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Modified bone drug kills malaria parasite


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A modified osteoporosis drug may prove to be a boon in fighting malaria, which works at very low concentrations and has no side-effects. Osteoporosis is the ... Read more...

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Exercise more for a good brain


July 26th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) That exercise helps maintain good health is well known but it also improves your brain's wellness, say researchers.New research conducted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... Read more...

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Americans want to stay busy, even if what they do is trivial


April 30th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Americans don't really care so much about what they're doing, just as long as they are doing something, suggests a new research.Author Dolores Albarracin of the University ... Read more...

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The country where you live can have a big impact on your life


February 10th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study of people from 128 countries has found that the more satisfied people are with their country, the better they feel about their lives-especially people who ... Read more...

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Feeling good about country linked to well being


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The more satisfied people are with their country, the better they feel about their lives, especially people in low income groups or in relatively poor countries. The study ... Read more...

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Family mealtimes play key role in asthmatic kids’ health


February 4th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the quality of family interactions during mealtime affects the health of children with asthma.The study, conducted by researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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‘Echoing’ Maya pyramids ‘were built to inspire spirituality’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Experts are trying to solve the acoustic riddles posed by the ancient Mayan pyramids."I think the pyramids were essentially echo machines, built to inspire spiritual feelings," USAtoday.com quoted ... Read more...

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Study: More parents are ‘redshirting’ their kids these days


September 6th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Redshirting is a new practice in the United States where parents delay sending their children to kindergarten at least until they are matured enough for the ... Read more...

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Culture affects how our brain works


August 4th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Where you grow up can have a big impact on how your brain works, according to a study by psychological scientists Denise C. Park from the University of ... Read more...

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University of Georgia UGA Takes Penn State’s ‘Top Party School’ Title


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Penn State has been stripped of their title as ‘Top Party School’ and replaced by a school in a small southern town, which has over one hundred bars ... Read more...

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NY Rep Maloney too busy to debate with Indian American challenger


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.2 (ANI): Nine time New York Representative Carolyn B. Maloney is reported to be ignoring invites to have a debate with first-time Indian American challenger and Democratic congressional hopeful Reshma ... Read more...

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Silk fibres could pave way for “edible optics” in future


July 30th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Silk, spun by spiders and silk worms, could some day find use in degradable and flexible electronic displays for sensors and implantable optical systems for diagnosis and treatment, ... Read more...

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Indian American named Chicago business school dean


July 29th, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 29 (IANS) Sunil Kumar, an Indian American management guru, has been named the new head of the University of Chicago's prestigious Booth School of Business. Currently the senior associate dean of ... Read more...

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Cutting fat, calories ‘can reduce cancer risk in dogs and humans’


July 24th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has shown that as many as 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in both humans and dogs could be prevented by reducing Omega-6 fatty acids ... Read more...

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World’s most powerful supercomputer to be unveiled in 2011


April 28th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists are developing the world's most powerful supercomputer, Blue Waters.The Blue Waters project, created especially for open scientific research, is expected to go live in 2011.It will be ... Read more...

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Infertile woman and her partner feel defeated, alone


April 10th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) As friends, siblings, and co-workers effortlessly become pregnant and deliver babies that become the centre of their lives and conversations, an infertile woman and her partner often feel ... Read more...

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Tree-dwelling mammals live longer than earthbound ones


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound overhead will live to plague your yard longer than the ones that aerate it with their burrows, according ... Read more...

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Living in the trees may be the secret to longevity


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that living in the trees may be the secret to longevity, at least in the evolutionary long run.Evolutionary biologists have long ... Read more...

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‘Govardhan Hill should be world heritage site’


January 11th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, Jan 11 (IANS) American landscape experts, who are drawing up a conservation plan for Mount Govardhan -- significant in Hindu mythology -- feel the hill deserves to be recognised as a ... Read more...

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50 percent of plume shooting out of geysers on Enceladus could be ice


December 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 21 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has revealed that as much as 50 percent of the plume shooting out of geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus could be ice.According ... Read more...

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Obama’s India-born adviser wins award


December 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) India-born Eboo Patel, a member of President Barack Obama's faith advisory council, has become the first Muslim to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion ... Read more...

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Soon, robots that ask for help to recognise objects


September 18th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 18 (ANI): Researchers at Willow Garage, a robotics company in Palo Alto, California, are working on robots that can be trained to ask humans for help to identify different objects. ... Read more...

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Future of forests really bleak: Study


September 16th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The composition of some of our forests may be quite different 200 to 400 years hence, says a recent study. The study found that temperature and photosynthetic active ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tiny sensor to sniff out toxins


September 14th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have developed a stamp-sized sensor that can sniff out some poisonous gases and toxins and can show results simply by changing colour. The sensor could be useful ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out toxins by changing colors


September 14th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a sensor that works as an 'electronic nose' in sniffing out some known poisonous gases and toxins, simply by changing colors.Support for ... Read more...

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Human-like ‘E-tongue’ created


September 2nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists have created an "electronic tongue" that can digitally measure the taste of sweetness.Under the leadership of Kenneth Suslick, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois ... Read more...

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Scientists devise ‘electronic tongue’ to identify sweetness


August 18th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have devised a small, cheap, lab-on-a-chip sensor that quickly and accurately identifies sweetness. It can accurately identify the full sweep of natural and artificial sweet substances, including ... Read more...

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Can’t get through tough times? Focus on ‘non material wealth’


August 10th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Focussing on non material wealth rather than financial wealth can help people get through today's tough times, according to two of the world's leading psychological experts on happiness. ... Read more...

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Money helps people feel better, but doesn’t necessarily improve quality of life


August 9th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): Money may help people feel better about their lives, but it may not necessarily improve their quality of life, say two of the world's leading psychological experts on ... Read more...

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Hugh Hefner sells one of his houses


August 5th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 5 (IBNS) The personal residence, next to the Playboy Mansion in L.A.’s Holmby Hills, of Hugh Hefner and his estranged wife, Kimberley Conrad Hefner, has been sold.They had a desire to ... Read more...

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An android toll collector: How cool would that be?


July 17th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) Scientists say humanity is still 50 years from developing robots that will be able to speak in 'human-like' voices, mimic our motions and interact with us. How will ... Read more...

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Tailored DNA sequences can sort and separate carbon nanotubes


July 9th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from DuPont and Lehigh University have achived a breakthrough in the campaign to sort and separate carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are suitable for use ... Read more...

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Bigfoot’s favorite haunts revealed


July 7th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has applied ecological niche modelling to predict the mythical Bigfoot's favorite haunts in the United States.Conservation biologists often need to predict where rare species ... Read more...

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New metamaterial could be used to create high-definition ultrasound images


June 16th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 16 (ANI): Scientists have created a new type of metamaterial that could be used to create high-definition ultrasound images of babies in-utero, help doctors find tiny tumours or hide submarines ... Read more...

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Swirling volcano plumes can spawn tornadoes and sheet lightning


March 30th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that Volcano plumes can swirl like cyclones, thus spawning tornadoes and sheet lightning.It is conventionally thought that a volcanic plume rises ... Read more...

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