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‘Gut bugs help in getting more from food’


September 13th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Some of the food we consume is shared with microbes populating our digestive tracts and they promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine leading ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Teaming up on video games negates aggressiveness


September 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) People who team up to play video games cooperatively, don't seem to foster aggressiveness as against those who do it competitively, says a study.In two studies, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jehadi takeover can prompt Indo-US attack on Pakistan: book


August 8th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A jehadi takeover of Pakistan with its nuclear arsenal can spark an Indo-American military assault on that country, which could lead to Pakistan's reabsorption into ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

E.L. James and Ruchir Sharma top authors again this week (IANS Books)


June 9th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) E.L. James's "Fifty Shades Of Grey (Trilogy)" dominates the fiction category again in the bestsellers list this week, while Ruchir Sharma's "Breakout Nations" is at ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Alex Rutherford and Ruchir Sharma top authors this week (IANS Books)


May 19th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Ruchir Sharma's "Breakout Nations" dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while Alex Rutherford's "Empire Of The Moghul: The Tainted Throne" is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Rhonda Byrne, Jeffrey Archer top authors this week (IANS Books)


April 28th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Rhonda Byrne's "The Magic" dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while Jeffrey Archer's "The Sins of the Father" is at the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rhonda Byrne, John Grisham top authors this week (IANS BOOKS)


April 21st, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Rhonda Byrne's "The Magic" dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while John Grisham's "Calico Joe" maintains the top spot in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Rising temperatures could render some species homeless


November 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Mass migration of animal and plant species, forced by rising temperatures, could leave some marine species virtually homeless. An international team, led by Mike Burrows from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New kind of optical fiber paves way for improved surgical and medical lasers


February 26th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide - a light-yellow compound that can be used as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Total knee replacement dramatically improves patient’s condition


February 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) More than 90 percent of people who have undergone total knee replacement (TKR) experience dramatic reduction in knee pain and a marked improvement in the ability to perform ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ecstasy use does not decrease mental ability: Study


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): In contrast to many prior studies, ecstasy users in a new study showed no signs of cognitive impairment attributable to drug use.Lead author John Halpern of the McLean ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tigers could triple in Asia


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Asian tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers, or three times the current number, if core breeding sites are protected, say the world's leading conservationists. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Discovery suggests new way to prevent HIV from infecting human cells


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how HIV binds to and destroys a specific human antiviral protein called APOBEC3F.The results suggest that a simple chemical change can convert APOBEC3F to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women executives twice as likely to quit jobs as men


October 5th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Female executives are more than twice as likely as men to leave their jobs - voluntarily and involuntarily.Yet despite systemic evidence that women are more likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Female executives more than twice likely to leave their jobs as men


October 5th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 05 (ANI): Female executives are more than twice as likely to leave their jobs - voluntarily and involuntarily - as men, a new study has found.Yet despite systemic evidence that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Adapt the ‘LOVE’ formula to deal with alcohol abusers


October 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Your partner gets drunk with colleagues several times a week, manages to upset friends, family and you when he's tipsy and you hate the way he never seems ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Walking, cycling linked to healthier weights


August 25th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people are more likely to have healthy weights if they live in places where walking and cycling are more common.The research, however, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Princess Di’s driver’s blood test ‘wasn’t verified’


August 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): The blood test on the body of Princess Diana's driver, who was officially blamed for her death because he was drunk, was never verified, it has emerged.Chauffeur ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘500 pieces of crucial evidence withheld in Princess Diana inquest’


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): A new book has revealed that there were at least 500 documents that were not revealed to the jury during Princess Diana inquest.It contains the original official ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Childhood physical abuse linked to heart disease


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that childhood physical abuse is associated with significantly elevated rates of heart disease in adulthood.The findings were based on data from a 2005 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Motives of 10 Russian spies puzzles author John le Carre


July 11th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): John le Carre, the pen name of David Cornwell, who is the author of Cold War espionage novel has said that says he could not comprehend what the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

T. Rex were lumbering dinos much like today’s elephants


June 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): The Tyrannosaurus rex was no agile dinosaur and would have just plodded along like an elephant, according to a new study that estimated the "speed limit" of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parenting style can prevent binge drinking in teens


June 24th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parenting style is an important factor in preventing binge drinking amongst teens.According to a new Brigham Young University study of 5,000 adolescents ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parenting style can prevent heavy drinking


June 24th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Parenting style strongly and directly affects teenagers when it comes to heavy drinking -- defined as having five or more drinks in a row, says a new Brigham ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Religious teens less likely to consume marijuana


June 24th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Religiosity makes teens half as likely to use marijuana, says a study."Some may think this is an obvious finding, but research and expert opinion on this issue have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

John Grisham writing book series for youngsters to catch Harry Potter


June 12th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
June 12 (ANI): Best-selling author John Grisham has said that taking a cue from the success of the Harry Potter franchise, he began writing a series of novels aimed at a younger ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Behavioural therapy may help reduce tics in kids with Tourette syndrome


May 19th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study led by a UCLA researcher has developed an effective, non-medication treatment for children and adolescents with Tourette's and related tic disorders that has shown improvement ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

John Grisham works to be published as e-books


March 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Works of best-selling American author John Grisham are set to be published online in the form of e-books.The renowned writer, who has sales of more than 250 million ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soon, ’smart’ wheelchairs that navigate on their own


December 27th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Lehigh University researchers are developing so-called 'smart wheelchair' with artificial intelligence that uses lasers, sensors and mapping software to operate and navigate on its own, with no human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical that regulates circadian rhythm identified


November 8th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Scientists from University of Southern California have identified a chemical that appears to play a vital role in regulation of body's circadian rhythm.The chemical is hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Hercule Poirot tale from Agatha Christie unearthed after 60 years


August 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): An unpublished version of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot detective novel has been unearthed from the archives of the writer.The work has been compiled from 60-year-old notebooks discovered at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Grisham finally sells ‘The Testament’ to Hollywood


June 25th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) After a decade of denial, legal thriller author John Grisham has sold his 1999 bestseller "The Testament" to Hollywood for a movie deal. The work will be optioned ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Weaklings’ sharper hearing sense helps them dodge danger


May 16th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Weaklings-people who are less physically fit-have a sharper sense of hearing which alerts them about approaching trouble in advance, says a new study.The study found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic risk for anxiety, depression not predestined: Study


April 30th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Previous studies have provided a strong basis of support for hypothesis that individuals with particular genotypes are predestined to negative life outcomes such as depression, anxiety disorders. But ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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