Control your BP with your smartphone

 Scientists have developed an interactive web system that, along with your smartphone, can efficiently control your blood pressure.

Scientists make real gold as light as air

The so-called aerogel is a thousand times lighter than conventional gold alloys.

Fossil fireworm named after punk icon Henry Rollins

A muscly fossil fireworm, discovered by scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum, has been named Rollinschaeta myoplena in honour of punk musician and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins.

Smartphones to help track and check famines

 Scientists have developed a way to monitor food security using a smartphone app, which combines weather and soil moisture data from satellites with crowd-sourced data on the vulnerability of the population to malnutrition and other relevant socio-economic data.

There is more to `name` than meets the eye
There is more to `name` than meets the eye

In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities can be revealed. 

Soon, eye drops to clear up cataracts

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a new chemical that could be added to eye drops to help clear up cataracts, the leading cause of blindness.

Scientists redefine how human blood is made

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, a team of Canadian scientists has discovered a completely new view of how human blood is made.

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space
Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

 A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

RSS dubs protesting writers, scientists 'pseudo-secular', 'intolerant'

Describing the move of the writers, scientists, Bollywood artistes and others to return their awards as "pseudo-secular and intolerant", RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosbale on Friday dubbed their act as a "premeditated conspiracy" with an aim to "take the debate to other side".

New technology to let robots walk like humans do

 Scientists have developed new technology that will enable legged robots to walk like humans do, an advance that could allow the machines to work in the armed forces, save lives as firefighters or do household chores.

Intolerance: Scientists urge President to initiate suitable action
Intolerance: Scientists urge President to initiate suitable action

Voicing concern over incidents of intolerance, a group of scientists has petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee, urging him to initiate "suitable actions".

Learn how to grow food on Mars
Learn how to grow food on Mars

 Inspired by astronaut Mark Watney, a character played by Hollywood actor Matt Damon in the critically acclaimed movie "The Martian", scientists have published the first case study on how future astronauts can learn to farm on the Red Planet.

Asteroid showers caused mass extinctions on Earth
Asteroid showers caused mass extinctions on Earth

Mass extinctions which occurred over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists report.

Gut bacteria play key role in body's self-defense

 Scientists have found that human gut bacteria regulate the levels of the body's main antioxidant, glutathione, which fights a host of diseases.

New test to predict relapse of testicular cancers

 Scientists have developed a new test to identify patients who are at risk of suffering a relapse from testicular cancer.

Scientists create virtual rat brain

 Scientists have created a virtual rat brain made up of 30,000 neurons, 55 layers of cells and 207 different neuron subtypes.

Five new genes linked to common brain cancer found

Scientists have discovered five new genetic variants associated with glioma - the most common form of brain cancer.

How binge drinking leads to alcohol addiction

 A malfunctioning enzyme may be behind why people who love to binge drink on weekends or at parties are at a higher risk of alcohol addiction, scientists from Stanford University reported.

Now, stopping spread of cancer comes closer to reality

Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially trap cancer cells before they spread.