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New AI software turns smartphones into eye-tracking device

Researchers may enable new computer interfaces or help detect signs of incipient neurological disease or mental illness.

18 Jun 2016 7:13 PM

Protein that fights Zika virus identified

Scientists found a very small protein in our body that can swallow up and quarantine the Zika virus, dramatically reducing its ability to infect cells, an advance that may lead to new therapies to fig

06 Jun 2016 12:26 AM

Depression may lower pregnancy chances: study

Findings suggest that moderate to severe depressive symptoms, regardless of current psychotropic medication treatment, may delay conception.

26 May 2016 1:43 PM

‘Second skin’ to smooth out eye bags, wrinkles

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new material that can temporarily tighten skin, smooth wrinkles, and may be used to deliver drugs to treat skin conditions such as eczema

11 May 2016 1:23 AM

Sen Elizabeth Warren is now a comic book hero

Her parents didn’t hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero.

19 Apr 2016 3:54 AM


Apple users targeted in first known Mac ransomware campaign

Apple Inc customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Netw

09 Mar 2016 12:58 AM

Clergy victims doubt Spotlight win will bring change

Victims of clergy sexual abuse are revelling in the Oscar won by Spotlight — the story of the Boston Globe’s investigation into the scandal — but say they don’t hold out much hope that the elevated st

02 Mar 2016 1:38 AM

Encryption fight: American public backs Apple

Nearly half of Americans support Apple Inc's decision to oppose a federal court order demanding that it unlock a smartphone used by San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Farook, according to a national onlin

26 Feb 2016 6:01 AM

Gravitational wave detection may allow us to listen to stars

Scientists from the LIGO said that they have finally detected the elusive gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time.

12 Feb 2016 2:23 PM

Make them an offer they can't refuse: Mario Puzo archive for sale

The 45-box archive is being sold by Boston-based RR Auction on February 18.

12 Feb 2016 12:37 PM


‘Climate change damage to extend for 10,000 years’

The damaging climate consequences of carbon emissions will grow and persist for millennia without a dramatic new global energy strategy, a new study has warned.

10 Feb 2016 5:56 AM

Make in India and hatred cannot go together, says Shashi Tharoor

Outrageous statements against minorities by ruling party members only undermine the country's soft power, says Tharoor.

08 Feb 2016 1:34 PM

LGBTQ issue has the potential to embarrass India: Imran Khan

The actor hopes that the time is not far away when this kind of divide will stop existing and will reflect in Bollywood films too.

07 Feb 2016 4:40 PM

India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The total digital economy being pursued by India is going to be USD one trillion in the next two-three years.

07 Feb 2016 4:02 PM

Can't take freedom of speech for granted in democracy: Kamal Haasan

Can't take freedom of speech for granted in democracy: Kamal Haasan

07 Feb 2016 3:32 PM


Diabetes cure a step closer

Diabetes may soon be cured after scientists have managed to halt the condition in mice for six months, thanks to the use of insulin-producing cells that had been generated from human stem cells.

27 Jan 2016 1:05 AM

Diabetes cure could be a step closer: study

Encapsulation therapies have the potential to be groundbreaking for people with type 1 diabetes.

26 Jan 2016 2:00 PM

NASA working on humanoid robots for future space missions

The US space agency is considering ushering new humanoid robots that could offer astronauts a helping hand in future expeditions.

26 Jan 2016 10:16 AM

How GE’s new Boston home went from drab to dazzling destination

Before it became a boomtown, Boston’s Seaport District — soon the new home of General Electric’s global headquarters — was a dreary backwater.

17 Jan 2016 11:24 PM

Boston library recovers stolen Champlain map

A centuries-old map compiled by French explorer Samuel de Champlain and believed to be among dozens stolen more than a decade ago from the Boston Public Library has been recovered, library officials h

06 Dec 2015 12:59 AM