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Science take

Published on 20-Sep-2017
A reaction in the onion releases a  chemical factor that irritates eyes. INYT

Onions make us teary because a reaction...

Brain cells that control ageing discovered

Published on 18-Sep-2017
If deletion of the stem cells speeds ageing, can its addition stall the process? Hypothalamic stem cells extracted from new born mice were injected into middle-age mice. Image for representation.

The feeling of growing old is all in your...

Does fitness lie in your genes?

Published on 18-Sep-2017
Although the study involved rats, the findings have potential relevance for people as it shows the  pervasive effects of fitness on bodily health.

Aerobic fitness seems to alter the interior...

Bacterial aphrodisiac triggers mating frenzy

Published on 11-Sep-2017
Controlling hand: Choanoflagellate S rosetta swarms and mates in response to a protein secreted by V fischeribacteria. Photo credit: Arielle Woznica

a touch of eros Researchers were surprised to observe bacterial protein triggering a switch...

Cassini's final orbits

Published on 11-Sep-2017
An illustration of the Cassini in orbit around Saturn. Photo: NASA.

As Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is set to end the mission, C...

Sciencetake

Published on 11-Sep-2017
Graphene oxide can kill cancer cells specifically.

Currently regarded as a collection of diseases, cancer is most accurately...

Snippets, Science

Published on 04-Sep-2017
Albumin, gelatin and casein are used for the synthesis of nanoparticles.

What is common between albumin, gelatin and casein? They are all proteins used for the...

Martian weather kicks into high gear at night

Published on 04-Sep-2017
Detailed insight: Snow on Mars seems to have a much more exciting night life than researchers previously thought. Photo credit: NASA.

The significance of clouds in the Mars' weather, including snowfall, has flown under the...

A speedier way to catalogue cells

Published on 04-Sep-2017
Significant find: With the new method used on C elegans, the researchers were able to identify 27 cell types that had been identified in previous studies.

Instead of inspecting one cell at a time, researchers have measured the activity of genes...

Ancient genomes show how maize adapted to life at high altitudes

Published on 28-Aug-2017
IMPORTANT ADAPTATION The genome sequences of a maize found by researchers had developed the genetic traits it needed to survive the short growing seasons of high altitudes.

Genome sequences from nearly 2,000-year-old ...

Photo Gallery
An artist decorate the idol Goddess Durga with a saree made of pure gold at a...

An artist decorate the idol Goddess Durga with a saree made of pure gold at a...

Artist perform ballet Swan Lake is the most beloved, classic and quintessential ballet...

Artist perform ballet Swan Lake is the most beloved, classic and quintessential ballet...

Children dressed as Lord Hanuman take part in a procession during Langur Mela at the...

Children dressed as Lord Hanuman take part in a procession during Langur Mela at the...

Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor walks the ramp as showstopper at the...

Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor walks the ramp as showstopper at the...

Bollywood actress Richa Chadda and Kalki Koechlin during the shooting of a song for their...

Bollywood actress Richa Chadda and Kalki Koechlin during the shooting of a song for their...

Women dance on the occasion of Lalita Panchami during Navratri celebrations at a pandal, in...

Women dance on the occasion of Lalita Panchami during Navratri celebrations at a pandal, in...

A pandal, themed on the Jagannath Temple of Odisha, in Ranchi on Sunday ahead of the...

A pandal, themed on the Jagannath Temple of Odisha, in Ranchi on Sunday ahead of the...

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman and the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat...

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman and the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat...

Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu with actress Rakul Preet Singh and director A.R. Murugadoss during a...

Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu with actress Rakul Preet Singh and director A.R. Murugadoss during a...

Armed forces during a multi agency exercise 'Pralay Sahayam' conducted at...

Armed forces during a multi agency exercise 'Pralay Sahayam' conducted at...

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