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Fathering at 50? Your kids may be autists


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Children fathered by men aged 50 years or above face a higher risk of autism or schizophrenia due to a repetition or deletion of their genes, ... Read more...

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Social exclusion fuelled looting, arson in London: Experts


August 10th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Social exclusion and breakdown of law and order could have spurred looters to disregard social norms, a media report said, quoting experts Tuesday."Many of the people ... Read more...

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Sex hormones help women beat common cold


June 24th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Young women have it easier when it comes to fighting common cold as compared to their male counterparts.Researchers led by Professor John Upham at the University ... Read more...

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Black plant life could prosper on other planets


April 25th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Scientist says regardless of the type of sunlight that a plant receives, photosynthesis might still be possible. The research was conducted by a PhD student ... Read more...

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Bubble wrap used on slopes of Scotland to prevent snow from melting


April 18th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): A scientist has found a novel way to prevent snow at Scottish ski resorts from melting immediately - by wrapping the mountains in bubble wrap.Even though there was ... Read more...

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This jab could revolutionise cancer treatment


April 15th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) TeloVac, a new generation of drug, could revolutionise cancer treatment within two years.TeloVac harnesses the body's own immune system to fight the disease, freezing tumours. ... Read more...

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A happy mum makes for a happy child


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Move over dads! A happy mother makes a greater contribution to her child's overall happiness than the father, a study suggests. In a survey of 6,441 ... Read more...

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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

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US students ‘watch woman being pleasured by sex toy as part of class’


March 4th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): About 100 students at Chicago's Northwestern University reportedly watched a woman being brought to orgasm with a powerful sex toy last month as part of class.The University, which ... Read more...

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Copying strategies best for your genes: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that blindly copying what your parents did - no matter how stupid it may seem - could be the best strategy for the ... Read more...

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Britain is a nation of happy couples


February 15th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A majority of couples in the UK - whether married or cohabiting with their partners - are happy in their relationship.Initial findings from Understanding Society show that ... Read more...

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How light can be used for making smaller, faster, cheaper computer chips


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): University of Maryland researchers have found how they can use visible light to make tiny integrated circuits.The find could one day, have implications for making ever smaller, faster, ... Read more...

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Soaring food prices to precipitate global hunger, riots


January 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Soaring food prices over the next few decades will push millions of people into hunger worldwide, thanks to famine, mass migrations and riots, experts warn.The report by Foresight, ... Read more...

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Race-related hate crimes growing at alarming rates in UK


December 1st, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Over 50,000 hate crimes were reported last year, a 12 percent rise in the total number of hate crimes from 46,300 in 2008, according to UK Home Office ... Read more...

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Lungfish’s tooth enamel can help make lighter vehicles


November 30th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) The tooth enamel of lungfish and garfish could help create a new material to make lighter aircraft or vehicles.Professor John Barry, physicist from Queensland University of Technology, is ... Read more...

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‘Smooth muscles’ play major role in heart problems, stroke


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Scottish scientists have found the causes of serious conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.The researchers are investigating the role of "smooth" muscles, which are found ... Read more...

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Earth had enough oxygen to start life ‘400mn yrs earlier than thought’


November 12th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that oxygen had reached a level where it could have supported life much earlier than thought - 400 million years further back in time.The evidence ... Read more...

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‘Gender-bending’ chemicals affect reproduction: Study


October 27th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has offered the first evidence that 'gender bending' chemicals which find their way from human products into rivers and oceans can have a significant impact ... Read more...

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New ’stretchy’ technique generates 3 times more stem cells than usual


October 4th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): A new technique discovered at the Centenary Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney allows researchers to generate up to three times more stem cells ... Read more...

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Change in attitude must to achieve good death for all, say experts


September 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): In order to achieve good death for all, society's attitude towards dying, death and bereavement needs to change, experts have suggested.By 2030 the annual number of deaths around ... Read more...

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Dieting, not exercise alone, key to weight loss


September 16th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): A study has found that overweight people who believe exercise alone can make them thin are living under an illusion because only serious, long-term dieting can lead to ... Read more...

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A hot cuppa in hand makes us more trusting


September 11th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): Want to ask someone for a favour? Well, hand them a hot cup of coffee or tea before you do so, for a new study has revealed that ... Read more...

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Sunshine causes wrinkles ‘even through a window’


September 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): Previous research has shown that basking in direct sunlight and shunning the sunscreen leads to wrinkles, but for those who thought their skin was safe while driving or ... Read more...

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Maths lays bare sperms’ swimming secrets


July 31st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 31 (ANI): Why do sperm cells move like tiny, surface-seeking missiles? Well, scientists in the UK may have now found a solution to this long time mystery of human fertility. ... Read more...

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Boffins inch closer to discovering elusive “God particle”


July 27th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Scientists have made a huge advance towards the discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson or the so-called "God particle", results announced by researchers at the International Conference ... Read more...

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Corals at the edge ‘hold secrets of survival’


June 19th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Corals dwelling on the exposed edges of the world's great coral reef zones hold secrets to the survival of coral ecosystems facing intensifying pressure from human activities and ... Read more...

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‘Natural’ new pill could boost women’s sex drive


June 13th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 13 (ANI): Australian institutions are taking part in a worldwide trial to find out whether a new contraceptive pill - the first to contain a natural form of oestrogen - ... Read more...

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Stress, anxiety can delay healing of wounds


June 11th, 2010 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Stress and anxiety can make it harder for wounds to heal, a new study have found. The study was conducted by making wounds on healthy volunteers whose levels of ... Read more...

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Stress, anxiety can make it harder for wounds to heal: Study


June 10th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A new research has claimed that stress and anxiety can make it harder for wounds to heal.The more anxious patients are, the longer their wounds take to heal, ... Read more...

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Aliens exist on Saturn’s moon: NASA


June 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists at US space agency NASA have found vital clues that primitive aliens could be living on Titan, one of Saturn's biggest moons. On the basis of chemical composition ... Read more...

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High caffeine energy ’shots’ harmful for youngsters


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 3 (ANI): Energy 'shots' and drinks containing high levels of caffeine are unsuitable for youngsters, especially teenagers, pregnant women and people sensitive to caffeine, food safety officials say.The New Zealand ... Read more...

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Simple blood test for early cancer detection created


June 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): British scientists have developed a simple blood test that can detect a cancer before a tumour has taken shape.Described as offering a "paradigm shift" in cancer diagnosis, the ... Read more...

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Patent-run for synthetic life form could be ‘damaging’, says Brit scientist


May 25th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Efforts to patent the first synthetic life form would give its creator a monopoly on a range of genetic engineering, said a top UK scientist who helped sequence ... Read more...

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New security threat for wireless networks in Internet cafe- Typhoid adware


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Your internet cafe might be housing a potential security threat-called the Typhoid adware, it works in similar fashion to Typhoid Mary, the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid ... Read more...

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Beware of sneaky Typhoid adware in cyber cafes


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Typhoid adware, a virus, is a potential threat lurking in cyber cafés, according to computer science researchers. Adware is a software that sneaks onto computers often when users ... Read more...

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