69 million purchases also represented a [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January Except in One Unexpected Region

Gallery meet the Samsung Galaxy S8

Gallery meet the Samsung Galaxy S8

With the Galaxy S8, Samsung has made an Android phone more desirable than an iPhone. For all its faults, for all the ways Samsung could spend less time and money on gimmicks and more on on-going software support, for all the cheaper options out there, there’s no other phone we’d rather have right now. It’s [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Gallery meet the Samsung Galaxy S8

Technology helping to make V&A Dundee vision a reality

Technology helping to make V&A Dundee vision a reality

I pull on a pair of 3D goggles and I’m standing outside the magnificent V&A Dundee. I can tell it’s magnificent because I’m looking at it. With a click, I’m inside and I’m going up the stairs. It’s perfect in every detail – not just an artist’s rendering of what the V&A is going to [...]

April 17, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology helping to make V&A Dundee vision a reality

Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

India’s third largest real estate company, Indiabulls Real Estate’s board is planning to do some restructuring in its business. The board of the company considered the possibility of streamlining the company’s existing ‘residential’, ‘commercial’ and ‘leasing’ businesses by segregating the ‘commercial and leasing’ business segment. The company has two options to restructure its business. One [...]

April 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

TP Link enters into mesh routers fight with Deco M5 Whole Home Wi Fi System

TP Link enters into mesh routers fight with Deco M5 Whole Home Wi Fi System

Deco M5 Whole-Home Wi-Fi System – a new model by TP-Link – has marked its foray into the mesh routers segment. Deco M5 provides users with seamless wireless Internet coverage, which automatically optimises Wi-Fi connections for every device while offering comprehensive security through its TP-Link HomeCare. It provides speeds of 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band [...]

April 17, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on TP Link enters into mesh routers fight with Deco M5 Whole Home Wi Fi System

Renovated Colonial Building Turned into a Charming Bar

Renovated Colonial Building Turned into a Charming Bar

In a mood for something Mexican? An unusual bar restaurant that carries the aura of the old colonial fortress? Romantic atmosphere and strong historical spirit enhanced by the smart usage of characteristic materials (wood, ceramics, and iron), and contemporary spin on interior design arrangements. That are the highlight of this renovated colonial building turned into [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Renovated Colonial Building Turned into a Charming Bar

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning. A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under-25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet. It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

UK wage growth after inflation almost disappears in three months to February

UK wage growth after inflation almost disappears in three months to February

British pay growth after accounting for inflation almost disappeared completely in the three months to February, the clearest evidence yet that households are feeling the strain of rising prices as Brexit negotiations begin. Workers’ total earnings including bonuses rose by an annual 2.3 percent in the three months to February, unchanged from the previous period, [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on UK wage growth after inflation almost disappears in three months to February

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Unless we know what we are fighting, we don’t know what to fight it with. Data in India is problematic because there is either a lack of an adequate number of people for collection or a lack of means to collect it. To overcome the gap between actual and official data, we need more people [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

UNITED NATIONS, APR 11:   Men should not clip the “wings of women and let them fly”, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai said as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres designated her as the youngest-ever ‘Messenger of Peace’. “The role of men, fathers and brothers is really important. There were so many girls just like me in Swat Valley [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Recent announcements out of two Catholic colleges appear to provide both good news and bad news about the state of Catholic higher education. But even in the bad news, one can find reasons for hope. First, the good news. In early February, my alma mater, Thomas Aquinas College in Southern California, announced that it was [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A SPRINGTIME OF HOPE FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION