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The study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, involved extraction and identification of fats and oils that have been absorbed into ancient ceramic vessels during their use in the past.(Pixabay)

Fatty residues on ancient pottery reveal meat-heavy diets of Indus Civilisation: Study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:43 PM IST
An analysis of fat residues in ancient ceramic vessels from settlements of the Indus Civilisation in present-day Haryana and Uttar Pradesh suggests that the prehistoric people of the time consumed meat of animals like cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, and pigs as well as dairy products.
A supplied photo of Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied.(University of Cambridge)
A supplied photo of Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied.(University of Cambridge)

Cambridge’s chemistry department named after Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Hamied, 84, who was a student at Christ’s College, has retained close links with Cambridge over the past 66 years, the university said
Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational photo.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Over half of 20-year-olds in urban India likely to develop diabetes in their lifetime: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Those who were free of diabetes at age 60 were at lower risk, with around 38% of women and 28% of men developing diabetes at a later age, found the study that used data from Delhi and Chennai
Victims of school bullying are more prone to develop violent behaviour in future(Twitter/PsychCentral)
Victims of school bullying are more prone to develop violent behaviour in future(Twitter/PsychCentral)

Study: Victims of school bullying are more prone to making impulsive decisions, physical violence on family members

Asian News International | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 07:45 PM IST
A recent study has revealed that students who experience bullying in school, mostly have a risk factor for developing violent behaviour at home against their family as well as at school.
Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: University of Cambridge)
Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: University of Cambridge)

Manali Desai first Indian-origin woman to head a Cambridge dept

UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The sociologist has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge, making her also the first woman of colour to hold such a role.
A life reconstruction of the Jurassic Period dinosaur Scelidosaurus, which lived roughly 193 million years ago, is seen in this artist's rendition released by the University of Cambridge August 27, 2020. John Sibbick/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
A life reconstruction of the Jurassic Period dinosaur Scelidosaurus, which lived roughly 193 million years ago, is seen in this artist's rendition released by the University of Cambridge August 27, 2020. John Sibbick/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Thorough evaluation of fossils finally place Scelidosaurus in the dinosaur family tree

WASHINGTON | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Scelidosaurus is among the earliest-known members of an even-larger dinosaur grouping called ornithischians and provides new insights into this group’s origins.
Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, is chairing a new data-driven initiative convened by the Royal Society(Devi Sridhar/Twitter)
Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, is chairing a new data-driven initiative convened by the Royal Society(Devi Sridhar/Twitter)

Covid-19: Indian-origin experts on new UK data analytics panel

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Others on the 13-member group include Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society, and Lalita Ramakrishnan, professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Cambridge.
Cambridge University. (Screengrab)
Cambridge University. (Screengrab)

3 Indians selected for Gates Cambridge scholarships 2020

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The three scholar-elects from India are: Anirudh Sharma (PhD Clinical School MBPhD Programme), Priyanka Kotamraju (PhD Sociology) and Stuti Pachisia (PhD English).
If a single lockdown had to achieve the same impact, it would have to last 49 days, the modelling showed.(AFP)
If a single lockdown had to achieve the same impact, it would have to last 49 days, the modelling showed.(AFP)

Long-term containment measures key as Covid-19 cases may rise after lockdown: Study

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 05:33 AM IST
The finding comes amidst a debate on whether the hard lockdown should be extended with the government clarifying on Monday that it had no immediate plans to impose further curbs beyond April 15.
The artificial leaf doesn’t release any additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.(University of Cambridge)
The artificial leaf doesn’t release any additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.(University of Cambridge)

‘Artificial leaf’ can produce gas from sunlight, could be an alternative to petrol in future

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 07:02 PM IST
The carbon-neutral device can directly produce the gas -- called syngas -- in a sustainable and simple way.
According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Tackle air pollution and breathe life into your walks

