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Now, multiregional brain-on-a-chip to study disorders

Published on 16-Jan-2017
The in vitro model was used to extensively characterise the differences between neurons from different regions of the brain and to mimic the system's connectivity. File photo

Harvard researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between...

Richest 1% own 58% of total wealth in India: Oxfam

Published on 16-Jan-2017
Globally, just 8 billionaires have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 50 per cent of the world population. reuters file photo

In signs of rising income inequality, India's richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 58 per cent of the country's total wealth...

Eight men own half the world's wealth: Oxfam

Published on 16-Jan-2017
Picked from Forbes' billionaires list, they include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg who co-founded Facebook, and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. DH File photo

Eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population, a level of inequality which threatens to pull our societies apart....

India 60th in inclusive development index; below China, Pak

Published on 16-Jan-2017
 The Inclusive Development Index (IDI) is based on 12 performance indicators. In order to provide a more complete measure of economic development than GDP growth alone, the index has three pillars -- Growth and Development, Inclusion and Intergenerational Equity, and Sustainability. Lithuania tops the list of 79 developing economies that also features Azerbaijan and Hungary at second and third positions, respectively. PTI file photo

India has been ranked 60th among 79 developing economies, below neighbouring China and Pakistan...

4-yr-old becomes librarian for a day in world's largest library

Published on 15-Jan-2017
Daliyah Arana, who is from Gainesville, Georgia, joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden - who made history in 2016 when she became the first female and the first African-American to hold the position. Image tweeted by @LibnOfCongress

A four-year-old girl, who has read more than 1,000 books, has become the 'librarian for a day' at the world's largest...

US dog saves owner by lying on him in freezing conditions

Published on 15-Jan-2017
For the next 20 hours, Bob remained paralysed in the snow in temperatures that dipped very low. Bob claims Kelsey kept him warm by laying on top of him, licking his face and hands to help keep him awake. Screengrab

In a heroic act, a dog saved his 64-year-old owner's life by lying on top of him for nearly 24 hours to keep him warm......

E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

Published on 15-Jan-2017
 Per capita the worst-offending economy in the region was Hong Kong, with each person in the Chinese territory generating an average of 21.7 kilograms (47.8 pounds) of e-waste in 2015. Singapore and Taiwan were also big e-waste dumpers, with just over 19 kilograms per person generated in 2015, according to the study. Picture courtesy Twitter

Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people...

Coffee arabica genome sequenced for first time

Published on 15-Jan-2017
There has been, however, no publicly accessible genome sequence for the higher-value and more genetically complex C arabica. Working with farmer Jay Ruskey, the UC Davis researchers collected genetic material DNA and RNA samples from different tissues and developmental stages of 23 Geisha coffee trees. File photo

For the first time, scientists have discovered the genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species...

Restoring extinct species would take 8 million years: study

Published on 15-Jan-2017
Researchers compiled data on the New World leaf-nosed bats and their close relatives. The group is ideal for studying the effects of recent extinction, as one-third of its species have become extinct in the Greater Antilles over the past 20,000 years, researchers said. Screengrab

It will take at least eight million years to restore species recently lost to extinction, according to a new study...

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows

Published on 14-Jan-2017
Scientists monitoring conditions at the base say the average temperature here has increased by 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past century. Reuters file photo

Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists...

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Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Art lovers thronging Chitra Santhe organised by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat on Kumara Krupa...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

Large number of art lovers visiting the 14th annual art fair 'Chitra Sante' organized...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

A large number of tourists throng Mysuru Palace as weekend holidays and Mysuru Zoo remain closed...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

People walk on a snow covered road following heavy snowfall at Kandi Area in Budhal, Rajouri...

Students make a rangoli to aware people on voting in Moradabad on Sunday...

Students make a rangoli to aware people on voting in Moradabad on Sunday...

ABVP activists run with the Tricolours at an event ahead of Republic Day on the outskirts ...

ABVP activists run with the Tricolours at an event ahead of Republic Day on the outskirts ...

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat inspecting the guard of honour during the Army Day parade in New Delhi...

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat inspecting the guard of honour during the Army Day parade in New Delhi...

People take part in marathon on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, in Mumbai...

People take part in marathon on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, in Mumbai...

People are participated in Kite Festival organised by Rotary Bangalore Lakeside at HSR Layout...

People are participated in Kite Festival organised by Rotary Bangalore Lakeside at HSR Layout...

A man with his decorated camel during the 24th International Camel Festival, in Bikaner...

A man with his decorated camel during the 24th International Camel Festival, in Bikaner...

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