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‘India faces 50 percent nursing shortage’


March 29th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) The fledgling health sector in India is facing a 50 percent shortage of nursing staff due to demand outstripping supply and many female nurses preferring to ... Read more...

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Scientists design robots that walk on water


August 1st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An aquatic microrobot can walk or run on water, mimicking the amazing abilities of the 'water strider' -- a long legged insect that effortlessly skims across ... Read more...

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Three-cheese pizza with Jesus’ face up for grabs on eBay in Oz


March 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 30 (ANI): The face of Jesus Christ is said to have appeared on a three-cheese pizza that was made at an eatery in Brisbane, Australia.The shop, Posh Pizza in ... Read more...

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Using sound to diagnose ecological health


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Scientists are employing sound to diagnose ecological health of a landscape and to reconnect people. Soundscape ecology, as it is being called, focuses on what sounds ... Read more...

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What you eat can trigger mental illness


December 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A change in diet is known to ease abnormal behaviour in the mentally ill. But a study in the US shows that diet might also trigger the onset ... Read more...

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NASA’s ‘Hundred Years Starship’ ‘to take you to Mars but never return’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): NASA is planning a one-way mission to Mars in a program called 'Hundred Years Starship' in which, a manned spacecraft will take astronauts to Mars and leave them ... Read more...

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Scientists urge one-way Martian colonization missions


October 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Washington State University researchers have said that while technically feasible, a manned mission to Mars and back is unlikely to lift off anytime soon and so, a manned ... Read more...

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Apples grow larger when cells don’t divide


July 1st, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Fast-food restaurants can supersize French fries and drinks, but nature has found a way to super-size a type of apple by not letting its cells divide. Peter Hirst, Purdue ... Read more...

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Why some apples grow larger than others


July 1st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A variety of apples grow larger than others because of the absence of cell division, a new American study reveals.The research by Peter Hirst, a Purdue University associate ... Read more...

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Time constraints make older adults turn to net to find love


February 14th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Older adults turn to the Internet to find "The One" largely because of the time constraints in their busy lives, experts have observed.Alicia Cast, the Iowa State University ... Read more...

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Oz women have fastest rising obesity rate in the world


February 1st, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Aussie women have the fastest rising obesity rate in the world, new research has revealed.According to the Daily Telegraph, for the first time Australian women are close to ... Read more...

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Community leaders feel it will take a generation to overcome racism in Australia


January 11th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 11 (ANI): Community leaders who represent ethnic groups in Victoria agree that it will take at least a generation to pass before they are accepted and Australians can overcome fear ... Read more...

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Some birds prefer mates with good voices rather than looks


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Looks can be deceiving when it comes to finding the right mate. But certain bird species have figured out that a voice can help them make the right ... Read more...

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New fruit fly model may help unravel genetics of human diabetes


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from University of Maryland have created a novel fruit fly model that could help unravel the genetics of human Type 1 diabetes.They said ... Read more...

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4.6 bn-year-old meteorite hits Canadian town


October 17th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 17 (IANS) What was believed to be an act of vandalism in a small Canadian town has actually turned out to be an act of a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite. The rocks ... Read more...

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Decoding of potato genome expected to help improve its disease resistance and nutritional value


September 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Scientists have decoded the genome of the potato, with the first draft expected to help breeders improve yield, quality, disease resistance and nutritional value of the crop.Potatoes are ... Read more...

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Gratitude shapes decisions towards social good


September 20th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): When it comes to money, grateful people are likely to act virtuously not just for the people who caused them to feel grateful in the first place but ... Read more...

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Low-income kids having sex as young as 12


August 18th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): A new US study has revealed that low income kids are likely to experience their first sexual intercourse at the tender age of 12.The research involving 1,000 low-income ... Read more...

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Schoolkids should be taught to critically analyse popular culture, say experts


May 25th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Schoolkids as young as five should be taught to critically analyse advertising, media and popular culture "messages", suggests a New South Wales academic.Karen Brooks, a Southern Cross University ... Read more...

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Traditional toys are healthiest way of stimulating imagination: Experts


May 19th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Childhood development experts have stated that playing with traditional toys and games is the best way to stimulate the imagination and support learning in a child.Dr Jon Jureidini, ... Read more...

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Subtle signs in human behaviour key to impending pandemic


May 13th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) A new approach could warn of impending pandemic, much before it surfaces among swathes of population, just by detecting subtle signs in human behaviour. "The goal is a ... Read more...

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Pandemic warning system depends on ‘human factors’


May 13th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists have proposed a new approach to warn of an impending pandemic by detecting subtle signals in human behaviour."The goal is a public information and awareness system for ... Read more...

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Apple a day also keeps breast cancer at bay


February 18th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) There is a growing body of evidence to show that an apple a day can keep not just the doctor away, but breast cancer too. Breast cancer is the ... Read more...

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Thailand raises alarm over student internet prostitution


February 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 1 (DPA) Thailand's Culture Ministry is urging authorities to crack down on a rising trend of Thai students using the internet for prostitution, media reports said Sunday.Culture Minister Theera Salukpetch ... Read more...

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Star-baby-name fever hits Oz parents!


January 11th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 11 (ANI): Star baby names like Cruz, Shiloh and Maddox are becoming increasingly popular among new parents in Queensland.According to the figures released by Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths ... Read more...

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If you shop, youre either a normal, neurotic, primitive or psychotic


December 11th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): With the holiday season in full swing, markets are thronged by shoppers of various kinds, which can be classified into: normal, neurotic, primitive and psychotic, says an ... Read more...

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Electronic voting machines not foolproof, nor safe from hackers


October 8th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Students in an advanced computer security course at Rice University, Houston, are learning just how easy it is to break into software used in today's voting machines.Dan Wallach, ... Read more...

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Milkweed plant evolves new defences to outwit caterpillars


July 23rd, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Some plants are discarding elaborate defences against predatory caterpillars and evolving more favourable stratagems to ensure survival, according to a study. The latest example is the milkweed plant, ... Read more...

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Why Generation Y is smitten by Instant Messaging


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): OMG! LOL. TTYL. Well, these are some words, which wont make any sense to adults over the age of 30, but the newer generation of technologically savvy ... Read more...

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New generation wireless mouse unveiled


March 11th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Wellington , Mar 11 (ANI): A new generation of wireless computer mouse has been introduced at the CeBit computer show in Hanover .The Swiftpoint Slider, designed by Christchurch inventor Grant Odgers, is ... Read more...

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Natures balance diverges across the lines of culture, livelihood and political ideology


February 18th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research has indicated that natures balance diverge across the lines of culture, livelihood and political ideology.Ann Kinzig, an Arizona State University associate professor in the School ... Read more...

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Shopping can shed light on your personality


December 7th, 2007 - 6:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Your shopping behaviour can actually indicate the kind of a person you are, a leading economist has suggested.According to Dr. Paul Albanese, Kent State University associate professor of ... Read more...

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