From a flying insect to robotics: Here’s what you should know about biofluid mechanics

What do the flapping wings of a bird and a swimmer’s flexible movement in the water have in common? The answer is biofluid mechanics. Though it’s generally not a topic of conversation amongst most people biofluid mechanics is everywhere in our daily lives, from the air we breathe or the flow of blood in our body, to the swimming of fish or plant circulation. A special subject of fluid mechanics – biofluid mechanics describes the motions and forces of fluids in a range of biological systems: from cells in complex…

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Ladies, having a baby in your 30s may ensure a long life for you

Looks like people, who are planning their family late, may breathe a sigh of relief. Earlier research said, conceiving after 30 may leave a first-time mother childless. But a new study, not only denies the fact, but also brings a good news for the older moms. The study, by scientists at Portugal’s Coimbra University, said that women who became mothers later in life were more likely to live longer than those who gave birth in their teens and 20s, reports the Independent. “The most relevant result shows that women tend…

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Think you’ve tried everything to battle obesity? This new discovery is for you

If you are tired of trying every means to fight obesity, then this new discovery might help you to rethink. Cells in the brain that may help control the hunger impulse have been discovered in a development, which could lead to new treatments for obesity, reports the Independent. The research adds weight to the evidence that eating is a surprisingly complex biological behaviour. According to Alexander Nectow, who published a paper about the study in the journal Cell, two new populations of cells have been identified in the brain that…

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Everything you need to know about the deadly Blue Whale suicide game

Something macabre has been brewing on the internet, and it sounds like the perfect plot for a third rate horror film. A depressed youngster comes across a social media group called Blue Whales. The group encourages him to take his life. It also promises to make his exit from this world fun by turning the suicide into a thrilling game. After signing up, the youngster is assigned daily tasks for the next 50 days. It includes inflicting self-injury, watching horror movies, waking up at odd hours to wrap the task…

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From apple jalebis to macarons: Six places in Delhi where you can eat amazing desserts

Who doesn’t like to tuck into a plateful of sinfully gooey chocolate cakes, especially on a rain soaked day? It’s the stuff dreams are made of where you can just stare at the downpour through the window, share a laugh with friends and chomp away to glory! If you are from the Capital and a dessert lover you probably already know of The Big Chill Cafe’s Banoffee Pie or Elma’s Bakery’s Red Velvet Cake. But they are not the only places where you can add an Instagram post and devour…

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Love your chicken juicy? You will definitely love this Whole Roast Chicken recipe

When it comes to Whole Roast Chicken, most people like to follow the age-old family recipes handed down to them by their grandmothers. But what about the ones who don’t have a secret family recipe to fall back on? We feel their disappointment, we do. But it’s nothing that you can’t work around. Family recipes are fine but in today’s world with gourmet food being the talk of the town, it’s just kind of silly to stick to just one. We asked Chef Samta Gupta, Desi Roots, New Delhi, to…

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Here are some yummy ‘healthy’ recipes you can try without worrying about calories

Every day, we are exposed to a host of celebrities and brand marketing initiatives — endorsing health-food brands, conducting workout and yoga workshops, organising marathons and cyclathons, and so on. However, in their day-to-day lives, people also come up with ways, worthy of emulating to stay healthy and fit. HT Café speaks to a few such Mumbaiites who, in their own way, are doing their bit to build a better, fitter Mumbai. Sarojini Jose Sarojini Jose (HT PHOTO) Sarojini Jose, a retired teacher, gives a quirky twist to health drinks.…

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Here’s why you should start including a handful of walnuts in your diet everyday

There are many benefits to eating walnuts. Past research has shown that they help you control your appetite, and also guard you against colon cancer. There’s one more reason to add walnuts to your nutrition plan. Daily serving of 57 grams or 1/2 cup of walnuts may keep your digestive system healthy, finds a study. According to researchers, a diet with walnuts led to an overall significant increase in the diversity of bacteria in the gut. From animal study, walnut consumption may be beneficial for digestive health by increasing the amount of…

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Is life getting to you? Here are 5 effective ways to de-stress and let it go

Stress is an inescapable part of daily life. Yet, if you are persistently stressed over a period of time, it can increase risk of cardiovascular disease. But don’t get worked up just yet. Research also shows that how we deal with stress is more important than the level of stresswe face. To put it simply, irrespective of how many or how few stressful events a person faces, it is how they think of the event that matters. Those who experienced a greater spike in negative emotions had lower heart rate variability and…

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You can eat healthy without ditching taste. Just follow these top 5 tricks

Small changes in your food habits go a long way. Instead of going on a crash diet or adopting the latest health fad, it’s better to make healthy choices and modify your everyday meals. We get Indizza – The Delivery Kitchen’s head chef, Bijender Singh, to show you how. 1) Say yes to smart fats: Use olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocados, and avocado seed oil for cooking, or as a salad dressing. These oils are rich stores of precious mono-unsaturated fats, which have fat burning properties. 2) Consume complex carbs:…

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