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Animals caused Earth’s first mass extinction?


The Earth’s first mass extinction event 540 million years ago was caused not by a meteorite impact or volcanic super-eruption but by the rise of early animals that dramatically changed the prehistoric

Completely paralysed athlete moves his legs

Mark Pollock with trainer Simon O’Donnell. 	Courtesy: UCLA

In a first, a robotic exoskeleton device has enabled a 39-year-old former athlete who had been completely paralysed for four years to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps,

Reading book in 2nd language evokes less emotions


Reading a novel or short story in a second language learnt after the mother tongue can drastically reduce physiological responses to emotions, such as smiling when a fictional character is happy, a ne

New find shows ‘God particle’ behaves itself


Three years after discovering the elusive Higgs boson or so-called “God particle”, Cern physicists have drawn the sharpest picture yet of this novel particle and found that it behaves just as predicte

JK Rowling wishes Potter’s son ‘good luck’

Author J.K. Rowling has wished Harry Potter’s son “good luck” on his first day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry.

Beware! Too much TV makes you fat


Washington: The more hours young adults spend watching TV each day, the more likely they are to have a higher body mass index (BMI) and bigger waist circumference five years later, a 15-year analysis

Dramatic grand finale mesmerises audience

Kareena Kapoor showcases an outfit by designer Gaurav Gupta (right) during the finale of Lakme Fashion Week.  SATEJ SHINDE

Designer Gaurav Gupta’s grand finale at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 turned out to be high on drama.

Ancient Bronze Age Spartan palace found

Greek archaeologists have uncovered ruins of an ancient palace filled with striking artefacts which may belong to Sparta’s Mycenaean culture, one of the most famous civilisations of ancient Greece.

Civilisational concerns and cultural diplomacy are unlikely to captivate the popular imagination at the time of celebrity murder.

Eight more young lives have been lost, this time in Manipur’s southern district of Churachandpur in the most recent explosion of violence since the agitation for and against the implementation of the