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Saudi Arabia shuts down lingerie shops with male staff


September 17th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has ordered closure of around 100 lingerie shops in Riyadh for violating new regulations that ban men from working as sales staff, the Daily ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed with eye test


August 25th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Now Alzheimer's can be diagnosed with a simple eye test, according to researchers.Trevor Crawford, psychologist from the Centre for Ageing Research, Lancaster University, said: "The diagnosis ... Read more...

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US astronomer receives top prize in China


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) A US astronomer received a top honour in China Tuesday for his team's measurements of cosmic microwaves, which may prove invaluable in researching the Big Bang.Charles ... Read more...

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Victoria uses own measurements for designs


March 30th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham admits she often uses her own measurements when draping fabric for her outfits because she finds her figure ... Read more...

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Creating a global cookstove alliance - beyond headlines: Hillary Clinton


February 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) An India-US project to help create a market for cleaner-burning cookstoves in developing countries is having a "tremendous payoff" beyond the headlines, according to Secretary of ... Read more...

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Barbie dolls inspired by Kardashian sisters


January 6th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Kardashian sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have teamed up with the ultimate glamour girl, Barbie, to launch their own range of the legendary dolls.According ... Read more...

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Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian to inspire Barbie dolls


January 5th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Kardshians may not be going anywhere soon, at least that is what a new report suggests. US Weekly reports that the Kardashian sisters may ... Read more...

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Hot season triggers 100 bn tonnes Greenland ice loss


December 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) According to a latest finding, an unusually hot melting season in 2010 triggered ice loss of 100 billion tonsin southern Greenland.Large portions of the island's bedrock ... Read more...

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Jackman’s weight-loss secret


November 30th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman's musical Broadway show is helping him shed a few pounds every night.The "X-Men" star is currently starring in his own musical, "Back ... Read more...

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11 Haryana power officials suspended for contractor nexus


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Exposing the nexus between its officers and contractors in award of contracts, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) Wednesday placed 11 officers, including senior engineers, ... Read more...

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612 million Indians ‘multi-dimentionally poor’


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) At 612 million, or more than half its population, India has the world's largest number of "multi-dimentionally poor", the UN Global Human Development report released ... Read more...

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Laser ensures food is fresh


October 21st, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Bread, fruit juice and many other foods are packaged in protective gas which extends their shelf life. But there is currently no good method to check ... Read more...

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Speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Geneva, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are scratching their heads after an experiment apparently disproved Einstein’s theory of special relativity. The theory which is one of the fundamental in the world of ... Read more...

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Solar panels keep buildings cool, keep AC costs down


July 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Solar panels on your rooftop aren't just providing clean, inexpensive power, they are doing more - cooling your house and keeping expenses down on air conditioning. ... Read more...

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British women mostly have rectangular shape


May 29th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) There are now five times as many rectangular-shaped women as those with the classic Marilyn Monroe hourglass, research suggests.Despite this, many of the fashions sold ... Read more...

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Beware, liposucked fat can be back elsewhere


May 4th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Liposuction if fraught with unwanted consequences that can turn other parts of a patient's body fatter. Even as the fat will not return to the areas ... Read more...

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Fat removed by liposuction shows up after a year!


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the fat removed by liposuction returns and gets "redistributed upstairs" - around the shoulders, arms and upper abdomen after a year.Rudolph Leibel, ... Read more...

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Economic growth ‘not linked to reduction in child undernutrition in India’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that economic growth in India has no automatic connection to reducing undernutrition in Indian children.Researchers at the Schools of Public Health at University ... Read more...

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Can online peer support groups benefit people with mental illness?


February 24th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Previous research has shown that people with mental illnesses prefer online peer support groups over face-to-face support groups.However, research on its clinical effectiveness is limited, and findings are ... Read more...

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Now, easy to wear, more accurate watch-like device to measure BP


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): The way patients' blood pressure is measured is set to improve thanks to a new blood pressure measurement device.The new approach, invented by scientists at the University of ... Read more...

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Air laser to sniff out bombs, pollutants from a distance


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that may allow soldiers to sniff out hidden bombs from a distance."We are able to send a laser pulse out ... Read more...

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New study applies existing theory to predict floods


January 29th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study shows how Shannon's Information Theory can also be applied to studying high water and flooding.Information theory, first devised in 1948 by Claude Shannon, sees information ... Read more...

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Atmosphere still has self-cleansing capacity


January 11th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) There's cheering news on the environmental front -- the atmosphere still has its self-cleansing capacity.Some studies had suggested that such self-cleansing power is fragile and sensitive to environmental ... Read more...

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Lightening could help monitor volcanic ash cloud


December 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lightening could be a new way of monitoring volcanic ash cloud, such as in the case of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull.UK Met ... Read more...

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Solar wind contains more oxygen than previously believed


December 4th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): The solar oxygen abundance may be slightly higher than other recent studies have found, say researchers.Oxygen is abundant in the Sun, yet the solar oxygen abundance has not ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss 4: Why Was Sara Khan Upset With Her Bridal Dress?


November 11th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Bigg Boss house has become a completely transformed place these days with the wedding of Sara Khan and Ali Merchant taking center stage amidst all the mayhem surrounding ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘more likely to be impulsive, indecisive’


October 29th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who smoke are more likely to be impulsive and indecisive than those who have never smoked in their life.Researchers of the ... Read more...

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Monitoring Tweets can predict stock market behaviour


October 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) The reigning mood among Twitter users can predict the rise and fall of the stock market nearly a week in advance. Johan Bollen, associate professor of informatics at ... Read more...

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Indian CWG organizers tricked by using model tower to show readiness: Currie


September 24th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 24 (ANI): New Zealand chef de mission Dave Currie has blamed the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth organizers for using a model tower to suggest that everything was fine with the accommodation ... Read more...

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Hrithik Roshan In London For His Madame Tussauds Statue


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Superstar Hrithik Roshan is the latest entry from Bollywood to Madame Tussauds statue and now the actor has left for London with his wife to give ... Read more...

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You are likely to pay more for goods you can touch


September 13th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Disagreeing with popular predictions that online shopping would soon take over shopping in stores and malls, researchers have suggested that people are almost 50 percent more likely to ... Read more...

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Scientists to make joint replacement devices that would last a lifetime


August 10th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Total knee and hip joint replacement devices that may last a lifetime are not a dream anymore, thanks to the recent breakthroughs by the scientists.Physicist Yogesh Vohrao and ... Read more...

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Russell Brand wants to stand next to Helen Mirren in Madame Tussauds


August 4th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Russell Brand has expressed his desire to be placed next to Helen Mirren's wax statue at Madame Tussauds.Brand gave staff at Madame Tussauds an eyeful when they measured ... Read more...

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Changes in sun’s conveyor belt could be behind prolonged solar cycle


August 4th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Changes in the Sun's conveyor belt could have caused the prolonged solar cycle 23, which ended recently.The Sun goes through cycles lasting approximately 11 years that include phases ... Read more...

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Met Office says global warming evidence is ‘unmistakable’


July 29th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): For the first time, a report has brought together ten different ways of measuring changes in the climate, and added that there unmistakable evidence of the world getting ... Read more...

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