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Harvard researchers teach monkeys maths


Researchers have taught three rhesus monkeys to do simple addition using the numbers 1 through 25, a feat which provides the best evidence yet that the primates can perform basic arithmetic.

Want to quit smoking? Try puzzles


Engaging in exciting or “self-expanding” activities, such as puzzle-solving, games, or hobbies with one’s partner can reduce craving for nicotine, helping smokers kick the butt, a new study has found.

Putnisite: New mineral found in Australia


Scientists have discovered a new mineral in Western Australia that is unique in structure and composition among the world’s 4,000 known mineral species.

Gwen stefani’s wedding dress to go on show


Singer Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress is all set to go on display at a prominent museum in London as part of an exhibition showcasing gowns from stars’ big days.

Astronomers discover ‘upside-down’ planet


In a chance discovery, astronomers have spotted an ‘upside-down’ planet in the first ever “self-lensing” binary star system confirmed about 2,600 light-years away.

Man writes to Modi, kills himself

A 35-year-old man committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train in Masuri area and left behind a suicide note requesting Narendra Modi to take care of his daughter after his death, the pol

JNU students and activists stage a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi


JNU students and activists stage a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday against the rape of dalit women in Haryana.

Modi invokes humble roots in Dhule


BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Tuesday mocked Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan for challenging him to a debate, saying Mr Chavan should instead focus on why farmers were

Kirsten isn’t worried about making money


Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst says she does not bother much about the money offered for a project as her foremost priority is to opt for roles that interests her.

‘Indians see rape as major problem’

A year after the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi made headlines, majority of Indians see the problem of rape as a “very big” national problem and fault the police for not bei

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.