DNA: News

15 Dec 2022


Shraddha case: Bones found in jungle match with father's DNA

The DNA test of the bones recovered by the police from the forested areas in Delhi's Mehrauli has reportedly established that they belonged to Shraddha Walkar.

08 Dec 2022


2 million-year-old DNA, the oldest-ever, uncovers Greenland's lost world

Two million-year-old DNA fragments, found in frozen soil in the northeastern tip of Greenland, are the oldest DNA ever obtained.

06 Dec 2022

Delhi Police

Shraddha Walkar murder: DNA analysis to be out this week

The DNA analysis report of the recovered bones in the Shraddha Walkar murder case is likely to be released by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) this week, the Delhi Police said.

05 Aug 2022


UP: Rape survivor's son helps nab accused after 27 years

A rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur has finally received justice, owing to the efforts of her son, who was born as a result of the rape.

03 Aug 2022

Columbia University

Columbia University's AI program discovers alternative physics

Ever wondered how artificial intelligence can be used to discern the mysteries of physics?

Scientists create world's first cloned mice using freeze-dried skin cells

Amid warnings of accelerated worldwide extinctions, a group of Japanese scientists has created cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells.

18 Feb 2021


World's oldest DNA sequenced from molar of million-year-old mammoth

Scientists have taken a significant step toward understanding mammoths by sequencing the world's oldest DNA. The DNA was sequenced from molars of three different mammoths.

27 Jan 2021


'Jurassic World: Dominion' culmination of one story, says director

The next installment of the Jurassic World franchise will not only advance the story but also help you recap everything you enjoyed, noted, and probably missed in the Jurassic Park franchise.

25 Dec 2020


Detention of 10 Chinese spies in Afghanistan leaves Beijing red-faced

In a development that has left Beijing embarrassed, a 10-member module that operated a terror cell has been busted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials in the know told HT.

21 Dec 2020


Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

As vaccines for COVID-19 have started being rolled out in parts of the world, certain myths have been propagated questioning their safety and efficacy.

13 Dec 2020

Britney Spears

Finally! Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys collaborate: Details here

The Princess of Pop and BSB are back, and this time they are together!

24 Sep 2020


Scott Disick, Brody Jenner promoted racist AI app, slammed

Celebrities Scott Disick, Brody Jenner, and Danielle Cohn are being slammed on the internet for promoting Gradient, an application that packs an outright racist feature.

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved for commercial launch of a CRISPR-based test for COVID-19, called 'Feluda'.

06 Sep 2020

James Bond

Who could be next James Bond? This AI might know

In a couple of months, Daniel Craig will be reprising the role of James Bond in Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time To Die.

03 Sep 2020

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: Food items that can improve your immunity

With the COVID-19 outbreak, a healthy immune system has become a priority.

13 Aug 2020

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: What are the health benefits of garlic?

Garlic is used widely as a flavoring substance, but it has many other uses as well.

16 Apr 2020


New test for COVID-19 could be more effective, says study

Around the world, millions have been tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) using RT-PCR technology.

31 Jan 2020

Health & Wellness

5 amazing health benefits of red rice

Rice is consumed as a staple food in various parts of the world.

28 Jan 2020

New York City

Nicki Minaj's brother sentenced to 25-yrs to life for rape

Popular American rapper Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj was on Monday sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, at his home in Long Island (New York).

11 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Kannauj: 20 feared dead as sleeper bus collides with truck

At least 20 people are feared to have died in a tragic accident as a private sleeper bus collided with a truck in the Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday night.

02 Jan 2020


Woman claims to be singer Anuradha Paudwal's daughter; files case

A 45-year-old woman from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram has claimed that she is the daughter of popular Bollywood playback singer Anuradha Paudwal.

18 Dec 2019


Harvard scientist plans a dating-app based on DNA. God much?

Normally, when you hear about a dating app, you think of a platform that uses location among other factors to find a partner to date.

16 Dec 2019


Elon Musk's SpaceX to send marijuana and coffee into space

Just recently, SpaceX employed its Dragon spacecraft and completed a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

02 Dec 2019


Mysterious puppy, frozen for 18,000 years, found in Siberia

Archaeologists have unearthed an incredibly well-preserved puppy from the Siberian permafrost.

22 Nov 2019

Health & Wellness

The five best superfoods you should add in your diet

You must have heard about the term "superfoods", but what exactly are they?

