Science: Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UC San Francisco
researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress.
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Day-to-day rainfall in India might become much more variable due to climate change. Computer simulations with a
comprehensive set of 20 state-of-the-art climate models now consistently show that Indian monsoon daily variability
might increase, according to a study published by scientists of the
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
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Humour in real life: It is awful to fall sick but then we do fall sick sometimes or the other.
So it was with me and I had to remain in a hospital for a brief period. After the hospital stay, the medicines had to
be continued for quite sometime.I decided to get the medicines from the hospital pharmacist and stood in queue.
This is what the pharmacist told me when my turn came to purchase the medicines.
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Brain Teaser: I have to offer flowers at three temples and each temple has a magical pond in front of it. The
ponds are such that when I dip flowers in them they get doubled. I have to carry a certain number of flowers and have
to offer the same number of flowers in each temple. Can you help me to determine how many flowers I should carry and
how many should I offer in each temple?
Please help me ....
An unusual morning walk!
It is awful to fall sick but then we do fall sick sometimes or the other. So it was with me and I had to
remain in a hospital for a brief period.
After the hospital stay, the medicines had to be continued for quite some time.I decided to get the medicines
from the hospital pharmacist and stood in queue.
When my turn came I handed over the prescription to the pharmacist. After putting the medicines in a packet, he
felt it his duty to explain how to take the medicines. The doctor had already explained this and the prescription
was also quite clear, but the pharmacist was conscientious and he would not allow a school boy to leave his shop
without clearly understanding how to take the medicines.
Without heeding my claims that my parents and I had understood the doctor's instructions, the pharmacist indicated
the drug and told me that I should unfailingly take it immediately after waking up in the morning. "You must take
this medicine the first thing in the morning, else it will not be effective." As a further explanation he added
with a wink that the troublesome germs in my body came out of their hiding in the mornings and that was the time
when the full-scale war against them had to be launched. "They go back into hiding later on and, so, the medicine
will not be effective if delayed," he said with a grin.
I tried to picture an army of microscopic germs coming out of their hiding for their regular morning walk. It was
I thanked the pharmacist and returned his grin with a broader one.
Although I knew the pharmacist was pulling my leg, the instructions and the picture of germs on a morning walk
remained unforgettable. The medicines were scrupulously taken in the mornings immediately after waking up and the
result was that I was my fit self within a few days.
Some useful links for
- Union Public Service Commission - www.upsc.gov.in
- IIT-Kharagpur - www.iitkgp.ac.in
- Indian Statistical Institute - www.isical.ac.in
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras - www.iitm.ac.in
- Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - www.iimahd.ernet.in
- Indian Institute of Mass Commission - www.iimc.nic.in
- IIT Bombay - www.iitb.ac.in
- Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad - www.ismdhanbad.ac.in
- Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi - www.bitmesra.ac.in
- Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training - www.cifnet.nic.in
- Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (Deemed University) - www.iiita.ac.in
- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi - www.cmfri.com
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai - www.tiss.edu