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Scientists challenge Big Bang theory


August 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The beginning of the universe should not be ascribed to the Big Bang. It was more like water freezing into ice, say theoretical physicists from the ... Read more...

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‘Lone Wolf’ terrorists most dangerous threat to society


December 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Syney, Dec 19 (IANS) Single individuals committing violent acts against society present "the most dangerous terrorism threat," says US Homeland Security, because they operate alone, without using phones, photos or ... Read more...

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Mayan doomsday prophecy not true: British expert


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) An ancient prediction made by the central American Mayan civilisation that said the world will end in 2012 was wrongly translated and people have nothing to ... Read more...

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Strong, flexible artificial muscles designed


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 14 (IANS) New artificial muscles as flexible as an elephant's trunk but strong enough to rotate objects two thousand times their own weight, have been designed by researchers.Using ... Read more...

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Despite heart attack during exam, student qualifies for varsity


August 21st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A student suffered a heart attack during an exam in Britain and yet went on to win a place at a university.Eighteen-year-old Jairaj Chandran collapsed barely ... Read more...

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‘Super sand’ to purify drinking water


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a way to chemically transform ordinary sand into so-called "super sand" for improved purification of drinking water.Ordinary sand, an abundant natural resource of ... Read more...

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Scientists demystify male puberty


March 15th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 15 (IANS) Why do some boys reach puberty early while the rest enjoy the idyllic bliss of childhood much longer? Scientists may have identified the answer - a ... Read more...

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Stem cells help women regrow breasts after surgery


February 20th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): A new technique, which uses stem cells, could help women regrow their breasts after cancer surgery.Experts in the UK and Melbourne University in Australia say that the new ... Read more...

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Australia assures India about security of Indian students


January 20th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Australia Thursday reassured India that the safety and security of the Indian community and students will continue to be addressed pro-actively. "I have also just met with the ... Read more...

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Female crickets fall for louder songs sung by younger males


January 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Female crickets fall for the higher-pitched and louder songs sung by younger males, suggests a study.The study has challenged a well-established theory that females prefer older males because ... Read more...

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Soon, an ‘interview’ to detect drug users


December 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) A new tool to detect drug users on verbal cues alone may replace cumbersome doping tests, a study suggests. Forensic psychology masters student Catherine Stipis from the ... Read more...

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Want to lose weight? Stop hanging out with fat friends


December 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): A study has suggested that if you want to lose weight you need to hang out with people who are healthy and skinny and not with the ones ... Read more...

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Sex differences in the brain ‘exaggerated, forcing gender stereotypes’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Many studies have reported sex differences in brain structure or patterns of neural activity but a psychological scientist from the Macquarie University in Australia believes that these differences ... Read more...

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By 2050, Robot Footballers Expected to Beat the World’s Best Soccer Players


September 25th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A professor of Computer Science and Engineering who works at the New South Wales University in Australia has recently released a statement claiming that it will not be ... Read more...

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Just like humans, birds too use optical illusions to attract mates


September 10th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Just like humans, birds too use optical illusions to woo a mate, says a new study.Bowerbird males are well known for making elaborate constructions, lavished with decorative objects, ... Read more...

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Australian lecturer offers pass marks for sex


September 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) A lecturer at a university in Australia offered pass marks to three Chinese women students in exchange for sex, a commission has said. Former lecturer at the Curtin ... Read more...

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Nurture, not nature, explains why men, women are different


August 16th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Nurture, not nature, explains why men and women are so different. Psychologists say it is nurture that has the largest effect on the skills, attributes and personalities of ... Read more...

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Non-graduates, graduates at par on happiness index, says study


April 21st, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 21 (IANS) University degrees can's buy happiness, claims a new study. Despite having privileged backgrounds and higher earnings, people in their 20s with higher degrees are not happier than the young ... Read more...

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Life on Earth may have evolved much earlier than previously believed


February 6th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Biochemists at the Monash University in Australia have found a critical piece in the evolutionary puzzle that explains how life on Earth evolved much earlier in the evolutionary ... Read more...

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India might be sinking into Earth’s mantle


February 1st, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study based on computer models has suggested that India is sinking into the Earth's mantle.Scientists have been mystified by the fact that the Himalayan mountain range ... Read more...

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Women put on weight after marriage: study


January 26th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Married women can now blame their husbands for that extra flab as a new study has found that those living with a partner put on more weight ... Read more...

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Santa should get off his sleigh, give up brandy and walk: Expert


December 17th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Santa should get off his sleigh and walk, because he's a health hazard, says a public health expert.Writing in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com, Dr Nathan Grills, ... Read more...

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Gecko’s tail an energy powerhouse, say scientists


November 21st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 21 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that a gecko's tail is an energy powerhouse, as the reptiles have a slower getaway after dropping their tail to fee ... Read more...

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Alcohol industry should not sponsor sports, say scientists


November 10th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Scientists are advocating an outright ban on the alcohol industry's sponsorship of sports, which they believe should be replaced with a dedicated alcohol tax. British and Australian scientists have ... Read more...

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Scientists call for ban on alcohol-industry sponsorship of sport


November 10th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Scientists have said that the alcohol industry's sponsorship of sport should be banned and replaced with a dedicated alcohol tax modelled on those employed by some countries for ... Read more...

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Antioxidants may increase diabetes risk rather than decrease it


October 7th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that low levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), especially hydrogen peroxide, within cells may actually protect people from diabetes, by improving their ability ... Read more...

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Sexually satisfied women experience greater vitality


September 30th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) Sexually satisfied women scored higher on psychological well-being and the vitality index compared to their sexually dissatisfied counterparts, a new study has revealed. The study was based ... Read more...

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Planet Earth heading for “catastrophic” and “irreversible” climate change by 2040


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, August 3 (ANI): A new research has claimed that carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are rising at a faster rate than the worst-case scenario envisaged by United Nations experts, with the planet ... Read more...

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Saffron-laced Indian cuisine can help fight eyesight loss


June 14th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Saffron, the spice which is commonly used in Indian, Spanish and Italian cuisine, could hold the secret to preventing eye sight loss in old age, says a new ... Read more...

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Anaemia increases death risk in heart disease patients


May 29th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists at Charles Sturt University in Australia have found that the presence of anaemia in patients with chronic heart failure is associated with a significantly increased risk of ... Read more...

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Over-eating, not poor exercise, to blame for obesity


May 9th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Over-eating, not decreased levels of physical activity, is to be blamed of the rise of obesity in the US, claims a new study.The research that uses an innovative ... Read more...

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Obesity can fry up womens fertility


March 4th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Women who are fat have alterations in their ovaries which might be responsible for an egg''s inability to make an embryo, says a new study.The study will ... Read more...

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Drug based on hormone melatonin offers effective jet lag treatment


December 2nd, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 2 (ANI): A new drug based on the hormone melatonin has been found to offer an effective treatment for jet lag in clinical trials, say researchers. Experts from Harvard ... Read more...

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Global warming threatens Australias iconic kangaroos


October 16th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has found that an increase in average temperature of only two degrees Celsius could have a devastating effect on populations of Australias iconic kangaroos.Our ... Read more...

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Did Bach’’s wife write some of his works?


October 6th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, October 6 (ANI): An associate professor from Charles Darwin University in Australia has come up with a provocative theory that Johann Sebastian Bach''s wife, Anna Magdalena, wrote some of the ... Read more...

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