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There’s a gene behind male moroseness


August 29th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists have identified a gene that seems to make women happy, but does not work for men. They surmise that this might be the reason why ... Read more...

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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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Stripping air of CO2 may become unavoidable


July 25th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Emerging techniques to strip the atmosphere of carbon dioxide (CO2) and store it away to stabilise climate may become unavoidable, as our planet tips into a ... Read more...

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Robin Dutt to take over as sports director of German football (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indian-origin football manager Robin Dutt will be taking over as the sports director of the German football federation (DFB).Dutt's father Sabyasachi told IANS in ... Read more...

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Robin Dutt appointed sports director of German football federation


July 24th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indian-origin football manager Robin Dutt, a former Bayern Leverkusen manager, has been appointed as the sports director of the German football federation (DFB).Dutt's father ... Read more...

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Assam urges weather data sharing system with neighbouring countries


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Assam has asked the centre for help in installing an advanced weather information-sharing mechanism with neigbouring countries like China, Bhutan and Myanmar, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Iraq war was biggest mistake of US: Albright


June 26th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright Tuesday said that the war on Iraq was the US's "biggest mistake"."America attacked Afghanistan as a direct ... Read more...

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World Bank needs reform: Colombian candidate


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The World Bank needs to be reformed to reflect the rising of emerging countries and to serve for their needs, said Jose Antonio Ocampo, one ... Read more...

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World Bank chief should be selected on merit: BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The five-nation BRICS group of emerging economies, representing almost 43 percent of the world's population, Thursday welcomed the candidatures of developing countries for the ... Read more...

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Three candidates vie for World Bank presidency


March 24th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, together with Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are three candidates for ... Read more...

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Pregnant women’s exposure to pollutants harms kids


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The exposure of pregnant women to PAH air pollutants - fumes from diesel, petrol and coal - can saddle their children kids with behavioural problems, a ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice loss driving snowy winters


February 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heavy ice loss in Arctic regions may be linked with greater frequency of snowy winters in the US, Europe and China, according to the latest evidence ... Read more...

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Immunologists rule out virus’ role in mental illness


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Immunologists have ruled out the role of Borna disease virus (BDV) in bipolar depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia.They based their findings on the first blinded, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Protein key to storing long-term memories


January 29th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Some billions of synapses connect our nerve cells and keep our memories intact and alive for decades with the help of self-copying clusters or oligomers of ... Read more...

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US scholar keen on Shakespearean theatre in India


January 24th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) James Shapiro, the author of "1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare" and "Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare", wants to tour India and ... Read more...

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‘Homeless’ Afropolitans strike roots in Jaipur


January 20th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) London meets Lagos meets Durban meets Dakar meets New York. And now Jaipur. "American accent, European affect, African ethos." A new breed of hybrid inklings ... Read more...

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BRIC should come together to form a global fund: Stiglitz


January 14th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz feels the rising BRIC economies should come together and form a global fund for more accessibility of the developing nations."I am ... Read more...

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Direct land purchase for industry won’t work: Stiglitz


January 11th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz Wednesday said the West Bengal government's model of direct purchase of land from land owners to set up big plants ... Read more...

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Stiglitz against foreign investment


January 10th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz Tuesday said opening doors to foreign investment would have disastrous consequences and would lead to serious economic instability."Insufficiently regulated capital market and ... Read more...

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Dead brain cells erode memory


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, is linked with memory loss, a study says. "The new aspect ... Read more...

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Injected drug linked to higher suicide risk


December 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 26 (IANS) Drug abusers who inject themselves with methamphetamine had an 80 higher chance of attempting suicide than those who rely on other substances, says a study. Methamphetamine ... Read more...

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Thousands pay homage to Ambedkar on death anniversary


December 6th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Thousands of followers of B.R. Ambedkar Tuesday gathered at Dadar in south central Mumbai to pay homage to the architect of the constitution on his 55th ... Read more...

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‘Impatient people have lower credit scores’


December 4th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Impatient people default on their mortgages, because they are more likely to chose immediate gain over a larger reward later, researchers say. "Most often, the reasons ... Read more...

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Coming back to India was important:Pulitzer-winning Siddhartha Mukherjee


November 10th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Siddhartha Mukherjee, the Pulitzer prize winning writer of the "The Emperor of All Maladies", a biography of cancer, has returned home to connect to ... Read more...

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9/11 triggers cascade of books (Ten years since 9/11)


September 7th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The 10th anniversary of 9/11 has unleashed a cascade of books, tributes and new editions of old books, swelling a vast body of literature spawned ... Read more...

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Mukherjee ‘delighted’ his book among top 100 best non-fiction


August 31st, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian American Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee is "delighted" that his book on cancer has been listed 75th among Time magazine's "All-Time 100 Best Nonfiction Books" with ... Read more...

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Obesity to haunt half of British men by 2030


August 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Nearly half of the British men face the risk of turning obese within next 20 years, with women closely following them facing a similar risk of ... Read more...

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Social networking teens may turn drinks, drugs addicted


August 26th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Teenagers using social networking sites like Facebook are risking themselves to end up being addicted to drink and drugs, researchers have found.Scientists at the National ... Read more...

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India’s subsidies should not be grabbed by the rich: Jeffrey Sachs (Interview)


August 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India needs subsidies to help its teeming millions reeling under poverty but its welfare policies need to be revamped so that doles are not ... Read more...

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Telugu film ‘Vanaja’ housefull at Locarno fest


August 7th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Locarno (Switzerland), Aug 6 (IANS) After travelling to 32 film festivals, Telugu film "Vanaja", a tale of a 15-year-old girl's dream of becoming a world class Kuchipudi dancer, was screened ... Read more...

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Don’t grow the way US did: Jeffrey Sachs to India


August 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India and China should not grow the American way and must pay adequate attention to the environment with proper policy to guide future action by ... Read more...

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It’s splitsville for Franco, O’Reilly


July 21st, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actor James Franco has confirmed that his five-year relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly has ended.The actor parted ways with his girlfriend because he is busy with ... Read more...

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James Franco splits from longtime girlfriend Ahna O’Reilly


July 20th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor James Franco has publicly announced that he has split from his longtime girlfriend Ahna O’Reilly. He refused to mention when the relationship ended and he ... Read more...

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Climate change stifling ocean’s carbon uptake


July 11th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Climate change seems to be stifling the ocean's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, a study says.It has actually been soaking up a third of all human ... Read more...

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Strong currents accelerate Antarctic ice melt


June 27th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Strong ocean currents are eroding the ice beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, accelerating its melting. According to one estimate, the total collapse of Pine Island ... Read more...

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