Oppose NEET: Protesting students tell Bengal government

Kolkata: A section of students scheduled to appear for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) launched an agitation here on Monday, demanding the...



India’s quiet tide of childhood obesity

Madurai: When 12-year-old Madhu (not his real name) was diagnosed as obese — he weighed 98 kg when his ideal weight was 55 kg...

Transgender wisdom from a bear with a sore head

By Nury Vittachi A woman was sacked for having short hair and wearing trousers to work. “They said I was gay,” she complained...


Facial expression may improve learning, gaming

London: A computer algorithm that can recognise human expressions may become a boon for the gaming industry, a team of international researchers has found. Hyung-Il...

Excessive empathy can even impair understanding

London: People who empathise easily with others do not necessarily understand them well and, on the contrary, excessive empathy can lead to impairment in...


Sex once a week best for your relationship

Toronto: Countering a common perception that more sex can improve relationships, a study has found that couples are at their happiest when they hop...

Eat dark chocolate to curb diabetes, heart disease risk!

London: Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the recommendation of doctors to indulge a little as researchers have found that a...