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New test to identify people from sense of smell

Scientists have developed an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may not only help identify individuals but also quickly detect diseases

New test to identify people from sense of smell

Nearby black hole wakes up after 26 years

A NASA satellite has detected a brief, super-bright, high-energy flare, an X-ray nova, erupting from a star system 8,000 light-years away from Earth named V404 Cygni.

Nearby black hole wakes up after 26 years

Giving kids antibiotics may alter their development

A new study has revealed that repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter the children's development.

Giving kids antibiotics may alter their development

Your coffee cuppa can give your legs a ‘kick’

A new study has found that having coffee before hitting the gym enhances physical performance and makes legs stronger.

Your coffee cuppa can give your legs a ‘kick’

More people sick in urban areas than rural areas: NSSO Survey

The number of people reporting sick is more in urban India compared to rural areas, whereas the un-treated spell is more in rural India: NSSO survey

NSSO Survey health News

Bill Clinton’s foundation marks 10 years of fighting childhood obesity

Bill Clinton's foundation collaborated with American Heart Association 10 years ago to empower next generation to have a healthier relationship with food and fitness and to fight childhood obesity.

Bill Clinton’s foundation marks 10 years of fighting childhood obesity

Is X-ray, CT scan radiation really putting you at risk of cancer?

While in recent years studies claiming that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging cause cancer have been widely covered, it turns out that such studies have some serious flaws.

Is X-ray, CT scan radiation really putting you at risk of cancer?

Post-earthquake, Nepal tourism bouncing back

Impressions and perceptions have a way of changing with the passage of time. Sixty-six days ago, Nepal was in the news for all the wrong reasons, or so it seemed, given the wide and largely negative m

Post-earthquake, Nepal tourism bouncing back

15-year-old becomes Britain’s youngest ‘cyborg’

A 15-year-old boy in the UK who used a hypodermic syringe to insert a microchip under the skin on his hand may have become Britain's youngest 'cyborg' - part-human, part machine.

15-year-old becomes Britain’s youngest ‘cyborg’

Stepwise approach may land NASA astronauts on Mars

NASA may be able to land astronauts on Mars cost-effectively by 2039 if the US space agency takes a stepwise approach that includes a manned trip to the red planet's moon Phobos, scientists say.

Stepwise approach may land NASA astronauts on Mars

What you say is more impactful than what you do, claims study

If you want to persuade someone, the best way would be talk about it rather than actually doing it, suggests a new study.

What you say is more impactful than what you do, claims study

US FDA bans trans fats, gives 3 yrs ultimatum to food industry

The Food and Drug Administration in U.S. have announced a final three-year timetable to eliminate artificial trans fats from the edible products.

US FDA bans trans fats, gives 3 yrs ultimatum to food industry

Signs of human-esque communication discovered in babbler birds

A key element of human language has been discovered in babbler bird.

Signs of human-esque communication discovered in babbler birds

Fingerprints stay same over time: Study

Fingerprint pattern remains stable over time, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found, a discovery that could put an end to the debate surrounding admissibility of fingerprint evidence

Fingerprints stay same over time: Study

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean today, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

Water intoxication: Drink only when thirsty during exercise

A new study has suggested that hikers, football players, endurance athletes and elite and recreational exercisers can avoid water intoxication by drinking only when thirsty during exercise.

Water intoxication: Drink only when thirsty during exercise

Don’t let mid-night Ramadan snacks increase your belly size

Ramadan is on and so are late night snacks which may add kilos to the hungry belly.

Don’t let mid-night Ramadan snacks increase your belly size

Russia cracks down on Yoga classes to check occultism

Close on the heels of India leading worldwide International Yoga Day celebrations, Yoga classes have been banned in a central Russian city by the authorities to check spread of 'religious occultism'.

Russia cracks down on Yoga classes to check occultism

Greece tourism takes a hit amidst fears of possible ‘Grexit’

Greece's tourism industry has taken a hit as uncertainly looms large over the country's future in the eurozone.

Greece tourism takes a hit amidst fears of possible ‘Grexit’

Scientist identify first-ever likely treatments for deadly ‘MERS’

Scientists have identified the first-ever possible treatments for deadly virus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Scientist identify first-ever likely treatments for deadly ‘MERS’

Twitter may help uncover unknown side-effects of drugs

A new technique that uses Twitter data can discover potentially dangerous drug interactions and unknown side-effects even before doctors and researchers have heard of them, scientists say.

Twitter may help uncover unknown side-effects of drugs

In times of tough economy, parents pick daughters over sons

When the times are hard economically, parents choose to their daughters over sons in financial matters, claims a new study.

In times of tough economy, parents pick daughters over sons

India and Canada to resume direct air linkages from November

India and Canada will be resuming direct air linkages from November 1, 2015 after a gap of more than seven years to strengthen their socio- economic ties...

India and Canada to resume direct air linkages from November

How we keep track of the seasons

Researchers have discovered a key mechanism underlying how animals keep track of the seasons.

How we keep track of the seasons

It’s official! Marriage isn’t good for body figure

A new study has quashed the assumption that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy.

It’s official! Marriage isn’t good for body figure

Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters

SpaceX on Monday was searching for what destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket after liftoff over the weekend, leaving customers still loyal but unsure when their satellites might fly.

Falcon rocket explosion leaves SpaceX launch schedule in tatters

Soon, ‘cheaper, efficient’ trip to Mars may be possible

A team of scientists has suggested that a step-wise approach can send humans to Mars in a much efficient and economical way.

Soon, ‘cheaper, efficient’ trip to Mars may be possible
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