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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 ... Read more...

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Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

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Exoplanet neighbour smaller than Earth discovered


July 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US astrophysicists have detected what could be the first exoplanet, only two-thirds the size of Earth but without an atmosphere, located right around the corner, cosmically ... Read more...

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Astronomers baffled by vanishing act in space


July 6th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Astronomers have been baffled by an extraordinary amount of dust around a nearby star disappearing mysteriously."It's as if the rings around Saturn had disappeared. This is ... Read more...

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People fail when stakes are high, study finds


May 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) High stakes and financial bonanzas offered in sports or game shows actually drive participants to perform poorly because of the fear of losing their potentially lucrative ... Read more...

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Croaks help frogs locate mates with matching DNA


December 28th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Female tree frogs select mates by picking out the one which shares the same DNA as them -- by the pitch of croaks they emit, reveals ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tamil Nadu to appoint psychologists in prisons


November 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to take the help of psychologists to understand the mental make-up of jail birds and counsel them so that they ... Read more...

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Narcissists too self-centred to make good leaders


August 11th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Narcissists--people with excessive self-love are supposed to make good leaders, seemingly because of traits like self-confidence, authority and self-esteem. But that doesn't seem to be true, ... Read more...

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Generosity is natural to humans


July 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) While rationalists may not agree, acts of generosity come naturally to humans, claims a new research.Commonplace acts of generosity, like tipping the waiter, where no future ... Read more...

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Scientists step closer to creating test tube intelligence


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have now taken a major step towards creating artificial intelligence, not in a robot or a silicon chip, but in a test tube.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Healthier women tend to produce twins


May 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Stronger, healthier women are more likely to produce twins, live longer, have more children than expected and bear babies at shorter intervals over a longer period ... Read more...

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Fog harvesting draws inspiration from Namib beetle


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In the arid Namib desert on the west coast of Africa, the Namib beetle survives by collecting water droplets on its bumpy back, then lets the ... Read more...

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Physical activity counters salt’s effect on blood pressure


March 24th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) There's some good news for people who like their snacks well salted. Physical activity ensures that your blood pressure remains under control even if you like ... Read more...

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Looking at a pic of a loved one ‘cuts pain by 44pc’


February 25th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.Their study showed that an image of a romantic partner dulls activity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even in a crowd, you remain unique


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) It may be the height of paradox, but being part of a crowd is what gives you individuality, according to life scientists. Biologists Kimberly Pollard and Daniel Blumstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low cardio fitness levels foreshadow stroke risk


June 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Lower levels of cardio-respiratory fitness in men can increase the risk of death due to stroke by sixty percent, a new study has found. The study was conducted at ... Read more...

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From dyeing hairs to detecting crimes, a new role for henna


January 12th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) A compound which gives henna its characteristic property for dyeing hair a reddish brown colour and making tattoos may become the latest tool in the fight against crime, ... Read more...

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Brain structure invests us with sense of personal space


August 31st, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Neuro scientists have pinpointed the brain structure regulating our sense of personal space, possibly opening the way to a better understanding of autism and other disorders. The structure, ... Read more...

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Best way to learn new language: Just listen to it


January 28th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) The best way of learning a foreign language is through regular exposure to its sound patterns - even if you are clueless about the meaning."However crazy it might ... Read more...

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Avoid too much caffeine - it can trigger hallucinations


January 14th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Avoid too much of caffeine or you might end up hallucinating, hearing voices or seeing things that are not there, according to a new study.Those who consumed more ... Read more...

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Futuristic tool views gene activity in real time


December 17th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) GeneVision, a tool developed by a team that includes Indian American researcher Dhruv Grover, has the uncanny ability to view the activity of any chosen gene in real ... Read more...

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