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New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age.

Apr 06, 2018, 14:12 PM IST
Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Scientists have developed a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp, an advance that may open up new ways for people and robots to better navigate underwater. 

Apr 05, 2018, 14:18 PM IST
Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Ancient origins of viruses discovered

Ancient origins of viruses discovered

Many of the viruses infecting us today have ancient evolutionary histories that date back to the first vertebrates and perhaps the first animals in existence, a study has found.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
Extinct monitor lizard had four eyes: Study

Extinct monitor lizard had four eyes: Study

An extinct species of monitor lizard had four eyes, a first among known jawed vertebrates, a fossil study has found.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Bizarre! Pregnant woman gave 'coffin birth' after she was buried

Bizarre! Pregnant woman gave 'coffin birth' after she was buried

In a bizarre case, a team of archaeologists have discovered skeletal remains of a woman with a hole in her skull and bones of fetus lying between her legs, reportedly. 

Mar 28, 2018, 15:12 PM IST
A strawberry, a tomato or both? 'Alien tomato' freaks out social media - Pic inside

A strawberry, a tomato or both? 'Alien tomato' freaks out social media - Pic inside

 An image was posted by Reddit-user CroixBeans, of what looks like a strawberry inside the tomato

Mar 23, 2018, 13:28 PM IST
Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

The remote-controlled robot fish swims quietly through coral reefs and schools of fish and uses a fisheye lens to capture high-resolution photos and video with a camera built into its nose.

Mar 23, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking passed away in the early hours of March 14 at his Cambridge residence at the age of 76. 

Mar 21, 2018, 18:04 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

A mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, may have produced simple sugars that formed a key ingredient responsible for the origin of life on Earth.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882.

Mar 21, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

The paper sets out to prove the idea that our cosmos is only one of many universes.

Mar 19, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
This new technique can predict your gender based on smiles

This new technique can predict your gender based on smiles

Scientists have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique that can predict the gender based on the smile.

Mar 16, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
Extend research from labs to land, redefine 'R&D': PM Modi to scientists

Extend research from labs to land, redefine 'R&D': PM Modi to scientists

The government has set a target of 100 GW (gigawatt) of installed solar power by 2022.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:18 PM IST
Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco

Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco

The oldest nuclear DNA from Africa ever has been discovered in eastern Morocco, adding new clues to the world's understanding of human history, a government statement said.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:00 PM IST
London strip club owner remembers Stephen Hawking, his 'all-time favourite celebrity'

London strip club owner remembers Stephen Hawking, his 'all-time favourite celebrity'

Despite his debilitating condition, Stephen Hawking went on to live a full life with major achievements to his name.

Mar 15, 2018, 11:56 AM IST
'It's a personal loss': Stephen Hawking's Indian student remembers the scientific legend

'It's a personal loss': Stephen Hawking's Indian student remembers the scientific legend

Stephen Hawking reached out into the depths of the universe with his mind and decoded the mysterious cosmos for the common people.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:17 PM IST
Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein share a significant date

Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein share a significant date

The two famous physicists who in their own inspiring ways changed the way we see the universe, share the significant date.

Mar 14, 2018, 15:56 PM IST
Albert Einstein's 139th birth anniversary: Interesting facts about the renowned physicist

Albert Einstein's 139th birth anniversary: Interesting facts about the renowned physicist

Renowned German physicist Albert Einstein is best known for giving the world's most famous equation, mass energy equivalence formula E=mc2.

Mar 14, 2018, 12:24 PM IST
Stephen Hawking no more: Why he considered AI a threat to humanity

Stephen Hawking no more: Why he considered AI a threat to humanity

The cosmologist stressed upon the increasing developments in AI and while he lauded the progress, he also feared that machines will one day be more dominant than human beings.

Mar 14, 2018, 11:53 AM IST