06 Apr 2015
Washington: Scientists have designed a new, shape-shifting probe - one-hundredth the width of a human hair - for sensitive, high-resolution remote biological sensing not possible with current technology. The design could have a major impact on research in medicine, chemistry, biology and engineering. Ultimately, it might be used in clinical diagnostics, researchers said.
13 Aug 2015
London: Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of adults born very premature or of very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just toddlers, a new study has found.
11 Aug 2015
London: Spending too much time online can damage your immune function, warned a new study. People with greater levels of internet addiction problems are 30 percent more likely to catch colds and flu than those who are less addicted to the internet, the findings showed.
30 May 2014
Washington: People are in the best mood while they are bicycling compared to any other mode of transportation, a new study has found.
27 Mar 2014
Washington: Type apple vs orange in your google web browser and you instantly get the nutritional information of these fruits, displayed side by side in a chart. All thanks to a new tool installed by Google.
27 Nov 2012
A new Thai restaurant in the UK is offering advice on family planning to its diners. Diners in the new eatery in Bicester, Oxfordshire are given leaflets on protective sex at the end of the meal and even encouraged to buy condom-themed merchandise - with proceeds going to charity in Thailand.
22 Feb 2015
London: In a breakthrough, researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist, have shown that stem cells from the skin of two adults of the same sex can be used to make human egg and sperm cells.
17 Feb 2015
Doha: A report on the prevalence of type-2 diabetes worldwide released on Tuesday warned that an estimated 600 million people will suffer from the disease by 2035 and has termed it as a "serious and urgent" challenge.
22 Mar 2015
New Delhi: Being overweight does not mean that a person is unhealthy but if any one carrying fat in the abdominal cavity or belly fat, then it is a matter of great concern. A study on belly fat presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress confirmed that visceral fat – the type that gathers around your internal organs – is far more dangerous to your health than you might think. According to experts, cardiovascular deaths were 2.75 times higher for those who carry big bellies. Fat around the midsection is a strong risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancers. However, one can easily get rid of that paunch quickly and get rid of excess fat around the wasteline by using ingredients found in everybody's kitchen.
15 Feb 2014
London: How about having a blast with your favourite cuisine and wine at a metro station? Nearly a dozen 'phantom' stations in the city would be transformed into eye-catching public places.