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Vanessa Hojda attaches Nicolas Cage’s photograph instead her of her resume for a job


July 10th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
York, July 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vanessa Hojda was applying for a job of an administrative assistant at the York University and in this regard she emailed the officials. She wrote in her ... Read more...

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Interactive sessions improve kids’ verbal intelligence


October 5th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Pre-schoolers improve their verbal intelligence only after three weeks of classroom instruction, based on interactive and music-based cognitive training cartoons, new research says.The cognitive (brain related) ... Read more...

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If healthy don’t fret over being overweight


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) If you are chubby but still lead an otherwise healthy life, it's better to continue living that way.According to researchers at York University in Canada, obese ... Read more...

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Study reveals that breast feeding leads to lesser behavioral problems


May 12th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has identified that babies who are fed breast milk are less likely to have behavioral problems when they are compared with those who ... Read more...

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29-year-old man arrested over York University student webcam death


April 21st, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Apr 21 (ANI): Toronto Police have arrested a 29-year-old man over the death of a Chinese student, Qian Liu, who was murdered in her York University Village bedroom in Toronto, Canada.Liu ... Read more...

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Boyfriend watches on webcam as girlfriend murdered 11,000 miles away


April 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20(ANI): A Chinese student, Qian Liu, who was murdered in her York University Village bedroom in Toronto, Canada, was attacked when she was engaged in an online video chat with ... Read more...

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How ovarian cancer resists chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at York University have uncovered a genetic process that may allow ovarian cancer to resist chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of our genetic makeup known as a ... Read more...

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Gene makes ovarian cancer resistant to chemotherapy


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 3 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a genetic process that may explain why ovarian cancer is resistant to chemotherapy.They studied a tiny strand of the genetic makeup ... Read more...

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Parenting after child’s death a tough challenge: Study


February 17th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A York University psychology professor has said that one of the tough challenges a parent faces when a child dies is to learn how to parent the surviving ... Read more...

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Learning a second language gives toddlers an edge


January 20th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A research team has suggested that toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers.Researchers from Concordia University and York University in ... Read more...

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Jellyfish glow could help spot tumours deep inside the body


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): Proteins that cause luminescence in jellyfish could be used to spot cancers, say scientists.British scientists have found a way of using luminous cells from jellyfish to spot tumours ... Read more...

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Drug marketing influences docs’ prescribing habits: Study


October 20th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that under the influence of pharmaceutical promotion, doctors are likely to prescribe more expensively, less appropriately and more often.The findings have offered a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Video games may prepare your kids’ brains for bigger tasks


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): The next time you see your son hooked on to a video game, tell him to spend an hour extra with the joystick, for it might just turn ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook users narcissists, have low self-esteem


September 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Using Facebook is like staring at yourself in an online mirror. Those who spend hours updating their profile on the site are more likely to be narcissists ... Read more...

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Pouty photos, endless status updates on Facebook indicate ‘narcissism’


August 31st, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 31 (ANI): If you are obsessed with your status updates and picture uploads on Facebook, you are probable an online narcissist, says a new research.Researchers at Canada's York University ... Read more...

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Like humans, Orang-utans too can perform “pantomimes”


August 11th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): Orang-utans have been caught on camera performing "pantomimes", behaviours that are exclusive to humans.Non-human great apes such as orang-utans and chimpanzees were already known to display meaningful gestures. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hindu statesman Zed lauds Church of England for allowing female bishops


July 14th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 14 (ANI): Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.This decision was ... Read more...

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Perfectionists at risk for postpartum blues


July 10th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that new mothers who think they should be perfect parents might be at risk for postpartum depression.The research involved 100 first-time mothers ... Read more...

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Anxiety seems to fuel religious extremism


July 7th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Anxiety and uncertainty can egg us on to become more radical in our religious beliefs, according to a series of new studies. In the studies, conducted by York ... Read more...

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Anxiety ridden people drift towards idealistic, religious extremes


July 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Anxiety and uncertainty may be at root of religious extremism, new Canadian research reveals.The findings by York University researchers appear in this month's issue of the Journal of ... Read more...

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Gay men better at recalling faces


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, says a study. ... Read more...

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FIFA WC: Facebook messages indicate mixed reaction to services in S. Africa


June 14th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 14 (ANI): A commentary on the social networking site Facebook has revealed that services being provided to guests and fans watching the FIFA World Cup has got a mixed ... Read more...

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Teens are really good with Web 2.0 tools: Expert


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): According to a study of teens and their use of Web 2.0 technologies, adolescents are really good at it.Natalia Sinitskaya, a PhD candidate at York University's Faculty ... Read more...

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Indian to lead filmmakers on 3D cinema project


March 1st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 1 (IANS) Delhi-born documentary filmmaker Ali Kazimi, an associate professor in the department of film production at York University here, will lead a team of filmmakers for research ... Read more...

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‘Red is the colour for sportsmen, advertisers’


February 25th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 25 (ANS) Wearing red at top international sporting events like the Olympics benefits an athlete, says a new study. In fast-paced sports such as races and skating a referee's perceptions of ... Read more...

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‘Miracle pill’ for men suffering from premature ejaculation


February 19th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 19 (ANI): A prescription drug designed specifically to treat premature ejaculation (PE) can triple the amount of time men can last before ejaculating.Priligy is already available in Europe and ... Read more...

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Six-month-olds can comprehend adults’ intentions


February 10th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Kids as young as six months old know when we're "playing" them, a study by York University researchers reveals.The study, by York's Centre for Infancy Studies, examined six-and ... Read more...

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Regional accents ’still thriving’ in UK


January 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Regional accents in Britain are increasingly getting prevalent despite the progressively homogeneous nature of society, according to academic studies.According to forecasts, accents would disappear and merge into a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Renting clothes may help cut CO2 emissions


November 4th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 4 (ANI): The British Government's waste watchdog has determined that large wardrobes of seldom-used clothes are no longer environmentally acceptable and people should instead rent outfits and accessories, thus helping ... Read more...

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Now, an enzyme that cleans up pollution from RDX


October 10th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the structure of an unusual enzyme which can be used to reverse the contamination of land caused by RDX explosive. The discovery, by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Iranian saltmen to be protected by digital systems


August 14th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, August 14 (ANI): Iran's cultural heritage officials are planning to use digital systems to protect and preserve the saltmen found in the country's Chehrabad Salt Mine.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Fathers of daughters more likely to become left wing


May 25th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Fathers of daughters are more politically inclined towards Left-wing because girls are more socially conscious, say researchers.Economists claim that they have found a link between the number ... Read more...

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Coffee beneficial for males, not females, with Lou Gehrig’s disease


April 17th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A research team including an Indian-origin boffin has found that coffee may be beneficial for men with Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) but for women, it may ... Read more...

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British politician calls for stamping out Muslim polygamy


February 20th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A leading female Muslim politician in Britain said Friday she wants the government to make it compulsory to register all religious marriages so Muslim men stop taking more ... Read more...

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Climate change threatens giant pandas


November 5th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers at York University have determined that climate change may be about to affect the lives of rare species such as the giant panda, because of fears ... Read more...

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