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Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

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Music helps children improve listening, learning


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A little music training in childhood can help improve brain functions in adulthood, especially the complex processing of sound involving listening and learning."Based on what we ... Read more...

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Leaner diabetics have higher death rate


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Leaner or normal weight adult diabetics have a higher death rate than their overweight or obese counterparts with the same disease, says a study.The Northwestern University ... Read more...

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Tween texting subverts grammar, language skills


July 27th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Text messaging offer tweens a short cut to send notes to friends and family, but it could also subvert language and grammar skills, point out researchers.When ... Read more...

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Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

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Gut probe can spot deadly pancreatic cancer


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Physicians can now spot pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest ever, by simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to its junction with ... Read more...

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Australian to graduate at 97!


May 4th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A 97-year-old Australian is set to create another world record by becoming the world's oldest university graduate.Allan Stewart, from Tea Gardens on the New South Wales ... Read more...

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Materialistic people ridden with anxiety


April 10th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) People who place high value on wealth and status are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than others, says a new study."We found that irrespective ... Read more...

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Cell phone - the new tool for data collection


March 18th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Researchers can garner vast amounts of information bearing on pollution, epidemics, transportation, from cameras, audio recorders and other applications built into cell phones, cheaply and efficiently. ... Read more...

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Why are repeat experiences better?


February 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) People re-read books, watch movies twice or thrice or visit places again, because repeating experiences re-ignite their emotions."Even though people are already familiar with the stories ... Read more...

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Infant brains are primed with ‘intuitive physics’


January 25th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The brains of infants come primed with "intuitive physics," inspite of their seeming helplessness and rounds of eating, crying and sleeping."We believe that infants are born ... Read more...

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Zooey Deschanel was bullied at school


January 20th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Zooey Deschanel admits she was bullied throughout her school days and she cried every day."Girls spit in my face. People were so mean to ... Read more...

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Cellphone batteries to recharge in 15 minutes


November 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists are closer to developing a cellphone battery that will take just 15 minutes to recharge and last more than a week.A team of Northwestern University ... Read more...

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Thinking won’t help you resist temptation


October 27th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Temptation comes in many guises -- for a dieter, it's a sweet treat; for an alcoholic, a drink; for a married man, an attractive woman.How to ... Read more...

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Brain sniffs out smells before the nose


October 9th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) In the seconds before you "stop and smell the roses", your brain is possibly preparing your olfactory system for that familiar floral smell.New research from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Context helps interpret facial emotions accurately


October 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A close up shows Serena Williams' eyes tensely shut; her mouth wide open, teeth bared and her face livid.Now zoom out: The tennis star is ... Read more...

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‘Bouncer’ protein halts rheumatoid arthritis


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis patients become hyperactive and attack their joints and bones. It is because these cells lose ... Read more...

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Why do people salivate at objects of desire?


September 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?"One possibility is... that all objects of desire, whether ... Read more...

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New material can sniff out hard-to-detect N-weapons


September 13th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed new materials which could help handheld devices sniff out hard-to-detect nuclear weapons and materials -- even portable nuclear bombs."The terrorist attacks of 9/11 ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist designs nanosized batteries


July 31st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A team led by an Indian origin scientist has packaged lithium ion batteries, which power mobiles and smartphones, into a single nanowire. The breakthrough could be ... Read more...

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Sunny outlook helps teens grow up healthier


July 19th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Teenagers who retain a sunny outlook during these years seem to grow into better health as adults, not facing the likelihood of engaging in negative behaviour ... Read more...

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Stereotypes still trip women’s chances to lead


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Many women believe that stereotypes trip their chances when it comes to playing leadership roles, says a study. But a new meta-analysis (integration of a large ... Read more...

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Power, alcohol, anonymity make you drop guard


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Power can either lead to great acts of altruism, or corruptive, unethical behaviour. Being intoxicated can lead to a first date, or a bar brawl. And ... Read more...

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Terahertz invisibility cloak created


April 28th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new kind of cloaking material that can render objects invisible in the terahertz range has been created by researchers at Northwestern University.Though this design can't translate into ... Read more...

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A bionic leg which responds to muscular signals


April 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) As Hailey Daniswicz flexes her thigh muscles, electrodes attached to her send messages to a computer avatar to flex its knee and ankle -- parts of ... Read more...

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Learning and memory depends upon the way one looks at ‘intelligence’.


April 16th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): "If it was easy to learn, it will be easy to remember," too simple to be true?A new research has suggested that there is a subjective angle ... Read more...

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New test accurately detects aggressive prostate cancer


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new PSA test to screen for prostate cancer more accurately identified men with prostate cancer -- particularly the aggressive form of the disease -- and substantially reduced ... Read more...

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How natural disasters, political unrest affect Internet usage


April 5th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A study on natural disasters and political unrest has provided unique insight into the effects they have on the Internet.Researchers at Northwestern University analysed data from the recent ... Read more...

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Common freshwater algae holds promise for nuclear clean-up


March 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): At a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, California, scientists said that common freshwater algae might hold a key to cleaning up after disasters such as ... Read more...

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Thinking about choices makes people less sympathetic to others


March 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that thinking about choices could make people less sympathetic to others and less likely to support policies that help people.In the United States, ... Read more...

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Women engaging in ‘fat talk’ face increased discontent with their bodies


March 30th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that college women who engage in 'fat talk' (speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face greater dissatisfaction with their ... Read more...

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Women more likely to have ‘romantic regrets’


March 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Women are more than twice as likely as men to have regrets about their romantic life. when it comes to admitting regrets, romance happens to be ... Read more...

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Male foetuses more vulnerable to alcohol


March 24th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The effect of alcohol on the foetus of two women may not be the same. One woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy may deliver a child ... Read more...

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Women ‘more than twice as likely as men to have romantic regrets’


March 24th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A new research has revealed that women are more than twice as likely as men to have regrets about their romantic life.Neal Roese, professor of marketing at Northwestern ... Read more...

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Fibre-rich diet reduces heart risk


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Consuming food items rich in fibre, like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, especially as a young adult, is likely to confer a lifetime of protection ... Read more...

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