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GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NephroPlus to set up 100 dialysis centres in three years


April 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 27 (IANS) NephroPlus, a leading kidney care clinic group, Friday said it plans to set up 100 dialysis centres across India over the next three years.The company also ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

PFCs weaken immune response to vaccine shots in childhood


January 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and fast-food packaging, seem to lower immune response to vaccination in children.A new Harvard study is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A few pegs can produce sense of euphoria


January 16th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Drinking alcohol releases endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of euphoria.Endorphins are compounds produced naturally in the brain, triggered by exercise, consumption of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cockatoos under threat of extinction


January 5th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Black cockatoos, once numbering in tens of thousands and believed to "fly and call when rain is on the way", could become extinct within 50 years. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Switching to natural gas won’t slow climate change


September 9th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Burning natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide (CO2) than coal, but switching over to this medium won't slow down climate change, claims a new study.Tom ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dolphins have amazing self-healing abilities


July 21st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A dolphin's ability to heal quickly from a shark bite, its resistance to infection and near-restoration of normal body contour has caught the attention of scientists.Michael ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Social media ‘can help stressed-out, overworked mothers’


March 27th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): Social media can help stressed-out and overworked mothers, says an expert.Today's moms know that time is their most precious commodity. School, homework, activities, dinner and bedtime ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

7000-yr-old remains of Siberian dog show ‘canine lived with humans’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Experts have found 7000-year-old remains of a Husky-like dog in Siberia that suggest that people saw it as a thinking, social being.They believe it probably lived and died ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

College students often feel guilty about texting in class: Survey


February 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Many students don't think texting should be allowed during class and almost half feel guilty about doing so when they're not supposed to, according to a survey of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists accidentally discover possible cure for hair loss


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): UCLA scientists may have found a possible solution to an age-old problem - hair loss.The researchers, along with the Veterans Administration that was investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: ‘Smart Fence’ that recognizes threatening footsteps!


February 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new sensor system modelled after the human brain can help make security smarter by being able to distinguish between potential threats and normal disturbances.The system, called 'Smart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wyoming legislature may put cameras in classrooms


January 26th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wyoming, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wyoming legislators are considering putting cameras in the classrooms.The legislators are proposing that teachers should be video taped so that their real performance could be evaluated. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Massive volcanic eruptions wiped out life on sea, land


January 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions that produced ash clouds wiped out nearly 95 percent of life on sea and 70 percent on land. "This could literally be the smoking ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Massive volcanic eruption ’caused world’s largest extinction’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Toxic coal ash produced as a result of massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the largest extinction event in Earth's history, according to Canadian researchers.The Permian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mobile phones are a classroom distraction


December 26th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of New Hampshire has found that college students use cell phones in class, despite knowing that it adversely affects their concentration.In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tunku Varadarajan is Newsweek international editor


December 8th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Noted British Indian Journalist Tunku Varadarajan, writer-at-large for the Daily Beast website and an alumnus of Forbes, has been appointed editor of Newsweek's international editions.Varadrajan, 48, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India can be richer than China with right policies: US economist


November 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Indians could grow wealthier than the Chinese in the next 30 years if the government brings in fundamental changes, starting with clear property rights to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Poor women likely to face three times more violence


August 16th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Women living in poorer households are three times more likely to be exposed to physical abuse than other women. Around one in 25 women aged 35-44 is likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

High caffeine energy ’shots’ harmful for youngsters


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 3 (ANI): Energy 'shots' and drinks containing high levels of caffeine are unsuitable for youngsters, especially teenagers, pregnant women and people sensitive to caffeine, food safety officials say.The New Zealand ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to identify masked hypertension in kids


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has suggested that parent's blood pressure, waist and hip circumference are the keys to identifying masked hypertension in their kids.According to data unveiled at the American ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Geoffrey Fletcher is first African American screenwriter to win an Oscar


March 9th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 9 (ANI): Geoffrey Fletcher, the screenwriter of "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire", has become the first African American screenwriter to take home an Academy Award.Fletcher, 39, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Woods can still redeem his sponsorship, says expert


February 20th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): There is still hope for Professional golfer Tiger Woods to redeem his career and his sponsorships, says an adjunct professor of marketing at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.According ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lack of oxygen forced animals to breathe


February 11th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) A massive plunge in global oxygen levels, not freshwater frolicking, could have led to the rise of air-breathing animals, argues a new study. Researchers made the claim after ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Facebooking doesn’t keep students up at night: Study


January 17th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): The amount of time spent on Facebook or other social media doesn't affect how much sleep college students get each night, a new study has revealed.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Social networking sites play no role in students’ grades


December 27th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): For parents who are worried that their kids are spending a lot of time on social networking sites, which in turn is affecting their academic performance, a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Size, not foreplay, is what fulfils women’s sexual fantasies


September 15th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 15 (ANI): When it comes to female orgasms, it is the size of the penis, and not the duration of foreplay, that increases the likelihood of fulfilling women's sexual fantasies, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery may help treat drug-resistant colon cancer


August 18th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified potential therapeutic target for drug-resistant colon cancer.The researchers aim at blocking a molecule ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MJ’s personal doc faced financial worries


August 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 1 (ANI): Michael Jackson's personal physician faced financial worries when he was roped in to look after the late star.Dr Conrad Murray, who was allegedly on a pay-roll ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Wildlife declining in Kenya’s national parks at same rate as outside areas


July 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has indicated that long-term declines of elephants, giraffe, impala and other animals in Kenya are occurring at the same rates within the country's national parks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why starvation can lead to longer life


June 26th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new University of Minnesota study has shown that environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity.According to the study published in the June 25 issue of PloS, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids’ susceptibility to pesticides’ toxic effects extends much longer into childhood than expected


June 24th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The risk of toxic effects of pesticides on kids extends much longer into childhood than expected, reveals a new study at the University of California, Berkeley.Newborns' levels of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a one-two drug punch approach to KO a lethal cancer


June 8th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Researchers have found that a two-drug combination of Zileuton and Gleevec could be a potent treatment of a lethal cancer, called chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).Dr, Shaoguang Li, The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than 99 percent teachers bullied in Australia


May 13th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) One often hears about bullying among school kids, but an online survey has shown more than 99.6 percent of their teachers also face bullying by principals and executives. More ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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