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Smoking linked to ovarian cancer?


September 12th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time linked smoking with ovarian cancer - the second most commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia with a five-year survival rate ... Read more...

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Cambridge loses No.1 spot to MIT


September 11th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Cambridge has slipped from the number one spot in the prestigious world ranking of universities after being overtaken by America's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).MIT is ... Read more...

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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Baby boys getting dad’s love grow up happier


July 19th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Men should try to build an affectionate bond with their sons in the first three months of their infancy, failing which could lead to lifelong problems, ... Read more...

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Close encounter with aliens possible this century


July 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) We have been hearing so much about aliens that a close encounter may well be possible this century, says a leading scientist urging governments to be ... Read more...

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Bilawal Bhutto ’secretly’ studying law in Britain


July 6th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been "studying secretly" at a top London law college and is always "accompanied by undercover detectives" to ... Read more...

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Experts find new evidence supporting John the Baptist bones theory


June 15th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sveti Ivan Island, June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeology experts have found new evidence that the remains discovered in the ruins of a Bulgaria 5th century monastery belong to St John the Baptist. ... Read more...

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‘Purified’ silicon nudges quantum computing ahead


June 11th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 11 (IANS) The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than fastest super-computers in existence. Physicist Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser ... Read more...

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Mary Rose sailors’ ate a diet of salt beef and biscuits


June 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various tests on the bones of sailors aboard the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship, have shown that their diet consisted of salt beef and sea biscuits.The forensic ... Read more...

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Fat turns into flab 3 hours after big meal


May 14th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) An average person can virtually add two to three teaspoons of fat to his or her waistline in a matter of hours after eating. Fat from ... Read more...

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Oxford student jumps balconies, plunges 25 feet


April 7th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) An Oxford University student has been hospitalised after falling from a building's second-storey while trying to show his friends how to move from one balcony to ... Read more...

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Oxford to take Indian school toppers


March 24th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), March 24 (IANS) Oxford University has decided to allow the toppers of ISC and CBSE exams entry to its undergraduate courses from 2013, an university official said.The ... Read more...

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Oxford University to allow direct entries to ISC and CBSE toppers


March 24th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), March 24 (IANS) The hallowed Oxford University has decided to allow the toppers of ISC and CBSE exams direct entry to its undergraduate courses from the academic ... Read more...

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Aspirin cuts cancer risk


March 21st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) An aspirin a day for as little as three years can significantly reduce the risk of cancer in middle-aged people, a study has said.Aspirin not only ... Read more...

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Heart drug could make you less racist!


March 8th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, Daily Mail reported Thursday.Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to lower heart rates, scored ... Read more...

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Researchers crack virus behind brain swelling


March 6th, 2012 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 6 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, a development that could open the way to ... Read more...

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Madeleine Grant criticized for her strategy to win the librarian contest


March 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Oxford University student has been criticized for trying to win a union contest using sexist approach. The 19-year-old undergraduate bared her chest in her campaign to ... Read more...

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Discovery could prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks


March 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on a new discovery that may help prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks and also lung injuries, especially among seemingly healthy people.Specifically, the ... Read more...

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Don’t seek exclusive rights to Sri Lanka, India told


March 1st, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India should not feel uncomfortable with Chinese presence in Sri Lanka as there is "plenty of room for both", said a Sri Lankan MP and ... Read more...

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Emma Watson reveals that she can use a washing machine


February 24th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When it comes to doing the things that matters in the house, Harry Potter star Emma Watson has revealed that she enjoys them. The 21-year-old is ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign minister leaves for Britain


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Sunday left for Britain for a two-day official visit, media reports said.During her trip, Khar is expected to meet her ... Read more...

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Not murder, says Oxford don’s widow; Indian-origin academic gets bail (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin Oxford mathematician Devinder Sivia, who was arrested after an eminent professor was found dead at his home, has been released on bail. The professor's widow ... Read more...

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Sivia and dead professor were like brothers, says his dad


January 14th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Devinder Sivia, mathematics lecturer at Oxford University who was held for the death of professor Steven Rawlings and later released, was "very, very good friends" with ... Read more...

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Held for friend’s death, Sivia was wooed by British government


January 14th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, Devinder Sivia, who was arrested and later released on bail after the body of a fellow academic was found at ... Read more...

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Not murder, says widow of Oxford professor


January 14th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The widow of an Oxford professor has denied her husband was murdered and termed as a "tragic accident" his death at the home of his close ... Read more...

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Sikh held after British colleague’s body found at his home


January 13th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) A 49-year-old Sikh mathematics lecturer at Oxford University has been arrested after the body of a British colleague was found at his home.The body of Steven ... Read more...

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The Hoff crab named after David Hasselhoff


January 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UK scientists have named a new crab specie The Hoff crab because of its hairy chest. This is the first time that the specie has been ... Read more...

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Unknown species unravelled in Antarctica’s hot springs


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Unknown species have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents. The discoveries, made by teams from the ... Read more...

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‘Spreaders’ behind ‘Twitter’ catalyse mass movements


December 26th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) What is the factor that makes social networks tick and catalyses mass mobilisations in revolutions and protest movements worldwide? An Oxford University study of Twitter finds ... Read more...

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Tony Blair tried to get Saif Gaddafi place at Oxford


December 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) The Tony Blair-led Labour government in Britain had tried to pressurise Oxford University into giving Saif Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a place ... Read more...

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Six Indian Americans named 2012 Rhodes scholars


November 26th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Six Indian American university students have been chosen the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012 out of a pool of 830 candidates who had been ... Read more...

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Crossover flavour at Mumbai Film Festival


October 20th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The past few years have seen a lull in crossover films but the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) has screened six such movies, including "Lucky" and "Delhi ... Read more...

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Chinese couple spent $940,000 thinking son is in Oxford


October 19th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) A man in China spent 6 million yuan ($940,000) of his parents' money who thought their son was studying in Oxford University. The couple sent money ... Read more...

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Two gene variants in dengue identified


October 18th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified two genetic variants that increase chances of your being infected with severe dengue and some people's genetic make-up predisposes them to the infection. ... Read more...

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Emma Watson begins Oxford classes


October 18th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has started her classes at Britain's Oxford University.The 21-year-old, best known for playing witch Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" franchise, is a ... Read more...

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