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UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

Madagascar has about 400 plague cases per year, or more than half the world’s total, according to a 2016 World Health Organization report.

20 Oct 2017 8:42 AM

World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure.

20 Oct 2017 8:09 AM

Water once flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars: study

Scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals.

18 Oct 2017 1:16 PM

Big and brilliant: complex whale behaviour tied to brain size

Scientists have identified key differences among cetaceans linked to brain size.

18 Oct 2017 12:57 PM

Planning a baby? Father's diet before conception may impact child's health

The results of the study found that embryos were more likely to survive if they had a father with a high protein and low carb diet.

14 Oct 2017 3:18 PM


You are using your iPhone wrong: Apple’s design chief

Apple’s iPhone has evolved massively over the last decade.

09 Oct 2017 9:26 AM

India ranks high in deaths from heart attacks

Study reveals 'world's most' heart failure deaths at 23 per cent, while China has just 7 per cent,

02 Oct 2017 3:10 PM

Not six, humans have 27 different emotions, says study

Researchers identify distinct categories of emotion and create interactive map to show how they are connected.

09 Sep 2017 12:39 PM

Scientists from Australia have breakthrough in treatment for peanut allergy

Study saw children with allergies being given probiotic along with small doses of a peanut protein over 18-months bore positive results.

18 Aug 2017 9:02 AM

Bond between man and wolf not just a tale

Study finds the wild animals showing signs of attachment to 'foster parents' who have helped raise them.

01 Jul 2017 6:59 PM


Presence of smartphones reduces brain's power: study

The researchers found that participants with their phones in another room significantly outperformed those with their phones on the desk.

25 Jun 2017 8:37 AM

Smartphone shipments grow 4.3 per cent in Q1, 2017: IDC

Samsung continued to lead the tally with 22.8 per cent share, followed by Apple (14.9 per cent).

02 May 2017 2:29 PM

Failure rate on Apple’s iPhone is far greater than Android: study

iPhone performance less reliable than Android, study reveals.

07 Mar 2017 4:41 PM