Are you a tea or coffee lover? Your genes might be behind it

The study, led by researchers from US-based Northwestern University, and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia, explored reactions to three bitter substances -- caffeine, quinine and

India’s GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbit

Speakers at the AVAR 2018 international cyber security conference will discuss advanced persistent targeted attacks on governments and industries to security for smart cars in the Internet of Things (

Take 5: Shantanu Gangane, Chief Marketing Officer, Viu India

A peek into the life of Shantanu Gangane, Chief Marketing Officer, Viu India.

Toxic declared Oxford Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionary has declared the adjective 'toxic' as the Word of the Year for what it says reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations in 2018.

AIIMS to give sensors to school kids to monitor their air pollution exposure

The AIIMS will provide wearable sensors to school-going asthmatic children in the national capital which will consistently monitor their exposure to air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, to facilita

Watch: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo. Instead it could be a key ingredient in the construction of a greener office or new home.

Novel blood test uses Artificial Intelligence to detect cancer before symptoms appear

Scientists have developed a blood test -- combining "liquid biopsy" with artificial intelligence -- that can detect cancer at its earliest stages.

Cold ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet discovered orbiting nearby star

An international team of researchers have discovered a cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth.

Humans are better at remembering names than faces, claims Study

Remembering a person's face relies on recognition, but remembering their name is a matter of recall, and it is already well-established that human beings are much better at the former than the latter.

Deepika-Ranveer wed in fiercely private ceremony after public declaration of love

After months of will they, won't they, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally got married in Italy's scenic Lake Como on Wednesday but Bollywood's A couple kept things fiercely private leaving the

First unmanned mission under Gaganyaan by Dec 2020, says ISRO chief K Sivan

The Indian Space Research Organisation has set a 'target' of achieving the country's ambitious manned mission to space by 2021, with the first unmanned programme of 'Gaganyaan' planned for December 20

‘When stars get bigger, stories disappear,’ says Vinod Kapri as his thriller, Pihu, made in Rs 46 lakhs hits theatres on Nov 16

Releasing on November 16, Pihu has received much critical acclaim in Indian and international film festivals. In an interview with Financial Express Online, Kapri shares the journey of Pihu from a one

GSAT-29 launch: Historic day as ISRO launches GSLV-MK-III D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite

GSAT-29 launch: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched India's latest communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the second developmental flight GSLV-MkII D2 from Satish Dhawan S

Children’s Day 2018: A mother’s wish list for a better tomorrow

Today as a mother, I wondered and pondered on my wish list for what I dream and hope for my children and children around the globe.

India building three specialised labs to assess nuclear radiation damage

Scientists at INMAS are developing three new specialised laboratories which they say could boost India's nuclear preparedness and help save thousands of lives in case of an atomic war or a nuclear dis

Portable purifiers may protect your heart from air pollution, shows study

Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles, said researchers from the University of Michigan in the US.

NASA InSight mission to Mars: When, where and how to watch spacecraft landing

As NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on the Red Planet on November 26, people from around the world will be able to watch the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media

Artificial intelligence boosts drug delivery to eradicate malaria

Using the next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tools, a team of researchers has developed a new end-to-end drug discovery pipeline to eradicate malaria.

‘Incomparable’ pink diamond could smash record at Geneva auction

The Pink Legacy used to belong to the Oppenheimer family, which for decades ran the De Beers diamond mining company, but auction house Christie's refused to say who the current owner was.

NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter’s swirling clouds

The image captures a several bright-white 'pop-up' clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval, in Jupiter's dynamic North Temperate Belt.

Pneumonia may kill over 1.7 million children in India by 2030

The study, released on the occasion of the World Pneumonia Day, found that the infectious disease is likely to kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030.

Biggest ever robot exercise in the history of the UK army gets underway

The exercise aims to test technologies in surveillance, long-range and precision targeting, enhanced mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban warfare and enhanced situational awareness.

India to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite on Wednesday

Subject to weather conditions, India's heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to put into orbit the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively on Wednesday, th

Air pollution may up heart, lung disease risk, finds study

Exposure to certain air pollutants may increase emergency department (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a study has found.

Humans driving mammal species decline globally, claims study

The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, compared a 16-year trend in the global human footprint with the extinction risk of around 4,500 land-based mammal species.

John Thain’s Picasso fetches $29.6 million as auctions start

The total was $279.2 million, below the low estimate of $305 million, and 42 percent less than the similar auction a year ago. Of the 61 offered lots, 15 percent failed to find buyers, including a Vin

Paradise needs a positive image

Even as the J&K Tourism department grapples with allegations of mismanagement of a recent Autumn Fest familiarisation tour as a result of which heads have rolled, one thing remains unchanged - Kashmir

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