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German referee dies as javelin pierces his throat


August 27th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) In a tragic incident in Germany, a 75-year-old referee died of injuries sustained when he was speared through the throat with a javelin at an athletics ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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 |

Intake of egg yolks can block arteries: Study


August 14th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Egg yolks are just as bad smoking for atherosclerosis, thanks to accumulation of fat and cholesterol which causes the hardening of arteries by plaques within its ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fat can affect brain’s perception of flavour: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Fat can reduce activity in several brain areas responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward, says the first ever study on the subject.The research, carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Looking left or right not linked to lying, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The popular notion that looking towards the right suggests lying, while the reverse eye movement indicates telling the truth, may not be true, says a ... Read more...

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Grey matter size linked to altruism, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, July 12 (IANS) Some people who are more forthcoming with help than others can thank the size of their grey matter, housed at the junction of the two brain ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Weight loss helps boost low testosterone levels


June 26th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, June 26 (IANS) A new study says that weight loss can help obese, middle-aged, pre-diabetic males boost low testosterone levels by almost 50 percent. "Doctors should first encourage overweight ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fossils of Mating Turtles Found in Germany


June 20th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darmstadt, June 19
(THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, experts have discovered fossils of two vertebrates copulating. Nine such pairs of fossils have been near Darmstadt (Germany). Paleontology experts believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Soft drinks not linked to childhood obesity’


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) Soft drinks and other sweetened beverages don't contribute to childhood obesity, though it may increase the risk factor among boys aged 6-11 years, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Myanmar seeks foreign collaboration in education


June 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 8 (IANS) Myanmar will collaborate with the US and France in the education sector.The Johns Hopkins University of the US, and France's University Lyons 2 and University Montpellier ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Haryana university student alleges gang-rape


May 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) A first-year girl student of law at Haryana's all-women university, Bhagat Phool Singh Women's University, near Sonipat town has been hospitalised after alleged gang-rape by four ... Read more...

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‘Looks may decide whether to trust a person’


May 16th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Looks more likely decide who we would trust with our money rather than their reputation, says a new study. Researchers from Britain's University of Warwick Business ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Star Trek-like hologram to revolutionise video conferencing


May 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D video conferencing pod that allows people in different locations to communicate as if they are standing in front ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Light weights just as good for muscle building’


May 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Lifting less weight more times is just as good at building muscle as doing it with heavy weights, says a new finding. "We found that loads ... Read more...

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Sikkkim wins top rural development award


April 24th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Sikkim has won the 'best state' award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions.Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Diplomat murdered in Dominican Republic


April 18th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A Taiwanese diplomat was found slain Tuesday in her apartment in Santo Domingo's university district, police reported.Julia Ou, 52, had stab wounds and appeared to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Life expectancy influences major decisions


April 10th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) The belief in how long you will live may subconsciously influence major decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child or attending university."Life expectancy might ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oil inches up on positive data


March 31st, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 31 (IANS) US crude oil price inched up Friday as US consumer sentiment witnessed a boost and the dollar dropped to a one-month low against the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Red meat combats depression among women


March 21st, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Despite bad publicity, eating red meat in moderation actually combats depression and anxiety among women, a study reveals.Felice Jacka, associate professor from Deakin's University Barwon Psychiatric ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New polymer can reproduce smooth, rough textures


March 16th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Perhaps inspired by a chameleon's changing colours, engineers have developed a polymer that reproduces rough, smooth textures as and when required."By changing the voltage applied to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Akhilesh comes of age in rough, tough UP politics


March 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party's young member of parliament from Kannauj, Tuesday proved he had come of age in Uttar Pradesh's rough and tumble politics, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fossil skeleton of prehistoric penguin reconstructed


March 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have reconstructed the fossil skeleton of a giant prehistoric penguin that stood over four feet tall, The Sun reported Thursday.The 26 million-year-old bird dubbed Kairuku ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leap years keep calendars in harmony


March 1st, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Our planet, minus leap years, would experience "calendar climate change" and the seasons would completely swap every 750 years.Astronomy expert Stephen Hughes from the Queensland's University ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Massaging promotes pain relief, muscle recovery


February 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Most athletes would swear by the pain-relieving, muscle recovery-promoting benefits of massaging, which has now been validated by scientific evidence. On the cellular level, massage reduces ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Religion gives people more self-control


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) People muster greater self-control when they are given unrelated tasks, especially after thinking about religion.For instance, participants, given a sentence containing five words to unscramble, with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

140-150 mn-year-old dinosaur footprints found in Beijing


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Scientists, studying pre-historic life, have said that several hundred fossilised footprints found in a Beijing suburb are those of dinosaurs who lived about 140 to 150 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cheating is the norm, not exception, in men


January 9th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) A study has found men are always likely to cheat despite loving their partners and never wishing to leave them and suggests that society embrace more ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ekaterina Rybolovleva pays $88 million for a NYC apartment


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The daughter of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has paid $88 million for an apartment in New York. 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva is currently studying at an undisclosed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New technique to rid hospitals of deadly microbes


December 11th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) A new technique would not only disinfect hospitals worldwide but also stop bed bug outbreaks. "This is the future, because many hospital deaths are preventable with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Student vet mauled to death by pygmy elephant


December 8th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Borneo, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A student of Australia’s University of Sydney has been mauled to death by a pygmy elephant in a Malaysian wildlife park. Painfully, veterinarian Jenna O'Grady Donley ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Caring mom can keep kids away from drugs


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) A caring mother could insulate her children from drug addiction later in life.Researchers from Australia's University of Adelaide and Duke University in the US showed for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists pinpoint brain area that manages movement


December 6th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers have pinpointed the brain area that controls our ability to correct our movement after we have been hit or bumped. The fact that humans rapidly ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

TV viewing more risky for heart than using computers


November 17th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) High levels of TV viewing by kids can elevate their chances of developing heart disease later in life, but significantly high use of computer does not. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bengal to tie up with Irish university


November 16th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Several educational joint ventures, including training centres, will be set up in the city in collaboration with Ireland's Queen's University, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fish a day keeps diabetes away


November 13th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) The dietary habits of the Spanish population suggest that eating fish is a good way of keeping diabetes at bay.University of Valencia's Mercedes Sotos Prieto, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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