Chinese chopper violates Indian airspace, hovers in Uttarakhand for 4 minutes : India, News – India Today

A suspected Chinese helicopter was today seen flying over Indian territory in Barahoti area of Chamoli district close to Sino-India border, prompting authorities to launch a probe. “One chopper was sighted hovering over Barahoti area violating Indian airspace at 9.15 AM. It remained inside the Indian airspace for nearly four minutes,” said Chamoli Superintendent of…

China offers more evidence over Indian border incursion – World – Chinadaily.com.cn

BEIJING – The act of Indian border troops recently crossing into Chinese territory was described as “very serious” by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Monday. “The current situation is totally different from previous confrontations between the two countries’ border troops, which happened at an undefined China-India boundary,” spokesperson Geng Shuang said. The latest crossing occurred…

China will defend territory even at the cost of war with India, says Chinese daily : World, News – India Today

China would “resolutely safeguard” its border in conflicts with India “even at the cost of war”, a hawkish Chinese newspaper said on Monday quoting Chinese strategic experts. “China will resolutely safeguard its border sovereignty in conflicts with Indian troops even at the cost of war,” the Global Times said, which is Party-run and published by…

UCI: Earth is losing its fire power

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017   Industrial farming disrupts burn-regrowth cycle in grasslands, study finds University of California – Irvine   Caption Regular fires have long helped maintain healthy grasslands worldwide. But rapid expansion of industrial farming in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America has resulted in a nearly 25 percent decrease in fires and the…

Who is responsible if a brain-controlled robot drops a baby?

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017   Neuroethics: Neurotech experts call for new measures to ensure brain-controlled devices are beneficial and safe Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering Wyss Center, Geneva, Switzerland – As brain-controlled robots enter everyday life, an article published in Science states that now is the time to take action and put in place guidelines…

Research suggests association between gut bacteria and emotion

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017   University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences   IMAGE: This is Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, associate professor, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA. Credit: UCLA Health FINDINGS Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first…

Sunscreen creams break down into dangerous chemical compounds under the sunlight

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017   Scientists of Moscow State University have found out that avobenzone decomposes into harmful chemical compounds Lomonosov Moscow State University   Caption Scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have demonstrated in their research the nature of hazardous chemical compounds formed as a result of the breakdown…

Shock report tells of system that turns people with learning disabilities into commodities

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017   ‘A trade in people’ with learning disabilities and/or autism has been uncovered by a partnership of activists, families and Lancaster University academics. Lancaster University Caption ‘A trade in people’ with learning disabilities and/or autism has been uncovered by a partnership of activists, families and Lancaster University academics. The new report from…

More than half of all opioid prescriptions go to people with mental illness

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017   University of Michigan ANN ARBOR–Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. “Despite representing only 16 percent of…

Vinegar: A cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017   RIKEN   Caption The effect of several organic acids on plant drought tolerance after 14 days. From left to right, water, HCl, formic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, lactic acid, citric acid. Note, only plants treated with acetic acid survived. Credit: RIKEN Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science…