Health & Environment

Want to access your phone? Let’s scan your brain first

London: At a time when privacy has become a major issue, scientists from Germany have developed a Google Glass-based biometric system that uses the skull to provide access to devices.....

Water, fruits can keep you cool and glowing during summer

Intake of enough water, seasonal fruits and fluids is the best, cheapest and easiest way to keep glowing skin and gorgeous looking hair during summer. But there are a host....

Kids who walk early likely to have stronger bones

London: Kids, especially boys, who start walking, running and jumping early at 18 months of age are more likely to have stronger bones later in adulthood, a study has found.....

Simple at-home test can spot blood clots

New York: Researchers have developed a simple paper-based test that can help patients with blood clotting disorders perform regular tests from the convenience of their homes.   While blood clotting....

Sixth sense helps drivers stay on track, except when texting

New York: A sixth sense steadies drivers' hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally upset, except when they are engaged in texting on....

Keep healthy food more attractive to distract kids from junk food

New York: Do you want your children to eat more healthy food and less fast food? Researchers have recommended placing healthy food more visibly, attractively and conveniently so that your....

NASA completes heat shield testing for future Mars vehicles

Washington: NASA has successfully completed key heat shield tests for the future exploration spacecrafts that will scout the Red Planet for signs of life.   NASA’s Adaptive Deployable Entry and....

Half of Indians have vision problems: Official

New Delhi: Nearly 550 million people - almost half of India's population - have vision problems, and so doctors must be trained in latest techniques for correcting vision problems, an....

Why physicians prescribe costly medicines

New York: Does your doctor often prescribe costly, big brand medicines? The decision may have to do with his training. The kind of medicines (cheaper or costly) a doctor prescribes....

New technique can reveal age of moon rocks

Washington: A new technique can successfully put a date on an Earth rock that is similar to the lunar rocks on the moon's surface, shows research. The results show that....