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Scientists say first bio-electronic medicine developed; will speed healing of damaged nerve

Scientists say they have developed the first bioelectronic medicine -- an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve.

NASA says Hubble Space Telescope in ‘safe mode’ after technical snag

The Hubble Space Telescope has been put in 'safe mode' after one of its gyroscopes -- used to point and steady the probe -- failed, NASA said

Too much vitamin A may increase bone fracture risk, says study

Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a study conducted in mice.

Japan space tourist Yusaku Maezawa says moon training ‘shouldn’t be too hard’

Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work

Scientists use cake rusk crumbs to create low-cost supercapacitors

Scientists have used cake rusk leftovers to develop low-cost supercapacitors -- a electronic component that is used to store charge and has a wide range of applications in everyday modern devices.

IIT scientists develop material that can harvest water from fog

Taking a leaf from nature's book, a team from IIT Mandi has developed a material that can harvest water from fog.

Madhya Pradesh opens heritage building Minto Hall for business after Rs 64 cr refurbishment

It will host Asia's first international adventure ATTA event in December

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket on land after delivering satellite SAOCOM 1A

Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company SpaceX on Sunday successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on land after delivering an Argentinian earth-observation satellite from the V

NASA New Horizons spacecraft set to visit most distant object ever

NASA's New Horizons probe is on course to flyby the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule this New Year, an event that will set the record for the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraf

Global warming alert: Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030, says UN IPCC report

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2030, precipitating the risk of

Can’t remember what you study? Write in Sans Forgetica – a font that helps you better recall what you read

Researchers have created a new type font, called Sans Forgetica, to help people remember more of what they read.

Artificial Intelligence may predict Alzheimer’s five years in advance – here’s what study says

Scientists -- including one of Indian origin -- have created an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately predict whether a person's cognitive decline will lead to Alzheimer's disease

Doomsday vault for ‘good’ germs

The decline in microbial diversity has been dramatic in the last 50-70 years

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe nears interstellar space 41 years on, detects increase in cosmic rays

Voyager 2 probe is approaching interstellar space and has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system, the US space agency said.

Book review: Ramachandra Guha’s ‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World’

A book that reveals the many shades of the Mahatma, the people associated with him and the making of an independent India.

Book review: Deborah Baker’s ‘The Last Englishman’

A unique retelling of the endmost years of British governance in India.

Book review: Veera Hiranandani’s ‘The night diary’

An epistolary novel on one of the greatest divisions of our times.

Long Night of Literature: From war to cultural osmosis – writers from Europe share divergent views

Launched in 2015, Long Night of LiteratureS is an initiative supported by the European Union.

What you need know before taking a sip of Australian Wine

Well—and especially since I’m making a case for Australian wines here today—for a country/continent/island that is many times bigger than western and central Europe combined, it is quite a poor

Here is how to sleep well during festive season

The festive season is just a couple of days away, and it will bring along a lot of travel and parties, which can disturb sleep pattern. Ensure you get your dose of sound sleep.

Zika virus outbreak: Central team sent to Jaipur after 8 more people test positive for Zika infection

A five-member central team has been sent to Jaipur to review the situation and formulate a strategy to contain the outbreak of Zika virus in the Rajasthan capital after eight more persons, including t

Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone health, says Lancet study

The researchers say that clinical guidelines that continue to recommend vitamin D supplementation for bone health should be changed to reflect the best available evidence.

Parker Solar Probe completes first Venus flyby, says NASA

A flyby of Venus at a distance of about 2,415 kilometres was successfully completed during its first gravity assist from the planet, according to the US space agency.

Weight loss drug effective for diabetes remission: Study

Intake of lorcaserin -- a weight-loss drug -- can help decrease risk for diabetes, induce diabetes remission as well as reduce the risk of diabetes complications in obese and overweight patients, a st

Antibiotic may may kill dangerous skin cancer cells, says study

The research, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, found the drug, called nifuroxazide, showed promise for complementing existing melanoma therapies.

Feel sleepy during office hours? Study shows daytime naps help gain better insight

A short bout of sleep during the day may help weigh up pros and cons and gain insight before making a challenging decision, according to a study.

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru’s Terminal 2 to be constructed by L&T Construction

Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) has awarded the contract for the construction of Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) to the Building & Factories Business

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