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Two apples a day keep heart diseases away


July 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease by cutting their cholesterol levels, according to study.Scientists found that apples significantly lowered blood ... Read more...

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Scientists say that blindness can be simply cured by an injection in the eye


July 26th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have recently discovered that there is a possibility for curing blindness. US scientists have discovered a chemical that can be injected in the eyes that ... Read more...

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Two-headed pig born in Russia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A two-headed, four-eyed pig was born at a farm in central Russia, according to Bryansk regional veterinary service.The mutant was born alongside 10 normal siblings ... Read more...

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Want to remember facts! Simply close your eyes


July 24th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Closing your eyes for a few minutes could be the key to remembering important facts, say scientists.Simply taking a few minutes of "wakeful resting" allows the ... Read more...

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Awe is good for mental health: Study


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Regular awe-inspiring experiences may improve our mental health and make us nicer people, experts have claimed.The findings have raised the prospect of "awe therapy" to overcome ... Read more...

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New tool developed to trace brown fat, fight obesity


July 19th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Scientists have enlisted a pioneering new tool which uses thermal imaging to spot brown fat - the body's good fat - to fight obesity.Brown fat plays ... Read more...

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Robot can detect tiny mines under ship hulls


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US naval scientists have designed a robot that can navigate through underwater environments and spot mines the size of an iPod attached to a ship's hull ... Read more...

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Male fireflies seduce females with sperm package


July 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Male fireflies that try to attract mates with a flash of light also seduce the females with a gift -- a spermatophore package or a capsule ... Read more...

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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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Post Higgs, Cern turns spotlight on dark matter


July 8th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Post Higgs boson's discovery, touted as the biggest leap in physics, scientists at CERN are preparing to turn the spotlight on dark matter.Physicists believe dark ... Read more...

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Scientists develop robotic legs that mimic human gait


July 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have designed a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to mimic the human gait accurately.The neural (nerve cell) architecture, musculoskeletal architecture ... Read more...

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Discovery of God Particle very exciting: Kasturirangan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The discovery of the 'God particle' by scientists at the CERN research centre in Geneva is "very exciting" and the data needs to be studied, ... Read more...

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Your farts could cure high blood pressure


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Though most of us may find it quite embarrassing in case we were caught breaking wind, a new study has in fact suggested flatulence could help ... Read more...

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Colombian volcano erupts


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A volcano in Colombia has erupted, sending a plume of ash and vapour 10 km into the sky, officials said.The volcano erupted at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, ... Read more...

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Heavy snoring doubles arthritis risk


June 28th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Snoring heavily almost doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a study shows. Researchers in Taiwan found patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition sleep apnoea were ... Read more...

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Hitting the gym boosts your libido


June 27th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Middle aged men who exercise get a boost to their sex drive, a higher sperm count and stronger erections, a study has found.Losing weight reduces the ... Read more...

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Monkey gets pig heart


June 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The heart of a genetically modified pig has been successfully transplanted into a monkey by scientists in South Korea, it was reported here.It is the first ... Read more...

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Discovery to help balding men regrow hair


June 26th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) The discovery that hair follicles in balding people are trapped in a "sleeping" state will help scientists develop a new treatment to combat thinning hairs. Trichologists ... Read more...

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Why women need reading glasses so early?


June 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) Women end up requiring reading glasses early on because they hold books and other reading material closer to their eyes than men, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Smoking fathers pass on damaged genes to kids


June 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) British researchers have found the men quite fond of smoking actually go on to pass damaged DNA to their children as fathers while raising risk of ... Read more...

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‘Arguments with mom can keep teens away from drinks’


June 20th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Teens who have arguments with their moms are better placed to resist peer pressure and avoid drinks or drugs, says a new study. Arguing actually gives ... Read more...

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Emma Stone plans to study biology


June 18th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Stone, who plays Peter Parker's first love Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man", wants to study biology.She visited a laboratory for the first ... Read more...

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Huge asteroid hurtles past Earth


June 15th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) A giant asteroid about 700 metres wide flew past Earth early Friday, Daily Mail reported.The chunk of space rock - dubbed 2012 LZ1 - passed Earth ... Read more...

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Research reveals that ‘Early birds are happier’


June 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a new research, early risers are the happiest. Scientists have concluded that individuals who get up earlier in the morning were generally healthier and happier ... Read more...

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Designer outfit made from wine


June 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Scientists have unveiled a collection of skin-tight garments fashioned from red wine, Daily Mail reported Monday.A team from the University of Western Australia added a bacteria ... Read more...

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Diet pill could help beat obesity


June 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.The pill would not only shrink waist lines but also ... Read more...

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Beware of the power of suggestions!


June 7th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 7 (IANS) Deliberate suggestions can influence how people perform in learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer and how they respond to supplements and medicines, a study ... Read more...

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Pakistan tests cruise missile Hatf-VII


June 5th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed cruise missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 km, the military said.According to a military statement, the missile ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can boost lab test’s sensitivity


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in nanotechnology would boost a lab test's sensitivity more than three-million-fold, vastly improving early detection of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other disorders, a study ... Read more...

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Diplomat attack: Iran refutes Israel’s charge


May 31st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Iran Thursday strongly refuted Israel's allegations about any involvement in the attack on an Israeli diplomat's wife here in February."We have been accused of so ... Read more...

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Indian boy solves 350-year Newton math puzzle


May 26th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A 16-year-old Indian origin schoolboy in Germany has managed to crack puzzles that baffled the world of maths for more than 350 years, it was reported ... Read more...

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Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study


May 24th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, The Independent reported.Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study ... Read more...

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Ignoring emails could be good for your heart


May 24th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Ignoring email messages altogether could have a positive effect on your heart as it will help reduce stress, a study suggests.Scientists who attached heart rate monitors ... Read more...

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Fukushima like accidents to recur


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Nuclear disasters like that of Chernobyl and Fukushima are likely to recur once in 10-20 years, threatening Europe with the world's highest risk of radioactive contamination, ... Read more...

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Russia to boost scientific research : Putin


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will spend 2.5 percent of its GDP to boost scientific research, a plan which will see scientists contributing to ... Read more...

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