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Shrinking ice sheet may free methane reserves


August 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Billons of tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas methane locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be released into the atmosphere if enough of the ice ... Read more...

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High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

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Dinosaur-like sea reptile suffered from arthritis too


May 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Scientists found signs of a degenerative condition similar to human arthritis in the jaw of a pliosaur, a dinosaur-like ancient sea reptile that lived 150 million ... Read more...

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Pain killers retard recovery from heart attack


April 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Giving pain killers to heart attack patients may actually retard their recovery. The stabbing ache in the chest, for instance, is felt when it actually stimulates ... Read more...

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Few pegs make people seem more enticing


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Scientists may have the answer to why the opposite sex seems more enticing after a few pegs - they found that alcohol clouded women's judgement. Researchers ... Read more...

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Multi-screen generation risking health, says study


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Watching children juggling with various hi-tech gadgets at a time may delight many parents but it could be actually raising the risk of obesity and ... Read more...

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Overeating during pregnancy causes lifetime obesity


May 18th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Overeating during pregnancy makes women vulnerable to obesity for a lifetime, latest research has revealed.Study leader Abigail Fraser of Bristol University said women should avoid overeating, ... Read more...

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Mother hens ‘can feel their chicks’ pain’


March 9th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): The ability to feel someone's pain or see their point of view was once thought to be uniquely human. But recent studies suggest that animals may also experience ... Read more...

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Coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles men’s


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Drinking coffee boosts women's brainpower but addles that of men. While sipping a cappuccino or quaffing an espresso boosts women's performance, the same drink impairs men's memories and ... Read more...

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Coffee boosts women’s brainpower, but sends men into meltdown


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study by psychologists at Bristol University suggests that women should swap herbal teas for strong coffee if they want to get ahead of their male counterparts ... Read more...

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Brain surgery overcomes incurable case of depression


January 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A nurse engaged in a long battle with depression has become the world's first person to benefit from neurosurgery. Sheila Cook, 62, suffered for more than a ... Read more...

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Young fish take cues from noisy neighbors before settling down


January 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 10 (ANI): An international team of marine biologists has discovered that young fish looking for a reef to make a home take help from noisy neighbours.Researchers from Auckland University and ... Read more...

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Early periods in girls ‘up risk of depression’


January 6th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 6 (ANI): Girls who begin menstruating before the age of 11.5 are the most depressed by ages 13 and 14, says a new study.The younger a girl is when ... Read more...

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60-second test can tell if IVF is successful


January 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have devised a 60-second test to predict a couples' chances of having a baby through IVF.A free calculator, available online, uses the answers to nine simple questions ... Read more...

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Fossil haul shows life’s recovery after near-extinction


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A newly-discovered treasure trove of ancient fossils has given a big boost to scientists' efforts to understand how life on the Earth recovered from the most catastrophic mass ... Read more...

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Mistletoe helps kiss cancer side-effects goodbye


December 19th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Mistletoe 'magic' may seal romance, bestow fertility and bring peace to warring spouses, according to folklore. Now the plant has also been credited with the power of healing, ... Read more...

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Snacking at your keyboard makes you eat more


December 17th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Many of us absentmindedly reach for snacks with one hand while tapping away on the keyboard with the other. Now scientists say that eating at your desk makes ... Read more...

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Marmite helps heart attack victims live longer


December 7th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Heart attack victims can now boost their chances of survival, thanks to a vitamin B1 derivative found in foods such as marmite.Marmite is a type of thick, dark ... Read more...

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Marmite can cure diabetes


December 7th, 2010 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Marmite, a brown-coloured spread made from yeast, could save the lives of millions of people ­because it contains a vitamin that protects against some potentially fatal heart conditions ... Read more...

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Marmite vitamin ‘could prevent heart problems’


December 6th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Experts have claimed that a vitamin found in Marmite has the potential to prevent heart diseases.Scientists from Bristol University, who carried out the experiment in mice, also suggested ... Read more...

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Being fat by age 9 ups heart disease risk


November 26th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Children who are overweight by the age of nine have greater chances of developing heart disease. By the time they are 15, they have higher blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Woman gets killer relative’s body after 189 years


November 11th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) A woman in Britain has won the legal battle to bury her relative's body, which had been put on display at a university for 189 years after the ... Read more...

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Flossing cuts risk of heart attack


November 9th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): A new UK study claimed that regular flossing keeps one's health perfect and also reduces the chances of heart attack.Dental Health Foundation estimated if you are not regularly ... Read more...

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Early warning signs for prostate cancer identified


November 7th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered potential early warning signs for prostate cancer that could be used to spot the disease before symptoms emerge. They identified two proteins that are ... Read more...

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‘Speed gun’ for Earth’s insides developed


October 28th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): University of Bristol's scientists have claimed that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth and this technique will enable them to measure ... Read more...

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Brain imaging reveals how we learn from failure and success


October 14th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have used brain imaging to reveal how people and animals learn from failure and success.The team from Bristol University scanned the brains of ... Read more...

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‘Pessimistic’ dogs tend to behave badly


October 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Dogs that bark and chew furniture when left alone are not badly behaved - they are pessimistic, a study shows. Far from causing mayhem due to boredom ... Read more...

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Non-stick chewing gum that dissolves goes on sale in US


October 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): British designers have created a non-stick chewing gum that dissolves within just 24 hours.Rev7, which has gone on sale in the US, has the same taste and texture ... Read more...

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Now, non-stick chewing gum to keep streets clean


October 5th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A non-stick chewing gum that dissolves within 24 hours has been formulated by British scientists, a media report said Tuesday.Rev7, which went on sale Monday, has the same ... Read more...

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Not brushing teeth can cause heart attacks


September 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why not cleaning your teeth can invite heart attacks. Until now nobody had been able to determine exactly why not brushing regularly might bring on ... Read more...

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New Evolution Theory Published In “Biology Letters” Questions Charles Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution


August 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study published in "Biology Letters" argues that perhaps Charles Darwin's famous theory of evolution had some faults in it. A study conducted by University ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole’s accent leaves 80pc Brits confused


August 6th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Singer Cheryl Cole's accent confuses 80 percent of Brits, according to a new survey.The poll by Bristol University researchers revealed that the Girls Aloud beauty and her fellow ... Read more...

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Just like humans, animals too make choices based on their emotions


August 4th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Just like humans, animals too make choices based on their emotional states, says a new study.Bristol University's Professor Mike Mendl and Dr Liz Paul and Lincoln University's Dr ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover tobacco tins used by Lawrence of Arabia’s army


July 30th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered two tobacco tins used by Lawrence of Arabia's army during an excavation of a campsite used during the 1916-18 Great Arab Revolt, in Southern Jordan.Archaeologists, ... Read more...

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Now, chewing gum that can be washed off with water!


July 10th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): A UK company has invented a chewing gum, which can be easily removed by using water.Pioneering Flintshire-based company Revolymer said that its product adds a new polymer to ... Read more...

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