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Lucian freud’s nude painting sold for $30 mn

London: A late masterpiece by British painter Lucian Freud “Portrait on a White Cover” was sold for around Rs 205 crore (almost $30 million) in the Contemporary Evening Sale by art auctioneer Sotheby’s London on Tuesday. The painting is reclining nude of Sophie Lawrence, who worked for Tate publishing and was spotted by Freud whilst preparing

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Researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

Chicago: Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) in the US have come out with the world’s smallest “computer” — a device measuring just 0.3 mm to a side, completely dwarfed by a grain of rice. Unlike traditional desktops that retain their program and data with or without a power back-up, these new microdevices lose all

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More men turning to plastic surgery to enhance looks: Study

New York: If you thought that only women go under the knife for beauty enhancement, think again. According to a study, there has been an increase in cosmetic procedures in men, both young and old, from liposuction, tummy tucks, breast reductions to botox. The study, released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, showed that a

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Night time snacking linked with poor sleep, obesity

New York: Are you in the habit of snacking in the middle of the night? Besides leading to unhealthy eating behaviours, it can also result in poor sleep and obesity, according to a new study. The research showed that poor quality of sleep seemed to be a major predictor of junk food cravings, and it was

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Learning physics may activate new brain areas

New York: Brain areas that are traditionally not associated with learning science can become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems, finds a study. This shows that the brain’s activity can be modified by different forms of instruction. “The neurobiological processes that underpin learning are complex and not always directly connected to what we

Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research. First, the researchers determined the technical abilities and needs of middle-aged and older adults with serious mental illnesses using smartphones. The researchers then developed the content and modified an existing smartphone platform.

Facebook 'kills' Lifestage app dedicated to teens

Facebook ‘kills’ Lifestage app dedicated to teens

Facebook has shut down its standalone social networking app Lifestage that it released a year ago for high schoolers. Not many people know about this Snapchat-like app as only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it. According to a report in the Business Insider, Lifestage was intended to help teens find and

FaceApp removing 'ethnicity filters' after outrage

FaceApp removing ‘ethnicity filters’ after outrage

FaceApp, the popular photo-filter application, said it was removing new “ethnicity filters” after angry users condemned the update as racist, the media reported. The feature prompted users to alter selfies with “black,” “Indian” and “Asian” filters. It gained widespread attention this week as social media lit up with comments that called the feature offensive. “FaceApp’s

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures. In the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers demonstrated how a range of human and animal cells can be printed into high-resolution tissue constructs. The approach could

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