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Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon


September 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a ... Read more...

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Dependency on marijuana damages intelligence, shows study


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Dependency on marijuana before 18 years of age may cause lasting damage to the addict's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research.A long-range study ... Read more...

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Video gamers no better at multi-tasking


June 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Video gamers are whiz kids while playing - performing complicated tasks at top speed to eliminate the enemy in order to gain points. But are they ... Read more...

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American obese population to rise


May 8th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Almost 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030.If that happens, the US healthcare system could be burdened with 32 million more obese people within ... Read more...

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Social ranking can influence genetic functions


April 10th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a ... Read more...

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New software can trap lying CEOs


February 5th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Using a new technique, Layered Voice Analysis, can decipher whether CEOs are lying or not, a study reveals. Duke University and University of Illinois researchers turned ... Read more...

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Love hormone also fosters kindness among monkeys


January 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) 'Love hormone' Oxytocin that helps the mother-baby bond also fosters kindness among irritable monkeys. Administering the hormone nasally, a Duke University research team has shown that ... Read more...

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Brain part failure promotes dehumanising behaviour


December 19th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A brain part tied to social interaction might prompt a person to commit horrific atrocities, especially if it becomes dysfunctional. This flaw also may help explain ... Read more...

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Why do people justify inept, corrupt systems?


December 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Why do we resist change even when the system is blatantly corrupt or unjust? A new study calls it 'system justification,' the conditions under which we ... Read more...

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Bigger, scarier spiders always get the girl


December 13th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Size does matter in scaring away rivals and getting the girl -- especially if you are redheaded with eight bulging eyes.The bigger a male jumping spider's ... Read more...

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Can caring mothers prevent drug use?


December 10th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) While mothers' crucial role in their children's upbringing is well known, an attentive, nurturing mother can be the key in helping her children resist temptations of ... Read more...

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Caring mom can keep kids away from drugs


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) A caring mother could insulate her children from drug addiction later in life.Researchers from Australia's University of Adelaide and Duke University in the US showed for ... Read more...

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People rebel when they feel there’s a way out


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) People stuck with a rule are more likely to tolerate it than people who think the rule isn't definite. And this could explain many things, from ... Read more...

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Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Stress can turn your hair grey, say scientists.They have found how stress hormone adrenaline causes damage that could lead to a variety of conditions - such ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that stress could cause the hair to turn grey. The researchers admitted that the research is still in the early stages. ... Read more...

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Separated 40 years ago, united on live TV


August 19th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 19 (IANS) Abandoned when he was four in Assam, reduced to begging on the streets of Nepal's capital Kathmandu and now a computer engineer in the US ... Read more...

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Problem solving lizards as clever as mammals


July 13th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Lizards can be every bit as clever as mammals and birds. They could learn how to solve novel problems, challenging the widely-held view that reptiles have ... Read more...

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Mani Kaul passes away


July 6th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Kaul, a believer in "new and bold cinema", passed away here following prolonged illness. He was 66.A Film and Television Institute of India ... Read more...

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Brain tells you whether to stay or go while foraging


June 7th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source it is working on is no richer than the rest of the ... Read more...

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New wireless materials could make power cables obsolete


May 24th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Electrical engineers are hopeful that amazing man-made materials should be able to transmit power to laptops and cell phones, even cars and elevators, wirelessly.Stated simply, fabrication ... Read more...

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Amit Mitra steps down as FICCI secretary general


May 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Having won a seat in the West Bengal assembly in the recently concluded state elections, FICCI's secretary general for 15 years Amit Mitra has ... Read more...

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Men who will matter in Mamata’s Bengal


May 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress set to form the government in West Bengal after sweeping the assembly polls, here is a look at the men who ... Read more...

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Didn’t contest to be minister: Amit Mitra


May 13th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Victorious Trinamool Congress candidate and FICCI secretary general Amit Mitra Friday said he joined politics to be part of the "historic change" in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Amit Mitra: Industry lobbyist to Bengal finance minister?


May 13th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) He has rubbed shoulders with the top honchos of India Inc for 17 years. But high-profile industry lobbyist Amit Mitra seemed set for a ... Read more...

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Study reveals that weight loss surgery may reverse diabetes


April 29th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Columbia, April 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that the way that weight is lost is crucial to the fight against diabetes. To determine the kind of relationship between how ... Read more...

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New opportunities lure Indians, Chinese back home


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Thanks to economic opportunities back home and a deeply flawed US immigration system, skilled immigrants from India and China are now leaving the US in droves, ... Read more...

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Piece-by-piece info about cancer therapy options yield larger benefits


April 21st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has found that women who choose among different breast cancer treatment options make smarter choices when getting the information and making decisions in small doses ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Amit Mitra, wife worth Rs.7 crore


April 7th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 7 (IANS) Former secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Trinamool Congress candidate Amit Mitra owns assets worth over Rs.7 crore ... Read more...

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Indian American Geeta Pasi is new US envoy to Djibouti (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named Indian American Geeta Pasi, a career foreign service official who once served in New Delhi, as US ambassador to ... Read more...

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Geeta Pasi is new US envoy to Djibouti


April 6th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Yet another Indian American has become President Barack Obama's preferred choice for a government posting. Obama named Geeta Pasi, a career senior foreign service official, ... Read more...

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Here’s what makes wealthy people unhappy


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A survey on the miseries that wealthy people go through has found that most are worried about appearing ungrateful, rearing bratty children and failing to meet expectations.The survey ... Read more...

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Scientists successful in creating autism like traits in mice


March 22nd, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have successfully created autism-like traits in mice. The scientists managed to achieve the feat after mutating just a single gene.The research was undertaken by researchers ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

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Losing a night’s sleep ‘can turn you into a reckless gambler’


March 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that losing even a night's sleep can turn a gambler reckless.Scott Huettel at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, showed that a single ... Read more...

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New laser-based tool ‘detects signs of skin cancer’


February 24th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): High-resolution images from a laser-based tool could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to researchers at Duke University.The tool probes skin cells ... Read more...

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