Fooling the mind’s eye

If you’ve been to a magic show, you’ve almost certainly witnessed the mesmerizing trick in which a showman saws his female assistant in half. The woman lies down, her body seeming to extend the length of the table or some box. The magician [...]

The Future of the Harvard Library

An animated story about the future of the Harvard Library, seen through the eyes of students, scholars and librarians. The story conveys how the Library connects people and ideas in a digital and analog world.

1963: Soviets launch first woman into space

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova: The First Woman in Space Colonel-Engineer Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (March 6, 1937- ) was a Soviet cosmonaut and the first woman in space. She was on the Vostok 5 mission which launched on June 16, [...]

Meet Liver Uncle Aka Grandpa

Saving someone’s life often brings with it the nickname ‘God’. In case of Dr AS Soin, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon in Medanta Medicity, it is invariably so every time a patient, getting gift of life through transplant, comes to greet [...]

World’s First Liver Transplant Chain saves 3 child

Gist: Chain of liver transplant surgeries saves three children The world’s first transplant chain, first-of-its-kind chain of liver transplants in the world, saving the lives of three children Six simultaneous liver transplants save lives [...]

Transit of Venus pioneer William Crabtree celebrated in Salford

William Crabtree’s observation of the transit was celebrated by Ford Madox Brown in his Manchester Murals in Manchester Town Hall Astronomers in Salford will use a viewing of the latest transit of Venus to celebrate a local’s role [...]

Seven test tube twins born in 12 hours to create world record in Bulandshahr

Fourteen test tube babies were born using the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure to seven childless mothers in Bulandshahr. Gist: Uttar Pradesh doctors have set a new world record. Fourteen test tube babies were born using the in-vitro [...]

Good cholesterol may not be what keeps the heart healthy

By themselves, higher levels of HDL don’t explain lower cardiovascular risk Some shine may have worn off “good” cholesterol’s halo. A new genetics study shows that merely raising levels of high-density lipoprotein — also known as [...]

World Health Statistics 2012: One in six adults obese, one in three … – India.Com Health

As per WHO’s The World health statistics 2012 report,one in six adults obese, one in 10 diabetic and one in three has raised blood pressure. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO says “this report is further evidence of the dramatic [...]

From cancer to quantum, teens’ scientific feats celebrated

Winners of the 2012 Intel ISEF show the promise of science for improving the world New ways to detect cancer, search online social networks and link atoms using quantum physics took the highest honors this week at the 2012 Intel International [...]