28 Jan 2016
New York: Self-sacrificial behaviours like those seen in honeybees and ants may hold the key to find out whether human suicides have evolutionary roots, reveals a study.
01 Feb 2016
Washington: When one spouse passes away, his or her characteristics continue to be linked with the surviving partner's well-being, a new study has claimed.
19 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Birthmarks that may occur anywhere on the skin are signs of complexities present at the time of birth. They can also develop soon after birth, usually in the first month. Some old wives tales and few scientists have claimed that birthmarks are roadmap to past lives. They indicate the deeply interwoven relationship of our past and present life.
28 Dec 2015
New York: Is there a creature that can defeat death? Yes, says new research that confirmed that the tiny hydra - a centimeter-long polyp that inhabits fresh water all over the world - does not age and, if kept in ideal conditions, may just live forever.
03 Jan 2016
Jammu: "This wetland is dying a slow death; please help us to preserve it for our future generations," reads a billboard outside the famed Gharana wetland, the winter abode of thousands of migratory birds who throng this marshy land on the India-Pakistan border.
26 Dec 2015
London: Lower levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with an elevated risk of mortality and could be an early indicator of risk, researchers from University of Birmingham have found.
04 Dec 2015
New York: People who have a higher sense of purpose in life are at lower risk of death and cardiovascular disease, says a study.
23 Nov 2015
New York: Call it an irony but teenage girls with four or more tattoos may show off a higher self-esteem to their friends and relatives but they are also at a high suicide risk, claim researchers.
19 Nov 2015
New York: One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime, died within five years, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been discharged from the hospital that treated them.
22 Dec 2015
Tokyo: A man died of caffeine intoxication in the first such reported case in Japan, the media reported yesterday. According to a study conducted by Fukuoka University, the man in his 20s likely died of consuming too many caffeinated drinks, as media reported.