Newsmakers

Stars arrive in Venice for George Clooney’s wedding

George Clooney (above) gets on a taxi boat while actor Matt Damon (right) arrives in Venice on Friday. 	— AP, AFP

The party of the year is happening here: the fresco-adorned Aman hotel on Venice’s Grand Canal is feverishly preparing for aage140927 ’s wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fianceé.

Long work hours trigger diabetes?

People in low-status, poorly paid jobs who work 55 hours or more a week are 30 per cent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those putting in 35 to 40 hours, a new study has warned.

‘Indian scientists are more religious’

Indian scientists are significantly more religious than their British counterparts, according to the first cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists.

Media multitasking shrinks your brain?

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Using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices can change the structure of your brain, claims a new study

Infant cooing tied to hearing ability?

Babies explore their own vocalisations and learn through their capacity to produce sounds, a new study has found.

Norwegian trio travels 19 nations in 24 hours

A Norwegian trio has set a new world record for the most countries travelled in a day after passing through 19 nations in 24 hours.

OMG! The Old Lady of Boribunder has Boob envy! Well, if you can be sexist, misogynist, misanthropist, egotist, chauvinist, you may as well add ageist, in the Deepika Padukone-Times of India cleavage controversy.

Barely three years after they withdrew from Iraq, US forces have once again unleashed their fire power in the region, this time not against an abhorred regime but on a non-state actor — the “Islamic State” (ISIS).