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Jennifer Hudson to act in ‘The Three Stooges’


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, June 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jennifer Hudson has been handed a role in the 20th Century Fox’s movie “The Three Stooges.” Reports say Hudson has been cast as one of the ... Read more...

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How neurons in the brain decide how to transmit information


March 26th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Scientists have established a fundamental mechanism by which neurons in the brain communicate.There are billions of neurons in the brain and at any given time tens of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Free spirit’ Symonds happy out of cricketing spotlight


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Dec. 23 (ANI): Former Australian Test player Andrew Symonds has gone from the glare of the spotlight to the anonymity of farming life in North Queensland.In 2006, during the last Ashes ... Read more...

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Afghan review report: Notable for what it did not say as much for what it did


December 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 17 (ANI): The White House report on Afghan strategy released Thursday was notable as much for what it did not say as for what it did.It reports some ... Read more...

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‘Countdown’ Contestants Blush at Large Baps Graspable Conundrum


December 15th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The television show 'Countdown' on Channel four has been known over the years for it;s producers to come up with cheeky and sometimes rude conundrums for the contestants ... Read more...

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Caste conundrum: Andhra to send delegation to Delhi


December 5th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) With two scheduled caste groups in Andhra Pradesh at loggerheads over sharing reservation benefits, the state government Sunday agreed to send an all-party delegation to Delhi.The decision ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tiny bees ‘better than computers at solving complex math problems’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Who would have thought a bee could solve complex mathematical problems? But scientists at the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London believe that they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, Malt Salt to give your fish ‘n’ chips a vinegar kick without them going soggy


October 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): For those who love fish and chips have always wondered how they give this much-loved dish a vinegar kick without them going soggy. And now, an American has ... Read more...

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Fabio Capello flummoxed by ‘God and monster’ conundrum following WC debacle


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3(ANI): England manager Fabio Capello has admitted that before the World Cup in South Africa, he was seen as a God, but following his team's disastrous performance in the tournament, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Banana smoothies enriched with nano-sized minerals


June 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A simple banana smoothie, enriched with nano-sized minerals could soon make billions of people in developing countries healthier.Scientists from Switzerland have designed new iron and zinc nanoparticles that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fergie says Man U will bring back Premier League title in 2011


May 10th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Manager Alex Ferguson has said that Manchester United will strive to bring back the Premier League title in 2011, after narrowly losing it to Chelsea this year."We ... Read more...

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Uma Thurman ‘fighting’ to preserve her Hollywood career


April 30th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Uma Thurman has admitted that she's struggling to juggle her film career with being a mum.The 'Kill Bill' star, who has two children from her former marriage to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Uma Thurman nearly quit acting for children


April 30th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) "Pulp Fiction" actress Uma Thurman has revealed she almost quit acting to look after her children. Thurman who has two children from her former marriage to actor Ethan Hawke ... Read more...

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Yet another PCB ‘confusion conundrum’ over replacements for injured Gul, Arafat


April 20th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.20 (ANI): There seems to be a complete lack of communication between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the team management as far as announcing replacements for injured bowler Umar Gul ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lizard moms pick larger mates to have sons, smaller for daughters


March 5th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Brown anole lizards are pretty clever when it comes to choosing males to father their kids-they mate with large fathers to produce more sons and go for smaller ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

An elephant can both walk and run while moving at high speed


February 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Closer analysis of elephant footfall patterns by scientists has suggested that the large animals can appear as both walking and running when they are moving at high speeds. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why baddies who draw first in gunfights always get shot


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Ever wondered why bad guys always get shot in a gunfight when they're the ones who reached for their guns first? Well, British researchers have got the answer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cloud remains over outcome of Copenhagen climate talks: Mohan Bhagwat


December 26th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec 26 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat has said there is no clarity over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate talks.Addressing RSS workers here on Friday, Bhagwat ... Read more...

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Former Australian cricket stars question Clarke’s capacity to captain


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.22 (ANI): Former star players have questioned Michael Clarke's capacity to ascend to the Test captaincy and believe Ricky Ponting must lead Australia to England for Ashes revenge in 2013.Former ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Most? How much is that?


November 20th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) When most people say "most", they mean 80-95 percent, no more and no less, a researcher in linguistics has found. Mira Ariel, professor at the Tel Aviv University (TAU), ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Fight age, go on a diet


November 19th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) How does going on a diet help fight ageing? Scientists have found some anti-ageing molecules that get activated by a low calorie diet. Charles Mobbs, professor of neuro-science and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Shourie falls back on Gandhi in times of crisis


August 26th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Only when you are in public life do you get to wrestle with your soul, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Shourie, in the eye of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Why raindrops come in many sizes


July 21st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Using high-speed video footage, scientists have solved a longstanding conundrum of what determines the size of raindrops.A century ago, physicists put out sheets of absorbent paper in showers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Online lover seekers choose wrong people due to ‘cognitive overload’


July 18th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 18 (ANI): Too much of a good thing is actually bad - at least as far as online daters are concerned, concludes a new study.According to the scientific study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Taliban changing tack as religion no longer working: Editorial


June 8th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) The killing of two aides of radical cleric Sufi Mohammad who had brokered a controversial peace deal between the Taliban and the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Goa to consult other states on coastal regulatory zone


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has said that he will speak to chief ministers of other coastal states for a collective solution to safeguard nearly 2,500 homes within ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Workers share already-known information while working in teams


March 24th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): While many reckon the benefits of working in teams, a new research has shown that people working in groups do share information, but they only discuss things ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Pak should ensure it doesn”t sponsor terrorism against India: Oz FM


February 28th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Feb.28 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has called on Pakistan to make sure it doesn''t sponsor terrorism against India, to shut down Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist networks that operate in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a low-cost strategy to curb computer worms


January 14th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, Davis and Intel Corporation have devised a new strategy to enable computer network administrators to curb attacks by computer worms at low ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian American works out low-cost strategy to curb computer worms


January 14th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Network administrators might soon be able to mount effective, low-cost defences against self-propagating infectious programmes known as worms, thanks to a new strategy devised by an Indian American ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jonas Brothers to star in Walter, the Farting Dog


October 29th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): American boy band Jonas Brothers are all set to make their feature-starring debut in Walter the Farting Dog at 20th Century Fox.The movie is based on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why life on Earth coincides with a vital shift in the makeup of the universe


October 26th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an answer to the puzzling question of why life on Earth coincides with a momentous shift in the makeup of the universe.According ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

YouTube’’s worthlessness reiterated by Google


August 9th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.9 (ANI): Internet search engine Google has reminded investors yet again that YouTube has had absolutely no material effect on the company''s bottom line.In the company''s most recent 10-Q SEC ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Woman officer marrying junior finds no takers in IAF


August 5th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The controversy sparked in the Indian Air Force (IAF) after a woman officer expressed a desire to marry a junior non-commissioned officer took another twist with the ... Read more...

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