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People undergoing total knee replacements 4 times likelier to die than partial surgery counterparts

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:57

A new study has revealed that partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement and people who undergo the latter are four times more likely to die in the first month after surgery.

Foreign publishers, Delhi University battle it out in court

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 09:17

A cramped, one-room shop tucked away in Delhi University seems an unlikely battleground for a publishing war that, academics warn, threatens quality of and access to education in the world`s second most populous nation.

Will computers perform 45% of human jobs in 20 years?

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 14:30

Other vulnerable fields in the first stage include transportation/logistics, production labor, and administrative support.

`Extinction of big animals may cause soil nutrient deficiency`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 09:31

The mass extinction of large animals in the Pleistocene era caused today’s dearth of soil nutrients, scientists said Sunday, and warned of further damage if modern giants like the elephant disappear.

Europe`s first farmers used manure 8,000 years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 14:50

Neolithic farmers manured and watered their crops as early as 6,000 BC, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, a new Oxford study has found.

Ability to throw was key evolutionary step: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 15:40

Our perception of how food tastes is influenced by the size, shape and colour of the cutlery we use, a new Oxford research suggests.

Oyster genome mystery decoded

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 16:28

Scientists have unraveled a detailed map of the Pacific oyster genome, shedding light on how molluscs manage to survive the harsh environment of estuary and sea shore.

Apes giggle like humans over slapstick humour

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 14:42

Apes might appreciate slapstick humour like humans, according to new research on laughter.