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Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon costs


September 18th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) A faulty analytical model is behind the US government's underestimating the costs of carbon pollution, says an economic expert.A more appropriate accounting of costs would ... Read more...

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‘Cambridge alumni played role in India’s freedom’


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said that many Cambridge alumni played a leading role in India's struggle for independence and later in guiding ... Read more...

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Cutting down on red meat lowers heart disease, diabetes


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Minimising the consumption of red and processed meat would not only lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by three to 12 percent, ... Read more...

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Chemical in plastic bottles aggravates heart risk


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The presence of high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic products like water bottles and baby feeding bottles, may be linked to ... Read more...

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New technology may free diabetics from daily injections


August 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A new technology could free diabetics and cancer patients from the daily necessity of painful routine injections by releasing the required drug dosage over six months.University ... Read more...

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Cambridge scientists synthesize mother of pearl


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Scientists have synthesised the strong, shiny coating known as the mother of pearl or nacre, found on the inside of some molluscs, by mimicking nature's way ... Read more...

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Laser wipes paper clean for reuse


May 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Engineers have developed a way of using lasers to remove ink from paper so it can be reused in printers and photocopiers. The new technique could ... Read more...

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PM’s ‘chair’ offered to Cambridge professor


May 20th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) There may be many aspirants eagerly wanting to occupy the chair of the country's prime minister but a 'chair' in the name of incumbent Prime ... Read more...

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Happy teens may earn more as adults


March 25th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A study has found cheerful adolescents are likely to earn more money after attaining adulthood.According to two leading economists, their income is thought to be higher ... Read more...

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Potency wrecking compound linked to heart disease


February 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Scientists are now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease.People with higher urine concentrations of ... Read more...

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Poverty not declining in Bihar, despite high growth


February 20th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Bihar has been changing and developing fast but its poverty is not declining, warned Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen here."It is a matter of ... Read more...

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Man-made photosynthesis to boost food output


February 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb19 (IANS) Photosynthesis, one of the most powerful biological processes on earth, permits plants to convert solar energy into food and fuel, but with only one percent efficiency. Richard ... Read more...

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Protein turns harmless grasshoppers into destructive swarms


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Locusts devastate swathes of vegetation in swarms that stretch over many square kilometres, blotting the sun and the sky for hours. This is due to a ... Read more...

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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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Mozambique selects students to study in India


November 16th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 16 (IANS) The southwest African nation of Mozambique is selecting students to study in India under a scholarship programme recently provided by an Indian university.The scholarships are ... Read more...

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Remain outdoors to reduce nearsightedness


October 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) More time spent outdoors is likely to stave off the risk of myopia or nearsightedness in children and adolescents, new research says.In parts of Asia, more ... Read more...

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Feel liberated after completing studies: Cole


October 24th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Lily Cole felt "hugely liberated" after completing her degree at the University of Cambridge.The 23-year-old obtained a degree in the history of art."I feel hugely ... Read more...

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Tropical forest growth could worsen carbon dioxide problem


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, August 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Cambridge, UK have reported that more trees may rather worsen the carbon dioxide problem the ... Read more...

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Emma quits Britain for US


July 17th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has decided to study in the US because she was feeling lonely here after the "Harry Potter" franchise got over.The "Harry Potter" actress ... Read more...

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Old blood or new? New technique can tell


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Old blood used in transfusions can have serious side effects. But now a technique can tell the difference between new and old red blood cells, providing ... Read more...

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‘Hawk mimicry’ helps cuckoos to scare their hosts


April 18th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists have said that cuckoos have evolved plumage patterns that give them a hawk-like appearance to scare the birds whose nests they invade.A study has shown that reed ... Read more...

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Endometrial cancer gene identified


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the University of Cambridge have identified an area of the genome that increases the risk of developing endometrial ... Read more...

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Artificial pancreas can ‘effectively’ improve diabetes control in adults


April 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that closed loop insulin delivery (also known as an artificial pancreas) may improve overnight blood glucose control and reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia (a ... Read more...

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Beetle footpads could inspire novel man-made adhesives


April 6th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that the different forces required to peel away adhesive hairs or 'setae' from surfaces are what allows beetles to adhere to ... Read more...

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Teens with severe antisocial behavior have smaller brain structures


April 1st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists after scanning brains of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have discovered differences in the structures of the developing brain that could link to ... Read more...

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New microwave method recycles used motor oil into fuel


March 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): UK researchers have developed a new method that could recycle waste crankcase oil into gasoline-like fuel.The method is the first to use microwaves and has 'excellent potential' for ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on the causes of chronic liver cirrhosis


March 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Scientists have offered new clues into the genetics underlying a chronic form of liver disease, called primary biliary cirrhosis, which can lead to transplant surgery for patients.The new ... Read more...

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Cheerful kids make for happy adults


February 27th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Being happy and cheerful in teen years could be key to greater well being and satisfaction in adulthood, says new research. Although a troubled childhood may be ... Read more...

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Happy kids make happy adults


February 26th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): New research has found that being a 'happy' teenager is linked to increased well-being in adulthood.Much is known about the associations between a troubled childhood and mental health ... Read more...

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‘Walking cactus’ sheds light on the evolution of insects, spiders


February 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Fossils of an extinct creature, dubbed the 'walking cactus' - that lived around 500 million years ago, could be arthropods' lost relative, according to a new Chinese study.The ... Read more...

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Earth’s inner core rotating slower than previously believed


February 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A new research has given the first accurate estimate of how much faster the Earth's inner core is rotating compared to the rest of the planet.Previous research had ... Read more...

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Thick disc of older stars discovered in nearby Andromeda galaxy


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified for the first time a thick stellar disc in the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way.According to an international ... Read more...

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Sheep are smart enough to make ‘executive decisions’


February 12th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Unlike previously thought, sheep are actually so smart that they make 'executive decisions', have long memories and can remember friends for two years.University of Cambridge researchers have said ... Read more...

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44-year-old mystery resolved: Fleas jump from toes, not knees


February 11th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A 44-year-old mystery about how fleas are able to jump so high has now been resolved - they push off the ground from their toes, not from their ... Read more...

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Extra testosterone reduces empathy levels: Study


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers from the Utrecht and Cambridge Universities have found that an administration of testosterone under the tongue in volunteers negatively affects a person's ability to 'mind read', an ... Read more...

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