Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

Common ant pollinates rare wild jamun

This is interesting as ants are usually depicted as poor pollinators Bees might be the most well-known pollinators, but researchers have found that common white-footed ants are the best pollinators of a rare evergreen tree in the southern Western Ghats. Syzygium occidentale is a small, wild jamun tree that grows …

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JNCASR restores memory in mice with Alzheimer’s

A small molecule attached to carbon nanospheres could cross the blood-brain barrier Using a small molecule that activates two enzymes (CBP/p300 histone acetyltransferases), researchers from India and France have been able to completely recover long-term memory in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. Neuron-to-neuron connections that form the network were re-established leading …

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The rebel from the Supreme Court

One of the most brutal attacks on the Bangladesh government in recent times came from an unlikely critic: a former Chief Justice. Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha stacked a litany of allegations against the government in his book, A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy . The most …

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The growing threat of far-right terror

Last week, German authorities arrested eight men in the State of Saxony who were part of a far-right “terrorist” ring, called ‘Revolution Chemnitz’. Chemnitz, the largest city in Saxony, was recently in the news when hundreds of neo-Nazis took out a protests against refugees and immigrants. According to police, the …

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Breaching China’s glamour citadel

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign is now targeting the glamour icons of the entertainment industry. On Wednesday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported that megastar Fan Bingbing, whose earnings are only second to that of Jackie Chan, will have to cough out $129 million in unpaid taxes and fines. …

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