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Aquatic ecosystems release more carbon than land


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Aquatic ecosystems have the potential to release more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere in a warmer climate than their land counterparts, says a study. In ... Read more...

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‘Dogs try to comfort people in distress’


June 10th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) When they see people crying, pet dogs can be affectionate and try to comfort them, new research says. A group of pet dogs was tested with ... Read more...

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‘Mules are not stubborn’


May 15th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Many of us may have been using the age-old saying "stubborn as a mule", but a British expert has said such an impression about donkeys is unfounded, ... Read more...

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Protein loss causes old-age gum disease


April 18th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.Periodontitis is a gum ... Read more...

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Researchers find that young goats can develop accents


February 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have reported that young goats develop accent based on the group they are in. The study raises the possibility that animals have higher accents than previously ... Read more...

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London poet to make his acting debut in Tagore’s play


February 10th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) London-born poet and translator William Radice, who has transliterated several literary works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is making his acting debut in 'Raja', a play ... Read more...

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Eye contact helps detect autism


January 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Unusual patterns of eye contact could help detect developing autism symptoms in babies just six months old, reveals a study. La Trobe University psychologist Kristelle Hudry, ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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Tony Blair tried to get Saif Gaddafi place at Oxford


December 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) The Tony Blair-led Labour government in Britain had tried to pressurise Oxford University into giving Saif Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a place ... Read more...

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Curiosity helps students perform well at school


October 30th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Curiosity may have killed the cat, but for students, it seems to be as important as intelligence in determining how well they perform at school.So psychological ... Read more...

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Study suggest that Millionaires more likely to have gone to state school


October 12th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British self-made millionaires more likely went to a state school than a private school, a new study claims. The research also found that for those who went ... Read more...

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Opium Wars sparked off Chinese nationalism: Writer Julia Lovell


August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The 19th century Opium Wars between China and Britain over the opium trade constituted the founding event of Chinese nationalism and marked the beginning ... Read more...

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Bossy females less likely to shine in boardroom


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Bossy females are much less likely to shine in the boardroom, though they are more than a match for any of their male counterparts. When these ... Read more...

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Women smokers, hit the gym to curb nicotine craving


May 20th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Ladies, addicted to smoking? Well, hitting the gym may just be your solution.Moderate exercise can help women smokers curb their nicotine cravings, but only for ... Read more...

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Married couples take turns to win arguments


April 19th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Husbands and wives take turns to win arguments while unmarried couples do not, a study has found.Rather than fighting it out among themselves to be the ... Read more...

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Married couples ‘focus on maintaining fairness in their relationships’


April 18th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A novel experiment has found that husbands and wives take it in turns to win arguments while unmarried couples do not.Rather than always battling it out to be ... Read more...

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Middle-aged are grumpiest, says expert


April 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) The middle-aged happen to be the grumpiest of the lot because happiness follows a U-shaped curve during one's lifetime, experts say. Overall satisfaction begins to drop ... Read more...

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Happiness follows U-shaped curve during person’s lifetime


April 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): A study has showed that middle-aged people are the grumpiest and the reason for it is because happiness follows a U-shaped curve during a person's lifetime.Bert van Landeghem, ... Read more...

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Better sleeping sickness treatment in the offing


April 17th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A breakthrough could pave the way for a safer and more effective treatment for millions in developing countries who suffer from African sleeping sickness, leading to ... Read more...

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Safer and more effective treatment for parasitic infections closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, have uncovered the mechanisms behind a drug used to treat infections caused by trypanosome parasites.The drug nifurtimox is commonly used to ... Read more...

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Girls’ first period linked to genes, not diet: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists claim that genetic factors have a major influence on the age women begin menstruating, and these could have an impact on breast cancer risk.In recent decades it ... Read more...

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Preventive use of breast cancer drugs urged


March 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Up to one in 10 women could benefit from anti-cancer treatments such as tamoxifen even before they show signs of the disease. But there are concerns ... Read more...

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New plant species offers insights into how evolution works


March 18th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants.The new plant species, Tragopogon miscellus, appeared ... Read more...

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Mental impact of Japan disaster will be felt ‘for some time to come’


March 18th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): A psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London has said that the Japan disaster had a devastating immediate effect on tens of thousands of people but the ... Read more...

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Women ‘feel pain more than men’


March 16th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Women have more intense responses to pain than men, say scientists.A study using MRI brain scanners found women process pain in the brain differently to men.Doctors were investigating ... Read more...

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University newspaper gives students shoplifting guide


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A university newspaper claims that it has the perfect guide that would make help students shoplift without being caught.As should be expected, the move by the newspaper ... Read more...

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Guide on how to shoplift by Brit university newspaper angers retailers


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A guide on the "art of shoplifting" produced by a university newspaper in Britain has angered retailers who feel it could cost them financially.The document encourages cash-strapped students ... Read more...

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Brit college girl posts topless pics on website


February 12th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): A Cheltenham Ladies' College first-year student has posted topless photos of herself on a lads' magazine website which offers the winner the chance to take part in ... Read more...

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Simple test could save prostate cancer patients from surgery


February 9th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists say that a simple test could save thousands of prostate cancer patients from operation.Research has shown men with certain genes are three times more likely to have ... Read more...

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Event horizon could help determine evolutionary stage of a black hole


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have proposed a new way to determine the evolutionary stage of a black hole: analysing the region outside where matter cannot ... Read more...

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40 new ’stronger, deadlier drugs’ hit UK markets


January 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Experts have warned that many lives are at risk in the UK after a new wave of 40 deadly legal highs hit the market.According to experts party drugs ... Read more...

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New breastfeeding advice leaves mums livid, baffled


January 15th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): The latest scientific controversy about breastfeeding-mothers should not follow advice recommending that they exclusively breastfeed for the first six months-has left mothers angry and confused.The confused mums besieged ... Read more...

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New B-Keeper software gives drummers the freedom to set their own pace


January 13th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new software that will give drummers the freedom to speed up or slow down the pace of any pre-programmed music, the material following their ... Read more...

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Hitler’s propaganda chief Goebbels revealed as a ’sex-crazed lothario’


January 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A book has revealed that Nazi Germany's propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, who walked with a limp, had scores of affairs and was a lothario nicknamed "the ram".The book, ... Read more...

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Anglo-Indian heroine of Churchill’s spy squad to be honoured


January 4th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.4 (ANI): Noor Inayat Khan, who joined former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's sabotage force, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), at the height of the second World War, and was the ... Read more...

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