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Heart attack, stroke may predict cancer risk

Lung and colon cancers, appear to be most strongly associated with an elevated risk of heart attack.

Dec 26, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

Those with reduced ability to taste food may have a high chance of putting on weight!

Nutritionists, researchers and doctors have long suspected a connection between diminished taste sensitivity and obesity, but no one had tested if losing taste altered intake.

Jul 31, 2017, 19:27 PM IST

Missing Indian-origin Cornell University student found dead in New York state

A 20-year-old Indian-origin Cornell University student was found dead here after going missing this week.

May 20, 2017, 13:44 PM IST

'Teens who feel 'too fat' light up cigarettes to slim down'

Researchers also found that white teens were more than twice as likely as African-American adolescents to smoke for weight loss.

Oct 17, 2016, 23:37 PM IST

No govt role for ex-World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu, to return to academia

Having served World Bank as its Chief Economist for about four years, India's former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu says he will not take up any position in the Indian government and plans to return to Cornell University and focus on his research projects.

Oct 02, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

Human sounds and languages are linked: Scientists

The research, shattered the cornerstone concept in linguistics and demonstrated a robust statistical relationship between certain basic concepts -- from body parts to familial relationships and aspects of the natural world -- and the sounds humans around the world use to describe them, researchers said.

Sep 14, 2016, 13:31 PM IST

Barack Obama nominates Pakistani-American to serve as federal judge

United States President Barack Obama has nominated a Muslim to serve as federal judge for the first time in American history, it was reported on Wednesday.

Sep 07, 2016, 17:42 PM IST

Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved

A team of researchers from Cornell University claim that genome editing in butterflies has helped to reveal that how did they get their eyespots.

Jun 16, 2016, 10:27 AM IST

What happens when you comment on your daughter's weight!

The findings suggest that commenting about girls' weight can have a negative impact later in life.

Jun 08, 2016, 18:13 PM IST

New paper-based test offers easy, rapid, cheap check for Zika

A team of researchers has brought a cheap, fast and easy way to detect the Zika virus closer to reality.

May 07, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!

Retweeting creates a cognitive overload that can interrupt the learning and retaining ability of a person. This overload is also capable of diminishing performance in the real world.

Apr 29, 2016, 18:00 PM IST

Vegetarian diet makes Indians more prone to colon cancer

Researchers from Cornell University analysed frequencies of the mutation in 234 primarily vegetarian Indians and 311 US individuals.

Mar 30, 2016, 13:06 PM IST

Super elastic 'skin' for softer, mood robots

This hyper-elastic light-emitting capacitor (HLEC) can endure more than twice the strain of previously tested stretchable displays.

Mar 04, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

Focus on quality, not quantity, of food to stay slim

The findings are based on Global Healthy Weight Registry that surveyed adults who have successfully maintained a healthy body weight throughout their lives. 

Feb 11, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

World is shrinking, we are just 3.5 degrees apart: Facebook

In 2011, researchers at Cornell University, the Università degli Studi di Milano and Facebook computed the average across the 721 million people using the website.

Feb 06, 2016, 18:47 PM IST

How Super Bowl celebrations can spread flu

Models show this year's flu season could be a mild one, but the virus will still kill thousands of people and sicken many more.

Feb 02, 2016, 22:30 PM IST

Researchers create first self-assembled superconductor

Researchers at Cornell University have blazed a new trail by creating a self-assembled, three-dimensional superconductor.

Jan 30, 2016, 16:43 PM IST

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Jan 25, 2016, 16:47 PM IST

Novel method to measure ultra-fast, thin photo-detector

Windows and walls could be coated with atomically thin layers of material that would interact with light and carry Internet signals.

Dec 22, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

Hate Facebook? Learn why you meekly log in again

 Have you felt like walking away from Facebook or to shut down your account swearing never to return, only to meekly log back in a week later? You are not alone.

Dec 13, 2015, 15:56 PM IST