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Fridge most important innovation in food history


September 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The refrigerator has pipped pasteurisation, microwaves and pots, knives and eating utensils to be named the most important innovation in the history of food and drink, ... Read more...

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Asthmatic children more likely to be bullied


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British scientists have uncovered several factors, which include physical inactivity and sadness that could explain why children with asthma or any chronic medical condition are more ... Read more...

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Mobile phones filthier than toilet seat


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mobile phones are actually filthier than toilet seats because they are never cleaned even after being handled by different people, thus swarming with germs, say researchers.Tests ... Read more...

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British scientists to study how cows make friends!


July 30th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Cows have attracted the curiosity of British scientists as to how they make friends among themselves.In a three-year study, funded by the Department for Environment, Food ... Read more...

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Living on the seaside is healthier


July 18th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Living on the seaside could help us in leading a healthy life, suggests a British study which found individuals living near the coast tend to be ... Read more...

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Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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British ’smart bomb’ to target cancer


June 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A cancer "smart bomb" has been invented by British scientists to boost the potency of drugs against the killer disease.The tiny device, being developed at the ... Read more...

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New memory chip hundred times faster: Study


May 20th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A new kind of memory chip made from silicon could be a hundred times faster than standard Flash memory chips, British scientists say.Researchers at the University ... Read more...

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Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure ... Read more...

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‘Beetroot boosts runners’ speed, stamina’


April 26th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Beetroot seems to boost the speed and stamina of runners because of the presence of high levels of performance-enhancing chemicals called nitrates, says a study at ... Read more...

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Night blindness cured in mice with special cells


April 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) British scientists have shown for the first time that transplanting special cells into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their night vision, an experiment ... Read more...

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Enhanced cleavage makes women more confident: Study


March 21st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) British scientists have measured the effect an enhanced cleavage has on confidence - and found there is a direct link, the Daily Mail reported.The unique study, ... Read more...

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Why faces cannot lie?


March 19th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) British scientists have claimed to have decoded a secret code written on everyone's face which gets revealed while lying.Researchers, from the University of British Columbia, have ... Read more...

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British scientists unravel Stonehenge riddle


December 19th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Scientists in Britain have at long last unravelled the riddle about the origin of the Stonehenge rocks, pinpointing their source to north Pembrokeshire. Geologists Robert Ixer ... Read more...

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Cancer ‘wonder drug’ launched in Britain


September 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A pill that can help prostate cancer patients live about five months longer was launched in Britain Wednesday.The drug, Zytiga, developed by British scientists, can increase ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that stress could cause the hair to turn grey. The researchers admitted that the research is still in the early stages. ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Smoking during pregnancy increases birth defects


July 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have finally come up with the evidence that supports the long-held view that pregnant women should not smoke. In a new study which was published ... Read more...

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New hope for cancer cure


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) British scientists have found a new way of killing cancer cells, a media report said Friday.The study not only sheds light on why some people fail ... Read more...

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Drugs to cure breast cancer could be available in 5 years


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): British scientists have identified three key breast cancer genes in a breakthrough likened to finding gold in Trafalgar Square.The discovery could save thousands of lives a year by ... Read more...

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How the world reacted to the British royal wedding


April 30th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Soldiers posted in Afghanistan took time off from their duties and had a wedding cake while ISS astronauts sent congratulatory messages and 200 Chinese couples themselves ... Read more...

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Here’s the universe’s reaction to the royal wedding


April 30th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): When Prince William and Kate Middletown finally tied the knot Friday morning, the universe welcomed them with mixed reactions- Americans loving it, French moaning, Italians raving about ... Read more...

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Health Ministry says Delhi water safe, calls meeting over superbug virus


April 12th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): In the wake of claims by international health journal 'The Lancet' about the presence of deadly superbug bacteria NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1) in the water being ... Read more...

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Ultrasound waves that can zap that flab off your body!


March 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): British scientists have developed a new fat removal technique that uses ultrasound waves to destroy fat cells and could help dieters shift those pounds.The technique, known as ... Read more...

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Too much choice will leave you lonely: Study


March 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): British Scientists have found that the more options you have for choosing a lover, the likelier you are to end up alone.Their study looked at the strange ... Read more...

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First reliable prostate cancer test could be available within months


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): British scientists say that the first reliable test for prostate cancer could be available within months.Professor Robert Winston has hailed the 'exciting discovery', which is the culmination of ... Read more...

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Ancient Britons used skulls as cups


February 17th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists say they have found human skulls that date back to the ice-age Britain.The skulls – that of a child and two adults- have given scientists ... Read more...

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Scientists create ‘invisibility cloak’


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have taken a huge step towards the age-long dream of invisibility.The research by scientists from the University of Birmingham has a promising future because the ... Read more...

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Now, a breath test that tells you when fat starts to burn off in gym


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): British scientists have developed a breathalyser that tells how much fat you are burning off at the gym.The device is being built to pinpoint the moment when a ... Read more...

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‘Cell explosions’ can trigger instant cancers


January 7th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) British scientists have decoded the mystery of why 'instant cancers' seemingly appear out of nowhere.The finding from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK contradicts the long-held ... Read more...

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Now, ‘intelligent’ wrapping that will tell you when food’s going bad!


January 7th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 07 (ANI): British scientists have created an intelligent food wrapping that changes colour if the contents are going bad.The smart plastic packaging has the ability to detect when meat, fish ... 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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Mobile use in pregnancy ups risk of kid’s bad behaviour


December 7th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who regularly use mobile phones are likely to up the risk of bad behaviour in their children.If their offspring then start using the devices at an ... Read more...

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Prince Charles defends ‘climategate’ scientists


December 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.4 (ANI): The Prince of Wales, Charles, has come out in support of the British scientists embroiled in the "Climategate" saga, describing their treatment as "appalling". During a speech at London's ... Read more...

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Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak may become a reality


November 4th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) A new material designed by British scientists could help create a real-life Harry Potter-style 'invisibility cloak'.The material, called "Metaflex" may in future provide a way of manufacturing fabrics ... Read more...

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British researchers find the ‘Cold Virus Clue’


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have announced that they have found new mechanism that the body uses to fight diseases. Scientists initially believed that the body fought infections by blocking ... Read more...

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