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Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015: study

Published on 20-Oct-2017
According to the study, air pollution is the biggest contributor, linked to 6.5 million deaths in 2015 in the world while water pollution (1.8 million deaths) and workplace- related pollution (0.8 million deaths) pose the next largest risks. File photo

India had the world's highest number of deaths due to air, water...

New device could make malaria detection cheaper, quicker

Published on 19-Oct-2017
The paper microscope, also known as 'foldscope' is an optical microscope that can be assembled from simple components, including paper and lens. Twitter/@Alex_Polinsky

Detection of common mosquito-borne disease...

Flexible 'skin' for robots to perform everyday tasks

Published on 18-Oct-2017
 If a robot is going to dismantle an improvised explosive device, it needs to know whether its hand is sliding along a wire or pulling on it, Posner said. Representational Image

Scientists have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be stretched over any part...

Why boys are at higher risk of autism decoded

Published on 18-Oct-2017
This male bias is also seen in other neurodevelopmental disorders, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and specific language impairments. DH File Photo

Scientists have discovered differences in a brain signalling pathway that causes autism...

After Harvey Weinstein episode, #MeToo kicks up a storm

Published on 17-Oct-2017
People would do well to remember the Harvey Weinstein episode and the ugly truth that no one wants to talk about. Reuters file photo.

Spurred on by a message posted by 'My Name is Earl' star Alyssa...

Childhood poverty may up pregnant woman's biological age

Published on 17-Oct-2017
Previous research already has established worse birth outcomes in women with psychosocial risk factors, including low socioeconomic status. File Photo

Pregnant women who have experienced childhood poverty and have poor family social support age prematurely...

AI system can spot breast lesions at risk of being cancerous

Published on 17-Oct-2017
High-risk breast lesions are biopsy-diagnosed lesions that carry an increased risk of developing into cancer. File Photo

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed an artificial intellince (AI) system...

Why women are more generous decoded

Published on 16-Oct-2017
The findings show that the striatum was more strongly activated in female brains during prosocial decisions than during selfish decisions.

Women tend to be more generous than men,...

Priyanka Chopra adores Kelly Clarkson for inspiring people

Published on 15-Oct-2017
Clarkson, 35, shared a picture with Priyanka on Twitter where the latter can be seen doing the singer's touch-up before she went onstage to deliver her speech. Image courtesy Twitter

Priyanka Chopra has said she loves singer Kelly Clarkson for being a source of inspiration to women...

MRI brain scans can identify MS risk in children: study

Published on 15-Oct-2017
Children who had a specific marker in spinal fluid or who had MRI changes in the spinal cord, were at greatest risk of developing the clinical symptoms of MS. File Photo

MRI brain scans can help identify children at high risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) much before...

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Afternoon light fades behind the warmly lit royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late...

Afternoon light fades behind the warmly lit royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late...

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Joe Acaba performs a spacewalk outside...

In this image from video made available by NASA, astronaut Joe Acaba performs a spacewalk outside...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan along with his father Salim Khan, brother Arbaz Khan are seen as...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan along with his father Salim Khan, brother Arbaz Khan are seen as...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Friday...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Friday...

Women constables of Border Security Force (BSF) light candles along the border fence to celebrate...

Women constables of Border Security Force (BSF) light candles along the border fence to celebrate...

Nihang or Sikh religious warriors display their skills as they ride on a pair of horses during...

Nihang or Sikh religious warriors display their skills as they ride on a pair of horses during...

India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli with teammates during a practice session ahead of their...

India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli with teammates during a practice session ahead of their...

Wrestlers in action during a wrestling competition in Mirzapur on the occasion of Govardhan...

Wrestlers in action during a wrestling competition in Mirzapur on the occasion of Govardhan...

People watch cracker druing Diwali festival in Kolkata on Thursday evening...

People watch cracker druing Diwali festival in Kolkata on Thursday evening...

First lady Melania Trump donates her inaugural gown, designed by Herve Pierre, to the First...

First lady Melania Trump donates her inaugural gown, designed by Herve Pierre, to the First...

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