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
With 22 out of the world’s 30 most polluted cities being in India, is it safe to take prolonged walks outdoors?
The research, published in the journal Aging, examined neuroimaging data of 36 older adults for the study. (Representational image)
The research, published in the journal Aging, examined neuroimaging data of 36 older adults for the study. (Representational image)

Drinking tea regularly may boost brain function: Study

Singapore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:03 PM IST
The team, including researchers from the University of Essex and University of Cambridge in the UK, recruited 36 adults aged 60 and above, and gathered data about their health, lifestyle, and psychological well-being.
Researchers have developed artificial ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays.(Unsplash)
Researchers have developed artificial ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays.(Unsplash)

Researchers have developed a ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 12:44 PM IST
The material, developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is made of tiny particles of gold coated in a polymer shell, and then squeezed into microdroplets of water in oil.
The research is part of an ongoing project examining the well-being and influence of new mothers and fathers.(Unsplash)
The research is part of an ongoing project examining the well-being and influence of new mothers and fathers.(Unsplash)

Stress during pregnancy linked to behavioural problems in toddlers

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 09:11 AM IST
A recent study is the first to examine the influence of both mothers’ and fathers’ well-being before and after birth on children’s adjustment at 14 and 24 months of age.
Two Indian-origin experts – Manali Desai and Nikku Madhusudhan – are among 13 University of Cambridge academics awarded the 2019 Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching(Photo: University of Cambridge)
Two Indian-origin experts – Manali Desai and Nikku Madhusudhan – are among 13 University of Cambridge academics awarded the 2019 Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching(Photo: University of Cambridge)

Top Cambridge prize for 2 Indian-origin academics

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The university said the awardees “demonstrate an impressive array of achievements, including developing innovative courses from scratch, incorporating the latest research into undergraduate teaching, pioneering the creative use of technology to support learning, and supporting and encouraging inclusive teaching”.
A Pro-European demonstrator raises flags to protest outside parliament in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to win support for her Brexit deal in Parliament. Lawmakers are due to vote on the agreement Tuesday, and all signs suggest they will reject it, adding uncertainty to Brexit less than three months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
A Pro-European demonstrator raises flags to protest outside parliament in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to win support for her Brexit deal in Parliament. Lawmakers are due to vote on the agreement Tuesday, and all signs suggest they will reject it, adding uncertainty to Brexit less than three months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)

Brexit: When gamblers scored over financial markets

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 12:33 AM IST
International finance markets lagged behind punters having a flutter when it came to getting the right result on EU referendum night, a Cambridge study says, suggesting that gamblers sensed the ‘Leave’ vote coming an hour before the currency experts in the city.
Priyanka Joshi. As one among the top scientific brains in Europe, her work is being recognised for future implications of having substantial contribution to the society. Every year, the Forbes Magazine, lists a number of individuals under 30, who have made substantial contribution in their respective fields.(HT PHOTO)
Priyanka Joshi. As one among the top scientific brains in Europe, her work is being recognised for future implications of having substantial contribution to the society. Every year, the Forbes Magazine, lists a number of individuals under 30, who have made substantial contribution in their respective fields.(HT PHOTO)

Former Pune university alumna makes it to Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list for science and healthcare

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 05:10 PM IST
Priyanka Joshi, who studied at the bioinformatics and biotechnology department (IBB) at SPPU, is now working on a research which focuses on identifying tiny molecule drugs and metabolites, constituted in the human brain, which have the capacity to modulate the formation of protein pieces, called amyloid beta protein clumps, considered to be the trigger for Alzheimer's disease.
The study is based on analysis of the largest dataset on typing speeds and styles based on 136 million keystrokes from 168,000 volunteers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The study is based on analysis of the largest dataset on typing speeds and styles based on 136 million keystrokes from 168,000 volunteers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Typewriter vs computer era: How fast do you type?

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Researchers found that the fastest typists performed between 40%-70% of keystrokes using rollover typing, in which the next key is pressed before the previous key is released.
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