11 Nov 2019


Maulana rapes 15-year-old, pregnant survivor told to sell her baby

In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar held a pregnant 15-year-old girl responsible for her rape.

28 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

US forces kill ISIS chief: Here's how the operation unfolded

ISIS, the terror outfit which excelled in inflicting fear across the globe with brutal beheading videos and innumerable attacks, lost its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi this weekend.

07 Oct 2019

Health & Wellness

Six ways in which Green tea improves your skin health

Green tea is gaining a lot of popularity these days, for a reason.

26 Sep 2019

Health & Wellness

Amid vaping-related deaths, JUUL CEO Kevin Burns resigns

On Wednesday, JUUL Labs announced that its CEO, Kevin Burns, has decided to step down as the e-cigarette manufacturer faces scrutiny over the recent reports of deaths and illnesses due to vaping.

21 Sep 2019


Explaining the technology behind the supercar, McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is nothing less than a superhero among supercars. The exquisitely good-looking, brutally powerful, and astronomically expensive car is a marvel of cutting-edge technology, innovation, and design.

19 Sep 2019

Donald Trump

Explained: What are e-cigarettes and how are conventional cigarettes different?

On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has banned e-cigarettes, citing health concerns.

13 Sep 2019


This start-up will fly your DNA to the Moon

In another weird space project (after space cables and elevators), a company is hoping to fly your DNA to the Moon!

22 Aug 2019


This 1998 murder remained unsolved, until 'killer' applied for job

In 1998, a woman was found murdered at a consignment store in Florida, United States.

10 Aug 2019


Delhi: Man pronounces Triple Talaq over WhatsApp, arrested

A Delhi man has been arrested for divorcing his wife by uttering "Talaq" thrice, police said on Saturday.

05 Aug 2019

Sushmita Sen

Sushmita on adopting Renee: Wisest decision I made at 24

Sushmita Sen took the world by surprise when in 2000, at just 24 years of age, she adopted a girl (Renee).

26 Jul 2019


#SaveLydia: This 6-month-old suffering from genetic mutation needs help

Six-month-old Lydia Seth was born with a rare genetic disorder. Born on December 22, 2018, Lydia was diagnosed with a mutation of the gene KCNQ2, which affects a cell's ability to generate and transmit electrical signals.

10 Jul 2019

Ektaa Kapoor

Actor Ram Kapoor looks unrecognizable post weight-loss routine

Remember Ram Kapoor, who won our hearts in Ekta Kapoor's Kasamh Se and Bade Acche Lagte Hai?

05 Jul 2019

Salman Khan

Aiming for Tiger Shroff's body? Include these five food items

When Tiger Shroff hit the Bollywood scene with Heropanti in 2014, everyone was amazed by his lean yet muscular body, by the way he danced, and performed his stunts.

21 Jun 2019


Kanpur: Cleric rapes 15-year-old in Madrassa, claims he 'married' her

Earlier this month, Kanpur police arrested a Madrassa's cleric for allegedly raping a 15-year-old minor.

23 May 2019


Shah Rukh Khan begins shooting for 'Ted Talks' Season 2

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's fans may not get to see him in any films in the near future, but they needn't be disappointed. The 53-year-old actor is already filming for the second season of Ted Talks India Nayi Soch.

02 May 2019

Indian Army

Not Yeti but a bear: Nepal dismisses Indian Army's claims

With a lot of pride, earlier this week the Indian Army declared that its expedition team sighted footprints of a Yeti in the icy heights of Himalayas. With its tweet, the Army brought back conversations to the mythical ape-like creature.

26 Apr 2019

West Bengal

Defeat fascist forces: West Bengal Imams send letters to Muslims

Clerics and Imams of West Bengal have sent letters to Muslims asking them to vote in large numbers to defeat fascist forces, multiple reports suggested.

17 Apr 2019


CRISPR gene-editing used on cancer patients: Details here

For years, scientists have been working on CRISPR, a powerful technology that could modify DNA and help cure diseases like cancer or Hepatitis B.

15 Apr 2019


Meet these women engineers who are changing the world

Today, women are having a bigger impact on the world than ever before.

05 Apr 2019

Alia Bhatt

Varun-Sara to release 'Coolie No.1' remake poster on April 24?

Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan created a buzz recently after the two were roped in for the remake of Govinda starrer Coolie No.1.