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Apophis asteroid not to strike Earth: Russian experts


August 30th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Scientists with the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences have recalculated the path of the Apophis asteroid, and it indicates a significantly ... Read more...

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Enjoy 3D movies without glasses


August 19th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 19 (IANS) You can now enjoy 3D movies on TV without those vexing 3D glasses, thanks to a new technology being developed in Germany.The 3D movies currently available ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to help block morphine addiction


August 16th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have shown that it is possible to block addiction to morphine and heroin, while boosting relief from pain.A team from the ... Read more...

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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever ... Read more...

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Poor mental health linked to reduced lifespan


August 1st, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) People with poor mental health may have a shorter lifespan, according to a large-scale population based study.Researchers from University College London (UCL) and University of ... Read more...

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Medieval record sheds light on London’s Italian bankers


July 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A rare accounting document has revealed the activities of Italian bankers in the early 15th century London, decades before the capital became a financial powerhouse.The half-concealed ... Read more...

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US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) As Pakistan agreed to reopen ground supply lines into Afghanistan after a US apology of sorts, the United States reiterated its support for India's constructive ... Read more...

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Abu Jindal’s arrest exposes Pakistani role: US expert


June 27th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Noting that India's arrest of terror suspect Abu Jindal has exposed Pakistan's role in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, a US expert has asked Islamabad to take ... Read more...

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‘US appreciates India closing missile gap with China’


April 24th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The lack of US condemnation of India's latest missile test demonstrates that the Washington appreciates India's need to meet the emerging strategic challenge posed by rising ... Read more...

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India can help Yemen in energy, education, say experts


April 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Energy and higher education are among areas that have immense potential of cooperation between India and Yemen, experts said here and suggested that New Delhi ... Read more...

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ECG can also predict heart attacks


April 11th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Can a simple diagnostic test that measures a heart's electrical activity help predict heart attacks?Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, found a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Daily soft drinks could affect cardiac health


April 4th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) Children who consume soft drinks daily had narrow arteries at the back of their eyes, which could increase their chances of heart disease and high blood ... Read more...

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Dolphins form close knit ties with kin


March 29th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 29 (IANS) Male dolphins are not only gregarious, they also form complex alliances with their close kin and friends, says a study.Groups of two to three males ... Read more...

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Some corals unfazed by global warming


March 13th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Unfazed by the most severe ecological threats, some coral reefs may yet be adapting to warmer oceans.Coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in ... Read more...

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Heartbeat to keep future pacemakers ticking


March 4th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An unlikely source could keep cardiac pacemakers ticking in the future - the heartbeat itself, without the necessity of batteries. University of Michigan engineering researchers have ... Read more...

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Falling asleep after sex reflects love for partner


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as proving actual love for one's life partner may remain an unending test for many people, a study has suggested that falling asleep straight after ... Read more...

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India-Africa strategic dialogue begins Thursday


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Months after the second Africa-India forum summit, a host of experts, academics and retired diplomats will gather here Thursday for a two-day conference that seeks ... Read more...

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Foetal exposure to chemical BPA causes problems in girls


October 24th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Foetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A or BPA, used in making plastic containers and other consumer goods, can cause behavioural and emotional problems among young ... Read more...

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IDSA invites nomination for Subrahmanyam award


October 12th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Strategic affairs think-tank Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Wednesday invited nominations for the K. Subrahmanyam Award for research on strategic and security issues. The ... Read more...

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Immune cells govern response to alcohol


September 30th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Your immune cells could be governing your response to alcohol -- a finding that could help reduce alcohol dependence.Mark Hutchinson, research fellow at the University of ... Read more...

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Anti-India terror groups must be defeated, says US expert


September 15th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) The United States must avoid signalling it considers Pakistan-based terrorist groups that attack India less of a terrorism threat than Al Qaeda as they all share ... 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...

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Why do people find video games so irresistible?


August 4th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind the ever-increasing popularity of video games is that it enables you to act through a different identity and feel better about yourself and ... Read more...

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China’s defensive military policy won’t change


July 29th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China's efforts to develop an aircraft carrier will not change the defensive nature of its defence policy, said a signed commentary in a state-run newspaper Friday.China ... Read more...

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Chinese second most widely used language on internet


July 14th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) The Chinese language has become one of the most widely used on internet, second only to English, an official said.Liu Ruisheng, vice research fellow at the ... Read more...

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US researcher says she is fine, police deny abduction (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) Bihar Police Thursday denied that suspected Maoists abducted an American university scholar researching on the rebels in Jamui district. The researcher, Juhi Tyagi, herself contacted a ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct US varsity researcher


June 30th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) An American university researcher was abducted along with a local in Bihar's Jamui district by suspected Maoists, police said Thursday.Juhi Tyagi, in her mid 20s, ... Read more...

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Four officials taken hostage by Himachal villagers freed (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 22 (IANS) Four government functionaries associated with a mega hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district were taken hostage by villagers protesting over environmental issues and released after ... Read more...

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Asian mushrooms could help fight prostate cancer


May 24th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Mushroom used in Asia for medicinal purposes vanquished prostate tumour successfully in mice during early trials.Polysaccharopeptide (PSP), a compound extracted from the "turkey tail" mushroom, was ... Read more...

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Coffee lowers risk of prostate cancer: Study


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 21 (IANS) Men who are heavy coffee drinkers are at lower risk for prostate cancer, says a study.The researchers found that those who consumed six or more ... Read more...

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Police book Srikrishna committee members


May 18th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Acting on the directions of a city court, police Wednesday booked members of the government-appointed Srikrishna committee on Telangana issue for allegedly promoting enmity between ... Read more...

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Painkillers shoot up death risk in heart attacks


May 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Taking popular painkillers like Ibuprofen could kill people who have suffered a heart attack, researchers say. Scientists looked at patients who had previously had a heart ... Read more...

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US must leverage Osama’s killing to press Pak to hunt down terrorists on its soil: Analyst


May 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): The United States must leverage its success in finding and killing al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistani territory to "press its demands for Pakistan to do all ... Read more...

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Second-hand cigarette smoke associated with raised blood pressure in boys


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys.The new research presented at the ... Read more...

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