India Today (New Delhi)

  • Buckle down but sit up

    The seatbelt saves lives and helps prevent severe injuries. But it's not as if you strap on the belt and all is well. The protective device has its limitations too. A recent study suggests that using

  • Health in your jeans

    Now you can don health. Eating vitamins is passe, eat them. Japan-based Fuji spining company claims that one can get one's daily dose of Vitamin C by wearing a T-shirt spun from a fibre they have

  • Spot of trouble

    Even as poaching and loss of habitat push the leopard into extinction there is neither a government initiative nor the public will to save the

  • Seeds of a revolution

    With the Union Environment Ministry's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee clearing Bt Cotton, the era of genetically modified seeds has begun for the Indian farmer. The Government will, however,

  • Not so sad

    The dodo vanished from the earth more than 500 years ago, but its closet relatives survives in India's Nicobar Islands. A genetic study by Oxford University scientists Beth Shapiro and Alan Cooper

  • Building with grass

    India is home to an estimated 125 varieties of Bamboo, a grass that has been used in products from aphrodisiacs to light bulb filaments. The belated realisation that this resource can be worth a lot

  • Sniff of trouble in deer land

    The 6,000-odd surviving musk deer in the country are in for trouble - if Union Health Minister C P Thakur has his way. Musk, a gland in the abdominal region of the male deer, is a vital ingredient in

  • Helping sounds

    Paediatricians and Psychiatrists at AIIMS have developed a software package, Pragya, to help dyslexics with the help of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Pragya is based on acoustic

  • Heart saver

    Sudden cardiac deaths are the single largest cause of natural deaths, and their incidence is higher in India than world averages. Now, there are plans to introduce Automatic External Defibrillators

  • Detecting the killer

    TB is a deadly disease but can be cured. Millions succumb to it because it is not detected at all. The present means of detection are not foolproof. The sputum test and the lung X-ray used for

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