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  • How gender is determined in the brain

    4 April, 2015 10:06 AM 18

    New York: During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. New research sheds light on how this process is triggered. In the study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Margaret McCarthy from the University of Maryland and colleagues studied brain development in newborn

  • Astronomers witness formation of massive star over 18 years

    4 April, 2015 10:06 AM 39

    Washington: Astronomers observed formation of a massive star, called W75N(B)-VLA 2, over the period of 18 years. Pair of images of a young star, made 18 years apart, has revealed a dramatic difference that is providing astronomers with a unique, "real-time' look at how massive stars develop in the earliest stages of their formation. The astronomers used the National

  • `Gentle` ex-teacher accused of masterminding Kenya massacre

    4 April, 2015 10:06 AM 27

    Nairobi: Kenyan police have named homegrown militant Islamist Mohamed Mohamud, a quietly spoken former teacher, as the alleged mastermind of the massacre of 148 people in a university in Garissa. Known also by the alias Kuno, as well as `Dulyadin` and `Gamadhere` -- meaning "long armed" and "ambidextrous" -- the alleged Shebab member is also wanted in connection

  • HTC Desire 826 launched in India at Rs 25,990

    4 April, 2015 10:01 AM 58

    NEW DELHI: Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has launched its Desire 826 mid-range phablet in the Indian market at Rs 25,990. At this price, it will be pitted against handsets like the 64GB OnePlus One and Xiaomi Mi 4, along with the newly-unveiled Gionee Elife S7. The all-new Desire 826 has a 5.5-inch Full HD Super LCD3 screen and runs on the Android 5.0-based

  • OxygenOS features, iPhone 6 design and more.

    4 April, 2015 9:55 AM 483

    Nonetheless, it is interesting to try and forecast what a flagship will bring forth and how it will measure up to one of the most popular smartphones of the year, the iPhone 6. We can debate whether my own assumptions may be right about the OnePlus 2 in the comments below, as well as whether it will manage to outdo the iPhone 6 when it comes to performance

  • Fresh new case of polio detected in Pakistan

    4 April, 2015 9:26 AM 32

    Islamabad: At least one new polio case has been detected in Pakistan's northwestern province, taking the number of cases found so far this year to 21. The Polio Virology Laboratory of the National Institute of Health (NIH) here said that one new polio victim was found after tests were conducted in the virology facility of the hospital. The new case was reported

  • Somalia's Shebab warn Kenyan public of 'long, gruesome war'

    4 April, 2015 9:26 AM 21

    Mogadishu: Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab Islamists threatened Kenyan citizens with "another bloodbath" on Saturday, two days after their gunmen slaughtered 148 people at a university. "We will... Stop at nothing to avenge the deaths of our Muslim brothers until your government ceases its oppression and until all Muslim lands are liberated from Kenyan

  • Two women thrashed inside Rohini police station; four policemen suspended

    4 April, 2015 9:26 AM 9

    New Delhi: Two women were allegedly beaten up by a sub-inspector inside the Rohini south police station, following which four police personnel were on Saturday suspended. The women, in their complaint, had alleged that the sub-inspector thrashed them inside the police station yesterday, forcing them to confess in a case of robbery. Four police personnel

  • Indian-American physicians' role praised by US lawmakers

    4 April, 2015 9:26 AM 46

    Washington: US lawmakers have lauded Indian- origin American physicians for their role in passage of a bill by the Congress that reformulates the way physicians are reimbursed for a government health insurance for seniors. Several US lawmakers - including Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, and Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American

  • BSP's founder member Deena Nath Bhaskar resigns

    4 April, 2015 9:26 AM 11

    Bhadohi: Founder member of BSP and former minister Deena Nath Bhaskar has resigned from the primary membership of the party, accusing the leadership of "selling tickets" to candidates. "I have sent my resignation through speed post on April 2," Bhaskar told reporters here today. After "feeling suffocated" in BSP, he joined Samajwadi Party but in May 2009 he rejoined