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Scientists salvage humble bread’s reputation


September 14th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have rubbished decades of bad publicity directed at the humble bread for allegedly causing a host of complaints such as fatigue, stomach ache, bloating and ... Read more...

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Cell phone users hear ‘phantom ringing’


September 12th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide can feel their cell phones buzzing in their pockets, only to be taken for a ride by the phantom ringing. It may ... Read more...

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Sleeping pills don’t work for 40 percent poppers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Sleeping pills seldom worked for 40 percent of the poppers who suffer from insomnia, says a survey of 20,000 people, according to a British study.Some 42 ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blinding amoeba targets contact lens users


September 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A deadly amoeba present in tap water, showers and swimming pools, is targeting contact lens users by chewing through their eyeballs and causing blindness.The bug has ... Read more...

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Mobile phones filthier than toilet seat


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mobile phones are actually filthier than toilet seats because they are never cleaned even after being handled by different people, thus swarming with germs, say researchers.Tests ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Skipper Finds Bottle with Message Nearly a Century Old


August 31st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Andrew Leaper, a Scottish skipper has just found what could be the oldest message in the world right now. Leaper found a message that is 98 years ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Thumbs down to benefits of chocolate, red wine


August 29th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) There is no proof to show that chocolate and red wine protect the heart, even though a study has suggested that they lower cardiac risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New therapy knocks out high BP with radio waves


August 27th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A radical new therapy could knock out high blood pressure by zapping the kidneys with radio waves, a new research demonstrates.The procedure may be available early ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Books are tonic for the brain


August 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Reading is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New implant makes blind mice see, gives hope to blind


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A radical new implant has restored vision to blind mice, offering hope to millions of sightless humans.The mice's vision was good enough to distinguish a baby's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince Harry gets cozy with model Cara Delevingne


July 20th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Harry was among the audience who watched the European premiere of the Batman movie Dark Knight Rises. That though is not the news. He avoided going ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Close encounter with aliens possible this century


July 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) We have been hearing so much about aliens that a close encounter may well be possible this century, says a leading scientist urging governments to be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google’s eye in sky could catch you with pants down


June 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) US tech giants Google and Apple are in the race to come up with aerial maps so detailed and precise that they can practically catch you ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New service gives parents control over kids’ mobile use


May 21st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) A new mobile service will soon give parents control over their children's cellphone use, whom they chat with or text and also allow them to switch ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Knowledge Graph: Google unleashes the Big Boy


May 17th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) After revolutionising the Internet, Google has now unleashed its next-generation technology - 'Knowledge Graph' - which can locate even more relevant information for you than ever ... Read more...

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Schoolbags turning into curse for kids


May 15th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Outsized school bags are turning into a curse for kids, 80 percent of whom carry loads up to a fifth of their body weight, really taxing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Fat turns into flab 3 hours after big meal


May 14th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) An average person can virtually add two to three teaspoons of fat to his or her waistline in a matter of hours after eating. Fat from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

First ever pill to beat HIV under FDA consideration


May 10th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Truvada, the first ever pill to beat HIV -- a breakthrough in the 30-year-old war against AIDS epidemic -- is under active consideration of the US ... Read more...

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Lowly yoghurt could boost male virility too


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Eating probiotic yoghurt calms upset tummies and does more besides - it could boost your virility as well, say scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Kids dehydrate as they hardly drink during breakfast’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds of children are dehydrated because they hardly drink anything during breakfast, a new study says. An analysis of more than 450 children between nine ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oregano can help protect against prostate cancer


April 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Oregano, the common seasoning for pizzas and pastas, could be processed into a drug to protect against prostate cancer with fewer side-effects than existing treatments.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Scientists create a ‘dream’ app


April 10th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have come up with an app to let your create your perfect dream, by playing a 'soundscape' that seeps into the sleeping mind.Users can ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How iPads make eyes itchy and inflamed


April 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Hours of staring at iPads and smartphones have left many young people with dry eyes, which makes them itchy, inflamed and gritty.The mind can 'forget' to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Satnav’ could pave man’s way beyond solar system


March 29th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Satellite navigation (satnav) doesn't work in space, but scientists may have hit upon a new way to overcome this problem, using pulsars to guide spaceships through ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rubbing toothpaste on gums protects against cavities


March 28th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Brushing your teeth twice daily may be sensible advice, but rubbing toothpaste on your gums after lunch also hugely lowers the risk of developing cavities."Rubbing toothpaste ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chemicals in toys, tin cans fuel obesity


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Chemicals that mimic or interfere with the effect of hormones could be fuelling the obesity epidemic, warns a report.The chemicals, found in mobile phone cases and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Topshop mocked for misspelling Shakespeare


March 7th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Huge clothing maker Topshop has been mocked for misspelling “Shakespeare.” The error occurs on a shirt that the company is currently marketing in the United Kingdom. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cheese, milk diet vital for smarter brain


March 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Dairy products such as cheese and milk may be a strict no-no for their alleged links with heart disease and obesity but new research suggests that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New mobile needs no recharging for 15 years


March 6th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Forget about recharging the £60; SpareOne basic mobile phone, running on single AA battery, for the next 15 years, for use as a backup phone.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fasting develops smarter brain, shapelier you


February 20th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all.Fasting has been seen ... Read more...

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Ringtones distract you from remembering, study reveals


February 15th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Keeping your mobile phone in the silent mode could help you remember things more easily because ringtones, especially catchy songs that you like, can be distracting.A ... Read more...

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Digi-pen gives old cheques new life


February 13th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) An electronic cheque revives the traditional system of payment, minus the hassles of processing and transport costs, which vex both banks and retailers no end.Each new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women prefer gold hued skin rather than masculine face


February 12th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Women prefer men with a healthier skin colour, particularly if the hue is more golden, rather than a masculine face. The study used photographs of Caucasian ... Read more...

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Whales distressed by noise of ships’ propellers


February 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) The noise emitted by ships' propellers distresses whales on the high seas and oceans, say marine scientists who have found a link between the two.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Scientists: “Troops could ‘control guns with their minds’”


February 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say weapons could be controlled in the near future with the brain. With the advance in neuroscience, scientists predict that in the not too distant future, ... Read more...

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