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SNIPPETS..

Published on 05-Dec-2016

Is a night's sleep physiologically beneficial even if it includes emotionally disturbing nightmares....

What drives autonomous vehicles?

Published on 05-Dec-2016
powered by data The brain of automated vehicles is the algorithms that are  programmed to function in a specific way.

Rishabh Shukla unravels the science behind the functioning of self-driven vehicles, while also tracing research advances...

Born to move

Published on 05-Dec-2016
BRISK WORKOUT One should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.  REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Recent research indicates that we might be fighting thousands of years of evolutionary history...

A burden of our evolution?

Published on 28-Nov-2016

Diabetes mellitus is one of the prevalent non-communicable diseases in the world, with India being infamously called the diabetes...

Telescope that 'ate astronomy' is on track

Published on 28-Nov-2016
Going beyond: Engineers practising 'snow cleaning' on a test telescope mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope. PHOTO COURTESY: Chris Gunn, NASA via NYT

The next great space telescope spread its golden wings this month. Like the petals of a 20-foot sunflower...

Brain implant eases communication for late-stage ALS patients

Published on 28-Nov-2016
Talking means: The brain-computer interface capitalises on the increase in electricity the brain generates when wanting to move.

Researchers have designed a system that lets a patient with late-stage Lou Gehrig's disease type words using brain...

Viewing Earth from a different angle

Published on 21-Nov-2016
NEAR At its birth, the moon was quite close to Earth, probably within 20,000 miles.

A cataclysmic collision not only created Earth's moon, but may have also knocked Earth over on its side...

Yeasts that are on a protein diet

Published on 21-Nov-2016
GOOD YIELD P. pastoris is widely used as a host cell for the production of proteins in the lab. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Dual role Scientists have recently decoded how some types of yeasts use amino acids not only as a source...

Heart diseases & healthy habits

Published on 21-Nov-2016
NATURE & NURTURE A good lifestyle in those with the highest genetic risk cut the 10-year likelihood of heart disease to 5.1% from10.7%. NYT

Genes & lifestyle A recent research indicates that the risk of genetic heart disease can be eased...

Stars in new light

Published on 14-Nov-2016
The remnant of a supernova of 1006 AD.  photo courtesy: Chandra Observatory

The knowledge from books and other sources that twinkling stars are as massive or may be more than the sun fails to impress...

Photo Gallery
Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs at the live concert...

Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs at the live concert...

I-T department seized Rs 5.7 cr cash in new notes, 32kg bullion and jewelery and Rs 90 lakh...

I-T department seized Rs 5.7 cr cash in new notes, 32kg bullion and jewelery and Rs 90 lakh...

International Animal Rights Day and Human Rights Day in Bengaluru...

International Animal Rights Day and Human Rights Day in Bengaluru...

Laborers remove weeds from Dal Lake on a cold and foggy day in Srinagar...

Laborers remove weeds from Dal Lake on a cold and foggy day in Srinagar...

President Pranab Mukherjee with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama during the inaugural...

President Pranab Mukherjee with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama during the inaugural...

A view of the illuminated Ajmer Sharif Dargah decorated for the upcoming Jashne Eid E Milad...

A view of the illuminated Ajmer Sharif Dargah decorated for the upcoming Jashne Eid E Milad...

Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia in Lamborghini four wheeler during Air Strip...

Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia in Lamborghini four wheeler during Air Strip...

A sand sculpture created by renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with message 'Good Luck...

A sand sculpture created by renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with message 'Good Luck...

Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan with director-producer Abbas-Mustan during the Muhurat for...

Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan with director-producer Abbas-Mustan during the Muhurat for...

Migratory Siberian seagulls birds flying over the Ganges in Allahabad on Saturday...

Migratory Siberian seagulls birds flying over the Ganges in Allahabad on Saturday...

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