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Earth`s 6th mass extinction begins

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:53

A study has revealed the early stages of Earth`s 6th mass extinction event, for which human activities are being held responsible.

Merely 8.2% of DNA `functional` in human beings

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:04

A new study claims that only 8.2 percent of our DNA actually does some significant work.

Salman Khan shows his ‘Being Human’ side on `Cine Stars Ki Khoj`

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:56

Moved by the effective performance of Kartik Vyas on Zee TV`s `Cine Stars Ki Khoj`, Salman Khan offers help to cure his disability.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.

Allow UN investigators probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka into India: Jayalalithaa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:49

UN officials probing human rights violations in Sri Lanka must be given visas to visit India, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said Thursday.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:53

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

India ranks 135 on human development index: UNDP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 18:36

India ranked 135 out of 187 countries on the human development index in UNDP`s annual report 2014 released Thursday.

NHRC organises national conference on Silicosis

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:07

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) this year is organizing a day-long conference on Silicosis at the India International Centre here on July 25.

Functional human platelets generated in lab

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:48

The US scientists have developed a next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in the lab.

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:38

Scientists have designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time.

`Simulated` human heart created for better drug testing

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:01

In pioneering research, a scientist has developed a `simulated` human heart to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials.

UN rights council calls meeting on Gaza conflict

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:28

The UN Human Rights Council said it will hold an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel`s ongoing military offensive in Gaza.