Third-hand smoke just as lethal as first-hand smoke

A scientist at the University of California, Riverside suggests that second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke are just as deadly as first-hand smoke.

Its official! Bit of alcohol a day does keep the doctor at bay

It has been known for a long time that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lower mortality, and now a new study has found that moderate consumption of alcohol could bolster our immune system, and potentially our ability to fight infections.

New drug target brings malaria cure closer

Scientists have discovered a chemical modification in the DNA of human malaria parasite, a discovery that could help develop a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs.

Mosquitoes hunt humans by smelling odours

Mosquitoes track down humans from a distance by the smell of carbon dioxide on our breath and then find exposed areas through skin odours, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.

Toxic waters extended across 5% of global ocean 93.9 mn years ago

A new study has suggested that oxygen-free and hydrogen sulfide-rich waters extended across roughly five percent of the global ocean 93.9 million years ago.

`Sleeping pills could improve your memory`

Taking sleeping pills could help a person improve his memory, a controversial new study has claimed.

Athleticism `may be linked to brain size`

In a new study, researchers wanted to find out if athleticism is linked to brain size.