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Everything you need to know about Agricultural Research Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Learn from hunters how lifestyle affects gut bacteria

April 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) Gut bacteria have co-evolved with humans over millions of years and helped them adapt to new environments and foods. For the first time, an international team of researchers has deciphered the intestinal bacteria of present-day hunter-gatherers.

Infant hair reveals life inside the womb!

April 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM

New York, April 16 (IANS) Hairs can reveal a lot, from your personality to even drug abuse or hormonal changes. Now, add foetus growth in the womb to the hair list.

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

April 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Perth, April 16 (IANS) Up to 14 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Wednesday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Bluefin 21 was again deployed Tuesday night from Ocean Shield for underwater searching, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Wednesday.

DU students, youth pitch for women rights

April 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi University students and youths from nine urban settlements in the capital Tuesday released a charter of demands for India's policy makers, demanding safety, security for women, framing rights for the girl child and the right to education.

An artist paints canvas using trash

April 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Thin strips of leather replicate strokes of oil paint in the canvases of artist Anita Ahuja, who has used waste products like seat belts and bottle caps to highlight the usability of such objects.

How flesh-eating bacteria exploded into epidemic

April 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

New York, April 15 (IANS) A strain of flesh-eating group may affect you in various ways - some of them fatally - and scientists have now discovered how this bacteria exploded into a worldwide epidemic.

Want to be happy? Be extrovert

April 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) If happiness is what you are seeking, just be yourself - call an old friend to dinner or smile at a passerby - as a study has found that people with outgoing behaviour are a happier lot across cultures.

Women candidates still stuck in 'winability' factor? (Election Special)

April 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Political parties have made a plethora of promises during the campaign for the 2014 general elections for the betterment of women and their pledge to reserve a third of seats in parliament and state legislators to women. But, surprisingly, when it comes to giving them an opportunity to contest the polls, the parties seem to have baulked at the idea.

Redirecting sunlight to illuminate narrow streets

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) In a novel way to provide some natural light in dense urban centres with tall buildings around us, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that redirects sunlight onto narrow streets and alleyways.

Beware! Sexual narcissist men are likely cheaters

April 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM

New York, April 14 (IANS) Are you dating a narcissist who carries an unrealistic sense of possessing sexual skills to satisfy anyone in bed? Be alarmed that such a person is more likely to cheat on you.

Search for missing Malaysian plane resumes

April 14, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Perth, April 14 (IANS) Up to 12 aircraft and 15 ships will assist in Monday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said in its latest update Monday.

Italy to extradite mafia linked suspect from Lebanon

April 13, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Rome, April 13 (IANS) Italy is seeking to extradite ex-senator Marcello Dell'Utri, a mafia linked suspect and Silvio Berlusconi's former political ally, who was arrested in Lebanon, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Saturday.

Gulp down your coffee to best savour the flavour

April 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

London, April 12 (IANS) Stop sipping coffee? just gulp it down if you want the best flavour from your favourite brew, a study advises.

How new model gets you more from ads

April 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

New York, April 12 (IANS) The secret to getting more bang for your ads lies in the face of the models, finds a study.

Create strong passwords to dodge Heartbleed bug

April 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM

New York, April 11 (IANS) Amid the looming threat from Heartbleed bug - that might have compromised millions of websites including Yahoo, Flickr and Tumblr by now - it is imperative to have a strong password that can stand hackers' assaults, experts say.

Neanderthal were good parents: Study

April 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

London, April 11 (IANS) Learn from our ancestors when it comes to good parenting.

Decoded: Who is most satisfied in love life

April 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

London, April 10 (IANS) Are you religious or married or enjoy harmonious social ties? You may belong to the pool of people that is most satisfied with love life.

Chromium supplements may not lower blood sugar

April 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM

New York, April 10 (IANS) Are you taking chromium supplement to lower your blood sugar? Prod your doctor again as an alarming research indicates that chromium is not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals or diabetics.

