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  • Human brain grown in rodents to aid research in neurological disorders

    New York: In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia. Scientists from...

  • Scientists have an answer why 'gentlemen prefer blondes'

    London: In a discovery that could advance our understanding of skin cancer, scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation. The discovery sheds new light on our understanding of the genetic complexity underpinning variations in...

  • Scientists accidentally develop plastic-eating enzyme

    Washington: Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems, a media report said. Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory...

  • This smartphone will help students to avoid exam distractions

    Seoul: South Korea's tech giant Samsung Electronics on Friday launched a mobile phone without data access which is aimed at students who want to avoid distractions during examinations. The Galaxy J2 Pro is conceived as a basic version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy range, with different...

  • Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

    London: Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBT) in your 20s may increase the risk of developing dementia including Alzheimer's in your 50s by 60 per cent, a review of nearly three million patients has revealed.The findings, published in journal The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that men with...

  • Modern humans' expressive eyebrows boosted social networks: Study

    London: Highly mobile eyebrows that can be used to express a wide range of subtle emotions helped modern humans in establishing large social networks and played a crucial role in their survival, finds a study. While a pronounced brow ridge was a permanent signal of dominance and...

  • IIT Delhi sets up India's first 5G lab

    New Delhi: IIT-Delhi (IIT-D) has set up a radio lab with an array of antennas for "standardisation, research and manufacturing" of 5G equipment, the institute said on Tuesday. "In an effort to establish India as a key global player in the standardisation, research and development and...

  • OPPO F7: Flaunt selfies, relish more screen space

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker OPPO introduced its photo-focused "F" series in January 2016. The company has now refreshed the line-up with F7 at Rs 21,990 for the selfie-loving generation. OPPO is among the few of those credited with starting the selfie-centric smartphone craze. The effort paid...

  • Humanity's first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

    Washington: NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity's first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July.Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.The two-hour launch window will open at 4 a.m. on July 31, and...

  • Astronomers capture most distant star ever. Guess how far it is

    Washington: American astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from Earth, thanks to a rare cosmic alignment. The study, published on Monday online in the journal Nature Astronomy, revealed the discovery of a star called Icarus,...

  • Google Doodle celebrates India's first US-trained female doctor

    New Delhi: Google on Saturday dedicated a Doodle to India's "first" female doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi to mark what would have been her 153rd birthday. The Doodle is created by Bangalore-based artist Kashmira Sarode who imagines Joshi celebrating her degree. "Not only was she India's first...

  • Submit your name to fly on board NASA's new solar mission

    Washington: NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe mission, to be launched this summer. The mission will travel through the Sun's atmosphere, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions...