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Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

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China knows how to tackle stealth aircraft


September 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) The Chinese military knows how to deal with enemy stealth aircraft, an official said.During the first "Military Camp Opening Day" activity held in the Wuhan Air ... Read more...

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Fossil provides evidence of ancient dentistry


September 20th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS) Researchers have found evidence of ancient dentistry, following the discovery of a 6,500-year-old human jaw bone, with a tooth showing traces of beeswax filling.Researchers, led by ... Read more...

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Did a crashing meteor kick-start Ice Ages?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A gigantic meteor collided with the earth about 2.5 million years ago, generating the mother of all tsunamis, hundreds of metres high, possibly plunging the planet ... Read more...

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China must build regional security pattern: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has the important task of building a "regional security pattern" in Asia as it lacks a safety mechanism, said a state-run Chinese daily Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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FBI asked to track anti-Sikh hate crimes


September 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) panel will look into demands to track hate crimes against Sikhs motivated by religious bias in the wake of the ... Read more...

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Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

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Russia to build hypersonic missile


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will set up an aerospace company comprising missile makers NPO Mashinostroyenie and Tactical Missiles Corporation to develop hypersonic weapon technology, a senior minister said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Private military firms may appear in Russia: Minister


September 20th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government's Military Industrial Commission may consider creating private military companies in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.Russia's significant economic interests abroad ... Read more...

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French embassies face closure over prophet’s cartoon


September 20th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France will close several of its embassies and schools around the world amid concerns of a backlash after a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad appeared ... Read more...

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‘Leather could be grown in a lab’


September 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) The leather jacket that you have always fancied could actually be made with stuff grown in a lab, according to a firm backed by PayPal billionaire ... Read more...

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Math jitters grip first graders too


September 19th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Math jitters grip bright students even as first or second graders and haunts them lifelong, says a study.Sian Beilock, professor in psychology at the University ... Read more...

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Scholars compile dictionary on ancient Egyptian life


September 19th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Scholars took 37 years to compile a dictionary recording the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, including what taxes they paid, what they expected in a marriage ... Read more...

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US sides with China’s opponents, says daily


September 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) The US directly or indirectly sides with China's opponents in disputes China has with its neighbours, said a state-run Chinese daily Wednesday.An article in the Op-Ed ... Read more...

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Chinese vice president meets Panetta


September 19th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who has appeared in public after a fortnight's disappearance, Wednesday met US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta here.Xi reviewed his visit ... Read more...

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26 die in Mexican gas plant blast, fire (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos ... Read more...

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Mom gene linked to key parenting skills


September 19th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) What does it take to be a great mom? Of course there's love, devotion, nurturing, and maybe the right gene.Researchers at the Rockefeller University in ... Read more...

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Russia reveals huge diamond source under asteroid crater


September 18th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia can supply diamonds across world markets for the next 3,000 years. The government has revealed a vast diamond source under a 100-km-wide crater that was ... Read more...

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UK told to free prisoners over breach of human rights


September 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Prisoners deemed "potentially dangerous" and who had been jailed indefinitely in Britain could now be set free after the European Court of Human Rights said it ... Read more...

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Faulty boilers caused Indian aircraft carrier’s trial snags (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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India carrier’s trial snags blamed on faulty boilers


September 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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Chinese top cop faces trial for bribe, abusing power (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A former police chief in China faced an open trial Tuesday for graft and bending the law for selfish ends.Wang Lijun, having served as Chongqing city's ... Read more...

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Chinese observe Japan invasion anniversary


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) People stood in silence and cars pulled to roadside to honk in China's Shenyang city at 9.18 a.m. Tuesday as wailing air defence sirens kicked off ... Read more...

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‘Recycling’ ATM gives cash for old mobile phones


September 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A recycling ATM offers gadget freaks the option to trade in their discarded mobile phones for cash, rather than dumping them when they go in for ... Read more...

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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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iPhone 5 sets a 2 mn pre-booking record (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) iPhone 5 has emerged as the fastest pre-booked device Apple has ever released with more than two million first-day orders, twice the one million orders iPhone ... Read more...

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LG Electronics launches new flagship smartphone


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) LG Electronics, South Korea's No.2 mobile phone-maker, launched Tuesday its newest flagship smartphone 'Optimus G' to better compete with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices and Apple's iPhone ... Read more...

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Chinese top cop faces trial for graft, abuse of power


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In one of the biggest political scandals in China, a former police chief linked to politician Bo Xilai and his convicted wife Gu Kailai stood an ... Read more...

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‘Sound levels in ICUs exceed WHO limits’


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) Tending to the seriously ill in intensive care units (ICUs) requires pin-drop silence, but current noise levels there ranged between 51-55 dB which is comparable to ... Read more...

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Bomb scare prompts US university evacuation


September 18th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A bomb threat at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Monday resulted in evacuation and cancellation of all campus activities for the day, Xinhua reported.At about 2 ... Read more...

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NAVVIS to help navigate building interiors


September 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 18 (IANS) NAVVIS, a visual technology developed in Germany can help us navigate interiors of building, relying on a special location recognition system and it is suitable for ... Read more...

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Chinese, US defence chiefs hold talks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who said the key to healthy Sino-US relations is "to ... Read more...

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Global warming likely to intensify tropical rainfall


September 18th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Global warming is likely to intensify tropical precipitation such as thunderstorms, flood-inducing monsoon and wide-sweeping cyclones like the recent Hurricane Isaac, warns a new study.The MIT ... Read more...

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US court stays case against Google digital library plan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) A US appeals court has granted a stay on a case filed by the Authors Guild against Google until it decides on a trial court ... Read more...

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