A cancer survivor’s tribute to Kolkata brave-hearts

By Anjali Madan New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Continuity in treatment and the help offered by NGO-run homes for free stay during medication of children fighting cancer are the focus of a documentary film made by a cancer survivor here to spread awareness. [google_ad_728_90_text] Kapil Chawla, who successfully fought off cancer a few years ago, […]

‘Map Of Life’ predicts extraterrestrial life

London, July 6 (IANS) Extraterrestrials resembling humans should have evolved on other Earth-like planets, a study on convergent evolution says. [google_ad_728_90_text] The argument emerges from leading evolutionary biologist professor Simon Conway Morris’s new book ‘The Runes Of Evolution’.   Conway Morris makes the case for a ubiquitous “map of life” that governs the way in […]

‘Small is beautiful’

Young South Koreans changing trends for small weddings   SEOUL, July 5 (Reuters): The night before their wedding, Kim Kwang-yoon and Cho Jin-oh were up until 2 a.m. with the bride’s mother, setting tables. Their marriage venue: a room in the basement of Seoul city hall, rented from the government for $60. [google_ad_728_90_text] With South […]

Mumbai hospital performs 100 liver transplants in two years

Mumbai, (IANS) Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has notched a record of 100 liver transplants since the inception of its state-of-the-art Centre for Liver Transplant in 2013, hospital officials said here on Friday.   This was in sharp contrast to 90 liver transplants carried out in all Mumbai hospitals in the past 18 years, the […]

Old World monkeys had complex brain

New York, July 4 (IANS) Brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primates, says a study of the brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull.   The ancient monkey, known scientifically as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its fossilised skull was discovered on an island in Kenya’s Lake […]

Nobel Laureates call for action on climate change

London, July 4 (IANS) Comparing the threat of climate change with that of nuclear war, a group of over 30 Nobel laureates have called upon the nations of the world to take decisive action to limit future global emissions. [google_ad_728_90_text] “So far we have avoided nuclear war though the threat remains. We believe that our […]

At Hello Curry, taste and then pay by weight!

Mohammed Shafeeq IANS   In the midst of gleaming towers of software giants and five-star hotels in Hitec City here is a eatery unique in more ways than one – you can taste the dishes before ordering and then pay by weight at 50 paise per gram! For instance, you can pick two to three […]

Christopher Lee: A stellar career from Dracula to Saruman

Ankit Sinha IANS   From my earliest childhood memories, one image which remains etched deep within my subconscious is that of the foreboding aura of Dracula. The feared vampire of Bram Stoker’s eponymous novel was brought alive on screen in 1958 by the legendary Christopher Lee – an actor who defined the horror genre in […]

Bangalore Open Air 2015 brings taste of heavy metal

Ankit Sinha IANS   India’s only dedicated open air heavy metal music festival, the Bangalore Open Air (BOA), is back in its heaviest and loudest avatar yet. Started in 2012, the festival, which aims to bring the best heavy metal artists from the world to India, will feature 32 bands over a period of seven […]

Cheat sheet to set trend during summer

IANS   Rummaging your closet to pick a perfect outfit to conquer the simmering sun before stepping out in summer? Ditch the usual denims and tops for long and flowing maxi dresses or crop tops to make a style statement and beat the summer heat with style.   If a dull umbrella or a scarf […]

Need to step up fight against smokeless killer

Need to step up fight against smokeless killer

IANS   Wrapped inside betel leaves and placed in the corner of the mouth, chewing tobacco has been a practice in India for centuries.   While there is certainly an increased awareness in terms of the harmful effects this could have on health, the medical fraternity is very much concerned about the growing number of […]

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