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Childhood peers can predict your success as adults


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Even on the playground, our childhood peers know us better than we do ourselves and may be able to best predict our success as an adult.Lisa ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Nanoresonators’ to boost cell phone connectivity


August 31st, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Tiny mechanical devices called 'nanoresonators' could help cell phone users avoid slower downloads and dropped calls, besides easing congestion over the airwaves to improve their performance."There ... Read more...

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Scientists fashion first ever ‘cyborg’ tissues


August 27th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Harvard scientists have created a type of the first ever "cyborg" tissue, by marrying a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nano-scale wires with modified human tissues.A ... Read more...

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‘30 minutes of daily exercise enough to lower weight’


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 23 (IANS) Thirty minutes of daily exercise provides an equally effective loss of weight and body mass as does a 60-minute routine, according to a Danish research.Forty percent ... Read more...

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New technology may free diabetics from daily injections


August 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A new technology could free diabetics and cancer patients from the daily necessity of painful routine injections by releasing the required drug dosage over six months.University ... Read more...

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Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Algal oil answer to dwindling fuel reserves


July 20th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Algal oils could be a sustainable solution to dwindling fuel reserves, says a researcher.Roger Huerlimann, doctoral student at the James Cook University, Townsville, said microalgae, tiny ... Read more...

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Scientists create robot which registers human emotions


July 16th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) In their quest for creating a human-like robot, scientists have edged closer to their goal -- they have designed one that can display several human emotions ... Read more...

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‘Intelligent co-pilot’ makes driving safer


July 15th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Scientists have now developed a new system for cars that can steer a vehicle to safety just in time.The safety system, known as a co-pilot, was ... Read more...

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Diabetics face four times greater TB risk


July 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 10 (IANS) A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Parental neglect turning children into couch potatoes


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Parental neglect is turning children into couch potatoes, two new studies say. Researchers at the Oregon State University in the US examined how parenting style was ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Heavy use of mobile, PC affects sleep, mental health


June 12th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, June 12 (IANS) Youths who heavily use mobile phones and computers run a greater risk of sleep disturbances, stress and affecting their mental health. "Public health advice should, therefore, ... Read more...

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Gossip comprises huge chunk of corporate emails: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day and one out of every seven of those messages can be called "gossip," says a new ... Read more...

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Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Firewalls can help hackers break into Facebook, Twitter


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Firewall technology designed to boost security can unwittingly reveal data that could help a hacker break into Facebook and Twitter accounts, a new study says. ... Read more...

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Biosensor shows promise for cancer diagnosis


May 16th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have created an ultra-sensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and help doctors tailor personalised medicine specific to biochemistry ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Protein key to African rodents long, robust life


May 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The secret of the East African naked mole rat's long, robust life has been unravelled. The revolting looking animal -- bald and wrinkly with worm-like tails ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Mammals running speed determines eye size


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Maximum running speed practically determines mammalian eye size other than body size, says a new study.Species with larger eyes usually have higher visual acuity, says Chris Kirk, ... Read more...

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Atheists, agnostics kinder than religious people


May 1st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When it comes to kindness or helping a stranger, atheists and agnostics fare much better than their highly religious counterparts. The findings challenge a widespread assumption ... Read more...

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Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study


April 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant ... Read more...

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Oil palm on peatlands trigger greenhouse gas: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The oil palm plantations on Borneo island, a part of which falls in Indonesia, would become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 if ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Analytical thinking can erode religious belief: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Analytical thinking can erode religious belief, even in devout believers, says a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, who assessed participants' belief ... Read more...

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Family dinners help kids stave off obesity


April 24th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Eating together as a family induces kids to eat more fruits and vegetables and helps them stave off obesity, according to researchers at Rutgers State University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cooperation, teamwork fathered intelligence, bigger brains


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin constructed computer models of ... Read more...

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Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... Read more...

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Mexican arrested for murder in Tamil Nadu


April 18th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) A Mexican citizen was arrested Tuesday for allegedly murdering his former live-in partner over custody of their daughter, officials said.Police had last week earlier registered a ... Read more...

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Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study. Research led by Monash University in ... Read more...

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Free applications drain smartphones of energy


April 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Beware of seemingly harmless free applications (apps) -- they could be draining your smartphone of 75 percent of its energy, just tracking your location and ... Read more...

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Internet fosters pro-democratic attitudes


April 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The net may have spurred democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but a new study suggests the it is most likely to play a role only ... Read more...

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