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Scientists capture star’s ’screams’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The "screams" of a dying star have been recorded by scientists for the very first time, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.The star let out periodic bursts ... Read more...

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Key cell signals inhibit babies’ ability to fight infection


August 8th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Infants are prone to sickness due to under-developed immune systems, but it may be possible to activate crucial cells to help them fight off diseases from ... Read more...

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Why men don’t want to chat after sex?


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Men really do need to sleep after sex because the male brain is designed to switch off at that point, scientists claim.They scanned men's brains before ... Read more...

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Self-distancing can help you quell anger


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) When someone makes you angry, pretend you're viewing the scene from a distance as an observer rather than as a participant, which would help you dissipate ... Read more...

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US consumer sentiment slides


June 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) US consumer sentiment dropped to a six-month low in June, on worries about the weakness in job market, according to a report Friday.The Thomson Reuters/University ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Men more likely to say ‘I love you’ first


January 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A research has identified that it is men, not women, who are more likely to say “I love you” first during a blossoming relationship. Scientists from ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed


January 28th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed Friday amid news that the US economy grew slower than expected, and concerns over the ongoing Greece debt negotiations.The Commerce Department ... Read more...

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Falling asleep after sex reflects love for partner


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as proving actual love for one's life partner may remain an unending test for many people, a study has suggested that falling asleep straight after ... Read more...

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Lost world discovered at Lake Huron


January 12th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) North American scientists are excited following the discovery of a mysterious wooden pole at the bottom of Lake Huron. Explorers are speculating that the found pole is ... Read more...

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US consumer confidence edges upward


September 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) Consumers' sentiment about the US economy and their personal financial situations rose slightly in the first half of this month after touching a three-year low ... Read more...

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Gossipers lose trust, respect of all


September 15th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Those who can't resist the temptation to gossip about others risk their careers and friendships. A study has suggested that though people enjoy gossip, they do ... Read more...

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US consumer confidence at three-decade low


August 13th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 13 (IANS/EFE) US consumers' confidence in the progress of the nation's economy and of their own financial situation plunged in August to its lowest point since May ... Read more...

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Aerosols may impact climate more than estimated


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Satellite-based projections of aerosols' effect on earth's climate significantly underestimate their impact which may lie at the heart of the biggest uncertainty in climate change."The satellite ... Read more...

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Way of speaking key to success or failure


May 16th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The way we speak - fast or slow, animated or dull - seems to sway our listeners and so determine our success or failure in life, ... Read more...

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Now, own Madge’s fire-ravaged childhood home for $49K!


May 4th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The childhood home of legendary singer Madonna, which was burnt in a 2008 arson attempt, has hit the market for less than 50,000 dollars.The brick home in ... Read more...

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People in different cultures ‘make different assumption about people around them’


April 12th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A study has suggested that people in different cultures make different assumptions about the people around them.The researchers studied the brain waves of people with Caucasian and Asian ... Read more...

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More women have kids fathered by multiple partners


April 4th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Twenty-eight percent of all US women with two or more children have them fathered by multiple partners, a new study has revealed."I was surprised at the ... Read more...

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28pc of U.S. women have kids by more than one man


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): An American study of the prevalence of multiple partner fertility has found that 28 percent of all U.S. women with two or more children have children by more ... Read more...

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Retain your muscle strength in old age


April 1st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age but the golden years can be a time to get ... Read more...

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Age-related problems develop faster in middle age adults with diabetes


April 1st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A new study has found that patients in their 50s with diabetes have nearly double the risk for developing 'geriatric' ailments.According to experts from the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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University of Michigan study says that love hurts


March 29th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Michigan, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time in history, scientists have been able to prove that love really “hurts”.Researchers at the University of Michigan carried out the study using state-of-the-art ... Read more...

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A broken heart ‘hurts’ just as much as intense physical pain


March 29th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a broken heart 'hurts' in the same way as intense physical twinge does.The research demonstrated that the same regions of the brain ... Read more...

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Prostate and breast cancer usually recur in bone: Study


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A new University of Michigan study has found that prostate and breast cancer usually recur in the bone.And now, researchers believe they know why. Prostate cancer cells specifically ... Read more...

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Angry? Say a prayer


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Praying may be the best antidote to anger, especially after someone has left you fuming.A series of studies showed that people who were provoked by insulting ... Read more...

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Prayer really can help people cope with their anger


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Feeling angry? Say a prayer and see your wrath fade away!New research suggests that saying a prayer could help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively ... Read more...

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US consumer confidence at five-month low


March 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 12 (IANS/EFE) US consumers' confidence about their financial prospects and the course of the economy is at the lowest level in five months, according to a report ... Read more...

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Economic growth ‘not linked to reduction in child undernutrition in India’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that economic growth in India has no automatic connection to reducing undernutrition in Indian children.Researchers at the Schools of Public Health at University ... Read more...

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Hearing ‘climate change’ causes more panic than ‘global warming’


March 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): 'Global warming' and 'climate change' are two terms used to refer to the same phenomena but more people believe in the latter than the former, according to a ... Read more...

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Enzyme lowers vitamin D’s anti-cancer abilities


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered that an enzyme, which plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D, can predict lung cancer survival.Previous ... Read more...

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Nuclear physicist who helped create China’s first atom bomb dead


February 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.27 (ANI): Zhu Guangya a nuclear physicist who developed China's first atom and hydrogen bombs, died on Saturday.Guangya was 87, The Xinhua reported.He contributed to China's breakthrough in atomic and hydrogen ... Read more...

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Man behind China’s first atom bomb dies


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Zhu Guangya, who contributed to the development of China's first atom and hydrogen bombs, died Saturday. He was 87.Zhu was a senior academician at the Chinese Academy of ... Read more...

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Now a tiny computer to track glaucoma


February 25th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists have invented a tiny computer to track glaucoma -- a potentially blinding disease. A network of such units could one day track pollution, monitor structural integrity, perform ... Read more...

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Boozing aggravates sleeping problems more in women than men


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan has found that intoxication from alcohol can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time disrupt actual sleep measures in ... Read more...

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Blame habits for childhood obesity, not heredity


February 1st, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Lifestyle and not genes are to be blamed for obesity in kids, a survey has revealed.Children become obese when they eat more school meals, watch more TV and ... Read more...

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Annual mammograms beginning at 40 save 71pc more lives: Study


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Mammography is considered one of the best ways to detect breast cancer, and a new study has backed it by questioning a US advisory panel's guidelines recommending women ... Read more...

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