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US company designs gun that looks like phone

A US company has designed a two-shot pistol resembling a smartphone that will be virtually “undetectable” in its locked position.

30 Mar 2016 7:21 AM

Alcohol consumption may increase breast cancer risk

Drinking alcohol can put you at increased risk of breast cancer by enhancing the levels of a cancer-causing gene, a new study has warned.

16 Mar 2016 7:11 AM

Drinking alcohol may increase breast cancer risk: study

Researchers have established that alcohol increases estrogen-induced cell proliferation.

15 Mar 2016 3:34 PM

White bread, corn flakes increase lung cancer risk

Consumption of foods with a high glycemic index such as white bread, bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice may be associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, a new study has warned.

07 Mar 2016 2:43 AM

US flight attendant charged with starting fire on plane

Johnathan Tafoya-Montano allegedly started a fire on an American Airlines flight that was travelling from Dallas, Texas to Detroit.

04 Mar 2016 2:11 PM


Rivals mount fierce attack on Donald Trump

White House hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio unleashed a barrage of attacks against Donald Trump during Thursday’s raucous Republican debate as they sought to halt the billionaire frontrunner’s seemi

27 Feb 2016 3:55 AM

Canada too good for Guatemala

Mariah Shade of Trinidad & Tobago (left) battles for the ball with Guyana’s Otesha Charles in their Concacaf women’s Olympic qualifier at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas (USA), on Tuesday. Trinidad & Tobago won 5-1. (Photo: AFP)

18 Feb 2016 5:29 AM

Neem extract may help treat pancreatic cancer

A natural extract derived from the neem tree, commonly found in India, could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer without harming normal, healthy cells, a new study has claimed.

13 Feb 2016 3:29 AM

American astronaut clicks pictures of massive blizzard from space

In another photo, Kelly, 51, pointed out that the huge system moving from Chicago toward the east.

25 Jan 2016 10:30 AM

Uber to partner with Airbus for on-demand helicopter rides

The service has been offered on a trial basis in cities including Bangalore, Cape Town, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai.

18 Jan 2016 12:27 PM


Binging on potatoes before pregnancy may increase diabetes risk

Substituting potatoes with other vegetables, legumes or whole grains may help lower gestational diabetes risk.

13 Jan 2016 10:23 AM

Self-adaptive material that heals itself

Scientists have invented an self-adaptive material that heals itself and bounces back from extraordinary compression which may be useful for tissue engineering or lightweight structural applications.

13 Jan 2016 12:23 AM

Facebook’s new feature to help locate local businesses

Social network giant Facebook has quietly launched a new desktop-only feature on its site which allows users to find highest-rated local businesses based on customer reviews, entering in direct compet

17 Dec 2015 10:36 PM

Indian-American’s ‘super condom’ can help combat AIDS

Aiming to increase global use of condoms as a way to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, researchers, including an Indian-American professor, have developed a new non-latex condom which contains antio

17 Dec 2015 5:49 AM

Man sues Ford dealer after ISIS uses truck

A plumbing company in the US state of Texas has sued a Ford dealership here for over $1 million after Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists were seen using his old truck, thousands of kilometres away in str

16 Dec 2015 6:10 AM


US teen’s family seeks $15 million for clock incident

The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager who was arrested after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, has demanded $15 million in compensation and written apologies from Irving city’

24 Nov 2015 11:04 PM

Shane Warne’s Warriors beat Sachin Tendulkar’s Blasters again

A whirlwind innings from Kumar Sangakkara coupled with a disciplined bowling performance helped Warne’s Warriors beat Sachin’s Blasters by 57 runs in the second match of the Cricket All-Stars Series a

12 Nov 2015 11:19 PM