Timing of exposure to light influences Body Mass Index

The timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index (BMI) and also body fat, says a new study.

United Airlines faces boycott for 'Islamophobia' at 30,000 ft

Hundreds of people have pledged to boycott United Airlines after a Muslim passenger alleged discrimination due to Islamophobia over an unopened can of Diet Coke onboard the American airliner.

Lawsuit fear driving US neurosurgeons to perform extra tests

More than three-fourths of neurosurgeons in the US practice some form of defensive medicine - performing additional tests and procedures - out of fear of malpractice lawsuits, a survey has revealed.

Scientists develop environment-friendly solar cell

In a significant finding, scientists have developed a new low-cost, efficient and environment-friendly solar cell that can be used without hazardous material lead.

`Smart` device that engineers cells to kill cancer

In a path-breaking discovery, biologists have created a new technology for modifying human cells to create therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target and kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells.

`Super-Earths` have Earth-like climate, life next?

Super-Earths or massive terrestrial planets dotting our galaxy the Milky Way, may haveEmore earth-like climate then scientists have ever thought.

Newly discovered small exoplanets may be fluffy

During its four-year mission, NASA`s Kepler space telescope discovered thousands of "planetary candidates" in our Milky Way galaxy, many of which were found to be covered in gas.

Computer use can alter your brain

Using a computer may not only change our lifestyle, but also alter the way our brain learns, according to a new study.

Neck jabs can halve severe hot flashes in menopausal women

A study has found that a shot in the neck of local anesthesia may reduce severe hot flashes by nearly 50 percent for at least six months.

Lower maternal education linked to poor neural processing of sound in teens

A new study has linked poor processing of auditory information in the adolescent brain to a lower maternal educational background.

1st interspecies transplant for new diabetes treatment a success

In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, scientists have successfully transplanted islets, the cells that produce insulin, from one species to another.

Why fish are such swell swimmers revealed

Researchers at Northwestern University led by an Indian professor have revealed some of the mechanical properties that allow fish to move so intricately.

Way to prevent death of oocytes from chemotherapy found

Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill their immature ovarian eggs, called oocytes.

Its official! Memory declines at menopause

A new study has confirmed that a woman harried by hot flashes really has a hard time remembering things.

Foldable electronics come closer to reality with graphene ink

Bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket may not be so far off.

How frog embryos could help fight disease

Scientists have used a new X-ray method to record a living frog embryo`s internal structure and cell movement.

Mars may have been warm enough to support liquid water

A new study of how carbon is trapped and released by iron-rich volcanic magma gives hint about the early atmospheric evolution on Mars and other terrestrial bodies.

New study sheds light on early language development among infants

Researchers are digging deeper into whether infants` ability to learn new words is shaped by the particular language being acquired.

Scientists create stretchable battery

Scientists have developed a flexible lithium-ion battery that can stretch up to 300 per cent of its original size and still function.

Dyslexia can be "fixed" using devices: Study

Scientists have found a mechanism using devices to "fix" the problem of dyslexia, a constellation of impairments unrelated to intelligence, hearing or vision that make reading a struggle.