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Run faster, Your treadmill might be generating power

As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy,there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t bei

22 Jan 2019 4:36 pm
Now, chocolate bars are shrinking because of Brexit

Shrinking chocolate bars and loaves of bread are leaving U.K. consumers dealing with stealth price rises, according to the Office of National Statisti

21 Jan 2019 5:54 pm
Boo, ‘world’s cutest dog,’ dies aged 12

The Pomeranian dog, known for being a Facebook star, has died 'from a broken heart'

21 Jan 2019 4:08 pm
How musicians coordinate non-verbally during performance

Using mathematical techniques, researchers measured how much the movements of each musician were predicting the movements of the others

21 Jan 2019 4:01 pm
Ladakh’s Dard Aryans struggle to preserve cultural legacy

The rich heritage of the Dard Aryans — believed to be the original descendants of ‘pure Aryan race’ — is under threat due to rapid modernisation, migration and religious conversion, said experts

21 Jan 2019 4:01 pm
World’s oldest man dies at 113 in Japan

The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. His family said Masazo Nonaka died in the earl

20 Jan 2019 5:17 pm
NASA to collaborate with China for Moon exploration

The lunar surface may also serve as a crucial training ground and technology demonstration test site where we will prepare for future human missions to Mars and other destinations

20 Jan 2019 3:53 pm
Kyrgyz heartthrob Lux - the Asian Cup’s reluctant sex symbol

For Kyrgyzstan -- hitherto better known for horseback wrestling, eagle hunting and dead goat polo -- simply reaching the Asian Cup was an astonishing achievement

19 Jan 2019 9:34 pm
Want ethical food? Scan with your phone before digging in

Whether buying a fish fillet at a supermarket or ordering steak in a restaurant, consumers will soon be able to use their phones to check instantly wh

17 Jan 2019 9:09 pm
Invest in health for global security: Gates to donors

Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and

17 Jan 2019 9:05 pm
Here’s an ideal diet for people’s and planet’s health

Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people — including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fru

17 Jan 2019 9:02 pm
smartphones causing ‘pain in the neck’: Study

A large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, scientist say. ‘Text neck,’

17 Jan 2019 2:19 pm
IIT Mandi develops novel test to detect kidney damage early

Researchers at IIT Mandi have developed a novel system that can detect early signs of kidney damage by measuring even low levels of a protein marker

17 Jan 2019 12:28 pm
New York breaks tourism record in 2018

Bangkok topped that list, ahead of London, Paris, Dubai and Singapore

17 Jan 2019 9:13 am
First human rights TV channel to ‘lend voice to the voiceless’

The world’s first television channel dedicated to human rights was launched in London with a promise to deliver hidden stories ignored by mainstream m

16 Jan 2019 9:05 pm
Amid the many challenges, Spanish hotel chain eyes South Asia for expansion

When Juan Riu Masmitja and his wife Maria acquired a small 80-bed American hotel in Mallorca, Spain, in 1953, they had little clue that the family’s s

16 Jan 2019 8:57 pm
Singapore cable car network eyeing to tap more Indian tourists

In 2018, around 1.32 million Indian visitors landed in Singapore

16 Jan 2019 6:22 pm
White the most preferred car colour in India in 2018

When it comes to car colours, white is the most-preferred choice for many Indian consumers with 43 per cent of them opting for the tone in 2018, acco

15 Jan 2019 5:40 pm
‘You need nothing to start a social media account and that’s the crux of the problem’

At The Hindu Lit for Life fest, experts discuss why it is important to curb fake news

14 Jan 2019 8:53 pm
Cycle for short hauls, save ₹1.8 t for the nation

Cycling can lead to benefits of ₹1.8 trillion, or 1.6 per cent of India’s GDP for 2015-16, says a new study. In the study, ‘Benefits of Cycling in In

11 Jan 2019 9:00 pm
TN Governor inaugurates AIR's ‘Kavi Sammelan’

A National Symposium of Poets conducted by All India Radio, Chennai was inaugurated by the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday. The Di

11 Jan 2019 5:56 pm
The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion, Amazon in the middle

The couple met in 1992 when he was a hedge fund manager on Wall Street

11 Jan 2019 5:17 pm
Credit should go to Sun Pictures, Karthik Subbaraj: Rajinikanth on ‘Petta’

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has expressed “happiness” that “Petta” is being received warmly by the fans and has credited the director for getting the

