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To combat obesity, governments, marketers, and consumer welfare organizations often encourage consumers to make food choices more rationally.(Pixabay)

Study suggests why portraying humans as healthy machines can backfire

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Stanford University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores how human-as-machine representations affect consumers--specifically their eating behavior and health.
Prof. Anirudh Pradhan(GLA University)
Prof. Anirudh Pradhan(GLA University)

Anirudh and Prof. Panchanan’s inclusion in the list of top scientistsof GLA Univ

UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:42 PM IST
This achievement is also great in itself because the ranking has been released by the renowned and prestigious Stanford University of America, California.
The scientists at Stanford University have created a database of around 1,00,000 top scientists of the world.(Representative Image)
The scientists at Stanford University have created a database of around 1,00,000 top scientists of the world.(Representative Image)

World Rankings: 10 PGIMER doctors rank among top scientists

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:11 PM IST
A subject-wise analysis was conducted by a team of scientists at Stanford University, USA, led by Dr John PA Ioannidis; the database has been published in PLOS Biology
Robert B Wilson and his wife standing outside Paul R Milgrom’s house.(Twitter/@Stanford)
Robert B Wilson and his wife standing outside Paul R Milgrom’s house.(Twitter/@Stanford)

Nobel Prize winner gets a knock on his door at 2:15 am. It was his co-winner telling him they’d won

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:09 PM IST
“Paul, it’s Bob Wilson. You’ve won the Nobel Prize,” Robert B Wilson says in the video.
Kamala Harris became the first Indian American woman to run for US president ever — from either party in 2019.(REUTERS)
Kamala Harris became the first Indian American woman to run for US president ever — from either party in 2019.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Kamala Harris is first American of Indian and Asian descent to run for vice-president. She is also the first African American and only the third woman to run for that office.
The image shows an Andean Condor.(Pixabay)
The image shows an Andean Condor.(Pixabay)

This bird can fly for hours without flapping its wings

WASHINGTON | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Incredibly, the Andean Condors spend just 1% of their time aloft flapping their wings, mostly during take-off.
WhatsApp users can add WHO’s number— +41-798931892 — to their list of contacts and get information from the international public health agency.(File photo)
WhatsApp users can add WHO’s number— +41-798931892 — to their list of contacts and get information from the international public health agency.(File photo)

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO, PIB join Whatsapp to send real-time, accurate info on Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:49 PM IST
The pandemic has hit 176 countries, infected over 200,000 people and killed almost 9,000 since it was first detected in December in China’s Wuhan.
Centre launches app-based coding programme for schoolchildren (Arun Mondhe/HT photo)
Centre launches app-based coding programme for schoolchildren (Arun Mondhe/HT photo)

Centre launches app-based coding programme for schoolchildren

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:08 AM IST
CodeIndia will be utilised to develop a model curriculum for the human resource development ministry to be later introduced in the curriculum.
Vijay Raghavan’s office is set to launch a two-week training module titled ‘CodeIndia’ on application based programming for middle and intermediate level school students across the country next week.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo for representation)
Vijay Raghavan’s office is set to launch a two-week training module titled ‘CodeIndia’ on application based programming for middle and intermediate level school students across the country next week.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo for representation)

Two-week training on programming for mid and intermediate level school students

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Through ‘CodeIndia’, students are expected to learn programming skills and develop aptitude for building applications for various sectors like business, neuroscience, nuclear physics, artificial intelligence, aerospace and others.
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017.(Reuters file photo)
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017.(Reuters file photo)

Stanford University accepted $50,000 gift from Jeffrey Epstein

Bloomberg | By Sarah McBride
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:57 AM IST
The donation came in 2004, two years before allegations involving Epstein’s sexual conduct with young girls started making news. The gift went to the university’s physics department.
Elise Mertens of Belgium hits a forehand against Kristie Ahn of the United States.(USA TODAY Sports)
Elise Mertens of Belgium hits a forehand against Kristie Ahn of the United States.(USA TODAY Sports)

Elise Mertens ends Kristie Ahn’s Cinderella run at the US Open

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 06:47 AM IST
Ahn may not have gotten as much attention as fellow Americans Coco Gauff or Taylor Townsend at Flushing Meadows but she walked into Louis Armstrong Stadium with major momentum.
Henrique Dubugras was just 14 when he built his first company, the maker of an online video game.(Bloomberg)
Henrique Dubugras was just 14 when he built his first company, the maker of an online video game.(Bloomberg)

