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Global tourism spoiling exotic locations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Tourists thronging pristine beaches, forests and natural and exotic locations such as Polynesian Bora Bora island, the Maldives, the Seychelles and Fiji are engaging in practices ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Electronic nose helps locate deadly tumour


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have designed an electronic nose to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma (cancerous tumour) early on, with a breath test.Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, usually fatal, cancerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A robot that walks on water!


July 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bejing, July 29 (IANS) The first bio-inspired microbot is capable of not just walking on water but jumping up and down on the water's surface like the insect, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Changing plate’s colour helps you shed weight’


June 17th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Scientists have suggested an easy way out for those who want to shed pounds. They should simply change the colour of their plates. People tend to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dads can ground kids in perseverance


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Fathers can show their adolescent children the way to perseverance and grounding in positive traits, new research says. Brigham Young University professors Laura Padilla-Walker and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Folic acid reduces some childhood cancers


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Fortifying food with folic acid may cut down the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumour in children, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Taking time off helps pick up new language


March 29th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) It doesn't hurt to take a break, especially when you are learing a new language, says a new study.Adult subjects who had been taught to speak ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Job insecurity creates dissatisfaction


February 24th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Fears of losing a job erodes commitment to work, besides casting a shadow over many areas of life, including family, health, finances and leisure, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

More young adults into social smoking


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Fewer people are smoking today but social smoking, which is puffing intermittently or only in given situations, has increased among young adults, a study has ... Read more...

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No cardiac risk with food fried in olive, sunflower oil


January 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Food fried in olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death, but the same is not true of solid or reused ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

All study, no play making your Jack a dull boy: Study


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Ever thought why does your child fail to perform better in classroom or be cheerful? Well, you can get your answer the sooner you understand the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Remains of plant-eating dinosaurs fround in Antartica


December 20th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS) The remains of large-bodied plant eating dinosaurs have been unearthed for the first time in Antarctica, say researchers.Until now, remains of sauropods, one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why do people justify inept, corrupt systems?


December 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Why do we resist change even when the system is blatantly corrupt or unjust? A new study calls it 'system justification,' the conditions under which we ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming less dire than estimates?


November 27th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The most draconian projections of rising temperatures due to the doubling of atmospheric carbon are unlikely, says a new study.The rate of global warming may be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Doctors overlook vital signs in diagnosing delirium


November 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Clinicians are overlooking vital signs in the blood that could help them more accurately diagnose patients with delirium, a condition tied to shorter lifespans. "These biomarkers ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Can it hurt consumers to tell white lies?


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid offending service providers are actually shielding those who inconvenience them. "Most consumers have told an inquiring server that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Children can read dog barks better than adults


October 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that 10-year-olds can interpret subtle noises made by dogs while adults find it easiest to distinguish when a dog is angry. These results ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids with blocked tear ducts face lazy eye risk


October 13th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Amblyopia, sometimes referred to as 'lazy eye', causes poor vision in children and if untreated within the first six to 10 years becomes permanent.Children under three ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coffee chases away depression in women


September 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Drinking coffee might help depressed women in chasing away their blues, a new study has found.Caffeine is the most popular stimulant in the world and about ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Smart window’ darkens in summer, clears in winter


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) A new "smart" window can automatically darken to save air conditioning costs on hot days and return to crystal clarity to capture the sun's heat in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

High pollution levels ups heart attack chances


September 21st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Exposure to high pollution levels is not only harmful to overall health, it also increases your chances of a heart attack. But such risk fades after ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women find deep, low male voice appealing


September 13th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Women looking for a mate find a deep yet low masculine voice appealing and rely on their memories to seek clues about the attributes of potential ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smartphones could play key role in US elections


September 13th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Smartphones may play a significant role in future US elections by enabling online voting, new research claims.The study was conducted by the Human Factors and Ergonomics ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wine can help women in middle-age


September 8th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) While it is said an apple a day can keep the doctor away, a new study has suggested a couple of glasses of wine a day ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sleep disorder could lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, which involves abnormal behaviour when one experiences nightmares and vivid dreams, could lead to Parkinson's disease.People find themselves screaming, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Threat of bioterrorism very real: Study


July 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) The threat of bioterrorism is very real and cannot just be wished away, warns the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). Study authors pointed out that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Staring at mobile screens taxes eyes


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Prolonged viewing on mobile devices and other 3D devices taxes your eyes, bringing on discomfort, fatigue and even headaches.The root cause may be the demand on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bigger bites ensure lesser eating


July 15th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Larger portions at restaurants usually mean we tend to eat more, but surprisingly bigger bites lead to eating less."We examined the influence of small versus large ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Young Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia oppose polygamy


July 13th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 13 (IANS/AKI) A vast majority of young Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia disapprove of the traditional acceptance of polygamy. They are, however, reluctant to openly support interfaith marriages ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists debunk ‘opposites attract’ theory


July 11th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) The popular theory that opposites attract in matters of love doesn't hold true, going by what scientists suggest. Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, found that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How do we comprehend new sentence structures


June 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) We cannot possibly anticipate or memorize every potential word, phrase, or sentence. Yet we have no trouble constructing and understanding the myriads of novel utterances every ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Low-energy diet can improve sleep disorder


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnoea - a the sleep disorder - could benefit from following a low energy diet to lose weight.Sufferers rarely feel refreshed after ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blame sedentary jobs for piling on fat


May 30th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The global obesity epidemic today may be linked to sedentary jobs, as they hardly involve any physical effort, says a study. Only one-fifth of private jobs ... Read more...

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