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Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved

Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved

A team of researchers from Cornell University claim that genome editing in butterflies has helped to reveal that how did they get their eyespots.

What happens when you comment on your daughter's weight!

The findings suggest that commenting about girls' weight can have a negative impact later in life.

New paper-based test offers easy, rapid, cheap check for Zika

A team of researchers has brought a cheap, fast and easy way to detect the Zika virus closer to reality.

Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!

Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!

Retweeting creates a cognitive overload that can interrupt the learning and retaining ability of a person. This overload is also capable of diminishing performance in the real world.

Vegetarian diet makes Indians more prone to colon cancer

Researchers from Cornell University analysed frequencies of the mutation in 234 primarily vegetarian Indians and 311 US individuals.

Super elastic 'skin' for softer, mood robots

Super elastic 'skin' for softer, mood robots

This hyper-elastic light-emitting capacitor (HLEC) can endure more than twice the strain of previously tested stretchable displays.

Focus on quality, not quantity, of food to stay slim

The findings are based on Global Healthy Weight Registry that surveyed adults who have successfully maintained a healthy body weight throughout their lives. 

World is shrinking, we are just 3.5 degrees apart: Facebook

World is shrinking, we are just 3.5 degrees apart: Facebook

In 2011, researchers at Cornell University, the Università degli Studi di Milano and Facebook computed the average across the 721 million people using the website.

How Super Bowl celebrations can spread flu

Models show this year's flu season could be a mild one, but the virus will still kill thousands of people and sicken many more.

Researchers create first self-assembled superconductor

Researchers at Cornell University have blazed a new trail by creating a self-assembled, three-dimensional superconductor.

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Novel method to measure ultra-fast, thin photo-detector

Novel method to measure ultra-fast, thin photo-detector

Windows and walls could be coated with atomically thin layers of material that would interact with light and carry Internet signals.

Hate Facebook? Learn why you meekly log in again

Hate Facebook? Learn why you meekly log in again

 Have you felt like walking away from Facebook or to shut down your account swearing never to return, only to meekly log back in a week later? You are not alone.

Signs of acid fog found on Mars

Signs of acid fog found on Mars

When the Martian smog landed on the surface of the rocks it dissolved some minerals, forming a gel.

Researchers create artificial foam heart

The foam is unique because it can be formed and has connected pores that allow fluids to be pumped through it.

Aspirin's disease-fighting abilities uncovered

In the study, researchers discovered the interaction between salicylic acid and HMGB1 by screening extracts prepared from human tissue culture cells to find proteins that could bind to salicylic acid.

Why obesity ups breast cancer risk 

Obesity results in stiffer breast tissue that promotes the growth of cancer.

China's move to devalue currency could reverberate globally

China's surprise move on Tuesday to devalue its currency has intensified concerns about the world's second-largest economy, whose growth has reached a six-year low.

Is your perception of knowledge just an illusion?

New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to assert knowledge comprising made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as "over-claiming".

Weighing yourself daily can help shed pounds

If you are looking for a simple strategy to become slim, then start stepping on a scale each day and track the results, a new study says.