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LONDON :  Drought resistant plants such as cacti and succulents, make use of an enhanced form of photosynthesis to minimise water loss, scientists say. The research, which is published in journal The Plant Cell, could be used to help produce … More
MUMBAI : Arbaaz Khan had turned director for Salman Khan-starrer “Dabangg 2” but with its third part in the offering he has taken a backseat from direction primarily due to issues in his personal life. The 2012 blockbuster film was … More
LOS ANGELES : Completing your daily “to do” list of chores and errands could provide a variety of health benefits and even help you live longer, a study has found. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics … More
NEW YORK : Boosting brain activity by magnetic stimulation or memory training may help protect from anxiety, a study claims. The study found that people at-risk for anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity … More
JERUSALEM: Scientists have found the world’s oldest known marriage contract – a 4,000 year-old clay tablet that mentions infertility and divorce. The Assyrian clay tablet, discovered by researchers including those from Harran University in Turkey, details a marriage contract between … More
KOLKATA: Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar today said he is in favour of batsmen taking help from dressing room in case he has doubts while going for a review. Manjrekar’s statement came after Sri Lankan batsman Dilruwan Perera was caught on camera … More
NEW DELHI: Director Nila Madhab Panda said despite its massive and growing proportions, people are not concerned about climate change. The 44-year-old filmmaker, whose next directorial “Kadvi Hawa” is up for release, said even as the capital, among other cities, … More
WASHINGTON: NASA’s Juno spacecraft beamed back a stunning image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, captured by the probe during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet. The image was taken on October 24, when … More
MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and southern superstar Mohanlal have been approached to feature in two different versions of suspense thriller film, “Gumnaam”. Producer Jayantilal Gada confirmed, while Bachchan is being sought to star in the Hindi part, Mohanlal is in … More
MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and southern superstar Mohanlal have been approached to feature in two different versions of suspense thriller film, “Gumnaam”. Producer Jayantilal Gada confirmed, while Bachchan is being sought to star in the Hindi part, Mohanlal is in … More
NEW YORK: Parents, take note! Spanking your children may be harmful and could worsen their behaviour, scientists say. “Our findings suggest that spanking is not an effective technique and actually makes children’s behaviour worse not better,” said lead author of … More
NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said BCCI could have ensured dope testing of the Indian cricketers by NADA but put the onus on WADA to make the Indian Board compliant of its Code. Rathore made the comments … More
LONDON: Neanderthals may have survived at least 3,000 years longer than thought in what is now Spain – much after the species had died out everywhere else, a study has found. The findings suggest that the process of modern human … More
MUMBAI: Several Bollywood personalities have of late taken up to tell-all memoirs to confess things about their personal and professional lives, but Irrfan Khan says his life story is “too boring” to be published. Film personalities like Karan Johar, Rishi … More
WASHINGTON: Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause facial defects in the babies, a study warns. The findings suggested that e-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of … More
TORONTO: Scientists have identified a protein that enables the spread of tumours by binding cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues, paving the way for new therapies to treat the deadly disease. The groundbreaking study identified a protein, … More
WASHINGTON: Scientists have yet again detected gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space and time – produced by the merger of two light black holes about a billion light-years away from the Earth. The waves were produced by … More
NEW DELHI: Bollywood celebrities have congratulated Manushi Chhillar for winning the 2017 Miss World title at a grand event in China. Several celebrities, including Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, former Miss Asia … More
WASHINGTON: NASA scientists have compiled a captivating video that maps how the Earth’s surface has changed over a span of 20 years, using data from various satellites. In the Northern Hemisphere, ecosystems wake up in the spring and sprout new … More
LONDON: Women are less likely to be distracted while driving than men, according to a study which debunks stereotypes about ladies being bad drivers. Researchers suggested that young men and extroverted or neurotic people are more prone to distraction. Ole … More
LONDON: A cost-effective catalyst has been developed to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change – carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). In a study, published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, scientists have described how they … More
HYDERABAD: Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev today said the topic of wicketkeeper-batsman M S Dhoni’s future in T20s is better left to the selectors. The captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team said the 36-year-old Ranchi cricketer is in a … More
KOLKATA: The BCCI will squeeze in a camp for the Indian cricket team ahead of its gruelling South Africa tour, the Board’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said today. The BCCI’s upcoming SGM may discuss the contentious issue of including Pakistan … More
LONDON: A cost-effective catalyst has been developed to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change – carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). In a study, published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, scientists have described how they … More
LOS ANGELES:  Hollywood actor Ruby Rose has come out in support of Deepika Padukone amid the ongoing controversy surrounding her upcoming film “Padmavati”. Deepika, who plays the titular role in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film, has received threats from Rajput … More
WASHINGTON: A computerised brain training program reduces risk of dementia among older adults by 29 per cent, a 10-year study claims. The exercise is referred to as “speed of processing training”, “useful field of view training,” or “UFOV training”. It … More
LONDON: People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to develop asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study has found. Researchers noted that respiratory health can be improved by the expansion of tree … More
WASHINGTON: Carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30 per cent higher than previously predicted, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Minnesota in the US suggest that as the mean global temperature increases, respiration will also … More
MUMBAI: Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar said he is completely against the trend of remixing old songs which according to him are “cultural heritage”. Akhtar, who launched his book “Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema” last evening, was asked about the … More
BERLIN: Owning a dog is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, a study claims. Scientists looked at over 3.4 million individuals aged between 40 and 80 years to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular … More