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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

Barack Obama backs FBI on encryption

President Barack Obama sided with law enforcement in the debate pitting encryption and personal privacy against national security, arguing that authorities need access to data on electronic devices be

13 Mar 2016 3:10 AM

Obama still undecided on Supreme Court pick

White House has busied itself galvanizing Democratic support and turning up the heat on individual Republican Senators to allow hearings.

12 Mar 2016 2:15 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

AT&T to test 5G mobile network

AT&T announced plans to begin testing a superfast fifth generation, or 5G, mobile network with speeds up to 100 times faster than the most rapid existing connections.

16 Feb 2016 10:46 PM


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


Mother of Texas 'affluenza' teen posts bond: sheriff

Tonya Couch's bond was lowered from $1 million to $75,000.

12 Jan 2016 11:44 AM

University of Texas to digitise pages from Marquez archive

The University of Texas at Austin will digitise more than 24,000 pages from the archive of Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

06 Jan 2016 3:09 AM

12-year-old Sikh boy detained in Texas after bully says he has bomb

Police officials maintained that the boy joked about blowing the school up.

18 Dec 2015 10:49 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