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Mouth bugs may double pancreatic cancer risks: Study


September 19th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Oral bugs may double risks of pancreatic cancer, an extremely lethal and difficult condition to detect, one which last year snuffed out Apple icon Steve Jobs ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Education tool that understands child’s needs and abilities


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 16 (IANS) Edualert, a US-based Education Management Company with an avowed aim to revolutionise the education system in India, has just launched a new education tool, Learn 360, ... Read more...

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Arab Spring’s turbulent wake confronts US


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The assassination of the US ambassador to Libya and attacks on US embassies in Egypt and Yemen have stunned Washington, forcing it to urgently ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cambridge loses No.1 spot to MIT


September 11th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Cambridge has slipped from the number one spot in the prestigious world ranking of universities after being overtaken by America's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).MIT is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Harvard conducts case study on Farhan’s Excel Entertainment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The famed Harvard Business School (HBS) has done a case study on Indian film production company Excel Entertainment, the banner behind movies like "Dil ... Read more...

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Kaushik Basu named World Bank chief economist


September 6th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Kaushik Basu, who till recently served as chief economic adviser in the Indian finance ministry, has been appointed as new chief economist and senior vice president ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Half of Harvard Class ‘cheated’ on Exam


August 31st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Administrators of Harvard University have revealed that investigations of 125 students who allegedly cheated in their final exam are underway. The university says that a group of undergraduate students may ... Read more...

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Storing zettabytes of information on a few grams of DNA


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 23 (IANS) Archival storage of the world's ever-increasing volume of information is reaching a point where it will require a breakthrough technology to meet the enormous need.Although flash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaga plans to meet British Prime Minister


August 13th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is reportedly planning to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss her charity plans.The 26-year-old had launched her Born This ... 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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Mindfulness helps women deliver healthier babies


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) First-time pregnant women who heed their own emotional and physical changes, tend to give birth to healthier babies than others who don't, according to a latest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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 |

Prime minister to inaugurate Emerging Kerala summit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012', the flagship global connect programme of the state government to be held at Kochi from Sep ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian-origin economist appointed Trinidad bank governor


July 15th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, July 15 (IANS) Jwala Ramberran, a 45-year-old economist of Indian origin, has been appointed by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as the next governor of the Central Bank ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

First options are considered the best


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) People consistently prefer the options that come first, first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first 'salad' on the menu - first is considered the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mumbai industrialist elected as Harvard Overseer (With image)


May 30th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Top-notch Mumbai industrialist and director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd., Swati Piramal has been elected member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, a company statement said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

The Dalai Lama: A year after devolving political authority


May 28th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 28 (IANS) "He's my boss," the Dalai Lama said last week of Tibetian Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, adding: "Although, when it comes to spiritual affairs, I'm still ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Harvard team crack superbugs’ genetic code


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections. Since 2005, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US senate confirms Obama’s Fed nominees


May 18th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US senate Thursday confirmed two nominees of President Barack Obama to the Federal Reserve board.The senate voted 74-21 to confirm Jerome Powell, an attorney ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Six Indian-Americans win fellowships


April 28th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Six Indian Americans are among 30 immigrants and children of immigrants from 20 countries who have won 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowships ... Read more...

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World Bank calls for more trade within South Asia


April 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) South Asia needs more political will to embrace regional trade cooperation for the benefit of the lagging region, said a senior World Bank official.Isabel Gurrero, ... Read more...

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Kaushik Basu to head Infosys’ science prize jury


April 10th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu will chair the jury for the social sciences prize of IT major Infosys' Science Foundation, replacing Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who ... Read more...

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Evidence confirms CO2 spikes ended ice age


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Harvard scientists are helping show the fullest picture of how global spikes in carbon dioxide (CO2) combined to finish off the last ice age 20,000 to ... Read more...

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Brazil seeks association with US in education, science


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's drive to establish a partnership with the US in the spheres of education, science, technology and innovation will be a key topic of President ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Profiles of candidates for World Bank president


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Intelligence genes may not be tied to sharp brain


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Genes thought to be linked to intelligence may have no bearing on our mental sharpness and identifying its specific genetic roots may still be a long ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Edible bottles could replace plastic waste


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Fancy a bottle that could be as edible and tasty as its contents and get rid of the plastic waste that such products currently generate. Harvard ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian-born Kamal Bawa wins award for sustainability work


February 18th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Kamal Bawa, an Indian-born professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the 2012 winner of the Gunnerus Sustainability Award, the world's first ... Read more...

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Sharks’ remarkable skin boosts swimming


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Swimming comes effortlessly to sharks, thanks to their streamlined shapes and coating of razor sharp tooth-like scales, called denticles. Experiments with the intact shark skins accelerated ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Special ‘Gitanjali’ to mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary


February 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) A special edition of "Gitanjali", the Nobel Prize-winning anthology of Rabindranath Tagore's poems, was Saturday launched by union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as part ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Facebook to become publicly-listed company


January 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Social network Facebook will soon become a publicly-listed company, valued at $75-100 billion, Sky News reported Monday.According to the Financial Times and The Wall Street ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Padma for Singapore ex-minister with Nalanda connect


January 25th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former Singapore foreign minister George Yong-Boon Yeo - named for a Padma Bhushan award Wednesday - is helping set up an international university in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Show tact and compassion: Kashmir police told


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday wrapped up a five-day training programme to learn how to deal with mobs with skill, tact and compassion.The training was ... Read more...

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India low on global homicide, violence scale: Steven Pinker


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, known for his radical theories about the evolution of language and violence in society, has a good word for India: the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gaga to take own foundation to Harvard


January 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga will launch her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard University next month.The 25-year-old set up the youth anti-bullying charity with her mother, ... Read more...

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