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Sexual harassment in science labs under microscope

With few women scientists and even fewer in positions of leadership, the glass ceiling stretches strong and powerfully over India's laboratories and research institutions, leaving the sector vulnerable to incidents of se..

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Exercise Pushes Your Happiness Button, said latest research

Physical activity may not only reduce depression and anxiety but also lead to happiness and contentment, scientists say. A study by researchers at University of Michigan..

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Shashi Tharoor urged HRD Minister to exempt CBSE students from re-test

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today urged HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to exempt CBSE Class 12 students from the economics paper re test on compassionate grounds..

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Researcher kills four staff members at Turkish university

A researcher killed four fellow staff members in a shooting today at a university in the western Turkish city of Eskisehir, in one of the deadliest incidents of its kind seen in Turkey. Deadly shootouts --..

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Piracy is a Real Threat to Writers

Writing is not just a hobby or generally what we call a timepass. Infact, its an art, a passion & way of living for many people from all over the world. But after vanishing multiple artforms, piracy is here to destroy th..

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Hubble precisely measures distance to ancient star cluster

Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe, a 13.4 billion-year-old cluster of stars born shortly ..

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Why did the Dinosaurs die out? Latest Research

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests. Researchers from the ..

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CWG 2018: Record-breaking Mirabai claims India's first gold

World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu (48kg) went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them in a power-packed performance, to secure India's first gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. ..

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Austria plans headscarf ban for primary school pupils

Government of Austria announced today its intention to bring in a ban on the headscarf for girls in kindergartens and primary schools. Education Minister Heinz Fassmann ..

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Zuckerberg wants another chance on leading Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today sought another chance for himself to lead the social media giant despite acknowledging mistakes that his company made in sharing its users' information with a third-party. ..

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ATTENTION : Apps to keep kids safe online may be counterproductive

Mobile apps designed to keep children safe from online predators may be counterproductive, as they harm the trust between parents and kids, as well as reduce the young one's ability to respond to online ..

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Quitting Facebook may reduce stress, said researchers

Taking a break from Facebook may not only protect your private data, but also reduce your stress levels, according to a study. However, deleting the social networking account may make people feel more unsa..

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IISc best institution, 6 IITs & JNU among Top 10: HRD Ministry ranking

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru was adjudged the overall best institution in the country by the HRD Ministry's national ranking framework. Announcing the rankings at an event at the ..

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Woman opens fire at YouTube HQ, injures 3 before killing self

A woman opened fire at the YouTube headquaters on Wednesday in the US state of California, wounding three people before killing herself, officials said, calling it a prima facie case of domestic dispute. T..

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US proposes $50 billion tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products

The United States today announced a proposed list of products imported from China that could be subject to additional tariffs of 25 per cent amounting to USD 50 billion. The US ..

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Smartphone app better at measuring blood flow

A smartphone app using the phone's camera has performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in patients undergoing coronary angiography, scientists said today. ..

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First age-map of Milky Way galaxy created

The first large-scale age-map of the Milky Way shows that a period of star formation lasting about four billion years created the complex structure at the heart of our galaxy, scientists say. ..

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'Injectable bandage' can heal internal injuries

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed an 'injectable bandage' - a therapeutic gel that can heal potentially fatal internal injuries. A penetrating injury from shrapnel..

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Majidi, first Arab and Sudanese woman to coach a men's football team

In Sudan, where a women's national football team remains a distant dream, Salma al-Majidi knew the only way to take part in her beloved sport was to coach... and that the players had to be men. Majidi, 27,..

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Girls with autism must be empowered to overcome: UN chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has joined the global call to empower women and girls with autism and involve them and their advocates in policy and decision-making to address the challenges they f..

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Cambridge Analytica asks for more time on data breach notice

Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the center of Facebook users' data breach scandal, has sought one more week to respond to government's notice on whether it was involved in the misuse of data to profile Indians and influ..

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IIT Delhi, DU among top 200 universities: Study

Only IIT Delhi and University of Delhi figure in the world's top 200 universities compared to 49 from the USA, 30 from the United Kingdom, 11 from Germany and 8 from China and Australia, according to a study by an indust..

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Winnie Mandela: South Africa's "Mother of the Nation" dies at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's marriage to Nelson Mandela and her anti-apartheid activism ensured many South Africans saw her as "the mother of the nation", but her past was littered with d..

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New cancer drug for children safe, effective: study

A first-of-its-kind drug targeting a fused gene found in many types of cancer has been found to be effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested, scientists say. Most ..

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Christopher Nolan in India to Explore Local Cine-Culture

On a visit to India Christopher Nolan, best known for ‘Inception’, ‘Batman Begins” & the latest ‘Dunkirk’, says he is willing to learn more about Indian cinema. The 47-year-ol..

