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Non-verbal cues predict one’s trustworthiness


September 12th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Can you trust someone you just met and if you can, how do you do it? People face this predicament all the time. US researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern sparrows sing louder to be heard


April 5th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Urban sparrows today have a far more high-pitched song than they did 50 years ago because they want to be heard over noise of the city, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Smoking moms’ kids more vulnerable to heart disease


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known to protect against heart disease in later life. By the age ... Read more...

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Tobacco firms use ‘diet-aid chemicals to make you thin’


April 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): Wondering why people often gain weight after quitting smoking? It is because of appetite-suppressing chemicals used in cigarettes.According to internal industry documents dating from 1949 to 1999, British ... Read more...

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525-mn-year-old fossil sheds new light on primitive sea creatures


March 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A remarkable fossil, which sheds new light on an important group of primitive sea creatures, has been discovered by researchers from China, Leicester and Oxford.The 525-million-year-old fossil belongs ... Read more...

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Drugs, overeating, anger and sex ‘are main triggers of heart attacks’


February 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Worried about a heart attack? Well, you should read this.New research has shown that the main triggers of heart attacks are drugs, overeating, anger and sex - in ... Read more...

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Energy drink linked to psychotic episodes in people with mental illness


February 20th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 20 (ANI): An expert has warned that caffeinated energy drinks may trigger a psychotic episode in people with mental illness.The warning was issued after a 27-year-old schizophrenic Maori man had ... Read more...

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New device to detect lung pathogens causing pneumonia


February 19th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new sampling device that could prevent thousands of people worldwide from dying of pneumonia each year.The new device ... Read more...

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Ban on party drug miaow miaow ‘may have done harm rather than good’


February 13th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Nearly a year after its ban in the UK, a new survey has revealed that clubbers are still taking designer party drug miaow miaow.It found that the ban ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scot scientists pull fingerprints from fabrics


January 31st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Scottish scientists have pioneered a new technique that could help solve more serious crimes and change the face of forensics forever.For the first time, fingerprints can now be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over-the-counter morning-after pills ‘have not cut teen pregnancies’


January 31st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A new research has found that not only have over-the-counter pills failed to reduce teen pregnancies, they have also fuelled a rise in sexually transmitted diseases.The scheme to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cheap, flexible plastic solar panels to end developing countries’ power woes


January 27th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new technology that uses plastic solar panels that are cheap as well as flexible is set to light up everything, from buildings to bus shelters.Plastic photovoltaics (PV) ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz reality show pits brides against each other for plastic surgery makeover


January 19th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19 (ANI): A new reality TV show has come up in Australia that pits brides against each other in a series of wedding-themed challenges for the chance to win extensive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bhutan seeks help of Brit experts to preserve endangered temple art


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): British art experts have been given access to the hidden heritage of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, including 16th to 19th century wall paintings from its 2,000 temples ... Read more...

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Mini Christmas greeting via world’s smallest card!


December 25th, 2010 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Nanotechnology experts in Britain have unveiled a Christmas card that is more than 8,000 times smaller than the size of a postal stamp.The card designed by the school ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Columbia University professor charged with incest


December 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A 46-year-old Columbia University professor has been charged with incest for 'having a sexual relationship with his daughter'.Political science professor David Epstein allegedly bedded his daughter, now 24, ... Read more...

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Globalising India needs ’schools of tomorrow’: Harvard education professor


December 9th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) As India moves ahead on the path of globalisation, it also needs to overhaul its education system to meet the demands of the coming age, ... Read more...

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White British population might be a minority in 2066: Report


December 4th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): White Britons could be 'a minority' in their own country by 2066, instigating observers to question the definition of 'white British', or consider it anachronistic or irrelevant very ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz school house mistress says she gave sex education to abused boys


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 2 (ANI): A school house mistress accused of sexually assaulting boys aged 11 and 12 rationalised her behaviour as providing sex education, a Sydney judge has been told.The 41-year-old woman, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

White Britons will be a minority by 2066 if immigration continues in UK


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): White Britons would be 'a minority' in their own country by 2066 if immigration continues at the current rate, according to research.According to Professor David Coleman, a leading ... Read more...

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Oz women with ‘designer vaginas’ getting psychiatric help


November 14th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 14 (ANI): It was recently revealed that demands for 'designer vaginas' - cosmetic surgery to enhance the look of women's genitals - have tripled in Australia.Now the latest news is ... Read more...

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Now, simple test to determine brain health uncovered


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have been able to use a computer-based test to gauge a person's brain health, according to a new study.The test assessed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Very short gamma-ray bursts linked to evaporation of primordial black holes


November 4th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that very short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) may be associated with the evaporation of primordial black holes, as originally proposed by cosmologist Stephen Hawking.A ... Read more...

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How plants and soil fungi turned Earth ‘green’ over 470 mn yrs ago


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Imperial College London and the University of Sydney have learnt how ancient plants and soil fungi turned the Earth green over ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol ‘more dangerous than crack cocaine’ study provokes anger


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Mental health campaigners have criticised a controversial new study that suggests alcohol is more dangerous to society than heroin and crack cocaine.They have claimed that the research has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol ‘more dangerous than crack cocaine’: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A new controversial study has revealed that alcohol is a more dangerous 'drug' than heroin and crack cocaine because of the harm it causes to the individual and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Booze ‘much more harmful than crack or heroin’


November 1st, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that alcohol causes much more damage to health than heroin or crack cocaine.Professor David Nutt, the government's former chief drug adviser, conducted an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why women get attracted to men who look like their father


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): All of us have at some point heard someone saying that girls fall for men who look like their fathers, and now an expert has explained why this ... Read more...

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Twins help Oz researchers find genes for blindness


September 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Several studies in Australia have found new genes that affect eyesight, all thanks to twins.Stuart MacGregor from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said, "Using data collected ... Read more...

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Sitting down for hours could invite cardiac disaster


August 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Hours spent sitting on chairs could invite cardiovascular disaster, says a study. Men who sit for 23 hours a week have a 64 percent greater chance of dying ... Read more...

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Richard Rudd blinked to ‘come back from the dead’


July 14th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Richard Rudd had been declared brain dead with no chance of survival after a fatal motorbike accident.He had always said that if anything happened to him, the last ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Robot helping boffins to determine how we decide to trust strangers


July 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): American researchers are using a robot to find out how humans decide to trust strangers and if those decisions are accurate.Northeastern University psychology professor David DeSteno is collaborating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rosetta flies by asteroid Lutetia


July 11th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has flown past asteroid Lutetia, providing valuable data to scientists.Lutetia - nearly 120km in its longest dimension - is the biggest asteroid yet visited by ... Read more...

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Women experience best sex as they approach 40


July 7th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Women enjoy better sex in their thirties and early forties than in their younger years because they fear their "biological clock" is ticking, according to researchers.As study showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drugs could relieve cancer pain


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): New drugs being developed could be the answer to millions of cancer patients who suffer from pain during the illness.Professors David Lambert and David Rowbotham at the University ... Read more...

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