Friday, January 29, 2010

Curing Diabetes with EndoBarrier!

Diabetes, as you know, has now become a global disease affecting human lives in many countries. It is related to Obesity: obese people are more prone to develop Diabetes. So far, the reduction of obesity has been tried with risky surgical operations. Now, a non-surgical treatment for it has been devised. It aids also in reversing Diabetes (Type 2) that has its onset in a person
just now!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ready mates to mate IN Anglerfish!

Usually humans learn from animals and use those animals' technologies in machines, such as airplane etc.
A bony fish uses a tactic to catch its prey that we humans use! It fishes(!) with an angling rod and a bait as we do in angling! The fish is the Anglerfish (Frogfish). It has a fleshy 'rod' hanging from its head that serves as a bait to lure the preys into its mouth and devour.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Indian Robin rocks here!

A different thing having unusual size, color or movement attracts always our attention towards it. A tiny bird with black color and jerky flights is an example for it. It is the Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus, 'Kall
ukkuruvi' in Tamil). It is found in open grounds perching on rocks, hopping around and catching insects. It keeps its tail always up; but occasionally wags it down.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kidney stone remover, Aerva!

Even in this modern era
beliefs are there. They are continued still as such by generations after generations. But it is tolerable where ever the intention out of them is a good one. Here in Tamil Nadu, India, a medicinal plant is tied at the entrance of houses during Thai Pongal festival
--> to prevent the inhabitants from evil spirits!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Chemical wonder in Pharaoh's Serpent!

In 1960s during festivals an exciting firework was
lit to the amazement of children. It is a small black tablet that gave out a snake-like thing amidst smoke, when it was lit. This black snake (Pharaoh's Snake, 'Paamboo maathirai' in Tamil) entertained children as it 'grew' out
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