Cigarette butts damage plant growth

Cigarette butts — the most common form of litter on the planet — significantly reduce plant growth as their presence in the soil affects the germination success and shoot length (the length of the stem), find researchers. Continue Reading

TRAI petitioned to act on medicine ‘doctors’ airing shows on TV

For a long time now, shows on TV about curing illnesses by doctors practising different forms of medicine have been happening in our State. However, recently, the Tamilnadu Board of Indian Medicine has filed a complaint with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) seeking to stop broadcast of such programmes. Continue Reading

Wearable devices future of health care?

A recent report by researchers at IBM found that a person’s grip has the potential to reveal relevant data about his/her health. The researchers have introduced the prototype of a small fingernail sensor that uses artificial intelligence to monitor it. Continue Reading