Tiny genetic mutation behind golden locks

Blondes have been both prized and mocked by people for their golden locks for ages.

Soon, `nature-inspired` flying robots for search and rescue missions

Scientists have come up with "nature-inspired" drones or flying robots that will eventually be used for everything from military surveillance to search and rescue.

Scientist claims humans will find aliens by 2040

A scientist has claimed that humans will be able to find aliens within the next 25 years

Better sleep ups survival period of breast cancer patients

Among the women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, those who sleep efficiently - not necessarily for longer period - are likely to live longer than those who do not get quality sleep, a study indicated.

Indian-origin scientist develops paper microscope

An Indian-American scientist Manu Prakash from Stanford University has developed an incredibly low-cost microscope made almost entirely out of paper.

World`s fastest organic transistor developed

Two university research teams collaborated to develop thin, transparent semiconductors, which could become the foundation for cheap, high-performance displays.

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India

A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has suggested.

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: Study

The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response.

Being overweight may affect men`s semen quality

Overweight and obese men in a new study showed diminished quantity and quality of semen, suggesting that a weight problem might also affect fertility, researchers say.

Protein breakthrough brings `universal` flu vaccine closer to reality

Researchers have taken a promising step toward the creation of a universal flu vaccine, one that could be produced more quickly and offer broader protection than the virus specific inoculants available today.

`No clear link` between lung cancer and passive smoking

Passive smoking has no clear link to lung cancer, a study has revealed.

Common brain cell plays key role in shaping neural circuit

Scientists have discovered that a common but mysterious class of brain cells play a crucial role in shaping neural circuit.

Why mere presence of males shortens females` lifespans in some species

Researchers have discovered that males of the laboratory roundworm secrete signalling molecules that significantly shorten the lifespan of the opposite sex.

Sun`s magnetic field close to flipping

Scientists have said that the Sun`s magnetic field will flip soon.

Male birth defect linked to pesticide exposure: Study

A research on several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence of anyone of them being associated with a common birth defect in male infants.

Social media helps advance tourism studies!

Scientists have used social media - vacation photos from Flickr - to study how people use natural areas for tourism and recreation.

World`s first `carbon-nanotube computer` unveiled

A team of researchers lead by Indian origin scientist has unveiled the first computer built entirely with carbon nanotubes.

Why women develop heart disease 10 years later than men

A new research has revealed that a biological ability to compensate for the body`s reduced response to insulin could help explain why women typically develop heart disease 10 years later than men.

Electricity generated from sewage using `wired microbes`

Stanford University engineers have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring "wired microbes" as mini power plants, producing electricity as they digest plant and animal waste.

Tea made from mamala tree may help fight AIDS

A compound found in a medicinal tea brewed from the bark of a tree could help fight AIDS, scientists have found.