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Tumour hardness may develop cancer cells

 Tumour hardness and hypoxia -- lack of oxygen at the tumour's core -- trigger a biological switch that causes cancer stem cells to develop, a recent study has found.

'Raghuram Rajan deserves second term at RBI'

'Raghuram Rajan deserves second term at RBI'

Backing a second term for RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, leading Indian-American economist at Princeton University Avinash Dixit said the apex bank chief should have "full operational independence" when it comes to pursuing targets on employment, growth and inflation.

Won't act against students if Osama bin Laden is commemorated in Princeton: Univ Prez replies to Naidu

Won't act against students if Osama bin Laden is commemorated in Princeton: Univ Prez replies to Naidu

Expressing his views on the freedom of speech, President of Princeton University has said that the varsity will not take any disciplinary action if Osama bin Laden is commemorated on campus.

Neural activity of moving animal recorded in 3D

Researchers in Princeton University have developed an instrument that allows three-dimensional recordings of neural activity in nearly the entire brain of a free-moving animal.

Healthy or sick? Tiny cell bubbles may hold answer

For decades scientists believed that the EV material released by some human cells -- which can only be seen through high-tech electron microscopes -- was nothing more than biological debris.

Army ants efficient in 'minding the gap'

Army ants efficient in 'minding the gap'

Army ants are nomadic species.

Asian jumbos play key role in spreading green cover

Asian jumbos play key role in spreading green cover

Asian elephants play a vital role in the ecology of the forest and help spread green cover because of their eating and movement pattern, says a study by the researchers of the Indian Institute of Science and Princeton University.

Scientists calculate speed of ice formation

Scientists calculate speed of ice formation

For the first time, researchers have directly calculated the rate at which water crystallises into ice in a realistic computer model of water molecules.

PM Modi pays tribute to mathematician John Nash, calls him 'intellectual powerhouse'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who was killed with his wife in New Jersey in a car crash.

Facebook will lose 80% of its users by 2017: Study

Social networking giant Facebook`s popularity is rapidly declining, according to a new study.

Carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the greenhouse gas already present in the Earth`s atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years, a new study has found.

Eighth Princeton student diagnosed with meningitis

An eighth Princeton University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, a potentially fatal infection that causes swelling of the brain and spinal cord, a university spokesman said on Friday.

Meningitis outbreak at Princeton University: officials

Princeton University is trying to contain an outbreak of bacterial meningitis that has sickened several students, school and health officials said today.

Rocks used to build China`s Forbidden City were transported on ice

Researchers have revealed that the huge stones that make up parts of China`s Forbidden City were transported along artificial ice paths lubricated with water.

Marmoset monkeys engage in polite conversation

Marmoset monkeys are also able to engage each other for up to 30 minutes at a time in vocal turn-taking, a new research ahs suggested.

Subtle movements and facial features may indicate risk of death

A new study suggests that features like the wrinkles on your forehead and the way you move may reflect your overall health and risk of dying.

Earth would have been much hotter if there were no plants

Enhanced growth of Earth`s leafy greens during the 20th century has significantly slowed the planet`s transition to being red-hot, according to a new study.

Earth`s wobble provides marine organisms with food

The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis helps control the production of a nutrient that is essential to ocean`s health, a new study has revealed.

Human violence likely to increase with climate change: Study

Rise in temperatures and precipitation is likely to result in more personal violence and social upheaval, a new study has revealed.

Exercise makes brain more resilient towards stress

Exercising helps reorganize the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and there is no interference with its normal functioning, a research team has claimed.