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How breastfeeding is linked to being a righty or lefty

Children breastfed for longer than nine months were associated with the prevalence for righthandedness.

Jan 09, 2019, 12:27 PM IST

Alcohol causes 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide: Report

In a shocking revelation, a recent study has found that alcohol is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths in people aged 15-49 years old.

Aug 24, 2018, 07:58 AM IST

Indians can live four extra years if air-quality standards are met

The 2016 study showed that India lost 1.4 million lives to air pollution in 2013.

Sep 12, 2017, 00:31 AM IST

United States student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy - Colleagues

The Chinese-born US citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and spent time in Uzbekistan while a student at Harvard University.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

A group of US engineers has developed two types of transgenic grass species that can eliminate toxic compounds widely used in explosives which contaminate the air around military bases and battlegrounds.

Nov 27, 2016, 23:30 PM IST

This is how researchers use DNA strands to store 'OK Go' music video – Watch!

The team of researchers successfully stored digital versions of works of art including a high-definition video by the band OK Go, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in more than 100 languages, the top 100 books of Project Guttenberg and the nonprofit Crop Trust’s seed database on DNA strands.

Jul 08, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

Prostate cancer risk can be predicted by testing gene mutation: Study

The findings by researchers in the US revealed that 11.8 per cent of men with metastatic prostate cancer had mutations in at least one gene known to help repair Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) -- such as BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Jul 07, 2016, 21:25 PM IST

Why is the Antarctic Ocean unaffected by global warming? Puzzle solved!

The solution lies in the unique ocean currents that envelope Antarctica.  

Jun 01, 2016, 00:19 AM IST

Five-fingered robotic hand learns on its own

Hand manipulation is one of the hardest problems that roboticists have to solve.

May 10, 2016, 14:03 PM IST

Sensing tool 'SpiroCall' can measure your lung function over phone call

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New Delhi: Want to know how your lung is functioning? Well, now you can easily know about it over a simple phone call.

May 04, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

Bilingual babies better at executive functioning

 Researchers have found that babies raised in bilingual households show brain activity linked to executive functioning as early as when they are 11 months old.

Apr 06, 2016, 16:18 PM IST

Smartwatches to soon follow finger commands in mid-air

 As wearable devices grow and screens shrink, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed a new sonar technology that allows you to interact with smartwatches by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface -- a tabletop, a sheet of paper or even in mid-air.

Mar 16, 2016, 15:13 PM IST

New Wi-Fi system uses 10,000 times less power

To achieve such low-power Wi-Fi transmissions, the team essentially decoupled the digital and analog operations involved in radio transmissions. 

Feb 25, 2016, 11:08 AM IST

Poor air quality kills 1.4 million people in India annually

In China, burning coal is the biggest contributor to poor air quality.

Feb 14, 2016, 15:44 PM IST

Anxiety, sleeping pills don't put you at increased dementia risk

A new study has suggested that taking drugs for anxiety and sleep problems is not associated with an increased dementia.

Feb 04, 2016, 00:41 AM IST

New tool may decode what you are seeing in real time

The researchers found that electrodes in patients' temporal lobes carry information that, when analysed, enables scientists to predict what object patients are seeing.

Jan 30, 2016, 23:10 PM IST

Here's how moon's phases influence rainfall

A team of scientists has shown that there is a degree of truth in the ancient folklore "rain follows the full and new phases of the moon."

Jan 30, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Pen-sized microscope to efficiently see cancer cells

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, expect to begin testing it as a cancer-screening tool in clinical settings next year.

Jan 26, 2016, 11:43 AM IST

Scientists refrigerate water with laser for the first time

The discovery could help industrial users "point cool" tiny areas with a focused point of light.

Nov 17, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

Call the grocer's bluff with this camera

This type of camera is typically used in industrial applications and can cost between several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars.

Oct 16, 2015, 19:25 PM IST