High dopamine triggers risk-taking behaviour

Boosting the levels of brain chemical dopamine can lead to increased risk-taking among people, says new research.

Its official! Being `single` is bad for your health
Its official! Being `single` is bad for your health

If you are loner and can't stay in relationships, you might want to change your way of life as a new study has claimed that being single can prove bad for your health.

It's official! Being 'single' is bad for your health

If you are loner and can't stay in relationships, you might want to change your way of life as a new study has claimed that being single can prove bad for your health.

British Nobel laureate quits after criticising women

English scientist Tim Hunt, awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 2001, quit his post at University College London (UCL) on Thursday for his comments on the behaviour of women in the science field.

Trouble with girls is that men fall in love with them, says Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt
Trouble with girls is that men fall in love with them, says Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt

A chauvinist remark on girls landed a Noble Prize winner biochemist in soup and he had to resign from the post of honorary professor at University College London (UCL) in Britain.

'Twinkle' set to give radical new insights into alien planets' evolution
'Twinkle' set to give radical new insights into alien planets' evolution

A small satellite, named 'Twinkle,' is set to give radical new insights into the chemistry, formation and evolution of planets orbiting other stars.

Cancer fatalities to be completely eliminated by 2050, except for over-80s

A new study has revealed that cancer deaths will be eliminated for all except for the people over 80 years of age by 2050.

`Healthy obesity` does not last, says study

People who are obese may appear healthy for a while but their condition declines over time, said a study out on Monday that followed more than 2,500 people for 20 years.

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.