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James Franco sued by former teacher


September 6th, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Actor James Franco has been hit with a lawsuit by his former university lecturer in an ongoing legal dispute.Jose Angel Santana took court action last year ... Read more...

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Antibiotics can induce obesity in children


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposing very young infants to antibiotics may cause them to bloat up in childhood, says a new research based on 11,532 children.Researchers from the New York ... Read more...

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Giving babies antibiotics could make them obese later


August 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Babies given antibiotics before they were six months were more likely to be overweight by the age of three, a British study has found.A study of ... Read more...

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Indian American academic to head US institute


August 17th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Leading New York university The New School has named Indian American academic Sanjay Reddy as one of the two directors of the India China Institute ... Read more...

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Largest 3D map of universe unveiled


August 9th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled the largest ever 3D map of the sky, encompassing massive galaxies and distant black holes, based on Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III).The ... Read more...

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Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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New approach to minimise skin scarring


July 9th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 9 (IANS) Ugly scars whether from surgery or battle wounds can affect both body and mind. New research offers a strategy to smooth out scarring."Scars can be ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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Omi Vaidya to direct psychological thriller


June 8th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 8 (IANS) Actor Omi Vaidya, popularly known as Chatur of "3 Idiots", is set to wield the megaphone for a psychological thriller and says he may act in ... Read more...

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‘Cinema all about human experiences’ (With Images)


May 25th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Ridhima Sud was trained under Lary Moss, who also mentored Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, and now the model-turned-actress is making her debut with the international ... Read more...

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New York polytechnic honours Sam Pitroda


May 19th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 19 (IANS) Polytechnic Institute of New York University, America's second-oldest private engineering school, has conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering on Sam Pitroda, adviser ... Read more...

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Let Chen go to US, say Chinese experts


May 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Bling Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is most likely to lose his influence once he leaves for the US, a Chinese expert said in remarks published Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Parents’ poor math linked to medication errors


April 29th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Parents with poor math skills are more likely than others to give wrong doses of medicines to their children, according to a study.It says the parents ... Read more...

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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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First robotic fish tested


April 12th, 2012 - 7:55 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 12 (IANS) The world's first robotic fish has successfully debuted among real fish, paving the way for better understanding of animal behaviour, an expert said.The robot, capable of ... Read more...

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First Sino-US joint university to start


March 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-US joint higher education institute, will start to admit undergraduate students next year.The first 300 undergraduates will study at East ... Read more...

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‘Women more assertive, men more macho in Bollywood now’


March 28th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years - the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema ... Read more...

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Climate change will also worsen respiratory diseases


March 15th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Global climate change magnifies the effects of pollution and will worsen the incidence of asthma, allergies, infections and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, says a study."Since my research ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gut bug link to type 2 diabetes


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) H. pylori, a gut bug, may be linked to type 2 diabetes, the commonest form of this condition, particularly in obese individuals, a study reveals. H. ... Read more...

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Designing ‘robofish’ to steer fish away from oil spills


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Inspired by nature, researchers have perfected a 'robofish' which is capable of leading a school of real fishes and, if need be, steer them away from ... Read more...

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People wide off the mark in decisions involving risks


February 14th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Even when we know the likelihood of certain outcomes based on our own experiences, we still make decisions at odds with the probability of their occurrence.Simply ... Read more...

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Scientists develop MRI for batteries


February 13th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Scientists have now unravelled a tool of medical diagnostics to improve a battery's performance and its safe internal workings, a study reveals.Mobile phones, cameras, iPods require ... Read more...

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‘Simple names win more favour at workplace’


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) The simpler and more pronounceable your name, the more it is likely to win you friends and favour at the workplace, say scientists.In the first study ... Read more...

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Positive parenting helps prevent obesity in kids


February 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Positive parenting during the child's formative years could help prevent obesity among them.Today, one out of five US children is obese. They are five times more ... Read more...

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Flash mob greets Imran at New York University


February 4th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Actor Imran Khan, who is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu", was in for a surprise when he was ... Read more...

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Indian education needs more flexibility: Indian American mathematician


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Shortage of top quality mathematicians in India today could be due to lack of flexibility in the education system, feels prize-winning Indian American mathematician ... Read more...

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Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

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Mozambique selects students to study in India


November 16th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 16 (IANS) The southwest African nation of Mozambique is selecting students to study in India under a scholarship programme recently provided by an Indian university.The scholarships are ... Read more...

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Mothers’ hostility turns toddlers volatile, defiant


October 28th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Mothers' hostility towards toddlers makes them aggressive, defiant and volatile by the time they're in kindergarten, say scientists.A new study by the University of Minnesota suggests ... Read more...

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Three Indian Americans get innovation, research awards from Obama


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Recognising the work of two Indian American inventors and a researcher, President BarackObama has presented them the nation's highest honours in their fields with nine other ... Read more...

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Nobel economics laureates urge fiscal union for Eurozone


October 11th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) Eurozone needs a more centralised fiscal system for the sake of its own survival, according to two US professors awarded this year's Nobel economics prize.If ... Read more...

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Two Americans share Nobel Prize for Economics


October 10th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 10 (IANS) The Nobel Prize for Economcis will be shared by Christopher A. Sims and Thomas J. Sargent of the US "for their empirical research on cause and ... Read more...

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Nobel medicine laureate Steinman dead: Rockefeller University


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The US' Rockefeller University said its Canadian-born cell biologist Ralph Steinman died three days before being awarded the Nobel Prize Monday as the Nobel committee was ... Read more...

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Three Indian American scientists get White House honour


September 28th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Three distinguished Indian Americans, two inventors and a researcher, figure among a dozen top scientists and innovators named by President Barack Obama as recipients ... Read more...

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Pure maple syrup promotes healthy liver


September 14th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Here's good news for those suffering from fatty liver disease - pure maple syrup is likely to boost your liver, new research suggests.Keiko Abe of the ... Read more...

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