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Scientists salvage humble bread’s reputation


September 14th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have rubbished decades of bad publicity directed at the humble bread for allegedly causing a host of complaints such as fatigue, stomach ache, bloating and ... Read more...

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Physical bouts with criminals damage memory


March 14th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) Brief bursts of physically engaging a criminal can be quite exhausting leaving a police officer's memory in a limbo, reveals a study. Researchers, led by Lorraine ... Read more...

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Websites selling statins sketchy in details


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Most websites advertising statins for sale contain rather sketchy information relevant to safe use of the medicine and side-effects, reveals a study. The study led by ... Read more...

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Photos of girls posing for nude charity calendar leaked


September 30th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) A British university's charity calendar has evoked controversy after nude photographs of the women students posing for it were found posted on pornographic sites.Pictures of students ... Read more...

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Coaches: wear suits for dugout, tracksuits for training to win more matches


February 21st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that coaches who wear suits on match days and tracksuits on training days are likelier to get the best results out of their ... Read more...

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Verbal methods of lie detection work better than non-verbal ones


February 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that verbal methods of lie detection may work far better than non-verbal ones.Aldert Vrij of the University of Portsmouth, Anders Granhag of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supercomputer to unravel mystery of creation


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have unveiled a new supercomputer to reveal secrets of how the universe originated. SCIAMA, backed by the power of 1,000 desktops, has been installed at the University ... Read more...

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Obesity Linked to Heightened Sense of Smell


November 17th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, researchers have found a link between the sense of smell, and obesity. According to a new study, the sense of smell has an impact ... Read more...

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Giraffe-sized dinos pole-vaulted to fly


November 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A giraffe-sized dinosaur, previously thought to be too heavy to fly, virtually pole-vaulted over its own wings to be airborne, scientists said.Mark Witton, palaeontologist from the University of ... Read more...

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Obese have a greater sense of smell for food: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has stated that overweight people have greater sense of smell for food.Researchers from the University of Portsmouth said that their findings may explain why it's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is facial attractiveness all down to looks?


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 2 (ANI): A researcher in England says physical attractiveness might be determined by the way people move their faces and alter their voices instead of by the way they look.Ed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Liars tell well-planned stories


September 30th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) If someone starts explaining why he was late by giving you a rather detailed account of what exactly held them up, the person is most probably lying.A researcher ... Read more...

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Spot liars by listening to their ‘well-planned’ stories


September 30th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): If your husband comes late at your anniversary dinner and starts giving you an intricate, blow-by-blow rundown of what exactly held him up, then beware-he is probably lying, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kilimanjaro’s vanishing ice due to ‘deforestation’


September 26th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): Deforestation on mount Kilimanjaro could be partly to blame for its vanishing ice cap, say researchers.The ice on Kilimanjaro's peak has shrunk to just 15 per cent of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why victims identify innocents as suspects?


September 14th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Witnesses may point out a suspect in an identification parade simply because of the way he looks. And may unwittingly book an innocent. Initial research suggests that people are ... Read more...

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Witnesses likely to ‘choose faces they dislike’ at ID parades


September 13th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that people are more likely to point the finger at a suspect in a line-up if they dislike the person and less likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Perfect sports bras don’t exist, say experts


August 25th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): If you have been looking for the perfect sports bra for that gym class next week, you may have to keep looking, as scientists have claimed that there's ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Happy extroverts ‘more creative’


August 4th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): When it comes to creativity, outgoing people in a good mood are better than introverts, according to a new study.Lorenzo Stafford, University of Portsmouth psychologist, found that extrovert ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How human laughter is different from that of apes


July 21st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled how human laughter is different from that of apes.Human laughter, as we know, is unique and different than other animals-this is down to our unique ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gorillas play tag to maintain competitive edge: Study


July 14th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Gorillas play tag as a way to learn how to keep a competitive edge, says a new study."The hitting can be very hard and still be part of ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants in sea water could upset food chain


July 12th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) Rising levels of anti-depressants in sea water could upset the vital food chain. Shrimps exposed to the anti-depressant fluoxetine dramatically alter their behaviour by reducing the chances of their ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ‘taking toll on sea life’


July 8th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that antidepressants threaten sea's ecosystem.They warned that rising levels of antidepressants in coastal waters could change sea life behaviour and potentially damage the food chain.A ... Read more...

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Men ‘less enthusiastic about work than women’: UK study


July 1st, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): A UK study has found that men are less enthusiastic about work than women until retirement time comes, when they are seen bouncing back with renewed interest in ... Read more...

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Flying dinosaurs ‘had more elaborate mating rituals than peacocks’


June 29th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Flying dinosaurs in the prehistoric era had more elaborate mating displays than modern-day peacocks, according to scientists.In a new study on pterosaurs and pelycosaurs- the fin-backed ancestors of ... Read more...

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New telescope to search for aliens


June 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): British astronomers have developed a telescope that will be used to search for life in other solar systems.The universities of Portsmouth, Oxford and Southampton have collaborated with other ... Read more...

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Scientist plans to ‘look back in time’ to analyse melting ice caps


June 8th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): A scientist declared that he planned to 'look back in time' to estimate how much ice caps could melt because of climate change.Dr Craig Storey, of the University ... Read more...

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Coffee doesn’t improve awareness, new study reveals


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:07 am ICT by BNO News
BRISTOL, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) – The millions who depend on coffee to kick start their day may be just counteracting the effects of caffeine withdrawal, according to a new study released from ... Read more...

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Math formula proves giraffes can swim, but not very well


June 1st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Two scientists - a Canadian and a Britisher, have in a new mathematical study proved that giraffes can swim, but added that this species wouldn't be very good ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bared-teeth motif expresses smile, not death


May 18th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers have now interpreted the common bared-teeth motif on archaeological artefacts in a new light - they say it may represent the smile rather than being symbolic of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fertile women ‘get easily attracted to flirty men’


December 20th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Flirtatious men are most likely to get lucky when a woman is at the peak of her fertility, suggests a new study.To reach the conclusion, evolutionary psychologist, Dr ... Read more...

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T. Rex would have been breakfast for colossal “sea monster” 150 mln yrs ago


October 28th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 28 (ANI): Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized skull of a colossal "sea monster" along the UK's Jurassic Coast, which may have measured up to 16m in length, making the T. ... Read more...

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Pterosaur footprints show it touched down like most modern birds


August 19th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): A set of Pterosaur footprints unearthed in France is the first to show one of the winged reptiles coming into land - and suggests they did so in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tickled apes reveal human laughter is 16 million years old


June 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Tickling a gorilla or chimp can arouse bursts of grunting sounds - or laughter, say researchers who conclude that man's laugh can be traced back to 10 to ... Read more...

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Giant dinos may have held their head higher for much of the time


May 27th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): New findings have suggested that 150 million years ago, giant dinosaurs known as Sauropods, may have held its head higher for much of the time.According to a ... Read more...

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Ancient Mediterranean mystery of Malta solved


April 27th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): A team of researchers at the University of Portsmouth, UK, has claimed to have solved the ancient Mediterranean mystery of how 2 feet deep tracks were cut into ... Read more...

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