Exercising three times a week cuts depression risk

A new study has demonstrated that people who are physically active three times a week are less likely to go under depression.

UCL's global citizenship programme makes coursework impactful

University College London offers extra-curricular and academic courses that enhance a student's study life. Prachi Rege takes a sneak peak into the new programmes.

Now, mathematical formula to predict happiness

Scientists have used a mathematical equation to accurately predict the happiness of more than 18,000 people around the world.

Now, mathematical formula to predict happiness

Scientists have used a mathematical equation to accurately predict the happiness of more than 18,000 people around the world.

New methane detector to help hunt life on planets outside solar system

Researchers from University College London (UCL) has developed a powerful new model to hunt life on planets outside solar system by focusing on methane.

UK to recruit Indian doctors through Skype interviews

The UK is mulling recruiting around 50 doctors from India to tackle a staffing crisis, days after a court ruled against Indian-origin doctors, who alleged bias in Britain`s medical examination system.

Human brains `hard-wired` to link visual cues with body motion

A new study suggests that human brains are "hard-wired" to link what one sees and does.

Scientists create embryonic-type stem cells without embryos

In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

Closest supernova to Earth discovered near Messier 82 galaxy

Students and staff at UCL`s teaching observatory, the University of London Observatory, have spotted one of the closest supernova to Earth in nearby galaxy Messier 82 (the Cigar Galaxy).

Bone marrow stem cells could defeat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Patients with potentially fatal "superbug" forms of tuberculosis (TB) could in future be treated using stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, according to the results of an early-stage trial of the technique.

Teen eating disorders may impact weight later: Study

Young teens who binge eat and those who are fearful of weight gain may be more likely to become overweight later in adolescence, according to a new study from the United Kingdom.

Scientists discover early relative of man

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown human relative, with whom ancient man must have had sex with.

Exercise key to healthy and happy old age

A new study has found that exercising just once a week makes a person between three and seven times more likely to be considered a "healthy ager ".

Study links high sodium "fizzy" medicines to raised heart risks

Millions of patients worldwide taking effervescent, dispersible and soluble medicines have an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes because of the high salt content of such drugs, scientists said on Wednesday.

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men

Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn`t seem to matter.

Reindeers` eyes change colour over course of seasons

Scientists have discovered that reindeer eyes changes colour from gold to blue over the course of the year.

Lost home of last Neanderthals rediscovered

Natural Environment Research Council-funded scientists working in the Channel island of Jersey, have re-discovered a record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost

Mad cow disease: One in 2,000 in UK carry protein

Around one person in 2,000 in Britain carries the protein linked to the human version of mad cow disease, a figure higher than previous estimates, a study said on Tuesday.

Why slow, loving caresses could help maintain healthy sense of self

A new research has claimed that slow caresses or strokes could help develop and maintain a positive sense of self

Gene map helps trace spread of MERS virus

Researchers in Britain and Saudi Arabia said on Friday that gene profiling of the MERS virus had provided insights, but no answer, as to how the mysterious microbe spreads.