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London varsity to ban alcohol


April 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A university in London plans to ban alcohol from parts of its campus to attract more Muslim students.The London Metropolitan University was considering the ban on ... Read more...

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Fear of colour? Here’s how to cure it


April 8th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Remember Rizwan Khan of "My Name Is Khan"? Just like he panicked when he saw the colour yellow, there are people who suffer from chromatophobia ... Read more...

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Russia to fulfill arms obligations to Syria


February 10th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 9 (IANS) Russia said Thursday that it would continue to implement all of its obligations concerning arms supplies to Damascus and rejected setting up a "group of friends" ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes binding pact with EU


February 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday urged the Indian government not to conclude any binding agreement with the Europen Union before discussing them with Indian stakeholders.The government should ... Read more...

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Friends mitigate effect of bad experiences


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) Having supportive friends can mitigate the effects of bad experiences and confer psychological benefits. "Having a best friend present during an unpleasant event has an immediate ... Read more...

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Stressed? better be with your best friend


September 25th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Spending time with your closest buddy during difficult times can be quite helpful, as a study conducted on children has found being in such company ... Read more...

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Knowing the duration of a bad event makes it worse


May 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Knowing how long an unpleasant experience will last only makes it worse, researchers say.People assume that knowing the duration of a pleasant event will "kill the ... Read more...

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Star-shaped brain cells ‘essential for making long-term memories’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Experts have found that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, which were earlier considered little more than structures to fill the gaps between all-important neurons, have a function that's ... Read more...

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Ex-RAW official, who disrobed in court, suffering from paranoia


February 28th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A former employee of India's spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), who created a stir in the Delhi High Court last month when she partially stripped ... Read more...

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Violent video games do not desensitize players: Study


February 20th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Previous research has suggested that playing violent video games cause people to exhibit more aggressive behavior, or become less emotionally responsive to violent images.However, a new study has ... Read more...

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Being pessimistic may lower painkiller’s effectiveness: Study


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A patient's attitude may affect how well his/ her pain medication works, according to a new study.It found that being optimistic might boost their effectiveness in blocking ... Read more...

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People who believe in justice see meaning in victim’s life after tragedy


December 15th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study has found that people who believe in justice in the world also believe that a tragedy gives the victim's life more meaning.Seeing bad things happen ... Read more...

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Facebook ‘frenemies’ most likely to hurt kids as young as 8


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 3 (ANI): Children as young as eight are more likely to fall prey to cyber bullies and online predators, as they are flouting Facebook website age restrictions, police and ... Read more...

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SeaWorld’s Orca show canceled due to trainer’s death


February 26th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Orlando, Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The SeaWorld San Diego’s killer whale show would be canceled for the third consecutive day on Friday, after the death of a trainer who was killed by ... Read more...

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Happy fruit flies look for habitat just like their old homes


December 28th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that adult fruit flies, which were happy in their youth, tend to choose a habitat similar to ones they were born in.The study ... Read more...

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Attacks on Indian students not racism: Australian Senate report


November 27th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, Nov 27 (IANS) An Australian Senate Committee formed to investigate a series of violent attacks on Indian students this year has ruled out racism as the prime motive -- ... Read more...

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Happy flies look for habitat just like their old homes


October 21st, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Adult fruit flies, which were happy in their youth, tend to choose a habitat similar to ones they were born in, according to new study.Led by Judy ... Read more...

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Moms with postpartum depression ‘likely to contemplate suicide’


September 4th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Mothers suffering from postpartum depression are likely to contemplate suicide, according to a new study.For these women contemplating taking their own lives, the mother-infant relationship and development was ... Read more...

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Sexual harassment prevents female bonding, says study


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Sexual harassment prevents female bonding among fish, says a study. The findings are important as they could be relevant to other species as well. The study by ... Read more...

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Sexual harassment from males ‘damages relationships between females’


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Sexual harassment from males can damage relationships between females, says a new study.Led by the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter, the study ... Read more...

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Gamblers seek help only when it comes to the crunch


October 8th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) Gamblers are motivated to seek help only in a crisis involving financial loss or hardship, often accompanied by psychological distress, according to a two-year research project. The study, ... Read more...

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Referees inured to abuses from players, spectators


September 18th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Players hurling expletives at referees during World Cup soccer matches are a fairly common sight, but TV watchers might wonder how clubs manage to engage these whistle blowers ... Read more...

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How the nose sniffs out danger


March 28th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 28 (IANS) The human nose encounters hundreds of thousands of scents daily. Many of them are identical, so how do we learn to tell critical ones apart? A single ... Read more...

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Emotion makes the human nose sniff out danger


March 28th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Your nose is a quick learner when it comes to the thousands of scents it encounters in its daily travels. Now, researchers have found that emotion plays ... Read more...

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