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Twins live longer than singletons

Having a twin brother or sister increases your chances of living a life longer than singletons, new research has found.

How societal cooperation led to larger human brain

How societal cooperation led to larger human brain

Researchers has found that judging other people in social groups has promoted the rapid expansion of the human brain's size over the last two million years.

Paper trays coated with silver capable of extending shelf-life of eggs: Research

The research conducted by an Indian scientist further mentions that this development is meant to help eggs stored in village farms to stay for longer periods and be sold without compromising on quality.

India pays minimum attention on research: President

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that India pays minimum attention to research and added that the country should invest more time in R&D (Research and Development).

New research discloses genetic history of camels

New research discloses genetic history of camels

Use by human societies in primordial trade routes has shaped the genetic diversity of the camel, famously known as the 'ship of the desert,' finds a interesting study of its ancient and modern DNA.

Can a conventional name help you live longer?

Can a conventional name help you live longer?

For the study, published in the journal Explorations in Economic History, the researchers examined three million death certificates from 1802 to 1970 in the US.

Manhunt in Brussels after raid linked to Paris attacks

Manhunt in Brussels after raid linked to Paris attacks

Shots were fired on Tuesday at Belgian police in the capital Brussels as they carried out an operation linked to the Paris attacks, Belgian prosecutors said.

India, Russia ink deal on competitive research projects

The agreement provides for competitive research grants to Indians and Russians for joint implementation of projects.

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DNA: India still lags behind in R&D innovation

Analysis on how India is lagging behind in in R&D and innovation compared to countries. Watch this report to know more.

Give more opportunities to girls in science education, research: Smriti ​Irani

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday called for more opportunities to be given to girls.

China starts precision medicine research

The research programme also covers diabetes and cancers.

US government ends research on all chimpanzees

US government ends research on all chimpanzees

Chimpanzees will no longer be used for US government research and the remaining 50 chimps in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement, health authorities said on Thursday.

People in 30s were lot happier in 1970s than today

People in 30s were lot happier in 1970s than today

Adults over age 30 are not as happy as they used to be, but teenagers and young adults are happier than ever.

Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee to launch research funding mechanism 'IMPRINT'

Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee to launch research funding mechanism 'IMPRINT'

This single window funding clearance mechanism worth Rs 1,000 crore has been named IMPRINT which will enable Indian technical institutions to carry out original research.

Cabinet to consider proposal for national sign language institute

 The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss tomorrow a proposal for setting up of a national institute for sign language, which would focus on research and training.

New technology, research needed to fight climate change: Prakash Javadekar

 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday pitched for new research and technology to combat the affects of climate change.

US astronaut misses fresh air halfway through year-long mission

US astronaut misses fresh air halfway through year-long mission

Halfway into a year in space -- the longest ever attempted at the International Space Station -- American astronaut Scott Kelly said Monday he misses fresh air but is adapting well.

Birds too fall in love like humans

Birds too fall in love like humans

Not just humans but birds too fall in love and females choose mates if they find them stimulating in some way that is not necessarily obvious to an outside observer.