HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


New intra-vaginal ring may prevent HIV in women

A new easy-to-use intra-vaginal ring filled with an anti-retroviral drug could be extremely effective at preventing the deadly HIV in women, a new study has found.

Can’t sleep at night? Kicking the butt may help

Here is another reason to quit smoking - it can help you sleep better at night. In a new study, researchers found that for each cigarette smoked total sleep time decreased by 1.2 minutes.

But can Indians afford to outrage?

While racist slurs flew thick and fast in America when Indian American Nina Davuluri won the Miss America title, back home too, people had a lot to say.

Mars rover finds no sign of methane, telltale sign of life

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has come up empty-handed in its search for methane in the planet’s atmosphere, a gas that on Earth is a strong indicator of life, officials said on Thursday.

New research says men stop trying to look good at 46!

Men completely give up on their physical appearance by the age of 46 while women still make the effort to look good for another 13 years, a new study has found.

Snowden’s anonymous life in Russia

Edward Snowden is living under guard at a secret location in Russia, but is able to travel around the country freely without being recognised, according to the former NSA contractor’s Russian lawyer.

Tehran and Washington may meet for first time since 1979 at UN

 An exchange of letters between Barack Obama and the Iranian president, Hassan Rowhani, has set the stage for a possible meeting between the two men at the UN next week in what would be the first face-to-face encounter between a US and Iranian leader since Iran’s 1979 revolution. Julian Borger reports.

Ray Dolby, 80, who put moviegoers in the middle, passes away

Ray Dolby, the sound pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, revolutionised the recording industry with the invention of the Dolby noise-reduction system, as well as transformed cinema and home entertainment with the development of Dolby digital surround sound, died on Thursday. Natasha Singer reports.

Labour Party drops to third place in voters' ranking

The flagging popularity of Britain's ruling Labour Party was highlighted by an opinion poll that showed that the party led by Prime Minister Gordon Brown had slipped to third place in the estimation of the voter.

UN concerned about Tamil refugees' status

The UN was concerned about restrictions on the freedom of movement of the displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka and the slow pace in which they were being released from refugee camps.

Grannies join commandos to secure Beijing

These days in Beijing, grandmas and grandpas perched on the pavements on green stools provided by the government, are watching your every step.

‘India will wipe off Pak in N-war’

In the event of Indo-Pak nuclear war, India will emerge as the ultimate winner after wiping off Pakistan, but lose up to 500 million of its own people, a book on former US President Bill Clinton’s presidential years has claimed.

Chinese influence on the rise

Readers of this column were recently privy to the critical piece of information that I was looking for an apartment. Well, I found one and moved too, reports Sutirtho Patranobis.

Applause for Indian voice to anti-racism bill in South Korea

Bonojit Hussain, the Indian research professor at the Sung Kong Hoe University in Seoul, who has become the face of the anti-racism campaign in that country, spoke at the National Assembly on Wednesday to “cheers” and “applause” from those gathered to listen to him.

China seeks greater global influence

Chinese leaders have told their diplomats to seek greater political and economic influence, changing tack from the low profile they relied on for decades to ally foreign concerns about the country’s growing might.
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