Asian Americans 'too busy' to vote in US

April 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) About three-in-ten Asian-American eligible voters, including Indian Americans, have cast ballots in midterm elections since 1998, a much lower turnout rate than that of whites and blacks, according to a new report.

Chronic smoking can disturb postural stability

April 9, 2014 at 6:12 PM

New York, April 9 (IANS) Another statutory warning for smokers. A study on the effects of chronic cigarette smoking on postural stability has found that chronic cigarette use continues to impact the brain regulating postural stability even during abstinence.

India's Mars Orbiter crosses half-way mark

April 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Chennai, April 9 (IANS) India's Mars Orbiter has travelled over 340 million km and crossed the half-way mark Wednesday morning on its long journey towards the Red planet, the Indian space agency said.

Embrace 'green exercise' to keep BP normal

April 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM

London, April 9 (IANS) Outdoor exercise could be more beneficial than indoor workouts as a study has found that children exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are likely to have lower blood pressure.

Songs with alcohol references driving teens to binge drinking

April 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM

New York, April 9 (IANS) Are you concerned about singer Yo Yo Honey Singh and his frequent chants about alcohol consumption in his songs that may affect your kids? Read this.

Search continues for Malaysian flight MH370

April 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Perth, April 8 (IANS) Up to 11 military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships will assist in Tuesday's search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) for the international search efforts said.

Food quality suffering as CO2 level rises: Study

April 7, 2014 at 2:37 PM

New York, April 7 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kid research, scientists have discovered how the quality of our food is going down owing to a rise in carbon dioxide levels.

Monkey lesson: Eat less to live longer

April 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM

New York, April 7 (IANS) Monkeys on a reduced-calorie diet live longer than those that can eat as much as they want, a fascinating research suggests.

Garlic, broccoli-derived compounds could help in fight against cancer

April 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Washington, April 7 (ANI): Researchers have explained at a national that compounds derived from plant-based sources - including garlic, broccoli and medicine plants - confer protective effects against breast cancer.

Mercury remains high in Odisha

April 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued in several parts of Odisha Saturday with a town recording a maximum temperature of 41.5 degrees Celsius, the day's highest in the state.

No confirmation pulse detected linked to MH370: China (Roundup)

April 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Beijing/Perth, April 5 (IANS) A pulse signal picked up by a Chinese patrol ship Saturday has not been confirmed as related to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, according to China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre even as the search operation for the lost jet in the southern Indian Ocean made no headway by the end of the day.

Search for missing jet continues

April 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Perth, April 5 (IANS) The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continued Saturday in the southern Indian Ocean search area.

Not all antioxidants are good to prevent cancer: Study

April 5, 2014 at 2:54 PM

New York, April 5 (IANS) We all know that antioxidants are supposed to prevent DNA damage. But employing antioxidants could backfire - at least in the case of omega 6 fatty acid that have been found to promotes cancer in animal studies.

5.3-magnitude quake rattles Chinese town

April 5, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Authorities in southwest China said they are checking the losses after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town early Saturday, Xinhua reported.

'ISRO examining business model for industries in satellite, rocket production'

April 4, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 4 (IANS) The Indian space agency is working at preparing a business model to partner with industries - public and private - so that they have a higher level of participation in the space sector, said its chief.

Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off

April 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 4 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra Pradesh.

Congress will get only enough MPs to fill train coach: Trinamool

April 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Panaji, April 4 (IANS) The Congress will get only enough MPs to fill a railway compartment in the Lok Sabha election, Trinamool Congress spokesperson Derek O'Brien said here Friday.

In sunny Goa, Russia sells icy Sochi as tourism destination

April 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Panaji, April 3 (IANS) In sunny Goa, Russians are selling icy Sochi, the Black sea resort that has just hosted the spectacular 2014 Winter Olympics as a possible destination in an Indian tourist's itinerary.

Soros Fellowships for four Indian-Americans

April 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

New York, April 3 (IANS) Four Indian-American students have been named recipients of this year's Paul and Doris Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Now, have chocolate to shun extra kilos!

