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only 40 years more for chocolate?

According to a new study, the Cacao plant is slated to disappear as early as 2050 thanks to warmer temperatures and more arid weather conditions. Scientists from the University of California are teaming up with Mars company to try and save the crop before it is too late. Researchers are exploring the possibility of using gene-editing technology called CRISPR to make crops that survive the new weather challenges. According to an article published in The Independent, it is mentioned that Myeong-Je Cho, the director of plant genomics at an institute that is working closely with Mars, is working towards creating a more resistant version of cacao plants that will survive, and thrive in dryer, warmer climates. According to Cho, this is possible with the help of a new technology called CRISPR, which allows for tiny tweaks in the DNA which will make the crops cheaper and more reliable. Cacao plants can only grow within a narrow strip of rainforested land roughly 20 degrees north and south of the equator.

gaming fever is a mental health issue

Americans had “Pac-Man Fever” as far back as 1981. Now, the World Health Organization has officially recognized that playing video games, too, often could be a mental health disorder. The WHO is planning to add the term “Gaming Disorder” to its official list of diseases in 2018, according to a draft of the organization’s 2018 International Classification of Diseases. They say that the afflicted are characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior, either on digital devices like smartphones or video-gaming offline on machines. They add that you may have a problem if your symptoms include impaired control over gaming — you just can’t stop playing.

why coconut  is good for your health

Coconut oil has been long in use, but it only became popular when Victoria Beckham, Miranda Kerr and other Victoria Secret Angels disclosed that they swear by this ‘miracle product’. Experts have noted the many benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil can not only make a good moisturiser, toner, and make-up remover, but it is also healthy for the body and can enhance the sweetness of desserts. Coconut oil is an absolute essential for the skin and hair, especially in the dry winter season. Coconut can be used as a natural moisturiser as it hydrates the skin and keeps it nourished all-day long. Applying virgin coconut oil directly or mixing a few drops to your daily moisturiser will make the skin glow naturally. Coconut doesn’t just smoothen your skin but also works as a natural toner.




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HEC, Paras Healthcare to run Multi Super Speciality Hospital

18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) and Paras Healthcare today announced to run a 300 bedded super speciality hospital providing tertiary care services in the Capital City. A PPP project for the same was signed by CMD, HEC, Avijit Ghosh and MD, Paras Healthcare, Dr Dharminder Nagar on Tuesday...

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