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‘Smiling speeds recovery from stress’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Yes, smiling during episodes of stress can help to reduce its intensity ... Read more...

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Olivia Wilde dating Sudeikis?


December 31st, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 31 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde has sparked reports that she is dating actor Jason Sudeikis after they were found vacationing in Kansas.The actress was spotted sitting with ... Read more...

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Recession driving men to have affairs


October 15th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Men seek more sexual partners when times are tough, so today's economic outlook increases their chance of being unfaithful, say researchers.Psychologist Omri Gillath, who carried out ... Read more...

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Grim economy turns men to finding more sex partners


October 14th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) A grim economy is likely to predispose men to seek more sex partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, research suggests.Men are likely to pursue short-term ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

iPads help ‘blind’ children see


October 7th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Children hampered by poor vision could change the way they communicate by using an iPad.A University of Kansas team gave the tablet computers to a group ... Read more...

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Playing music as kids boosts brain power later


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Hours spent practising the piano as a child could help keep brain shipshape decades later. Even if you no longer play music into adulthood, it will ... Read more...

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Right-handedness existed more than 500K years ago


April 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Right-handedness, a distinctively human characteristic that has right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one, goes back more than 500,000 years, according to a scientist at the University of Kansas.For the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Right-handedness prevailed even in prehistoric humans


April 20th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Right handedness prevailed even in pre-historic humans and it goes back more than half a million years as a study of markings on fossilized front teeth ... Read more...

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Key factor to age-related miscarriages and birth defects confirmed


April 16th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.Washington State University researchers said they recreated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mums, not dads, pass on Alzheimer’s risk: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): A new study has suggested that a person is more likely to inherit Alzheimer's disease from his/her mother than his/her father.In general, people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Secondary task may ‘improve driver’s attention, stability on road’


February 15th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): New research by human factors/ergonomics researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that drivers who lose focus on the road because of boredom can actually increase their attention ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dragonfly’s stability in flight inspires micro wind turbine design


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Micro wind turbines that can withstand gale-force winds are being developed with the technology that allows a dragonfly to remain stable while in flight.Micro wind turbines work very ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Winners have higher testosterone levels: Study


January 26th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the winners of wrestling matches have greater increases in testosterone levels than losers.The findings are consistent with studies linking testosterone changes to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asian-American men ‘paid less than whites’


December 8th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that U.S. employers don't pay Asian-American men as much as they pay equally qualified white men.Researchers at the University of Kansas analysed ... Read more...

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‘Yes we can’ approach ‘can end racism’


November 30th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a 'yes we can' approach can really bring about a change in ending racism.If you're trying to end racism, it's not ... Read more...

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US govt considering tech that would disable cell phones in cars


November 30th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): In a bid to stop the growing number of deaths and injuries related to distracted driving, the U.S. Department of Transportation is reportedly considering adding technology to automobiles ... Read more...

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Kansas Freshman Josh Selby All Set To Make His Debut Against Southern California


November 20th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Its celebration time for Josh Selby, whom the NCAA authorities have ruled eligible to play his first college game after he had got involved in a ... Read more...

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Men too can fake orgasms: Study


November 14th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Women aren't the only ones who can pretend to have orgasms, according to a new study, which found that even men feign pleasure in bed.In a study of ... Read more...

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Playful flirting invites short-term relationship


November 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A playful, physical style of flirting invites short term, casual relationships, but polite and sincere flirting could draw a long term partner.In short, a flirting style can ... Read more...

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Five styles of flirting identified


November 1st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): An assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas, Jeffrey Hall, has identified five styles of flirting.Hall, who recently completed study into styles of flirting among ... Read more...

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Birds in the dino era pecked just like their modern counterparts


October 27th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): 110 million-year-old rock fossils discovered recently by palaeontologists from the University of Kansas in Lawrence indicate that shorebirds from the dinosaur era shuffled and foraged just like today's ... Read more...

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Drug shows promise against debilitating condition of diabetes


September 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): A drug has the potential to stop a debilitating condition of diabetes that often leads to pain in the extremities and even amputations, say scientists.The drug has been ... Read more...

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Spin-based electronics hold promise for next-gen supercomputers


August 25th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): University of Kansas researchers have discovered a new way to recognize currents of spinning electrons within a semiconductor, which could lead the way to development of superior computers ... Read more...

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Life on earth suffers catastrophic extinctions every 27 million years, claim researchers


July 13th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A recent research paper published in the journal Solar and Stellar Astrophysics, has suggested that life on earth suffers catastrophic extinctions every 27 million years.According to The ... Read more...

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Iliza Shlesinger Has Her Own Half Hour Special After Winning Last Comic Standing


June 5th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iliza Shlesinger became the first female and youngest person to win the 'Last Comic Standing' show and got to perform on her own half hour show ... Read more...

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I smoked pot, says Colombian presidential candidate


May 3rd, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian presidential candidate has revealed that he smoked marijuana like the majority of his classmates while studying at a US university. Government-backed candidate Juan Manuel Santos, from the ... Read more...

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Giant Lizard Detected In The Philippines Islands


April 10th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Phillipines, Apr 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A giant lizard, almost the size of a dragon was detected in the mountains of north Phillipines. This lizard, which can weigh up to 10 ... Read more...

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Giant fruit eating lizards found in Philippines


April 8th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A giant species of fruit eating monitor lizard that lives in trees has been discovered in the forests of the Northern Philippines, scientists have said."The lizard, a new ... Read more...

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Monarch Butterflies population drops by 60%


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fort Worth, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Monarch butterflies have been reduced to their lowest population numbers in their winter home in Mexico, due to storms. Their numbers have decreased by around ... Read more...

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Population of the monarch butterflies is diminishing


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Scientific officials in America have announced that the populace of the monarch butterfly has dropped off severely this year. The extraordinary amount of demises of ... Read more...

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Truth about online dating revealed


March 9th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): With more and more people taking to the Internet to find partners, the question that arises is whether we can trust the information that people provide about themselves ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Online dating similar to face-to-face meetings


March 4th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): People dating online behave similarly to those who meet face-to-face, researchers have found.Experts at the University of Kansas quizzed more than 5,000 participants in a national Internet matchmaking ... Read more...

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Possibly the oldest spider fossil found in China


February 13th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are abuzz with excitement, as they have found possibly the oldest spider fossil till date. It is believed to be a 165 million years old. ... Read more...

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165 million years old spider fossil found


February 10th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have found a 165 million years old spider fossil. It dates to the middle Jurassic era. “The level of detail preserved in the fossils is amazing”, ... Read more...

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