How two college dropouts made $860 million fortune by age 23

Bloomberg | By Tom Metcalf and Julie Verhage
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 10:51 AM IST
The pair’s ascent is rapid even by Silicon Valley standards, where dropping out of Stanford to launch a startup is almost a cliché.
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Image for representation(AFP file photo)

‘Climate change stunted India’s growth by 31%’, shows study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 07:54 AM IST
The Indian economy is 31% smaller than it should have been and the culprit is global warming, according to a study by Stanford researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on Monday.
Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study(AFP)
Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study(AFP)

Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 11:56 AM IST
The study from 1961 to 2010, global warming decreased the wealth per person in the world’s poorest countries by 17 to 30 per cent.
Gone are the days when Indian students either opted for engineering or medical after the completion of their high school. Today’s generation is not shying away from taking the road less travelled.(Bloomberg/File)
Gone are the days when Indian students either opted for engineering or medical after the completion of their high school. Today’s generation is not shying away from taking the road less travelled.(Bloomberg/File)

Courses expected to become a major hit among international students in 2019

By Rohit Sethi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2019 06:45 PM IST
Gone are the days when Indian students either opted for engineering or medical after the completion of their high school. Today’s generation is not shying away from taking the road less travelled
A Chinese scientist at the centre of a controversy over what he claims are the world’s first genetically edited children apologised on Wednesday for the result being leaked unexpectedly.(AP)
A Chinese scientist at the centre of a controversy over what he claims are the world’s first genetically edited children apologised on Wednesday for the result being leaked unexpectedly.(AP)

Chinese geneticist apologises for leak of baby-gene editing result

Hong Kong | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 02:04 PM IST
In videos posted online this week, He said he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born this month.
Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after missing a shot from Johanna Konta, of Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after missing a shot from Johanna Konta, of Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose.(AP)

Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career to Johanna Konta in San Jose

Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Serena Williams, who was playing her first match since dropping the Wimbledon final, is trying to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 season due to a pregnancy.
Good reads for the weekend!(HT Team)
Good reads for the weekend!(HT Team)

HT Picks

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:04 PM IST
This week’s interesting reads include a novel, a study of the subcontinent’s first newspaper and a look at why the liberal arts will rule the digital world
There are more ways than previously thought to reveal demographic traits that people might be trying to conceal.(Shutterstock)
There are more ways than previously thought to reveal demographic traits that people might be trying to conceal.(Shutterstock)

Your ‘friends of friends’ on social media can reveal a lot about you. Here’s how it works

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:54 PM IST
You may not know it, but your social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter reveal a lot of information about you, based on the friends of your social media contacts, says a new study by Stanford researchers.
The UGC’s draft rules for students states that in non-core areas, plagiarism of up to 10% would not invite any penalty while that of between 10% and 40% would mean the students will have to submit a revised research paper within six months.(THINKSTOCK)
The UGC’s draft rules for students states that in non-core areas, plagiarism of up to 10% would not invite any penalty while that of between 10% and 40% would mean the students will have to submit a revised research paper within six months.(THINKSTOCK)

What the UGC ruling on plagiarism means for Indian academia

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 06:22 PM IST
In many ways, India’s attitude towards copying and pasting of content exemplifies the stand it usually takes on IPR-related issues such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and geographical indications, which has consistently fallen short of international best practices
Although experts had initially linked the sound to the collapse of knuckle bubbles back in 1971, their findings were thrown into question after further studies showed there were still bubbles left in the fluid after the knuckles had been cracked.(Shutterstock)
Although experts had initially linked the sound to the collapse of knuckle bubbles back in 1971, their findings were thrown into question after further studies showed there were still bubbles left in the fluid after the knuckles had been cracked.(Shutterstock)

Experts find answer to why sound is produced when you crack your knuckles

Agence France-Presse, Paris, | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 08:21 PM IST
A professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, Abdul Barakat, said the sound that is generated when one cracks his or her knuckles is due to the partial collapse of a cavitation bubble that’s in the fluid in the joint.
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