The Biology of Bonsai Trees: The Science Behind the Traditional Japanese Art Form

The art of bonsai originated in China. As subsequently refined in Japan, its techniques produce miniature trees that give aesthetic pleasure to people all around Asia and the wider world beyond. This appreciation is reflected in the couple-on-the-street interview footage incorporated into “The Biology Behind Bonsai Trees,” the video above from Youtuber Jonny Lim, better … Read more

Karnataka High Court Directs State To Consider Plea By Bhovi Community To Continue Traditional Stone Cutting Work On Govt Land Without License

A division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Ashok S Kinagi while disposing of the petition filed by Lakshi Venkateshwara Kallu Kutukara Bhovi Shakhara Sangha, said, “The writ petition, as such, is disposed of at this stage with liberty to the petitioner to raise their grievance by way of a representation before … Read more

COVID nasal sprays could offer advantages over traditional vaccines – a virologist explains how they work

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As new waves of omicron infections continue to hit around the world, it’s becoming clearer that COVID is here to stay. As such, in the years to come, vaccination – both first courses and booster doses – will likely remain necessary to brace global communities against the worst health outcomes wrought … Read more

Smoking both traditional and e-cigarettes can hurt your heart health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Scientists from Boston University found that people who use traditional and e-cigarettes have the same cardiovascular disease risks as those who only smoke traditional cigarettes. The research is published in Circulation and was conducted by Andrew Stokes et al. Cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke exposure are responsible for nearly 1 in … Read more

Traditional Chinese medicine, Shengmai Yin, improves the effects of radiation therapy, says new study in Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis

Treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a group of cancers that originate in the nose and throat, is made complicated by their unique position. Radiation therapy is often the main curative treatment for NPC. However, some patients are resistant to radiation therapy. Research has suggested that a phenomenon called ‘DNA methylation’ has a major influence on … Read more

Combining traditional mandala colouring and brain sensing technologies to aid mindfulness – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Combining centuries-old traditional mandala coloring with cutting-edge computing and brain sensing technologies could lead to new ways of helping people achieve mindfulness. Combining centuries-old traditional mandala coloring with cutting-edge computing and brain sensing technologies could lead to new ways of helping people achieve mindfulness. Mandalas are geometric configurations of shapes that have their origins in … Read more