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Lower obesity rates linked with public transportation use, study shows

The study details a computational analysis of publicly available health, transportation, and census data across 227 counties from 45 states in 2001 and 2009.

Jan 30, 2019, 13:32 PM IST

Higher Omega-3 levels may help boost cognitive skills in elderly

A pattern of Omega-3s, Omega-6s and carotene was linked to better functional brain network efficiency.

Dec 21, 2018, 13:23 PM IST

Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Scientists have developed a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp, an advance that may open up new ways for people and robots to better navigate underwater. 

Apr 05, 2018, 14:18 PM IST

Predatory ants who have spring-loaded jaws that snap shut 700 times faster than you can blink! - Read

They are fearsome predators armed with long, spiky, widely-agape mandibles and their jaws move so fast that it's hard to register the movement and it's already over by the time you do.

Aug 31, 2017, 17:23 PM IST

Harmful environmental pollution increases risk of cancer

Researchers in the US have found that poor environmental quality is particularly strongly linked to prostate and breast cancer cases.

May 08, 2017, 23:32 PM IST

Experts say brain abnormalities alike across distinct emotional disorders

Health experts have claimed that brain abnormalities are similar across distinct emotional disorders.

Oct 02, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at Illinois campus party: Police

Police believe the two shootings in the eastern Illinois city of Champaign may be related. 

Sep 25, 2016, 22:17 PM IST

Scientists find novel method to make brighter green LEDs

A team of researchers has found a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which may pave the way for developing advanced solid-state lighting.

Jul 31, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Here comes a solar cell that functions like a plant

A new solar cell has been developed by researchers that essentially works like a plant. This game-changing solar cell converts carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel using only sunlight for energy.

Jul 29, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

Flexible, conductive nanofiber film could lead to electronic skin!

The film, which is actually a mat of tangled nanofiber, electroplated to form a 'self-junctioned copper nano-chicken wire,' is also bendable and stretchable, offering potential applications in roll-up touch screen displays, wearable electronics, flexible solar cells and electronic skin.

Jun 15, 2016, 09:51 AM IST

Talk to your kids at dinner time and keep them fit

Parenting styles, parent-child attachment relationships and feeding practices all have been found to be reliable indicators of children's food consumption, eating behaviours and risks for obesity.

Apr 20, 2016, 16:05 PM IST

British troops find Harry Potter-style 'invisibility cloak' brilliant

Vatec can be moulded into shapes to match mountainous terrain and during the trials, the soldiers used the material to build hideaways on a mock battlefield.

Mar 23, 2016, 19:52 PM IST

Singer John Legend brands Donald Trump ‘racist’ in Twitter feud

In response to his allegations, Trump Jr said that racism “can’t be the answer for everything you don’t like”.

Mar 12, 2016, 23:36 PM IST

A little cha-cha-cha can keep you healthy

The study also found that leisure physical activity rose from 650 minutes to nearly a total of 818 minutes per week.

Mar 05, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Broccoli can ward off liver cancer risk

The team wanted to find out the impact of feeding broccoli to mice with a known liver cancer-causing carcinogen and so they studied four groups of mice; some of which were on a control diet or the Westernized diet and some were given or not given broccoli.

Mar 04, 2016, 10:20 AM IST

Phone addiction leads to depression, anxiety

This fear of new technology happened with televisions, video games and most recently, smartphones.

Mar 03, 2016, 11:07 AM IST

Our brain 'personalities' affect intelligence, memories

Using a statistical technique called independent component analysis, the researchers grouped measures that were related to each other into four unique traits.

Feb 27, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

Next-Gen lithium batteries to store energy five times more

 Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new prototype of a next generation lithium battery that may store five times the energy of today's batteries.

Jan 25, 2016, 00:27 AM IST

How childhood concussions affect brain

The researchers emphasize the potential for lifelong academic and vocational consequences for kids who sustain concussions early in life.

Dec 21, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Supervolcanoes likely triggered externally

According to a recent study, supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure building until the volcano blows.

Nov 06, 2015, 10:23 AM IST