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Bruce Willis to star in ‘American Assassin’


September 8th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 8 (IANS) Actor Bruce Willis is in talks to star in Jeffrey Nachmanoff's new film "American Assassin".According to variety.com, Willis is likely to play the role ... Read more...

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Opthamologists bemoan deterioration in the field


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At the National Continuous Medical Education (NCME) programme here Sunday, opthamologists stressed the need to concentrate on general eye problems of patients.Speaking in the National Continuous ... Read more...

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Jalandhar girl’s suicide: Woman police officer suspended


August 31st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) A woman police officer was Friday placed under suspension and a probe was ordered by the Punjab government following a teenage college student's suicide in Jalandhar ... Read more...

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Scientists uncovering origins of singing mice


August 12th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Singing mice have tawny brown fur instead of the common white albino strain; they hail from tropical cloud forests in the mountains of Costa Rica, and ... Read more...

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Scientists design earthworm-like robot


August 10th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers have engineered a soft robot that inches ahead with earthworm-like peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body.The robot, made almost entirely of ... Read more...

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Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

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Laser system can see what’s behind walls


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The erratic behaviour of photons zooming around and bouncing off objects and walls inside a room inspired researchers to combine them with advanced optics to enable ... Read more...

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Mumbai woman killed in US bus accudent


August 4th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 4 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman dentist from Mumbai, who was also a graduate student at the University of Missouri, was the lone passenger killed in a crash of ... Read more...

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Flatworm may help battle eye diseases


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The planarian flatworm, which is able to recreate missing parts of its body, is being studied intensely by researchers who believe the worm could hold the ... Read more...

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Invoking Batman name promotes healthy eating


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Invoking super heroes such as Batman or Superman could help parents get their children to eat healthy, says a study.Just as Popeye inspired a generation to ... Read more...

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Robot can detect tiny mines under ship hulls


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US naval scientists have designed a robot that can navigate through underwater environments and spot mines the size of an iPod attached to a ship's hull ... Read more...

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Japanese creates robotic buttocks that quiver


July 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 6 (IANS) A 24-year-old graduate student from Tokyo University has created the first robot "that can feel fear" - mechanical buttocks that quiver when you spank them or ... Read more...

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Counting to 10 could make you angrier still


July 5th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Never count to 10 when you're feeling angry, it could only make it much worse. Focusing on a situation only makes people angrier, tests show."The worst ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Self-distancing can help you quell anger


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) When someone makes you angry, pretend you're viewing the scene from a distance as an observer rather than as a participant, which would help you dissipate ... Read more...

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Lighting up your innards for incision-less surgery


June 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) If only doctors could operate without ever having to cut through your tissues or even diagnosing cancer, simply by seeing tumours inside with a tool as ... Read more...

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Blogging de-stress new mothers


June 20th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) New mothers who read and write blogs are likely to be less stressed out, as they begin to feel more connected to their extended family ... Read more...

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Why men like ‘dumb-looking’ women


May 24th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Men may not be looking for charm and intelligence when it comes to finding a mate, but rather a woman who looks dumb and sleepy enough ... Read more...

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Starch fibres could make for ‘painless’ bandages


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) A new method of spinning starch into fine strands could help make painless bandages as well as low cost and more eco-friendly toilet paper, napkins and ... Read more...

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Multi-tasking makes you feel good but hits performance


May 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) People multitask not because they are good at it but because it makes them feel good, says a new study, which explains why it is so ... Read more...

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Childhood abuse may cause suicidal thoughts in adulthood


April 25th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Children who suffer physical abuse are likely to harbour suidical thoughts as adults, a new study from the University of Toronto has said.According to the report, ... Read more...

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New compound staves off obesity


April 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A compound present in red wine, grapes and other fruits could potentially stave off obesity by blocking the development of fat cells. Kee-Hong Kim, assistant professor ... Read more...

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Woman offers 10-years free-work for father’s cure


March 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) An indigent daughter of a man in China has offered to work free for 10 years in any company which will support her ailing father's medical ... Read more...

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Tragedies like ‘Titanic’ make people happier


March 28th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Tragedies actually make people happier, at least in the short term, which explains why they are drawn to movies like the "Titanic".Watching a tragedy causes people ... Read more...

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Professor fined $159 for plagiarism


March 27th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A college professor in China's Luoyang city was fined $159 for plagiarizing the work of a former undergraduate student at Beijing Sport University, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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Misplaced motivation could bring on failures


March 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The motivation to change bad habits with self-control might be misplaced as you could be setting yourself up for failure, says a new study."Popular views of ... Read more...

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Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible


March 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Crabs, insects and spiders, hit by the huge 2010 oil spill from the rig Deepwater Horizon, surprisingly recovered within a year if their host plants remained ... Read more...

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Severe memory loss linked to fatal strokes


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) People who died after a stroke had severe memory loss in the years before stroke, compared to people who survived the stroke or people who didn't ... Read more...

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Soil bugs quit sea for land later than speculated


January 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Soil bacteria azospirillum quit the sea for land much later than speculated by scientists. Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor of microbiology at Oak Ridge National Lab's ... Read more...

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Brain re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... Read more...

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Deaf quicker at catching body language


January 13th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Deaf people who rely on sign language are quicker at catching on to body language than people with normal hearing, reveals a study. The latest study ... Read more...

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Organic polymer protects burnt forest soil


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 23 (IANS) Wildfires destroy forests and hasten erosion of the burnt soil which slows efforts toward its natural regeneration, but hope is at hand in the form ... 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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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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Nasal spray could make you more outgoing


December 11th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Shy or introverted people who wish to hold their own in any social do could find their answers in a nasal spray. An intra-nasal form of ... Read more...

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Mexico breaks record for most telescopes pointed at moon


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican hobbyists and astronomers broke their own Guinness record by using a total of 2,753 telescopes all around the country to simultaneously observe the moon, ... Read more...

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