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Non-verbal cues predict one’s trustworthiness


September 12th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Can you trust someone you just met and if you can, how do you do it? People face this predicament all the time. US researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kaushik Basu named World Bank chief economist


September 6th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Kaushik Basu, who till recently served as chief economic adviser in the Indian finance ministry, has been appointed as new chief economist and senior vice president ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sex before marriage hampers healthy relationship


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Couples who have sex before marriage are less likely to have long and happy relationships, a study has found.Researchers from New York's Cornell University say it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social rejection can spur inventiveness


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Social rejection can spur inventiveness, rather than a feeling of hurt, particularly among those with a strong sense of independence or self esteem, suggests a Johns ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Puerto Rican to prepare menu for manned mission to Mars


August 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Orlando (Florida), Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) A Puerto Rican scientist will be in charge of creating the menu for the first manned mission to Mars.Yajaira Sierra Sastre, a 35-year-old native of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New bird species discovered in Peru


August 7th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A colourful, fruit-eating bird with a black mask, pale belly and scarlet breast never encountered before has been discovered following an expedition to the remote Peruvian ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eyes tell whether straight or gay


August 6th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) The pupil in the eye shoots open when people become aroused, which leads others to know whether one is gay or straight, scientists have said.A sex ... Read more...

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North American gurus to join Indian management conclave


August 5th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) About half a dozen eminent global management gurus, including two professors from North America, head for New Delhi this week to debate the future of Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mukul Yadav upsets top seed in Delhi squash


July 24th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Mukul Yadav of Dhampur Squash Academy, Uttar Pradesh, upset top seed Akhil Yadav of Jindal Sports Academy, Mumbai, 3-1 as the Coca Cola Squash Open ... Read more...

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Scientist dreams of being first Puerto Rican woman in space


July 14th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Yajaira Sierra Sastre says that dreaming "doesn't cost anything", so she's spent all her life getting ready to be the first Puerto Rican woman in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meal with ex-flame generates most jealousy


July 12th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Sharing a meal with an ex-flame is more likely than any other activity to spur raging jealousy in your current love -- so beware.Researchers led by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Changing plate’s colour helps you shed weight’


June 17th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Scientists have suggested an easy way out for those who want to shed pounds. They should simply change the colour of their plates. People tend to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Here comes ‘7 Notes to Infinity’, film on Indian classical music


June 8th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) "7 Notes to Infinity", a 60-minute documentary on Indian classical music, will be premiered here on the eve of World Music Day - June 20.Directed by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Arctic ice melt prelude to severe winters


June 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to severe winter outbreaks, reveals a study. Charles H. Greene, professor of earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientist, designer create bodysuit to fend off malaria


May 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A scientist and a designer have created a fashionable hooded bodysuit for warding off mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, a disease that kills 655,000 people annually on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kaushik Basu to head Infosys’ science prize jury


April 10th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu will chair the jury for the social sciences prize of IT major Infosys' Science Foundation, replacing Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who ... Read more...

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‘Innovation and new technologies will drive markets’


March 6th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) From the significance of liberal arts in education to the challenge of reconciling unemployment and efficiency ; from comparisons between India and China to the issue ... Read more...

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Powerdrunk people feel taller and bigger


January 24th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) People who feel powerful tend to overestimate their own stature, feeling larger than they actually are."Maybe there's a physical experience that goes along with being powerful," ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Colourful plate boosts finicky eater’s appetite


January 6th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Parents of finicky kids can encourage them to eat healthier diets by introducing more colour to their meals. The study finds that colourful food fare is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Device mimicking retinal circuits could help blind see


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) A novel device that mimics the action of retinal circuits could, within a decade, help the blind see. Sheila Nirenberg, professor of neuroscience at Cornell University, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fear of divorce deters live-in couples from marriage


December 18th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Fear of divorce deters live-in couples from marriage, especially its social, legal, emotional and economic ramifications, says a new US study.Demographers Sharon Sassler, professor of policy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bee swarms make decisions like humans


December 11th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Both humans and insects make decisions in a similar way but bees could teach us about how our brains work. James Marshall, computer scientist and study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ratan Tata force behind group’s international foray


November 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) After two decades at the helm of one of the largest Indian conglomerates, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata Wednesday announced the name of his successor ... Read more...

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Mozambique selects students to study in India


November 16th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 16 (IANS) The southwest African nation of Mozambique is selecting students to study in India under a scholarship programme recently provided by an Indian university.The scholarships are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana revolutionised biotechnology’


November 12th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 12 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana, the Punjab-born Indian American scientist who died in the US, "revolutionised biotechnology" and his work "continues to propel new scientific discoveries", ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Inside the minds of psychopaths


October 16th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) Psychopaths use more conjunctions like "because" or "since", are more likely to use past tense and use twice as many words relating to physical needs like ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Going to work makes people miserable: Study


September 30th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) The moods of people, who are happy in the morning, plummets during the day at the office, a two-year-long international study has found.Most people who wake ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Promiscuous parasites’ can make you reckless


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A class of 'promiscuous parasites' can sneak into your bloodstream and brain, triggering behavioural changes from recklessness to neuroticism.Toxoplasma gondii, a highly contagious protozoa, infects more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Infants a model for robots?


September 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) The way infants spend their initial months trying to figure their way around could serve as a model for training robots, an Indian American researcher says. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Legal action against Mahyco, Monsanto in Bt Brinjal case


August 11th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 11 (IANS) The National Biodiversity Authority of India (NBA) has recommended legal action against seed firms Mahyco and Monsanto for violating the biodiversity protection law in promoting Bt ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Men’s potency crashes when wives bond with male buddies


August 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Middle-aged and older men find their potency comes crashing down when their wives or girlfriends bond with their male buddies.Researchers from Cornell and Chicago Universities have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Smaller plates, bowls key to weight loss


August 7th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) You can shed unwanted pounds just by eating from smaller plates and bowls. "People don't think that something as simple as the size of a bowl ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New tool can detect deadly anthrax attack in 15 minutes


July 7th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A nano detector that takes just 15 minutes to analyze a sample suspected of anthrax contamination, is being developed by researchers. Bacillus anthracis, commonly known as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eating dirt may have health benefits


June 8th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dirt is associated with filth so people are sometimes disgusted when they realize that some people out of instinct eat dirt. It might not be such ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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