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Marijuana causes testicular cancer


September 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Using marijuana could have really damaging consequences as it causes testicular cancer, for instance, which only gets worse with time, a study says.The University of Southern ... Read more...

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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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Pan-fried meat induces prostate cancer


August 19th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Red meats fried at high temperatures, especially in pans, could shoot up the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as 40 percent, says a ... Read more...

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It’s now Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger!


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former bodybuilder, actor and California governor is set to assume a new role as a professor. The University of Southern California together with Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Read more...

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Men, women eye objects differently, says research


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Eyes of men and women meander in different ways, suggests a new finding, challenging the way that scientists generally conceive of attention, or how sensory information ... Read more...

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After revolutionaries, porn stars fancy Twitter


July 20th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) After having charmed revolutionaries during the Arab spring uprising as an effective tool of communication, Twitter now appears to have caught the fancy of porn stars ... Read more...

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‘Introspection nurtures self-development’


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Given today's fast-paced life, moments for reflection are hard to come by. But introspection nurtures well-being and self-development, new research says. Psychological scientist Mary Helen Immordino ... Read more...

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Images of high-calorie food create craving


June 26th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Viewing images of high-fat foods and drinking sweetened beverages lights up the appetite and reward centres in the brain. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint brain receptor linked with rage


June 20th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain receptor, an enzyme monoamine oxidase A, whose malfunctioning can trigger sudden violence, explosive outbursts and hostile overraction to stress in mice. ... Read more...

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‘Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year’


April 29th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new ... Read more...

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Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake


April 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Bungling NASA scientists are believed to have found tiny live microbes on Mars - but mistakenly killed them by boiling them alive, a media report said ... Read more...

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Two Chinese students shot dead in US


April 12th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 12 (IANS) Two Chinese students were shot dead in Los Angeles city Wednesday, police said.The victims, a male and a female, in their 20s, were attacked in ... Read more...

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Unbridled power fuels overconfidence, bad decisions


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Unbridled power can foster bad decisions, with grave consequences for all.For instance, British Petroleum (BP) executives downplayed potential risks tied with their oil well in the ... Read more...

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Stress helps people focus on brighter side


February 29th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Stress may be linked with negative experiences, but surprisingly, it helps people focus on the brighter side of things, a study reveals. "Stress seems to help ... Read more...

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US varsity offers doctorate for education professionals


February 16th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As India emerges a global education market, the University of Southern California (USC) is offering a new doctorate course aimed at professionals in the field ... Read more...

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New technique sweeps smokestacks clean of CO2


January 9th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) A new process sweeps smokestacks clean of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.Alain Goeppert, G.K Surya Prakash and George A. ... Read more...

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Software tweaks to make undersea robots smarter


December 5th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) A cutting edge software, developed and tested by naval scientists, can help undersea robots become smarter at surveying large swathes of the ocean."Using the new algorithms, ... Read more...

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Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration


November 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The immune system's T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue, a key factor ... Read more...

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Hollywood writers in Delhi


November 20th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A group of Hollywood writers and producers of top TV shows and films participated in the fifth International Entertainment Education Conference here to prove that ... Read more...

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USC brings Hollywood storytellers to India


November 17th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A group of top Hollywood writers and producers are in the city to participate in a workshop on storytelling and how to use it to ... Read more...

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A mix of education, entertainment for social cause


November 16th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A four-day conference being held in the capital plans to create a fusion of education and entertainment to spread awareness on various social issues, officials ... Read more...

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Libya elects Abdurrahim El-Keib as interim Prime Minister


November 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BNO NEWS) --Libyan transitional authorities on Monday afternoon announced the election of their interim Prime Minister, Abdurrahim El-Keib. He is expected to appoint a new government soon.Libya's National Transitional Council ... Read more...

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Scientist decodes centuries old cryptogram


October 26th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) This manuscript has all the ingredients of a thriller -- a handwritten message in arcane symbols and Roman letters spread over 105 yellowing pages, hidden in ... Read more...

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Power without status glories in demeaning others


September 21st, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) People who possess power but lack status tend to engage in activities that demean others, says a new study.That explains why the government clerk is so ... Read more...

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Sheer habit leads to mindless snacking


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Do you always snack on while watching TV or munch popcorn at the movie theatre? Blame it on your bad eating habits.A new study explains how ... Read more...

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4 Indians among MIT’s top 35 innovators


August 25th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Two Indians and two persons of Indian origin figure among Top 35 Innovators under 35 in the latest list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Technology ... Read more...

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Future computers will perform unthinkable calculations


July 24th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Future computers will perform complex calculations unthinkable for existing models with scientists tweaking a mechanism to process and transmit data at phenomenally high speeds.Future computers will ... Read more...

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How does brain feel another’s pain?


July 17th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Empathy for someone with whom you can directly relate is mostly generated by the intuitive, sensory-motor parts of the brain, while empathy for someone with whom ... Read more...

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Why good posture makes you tougher


July 13th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Mothers have for ages been telling their children to stop slouching. It turns out that they are right -- poor posture not only makes a bad ... Read more...

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Obesity depends on your society


July 12th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Teenaged boys from well-off Chinese families who say they are physically active and eat plenty of vegetables but few sweets, are more likely to be overweight, ... Read more...

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Your brain corrects you morally


July 10th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Unknown to you, your brain might have a hidden agenda -- discouraging you to stray from the narrow path to rectitude. It does so by simulating ... Read more...

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Men, women respond differently under stress


June 5th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Stress causes men and women to respond differently to risky decision making, says a study.For instance, men charge ahead for small rewards and women take their ... Read more...

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WHO panel sees potential link between cell phones, brain cancer


June 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An expert panel by the World Health Organization (WHO) has established a potential link between the use of mobile phones and brain cancer, the organisation ... Read more...

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US couple donates 110 mn dollars to university


April 28th, 2011 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) A philanthropist couple in US has donated $110 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to fund full tuition and four-year undergraduate scholarships.The donation, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that botox may damage a person’s emotional perception


April 26th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not able to perceive other’s emotions? Well, blame it on Botox, say the scientists. One of the most sought after anti-aging treatment is under scanner for ... Read more...

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