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DANGER: Toy Rubber Ducks is a haven for bacteria

Parents, take note! The cute rubber ducks and other popular bath toys that your kids play with maybe host a range of potentially pathogenic bacteria that cause eye, ear and stomach infections. ..

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AI can predict biological age based on smartphone, wearables data

Artificial intelligence (AI) can produce digital biomarkers of ageing and frailty by gathering physical activity data from smartphones and other wearables, scientists have found. The findi..

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'Night owls' taking morning classes get lower grades: study

Children who are night owls and attend early morning classes are more likely to receive lower grades, a study has found. Students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their ..

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Do You have a Tupperware Tiffin? NASA Astronauts will have too

Tupperware, a manufacturer of household plasticware, is now helping NASA improve astronauts' diet by providing fresh food in space. Since 2015, NASA astronauts have supplemented their space diet with fresh..

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CBSE Paper Leak: A Chain of Re-exam, Meetings, Protests & Demands

The re examination of CBSE Class 12 economics paper will be held on April 25, while the retest for Class 10 mathematics is likely to be conducted in July, Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on Friday...

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CBSE paper leak: Students, Cong hold protests across Delhi

Students and Congress youth leaders yesterday held protests in several parts of the national capital against CBSE board papers being leaked, accusing the board of negligence and demanding immediate actio..

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Music lessons may boost your kid's grades

Music lessons can enhance a child's memory, reasoning, and planning abilities, leading to improved academic performance, a study has found. Visual arts lessons also signif..

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Love your Relationships? Say No to 'PHUBBING'

Ignoring someone to concentrate on your cell phone - called 'phubbing' - can have a negative impact on relationships by threatening the basic human need to belong, a study has found. ..

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New drug may stop cancer-causing gene in its tracks

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent them from growing. ..

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Hot, metallic Earth-sized planet discovered

Scientists have discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet orbiting a dwarf star located 260 million light-years away. Named K2-229b, the planet is almost 20 percent larger than Earth ..

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Australian indigenous languages have common source: study

All indigenous languages in Australia descend from a single common tongue, a study revealed today in findings that shed new light on the country's cultural history. More than 250 ..

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Apple looks to return to head of class in education market

Apple is hoping to return to the head of the class in the competition to get high-tech products into US classrooms. Apple emphasized over Reformed Education ..

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Minors are Increasingly Recruited in Yemen War: UNICEF

Close to half a million Yemeni children have dropped out of school since 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the country's civil war, UNICEF said today. ..

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165 Scientists Stood Up to Sexual Misconduct in Indian Labs

A group of more than 150 scientists from across the country has spoken out against sexual harassment against women in scientific laboratories, noting that research in India, particularly its higher echelons, remains pred..

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Automation, tech to create new work opportunities for women: Report

Technology led-disruptions in the country will bring in remote and flexible work opportunities, creating new employment avenues for women in the future, according to a report. ..

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Katrina Kaif, writing a book & promoting Girl’s Education

She is one of the top stars in the Hindi film industry and now Katrina Kaif is planning to share her journey, which was full of ups and downs, in the form a book. ..

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Calculators 'a plus' for students after all: study

Calculators can help students become better at problem-solving, according to the latest research. ..

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Ex-NCERT director nominated to UNESCO Executive Board

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has nominated former NCERT director J S Rajput as India's representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. ..

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AI to help unravel mystery of human brain

Scientists are using emerging artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enhance their understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems: the human brain. ..

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Pink postpones Detroit concert due to flu

Singer Pink has pushed back her Detroit gig after her entire family was struck by flu. She was scheduled to perform at Little Caesars Arena in Michigan yesterday. ..

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George Clooney penned a letter to the students, Recently

Actor George Clooney has penned a letter to the students of the Parkland, Florida high school where a deadly mass shooting claimed the lives of 17 people. ..

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Vivaan Kapoor wins bronze in junior World Cup

Teenager Vivaan Kapoor bagged the trap bronze medal in the ISSF junior World Cup here today, continuing the Indian shooting team's impressive run in the tournament. ..

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Trade War with China costs 2mn Jobs to USA

America's massive trade deficit with China is estimated to have resulted in about two million job losses in the US, the White House has said, defending President Donald Trump's decision to initiate strong actions against..

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Thinking about Business in your College days? (try these best courses)

College time is what we love & cherish it in our memories for the lifelong period. Exactly, it is the very same time when some geniuses started venturing into their dreams, passions and gain some valuable life-learnings ..

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English, History or Philosophy aren't a career subject?

Art subjects are not in a fashion at all these days. Now, Its all about the money generating courses which will take the seat. One university doesn’t think its students need to pursue English as a major anymore. Or ..

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Don't ever put your daughters in school again, warns Boko Haram

Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night yesterday with a warning: "Don't ever put your dau..

