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Humans programmed to believe in supernatural powers


July 15th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Are humans programmed to believe in gods and in an afterlife?Forty separate studies (both analytical and empirical) conducted in 20 countries conclude that humans are predisposed ... Read more...

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New male infertility test could ‘bring hope to millions’


June 7th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) A groundbreaking new test for male infertility, which will save time, money and heartache for couples around the world, has been developed by Northern Ireland's Queen's ... Read more...

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Why observing others’ flaws hurt us?


April 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have explained why individuals observing others' flaws and norm transgressions experience vicarious embarrassment regardless of whether the person observed realizes their flaw or ... Read more...

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A painless, needle-free test for premature babies soon


April 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) A new needle-free test will soon take the pain out of testing medicines in premature babies.The research will not only lead to greater accuracy in prescribing, ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to ’starve’ cancer cells


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumours directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumours, starving them of oxygen and ... Read more...

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New brain training app for research into ageing minds developed


March 4th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed an application to discover the true effectiveness of brain training exercises in 50-plus people.The Brain Jog application, which is available to ... Read more...

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Technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater heads to US


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A pioneering technology used in India to remove arsenic from groundwater without using chemicals is being used to create safer drinking water in the United States.The technology-Subterranean Arsenic ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can reduce heart failure in cancer patients


February 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A breakthrough could help reduce heart failure among cancer patients worldwide and increase survival rates, researchers claim. Scientists at the Centre for Vision and Vascular Science, Queen's University ... Read more...

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How video games could make us better decision-makers


January 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study from researchers at Queen's University Belfast has developed a prototype that could be used in computer games and turned into an e-learning or training tool ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover diamond-studded planet


December 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A team of astronomers, led by an Indian-origin boffin, has discovered the first carbon-rich planet, orbiting a star 1,200 light-years away, which could have an interior abundant in ... Read more...

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Media coverage on HIV/AIDS down by 70pc in developed world: Study


November 30th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that media coverage on HIV/AIDS has fallen by more than 70 percent in developed countries over the last 20 years.While in ... Read more...

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Wireless ‘body-to-body networks’ can revolutionize mobile communication


October 29th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): If every human being were to carry with him or her, a wearable sensor, they could communicate with each other to create potentially vast body-to-body networks (BBNs), forming ... Read more...

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MI6 spies planned to use semen as invisible ink


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) British intelligence planned to use semen as an invisible ink to write top-secret letters, says a new history of secret intelligence service MI6. A diary entry belonging to ... Read more...

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Real ‘James Bond’ loved pretty women, fast cars


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) There was a real "James Bond" who was an incorrigible raconteur with a penchant for pretty women and fast cars, says a new history of Britain's intelligence service ... Read more...

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James Bond ‘based on real life MI6 special agent’


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): A new history of the Secret Intelligence Service has revealed that one of James Bond's most famous scenes was inspired by the wartime exploits of an MI6 spy.The ... Read more...

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Britain’s secret service had ‘no licence to kill’: Author


September 21st, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (DPA) The veil of secrecy which traditionally surrounds operations of Britain's secret service was partially lifted Tuesday with the publication of the first authorised history of MI6, the country's ... Read more...

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Now, rapid meningitis test that can detect the brain disease within an hour


August 20th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): A groundbreaking test for meningitis and septicaemia, which can tell if a child has the deadly diseases within an hour, has been developed by researchers.The speed of the ... Read more...

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Telescope with world’s most powerful digi cam to reveal universe’s mysteries


June 18th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists are more optimistic about unravelling the hidden mysteries of the universe as the Pan-STARRS sky survey telescope (PS1) beings observing the night sky.PS1, equipped with the world's ... Read more...

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Virgin birth may be sharks’ secret survival strategy


April 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): Parthenogenesis - a form of asexual reproduction found in females, where growth and development of embryos occurs without fertilization by a male - may be part of an ... Read more...

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Researchers design archaeological ‘time machine’


February 15th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Researchers have designed a new archaeological tool which could answer key questions in human evolution. The new calibration curve, which extends back 50,000 years, is a major landmark in ... Read more...

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Young men who believe happiness declines with age more likely to binge drink


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Young men who believe that ageing is associated with a decline in happiness are more likely to engage in risky health behaviours such as binge drinking, according to ... Read more...

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After Tagore-Yates union, Indian and Irish poets to meet in India


November 17th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Nearly a century after the Irish poet W.B. Yeats helped launch Rabindranath Tagore to global fame, some of Ireland's most distinguished poets have teamed up with their Indian ... Read more...

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Burial site reveals brain surgery was carried out in Ireland 1,000 years ago


November 11th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, November 11 (ANI): A burial site in Ireland has revealed that brain surgery was being carried out in Ireland more than 1,000 years ago.A multitude of insights about life and death ... Read more...

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Scientists developing futuristic communications systems to protect frontline troops


November 5th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A team of researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is working to develop futuristic communications systems that could help protect frontline troops.Building on ... Read more...

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Virtual reality training programme to make rugby players perform more efficiently


October 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A new virtual reality training programme created at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, could help rugby players to perform efficiently and improve their chances of success.Team members ... Read more...

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New sensors to detect chemical weapons in seconds


October 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs within seconds, which will help in the fight against the threat of ... Read more...

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British university trains future Indian research leaders


August 25th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) A group of Indian students has just returned home after visiting Queen's University, Belfast, as part of a unique scholarship programme to develop Indian scientific research leaders of ... Read more...

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Ancient Irish skeletons could help solve mystery of rare genetic bone disease


August 25th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, August 25 (ANI): Two ancient skeletons with a rare genetic bone disease unearthed from a medieval Irish graveyard may hold key insights for medical experts in solving the mysterious ailment.The two ... Read more...

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Kamalesh Sharma elected chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast


August 25th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has been appointed as the new chancellor of the Queen's University Belfast (QUB).Sharma succeeds Senator George J. Mitchell.Sharma has been the Secretary ... Read more...

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Scientific breakthrough will lead to more accurate weather forecasts


August 7th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A breakthrough by engineers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), may lead to more accurate global weather forecasts and a better understanding ... Read more...

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Examining safety of combat military vehicles made from titanium alloys


July 30th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new research, a Queen's University Belfast academic is testing how safe vehicles with titanium alloys are when attacked by bullets or explosions, which could help protect ... Read more...

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Female domestic cats tend to be righties, males lefties


July 28th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A study on domestic cats conducted by researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland suggests that, more often than not, females tend to be righties, while males ... Read more...

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Indian academic leads British team on arsenic prevention project


July 27th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Indian-born academic Bhaskar Sengupta is to lead a top British scientific team to conduct research and training aimed at preventing groundwater arsenic poisoning in eastern India, Queen's University ... Read more...

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Female domestic cats tend to be righties, while males lefties


July 25th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): A study on domestic cats conducted by researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland suggests that, more often than not, females tend to be righties, while males ... Read more...

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Astronomers propose new physical interpretation of a supernova


June 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Astronomers from Queen's University Belfast have proposed a new physical interpretation of a supernova discovered on 7th November 2008.A group of researchers, led by Dr. Stefano Valenti ... Read more...

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