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One percent of the world’s people are asexuals


August 20th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Around one percent of the world's population or 70 million people are "asexuals" -- people who feel no sexual attraction at all, an expert has said.Anthony ... Read more...

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Record number of free condoms for Olympians (Olympic diary)


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms -- an average of 15 per athlete -- ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India’s Ashis Roy, 80, runs half marathon in US


May 28th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy, who turns 80 June 1, is running again after a gap of over six months, this time by participating ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Can video games help people with cataract?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Playing video games could improve the vision of people born with cataracts, a new research has found.Surgery and contact lenses do not always work and people ... Read more...

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Missing gene turns you into couch potato


September 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Couch potatoes can't help being what they are -- a missing gene may explain why they are so lazy and inactive. Researchers rendered healthy mice slow ... Read more...

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The world now has 8.7 mn species


August 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) The natural world now contains about 8.7 million species, says a new report described by scientists as the "most accurate ever".However, the vast majority of species ... Read more...

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If healthy don’t fret over being overweight


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) If you are chubby but still lead an otherwise healthy life, it's better to continue living that way.According to researchers at York University in Canada, obese ... Read more...

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Universal blood could make blood grouping redundant


March 10th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) Scientists are developing a universal blood product that would do away with the necessity of matching blood groups before transfusion.Maryam Tabrizian and colleagues from McGill University ... Read more...

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Marijuana use could lead to sexual dysfunction in men


February 12th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study on the effects of marijuana on sexual health has suggested that men could be courting sexual dysfunction from smoking it.Study researcher Rany Shamloul, a physician ... Read more...

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Learning a second language gives toddlers an edge


January 20th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A research team has suggested that toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers.Researchers from Concordia University and York University in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Appeasing Tamil flood victims best chance for Sri Lanka to improve maligned image’


January 15th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan 15 (ANI): In the wake of the recent floods in parts of the country, many political observers are of the opinion that the Sri Lankan Government could improve its image ... Read more...

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Alpha males take greater initiative in love, sports


November 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 10 (IANS) Alpha males tend to take greater initiatives in relationships, sports and financial matters, a new study has found."Since women tend to be attracted to men who are ... Read more...

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Beer ‘may have led to the rise of civilization’


November 6th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Some archaeologists have said that there is a possibility that beer may have helped lead to the rise of civilization.Their argument is that Stone Age farmers were domesticating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Video gaming prepares brain for bigger tasks


September 27th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Playing video games for hours on end may not be that bad after all. It could perhaps prepare your child to become a skilled surgeon one day. Playing video ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Breast cancer survivors with physical limitations more likely to die


September 25th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.According to the study, ... Read more...

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Video games may prepare your kids’ brains for bigger tasks


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): The next time you see your son hooked on to a video game, tell him to spend an hour extra with the joystick, for it might just turn ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Talking to yourself is good, say scientists


September 24th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Normally talking to yourself may be dubbed as an indication of madness but a new research shows it might be good for you. The study revealed that people who ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How face blindness impairs ability to remember faces in 3-D


September 10th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have shown how some people with face blindness-a hereditary condition- fail to easily recognise faces in 3-D.In the normal 3D world, people can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook users narcissists, have low self-esteem


September 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Using Facebook is like staring at yourself in an online mirror. Those who spend hours updating their profile on the site are more likely to be narcissists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

22 year old becomes IIT professor


July 14th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 14 (ANI): At the age of 22 years, Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has become India's youngest assistant professor at the renowned Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.Tulsi, who hails from Patna, ... Read more...

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Perfectionists at risk for postpartum blues


July 10th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that new mothers who think they should be perfect parents might be at risk for postpartum depression.The research involved 100 first-time mothers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red wine, vitamins don’t really boost longevity


July 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Thought taking antioxidants via red wine and vitamins would increase your chances of living longer? Well, not really- a new study casts doubt on the theory that oxidative ... Read more...

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FIFA WC: Facebook messages indicate mixed reaction to services in S. Africa


June 14th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 14 (ANI): A commentary on the social networking site Facebook has revealed that services being provided to guests and fans watching the FIFA World Cup has got a mixed ... Read more...

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A love story has a happy ending - thanks to Internet


May 25th, 2010 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) A Canadian Muslim girl was allowed to marry her Dubai-based Indian lover after she wrote an online appeal for help while being in her father's "captivity" in Saudi ... Read more...

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95 per cent chance that Man is to blame for global warming


March 5th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): A new study has found that there is a 95 per cent chance that human activity is to blame for global warming, and only 5 percent chance that ... Read more...

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Antifreeze proteins can stop ice melt


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that the same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Policy makers should rethink renewable energy strategy, say scientists


February 12th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have suggested that policy makers should examine greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions implications for energy infrastructure as fossil fuel sources must be rapidly ... Read more...

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Archaeological ‘time machine’ might answer key questions in human evolution


February 12th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have helped produce a new archaeological 'time machine' that could answer key questions in human evolution.The new calibration curve, which extends back ... Read more...

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Data from Herschel to shed new light on star formation in nearby galaxies


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): The latest data delivered back to Earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing astronomers with a better understanding of the composition, temperature, density and mass of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Star Trek-like phaser to cause paralysis with beam of light


November 20th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 20 (ANI): Scientists have developed a Star Trek-like phaser, capable of causing paralysis with a beam of light, whose effects have been proven on worms.A phaser traditionally emits a ... Read more...

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New test can rapidly trace pesticides in food


November 12th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 12 (IANS) Scientists have come up with a fast, inexpensive dipstick test which can identify traces of pesticides in food and beverages. Their paper-strip test is more practical than conventional ... Read more...

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‘Made in Pakistan’ stands alone in Mumbai film fest


November 4th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) "Made in Pakistan", a documentary that gives a glimpse into the thinking of modern day Pakistanis, was the only film from across the border which was screened ... Read more...

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Facial structure can predict propensity to aggression


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 3 (IANS) Angry words and gestures are not the only way to get a sense of how temperamental a person is. A quick glance at someone's facial structure may be ... Read more...

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New flexible solar cell technology to power lighting for night-time bus users


June 14th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A group of engineering researchers at McMaster University in Canada has installed a new flexible solar cell technology to power lighting for night-time transit users.The bus shelter ... Read more...

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Caribbean coral reefs ‘flattened’ over last 40 years, say scientists


June 10th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK, has determined that coral reefs throughout the Caribbean have been comprehensively 'flattened' over the last ... Read more...

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