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‘Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year’


April 29th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new ... Read more...

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Analytical thinking can erode religious belief: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Analytical thinking can erode religious belief, even in devout believers, says a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, who assessed participants' belief ... Read more...

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Scientists find why we just can’t say no


April 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in understanding the brain's reward centre which could explain why many people find it literally impossible to ... Read more...

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Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

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Fresh cartoon row: Bengal professor complains to police


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Cartoons and professors in West Bengal continue to be in the news. This time a medical college professor has filed a police complaint against two ... Read more...

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77.3 million baby boomers face bleak future


April 17th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 77.3 million baby boomers, one of the largest generations in history, face a bleak future and the growing prospect of alienation as they cross ... Read more...

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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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Multicore chips to boost computing speeds


April 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Having reached their peak potential, computer chips are not getting any faster. So chipmakers are configuring additional cores or processing units on a single platform in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tests identify Earth as moon’s sole parent


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The latest evidence based on lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts nixes the theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object resulted in ... Read more...

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Tragedies like ‘Titanic’ make people happier


March 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Tragedies actually make people happier, at least in the short term, which explains why they are drawn to movies like the "Titanic".Watching a tragedy causes people ... Read more...

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Humans walked upright to carry scarce resources


March 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The necessity of carrying more of scarce, high quality resources may have prompted human beings to adapt to walking upright millions of years ago, a study ... Read more...

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‘Epilepsy is disabling, needs understanding’ (March 26 is World Epilepsy Day)


March 25th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Epilepsy is much more disabling than acknowledged - it impacts a child's learning years, a person's professional and marital life and also gives the patient ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Shedding pounds won’t help teens’ self-esteem


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Teenaged girls shedding pounds may benefit physically, but it still leaves them with a feeling of low esteem, says a study."We found that obese black and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dietary cadmium tied with breast cancer risk


March 15th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 15 (IANS) Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal found in many farm fertilisers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer."Because of a high accumulation in agricultural crops, ... Read more...

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Parents can motivate kids into shedding weight


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Parents can motivate their obese children to shed weight by working out to knock off their unwanted pounds themselves, says a new study."We looked at things ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tighter cultural norms frown on women as leaders


March 9th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) Countries strictly upholding cultural norms are more likely on frown on women as leaders - unless those norms support equal opportunities for both sexes, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

School bullies more likely to be into drugs


March 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Middle and high school bullies are more likely to be into cigarettes, drugs and alcohol than their victims and others."Our findings suggest that one deviant behaviour ... Read more...

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Designing ‘robofish’ to steer fish away from oil spills


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Inspired by nature, researchers have perfected a 'robofish' which is capable of leading a school of real fishes and, if need be, steer them away from ... Read more...

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New device can detect infectious disease quickly


March 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly and identifying them promptly takes hours and days. Scientists have now developed a device which can detect infections within minutes.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists discover unique sea snake


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A unique species of sea snake discovered in the Gulf of Carpenteria, northern Australia, has raised scales.The finding by Bryan Fry, associate professor from the University ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Haryana town hit by Hepatitis-C


February 21st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Authorities in Haryana have rushed doctors and medicines to Ratia town in Fatehabad district following the outbreak of Heptitis-C disease in the past fortnight.Hundreds of people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spinal-injury patients can now operate computer


February 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A wireless device helps people with severe spinal injuries operate a computer or move an electrically powered wheelchair by simply by moving their tongues.The sensors track ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Low Vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect kid’s speech


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Women with low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to children who may face difficulties with speech.The study, the ... Read more...

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Divorced, middle-aged women more vulnerable to HIV


February 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Newly-divorced middle-aged women are more vulnerable to contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a study reveals. It is because they tend to let their guard ... Read more...

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Baby Falak taken off ventilator, still unconscious


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Two-year-old Falak, who has been battling for life after being battered and beaten, has been taken off the ventilator though she continues to be critical ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel genetic link to trauma


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences -- knowledge that could help those ... Read more...

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Gilani received anthrax parcel at home last year


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) A parcel delivered last year to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's residence contained deadly anthrax, laboratory tests revealed, much to the shock of his ... Read more...

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Baby Falak’s chances of survival bleak: Doctor


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The chances of two-year-old Falak surviving are bleak, a doctor closely monitoring the condition of the battered baby at the All India Institute of Medical ... Read more...

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Baby Falak very critical: Doctor


February 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Battling for survival at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), two-year old baby Falak continued to be stable but in a critical condition ... Read more...

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High testosterone retards language skills in boys


January 30th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Boys exposed to high levels of testosterone in the foetal stage are twice as likely to experience retarded language development. "An estimated 12 percent of toddlers ... Read more...

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Battered baby battles for life, parents untraceable


January 27th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) As a two-year-old abandoned baby suffering from multiple injuries battled for life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Friday, police were still ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Battered two-year-old baby recovering


January 26th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Bitten and battered with severe head injuries, a two-year-old baby who was admitted to a hospital here Jan 18 is "showing signs of recovering", doctors ... Read more...

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Wider hips protect against diabetes


January 24th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Wider hips can reduce chances of premature death by protecting against metabolic disorders such as diabetes."We knew that higher hip circumference was protective against metabolic diseases ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Falling asleep after sex reflects love for partner


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as proving actual love for one's life partner may remain an unending test for many people, a study has suggested that falling asleep straight after ... Read more...

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New therapy could help beat Hepatitis C virus


January 17th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to block the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and possibly benefit 170 million people worldwide.The breakthrough opens the way for new therapies ... Read more...

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