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People with diabetes risk need to exercise more

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While exercise is good for everyone, people with increased risk of Type-2 diabetes need to workout more than others to achieve the same results, according to new research.

Busan Film Festival: Kurosawa’s Rashomon and Ray’s Apu Trilogy in Top 5

A new list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region’s increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan.

Burn those extra calories with sit-stand desks at work


Scientists have found a simple way for office workers to burn extra calories and avoid the perils of sitting all day: stand and type.

Star Wars’ Princess Leia’s bikini sells for $96,000


The gold bikini worn by Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi and the flying ship from the first film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was sold at a record sum

Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh to open Mumbai Film Festival

Rajkummar Rao and Manoj Bajpayee in a still from Aligarh.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says he is overjoyed to see his real-life inspired drama Aligarh being selected to open the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which will begin here from October 29.

Michigan farmers dig up woolly mammoth bones

Researchers excavate woolly mammoth bones found on a farm near Chelsea, Michigan.	— AP

James Bristle and a friend were digging in his soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud.

Grandmom’s smoking ups asthma risk in grandkids

Children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy may have an increased risk of asthma even if their mothers did not smoke, according to a new study.

Late bedtimes can lead to weight gain

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Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a new study.

‘Asteroid impact accelerated India volcanoes’

An asteroid impact 66 million years ago accelerated the eruptions of volcanoes in India for hundreds of thousands of years, dealing a one-two punch that may have wiped out the dinosaurs, a new study h

It’s an old cliche to say that we live in two countries — India and Bharat. The distinction is generally made along the urban-rural divide.

Hell hath no fury like a would-be minister scorned.