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World Bank must help tackle global growth risks: New chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The World Bank has an economic and moral imperative to help address risks to global growth, no matter where they emerge, new World Bank group president ... Read more...

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‘Looks may decide whether to trust a person’


May 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Looks more likely decide who we would trust with our money rather than their reputation, says a new study. Researchers from Britain's University of Warwick Business ... Read more...

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Scientists find why we just can’t say no


April 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in understanding the brain's reward centre which could explain why many people find it literally impossible to ... Read more...

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Russia to back US nominee as world bank chief


April 14th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russia will back Jim Yong Kim as head of the world bank, Finance Minister Anton Silyanov has said.In late March, the White House named Kim, ... Read more...

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India says no BRICS candidate for World Bank


March 26th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India Monday said the BRICS forum of emerging countries have no plans to field or rally behind a common candidate to head the World Bank, ... Read more...

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US monopoly on World Bank presidency challenged (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The US Friday named Jim Yong Kim as its candidate to lead the World Bank (WB), but he faces a challenge from two non-Americans - ... Read more...

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Profiles of candidates for World Bank president


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for ... 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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Obama nominates Jim Yong Kim to head World Bank


March 24th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANs) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated South Korean-born physician Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.Obama said Kim, president of Dartmouth College, has the development ... Read more...

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Runaway planets are universe’s fastest objects


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Runaway planets zipping through space at mind-numbing speeds of 30 million miles per hour are now the fastest objects in the universe, says a study.Seven years ... Read more...

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Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content


February 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, ... Read more...

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Our brain can tell real face from imitations


January 10th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Both the right and the left sides of the brain work together to tell a real face from a facial imitation, says a study co-authored by ... Read more...

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New Hampshire voters prefer Romney over Obama: Poll


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Voters in New Hampshire supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama, according to a poll.A poll conducted by Dartmouth College's Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, including ... Read more...

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Watching smoking scenes in movies lights up smokers’ brains


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): New research shows that seeing an actor in a movie light up a cigarette triggers smokers' brains to plan the same motions.In the study, researchers led by senior ... Read more...

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Face recognition skills peak after 30 years


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Our ability to recognise and remember faces peaks between the ages of 30 and 34 years, about a decade later than most other mental abilities.The surprising discovery was ... Read more...

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Eyes can make your face come alive


December 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) It is the eyes that makes someone's face come alive, says a new study. Several movies have tried and failed to generate lifelike animations of humans.For example, ... Read more...

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It’s the eyes that make a face look alive: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Consider this: A doll with human-like features still doesn't look as real as a live person - do you know why? A new study claims it's all in ... Read more...

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Now, a smartphone app that monitors what you are up to


November 27th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): It may not be possible for you to constantly tell your Facebook friends what you are up to, but a smartphone app called Jigsaw could solve the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Galactic clouds could help us trace Sun’s journey through space


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists may have found a new tool to trace the Sun's journey through our galaxy, the Milky Way.It takes the Sun and its family of planets about 220 ... Read more...

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Alabama, NC, and New Hampshire Among Best Places to Retire 2010


September 15th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 15 (THANIDIAN NEWS) Among CNNMoney.com’s “25 Best Places to Retire” was a few surprises, including Durham North Carolina, Huntsville Alabama, and Hanover New Hampshire. Two of these states are southern, with ... Read more...

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US media polls present grim picture for Democrats in Nov mid-term elections


September 8th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): The upcoming mid-term polls in November are presenting a grim picture for the Democrats, with a series of media polls claiming that majority of Americans would vote for ... Read more...

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New cell phone software boosts voice recognition ability


July 1st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have created a new system that has the potential to boost cellphone performance.Emiliano Miluzzo of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and his colleagues have created software ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on the evolution of lizards


May 10th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A new research has confirmed that competition, and not predation, is the primary selective force in island lizards.In one of its kind ecological field experiment, entire islands in ... Read more...

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People who believe in karma more likely to have higher expectations


February 18th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 18 (ANI): People who believe in karma are more likely to have higher expectations and a more long-term orientation, which decreases the importance of momentary happiness, says a new study.Authors ... Read more...

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‘Karma shapes consumer satisfaction in India’


February 18th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The concept of 'karma' shapes consumer satisfaction in India, suggests a new study. It says it is important for companies to understand cultural differences between markets if they ... Read more...

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Computer method ‘distinguishes artistic fakes and imitations’


January 5th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new technique, known as "sparse coding", to differentiate artistic fakes from real ones.It involves building a virtual library of an artist's works and breaking ... Read more...

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Kennedy killer’s photo not faked, says expert


November 9th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) A computer scientist has unearthed new evidence to show that a well-known photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald, John F. Kennedy's alleged killer, was not fake. Hany Farid, a ... Read more...

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Professor Heny Farid Claims Lee Harvey Oswald Photo Is Not A Fake


November 6th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov. 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A digital forensic scientist and computer science professor from Dartmouth College, Professor Heny Farid said that he has unearthed new evidence that the photos of Lee ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Aisha Tyler and her husband Jeff Tietjens are still in love


November 4th, 2009 - 3:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comedian Aisha Tyler and her lawyer husband Jeff Tietjens are still very much in love. Tyler had graduated from San Francisco’s J. Eugene McAteer School of ... Read more...

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Microbes found living underground in Antarctica


April 17th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An uncharted reservoir of briny liquid, buried under an inland Antarctic glacier, supports unusual microbial life in a place where life is unthinkable. After sampling the outflow from below ... Read more...

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Obama’s treasury pick learnt his Three Rs in India


January 27th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The man President Barack Obama has picked to steer the US out of its worst financial crisis in decades learnt his three Rs in India.Timothy Geithner, who has ... Read more...

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Discovery helps scientists unravel why cell division goes haywire


January 10th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Researchers have discovered how a protein plays a vital role in the intricacies of cell division and how it can go wrong, creating cancerous cells. Researchers studied a ... Read more...

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Obama’’s Treasury pick is smart, steady and ready


November 22nd, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.22 (ANI): Colleagues of Timonthy Geithner, Barack Obama''s pick for Treasury secretary, have described him as a bright and even-keeled man who will do the new President proud. "He is ... Read more...

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US economists raise concerns about bailout package


October 3rd, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Economists across the board still have a lot of concerns with the financial rescue bill passed by the US Senate.Interviews conducted with a dozen prominent academic economists, ... Read more...

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Majority of ethnic minority teens dont hang out with ethnic school crowds


May 15th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): In a study on peer-relationships of teens in school, researchers found that ethnic minority teens were less keen to hang out with crowds made up of their ... Read more...

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