11 Jan 2019 5:02 pm
3 books in Malayalam, Tamil shortlisted for Romain Rolland prize

The prize was launched during the Jaipur Literary Festival in January 2018

11 Jan 2019 4:48 pm
Kohli tops valuable celebrity list with $170.8mn brand value

The cricketer endorsed 24 brands as of November 2018

10 Jan 2019 3:49 pm
New single-dose Ebola drug treatment developed

Scientists have developed an experimental drug that in one dose successfully protected non-human primates against a lethal infection of all strains o

10 Jan 2019 12:59 pm
Feeling lonely? Build and share a trove of golden memories with Lumhaa

Imagine being able to store and share some of the unforgettable incidents in your life. Well, people maintain diaries, to jot down some important and

9 Jan 2019 9:28 pm
The Hindu Lit for Life will go zero waste to reduce carbon footprint

Bottled water won’t be available at venue; those taking public transport to get rewards

9 Jan 2019 9:10 pm
Human trafficking takes ‘horrific dimensions’ in Europe: UN

Almost a third of victims are children, says report

8 Jan 2019 8:38 pm
Ecstasy and agony as women head to Kerala’s men-only peak

On court order, Govt throws open 1,868-metre-tall Agasthyarkoodam

8 Jan 2019 7:43 pm
Long way before AI systems take over humans jobs: Study

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have a long way to go before they can take over tasks and jobs traditionally performed by people, say scientists

8 Jan 2019 12:47 pm
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with cancer

Veteran filmmaker-actor Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with “early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat”, his son, actor Hrithik Roshan said

8 Jan 2019 12:11 pm
Netflix's Bandersnatch: You decide how the movie should end

The company gives interactive storytelling a new spin with the Bandersnatch

7 Jan 2019 6:12 pm
Sandra Oh creates history at Golden Globes 2019

First Asian woman to host the award show and win a trophy

7 Jan 2019 10:50 am
Christian Bale takes home first Best Actor Golden Globe

It was Bale’s fourth Globe nomination

7 Jan 2019 10:29 am
Regina King wins first Golden Globe

vows to include 50 per cent women in future projects

7 Jan 2019 10:10 am
Chilika bird population surges

The bird population in Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon located in Odisha, has increased this year by over 1.55 lakh compared with last

6 Jan 2019 9:11 pm
Best paw forward

The Madras Canine Club's All Breeds Championship Dog Show saw a huge turnout on Sunday. The audience were enthralled by the beauty and the agility of

6 Jan 2019 7:20 pm
Spendthrift Indians a big draw abroad

More countries prompted to grant e-visa facility

4 Jan 2019 9:15 pm
AIR Chennai to host ‘Kavi Sammelan’ on Jan 10

Eminent poets come together to offer their creative best.

4 Jan 2019 3:07 pm
70,000 of 3.95 lakh New Year babies from India: Unicef

More than 395,000 babies were expected to have been born around the world on New Year’s Day, with India estimated to record the highest number of th

2 Jan 2019 8:46 pm
Indian-origin student is gold standard at World Memory Championships

A 12-year-old Indian-origin student from Singapore has bagged two gold medals at the World Memory Championships held in Hong Kong. Dhruv Manoj won i

2 Jan 2019 8:44 pm
Federer, Serena click 'greatest selfie of all time' after dream clash

The duo hailed each other in the post-match interview before the tennis titans captured the iconic moment

2 Jan 2019 10:08 am
Safe pair of hands: When ‘baby sitter’ Rishabh Pant took Paine’s son in his lap

On Tuesday, Paine’s wife Bonnie put up a picture on her instagram account which had the 21-year-old Pant holding the home captain’s son during an event at the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s residence.

1 Jan 2019 4:58 pm
Koala drinks from water bottle in Australia heatwave

The vast continent is experiencing intense heat with the mercury up 16 degrees Celsius, higher than usual for this time of year in southern Australia

1 Jan 2019 4:22 pm
Toxic is Oxford word of the year 2018

Justice, misinformation, nomophobia and single-use were other words in focus

1 Jan 2019 3:54 pm
Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan dies at 81

Kader Khan, best known for penning some of the most powerful dialogues and comic timing as an actor, passed away on December 31 due to prolonged illn

1 Jan 2019 2:01 pm
A blockbuster year for the Tamil film industry

The year 2018 has proved to be a remarkable one for Tamil cinema in more ways than one. While big-budget movies like 2.0 put Indian cinema in the glob

30 Dec 2018 9:00 pm
‘Firebrand’ film director Mrinal Sen dead

A doyen of parallel cinema, 95-year-old Sen was recognised internationally

30 Dec 2018 8:59 pm
Autobiographies, memoirs, self-help books filled shelves in 2018

Serious non-fiction also heated up the market significantly

30 Dec 2018 7:14 pm