Genes alone won't determine Alzheimer's risk
  • Genes alone won't determine Alzheimer's risk(18:04)
    Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) The colour of our eyes or the straightness of our hair is linked to our DNA, but the development of Alzheimer's disease isn't exclusively linked to genetics, suggest new research.
Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit's policies as air turns 'severe'
  • Delhi Cong recalls Dikshit's policies as air turns 'severe'(16:34)
    New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As the national capital's air quality on Thursday turned to the 'severe' category, the Delhi Congress recalled late Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her policies and blamed the Arvind Kejriwal government of diverting the issues.
  • 'Carbon footprint in India can be reduced by 20%'(16:26)
    By Vishal Gulati
    Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) The carbon footprint of the use and production of cars in G7, China or India would decline by 20 per cent if one in four journeys in these countries is a shared ride, the leading global scientific panel working on the sustainable management of natural resources said in its first comprehensive scientific analysis.
Ruckus by green activists at UN climate talks (Lead)
Two-headed snake found in Bengal village
  • Two-headed snake found in Bengal village(16:16)
    Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A rare two-headed snake was found in a village under Belda forest range in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, a forest official said on Thursday.
Carbon-neutral world can create 65 mn jobs: Guterres
  • Carbon-neutral world can create 65 mn jobs: Guterres(16:04)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said the world was losing the climate race and shifting to a low-carbon economy offered opportunities that could create 65 million new jobs by 2030.
Brain circuit linked to food impulsivity identified
  • Brain circuit linked to food impulsivity identified(14:08)
    New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Researchers have identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity, creating the possibility scientists can someday develop treatment to address the problem of overeating.
Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk by 23%
  • Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk by 23%(13:12)
    New York, Dec 12 (IANS) People who sleep nine or more hours per night are 23 per cent more likely to later have a stroke than people who sleep seven to less than eight hours per night, warns a new study.
Manali gets season's first snowfall
  • Manali gets season's first snowfall(12:20)
    Shimla, Dec 12 (IANS) Picturesque tourist spot Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday experienced season's first snow. Nearby spots of Shimla too were wrapped in a blanket of snow cover, bringing cheer to tourists.
Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria
  • Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria(11:16)
    Colombo, Dec 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is set to begin trialling a special bacteria as part of a programme to eradicate the dengue virus, a Health Ministry official said here on Thursday.
Delhi's air quality 'severe', AQI crosses 400-mark
73 nations to submit enhanced climate action plans
  • 73 nations to submit enhanced climate action plans(00:24)
    BY Vishal Gulati
    Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Seventy-three nations on Wednesday signalled their intention to submit an enhanced climate action plan with UN climate change negotiation President and Chile Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt.
Officials to paddle to office once in week in Bhubaneswar
  • Officials to paddle to office once in week in Bhubaneswar(21:52)
    Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) The city administration in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday asked all employees to come to office on cycle or by walking once in a week to promote a better city environment, healthy lifestyle and sustainable urban habitat.
UN global climate action award for Infosys
  • UN global climate action award for Infosys(21:12)
    Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) Software major Infosys became the first Indian firm to receive the UN global climate action award in carbon neutral category at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) being held in Spain's Madrid, the company said on Wednesday.
  • 'Food labels should tell exercise needed to burn calories'(18:58)
    London, Dec 11 (IANS) A new study has emphasised the need for new food labels to inform people about the amount of exercise needed to burn calories, instead of just informing them about the calories present in a particular product, which could be more effective in weight loss.
India-Japan to cooperate on clean energy tech
Two experimental Alzheimer's drugs show anti-ageing effects
Father's X chromosome holds clues to autoimmune disease in women
Find a meaning in life to stay healthy, live long
Greta Thunberg accuses world leaders of 'creative PR'
  • Narcissism begins to fade away as you land your first job(16:10)
    New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Parents, there is no need to worry much if your teenage kid is throwing tantrums, and just wait for him or her to land first job. Narcissism -- being full of yourself, sensitive to criticism and imposing your opinion on others -- declines over time and with age especially with the first job, new research has revealed.
The world is watching: UN Chief at climate talks
  • The world is watching: UN Chief at climate talks(16:02)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday in a stern warning called on the nations advocating for fossil fuels and creating roadblocks in carbon neutral transition asking them to end those activities soon.
TV watching most strongly linked to obesity in kids: Study