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Swimming with a brand new leg

Published on 27-Mar-2017
Leap of innovation: Dan Lasko tests out a new prosthetic leg designed to go from walking on land to swimming in water at the Nassau County Aquatic Centre in New York. The waterproof prototype that Lasko is testing stands to be the first fully functional swim leg. NYT

Dan Lasko, a broad-shouldered former Marine wearing green-trimmed blue swim goggles, emerged from the locker room...

Difficult to live up to pledges on climate change

Published on 27-Mar-2017

The report of the State of Global Air 2017 released in Boston in February this year that places India's rapidly worsening...

Salt reduction: need action from govt

Published on 27-Mar-2017

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in India. It is responsible for about 2.3 million deaths each year...

Breaking two-hour marathon barrier

Published on 26-Mar-2017
Lightfooted: Dennis Kimetto of Kenya after setting a new world record at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. Lighter shoes make more efficient runners. Had Kimetto's shoes (weighing about 244 gm each) been 100 gm lighter, he might have run the same course one minute faster.

Headwinds and hills reduce efficiency. So one quick way to improve efficiency and speed is to run downhill...

Time to abolish orderly system in armed forces

Published on 26-Mar-2017

Yet another video went viral recently in which an army jawan gave vent to his frustration in the orderly system...

On how to overcome 'hidden hunger'

Published on 25-Mar-2017

Malnutrition can be very deceptive. Being malnourished is not just about not getting enough calories or protein in the diet...

More focus needed on palliative care

Published on 25-Mar-2017

The theme of the National Bioethics Conference held recently and titled, 'Healing and Dying with Dignity: Ethical Issues in Palliative...

London attack: Europe anxious but hardened

Published on 25-Mar-2017
constant vigilance: Police officers secure the area near the houses of Parliament in London. Europeans seem hardened to terrorist attacks like this one - unsophisticated, the death toll relatively small and a far cry from the organised mayhem perpetrated in Paris in 2015.  nyt

The terrorist attack in London, with its combination of random deaths and the strong symbolism of Parliament shut down...

TB: privately-treated patients, a concern

Published on 23-Mar-2017

India has been engaging in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) since time immemorial, yet the country has the highest...

Real estate law to make sector more organised

Published on 23-Mar-2017

The real estate sector, according to government estimates, accounts for 7% of country's GDP, grew to $120 billion...

Photo Gallery
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

A huge fish that was found in the sea near Vijaydurg in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra on Monday....

A huge fish that was found in the sea near Vijaydurg in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra on Monday....

Jaime Yarza (3rdL), Head of Tournament FIFA and Javier Ceppi (R),Tournament Director, LOCFIFA....

Jaime Yarza (3rdL), Head of Tournament FIFA and Javier Ceppi (R),Tournament Director, LOCFIFA....

Indian players during the tea break at the 3rd day of last test match against Australia at HPCA...

Indian players during the tea break at the 3rd day of last test match against Australia at HPCA...

Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations poses with the newly launched New Terrano...

Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations poses with the newly launched New Terrano...

An ASHA worker holding the newborn baby girl, who was found buried-alive in a manure heap...

An ASHA worker holding the newborn baby girl, who was found buried-alive in a manure heap...

Preparations underway for the “Namami Brahmaputra” festival in Guwahati on Monday....

Preparations underway for the “Namami Brahmaputra” festival in Guwahati on Monday....

Tourists enjoying photography at Badamwari (Almond Alcove) in Srinagar on Monday. The almond trees..

Tourists enjoying photography at Badamwari (Almond Alcove) in Srinagar on Monday. The almond trees..

Nepalese army soldiers demonstrate their horse riding skills during the Ghode Jatra festival...

Nepalese army soldiers demonstrate their horse riding skills during the Ghode Jatra festival...

A group of devotees arrive to participate in the annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer...

A group of devotees arrive to participate in the annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer...

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