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  • Multitasking may damage your brain: Study 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    Washington: Multitasking may hamper your performance and even damage your brain, new research has claimed. A study conducted at Stanford University found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall, or switch from one job to another as well as those who...
  • This 'acoustic' fire extinguisher prototype can douse flames with just sound waves 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Foam, water, or powder as fire extinguishers are so old-school. How about a sound producing fire extinguisher that doesn't use any of the conventional elements to douse the flames? Engineering students, Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have developed a prototype of a...
  • Jurists must ensure justice to all in terror cases: President Yesterday

    New Delhi: Jurists must play an important role to ensure justice to the victims of terror and to the persons implicated in such crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. "Jurists must play an important role in ensuring that the wheels of justice move faster -- both to give justice to...
  • Will not meddle with education system: Arvind Kejriwal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will not meddle with the education system and focus on providing resources to educational institutions. Kejriwal said education is the "topmost priority" of the AAP government and it would extend all possible assistance to the educational institutions in their...
  • Row over degree: Delhi Law Minister Tomar to reply on BJP leader's plea 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response from city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on a BJP leader's plea seeking setting aside of his election from Tri Nagar assembly constituency over alleged wrong declaration of educational qualification in the nomination papers. Justice Manmohan issued notice to the Minister...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations 6 days ago

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Students appeal for gender equality by writing on sanitary pads, universities uncomfortable 6 days ago

    In a unique protest, messages against gender discrimination are being written on sanitary pads and distributed in various parts of Delhi in a 'Pads Against Sexism campaign'. The protest that started half-way across the world in Germany by a 19-year-old artist Elana Kastratia has now reached prominent Indian universities- Jamia...
  • Car with alcohol testers in the making; won't let you drive if you are high 1 week ago

    New York: Researchers are working on an in-built blood alcohol level tester that can prevent people under its influence from driving. The team at the University of Michigan studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly-purchased vehicles over a 15-year period. Their estimates of injury prevention and...
  • Music labels pushing Spotify to limit free streaming: Report 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With the advent of digital age, music labels have been facing the heat with streaming service like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora offering free music impacting their revenue. Universal Music Group is reportedly pressurising Spotify to cap its free music service with the hope of converting free users into paid...
  • Ashley Judd writes a moving essay in response to online threats of sexual violence March 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Ashley Judd has written a powerful and moving essay, condemning online threats of sexual abuse and violence, after she was trolled for posting her views on a university basketball game. The 46-year-old received abusive messages, including rape threats, after she claimed on Twitter that the University of Arkansas...
  • Jadavpur University student lodges molestation complaint March 21, 2015

    Kolkata: A Jadavpur University student has lodged a complaint against two fellow students for allegedly molesting her at the University campus on Friday night, police said on Saturday. The girl in her complaint alleged that she was sexually molested by two of her classmates during a feast inside the Jadavpur University...
  • New smart bandage detects bedsores even before human eyes can do so March 18, 2015

    Washington: This new bandage can detect bedsores before they can be seen by human eyes, thereby making timely treatment possible. Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, are injuries that can result after prolonged pressure cuts off adequate blood supply to the skin. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a new 'smart...
  • Parents overshare information about their kids on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: You love to share the pics and videos of your kid's antics on social media. But are you ending up sharing too much? A lot of parents say yes. University of Michigan National Poll on Children's Health found that more than half of the mothers and one-third of fathers...
  • New motion-powered fabric can charge your smartphone March 17, 2015

    London: Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea have created a double-layered fabric out of silver-coated woven textile that can charge the battery of a mobile phone. The foldable patch of fabric wrapped around your wrist can gather enough energy from your arm movement. The new fabric relies on the triboelectric effect,...
  • DU to launch North East India Studies Programme soon March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim of encouraging research scholars to study various aspects of North East India, Delhi University is soon going to launch a North East India Studies Programme (NEISP). The research programme, which will be a fully funded one, is likely to be started from the next academic session. "Though...
  • German envoy rebukes professor for spurning Indian student over 'rape problem' March 11, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's ambassador to India has rebuked a German university professor for what he said was the rejection of an internship application from a male Indian student on grounds of India's "rape problem". The December 2012 rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman student on a bus prompted outraged protests across...
  • Who becomes Jihadi? March 10, 2015

    Professor Kamaldeep Bhui of Queen Mary University in his research says that not illiterate people but well educated and informed people join the jidhaist movements. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 10, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Lalu Prasad defends daughter Misa Bharti, says newspapers constructed the Harvard University controversy March 10, 2015

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday evening defended his daughter Misa Bharti after Harvard University rubbished her claim of being a speaker at India Conference. The RJD chief said, "Misa had claimed that she was a guest at the India Conference organised by Harvard University but never...
  • News 360: Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill March 10, 2015

    The contentious Land Acquisition Bill passed the Lok Sabha test on Tuesday after the government carried out nine amendments to it and persuaded most of its allies to support, setting the stage for its consideration in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are loaded against the government. ...
  • Lecture row: Misa Bharti must speak on the issue, says RJD MP Pappu Yadav March 10, 2015

    RJD MP Pappu Yadav said that Misa Bharti is a public figure and she can not do such things. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the RJD MP said, "If there is such a wrongdoing then it's not right and should be condemned." ...
  • Snapshot: Misa Bharti releases pictures of being a speaker at India Conference, Harvard denies March 10, 2015

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Dr Misa Bharti had released a few photos to Indian newspapers along with a press release stating that she had delivered a lecture at the prestigious American university Harvard. The educational institute has, however, revealed that she was not invited as a speaker...
  • Harvard University rubbishes Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti's claim of being a speaker at India Conference March 10, 2015

    Patna: In a major embarrassment for Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Dr Misa Bharti, who had released a few photos to Indian newspapers along with a press release stating that she had delivered a lecture at the prestigious American university Harvard, the educational institute has revealed that she...
  • German professor rejects Indian intern due to 'rape problem' March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: An Indian student's internship request was rejected by a professor in Germany citing "rape problem" in India, prompting a sharp reaction from the German envoy to India who condemned it saying India was not a "country of rapists". Professor Beck-Sickinger of Leipzig University in Free State of Saxony had...
  • Delhi High Court asks Delhi University not to treat law centre in step motherly way March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi University not to treat its the three law colleges, which have been in controversy recently for alleged non-compliance of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) norms, in a "step motherly" way. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • Centre challenges claims on flawed methodology in tiger census March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday challenged claims by sections of wildlife experts that it had used a flawed methodology for its latest tiger census and instead asserted that their study was a "theoretical iteration" on old data whose precision is "questionable". The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), a statutory body...
  • Low self-esteem could kill your love life March 1, 2015

    Toronto: If your partner is not engaging in an open and honest conversation about your relationship, it may not be because they do not care but rather because they feel insecure and are afraid of being hurt, finds a study. People with low self-esteem are more likely stay in unhappy relationships...
  • Robotic ankles will soon have 'eyes' to see where they are going March 1, 2015

    Washington: Researchers are developing an artificial vision system that can enable a robotic ankle to see where it is going to improve the wearer's gait. Mo Rastgaar, a Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype of the prosthetic ankle that can provide a range of...