Wednesday 21 March 2018
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Category: Science and Health

Messentry as Gut brain or Abdominal Hypothalamus


Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha-  MBBS, DTCD Messentry as an organ has the vital physiological function in the abdomen. It can be described as abdominal hypothalamus and as abdominal heart. Abdominal Mind or...

Probability of indigenous Malaria returning to Sri Lanka


Dr.C.S.Jamunannantha ( S.M.O, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna)  There has been no malaria transmission in Sri Lanka since October 2012. Malaria has been eliminated from Sri Lanka. Although there is no...

Quantum Physics in Biological Process

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Dr.C.S.Jamunanatha Understanding the Quantum Physics in biological system is vital for future scientific researches. Quantum process might be at work of natural process as follows:- Photo synthesis...

NASA contractor Orbital to launch first spacecraft since 2014 rocket explosion


NASA contractor Orbital ATK is set to launch its first resupply mission since its rocket explosion disaster in 2014. Its cargo capsule will carry more than 7,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies...

7 things you should know about wines


Dry Wine It is the one that has few natural sugars. Thus, a dry wine is the one that is not ‘sweet’. Sweet Wine A wine with more sugar content. These are typically dessert wines,...

‘Supermoon’ coincides with lunar eclipse


A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. The eclipse – which made the Moon appear red – has been visible in...

How can we reverse the incidence of Chronic Renal failure in Sri Lanka?


Dr.C.S.Jamunanantha (MBBS, DTCD, SMO, TH, Jaffna) Introduction  The first patient with Kidney disease of unknown origin was identified in 1991 and then subsequently every four years the numbers...

The growing problem of space junk


Forty-five years ago the associate director of science at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Ernst Stuhlinger, an original member of Wernher von Braun’s Operation Paperclip team, was...

New Horizons- Pluto may have ‘nitrogen glaciers’


Scientists believe they see evidence of surface material having flowed around mountains and even ponding in craters.The activity is certainly recent, they say, and may even be current.But the mission...

World’s first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, gets green light


The world’s first malaria vaccine, backed by Bill Gates, has received a green light for future use in babies in sub-Saharan Africa. The European Medicines Agency gave the Mosquirix vaccine a...

Nasa finds ‘another Earth-like planet’ in the Milky Way


Nasa has found a twin Earth orbiting a star like the Sun in the Milky Way which scientists say ‘would feel a lot like home.’ Kepler 452b – which has been dubbed Earth 2.0 – is six...

NASA released galleries of pluto



New Horizons probe zooms into Pluto’s plains


A region, which has been named after the Soviet Sputnik satellite, displays a flat terrain broken up into polygons.At the edges of these 20-30km-wide features are troughs filled with dark material...

Mission of pluto


Data in its first call home since Tuesday’s flyby suggest the spacecraft experienced no upsets as it hurtled past the icy world at 14km/s,The signal came through a giant dish in Madrid, Spain...

UK to develop Quantum ‘universal’ satellite

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To be called Quantum and built in the UK, the 3.5-tonne spacecraft will break new ground by being totally reconfigurable in orbit.Normally, the major mission parameters on satellites – such as...

Sugar is the boost of Airbus


Everyday almost 8 million passengers travel in the air buses and  the use of petroleum gas makes environmental pollution. Researchers in California research institute has made endeavor to reduce the...

The fertile Valikamam soil that is being grabbed on one side and degraded on the other


Valikamam North and Valikamam South are two areas in the Jaffna peninsula of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka which is naturally blessed with fresh water resources and fertile red soil that is...

Art Therapy


Translated by: V.F.Joseph In the growth of global civilization, Art has been playing the role of a medium for exchange of information and it notable that it has been reducing mental pressures, from...

What happens when you survive Ebola?


Two American preachers contaminated with the dangerous Ebola infection were given a trial medication. Soon after, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown independently from Liberia to...