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X-ray analysis on artwork shows artist repainted blonde woman brunette


April 4th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): An X-ray analysis of a 19th century painting by an unknown artist has revealed that the woman in the picture had initially been painted a vivacious blonde before ... Read more...

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Seahorse evolved its curved body for better hunting


January 31st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) The seahorse evolved its arched head and curved S-shape body to help it hunt more distant prey, says a new study. The strange yet alluring creature is completely ... Read more...

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How apes leap huge distances


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): It is well-known that gibbons are capable of leaping prodigious distances between trees, crossing gaps of more than 10m at a time. Now scientists have discovered just how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parenting programme to tame unruly teenagers


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) If you want to curb your kids' depression and tame their unruly behaviour, head for the Positive Parenting Programme or 'Triple P', research says. Two new European studies - ... Read more...

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Parasitic disease targets HIV-infected gay males


November 30th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) A rare parasitic disease, normally transmitted by contaminated water, has been shown to be transmitted by sex between HIV-positive men. Taiwanese researcher Chieng-Ching Hung, who led the study, had ... Read more...

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Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 28th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked the carbon cycling processes of inland ... Read more...

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Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a new report, scientists have determined that climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters.Scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air in bones allows this lizard to glide


July 18th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Most lizards are content scurrying in and out of nooks and crannies in walls and between rocks. But neon blue tailed tree lizards (Holaspis guentheri) leap from branch ... Read more...

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High ozone depletes productivity in oil seed rape plants


June 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research indicates that high ozone conditions causes a 30 percent decrease in yield and an increase in the concentration of a group of toxic compounds within ... Read more...

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New fruit fly model to help scientists study human disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth


June 23rd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists in Belgium have created the first ever fly model that can help them unravel the molecular mechanism behind Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)-a hereditary disorder of the peripheral nervous system-by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Foreign accent syndrome may lie in the ears of the listeners


June 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): While foreign accent syndrome (FAS) has been linked to damage in certain brain areas of the person sounding foreign, scientists now say that this condition may lie in ... Read more...

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Power Plate exercise may help fight the flab


May 12th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Doing exercise on Power Plate - a vibrating exercise machine, and consuming a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful belly fat, according to a ... Read more...

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Vibration plate machines may help weight loss, trim abdominal fat


May 9th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Vibration plate exercise machines, if used properly, may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat between the organs, claims a new study.In a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian Maritime University to introduce several new courses: Baalu


February 18th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): The newly established Indian Maritime University (IMU) will introduce several new courses in the 2009-10 session. Disclosing this to members of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to his ... Read more...

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Gene linked to age-related hearing loss identified


December 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new gene, which may provide insights into the development of presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss."This is the first ever and largest genome-wide association ... Read more...

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Study on floppy-footed gibbons casts light on how early humans might have walked


November 24th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers reckon that the modern human foot might have first appeared about 1.8 million years ago, but their ape-like ancestors probably took to walking ... Read more...

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Daring birds sing, and win the girl


July 9th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A collaborative study by experts from the University of Antwerp and at Eotvos University, Budapest suggests that bird song has a prominent and well-established role in sexual ... Read more...

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Smoking, obesity may lead to hearing loss


June 11th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study has found that obesity and smoking could be linked to permanent loss of hearing.However, the study, led by Erik Fransen in Professor Guy Van ... Read more...

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Maternal grandparents are closer to grandkids than paternal


December 19th, 2007 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19(ANI): With families gearing up for the holidays, a new study has found that the level of social interaction between extended family members depends on whether people are related through ... Read more...

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