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New molecules to help beat jet lag?

Frequent travellers, rejoice! Scientists have designed new molecules which can modify the sleep/wake cycle, paving the way for improved treatments for jet lag and sleep disorders.

Science of Harry Potter’s University put to test


Potterheads, take note!

Hitler’s World War II code machine found on eBay


A handout photograph released by the National Museum of Computing on Sunday shows the teleprinter part of a Lorenz cipher machine that was purchased by the National Museum of Computing from eBay for £9.50. (Photo: AFP)

Good vibrations: Hollywood sex toys are creating a business


Workers remove sex toys from metal moulds at the factory of Doc Johnson, a California-based sex toy company, in Los Angeles. (Photo: AFP)

Mark Zuckerberg to use Facebook Live to chat with ISS astronauts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Photo: AP)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will chat live with three astronauts currently living on the International Space Station and ask them questions posted by viewers on Nasa’s Facebook page.

New way of killing cancer cells discovered


Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, a finding that may lead to drugs for treating cancer and autoimmune diseases.

Indian Americans sweep National Geographic Bee competition

Rishi Nair of Florida participates in the final round of the National Geographic Bee. (Photo: AP)

Rishi Nair, 12-year-old Indian American student, has won the prestigious $50,000 National Geographic Bee competition in which Indian-origin contestants maintained their dominance by sweeping all the t

In Nazi Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler issued a decree: “As a visible sign of the gratitude of the German nation to children-rich mothers I establish this Cross of Honour of the German Mother”.

The BJP for the first time has gone beyond the Hindi heartland and into the Northeast with a landslide victory in the region’s largest state.