April 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) Amid various health benefit studies on chocolate that inspire you to munch another one, research reveals that a key ingredient in chocolate might help lose weight and lower type-2 diabetes risk.

Vaccination may alter your body odour

April 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM

New York, April 3 (IANS) Do you know that a simple vaccination at your nearby clinic can trigger a distinct change in your body odour? Research has documented the first demonstration of a bodily odour change due to immune activation.

Can't remove government leaders from ads: Centre to SC

April 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that government leaders could not be blacked out of official advertisements just before the Lok Sabha election.

Massive Earthquake strike Northern Chile, Warning of Tsunami

April 2, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Normal life in Chile come to a halt when it witnesses a magnitude-8.0 earthquake to its cost which has been assume for a warnings of Tsunami for all of Latin America's Pacific coast.

Breast milk lowers obesity risk later in life

April 2, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Researchers have found that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age.

Lost jet: Criminal probe on as search continues

April 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Perth/Kuala Lumpur, April 2 (IANS) The search for the lost Malaysia Airlines flight resumed Wednesday in the Indian Ocean, while a top Malaysian police official said a criminal investigation is under way over the missing jet.

Magnitude 8.0 earthquake jolts Chile

April 2, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Santiago, April 2 (IANS) A magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck off Chile's coast, Wednesday, triggering warnings of Tsunami for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no immediate report of any damage.

Programme for women to go green in Rajasthan

April 1, 2014 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Recognizing the importance of women's participation in governance, a non-governmental organisation has decided to develop a programme to encourage environmental initiatives in rural areas of Rajasthan.

Most Indians rooting for change, Modi: Survey

April 1, 2014 at 4:22 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Indian mood is "sour" as 70 percent of the people are dissatisfied and are rooting for a change in political leadership, a prominent US-based research group said Tuesday.

Indian scientist contests Big Bang `evidences'

April 1, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) Indian astrophysicist Abhas Mitra, at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, who had once challenged the Black Hole theory of Britain's famed Stephen Hawking is in the limelight again.

India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end: ISRO chief

March 31, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief Monday.

'India to have own satellite navigation system by 2015'

March 31, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system by the first quarter of 2015 with four of its satellites in space, said an official of Indian space agency.

Mice cured of rare liver disorder using new gene-editing system

March 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation by using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins.

Now, firefighting robot that can walk through flames

March 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Researchers have developed a humanoid robot that can carry heavy equipment, interact with officers and head straight into a face-melting fire without hesitation.

Katrina Kaif and Big B invited to literary and cultural conference in Lahore

March 31, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Karachi, Mar.31 (ANI): Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan have been reportedly invited as foreign dignitaries to attend the annual Literary and Cultural Conference being organized by the Lahore Arts Council in May.

Of indigenising military hardware and conspiracy theories (Column: Soliloquy)

March 31, 2014 at 10:21 AM

For a country that produces just a handful of domestically-developed cars, SUVs and trucks -- two and three-wheelers are deliberately left out of this -- it would seem an extremely tall order to reduce the 60-70 percent reliance on imports for military hardware.

5.5 magnitude quake hits Tibet

March 31, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Beijing, March 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Tibet early Monday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.

'Manmohan legacy of growth stunted by price rise, graft' (News Analysis)

March 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) As Manmohan Singh steps down less than two months from now as the prime minister of Asia's third-largest economy, he will be credited for ushering the fastest-ever growth, but his legacy will also be mired somewhat by serious allegations of graft against his government and sharp rise in prices, opinion makers maintain.

When male fish turn female!

March 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM

London, March 30 (IANS) In what can be termed as a perfect case of gender-bender among fish, biologists have found evidence of "feminisation" of male fish in the estuaries in the Basque coast of Spain.

Fire walking a child's game for this robot!

March 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

New York, March 30 (IANS) Wait for humanoid robots that can walk through fire may soon be over.

