Zany Science

  • Oct 09, 2013 21:14 IST

    A look at the winners of Nobel Prize in chemistry

    A look at the winners of 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

  • Apr 17, 2013 10:08 IST

    Were 'hobbit' hominids island dwarfs?

    Japanese scientists on Tuesday waded into a row over so-called "hobbit" hominids whose remains, found on a remote Indonesian island a decade ago, have unleashed one of the fiercest disputes in anthropology.

  • virus
    Jan 09, 2012 17:40 IST

    Do immune cells control their own destiny?

    A surprise discovery has shown how some cells may be capable of exercising control over their own destiny.

  • Damascus
    Dec 17, 2011 14:57 IST

    Now, it's possible to predict a ‘hit’ song

    Scientists have argued that predicting the popularity of a song may well be feasible by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms.

  • New Zealand Flag
    Jul 21, 2010 13:09 IST

    Next supercop?

    Two New Zealand inventors have produced what they claim are the world’s first robotic legs to help paraplegics walk again.

  • Oct 31, 2009 15:53 IST

    The friendly dashboard robo that makes driving a pleasure

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a robot that is sensitive to driver’s moods and habits, and can revolutionise the way you interact with your car.

  • Oct 27, 2009 17:23 IST

    Revealed: Genes that drive you to drink!

    Your genetic make up may predispose you to drink more but may not increase your genetic risk for alcohol dependence, a new study has revealed.

  • Oct 19, 2009 17:46 IST

    Soon, disposable batteries made from salt and paper

    A piece of wet, salty paper can make a battery that could actually hold up to one volt of electricity, say researchers.

  • Aug 29, 2009 18:17 IST

    Researchers develop device to save babies

    A foetal heart monitor designed by Indian scientists can save unborn infants in complicated pregnancies.

  • Aug 26, 2009 16:45 IST

    A stopwatch for the solar system!

    In a new study, a team of scientists has described how aluminium radioisotopes can now offer precise timing of events 4.5 billion years ago, and thus have been dubbed as the 'stopwatch for the solar system'.

  • Aug 24, 2009 17:37 IST

    Artificial red blood cells a step closer

    A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.

  • crab
    Jul 20, 2009 17:19 IST

    King crabs dive deep to avoid hot water

    Higher temperatures near the ocean's surface propel king crabs to deeper waters, with the result that they are found near the surface only off the coasts of Japan, Alaska, and western Canada, scientists have found. Around 100 species live in the deep.

  • May 15, 2009 17:31 IST

    Human nose too cold for bird flu viruses to thrive

    A study authored by researchers at from Imperial College London and the University of North Carolina has revealed that avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside their noses is very low.

  • Apr 14, 2009 18:12 IST

    Twitter, Facebook could confuse your moral compass

    They might keep you socially happy in the cyberspace, but in real life, social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook harm people's moral values, as they don''t allow time for compassion or admiration, warn scientists.

  • Apr 07, 2009 16:02 IST

    Game plan

    We're all set to receive a few good games that have rocked the charts worldwide. Avinash Bali lists some of the games.