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Verghese Kurien: the architect of India’s White Revolution (Obituary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) He made the ordinary, neighbourhood 'doodhwala' (milkman) a key player in the country's struggle for economic development and progress at the grassroot level.Verghese Kurien, the ... Read more...

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Harmless bug makes you suicidal


August 19th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A seemingly harmless bug may be priming suicide bids by causing subtle changes in the brain.New research adds to the growing work linking an infection caused ... Read more...

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US Fulbright-mtvU fellow to study LGBT music in India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Jeffrey Roy, a University of California, Los Angeles, student has won a State Department Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship to study music of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ... 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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Study explores parents ‘negative touch’


August 5th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Parents use 'strong arm' methods to control their children in public, much more than what they say in surveys or demonstrate in lab experiments, according to ... Read more...

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New strain of killer E. coli decoded


July 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, which killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800, tracing it to a particularly virulent ... Read more...

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Arrogant bosses equated with poor performance


July 26th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Arrogant bosses are typically poor performers who can drain the bottom line by slighting subordinates to mask their own insecurities and creating organisational dysfunction.A new measure ... Read more...

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Applying new rules mentally taxing


July 17th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) You can teach an old dog or a human new tricks -- provided you are prepared to spare the time and do all the hard work ... Read more...

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Carrots motivate workers, not sticks: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Workers seem to respond positively to the promise of reward or carrots, than they do to the threat of punishment or sticks, finds a new study. ... Read more...

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Anxious girls’ brains work harder


June 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys, a discovery that could spur the identification and treatment ... Read more...

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Mothers’ eating habits influence kids’ taste buds


May 31st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Mothers fond of drinking or having junk food must watch out, as their children keep on monitoring such habits and can go on to adopt them ... Read more...

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Controlling deadly tsetse fly with satellite imagery


May 9th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Scientists are relying on satellite imagery to control the deadly tsetse fly, an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes ... Read more...

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Prebiotic helps lower colon cancer risk: study


May 4th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) A prebiotic has shown promise in helping the body's own natural killer cells fight bacterial infection and lower colon cancer risk, a study says. Prebiotics are ... Read more...

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One out of 30 babies born in US is a twin


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Women conceiving at older ages, thanks to the availability of fertility treatments, has spurred the birth of twins.In 2009, one in every 30 babies born in ... Read more...

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Software combo that turns computers impregnable


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A triple combo of protective software on your computer foolproofs it against identity or password theft, snooping and malware installation, according to a criminology study.Computer users ... Read more...

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Turmeric compound shows promise in Parkinson’s


March 21st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound present in popular Indian spice turmeric, is showing promise in preventing the clumping of proteins that cause Parkinson's disease.A team led by Basir ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet tied to bowel disease deaths


March 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A low-calorie diet may actually erode the immune system's ability to respond to infection, a new study has revealed.Mice with bowel disease put on a calorie-restricted ... Read more...

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Exposure to paint remover chemical kills workmen


February 24th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Exposure to a highly volatile, colourless and toxic chemical, present in paint stripping products, turned fatal for 13 labourers working on bathtubs in the US, according ... Read more...

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Self-improvement promotes teamwork, social skills


February 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Winning may have its uses, but playing in an environment that values self-improvement encourages teamwork and initiative, social skills and a sense of identity, a ... Read more...

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Divorce detrimental to health of younger lot


January 31st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Divorce at a younger age is more detrimental to one's health than later in life as older people can cope better with the ensuing disruption and ... Read more...

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Scientists crack ancient bone disease


January 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Traces of a bone infection known as brucellosis were found in ancient skeletal remains, according to a genetic study.Characterised by chronic respiratory illness and fever, brucellosis ... Read more...

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Backpacks key to unmasking suicide bombers’ identity


December 9th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Catching suicide bombers might become easier by testing the containers rather than the bombs hidden in them, thanks to a new technique.Currently, law enforcement labs tend ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug reduces cancer risk


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) A low-cost diabetes drug seems to beat the growth of breast cancer, especially by preventing a number of natural and man-made chemicals that promote it.James Trosko ... Read more...

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Some body parts more sensitive to ecological change


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Some parts of the body are more sensitive to environmental change than others, which may lead to better ways of treating a variety of diseases, including ... Read more...

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Video games spur creativity among kids


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Despite the bad press, playing video games may actually spur creativity among boys and girls, independently of their violent or non-violent nature.A study of nearly 500, ... Read more...

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Focus on team to perform better


October 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Individuals perform better and are more confident when they focus more on the team they belong to rather than on themselves, new research says.Simply changing "I" ... Read more...

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What is the key to achieving greatness?


October 6th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) What makes one great? Is it intelligence alone or does it also include sustained practice?Working memory capacity - closely related to general intelligence - may sometimes ... Read more...

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Fixed belief hampers learning from mistakes


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) People who think they can't get any smarter never try to learn from their mistakes.Conversely, people who think intelligence is an evolving process, say: "If I ... Read more...

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Sleep bolsters unconscious learning, memory


September 28th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) People may be learning while asleep -- an unconscious form of memory still not well understood."Simply improving your sleep could potentially improve your performance in the ... Read more...

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New laser can detect roadside bombs


September 18th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Lasers may pick out roadside bombs and help in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often used by terrorists, new research says.Marcos Dantus, chemistry professor at ... Read more...

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Nagging parents drive kids into playing videogames


September 8th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Well, if your kids play a lot of videogames, chances are that they do it because you nag them, says a research.Nagging parents seem to drive ... Read more...

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Bugs generate power while cleaning nuclear waste


September 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a class of bugs can deliver double benefit -- generate power while cleaning up nuclear waste and other toxic metals. "Geobacter ... Read more...

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Indian American named to top job in Maryland


August 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A leading Indian American entrepreneur, Rajan Natarajan has been named deputy secretary of state for policy and external affairs in Maryland state.Natarajan, 51, was appointed to ... Read more...

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Why some scents drive females into frenzy?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) TV commercials feature a young man set upon by a bunch of frenzied, good looking girls, overpowered by the heady fragrance that he has sprayed himself ... Read more...

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Peer pressure drives juvenile cybercrimes


June 24th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Peer pressure and low self-control seem to be driving juvenile cybercrimes that include computer hacking and online bullying.Thomas Holt, criminologist and assistant professor at the Michigan ... Read more...

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