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India-US meet to explore mutual business opportunities


May 15th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A 40-member business delegation from India will explore business opportunities in information technology, energy, aerospace and defence, telecommunications and mobile during the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce ... Read more...

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Modern sparrows sing louder to be heard


April 5th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Urban sparrows today have a far more high-pitched song than they did 50 years ago because they want to be heard over noise of the city, ... Read more...

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Sparrows twittering louder to be heard


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Sparrows are twittering louder to be heard above the cacophony of car horns and engine rumbles in a cityscape, says a new study.Just as we raise ... Read more...

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A shared experience moulds Indian and US students


November 18th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) For Singmila Shimrah, a Naga from Ukhrul in Manipur, studying in the US is a "dream come true" and for Sheena Hall, an African-American, her sojourn ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lincoln urged Britain to help set up colony for freed slaves


March 6th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln had told freed slaves that they should found a colony in Latin America, and also urged Britain's help in proving land to these slaves in British ... Read more...

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Lincoln had ’secret talks’ with Britain to set up colony for freed slaves


March 6th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Abraham Lincoln made contact secretly with the British to help found a colony in the then British Honduras, now Belize, for freed slaves, reveals a new book.A new ... Read more...

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Mindfulness mitigates fears of dying


March 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Being mindful, which means being open, receptive and attentive to whatever is unfolding in the present moment, can mitigate the fear of dying, new research shows. George Mason ... Read more...

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Being mindful ‘eases fear of death and dying’


March 1st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A George Mason University study has suggested that being a mindful person not only makes you more tolerant, but it can also neutralize fears of dying and death."Generally, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Climategate’ undermined belief in global warming among TV meteorologists: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that 'Climategate' undermined the belief in global warming, and possibly also trust in climate scientists among TV meteorologists.Climategate' is the unauthorized release of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Be lady-like, not aggressive, to succeed at work


January 20th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Here's a suggestion for women who want to succeed at work - try resisting the temptation to act like men, suggest researchers.Their studies show that women who take ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Want a pay raise? Be assertive!


December 30th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A study has shown that out of people looking for a pay raise, those who pursue it aggressively are the ones who get it.The study found that those ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Transition metal catalysts led to origin of life?


September 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists have proposed that a third type of catalyst, apart from biochemicals-such as amino acids and nucleotides and biological catalysts (proteins or ribozymes), were responsible for origin of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Texting generation not comfortable with boomers’ flare for talking on phone


August 8th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): With the advent of e-mailing, followed by an explosion in texting, has brought a serious decline in minutes people spend talking on the phone, thereby creating new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Express your emotions to make more friends


July 9th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 9 (ANI): Poker-faced people who stay emotionally guarded no matter what situation they face have trouble making friends, say experts.According to The New York Times, psychologists found that students ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Relying too much on e-mail may be bad for business


June 17th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): E-mails and videoconferences might help workers complete tasks more quickly, but they're not necessarily completing them well, according to a new research.Gregory Northcraft, a University of Illinois business ... Read more...

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Did end of smallpox vaccination trigger explosive HIV spread?


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The end of smallpox vaccination in the mid-20th century may have contributed to the rapid spread of HIV, a new study says. Smallpox immunisation was gradually withdrawn from the ... Read more...

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End of smallpox vaccination ‘led to the explosive spread of HIV’


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): The end of smallpox vaccination in the mid-20th century could be responsible for a loss of protection that lead to the rapid contemporary spread of HIV, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study shows some bullies are just the shy type


March 19th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): People who suffer from social anxiety are usually characterized as shy, inhibitive and submissive. However, a new study suggests that there is a subset of socially anxious people ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Diatoms key to evolution of whales


February 19th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that a type of algae called diatoms have been key to the evolution of the diversity of whales.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Magnetic field allows interstellar space to be fluffy


December 30th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): The Voyager probes have discovered that interstellar fluff is more magnetized than previously believed, a factor that seems to allow its very existence.The 'Local Fluff', which is a ... Read more...

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Indian physicists predict new form of waves in ultracold gases


December 18th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): In a joint study, Indian and American physicists have determined that there might exist a new form of a special class of waves called solitons in certain types ... Read more...

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Scientists discover tsunami on the Sun


December 7th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, December 7 (ANI): In what is a surprising discovery, scientists have found tsunami-style towering waves that race across the face of the Sun.According to a report in ABC News, the Solar ... Read more...

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Now, web users can play ‘cosmic slot machine’ to study colliding galaxies


November 24th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): A new website will give everyone the chance to contribute to science by playing a 'cosmic slot machine' and compare images of colliding galaxies with millions of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Newspapers and Internet make people more aware about climate change than TV


October 17th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that watching television has no significant impact on viewers' knowledge about the issue of climate change, compared to other forms of media like ... Read more...

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Saying ‘I’m sorry’ favourably influences jurors’ decisions


August 25th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at George Mason University and Oklahoma State University showed that apologizing for negative outcomes could lead to more favourable verdicts for auditors in ... Read more...

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US envoy designate Roemer meets Foreign Secretary Menon


July 17th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): US envoy designate to India, Timothy Roemer, met Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon at the South Block headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs.Sources described the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

U.S.envoy-designate Roemer arrives in Delhi


July 17th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Timothy J. Roemer, U.S. Ambassador-Designate, arrived here last night following his confirmation by the full Senate last week.Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Timothy Roemer will be new US envoy to India (Lead)


May 28th, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 28 (IANS) President Barack Obama has named a distinguished scholar and former Democratic congressman Timothy Roemer to be his envoy in India in place of Bush administration's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea-Mystery Uncovered


May 27th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
Curtis Melvin, a doctoral candidate at George Mason University in the United States is one of the leading citizen spies in North Korea. Already having visited the country in two group tours, ... Read more...

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Buddhist deity meditation temporarily boosts visuospatial abilities


April 28th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A specific method of meditation may temporarily boost visuospatial abilities, the ability to retain an image in visual memory for a long time, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Gratitude is key to happiness and good life


March 14th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) A feeling of gratefulness is the best way to achieve happiness and good life, according to a slew of new studies. Gratitude, the feeling of thankfulness and joy ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gratitude is key to happiness


March 14th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Dont run here and there in search for good life, for just being grateful to the people around you may fill your life with happiness. Associate Professor, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Otis wants to donate more Gandhi items to India - for the poor


March 7th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 7 (IANS) US collector James Otis has offered to donate a few more of Mahatma Gandhi's belongings to India provided New Delhi agrees to his proposal to substantially ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Last-minute efforts on to stop Gandhi memorabilia auction (Roundup)


March 6th, 2009 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New York/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) With the clock ticking away ahead of an auction in New York of several items used by Mahatma Gandhi, Indian officials held talks with the seller ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats make last-minute bid to stop Gandhi items’ auction


March 5th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 5 (IANS) Hours before several of Mahatma Gandhi's belongings were set to go under the hammer here Thursday, Indian officials were in talks with James Otis, a collector of ... Read more...

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