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Watching TV re-runs restores your personal drive


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Watching a re-run of a favourite TV show may help restore your personal drive to get things done if you have used up your reserves of ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever


August 28th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Sea ice covering the Arctic has shrunk to its smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sensor detects glucose in diabetics’ saliva, tears


August 24th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A new type of bio-sensor can detect minute traces of glucose in saliva, tears and urine, doing away with pinpricks for diabetes testing."It's an inherently non-invasive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Speech patterns reveal depression levels


August 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) Speech patterns can reveal the severity of depression as well as a patient's response to treatment, suggests a new study.The study, the largest of its kind ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered


July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Missing in action, Uttarakhand’s goral and barking deer (With Images)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) They have populated the Himalayan forests of Uttarakhand for centuries. One, a goat-antelope that is elusive, shy and retreating. The other, a species of small deer ... Read more...

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‘Touche’ gives human touch to doorknobs, smartphones


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E-mail vacations can boost productivity, study


May 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Being cut off from official e-mails not only lowers stress levels but also allows employees to concentrate far better, says a new study.During the study, researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alga blooming in Antarctica can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have produced images from space which shows giant algae floating on the surface of Antarctica. It is not clear how the algae got there but ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Britain’s biggest fox killed


March 5th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 17.2kg fox, believed to be the biggest in the United Kingdom, has been shot dead. The animal was killed after it attacked a lamb farm in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists recreate billion-year-old enzyme


November 1st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have managed to recreate a billion-year-old bacterial enzyme and then trace its evolution through history, down to the modern day.Vic Arcus, associate professor, and Jo ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genetic parasites changed pregnancy in mammals


September 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) How mammals reproduce today depends on a more than 100 million years old invasion of the mammalian genome by genetic parasites which radically changed the way ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Modern humans not uniquely evolved species


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Homo sapiens, the species that all human beings are believed to belong to, might have crossbred with others, says a study.Homo sapiens, believed to have originated ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian origin scientist designs nanosized batteries


July 31st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A team led by an Indian origin scientist has packaged lithium ion batteries, which power mobiles and smartphones, into a single nanowire. The breakthrough could be ... Read more...

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Teens growing addicted to junk food


July 29th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) Fast food joints, sprouting up in your neighbourhood, are not healthy signs for your teenaged son or daughter. They tempt and habituate kids into snacking regularly ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Non-verbal cues can unmask seasoned liars


July 20th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Seasoned liars can bluff interrogators with a bland expression for sometime, but then they are unmasked by non-verbal cues.Researchers examined whether study volunteers could smother facial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google can now translate five Indian languages


June 22nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Google has extended its translation services to five more Indian languages - Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu - besides Hindi potentially increasing its reach to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Yoga helps elderly stroke victims improve balance, endurance


June 5th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Elderly victims of stroke exposed to yoga produce "exciting" results, including greater confidence and balance, new research says.Researchers from Indiana University explored whether this popular mind-body ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Huge asteroid to fly close to earth on November


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Mark your calendars for November 8, because that's when a massive asteroid will sweep past the Earth.The asteroid called 2005 YU55 has a diameter of 1,300 feet and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes that aid antimalarial drug resistance identified


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Using a pair of powerful genome-search techniques, researchers have identified several genes that may be implicated in the malaria parasite's notorious ability to rapidly evade drug treatments.Further ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A bionic leg which responds to muscular signals


April 21st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) As Hailey Daniswicz flexes her thigh muscles, electrodes attached to her send messages to a computer avatar to flex its knee and ankle -- parts of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Functional anomalies in brain linked to alcohol-dependence impulsivity


April 16th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): It is already known that alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control or, more precisely, the inability to choose large, delayed rewards rather than smaller ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Titan shaped by weather, not ice volcanoes


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): NASA scientists, who analysed the data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, has suggested that the Saturn's smog-shrouded moon, Titan, may be much less geologically active than some scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Huge asteroid to fly close to earth on November 8th, 2011


April 9th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Mark your calendars for November 8th, because that's when a massive asteroid will sweep past the Earth.The asteroid called 2005 YU55 has a diameter of 1,300 feet and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight gain ‘ups recurrence risk among breast cancer survivors’


April 6th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, have revealed that breast cancer survivors who experience large weight gain have an increased risk of death ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enzyme essential for healthy lung development discovered


March 30th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists have provided the first evidence that Eya1 protein phosphatase is a crucial regulator of the development of embryonic lung epithelial stem cells.The correct functioning of lung epithelium ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mary Poppins’ ’spoonful of sugar’ may not be best way for medicine to go down


March 30th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Taking bitter liquid medicines or drinking diet beverages may soon become a more pleasant experience thanks to a new compound that blocks taste buds' ability to detect bitter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are we all Martians?


March 24th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Many planetary scientists say it's conceivable that all life on Earth is descended from organisms that originated on Mars and were carried here aboard meteorites.And if that's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ready-to-eat meat contains few cancerous compounds


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Good news for meat lovers: Most ready-to-eat meat products contain very few cancerous compounds, according to Kansas State University research.J. Scott Smith, professor of food chemistry, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heart attack survival tied to hospital culture, organization of care


March 16th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that hospital culture and organization of care, including factors like the values and goals of the organization, and senior management involvement, may explain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Miniature lasers could open the door to new age of the Internet


March 16th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Central Florida have created a new laser device that could make high-speed computing faster and more reliable, opening the door to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Under the radar tick diseases spreading across the US


March 12th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Incidence of babesiosis has increased in the United States dramatically. Babesiosis is a potentially deadly parasitic disease.The parasite that causes the disease lives in the red ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

45mn-yr-old pollen shows Florida is 10 to 15mn yrs older than thought


March 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has suggested that Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years older than previously ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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