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Oh baby! Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 01:45

Fertilization takes place when an egg cell and a sperm cell recognize one another and fuse to form an embryo. But how they recognize each other in order to hook up had remained a mystery.

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:06

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country.

Nine-month-old baby may have been cured of HIV, US scientists say

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 05:42

A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments that doctors began just four hours after her birth, medical researchers said on Wednesday.

`US pressurising Israel to end targeting Iranian N-scientists`

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 18:05

US is pressurising Israel to stop targeted killings of top Iranian nuclear scientists, a number of whom have been mysteriously killed, to give diplomatic negotiations with Tehran a chance to succeed.

Ansari urges scientists to introspect

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 21:39

Expressing concern over lasting impact of science which have been harmful, Vice-President Hamid Ansari urged scientists to distinguish between beneficial and harmful applications of their research.

Australian scientists awarded for spotting water efficient crops

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:11

Two Australian scientists have been awarded the British-based Rank Prize for developing an innovative method of identifying crops with superior water efficiency, the Australian National University (ANU) said Wednesday.

CERN scientists create antihydrogen atoms

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 21:53

CERN physicists have succeeded for the first time in producing a beam of antihydrogen atoms, an advance that brings scientists closer to solving the antimatter mystery.

Facebook pokes fun at study saying it will lose 80pc users

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:29

Facebook has debunked the recent study by the Princeton University that the social networking website would lose 80 per cent of its users by 2015-2017.

`Fastest ever` broadband speeds achieved by UK scientists

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 19:55

Raising hopes of millions of net users for more efficient data transfer in the current infrastructure, scientists in the UK have achieved the "fastest ever" broadband speeds in a test.

China honours its top scientists

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 18:36

Two Chinese scientists, both academics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, won the country`s top science award Friday for their outstanding contribution to scientific and technological innovation, a leading Chinese daily reported.

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:06

The Navy plans to increase sonar testing in US waters over the next five years even as studies it funded reveal worrying signs that the loud underwater noise could disturb whales and dolphins.

Second-hand memory cards pose identity theft risk, warn experts

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 19:48

Selling old memory cards on sites like eBay without proper deletion of previous data may lead to identity theft, security experts have warned.