Erectile dysfunction could be reversed sans medicines

March 30, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Washington, March 30 (ANI): Researchers have said that by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem

Autism, an individual disorder (Health Feature)

March 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Havana, March 30 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 2', 'Go Goa Gone', 'The Lunchbox' and Shahid receive 'Anti-Kela' awards

March 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

New Delhi, March 30 (ANI): 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 2', 'Go Goa Gone', 'The Lunchbox' and 'Shahid' have been awarded the 'Anti-Kela' awards as a special ode to the best films of 2013 at the 6th Annual Golden Kela Awards.

Windows XP end-of-support boosting PC demand: Citi

March 29, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): Microsoft's decision to end its support to the decade-plus-old Windows XP operating system is reportedly driving up sales of PC in the US and other mature markets, a new report by Citi has revealed.

Water between rocks builds massive earthquakes?

March 28, 2014 at 6:05 PM

London, March 28 (IANS) Water pressure in the pores of the rocks making up the oceanic plates boundary zone takes the dominant role in determining how big an earthquake is, new research has found.

Sports tournament in Jorhat brings together players from across the country

March 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Jorhat, Mar 28 (ANI): Sports can play an important role in bringing people together and fostering better understanding. Young sports enthusiasts from across the country recently came together in Assam's Jorhat district for the 15th All India Agriculture University Games and Sports Tournament.

Facebook to deliver internet from the sky!

March 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

California, March 28 (IANS) As the popular social networking site Facebook goes on an acquisition spree, its founder Mark Zuckerberg now has plans to make it more sci-fi in the near future.

Mercury touches 40.5 degrees in Odisha

March 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Many parts of Odisha Thursday came under the grip of a heat wave condition, with a town recording the highest temperature in the state at 40.5 degrees Celsius, an official said.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday said that there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

ISRO ready for full system tests for April 4 Satellite launch

March 27, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Indian Space Research Organization ISRO is all set to launch full system tests Thursday on its rocket and the second navigational satellite set to be launched April 4 at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

ISRO making full system tests for April 4 satellite launch

March 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Indian space agency officials are carrying out full system tests Thursday on its rocket and the second navigational satellite set to be launched April 4 at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said the space agency.

Centre admits delay in Bhullar's mercy petition

March 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday admitted there was delay in the deciding death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition and the court could decide on his wife's plea for commutation of death sentence into life imprisonment.

Beer-marinated meat cuts cancer-causing chemicals

March 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM

London, March 27 (IANS) Cherish grilled meat marinated in your favourite beer? Bring it on. It can reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats, a new study suggests.

Cuvier's beaked whales most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals

March 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Cuvier's beaked whales are claimed to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals.

Beer marinade could cut levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats

March 27, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Washington, March 27 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that beer that many people enjoy at backyard barbeques could, when used as a marinade, help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats.

How a cyclone looks from space in 3D!

March 26, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The first spacecraft designed to detect light rain and snowfall from space has now captured the first 3D images of precipitation on earth.

'White coat effect' causes patients' blood pressure to rise around doctors

March 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Washington, March 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that doctors routinely record blood pressure levels that are significantly higher than levels recorded by nurses.

Those who can't govern, must not mislead nation and its youth: Modi

March 26, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Hiranagar (Jammu), Mar.26 (ANI): Training his guns on the UPA-II regime at the Centre, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that those who can't govern, must not and should not mislead the nation or its youth.

Peach extract could help restrict breast cancer metastasis

March 26, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Washington, March 26 (ANI): Researchers have shown that treatment with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.

Kids who sleep less eat more

March 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

London, March 25 (IANS) Parents, please take note of your child's sleeping habit as researchers have now found that children who sleep less tend to eat more which increases risk of obesity and related health problems later in life.

Gene linked to intellectual disability critical to brain development in humans

March 24, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Washington, Mar.24 (ANI): A latest research from the University of Adelaide has confirmed that a gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains.

