Newsmakers

Brain training may help people multitask better

Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show — scientists have now identified the brain area that allows you to multitask.

Madonna memorabilia items up for auction

Actress Jessica Alba at the premiere of Sin City: A Dame to Kill in Los Angeles on Tuesday. 	— AP

Madonna memorabilia, including her nude photographs, will go on sale in November at an auction also including some of her famous outfits and lyrics.

Cancer tied to Body Mass Index level

In a startling revelation, experts have found that a higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers.

Did an exceptional iceberg sink Titanic?

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The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say.

Gene subset likely for sex determination

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It may not just be the X and Y chromosomes which decide the sex of a baby, a subset of very small genes could also play a key role!Scientists at the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL) in US have fo

Fan-made opening for Doctor Who Season 8

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The title sequence for the new series of sci-fi TV show Doctor Who has been inspired by a fan-made clip on Youtube.

Engaging-with-Pakistan has been one of Delhi’s big growth industries over the past 15 years. Apart from domestic investment (both from the public and private sectors), it has attracted generous quantities of foreign direct investment, despite not having much to show by way of tangible returns.

There is a slow but systematic attempt to change India’s name from Bharat to Hindustan — playing up the word “Hindu” in Hindustan and trying to repackage it as the abode of the Hindus. B.R. Ambedkar and his team that drafted the Constitution of India consciously avoided the term “Hindustan” as they could foresee its implications in a land that takes pride in its diversity.