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Gas leak in Mathura, hundreds evacuated


August 8th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) Five people were taken ill and hundreds evacuated Wednesday morning following leakage of ammonia gas from an ice manufacturing factory in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, police ... Read more...

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Rural development ministry offers to fund bio-toilets for railway coaches


July 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday offered to equip all new railways coaches with bio-toilets built by Defence Research and Development Organisation and share half ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese hides father’s corpse to collect pension


July 24th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese man hid his father's death for half a year so that he could claim his pension.Li, whose father died in January due to cardiovascular ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak. ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak.Halfway through ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rajya Sabha adjourned after suspected gas leak


May 10th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned briefly Thursday after members smelt gas and suspected a leak.Members suspected that the smell may be due to a gas ... Read more...

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‘Smelly food’ can keep you off unwanted pounds


March 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Smelly food can keep you off unwanted pounds as stronger smells led to smaller bite sizes and less consumption, says a new study.Smaller bite sizes are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ants can smell out rivals


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Weaver ants share a collective memory of odour of ants in rival nests, similar to how sports fans know one another instantly by their unique colours, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jeans worn for months won’t smell bad!


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Wearing a pair of jeans for months without washing them won't make you smell that bad after all!A team of 30 volunteers in Australia agreed to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

DiCaprio’s pet dog stinks, say friends


December 12th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's friends reportedly avoid travelling on his private jet because "Blood Diamond" star always takes his smelly pet dog along.The actor's beloved ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Motherhood alters brain functions


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces


October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

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Odours can help cut salt in food


August 15th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Certain odours can make the food seem saltier than it is and could help cut down salt consumption which, if not controlled, is a risk ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Three die after consuming cold drink


March 14th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, March 14 (IANS) Three members of a family, including two teenaged girls, died while two others fell ill after they drank aerated drinks in this Uttar Pradesh city Monday. ... Read more...

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Male animals can ’smell’ whether a potential partner is a virgin or not


February 13th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Many males are able to 'smell' whether a potential female partner is a virgin, and if not, how many times she has mated, according to a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep best time to strengthen memories: Study


January 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): The best way to 'remember' something important is to remember it while you are asleep, suggests a new study.The research, led by Bjorn Rasch of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Your sense of smell could foretell when you’re going to die


January 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Losing your sense of smell when you're older could mean that your time is nigh, a new study has claimed.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discovered ... Read more...

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Your sense of smell could foretell death


January 13th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Losing your sense of smell at an old age could mean that your days are already numbered, a study suggests.Scientists from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sewer leak causes stink at UN headquarters


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 22 (IANS) Offices at the UN Security Council and General Assembly had to be evacuated because of a "suspicious odour" caused by the likely burst of a basement sewer ... Read more...

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Australian women worry about genital ‘abnormality’


December 12th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Almost half of Australian women in a study said they would consider cosmetic genital surgery.A study of almost 800 women revealed that 75 percent did not like their ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, Virgin Blue aircraft makes emergency landing in Melbourne


November 19th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19(ANI): A Virgin Blue aircraft, en route to Sydney, was forced to return to Melbourne on Friday morning after experiencing a problem with the aircraft's electrical system.Virgin Blue spokesman ... Read more...

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Obese have a greater sense of smell for food: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has stated that overweight people have greater sense of smell for food.Researchers from the University of Portsmouth said that their findings may explain why it's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water that looks and smells bad may be toxic


September 14th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): If water present in a lake or reservoir has earthy or musty odours and has blue-green algae, then it is not fit for use, a new study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toast is Britain’s favourite smell


September 11th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A study has revealed that the toast is Britons' favourite smell, bringing back comforting memories of childhood.The study conducted by scientists at Cardiff University for the Flour Advisory ... Read more...

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Indonesian maid jailed for mixing urine in baby’s milk


September 8th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 8 (DPA) An Indonesian maid who mixed her own urine with the formula milk she fed to a Hong Kong infant she was looking after has been jailed, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A glass of milk takes garlic breath away!


August 31st, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): Scientists say the best way to combat garlic's lingering odour is to have a glass of milk.Drinking milk was found to reduce garlic breath when even brushing your ... Read more...

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2,000 evacuated due to gas leak in China


August 14th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) Toxic gas leak from a chemical plant in China's Zhejiang province forced the evacuation of over 2,000 people late Friday, officials said. Around 7 p.m. Friday, thick fumes of ... Read more...

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Depression ‘dampens sense of smell’


August 13th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Can't smell the roses? Well, maybe you're depressed, says a new study, which has found that the part of depressed people's brain responsible for the sense of smell ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do our senses evoke vivid memories?


August 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) New research explains why a whiff of perfume reminds us of the fun-filled days spent with our grandmother or why the tinkling of a bicycle bell takes us ... Read more...

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Honeybees may have evolved to be ‘cleverer’ in the morning


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 08 (ANI): A new study has found that honeybees are cleverer in the morning.The study found that the earliest rising bees catch the best flower and ultimately the best meal ... Read more...

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34 fall ill in China gas leak


August 5th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 34 people were hospitalised after poisonous gas leaked from a chemical plant in China, authorities said Thursday. Titanium tetrachloride, a gas with pungent odour, leaked from the ... Read more...

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3,000 chemical-filled barrels found in China river


July 29th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 3,000 barrels filled with chemicals have been found in a river in China's Jilin province, authorities said Thursday. Of the 7,000 barrels found, around 3,000 were found filled ... Read more...

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Science behind ‘once bitten, twice shy’ unravelled


July 27th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): The first time you burn your fingers by touching a hot stove you get the lesson to avoid doing it in the future. And now scientists are trying ... Read more...

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How mice sniff out whether food is safe to eat


July 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Scientists have revealed how mice sniff out scent of food on the breath of their fellow mice to decide whether it's safe to eat or not.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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