How cancer hoodwinks body

March 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Melbourne, Mar.24 (ANI): A team of Australian scientists think that they have the answer to the question believe that they have discovered how cancer cells hoodwink the body's immune system into thinking they are harmless.

Genetic cause behind rare type of ovarian cancer revealed

March 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered the reason behind rare type of ovarian cancer that most often strikes girls and young women.

Myanmar to host ASEAN leadership forum in May

March 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Yangon, March 23 (IANS) Myanmar will host the ASEAN Leadership Forum related to the 24th Summit of the ASEAN in its capital Nay Pyi Taw in May, official media reported Sunday. The annual forum is slated for May 11-12.

2014 more important than 1977 polls: Lord Desai

March 23, 2014 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The coming Lok Sabha election "is more crucial" than the 1977 election that for the first time ended the Congress rule nationally, economist Lord Meghnad Desai has said.

Regular physical activity lowers breast cancer risk

March 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Washington, March 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that practicing sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer in women of all ages.

Benegal happy with exhibition on Mumbai's bond with cinema

March 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal attended the Cinema and the City - Lecture Series, Film Screenings and Guided Walks exhibition here and is happy as it tells the story of Mumbai's connect with films.

Big Bang! New-wave discovery backs Einstein's relativity theory

March 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM

New York, March 20 (IANS) In a significant development that may have profound implications on understanding the origin of the universe, astronomers have identified an echo of so-called gravitational waves - reinforcing Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

Pak least supports open Internet: Poll

March 20, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Support for an Internet without government censorship is strong in developing countries except Pakistan, a new poll has found

Future heat waves threat to global food supply

March 20, 2014 at 12:27 PM

London, March 20 (IANS) Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed, research shows.

New pathway connected to Type 2 diabetes discovered

March 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute have discovered a cellular pathway that is responsible for keeping blood sugar levels low in obese or pre-diabetic people, and may prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Scientists find evidence of double space impact on ancient Earth

March 19, 2014 at 5:31 PM

London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found evidence of a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon struck ancient Earth in tandem.

Scientists find evidence of double space impact on ancient Earth

March 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM

London, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found evidence of a double space impact, where an asteroid and its moon struck ancient Earth in tandem.

Kids exposed to meth before birth prone to cognitive problems later in life

March 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that children exposed to methamphetamine before birth have increased cognitive problems at the age of 7.5 years.

Airborne GPS technology to precisely monitor bad weather

March 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Washington, March 19 (IANS) A new airborne technology holds promise to improve weather models and hurricane forecasting by detecting precise conditions in the atmosphere through a new GPS system aboard airplanes.

Oats may help ward off cancer

March 18, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that oats may help in warding off cancer, as there is growing evidence that it has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and anti-cancer properties.

Thailand revokes emergency decree

March 18, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Thailand's caretaker cabinet Tuesday decided to revoke an almost two-month-old emergency decree imposed in Bangkok and adjacent provinces.

India imports three times more arms than China, Pakistan: Study

March 18, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Paris, Mar. 18 (ANI): India is the biggest buyer of arms in the world, a new study has found.

Eat oats for better heart health, and beyond

March 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

New York, March 18 (IANS) A key morning breakfast food has just got better. The soluble fibre in oats helps lower total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or 'bad' cholesterol but scientists now say that the cardiovascular health benefits of oats goes beyond fibre.

Research names Russia second largest arms export

March 18, 2014 at 5:39 AM

Moscow, March 18 (IANS) Russia and the US together made up over half of all arms export worldwide in the five-year period ended in 2013, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday.

Next Holi will see NDA at the helm of affairs in Centre: Paswan

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar 17, (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday expressed hope yet again that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA will form the next government in Delhi.

Madonna dresses up as Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen for Purim

March 17, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): Madonna dressed up as Game of Thrones heroine Daenerys Targaryen to celebrate Purim.

Men would spend over four hours a day having sex given the choice: Survey

March 17, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Washington, March 17 (ANI): A British survey has found that men would spend more than four hours having sex and barely three-and-a-half hours working during an "ideal day."