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Balanced perspective makes for contentment


April 27th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Do you view the past with fondness, enjoy the present and strive for future goals? If you hold all these perspectives in a balanced way, it ... Read more...

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Drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice: Study


February 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... Read more...

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‘Tendulkar greater than Bradman’


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 22 (IANS) India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar and not Australian legend Don Bradman is the greatest Test batsman who ever lived, a Gold Coast academic says.Griffith University ... Read more...

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Facebook could help people recognize strangers


August 5th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Facebook's photo database could be used in a mobile application designed to recognize people on the streets, the Cnet website reported Friday.During the Black ... Read more...

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Indian researcher gets $10,000 Commonwealth scholarship


July 28th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 28 (IANS) Canada's Carleton University, which has become the prime institution in forging educational and research exchanges with India, has awarded its $10,000 Commonwealth Scholarship to an ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct US varsity researcher


June 30th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) An American university researcher was abducted along with a local in Bihar's Jamui district by suspected Maoists, police said Thursday.Juhi Tyagi, in her mid 20s, ... Read more...

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Want to lose weight? Eat dark chocolate!


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) It might be considered a sinful pleasure, but the fact is that chocolates help lose weight and improve health.These revelations were made by Victoria University researcher ... Read more...

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Chimps lose out by ‘aping dominant member of the group’


April 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A Georgia State University researcher has hinted that a chimpanzee is unable to use its own initiative to gain the best possible reward if it behaves differently from ... Read more...

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GOP, Democrats divided over global warming


April 20th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Democrats and Republicans in the US are divided over the issue of global warming despite the growing scientific consensus that global warming is real, a study led by ... Read more...

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Women prefer ‘men with longer ring fingers’


April 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A study has found that men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are seen as better bets by women.By contrast those seen as wimpier sorts ... Read more...

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Houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins!


April 19th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Houseflies have more than 152,000 cousins that have been described and named, and least that many more that haven't yet been discovered and described, a new research has ... Read more...

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Women ‘as likely as men to enjoy casual sexual’


March 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 24 (ANI): A Deakin University researcher has said that women are as likely as men to enjoy casual sexual arrangements, but for different reasons.Kylie McCardle, who has been looking for ... Read more...

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Men are not from Mars, nor are women from Venus: Study


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 23 (ANI): The battle of the sexes could be a myth after all.A study of 75 couples has found no evidence of gender differences, according to the Herald Sun.It seems ... Read more...

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Duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): The number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality, Monash University researchers have found.Their research shows that the duration of obesity ... Read more...

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Global warming may severely impact U.S. naval forces


March 13th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A Texas A and M University researcher has said that changing global climate due to on-going and projected warming could severely impact U.S. naval forces worldwide.A warming climate ... Read more...

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Dog walkers ‘34pc more likely to reach exercise benchmarks’


March 11th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A Michigan State University researcher has found that people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity."Walking is ... Read more...

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Elephants outsmart humans during intelligence test


March 8th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has proved that elephants are not only intelligent, but also possess the ability to cooperate and understand the logic behind teamwork.Elephants recently aced a test ... Read more...

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Soon, computers to understand how you feel!


March 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A Binghamton University researcher wants computers to understand inputs from humans that go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse.Lijun Yin and team have developed ways to provide information ... Read more...

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The top male tennis player of all time - Jimmy Connors


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study that set out to find the best male tennis player of all time threw up some surprising results.A new ranking system developed by a ... Read more...

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Plankton shed light on Earth’s ancient atmosphere


February 27th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers have found that plankton play a large part in understanding the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere.In a study, Ohio State University researcher Matthew Saltzman and his ... Read more...

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Indonesian mud volcano ‘likely to continue erupting for another 26 yrs’


February 26th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have estimated that the world's largest mud volcano, which left 13,000 families homeless, is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years.The volcano, in East Java, Indonesia, ... Read more...

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‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

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Now, a smart way to control molecules for new breed of electronics


February 21st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): An Arizona State University researcher has demonstrated a smart way of controlling electrical conductance of a single molecule, by exploiting its mechanical properties.This may prove useful in designing ... Read more...

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Why males have a higher incidence of autism than females


February 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that male and female sex hormones regulate expression of an important gene in neuronal cell culture through a mechanism that could explain not only higher ... Read more...

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Air hybrid vehicles could halve fuel consumption in future


February 8th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers in Sweden are exploring air hybrid automobiles as possible alternatives to electric hybrid cars, claiming they could halve fuel consumption by using the energy generated from vehicle ... Read more...

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‘Before-and-after’ tool to help surgeons avoid ‘cosmetic surgery surprises’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A Tel Aviv University researcher has developed a three-dimensional 'before and after' tool for cosmetic surgeons to avoid any unpleasant surprises post surgery.Dr. Alex Bronstein tackled a very ... Read more...

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Being a monarch ‘is more dangerous than living in war zone’


January 28th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Beware Prince Charles and Prince William! Being a monarch is more dangerous than living in a war zone, says a Cambridge University researcher.Manuel Eisner, a criminologist, looked ... Read more...

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Clinical trials under way to test anti-obesity compound on humans


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers have begun clinical trials to find out how well an anti-obesity compound derived from a Chinese herb works in humans.South Dakota State University researcher Gareth Davies, the ... Read more...

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Satirical WikiLeaks rap featuring Assange’s cameo takes Internet by storm


December 25th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A footage of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange making a cameo appearance on a satirical rap show has become an Internet hit.Australian internet hit 'Rap News' features Assange on ... Read more...

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‘Anti-growth’ hormone could reverse signs of aging


December 24th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a compound that acts opposite to a growth hormone could reverse the process of aging.Saint Louis University researcher John E. Morley and his colleagues ... Read more...

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How American Muslims coped with 9/11 aftermath


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): 'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind' is a famous aphorism by Albert Einstein.Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is exploring the link between ... Read more...

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Forget good looks, it’s gut bacteria that ‘influence choice of mate’


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): New research has indicated that symbiotic bacteria inside a fruit fly greatly influence its choice of mates.Based on a theory developed by Prof. Rosenberg and Dr. Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg ... Read more...

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New method to trick cancer cells to self-destruct shows promise


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new method that causes cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing surrounding healthy cells is showing promise as a fighter against the disease.Tulane University researcher W T. Godbey ... Read more...

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Kiwi B-school to hold sex-ed classes for ’sexually ignorant Asian students’


November 19th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 19 (ANI): A private business school in New Zealand has decided to start sex education classes for its students from Asia, who are "sexually ignorant"."Lack of sexual knowledge is especially ... Read more...

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Sex in New Zealand b-school syllabus for ‘ignorant’ Asians


November 19th, 2010 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, Nov 19 (IANS) Sex education will be part of the curriculum of a New Zealand business school because managers say many of its students from Asia are "sexually ignorant".From next year, ... Read more...

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