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Mobile phones filthier than toilet seat


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Mobile phones are actually filthier than toilet seats because they are never cleaned even after being handled by different people, thus swarming with germs, say researchers.Tests ... Read more...

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US tests new `avatar’ border agent technology


August 28th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Tucson (Arizona), Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Homeland Security is testing an advanced technology whereby an "avatar" agent interviews some Mexican visitors when they cross the border at ... Read more...

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‘Hunter-gatherers, modern men use same energy levels’


July 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, hunter gatherers and their current day counterparts expend the same energy levels, says a new finding, upsetting one of the most entrenched popular notions that ... Read more...

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Scientists develop robotic legs that mimic human gait


July 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Researchers have designed a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to mimic the human gait accurately.The neural (nerve cell) architecture, musculoskeletal architecture ... Read more...

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Jindal Global Law School signs MoUs with leading US law schools


April 12th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), April 12 (IANS) The Jindal Global Law School here has signed wide-ranging partnership agreements with three leading American law Schools to enrich academic programmes in both India and ... Read more...

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Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

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Why are repeat experiences better?


February 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) People re-read books, watch movies twice or thrice or visit places again, because repeating experiences re-ignite their emotions."Even though people are already familiar with the stories ... Read more...

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Dogs were man’s best friend even 33,000 years ago


January 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) A dog's skull, which had lain in a Siberian cave for 33,000 years, presents the oldest evidence of domestication of the canine. The latest find comes ... Read more...

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Water supplies may run out by 2030


January 11th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production -- including in India, China and the Middle East ... Read more...

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Big space rock flies close to Earth, no harm done


November 9th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-meter-wide asteroid harmlessly zipped past earth early Wednesday, closer to our planet than the Moon's orbit.The "space rock" named 2005 YU55 approached earth at ... Read more...

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Asteroid 2005 yu55 to pass close to Earth today


November 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say an asteroid will pass very closely by earth on Tuesday (8th of November 2011) but it is not expected to collide with the planet. The ... Read more...

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University of Arizona fires head coach Mike Stoops


October 11th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Arizona, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After losing their fifth straight game, the University of Arizona has fired their head coach Mike Stoops. He has been the head coach of the team for ... Read more...

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Self-compassion helps heal post-divorce blues


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Self-compassion and the ability to let painful emotions pass helps heal post divorce blues, a new study suggests.This trait "can promote resilience and positive outcomes in ... Read more...

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People more likely to yawn in winters


September 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) People are more likely to yawn in winters as opposed to the summer when the heat outdoors exceeds body temperature, which suggests that yawning could be ... Read more...

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Leroy Luetscher impaled on pruning shears


August 30th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tucson, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An 86-year-old farmer was miraculously saved when he accidentally fell on his pruning shears. The pensioner was seriously injured but doctors say he is expected to make ... Read more...

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Scientists find signs of flowing water on Mars


August 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) The first signs of flowing water on Mars have been discovered by US scientists, the journal Science reported.Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona in ... Read more...

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Making mosquitoes pay for every bite


July 20th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Scientists have hit upon a novel way to kill mosquitoes with every bite they make by disrupting their blood meal digestive syetem.The approach could be the ... Read more...

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Warming ocean layers melt polar ice sheets faster


July 4th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Warming of the ocean's subsurface layers will melt portions of underwater Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, increasing sea levels more than projected. ... Read more...

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Native Americans object to ‘hero’ Geronimo as code for ‘terrorist’ bin Laden


May 4th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): Native Americans, or American Indians, have objected to the US' military code for the raid which killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad city: "Geronimo."Geronimo was a ... Read more...

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Soap from public refillable dispensers may leave hands teeming with bacteria


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Washing hands with contaminated soap from bulk-soap-refillable dispensers can increase the number of disease-causing microbes on hands and may play a role in transmission of bacteria in public ... Read more...

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Contaminated liquid soap can leave deadly bugs on your hands


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Liquid soap can become contaminated and washing hands with such contaminated soap from bulk refillable dispensers can leave you with deadly bugs on your hands -- ... Read more...

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Air traffic controllers falling asleep on job


April 26th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Highly irregular shifts may be forcing fatigued air traffic controllers to fall asleep on their job.There is even speculation that staff shortage and a lack of ... Read more...

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Tart cherries may reduce inflammation, risk factors for heart disease


April 13th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease and inflammation.In a series ... Read more...

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Scientists find strong evidence for presence of liquid water in comet


April 6th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): University of Arizona scientists have found convincing evidence for the presence of liquid water in a comet.The finding has shattered the current paradigm that comets never get ... Read more...

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Wind ‘can be 10 to 100 times more effective in eroding mountains’


March 29th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A new report from a University of Arizona-led research team has revealed that wind is a much more powerful force in the evolution of mountains than previously thought.Bedrock ... Read more...

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Religion extinct in nine nations


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Religion has been listed on the endangered list of about nine nations. A new census data has revealed that pretty soon religion would be a thing of ... Read more...

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House-size asteroid passes close by Earth


March 18th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): An asteroid the size of a house passed close by Earth Wednesday, flying within the orbit of the moon just one day after astronomers spotted the space rock ... Read more...

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Supermarket carts ‘more toxic than public bathrooms’


March 9th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that supermarket carts are often more toxic than public bathrooms.Researchers from the University of Arizona stated that supermarket carts are more like ... Read more...

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Rising seas to affect major US coastal cities by 2100


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Rising sea levels could threaten an average nine percent of the land within 180 US coastal cities by 2100, a new study says. The research, led by University ... Read more...

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Mild asthma might not need to be treated every day: Study


February 15th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study by US researchers suggests that mild asthma might not need to be treated daily.A "preventer" inhaler containing corticosteroid is part of many asthma sufferers' daily ... Read more...

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The book ‘no one can read’ dates back to 15th century


February 11th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers have cracked one of the puzzles surrounding what has been called 'the world's most mysterious manuscript' - the Voynich manuscript, a book filled with drawings and writings ... Read more...

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Modern humans would easily beat Neanderthals in a marathon


January 29th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): If humans were to be pitted against Neanderthals in a marathon, the former would win, says a new study.Having said that, Neanderthal bones were built for long-distance walking ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Pays Visit To Tucson Shooting Victims


January 13th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tucson, Arizona, Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The President of United States, Barack Obama urged the whole nation on Wednesday to honor the Tucson shooting victims, who lost their lives and ... Read more...

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Daniel Hernandez Turns Down The Title Of A “Hero”


January 13th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Daniel Hernandez was the gay intern who rushed to the rescue of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at the time the mass shooting took place in Tucson. ... Read more...

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Obama urges Americans to debate Tucson shooting ‘in a way that heals’


January 13th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(ANI): US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to draw a lesson from the lives of the Tucson shooting victims and the actions of the heroes and to usher ... Read more...

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