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Dark spots on face? Blame it on traffic pollution

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The levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases are linked to the formation of dark spots on the skin, a new study has found.

‘Bionic spinal cord’ may help paralysed patients walk again

Australian researchers have created a “bionic spinal cord” they said on Tuesday could give paralysed people hope of walking again through the power of thought, without resorting to open brain surgery.

Space odyssey to broadcast your messages to the stars

Messages from around the world will be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule, scientists say.

Pakistan court accepts Koh-i-Noor plea


A Pakistani court has accepted a petition seeking direction to the government to bring back Koh-i-Noor from British Queen Elizabeth-II, overruling the objection to the plea for the famed diamond, whic

Eating fish during pregnancy leads to smarter children?

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Moms-to-be, take note! Eating fish every week during pregnancy may improve your offspri-ng’s IQ and decrease their risk of developing some of the early signs of autism, a new study has claimed.

11-year-old UK Indian girl gets top Mensa score

Saanya Verma

An 11-year-old British-Indian girl, Saanya Verma, got the top score in Mensa test and it has put her squarely in the top one percentile across the globe.

Barbie gets Islamic makeover


The “Hijarbie”, created by 24-year-old Nigerian woman Haneefah Adam, will be initially available in the US and will be sold in the UK from mid-March.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu bags DGA honour for The Revenant

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Photo: AP)

The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has received his second consecutive Directors Guild of America award for best feature film at the 68th annual DGA Awards.

Emma Watson to be visiting fellow at Oxford University

Actress Emma Watson at the premiere of the movie Colonia Dignidad in Berlin on Friday. 	— AFP

Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch have been appointed as visiting fellows at Lady Margaret Hall by Oxford University.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.