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‘Infants learn in sleep too’

While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned, a new study has found.

Working with researchers from the University of Tubingen, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for

New Salman Rushdie novel out in September

Salman Rushdie

British author Salman Rushdie’s first novel in seven years will be released in September, his publishers said on Friday.

‘Mini-brain’ in spinal cord helps body balance

Brain

A cluster of neurones in our spinal cord function as a “mini-brain” to help keep our bodies in balance, scientists say.

PIO doctor sued for Joan Rivers’ death

Joan Rivers

An Indian-origin anaesthesiologist is among five medical personnel who have been slapped with a multi-million dollar lawsuit here in connection with the death of American actress and comedian Joan Riv

Memoir H is for Hawk is top Costa book

British author Helen Macdonald’s searing memoir about how she coped with the grief of her father’s sudden death by training a goshawk won the 2014 Costa Book of the Year award on Tuesday night.

Stem cells may cure baldness

Bald

Scientists have successfully used human stem cells to generate new hair, paving the way for a potential new cure for baldness.

“Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder But may also be in the looking glass; Vanity thinks it will never grow older And yet that judgment will come to pass!”

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India may be over, but controversies swirl ranging from the cost of the pinstripe button-up suit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to what exactly has been the solut