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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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How iPads make eyes itchy and inflamed


April 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Hours of staring at iPads and smartphones have left many young people with dry eyes, which makes them itchy, inflamed and gritty.The mind can 'forget' to ... Read more...

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White men find Asian women more attractive: Study


February 11th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Human beings find more attractive the faces of races other than theirs. White men preferred Asian women, while white women tend to go for black males, ... Read more...

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Ice samples show climate capable of abrupt changes


September 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Samples drilled from Greenland's ice sheets have thrown up intitial clues that our climate is capable of very rapid and rather abrupt changes, according to an ... Read more...

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Lucknow doctors to head two new AIIMS


September 4th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Of the six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) coming up in different states, two will be headed by doctors from this Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Short-tempered, impulsive men have missing brain chemical


August 11th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Have you ever thought why some men are so short-tempered afterall? Well, scientists have found it could be because such individuals have something missing in their ... Read more...

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Greyfriars Bobby who kept vigil at master’s grave was a hoax stunt


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An academic has disproved the age-long story of the faithful canine that spent 14 years beside the graveyard of its owner. The 1858 story of Greyfriars Bobby ... Read more...

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Frankincense could be an answer to treating painful joints


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense. Cardiff University scientists have been examining the potential benefits of ... Read more...

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Underground telescope could peer beyond Big Bang


April 17th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A telescope buried half a mile underground could enable scientists catch their first glimpse of the dawn of the universe. The new device is designed ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to prevent Alzheimer’s discovered


April 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The discovery of five genetic links to Alzheimer's disease potentially opens newer ways of treating the condition.The discoveries mean a total of 10 genes are now ... Read more...

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Killer spiders prey on insects that use vibration to woo mates


March 30th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Insects wanting to attract a mate are at risk of being eaten alive by killer spiders, according to a new study.Cardiff University scientists have discovered that the ... Read more...

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Insects wooing mates risk becoming spider meals


March 30th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Insects wanting to attract a mate run the mortal risk of being being eaten alive by killer spiders.Experts from Cardiff University's School of Biosciences found that ... Read more...

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Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.Acute ... Read more...

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Antibiotics do little to ease acute cough


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on easing its symptoms or speeding recovery.Clinicians and patients link ... Read more...

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Protein could be used to protect pancreas from alcohol’s toxic effects


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered that a protein provides protection against the effects of alcohol in the pancreas.The findings of the study could lead to the development ... Read more...

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Parent star’s long ‘napping’ could trigger the formation of baby stars


March 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): It has long been suspected that the build up of material onto young stars is not continuous but happens in episodic events, resulting in short outbursts of energy ... Read more...

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Study links happy hour to pub violence


March 5th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has found that pub violence is linked to happy hour-style drinking promotions.The findings from Cardiff University also show that pub staff themselves need to do ... Read more...

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Meet the Brit boy who stalked Queen Victoria, stole her bloomers


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A British boy has been revealed to have been the first celebrity stalker after he repeatedly broke into Buckingham Palace and stole Queen Victoria's bloomers.Edward Jones was just ... Read more...

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Marriage is good for physical as well as mental health


January 28th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Long-term committed relationships are good for mental as well as physical health and this benefit increases over time, suggests a new study.David and John Gallacher from Cardiff University ... Read more...

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Being tired behind the wheel as bad as being drunk


January 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Driving for more than three hours without a break at night is like being drunk behind the steering. Researchers found that tiredness after a few hours has the ... Read more...

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New technology offers 1st view of DNA damage within entire human genome


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Cardiff University researchers have developed a new technology that provides the first view of DNA damage throughout the entire human genome.According to researchers, it may offer a valuable ... Read more...

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Ocean circulation changes ‘more dramatic than previously thought’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought.The study found that as the last ... Read more...

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Planck reveals unseen wonders of the universe


January 12th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Europe's Planck spacecraft has unveiled some stunning astronomical finds, including massive galaxy clusters and new unidentified objects."These new results are all vital pieces of a jigsaw that could ... Read more...

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Not genes, negative parenting fosters aggressiveness


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Dec 3 (IANS) A new study has found that the role of positive and negative parenting practices are linked to children's mental health problems, specifically depression and aggression.The study, based on ... Read more...

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Poverty ‘ups risk of violence more sharply for girls than boys’


November 19th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that living in a deprived area increases the risk of violence more sharply for girls than boys.The Cardiff University study, which focused ... Read more...

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Bankers got a kick out of the global recession, says academic


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): An academic at Cardiff University have said that the bankers who brought the global economy to its knees two years ago may have enjoyed the sensation of losing ... Read more...

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Autistic people ‘more likely to be taken in by magic tricks, illusions’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with autism spectrum disorder are actually more likely to be taken in by the vanishing ball trick, where a magician pretends ... Read more...

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ADHD is a genetic disorder, finds study


September 30th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A new study has discovered that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a genetic condition and not the outcome of poor parenting or bad diet.Scientists at Cardiff University found ... Read more...

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Rare Roman suit of armour discovered at South Wales dig


September 14th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered an entire suit of Roman armour and some weapons during digging at a site in south Wales.The rare discovery was made during an excavation at ... Read more...

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Smell of toast ‘takes us back to childhood’


September 14th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): The reason as to why many Britons still prefer to start their day with toast has much to do with the subconscious, scientists reveal.Researchers at Cardiff University's school ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully ‘clone’ human virus


September 14th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Welsh scientists say their successful cloning of a human virus could lead to new treatments for life-threatening diseases.Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major infectious cause of congenital malformations ... Read more...

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Toast is Britain’s favourite smell


September 11th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A study has revealed that the toast is Britons' favourite smell, bringing back comforting memories of childhood.The study conducted by scientists at Cardiff University for the Flour Advisory ... Read more...

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Urban dwellers more prone to psychotic disorders: Study


September 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people staying in urban areas are more likely to have psychotic disorders."There is a substantial worldwide variation in incidence rates of schizophrenia," ... Read more...

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First clinical trials on potent new hepatitis C drug successfully completed


September 4th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): Scientists have successfully completed the first clinical trials on a new investigational drug being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis C virus.INX-189, which is still in the ... Read more...

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