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Bamboo and mud, which have lost their pre-eminent status as construction materials, are making a comeback. Albeit slowly.

Biopiracy: Right over Tibetan medicine

China tries to stake claim over Sowa Rigpa which has a significant Indian influence on the Tibetan medicine.

12 Oct 2017 6:50 AM

Grey matter: The brain’s exhaustive memory bank

Studies by scientists have shown in many ways that forced activation of ‘memory engram cells’ can result in recall of the memory.

12 Oct 2017 6:46 AM

Pet therapy: Pet power at work

Companies the world over are using animal power to reduce stress and help in staff retention.

12 Oct 2017 6:30 AM

Runversation: Tour of Giants, a race so beautiful in all its brutality

It’s the aptly named Tor des Geants (Tour of Giants) — a week-long ultra running race through Italy’s Aosta valley.

04 Oct 2017 2:16 AM

Energy efficient: Nuclear fusion can save the world

Every few years, shouts of electrical “Eureka” are heard as incremental improvements crop up in potential fusion methods.

04 Oct 2017 2:14 AM

Diet hacks: Cheat to lose weight

A cheat meal is also a very good reward or incentive that makes sure the other meals are healthy and as per the prescribed diet.

04 Oct 2017 2:11 AM

Spin doctor: A spin for the fidgety soul

Fidgeting is an involuntary but relentless activity that we all indulge in, be it biting nails, tapping foot, or clicking a pen.

24 Sep 2017 6:27 AM

Cutting edge: Detecting cancer tissue in 10 seconds

The revolutionary MasSpec Pen accurately identifies cancerous tissues and the words ‘Normal’ or ‘Cancer’ automatically appear on a computer screen.

24 Sep 2017 6:24 AM

Final frontier: Sky is the limit for 2 IISc start-ups

Rocket science? Bellatrix Aerospace and Astrome Technologies could well be one up on SpaceX, OneWeb, Boeing.

24 Sep 2017 6:19 AM