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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Math jitters grip first graders too


September 19th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Math jitters grip bright students even as first or second graders and haunts them lifelong, says a study.Sian Beilock, professor in psychology at the University ... Read more...

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Childhood sexual abuse spurs heart attacks in men


September 7th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) Men who go through childhood sexual abuse are thrice as likely to suffer a heart attack than men who had not experienced similar abuse as children, ... Read more...

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Overly shy kid is slow learner too


August 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Overly shy preschool children show the slowest gains in learning skills as compared to chatty and boisterous peers, according to psychologists."Everybody wants his child to be ... Read more...

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Geckos inspire adhesives that stick even when wet


August 12th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists already know that the tiny hairs on geckos' toe pads enable them to cling to vertical surfaces.Now, University of Akron researchers are unfolding clues to ... Read more...

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Diseased trees found to be new source of methane in air


August 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Diseased forest trees, aged between 80 to 100 years and infected by fungii, may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according ... Read more...

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‘Brain wired differently in autobiographical memory’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) US scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives from 10 ... Read more...

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Tween texting subverts grammar, language skills


July 27th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Text messaging offer tweens a short cut to send notes to friends and family, but it could also subvert language and grammar skills, point out researchers.When ... Read more...

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Smartphones to have computing power of desktops


July 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 17 (IANS) Battery operated mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are still lagging behind laptops and desktops in sheer computing power, thanks to their negligible RAM (random ... Read more...

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A single click protects kids from pedophiles


July 8th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 8 (IANS) A new Facebook app can help parents protect children from snooping with a single click and also keep them safe from pedophiles.The Social Privacy ... Read more...

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Facebook generates feel good factor


June 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) People love social networks, which is quite obvious from Facebook's 900 million active users and its reputation as one of the most visited websites, second ... Read more...

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Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

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Gen Y not keen on saving energy: Study


May 6th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Gen Y - aged between 13 to 30 years and heavily dependent on power intensive technology like iPods and laptops, shrugs off messages to conserve energy ... Read more...

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‘Light weights just as good for muscle building’


May 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Lifting less weight more times is just as good at building muscle as doing it with heavy weights, says a new finding. "We found that loads ... Read more...

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6 MIT scientists to address EmTech India in Bangalore


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Six outstanding scientists and researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including two Indian Americans, will participate in the fourth emerging technologies conference of MIT Technology ... Read more...

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Satisfying toddlers’ calls for attention cements bond


March 20th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 20 (IANS) Satisfying toddlers' calls for attention cements the bonds between the children and their parents in the long term.A Concordia University study is the first to show ... Read more...

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Gecko’s feet inspire unique wall hugging device


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Cracking the mystery of gecko's amazing sticking power, scientists have developed 'Geckskin,' a unique wall-hugging device that can hold up to 700 pounds or over ... Read more...

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‘Rework climate change models to save snails’


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Some of the world's smallest creatures like snails are in danger of becoming extinct unless climate change models are reworked to save them.Snails usually play a ... Read more...

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Fossils reveal 500 million-year-old tulip-shaped creature


January 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) A tulip-shaped creature inhabiting ocean depths more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Named ... Read more...

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Female mosquitofishes prefer well-fed males


January 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Being well fed is a sign of prosperity, good health and security, not only among humans but also surprisingly among fish species. Female mosquitofish prefer males ... Read more...

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Anxiety-ridden less sensitive to their environment


December 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 21 (IANS) Anxious people have been classified as hypersensitive, but they may actually not be sensitive enough, reveals a study. Tahl Frenkel, doctoral candidate in Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Fretting over decisions creates dissatisfaction


December 16th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) You have been looking out for a new microwave oven that would suit your budget and requirements but the simple quest becomes quite an ordeal over ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

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Biofuels will worsen CO2 emissions: Study


October 24th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Emphasis on biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels would increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from forests by 14 percent, researchers said. The findings challenge the ... Read more...

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Researcher computes universe’s expansion speed


July 28th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding.Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the ... Read more...

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Young Americans prefer staying over to cohabiting


July 26th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Young Americans in their 20s now prefer 'stayover relationships,' spending three or more nights together every week, which may be eroding marriage rates. "Stayover relationships are ... Read more...

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Protesting, showing-off more typical of male footballers


July 4th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Putting on a show, play-acting and protesting are more typical of men who play soccer at the national or world level than women, a study says. ... Read more...

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B vitamins in mother’ diet cut kid’s gut cancer risk


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Experiments on mice show that those born to mothers fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop gut tumours.Previous research in humans ... Read more...

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New ICU drug could cut lung injuries


June 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Fatal lung injuries caused by ventilators in intensive care units (ICUs) may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new drug being developed ... Read more...

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Divorced couples’ kids lag in math, social skills


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS) Children whose parents get divorced often fall behind their peers - and don't catch up - when it comes to math and interpersonal social skills. The ... Read more...

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Facebook turned into tool for identifying fish


May 15th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) Facebook is well-known for connecting friends, publicising events and allowing people ample space for themselves. But recently, a scientist conducted a fish survey using the ... Read more...

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Excessive computer use spurs risky behaviour among teens


April 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Excessive computer use among adolescents can spur multiple-risk behaviour (MRB) like drug use, drunkenness and unprotected sex."Since adolescents are exposed to considerable screen time -- over ... Read more...

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Increased computer use by adolescents linked to multiple-risk behaviours


April 26th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
"This research is based on social cognitive theory, which suggests that seeing people engaged in abehaviour is a way of learning that behaviour," says lead researcher and doctoral candidate inSchool ... Read more...

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Researching a purchase ‘can help ease buyer’s remorse’


April 10th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that consumers often experience less post-purchase regret when they use more cognitive effort, which involves performing research, gathering opinions and exploring options ... Read more...

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