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Genes may help predict how long a person will live: Study

The researchers looked at genetic data from more than half a million people alongside records of their parents' lifespan.

Jan 18, 2019, 12:11 PM IST

Mothers-to-be, take note! Smoking during pregnancy may harm babies' liver

A new study has revealed that smoking cigarettes during pregnancy may cause damage to foetal organs, especially to the liver.

May 31, 2017, 21:19 PM IST

Why pugs, bulldogs have flat faces decoded

All of the animals underwent body scans producing detailed 3D images of their heads.

May 29, 2017, 21:44 PM IST

Anxiety, depression may amplify risk of death from some cancers

This association may also be affected by reverse causality, where undiagnosed (early) cancer might have had an underlying impact on mood.

Jan 26, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants, which are famed for their highly developed work ethic, use the sun and memories of their surroundings to find the way home when they walk backward dragging a heavy load, scientists have found.

Jan 22, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study

Taking part in the scouts and guides not only help you in physical, mental and spiritual development, but also lower the risk of mental illness in later life.

Nov 10, 2016, 20:29 PM IST

Liver disease risk rises in people with type 2 diabetes: Study

NAFLD is commonly linked to obesity, which is also a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Apr 13, 2016, 12:48 PM IST

British scientists awarded Denmark-based brain research prize

They have shown how the connection between brain cells in the hippocampus can be strengthened through repeated stimulation -- a phenomenon that is called long-term potentiation.

Mar 02, 2016, 11:35 AM IST

We maybe closing in on dark matter

Its discovery would be a fundamental development in understanding the physical universe, a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will hear.

Feb 14, 2016, 11:05 AM IST

The smarter you are, the healthier is your life

The study supports an existing theory, which says that those with better overall health are likely to have higher levels of intelligence.

Jan 31, 2016, 22:02 PM IST

Reptile fossil explains how snakes lost their legs

Scientists used CT scans to examine the bony inner ear of Dinilysia patagonica, a 2-metre long reptile closely linked to modern snakes.

Nov 29, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Tiny fossils push back complex skeleton timeline

Scientists had long suspected that complex animals had existed before then but, until now, they had no proof.

Nov 07, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

Shah Rukh Khan admits to changing Bollywood's scenario

Shah Rukh Khan says that tried to change the scenario in Bollywood 

Oct 17, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

Watch: 15 Cities, 15 Reporters

15 reporters reporting from 15 cities of India only on Zee News.

Oct 16, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

Shah Rukh Khan gives 'Bollywood' style 'gyan' in Edinburgh

Shah Rukh Khan gives a 'Bollywood' style lecture at University of Edinburgh  

Oct 16, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

See pics: Shah Rukh Khan turns doctor a second time!

Bollywood's ultimate 'badshah' Shah Rukh Khan is somebody who rose to fame through sheer hard work and passion to make it big. The non-filmy Delhi guy made to the big league in Bollywood and soon earned the moniker 'King Khan'. His journey to superstardom continues to inspire many aspiring young talents in various fields and not just acting, per say.

Oct 16, 2015, 09:11 AM IST

Now, `sensitive` blood test that can rule out heart attacks

Now, a new blood test that can identify patients at low risk of heart attack.

Oct 08, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

University of Edinburgh invites Shah Rukh Khan to deliver lecture

Bollywood 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan, one of the actors globally most popular, has been invited to deliver a lecture to students of the University of Edinburgh, UK, on October 15.

Oct 06, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

Volcanic eruptions effect river flow

Scientists did a research to better understand how big volcanic eruptions, which can trigger a shortage of rainfall, can impact rivers.

Oct 06, 2015, 10:47 AM IST

Quit-smoking pill won't trigger heart attack, depression

An anti-smoking pill that was earlier thought to increase the risk of heart attack and depression is actually safe.

Sep 07, 2015, 15:11 PM IST