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Shrimp’s fist-like club inspires new body armour


June 8th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A unique structure of the club-like arm of a shrimp that looks like an armoured caterpillar, could help transform military body armour and vehicle and aircraft, ... Read more...

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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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India destination for US varsity residency programme


December 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A Southern California based doctoral research university is launching its third global residency programme next month in India and has plans to add two more in ... Read more...

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Source of insect buzz around beer identified


November 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Why do insects buzz around beer -- because flies can sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound used in yeast fermentation."Insects use their taste system to glean ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

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Depressed? Be kind, compassionate


July 31st, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Rather than taking anti-depressants, people suffering from depression have an inexpensive way out - practising acts of kindness and compassion, new research claims.Acts of ... Read more...

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Indian-origin led team makes cocktail against mosquitoes


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Mosquito bites could soon become a fading memory, thanks to a chemical cocktail made by a team led by an Indian-origin scientist to buzz off the ... Read more...

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Managers’ belief about employees, impacts company success


April 27th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has suggested that instead of spending money on leadership training for managers, more attention should be paid on what they believe about their employees.The study by ... Read more...

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How plants fight diseases


March 29th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on how plants fight diseases caused by bacterial pathogens.Wenbo Ma, a young plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, has performed research ... Read more...

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‘Don’t work too hard, don’t stress’ advice may not be the key to longevity


March 12th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): It's long been said that always looking at the positive side of things and not working too hard will lead to a long and happy life, but a ... Read more...

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Newly identified spider toxin may help treat pain, human diseases


March 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of California have discovered that a newly identified spider toxin may help uncover novel ways of treating pain and human diseases.Spider venom toxins are ... Read more...

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Flood-tolerant rice plants ‘can also recover from drought’


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have made a discovery that can greatly benefit rice growers and consumers everywhere.The researchers have demonstrated in the lab and ... Read more...

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Flood-drought tolerant rice can feed world’s hungry


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Flood-tolerant rice plants can surprisingly survive drought and feed more of the world's hungry, says new research.Plant scientists at the University of California, Riverside have made ... Read more...

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Real-time ‘eco-driving’ can cut fuel consumption up to 6pc


February 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Do you know how much fuel can be saved by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window and not using air conditioning? Well, a new study has all the ... Read more...

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Eco-driving helps cut oil consumption


February 8th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) You can save fuel by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window, not using air-conditioning or coasting toward halts -- basically what is coming up as eco-driving. Research at ... Read more...

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Oceans went oxygen-poor ‘499mn yrs ago after animals appeared on Earth’


January 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study at the University of California, Riverside, has found that contrary to the belief that oceans became oxygen-rich about 600 million years ago and stayed that ... Read more...

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e-cigarettes are potentially harmful


December 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Electronic or e-cigarettes, that vapourize nicotine, are being increasingly used all over the world even though information about their effects is very sketchy.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

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Electronic ciggies pose health risks: Study


December 4th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are increasingly used worldwide, are unsafe and pose health risks, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of California, Riverside evaluated five e-cigarette brands ... Read more...

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Deep freeze may have spawned complex life on Earth


October 28th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): The rise of complex life on Earth may have been given a boost by a spike in ancient marine phosphorus concentrations from 750 to 635 million years ago, ... Read more...

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‘Safe’ cigarettes more toxic than regular ones: Study


October 21st, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) 'Safe' cigarettes, supposed to have lower levels of nicotine than conventional ones, may be even more harmful, a study says. Stem cell scientists at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Harm reduction ciggies ‘more harmful than conventional brands’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has revealed that 'harm reduction cigarettes', marketed by tobacco companies as safer than conventional brands, could in fact, be more harmful.Harm reduction cigarettes are made ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly sprays bring drought-resistant plants closer to reality


September 29th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Latest study from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists could lead to eco-friendly sprays that help plants survive drought."I think that the work established the methodologies and feasibilities ... Read more...

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Veteran actor Harold Gould of “The Sting” dies at age 86


September 14th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) -- Actor Harold Gould died of prostate cancer Saturday at age 86 at a nursing home in California, local media said Tuesday. Popularly known for portraying Kid ... Read more...

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Soon, pill to shake off lethargy may one day be a reality


September 4th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Why does it feel like the toughest thing in the world to get up on a Saturday and hit the gym or to get off the couch and ... Read more...

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Laziness may all be in the genes


September 4th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Why does it feel like the toughest thing in the world to get up on a Saturday and hit the gym or to get off the couch and ... Read more...

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Exercise capacity is an inherited trait


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations, according to biologists at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Drought-tolerant crops move closer to becoming reality


August 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have made a significant advance on the discovery last year by the University of California, Riverside's Sean Cutler of pyrabactin, a synthetic chemical that mimics a naturally ... Read more...

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Personality in 1st grade sticks for life: Study


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): The personalities we develop as children stay with us throughout our life, says a new study."We remain recognizably the same person," Live Science quoted Christopher Nave, a doctoral ... Read more...

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Here’s why we ape others’ talking style, speed and even accents


August 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Ever noticed how your friend suddenly starts copying your style of talking? It's unintentional and is bound to happen with those we talk frequently to - says a ... Read more...

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Electronic ciggies need stronger puffs than conventional brands


July 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): The so-called "electronic cigarettes"- marketed as tobacco-free nicotine delivery systems- require more suction than conventional brands, which in turn has adverse effects on human health, according to University ... Read more...

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Who is likely to become bully, victim or both?


July 9th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Research shows that children and adolescents who lack skills to solve social problems tend to become bullies, victims or both. It was also found that boys bully more than ... Read more...

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Hearing sexual signals helps male crickets grow larger


May 13th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Male crickets growing in the presence of loud songs used as sexual signals tend to be larger than those growing up in a silent environment, research says. Adult male ... Read more...

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How eavesdropping on sexual signals helps young male crickets


May 13th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Sexual signals do more than just attract mates - in the case of crickets, says a new study.Adult male crickets produce loud song to lure females, but the ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on the evolution of lizards


May 10th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A new research has confirmed that competition, and not predation, is the primary selective force in island lizards.In one of its kind ecological field experiment, entire islands in ... Read more...

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Physicists isolate sample of spin polarized positronium atoms


May 1st, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new research by American scientists could help in the development of gamma ray lasers and produce fusion power.In 2007, physicists at the University of California, Riverside created ... Read more...

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