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Invoking Batman name promotes healthy eating


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Invoking super heroes such as Batman or Superman could help parents get their children to eat healthy, says a study.Just as Popeye inspired a generation to ... Read more...

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Pumping groundwater may cause rise in sea level: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 9 (IANS) A new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 mm per year.Pumping groundwater for irrigation, drinking ... Read more...

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Scientists working on ‘test-tube’ beef


June 27th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The first "test tube" hamburger is only a year away. Beef mince is now being grown from stem cells that would eliminate the necessity of slaughtering ... Read more...

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Red colour makes people react faster, more forcefully


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) People react faster and more forcefully when they see red colour, says a study."Red enhances our physical reactions because it is seen as a danger cue," ... Read more...

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Increasing CO2 ‘causing plants to release less water to atmosphere’


March 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Scientists have reported that as carbon dioxide levels have risen during the last 150 years, the density of pores that allow plants to breathe has dwindled by 34 ... Read more...

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Engaging in gaze contest is a reflex


February 27th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) If you accidentally knock over your neighbour's beer in a bar and he stares at you, would you buy him a new drink or would you try to ... Read more...

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Being tired behind the wheel as bad as being drunk


January 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Driving for more than three hours without a break at night is like being drunk behind the steering. Researchers found that tiredness after a few hours has the ... Read more...

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Being tired behind the wheel as dangerous as being drunk: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has claimed that driving for more than three hours without a break at night is the equivalent of being drunk behind the wheel.To assess the ... Read more...

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Men suffering mysterious allergies post orgasm


January 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Men are being afflicted by a mysterious illness right after sex and scientists have said that they could be allergic to themselves.Dutch researchers have said that the illness, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Structure of immune system’s key molecule offers clues for designing drugs


December 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Utrecht University have deciphered a key step in an evolutionarily old branch of the immune response.This system, called complement, comprises a ... Read more...

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Prestigious Utrecht University of Netherlands runs a “Meditation Center” for students


December 19th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 19 (ANI): Utrecht University (UU), one of the leading universities of the world, runs a "Meditation Center" for "spiritual time out".Located next to the sports field, this Center provides ... Read more...

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How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade


December 18th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered how plants that 'lose the battle' during competitiveness for light because they are shaded by larger neighbours, counteract.Previously, it was thought that these plants ... Read more...

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Diabetics ‘risk blindness with just two drinks a day’


December 4th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists from Utrecht University have found that diabetics who drink just two glasses of wine a day may be at greater risk of losing their sight.Their research showed ... Read more...

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Earth witnessed extreme global warming around 40mn yrs ago


November 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research by scientists has found that variations in atmosphere carbon dioxide around 40 million years ago were tightly linked to changes in global temperature.Scientists at ... Read more...

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Anger makes us want things more


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Anger is usually considered a negative thing, but it also has some of the features of positive emotions.A new study has found that associating an object with ... Read more...

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Alienated kids more likely to lash out at peer rejection


October 9th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Kids who already feel like outcasts, are more likely than others to lash out in response to acute peer rejection, found researchers in the Netherlands."It was inspired by ... Read more...

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Groundwater depletion rate more than doubled in recent decades: Study


September 24th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): After a global assessment of groundwater use, scientists have suggested that groundwater depletion has more than doubled in recent decades.Today, people are drawing so much water from below ... Read more...

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Brain takes many decisions without our conscious knowledge


July 7th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 7 (ANI): Our brain makes many important decisions for us even as we are consciously 'unaware' of them, a new Dutch review study reveals.The findings of Utrecht University's Department ... Read more...

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Descartes’ stolen letter’s contents set to be revealed


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A letter written by 17th century French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes, which was stolen by notorious book thief Guglielmo Libri in the mid-1800s, is heading back to ... Read more...

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Climate change will imperil food supply in Asia


June 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Climate change will drastically reduce the flow of snow and ice meltwater in the Himalayas, threatening the food security of more than 60 million Asians, warn ecological researchers. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Songbirds learn while asleep


June 17th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Zebra finches learn their songs early in life even while asleep -- similar to the way children learn how to speak, research significant to our understanding of the ... Read more...

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Shrinking Glaciers Might Lead To Severe Food And Water Shortage


June 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dubai, June 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dutch scientists have concluded that a total number of 60 million people who dwell around the Himalayan belt shall witness severe food shortages in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Himalayan glaciers won’t shrink by 2035


June 11th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Global warming will not shrink the Himalayan glaciers that feed Asia's five largest rivers by 2035, as was previously believed, according to the most detailed analysis yet of ... Read more...

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Hidden factors that shape our relationships - smell, proximity, temperature


June 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): It's not just words and gestures that shape human social interactions, hidden factors such as smell, proximity, and even temperature, influence how we relate to others, say researchers.Gun ... Read more...

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Lost Descartes letter found after nearly two centuries in Pennsylvania


March 1st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 1 (ANI): Thousands of treasured documents that vanished from the Institut de France in the mid-1800s. An Italian mathematician stole them.Among them were 72 letters written by Frenchman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brain can distinguish real sugar from fake


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): While products with calorie-free artificial sugar claim to be as sweet as actual sugar, researchers have claimed that our brains can distinguish real from fake.Saccharin, the first ... Read more...

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Greenland ice loss responsible for a sixth of global sea-level rise


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 23 (ANI): In a long term research, scientists have found that Greenland lost 1500 cubic kilometres of ice between 2000 and 2008, making it responsible for one-sixth of global sea-level ... Read more...

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Greenland ice loss responsible for a sixth of sea-level rise


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Between 2000 and 2008, Greenland lost 1500 cubic kilometres of ice, which is responsible for one-sixth of global sea-level rise, says scientists.Michiel van den Broeke of Utrecht University ... Read more...

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Brit blokes last longer in bed than foreigners


October 16th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): British men last longer in bed than speedy foreigners, a new study has announced.To reach the conclusion, boffins in Holland reviewed the sex performance of nearly 500 men ... Read more...

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Adolescent depression, anxiety disorders are two distinct problems


September 24th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Adolescent depression and anxiety disorders are actually two distinct psychiatric disorders, says an expert at Utrecht University.Dr. William W. Hale III and his colleagues conducted a five-year, longitudinal ... Read more...

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Soluble fibre ‘effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome’


August 28th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has suggested that a soluble fibre supplement called psyllium should be the first line of attack in ... Read more...

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Gazing at pictures of cake, chocolates can help women fight flab


August 18th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Contrary to popular opinion, pictures of tasty morsels can actually help strengthen self-control in weight-conscious women rather than encouraging them to eat, a new study has found.Lead researcher ... Read more...

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Stroke survivors at two-fold risk of hip or thigh fracture


August 7th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Stroke survivors are at a two fold risk of breaking a hip or thigh bone than people who haven't had a stroke, finds a new study.And the risk ... Read more...

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Mystery of Milky Way’s particle accelerators solved


June 26th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, June 26 (ANI): With help of a unique "ballistic study" that combines data from ESO's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have now solved a long-standing mystery of ... Read more...

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Two structures from old immune system offer hope for treating diseases, infection


June 18th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Two new structures, belonging to the oldest branch of the human immune system, have revealed how it fights invading microbes while avoiding problems of the body attacking itself.Both ... Read more...

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