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Post Higgs, Cern turns spotlight on dark matter


July 8th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Post Higgs boson's discovery, touted as the biggest leap in physics, scientists at CERN are preparing to turn the spotlight on dark matter.Physicists believe dark ... Read more...

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Rats have best bite of rodent world: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or ... Read more...

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Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue


April 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.The mosquito, ... Read more...

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Your walk can give you away


October 9th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) The way you walk could give you away as accurately as fingerprints - but only if you walk without your shoes.Researchers have developed a method that ... Read more...

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Less puffing helps prolong life


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Less puffing cuts downs mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months.Simon Capewell, psychologist at University of Liverpool, said: "Our research found that smoking ... Read more...

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‘Paranoid’ insects double mating time with females


August 9th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Male insects which become 'paranoid' in a rival's presence, double the mating time with a female even though her risk of being fertilised by another male ... Read more...

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Bronte’s science fiction on display at the British Library sci-fi exhibition


June 11th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Library has opened its first sci-fi exhibition. Among the display is the works by the Brontes siblings. The quartet of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell depicted ... Read more...

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Women who shed weight look friendly to males


May 31st, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Women who lose weight seem to entice men more easily than their peers who have always stayed slim, a study says.However, men see heavier women in ... Read more...

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Gene behind severe skin reaction to common epilepsy drug identified


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene responsible for severe skin reaction to a common epilepsy drug.Carbamazepine is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as ... Read more...

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Obese pregnant women ‘more likely to have complicated births’


January 26th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study at Liverpool University has found that overweight pregnant women are more likely to be overdue and have more complicated births.Women who were overweight or obese ... Read more...

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New 3D glasses that won’t give you a headache!


December 8th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A psychologist at the University of Liverpool, UK, has designed 3D glasses that device uses no electronics, and works on normal 2D images or video; what's more, it ... Read more...

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Facebook Usage Leading To Asthma Attack?


November 19th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bizarre and curious development a teenager was afflicted with Asthma after he failed to cope with seeing the images of his ex girlfriend on ... Read more...

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Brit football club to become first to offer university degree for game


November 5th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A football club in Britain is set to become the first to offer a university degree about the game.Burnley FC is to offer students the football-focused course, which ... Read more...

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Neanderthals were more promiscuous than modern humans


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from universities of Southampton and Calgary have discovered that Neanderthals were much more promiscuous than people today.The scientists examined finger ratios from fossilised skeletal remains of early ... Read more...

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Experts call for tighter regulations on food ads during kids’ TV viewing


October 29th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Experts has revealed that children are specifically targeted and repeatedly overexposed to a lot of adverts that promote unhealthy foods.Researchers, in partnership with the Cancer Council, Australia, ... Read more...

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High levels of stress hormone in recovering alcoholics ‘raise relapse risk’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): High levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse, a new study has found.Scientists at the University of Liverpool showed that cortisol, ... Read more...

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New research could detect liver damage faster, more accurately


September 20th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers are conducting a new study that could make liver detection a faster and more accurate process.The team discovered that the presence of specific proteins ... Read more...

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Gentler ways of handling mice keeps them calm and supportive in lab


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cupping a mouse in the hand or carrying it in a small tunnel reduces stress and encourages cooperation during lab experiments.According to ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ that soaks up carbon faster


August 27th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have created 'dry water' that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence help combat global warming. Each particle of dry water, a substance that looks like ... Read more...

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‘Dry water’ could offer new way to absorb and store CO2, fight global warming


August 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A powdered sugar like material, called "dry water," could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, ... Read more...

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Nasal spray vaccine for meningitis on the anvil


July 27th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A nasal spray vaccine, which could offer protection against meningitis and pneumonia, is being developed by scientists.The research team, being led by Dr Qibo Zhang, from the University ... Read more...

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How apes leap huge distances


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): It is well-known that gibbons are capable of leaping prodigious distances between trees, crossing gaps of more than 10m at a time. Now scientists have discovered just how ... Read more...

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50pc of swine flu deaths were in previously healthy people: UK study


July 15th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research at the University of Liverpool has shown that over half of UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying ... Read more...

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Kim Cattrall to be honoured with doctorate


June 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Hollywood actress Kim Cattrall has revealed that she is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool, North West England. "I was born there and ... Read more...

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Pheromone that draws female mice to a male isolated


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male. Researchers have named it darcin after Darcy, the dashing hero in Jane ... Read more...

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Protein in mice urine named after Mr. Darcy!


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified the pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male. The protein, found in a male mouse's urine, has been named 'darcin' ... Read more...

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Male antelopes trick females to boost their chances of mating


May 20th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Male topi antelopes deceive their female counterparts in order to increase their chances of mating, a new research has found.The study of topi antelopes in Kenya's Masai Mara ... Read more...

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Male antelopes trick females to boost chances of mating


May 20th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Scientists have found that male topi antelopes trick females in order to boost chances of mating.A study of topi antelopes in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve Park found ... Read more...

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Mystery behind mummy’s missing toe solved after 50 yrs


April 17th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): The age-old mystery of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten's lost left big toe has been solved-it has been residing in Liverpool for the past 50 years.And this week, the toe ... Read more...

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Herbal pill can cut your appetite by a fifth: Study


March 27th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) Women can cut their daily calorie intake by almost a fifth if they simply take a herbal diet pill, a research reveals. The supplement has also been shown to ... Read more...

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An animal’s agility can be affected by the position of its eyes


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists from the University of Liverpool, UK, has found that an animal's agility can be affected by the position of its eyes.The study sampled ... Read more...

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Wood’s sexcapades ‘just a blip’ in stellar golf career: Observers


February 19th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Florida, Feb.19 (ANI): The scandal surrounding golfer Tiger Woods will be little more than a career blip, according to some observers.Woods, who has been accused of a string of infidelities, is ... Read more...

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Rotavirus vaccine could fight severe diarrhea in developing countries


January 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Rotavirus vaccine, Rotarix, could effectively reduce the overall incidence of severe rotavirus diarrhoea in developing countries, finds a new study.Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, acute gastroenteritis ... Read more...

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Shilpa Shetty, other celebs’ cod science debunked


January 4th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and other Hollywood celebs' cod science fallacy have been debunked by some of the leading researchers.Shetty had recently said that she avoids carbonated ... Read more...

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Hidden sensory system in the skin found


December 8th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): An international team of researchers have found that human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system aside from the nerves that give most of us the ... Read more...

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