Higher Food Prices Shoot Up Retail Inflation to 5.03% in Feb, Remains ‘Elevated’ at 3.53% in Fuel Category

Retail inflation rose to 5.03 per cent in February mainly on account of higher food prices, government data showed on Friday. The consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation was at 4.06 per cent in January. The rate of price rise in the food basket accelerated to 3.87 per cent in February, as against 1.89 […]

UK book shop has two extremely rare Harry Potter books worth a combined £107,500

An independent bookstore claims to be the only shop in the the UK offering two extremely rare Harry Potter first editions – but they will set fans back a staggering £107,500. St Mary’s Books in Stamford, Lincolnshire, is selling an original paperback edition and hardback version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The books, […]

Amyloid plaque mutation map opens new avenues for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

A study published in the journal eLife made all the possible mutations in the amyloid beta peptide and tested how they influence its aggregation into plaques, a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The comprehensive mutation map, which is the first of its kind, has the potential to help clinical geneticists predict whether the mutations found […]

India’s Oil Demand Falls 5% in February as Record-high Prices Hinder Demand Recovery

India’s fuel consumption fell for the second month in a row in February to its lowest since September as record-high prices hindered demand recovery. Petroleum product consumption fell 4.9 per cent to 17.21 million tonnes in February as demand for both petrol and diesel fell, according to data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell […]

Police searching for woman missing for four days discover new CCTV footage

Detectives searching for missing Sarah Everard have discovered new CCTV footage of the 33-year-old walking home alone. Sarah vanished after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham at around 9pm on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police have today confirmed that Sarah was spotted in footage walking alone on the A205 Poynders Road, from the junction with Cavendish […]

Study discovers new therapeutic approach for reducing the risk of thrombosis

Thrombotic occlusion of blood vessels, which leads to myocardial infarctions, strokes and venous thromboembolisms, is the major cause of death in the western hemisphere. Therefore, it is of critical importance to understand mechanisms preventing thrombus formation. A new study by the research group of Christoph Binder, Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular […]

Forex Reserves Fall by $ 4.255 Billion to $ 580.299 Billion

The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by USD 4.255 billion to USD 580.299 billion in the week ended March 5, according to RBI data. In the previous week ended February 26, the reserves rose by USD 689 million to USD 584.554 billion. It had touched a record high of USD 590.185 billion in the week […]

Universal prosodic cues facilitate learning in both animals and humans

Prosody is a branch of linguistics that analyses and formally represents the elements of oral expression such as pitch, tones and intonation. A study published in Cognition on 5 February shows that there are universal prosodic cues that help with learning in humans and in animals. This study, published by Juan Manuel Toro, ICREA research […]

CEO of Alibaba-affiliated Ant Group in China Steps Down Over ‘Personal Reasons’

The chief executive of Chinese fintech giant Ant Group has stepped down for “personal reasons”, a spokesperson from the Alibaba-affiliated online payment provider said Friday, amid growing regulatory scrutiny. Simon Hu has been replaced as CEO by Ant Group executive Eric Jing, according to the company’s updated website, just months after Chinese authorities pulled the […]

Bulimic woman who was just 5st now fitness instructor helping others be healthy

A bulimic woman who weighed just 5st and was told by doctors she would ‘end up dead’ has shared harrowing photos after making an incredible recovery. Weighing just over five stone at the age of 19, Casey Lees-Smith was skin and bone. She described feeling ‘aches’ because her body was so small, and battling with […]