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Facebook COO Started Free Online Course On Mental Resilience

The initiative follows Sandberg's 2017 book, Option B Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. Co-authored with close friend and Wharton professor Adam Grant, the..

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UGC grants 62 higher educational institutions full autonomy

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions, including five central and 21 state universities, which maintained high standards, Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar on Tue..

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Why #MeToo should be used to teach Sex Education in Schools

#MeToo movement is creating a lot of buzz in social, digital, & through them to the academic sectors as well. Hollywood is the originator of this debate but what a good initiative it was that helped to open up in all are..

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Therapy Dogs helps to Reduce Stress & Anxiety in Students

Cultural varieties are the essence of mankind & if we include animals into it then our life experiences will become two-fold happier. That's what people are doing in Florida after school's shooting incident. As a way to provide comfort & support f..

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Unemployment rises in Delhi, doubled since 2006

The number of unemployed people registered in the employment exchanges in Delhi has increased from 5.56 lakh in 2006 to 12.97 lakh in 2016, according to the latest Economic Survey of the national capital released yesterd..

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Australia court rules Heinz 'healthy' toddler food misleading

Food giant Heinz's misled consumers about the health value of Little Kids Shredz products for toddlers, an Australian court ruled today, adding that the US firm should have been aware the claims were dec..

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Students are not Data Banks, NCERT will cut syllabus by half

The HRD Ministry has said that it is up to states to "adopt or adapt" to its plan to reduce NCERT curriculum in schools to lessen the burden on students. NCERT "Education is a subject in the..

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Candidates, hiring managers open to freelance jobs: Survey

Freelance roles are on a rise in India and other Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries, as people looking for work are more likely to be seeking flexible contract-based roles than traditional permanent full-time..

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Delhi University Teachers on 5 Day Strike

By calling Policy Assault on higher education in the country the Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) is on a five-day strike from today. To mark their opinion against center/state’s 70:30 formula. ..

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UK Parliament body wants Zuckerberg to explain Facebook data leaks

A UK parliamentary committee examining the issue of disinformation and fake news has accused Facebook of misleading MPs by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent and said it wanted Faceboo..

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Best Teacher Prize worth $1M for UK Educator

One of the most reputed prizes from all over the world for educators is definitely, GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE. Equally known as the Nobel Prize for teachers. Yesterday in a grand celebration ceremony Andria Zafirakou, who tea..

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Canadian-Chinese Education Entrepreneur Sherman Jen becoming a Billionaire

By bringing the idea of Canadian Education standards to back home in China Sherman Jen is making headlines with his China Maple Leaf Education. Expanding enrollments and optimism about growth in spending on education by mainland Chinese..

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Ghana Teacher is getting lot's of love from all over the world

Teachers are the biggest examples of making impossible to I AM POSSIBLE. One live example is Richard Appiah Akoto. Who's teaching computer without equipment but on a blackboard. Wit..

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University education makes students more agreeable: study

Scientists have found that university education has a dramatically positive effect on the development of non-cognitive skills like conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness, in addition to the expected intellectual benefits. ..

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Hawking said Vedas have theory superior to Einstein's

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday claimed that cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who passed away this week, had said the Vedas have a theory that is superior to Albert Einstein's..

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Bhutan among Four nations to Graduate, Rank of Least Developed Nations

Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe and Solomon Islands are set to move up from the ranks of poorest nations due to their increasing national earning power as well as access to better health care and education, a UN committee said yesterday...

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Youngsters more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit: study

Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, a study has found. ..

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Several dead near Florida International University

A newly installed pedestrian bridge over a six-lane highway in Miami on a college campus collapsed Thursday, crushing a number of cars below and reportedly leaving several people dead. ..

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#ENOUGH US students walkout against gun violence

From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florid..

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French Government to set up a Center to skill Engineers in India

French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Fr d rique Vidal recently inaugurated the New Horizon College of Engineering's Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Engineers in..

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For healthcare and Medicines, Indian Govt signed MoU with Iran

The Cabinet yesterday approved two MoUs inked between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health, medicine and traditional systems of medicine. MoU’s between India & Ir..

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Do You Share Your Birthday with Albert Einstein?

Friends, if you are born on March 14, then you are lucky enough to share your birthday with the great physicist Albert Einstein. He was born on the date in 1879. ..

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Celebrate Pi Day: Do You Know Why and How it Started

We cannot deny the significance of Formulas in our technical & scientific developments. Today whole world marked a special mention for a mathematical formula like π (Pi). ..

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Stephen Hawking, Legendary Physicist dies today

Legendary British scientist Stephen Hawking has died at his home in Cambridge aged 76, his family said today. Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement: "We have d..

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5 Ways To Improve The Memory Of Early Learners

A lot of adults suffer from poor memory that affects their everyday lives. By following a few effective tricks to improve the memory power of early learners, we can ensure that kids don’t face memory retention problems as they turn into adult..

