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Warming casts shadow over survival of coral reefs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) Unless greenhouse gas emissions are curtailed, there is little hope for the survival of coral reefs, supporting a diversity of life forms, warns a new study.Coral ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

`Canada must aim to attract top Asian students’


August 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 10 (IANS) Canada must brand itself as a partner of choice in higher education and research and attract Asian students and researchers to the country, the head of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Worrying about office politics can trip you


August 1st, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 1 (IANS) Worrying a too much about office politics can really trip you, says a new finding from Canada.A study by University of British Columbia (UBC) Sauder School ... Read more...

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Severe flu doubles odds of developing Parkinson’s


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Severe flu doubles the odds of your developing Parkinson's disease later in life, say researchers.However, the reverse holds true for those who got infected with red ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plastic pollution in sea reaches alarming levels


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 5 (IANS) Plastic pollution is reaching alarming levels off the coast of Pacific Northwest, which is just as bad as the notoriously polluted North Sea.University of British Columbia ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tiny tots are happy giving treats to others


June 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Toddlers less than two years old find great joy in giving treats to others than receiving one themselves, says a new psychological study. "People tend to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Devious people take emotionally intelligent for a ride


May 21st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) People who rate themselves high on emotional intelligence (EI) scale might be taken for a ride as they tend to over-estimate their ability to detect deception ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parenting leads to greater happiness


May 18th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Parents experience greater levels of happiness and meaning in life than people who have no children, according to a new study. Parents also are happier when ... Read more...

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Analytical thinking can erode religious belief: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Analytical thinking can erode religious belief, even in devout believers, says a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, who assessed participants' belief ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plant gene can replace whale compound in perfumes


April 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) A gene identified in balsam fir trees could lower cost of producing plant-based fixatives used in the perfume industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Antibiotics ineffective against viral sinus infections


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) As antibiotics are ineffective against a vast majority of sinus infections caused by viruses, they should not be used in their treatment, new guidelines released by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why faces cannot lie?


March 19th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) British scientists have claimed to have decoded a secret code written on everyone's face which gets revealed while lying.Researchers, from the University of British Columbia, have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria


February 17th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year - more than malaria - thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Google Earth helps keep tabs on exploitative fish farms


February 9th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 9 (IANS) Google Earth can be a powerful tool to keep tabs on a growing industry like ocean fish farming, given its tendency to exploit scarce resources and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Polygamous cultures linked with instability, crimes


January 24th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Cultures permitting polygamy are wracked by greater crime levels, violence, poverty and gender inequality, owing to the intra-sexual competiton that engenders it, than societies sticking to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ban on junk food ads cuts consumption


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Banning ads that promote junk foods among children is likely to cut down their consumption, says a study based on an experiment in a Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New therapy could help beat Hepatitis C virus


January 17th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to block the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and possibly benefit 170 million people worldwide.The breakthrough opens the way for new therapies ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists isolate gene common to unrelated cancers


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) Scientists investigating rare ovarian, uterine and testicular tumours have stumbled upon on a mutated gene that is surprisingly common to all of them. David Huntsman, genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Injected drug linked to higher suicide risk


December 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 26 (IANS) Drug abusers who inject themselves with methamphetamine had an 80 higher chance of attempting suicide than those who rely on other substances, says a study. Methamphetamine ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China, Canada to build Alzheimer’s research centre


October 24th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) A China-Canada joint research centre for child development and the study of Alzheimer's disease will be built at a children's hospital in southwest China, authorities said.The ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

NID wins global sustainable auto-design contest


October 5th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A team of Indian design institutes led by the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design (NID) has won an award at the PACE Forum 2011, a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Is one in 25 bosses a psychopath?


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) For occupying high positions in any company, many individuals are viewed as highly successful people worth being role models. A study, however, says business leaders are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brain protein shows promise in checking obesity


August 10th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Research by an Indian-origin scientist has shown that brain protein may actually hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar under control and keep unwanted ... Read more...

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Shame, honour can fuel global cooperation


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) The threat of shame and promise of honour boosts cooperation by as much as 50 percent, opening up ways to tackle tough global issues such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why girls find bad boys sexier?


May 26th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Women really do find moody bad boys sexier than cheerful chaps, a study has found.Psychologists say brooding or swaggering males were far more alluring than happy ... Read more...

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Astronomers unveil ’super-exotic’ exoplanet


April 29th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Astronomers have unveiled details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet - described as the densest known solid planet in existence.An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Densest solid planet known ’super-exotic super-Earth’ unveiled


April 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet, which is the densest solid planet known.The planet, named 55 Cancri e, is 60 percent larger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Belief in God doesn’t deter a person from cheating on a test: Study


April 21st, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has found that if you believe God is caring and forgiving, you're more likely to cheat on a test than people who view a higher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People know how reliable their ‘first impressions’ are


April 17th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
People know how reliable their 'first impressions' areWashington, Apr 17 (ANI): A recent study has indicated that people instinctively know how accurate their first impressions are.According to it people know when ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Seeing brain activity helps people improve their ability to control thoughts


April 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): University of British Columbia scientists have discovered that real-time brain feedback significantly improves people's ability to control their thoughts and effectively 'train their brains.'Their study is the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gulf of Mexico oil spill toll was huge, says study


March 30th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) The whale and dolphin deaths due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have been gravely underestimated. The ecological damage may be 50 times higher ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ancient fish that eats inside cavity of dead animal with its skin, gills


March 6th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): University of British Columbia researchers have found that an ancient species of fish called Hagfish burrows into the body cavity of the dead or dying animal to eat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘David and Goliath’ viruses key to origin of jumping genes


March 4th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a pair of 'David and Goliath' viruses that could provide clues to the evolutionary origin of some jumping genes found in other organisms.The small virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Delhi’s CNG drive worsened some vehicles’ climate impacts: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new University of British Columbia study has found that a pioneering program by New Delhi to switch its vehicle fleet to clean fuel has not significantly improved ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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