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Now, a tool to arm cyberspace against malware


September 21st, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A cutting edge tool will automatically permit one computer in a virtual network to monitor another for intrusions, viruses or malware that cause them to malfunction.The ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s sabotages brain wiring?


September 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study.Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Car pools offset spiralling fuel costs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) When it comes to something as personal and expensive as a car, sharing is not easy. But due to spiralling fuel costs, global warming and overcrowded ... Read more...

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Older obese kids eat less than healthy peers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Obese kids who are older actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy peers, while younger overweight children consume more calories than their healthy peers.These ... Read more...

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IIT, Swamy told to settle salary issue amicably (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy to amicably settle the issue of recovery of ... Read more...

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Reliance on the supernatural grows with age


August 31st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Reliance on supernatural explanations for death and illness grows rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study."As children assimilate cultural concepts into their ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi University on teachers’ attendance


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) on a plea for introducing biometric attendance system ... Read more...

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Social rejection can spur inventiveness


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Social rejection can spur inventiveness, rather than a feeling of hurt, particularly among those with a strong sense of independence or self esteem, suggests a Johns ... Read more...

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Scientists design earthworm-like robot


August 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers have engineered a soft robot that inches ahead with earthworm-like peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body.The robot, made almost entirely of ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease in offing


August 10th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A blood test is in the offing to detect Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Emory University say."Reliability and failure to replicate initial results have been the biggest challenge ... Read more...

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Fish could explain how we developed arms, legs


August 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The American paddlefish, one of the oldest fish on the planet, could explain why we developed our arms and legs, according to scientists.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

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Parents can spur kids’ activity by example


August 1st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Parents concerned about their kids' lazy ways can spur them into greater activity by setting an example themselves, according to research at National Jewish Health.Kristen Holm, ... Read more...

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Robot can detect tiny mines under ship hulls


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US naval scientists have designed a robot that can navigate through underwater environments and spot mines the size of an iPod attached to a ship's hull ... Read more...

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Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

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First options are considered the best


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) People consistently prefer the options that come first, first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first 'salad' on the menu - first is considered the ... Read more...

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Sexting teenagers more likely to have sex


July 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Beware parents! Teenagers are sexting nude pictures of themselves far more than previously thought, as a study in seven US schools has revealed nearly a third ... Read more...

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Menopausal women could ‘work out’ hot flashes


June 29th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes, according to researchers.Women who are relatively inactive or are overweight tend to have a risk of increased ... Read more...

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Parental work stress hits healthy eating


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) During an economic downslide, with fewer jobs, people end up working harder and sacrificing more to stay employed, which hits their own and their family's nutrition, ... Read more...

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Gossip comprises huge chunk of corporate emails: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day and one out of every seven of those messages can be called "gossip," says a new ... Read more...

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Siddhartha Mukherjee, 19 others win Light of India awards


June 5th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (IANS) Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer prize winning Indian-American writer of the "The Emperor of All Maladies", a biography of cancer, has won one of the Light ... Read more...

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‘Drug from lizard saliva reduces food craving’


May 16th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) A drug derived from the saliva of a monster lizard reduces the craving for food, including chocolate, said researchers after testing it successfully on rats. An ... Read more...

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Online searchers can help strangers make sense of data


May 8th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) People who have already processed online information to make sense of a subject can help strangers facing similar tasks. This process of distributed sense making, say ... Read more...

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‘Loss of biodiversity rivals climate change impact’


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity seems to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, says a new study.The study is ... Read more...

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Multi-tasking makes you feel good but hits performance


May 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) People multitask not because they are good at it but because it makes them feel good, says a new study, which explains why it is so ... Read more...

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Traumatic events can trigger eating disorders


April 25th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Lack of support following traumatic events such as bereavement, abuse and sexual assault could trigger eating disorders.Even changing school or moving home can prove too much ... Read more...

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Cooperation, teamwork fathered intelligence, bigger brains


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin constructed computer models of ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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Wikipedia entries full of factual errors, says researcher


April 18th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors, according to a new research, which warned people not to rely on the website for accurate ... Read more...

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Bengal scientist gets bail


April 17th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A West Bengal court Tuesday granted bail to internationally acclaimed scientist Partho Sarothi Roy who was put behind bars for taking part in an anti-eviction ... Read more...

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Exercise, attitude may influence hot flashes


April 15th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Attitude may influence how exercise affects menopausal women, says a new study. The research, identified two types of women - one experiences more hot flashes after ... Read more...

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‘Remove TV from kids’ rooms to tackle obesity’


April 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.According to academics involved ... Read more...

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New compound staves off obesity


April 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A compound present in red wine, grapes and other fruits could potentially stave off obesity by blocking the development of fat cells. Kee-Hong Kim, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Online boycott just as bad as real one


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) People who are ignored by others online may feel just as bad as if they had been excluded in person, according to a new study."If ... Read more...

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