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The set of 170 chemical compounds was then tested across 100 lung cancer lines. (Photo: Pixabay)

170 potential lung cancer drug targets identified

The set of 170 chemical compounds was then tested across 100 lung cancer lines.

Children who had similar dietary habits, usually passed down from their parents, were found to be less intelligent.

Study finds high-sugar diet in children tied to lower cognitive development

Study also found children whose mothers ate large amounts of processed foods and drank sugary sodas during pregnancy scored lower on tests.

The study found that women scored higher “life satisfaction” ratings than those who never viewed X-rated material. (Photo: Pixabay)

Study says women who watch porn are happier

On the contrary, scientists found that men watched porn when lonely or in an unhappy relationship.

Central obesity is a store of excess fat around the middle of the body and is a marker of abnormal fat distribution. (Photo: AFP)

Belly fat may be putting your heart at risk, says study

Body mass index which is weight relative to height in kg/m2, is used to categorise adults as underweight, normal, overweight or obese.

Study is the largest examination to date that tracks biochemical changes in the body. (Photo: Pixabay)

Study finds artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes, obesity

Research found that sugar replacements could also cause health changes that were linked with diabetes and obesity.


Black-and-white decor for the Amazon India Fashion Week

The finale bow

Breaking with tradition, FDCI is doing away with the grand finale this year.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

The boldest beauty trend of 2018 - Blue eyeshadow

The inspiration came from Spring/Summer shows.

Gemstones are highly sought after in India due to their astrological benefits. (Photo: Pixabay)

Here are steps to know if a gemstone is actually real

High demand for precious stones has led to people being duped into buying fake ones that come in similar sizes, shapes and colours.

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Bring on the red!

The red colour tends to act as the blush and a shine that lifts your cheekbones.


Chef special Sushi platter

Asian Food in focus

The chef shares with DC a couple of his recipes in his homemade style.

Supreme Mutton Biryani

Special taste of Hyderabad biryani

Chef Pankaj Kumar, culinary head of operations in Paradise Biryani, shares some signature recipes of the Paradise brand with DC.

The other flagship product McVeggie Burger too, has the right balance of carbs and proteins. The patty has goodness of five vegetables.

Guilt-free visits to fast food chain become possible

Popular restaurant chain reengineers menu to peg it to health.

Creamy pasta

Check out these mood foods

Milk is known to be amongst the Tryptophan rich foods category that helps elevate or improve mood.

A team of scientists from University of Oregon has unlocked the key to creating consistent cups of java. (Photo: Pixabay)

Experts explain how to make perfect cups of coffee everyday

Research looks all variables that go into making espresso coffee, from grinding coffee, to water pressure and mineral chemistry.


The bemused crewmen on the ship throw down a greasy line to hold onto, but with the waves crashing off the ship’s side it’s easier to be by myself.

Nomad tales: Time and tide wait for none

It isn’t easy ducking and rounding a myriad of ships, the afternoon sun coming down hard.

The backwaters consist of a leisure cruise around the Chettuva lake, Kanoli canal, Ennamavu lake, Kadassankadavu and Tripayar.

Cruise along the backwaters

A perfect cool off lies in the serene backwaters of Chettuva in Thrissur.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pixabay)

Beat the summer heat at these popular destinations

Here are some Indian and international options to explore.

The minute you mention ‘travel’, some bright blighter would tell you, travel light. Minimum luggage is the magic term, another will say.

Tips to make your travel safe and light

Even after you are back from a journey, do keep the basics in a backpack — the tooth brush, paste, towel and medicine kit included.


In principle, the LED screen has replaced the old backdrop curtains. Traditionally, a show’s production value used to be measured by the number of changing backdrops it had. Ten years ago, Fali Unwala’s set for The Graduate received rave reviews because of its numerous backdrops.

LED killed the joy of 3D set designing for stage plays

Indian theatre’s LED obsession can be traced back to Zangoora, the show at Kingdom of Dreams (KoD) in Gurgaon.

The current and future generations of theatre makers need to be more aware than ever before about how our work is contributing to a larger gender narrative. (Representational image)

Bechdel Testing…1, 2, 3…..: Failed!

The Bechdel Test has been around for many years, but it’s only now that it is slowly creeping into the psyche of artists.

The artwork features 1921 Malabar under the British rule and the catastrophes the people underwent then.

Conflict on canvas

Busoori Althousi’s paintings on the Malabar riots are on display in Kozhikode talk about the catastrophes people went through in 1921.

Works by Shalina S. Vichitra at Gallery Art Motif

Art that’s a tactile archive

So, can we call these works abstract renderings of a concrete reality?

A glimpse of the Mangal Shobhajatra.

Auspicious beginnings

The Bengali New Year was celebrated with the iconic Shobhajatra —declared an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO — in the city.


Abraam Pandey

I can’t imagine life without my dog Max, says Abraam Pandey

To me my Valentine’s Day was all about spending the whole day with Max.

Money plays an important role in everyone's life and is one of the important pillars of your marriage. (Photo: Pixabay)

Study finds money is indeed key for happy married life

According to study, couple who earns equal is likely to have a great married life as well.

Erectile dysfunction affects a large number of men beyond the age of 40 (Photo: AFP)

Here's how aspirin can help find a cure for erectile dysfunction

It can act just like Viagra to increase nitric oxide levels to widen blood vessels and boost blood flow to the penis.

It turns out that hearing your partner scream about some fruit while in the throes of passion is a means to achieve a peak of pleasure and/or pain. (Photo: Pixabay)

Banana most common safe word used by couples during sadomasochistic sex

Other popular options include pineapple, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson as well as US President Donald Trump.

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The origin of Earth Day dates back to 1970 when Gaylord Nelson, then a United States Senator from Wisconsin witnessed the damage to the environment caused by the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo: Pixabay)

Here are 10 things you can do to save planet Earth

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets nationwide to push for change and create a healthy, sustainable environment.

Anand Mahindra painting tree on the wall.

Tycoon’s wish comes true on Dharavi school wall

Anand Mahindra spends Saturday afternoon with paint, brushes and schoolchildren at Gandhi Memorial School.

Hour glass figure seems to indicate better fertility (Photo: Pixabay)

Scientists reveal how bigger breasts are related to higher IQ in women

As for men, the research suggested that they find long arms sexier and people with large noses sneeze less.

A still from 'Black Panther'.

Taking a cue from Wakanda

In sharp contrast, Wakanda is very different. Everyone is free to live and work to their full potential.

Studies indicate that a strong shared interest within a learning group will foster language acquisition. (Photo: Pixabay)

Video games can help learn new language

Simone Bregni, associate professor at Saint Louis University in Spain, started playing video games in 1975 when he was 12.