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Why are people overconfident so often?


August 14th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Overconfidence helps individuals attain social status, and less capable people who believe they are better than others are given a higher place in the social ladder, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Ek Tha Tiger’ promises full on entertainment (IANS Preview)


August 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Wait is over for all Salman Khan fans as the star is coming to cinema halls Wednesday with "Ek Tha Tiger" to celebrate Independence ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delaware doctor accused of water-boarding daughter


August 10th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Delaware, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A doctor in Delaware is being accused of waterboarding his 11 year old daughter. The doctor, who has appeared on national television for his research on experiences ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

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...

Posted in World News |

Humans walked upright to carry scarce resources


March 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The necessity of carrying more of scarce, high quality resources may have prompted human beings to adapt to walking upright millions of years ago, a study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Simple names win more favour at workplace’


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) The simpler and more pronounceable your name, the more it is likely to win you friends and favour at the workplace, say scientists.In the first study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rs.9 mn sanctioned for consumer awareness project


November 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The consumer affairs department has granted Rs.9 million to the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International) for a year-long project addressing consumer interest issues ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asians, Europeans need different doses for same condition


October 17th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Dietary and lifestyle differences may explain why South Asians and Europeans require different doses of drugs to treat similar conditions.Vidya Perera, final year pharmacy doctoral student ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

What is the secret of charismatic leadership?


July 17th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The secret of charismatic leadership may lie in what seemingly looks like magical thinking, a process requiring hours of effort and polishing. Researchers at Columbia Business ... Read more...

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Forest trees retain memories of their origin


July 12th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 12 (IANS) Trees may not be all that different from humans when it comes to certain memories about their origins. And they could, therefore, respond to stress situations ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Toxic chemicals present in baby products


May 19th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have concluded after a study that baby products are laden with toxic chemicals. The study was conducted by the Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety.After studying ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Research says that apple lowers ‘bad cholesterol’


April 14th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has found that an apple a day reduces the risk of heart attack by lowering the body’s “bad cholesterol”. The research was conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New study offers hope to patients with Huntington’s disease


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists in the US, may give patients with Huntington's disease hope for a cure.Laboratory tests on skin cells and post-mortem brain tissue of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Breakthrough can reduce heart failure in cancer patients


February 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A breakthrough could help reduce heart failure among cancer patients worldwide and increase survival rates, researchers claim. Scientists at the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science, Queen's University ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Not everyone falling for ‘Everyone’s Bengal’


February 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mithun Dasgupta Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) A well-known consulting firm engaged by the West Bengal government to woo investors has come up with the catchline "Everyone's Bengal". But experts are wondering whether ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to test endurance of its astronauts in space


January 18th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.18 (ANI): China plans to test the endurance of its astronauts in space through long-term missions.According to the China Daily, the aim is to establish the astronauts' operational and decision-making abilities ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotic used in meat, dairy industry slows prostate cancer growth


December 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Finnish researchers have found that an antibiotic called 'monensin', used in the meat and dairy industry, could slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.Evidence pointing to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids who sing, dance ‘are more likely to engage in cultural activity as adults’


December 18th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): A new Scottish Government research has found that people are more likely to take part in cultural activities as adults if they are encouraged to participate as children. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Retirement ‘leads to a substantial reduction in tiredness, depression’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms.However, the research has also concluded that retirement does ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China likely to launch second lunar probe on Friday


September 30th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): The Chinese space authority has said that it will launch its second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, between Friday and Sunday, with former being the first choice.Fuel loading was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 3′ opening TRP ratings breaks record


September 15th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The third season of action adventure show "Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi 3", hosted by Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra, has beaten the opening ratings of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Energy technologies are not enough to reduce carbon emissions: Expert


September 10th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.10 (ANI): New York University physicist Martin Hoffert has, in an essay, warned that energy technologies are not enough to sufficiently reduce carbon emissions.Publishing the essay for New York University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical in chili peppers linked to skin cancer


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has linked capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, to skin cancer.Capsaicin, widely consumed worldwide in foods that contain chili peppers, is also used in topical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug delivery patch to treat many more ailments sans painful pricks


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists at Purdue University have developed a new pump for microneedles drug delivery patch to deliver a wider range of medications than now possible with conventional patches."There are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High CO2 levels put oysters in trouble


August 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): A new research has found that oysters may be in serious trouble due to high level of carbon dioxide, caused by human behaviour.Inna Sokolova, associate professor of biology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Newer Epilepsy drugs linked to suicide?


July 28th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new research findings, newer epilepsy drugs might be associated with suicidal thoughts compared to the older ones.Epilepsy drugs were linked to suicidal thoughts ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, technology to produce sugar from photosynthetic bacteria


June 29th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Scientists have engineered photosynthetic bacteria to produce simple sugars and lactic acid.Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and Harvard Medical School believe the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian crust sank 200 km after hitting Asian landmass


May 29th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) The collision of the Indian and Asian landmasses some 90 million years ago forced the Indian tectonic plate down under the Asian plate to a depth of 200 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

200km deep subduction of Indian continent under Asia


May 29th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): The continental crust of the Indian tectonic plate was forced down under the Asian plate by around 200 kilometres some 90 million years ago, when the Indian subcontinent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we crave for specific foods


May 18th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): All of us must have felt that uncontrollable craving to have chocolates, potato chips, or any other specific food item. Now, researchers have delved deep to find out ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cheese boosts the immune system of the elderly people


May 17th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Older people can eat cheese to boost their immune system, according to scientists in Finland. Immunosenescene is the deterioration of the immune system that is related ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India’s voting machines are open to fraud, says group


April 29th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in India are vulnerable to fraud, and it is important for votes to be counted in a manner that can be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taxing beedis best way to curb tobacco abuse, says study


April 8th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The government should increase taxes on tobacco products, especially hike the price of beedis, from the current Rs.14 per 1,000 to Rs.98, to limit 15.5 million premature ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers profile malaria parasite genome


February 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Researchers have achieved a breakthrough by successfully profiling the malaria parasite genome for the first time - opening the way to more potent drugs for the disease that ... Read more...

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