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Mystery orbits in outer solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine': Study

The new theory is not the first to propose that the gravitational forces of a massive disc made of small objects could avoid the need for a ninth planet.

Jan 21, 2019, 17:59 PM IST

This brain training app can boost attention, concentration

The results showed that those who played "Decoder" were better than those who played Bingo and those who played no game.

Jan 21, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

Six Indian Americans win Gates Cambridge scholarship

  Six Indian Americans, including two women, are among 35 students from the US selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship.

Feb 17, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

Malala Yousafzai, British comedian Stephen Fry spar on Twitter over Oxford vs Cambridge

Earlier this week, Stephen Fry took to Twitter writing about his meeting with Malala at a Gates Foundation event in New York last year.

Jan 25, 2018, 00:23 AM IST

Day-dreaming may not be so bad after all! This is what a study has revealed

In the new research published in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, scientists showed that the DMN plays an important role in allowing us to switch to 'autopilot' once we are familiar with a task.

Oct 25, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

Harvard keeps top spot in Chinese ranking of best universities

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich remained the highest-ranked entry from continental Europe, holding on to 19th place, while the University of Copenhagen in Denmark moved up one slot to 30th.

Aug 15, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

Discovered - Smallest star ever known in Universe, and it's slightly larger than Saturn

The star, called EBLM J0555–57Ab, is slightly bigger than Saturn and is located about 600 light-years from Earth and can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere, using a large telescope.

Jul 12, 2017, 14:11 PM IST

People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

The study indicate that people with autism are less susceptible to the effects of decoy options when evaluating and choosing the "best" product among several options relative to individuals without autism.

Jun 29, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

When people start becoming delirious, it may have a long-lasting impact on their brains, accelerating the dementia process among them, a new study has found.

Jan 21, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

New blood test may improve treatment for ovarian cancer patients

By measuring the levels of the mutated cancer gene TP53, researchers found those who responded well to treatments had a rapid fall in the levels of this circulating DNA.

Dec 21, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

While it has long been known that in many parts of Africa, people and a species of wax-eating bird called the greater honeyguide work together to find wild bees' nests, new research has unraveled a novel dimension to this unique human-animal relationship.

Jul 25, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

Keep larger wine glass at arm's length if you want to drink less!

The findings showed that increasing the size of wine glasses led to nearly 10 per cent increase in wine sales.

Jun 08, 2016, 06:30 AM IST

New evidence suggests our limbs may have evolved from shark gills

The new genetic results support the century-old but widely discounted theory on the origin of limbs.

Apr 20, 2016, 14:08 PM IST

Unhealthy food's presence sways overweight people's choices

Suggesting overweight people to eat healthily may be a futile step as a recent study has found that their brains override rational advice when presented with real food.

Apr 14, 2016, 13:21 PM IST

New state of matter detected in 2D material

Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter in a 2D material, in which electrons - thought to be indivisible building blocks of nature - break into pieces.

Apr 05, 2016, 15:32 PM IST

Temperature map of super-Earth reveals a world of lava - Watch!

The map of super-Earth 55 Cancri e was created using temperature data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 31, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

Solar cell material can recycle light to boost efficiency

The study involved shining a laser on to one part of a 500 nanometre-thick sample of lead-iodide perovskite.

Mar 28, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

Knowing genetic risk doesn't really help us

Behaviours included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, and physical activity. Other outcomes analysed were motivation to change behaviour and levels of depression and anxiety.

Mar 21, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

Being overweight can dampen your memory!

The study found a link between high body mass index (BMI) and poorer performance on a test of 'episodic memory'.

Feb 26, 2016, 20:47 PM IST

5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

A singularity is a point where gravity is so intense that space, time, and the laws of physics, break down.

Feb 21, 2016, 21:02 PM IST