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How to fully fund your Research

Because many students aren’t aware of full funding opportunities, they considered a Ph.D. impossible and give preference to a Master’s degree instead. Financial support is all we need while doi..

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Do you know this Kerala couple created a forest school for their kids

Thirty - six years ago, this couple had decided that their yet to be born child will not go to school. As they were not happy and satisfied with the typical & more of an artificial kind of learning. Gopalakrishna..

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OSCARS are Important for Educators because

The 90th Academy Awards are over for another year, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2017 and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif..

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How researchers should deal with Depression

Depression is common and researchers are actually suffering from a lot of stress. The career-making issues, submission process and after effects are a chain of continuation in which scholars often get pissed off. So, how..

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Why Your Students Struggle: Find out with Diagnostic Approach of Teaching

Performance of students would be a great matter of concern for every teacher. But for their overall improvement teachers need to diagnose the level of understanding in their classroom. Diagnostic teaching is a method tha..

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Holi festival of Diversity, Fun & Frolics

There are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant for our lives. After getting pissed off with our daily routines we must need some occasions to celebrate life and what else could be better than the festival of enthusiasm which is ca..

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Million Dollar Prize for his YouTube lessons

Eddie Woo an Australian teacher who’s been shortlisted in the final round for $1M Global Teacher Prize 2018. He is known for his online maths classes on YouTube. His enthusiasm for mathematics has h..

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Vapours of e-cigarette loaded with toxic metals

Smoking is injurious to health, as we all know but people who're struggling with this addiction are trying more and more options. E-cigarettes are one major substitute towards shedding this habit and be a health freak. I..

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People with congenital heart disease at higher risk of dementia

Adults who were born with heart disease are at a higher risk dementia, according to a study. ..

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Macmillan Publishers (Best K-12 Publisher of the Year)

Macmillan Publishers India Pvt. Ltd. added yet another feather to its cap by bagging the 'Best K-12 Publisher of the Year' award at the prestigious 8th Indian Education Awards 2018 for its unrivaled contribution towards ..

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Pinoy Teacher Mixed Embroidery with Maths (World salutes him)

A Pinoy teacher named Dr. Jesus Insilada was chosen to represent the Philippines in the prestigious Global Teacher Prize 2018 in UAE. Let’s come together to know more about him and his unique teaching practices. ..

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Shiva the First Teacher: Lessons from his life

As today is the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri. One of the major festivals in India and for all the shiv bhakts. But do we know, that Lord Shiva has been considered as one of the firs..

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Does Obesity affect school performance?

Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious conditions, including heart disease, d..

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A Proper Guide for Homeschooling

Homeschooling Movement is getting popular day by day in the U.S. and in many foreign countries. But why are more parents getting out of the public schools and signing on to teach their own children? Parents usually come ..

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What should be in a Teacher's bag?

Teachers will usually leave materials and lesson plans, but they also want to have a plan B at all times. When students in the class don't want to study and you are supposed to teach them but you don't know how. Here we're at..

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Why we should use Silence in a Classroom

Several studies have found that pausing for three or more seconds showed a noticeable positive impact on learning. ..

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PM's scheme for Research Fellows in India (For B.Tech, M.Tech & M.Sc students)

The Union Cabinet approved the implementation of Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) scheme at a total cost of Rs 1,650 crore for a period of seven years beginning 2018-19. ..

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Teaching digital citizenship to non-digital students

There was a time when having a digital watch was a big deal. This was the most exciting thing back in late 1970. We accumulated ourselves for reading numbers rather than to look and indulge in detailed processes...

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IIMs Ahemdabad, Trichhy, Calcutta going in the Finals

CFA Society India announced IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Trichy, and IIM Calcutta as winners of the national final of its CFA Institute Research Challenge India 2017-18. ..

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New age courses in Higher Education

Gen next is supposed to work on their own terms. Trade analysts are figuring that traditional and stereotype courses are fading away and new streams are getting way much popularity. The youth had triggered their motivation to something which can b..

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How to deal with difficult parents (effective 7 steps)

Emotionally immature parents are a big reason of anxieties for teachers. Dealing with difficult parents is especially hard on the emotionally sensitive child. By taking notice of other people’s reactions, it’s very hard for him/her to st..

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Attention Restoration Theory: General Introduction

Attention Restoration Theory asserts that people can understand better after spending time in nature. Attention Restoration Theory..

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What do we want students to know?

If asked, all educators will tell “of course we know what students are learning, we follow the schedules, the curriculum, and we gave assignments, test, exams, activities, and grades as called for”. ..

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4 Digital Platforms Leading the Future of Ed-Tech in India

Time has been changed so fastly that in today’s technology-driven world, teachers may no longer be the sole keepers of knowledge in the classroom. The introduction of one-to-one ..