Dinsa Sachan

All Stories by Dinsa Sachan

  1. Tech

    AI can guide us — or just entertain

    Advances in artificial intelligence are changing the worlds of medicine, education and the arts.

  2. Tech

    Tweaked germs glow to pinpoint buried landmines

    Finding landmines could become much safer with a new technology. It uses genetically modified bacteria that glow under laser light.

  3. Brain

    Study links ADHD to five brain areas

    A new international study shows that the brains of children with ADHD are different from those in people without this condition.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Speaking Mandarin may offer kids a musical edge

    Scientists have linked a type of musical ability with the knowledge of Mandarin, the primary language of China.

  5. Genetics

    Scientists find genes that make some kids’ hair uncombable

    Scientists have pinpointed three genes that cause ‘uncombable hair syndrome’ in some kids.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Girls take note: Corn fiber can strengthen bones

    Two new studies show that soluble corn fiber could help women improve bone health.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Grandparents’ diet could be a weighty issue for grandkids

    Australian scientists have found that fat mice can pass on a heightened risk of obesity to their sons and grandsons.

  8. Chemistry

    Got milk? Roach milk could be a new superfood

    Scientists have just figured out the recipe for cockroach milk. And that could be a first step toward making it part of the human diet. Yum!

  9. Genetics

    How fake sugar can lead to overeating

    Scientists have found that fruit flies and mice eat more after consuming food laced with a popular fake sugar.

  10. Health & Medicine

    To teens, benefits are more persuasive than risks

    When potential rewards and punishments are equal, teens are more likely to make decisions based on those rewards than on concerns over any risks, a new study shows.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Adult diseases may be linked to childhood weight

    Danish scientists find that very overweight kids grow up with a heightened risk of colon cancer and stroke.