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Hitler's hand written postcard suggests he was not good at spelling

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): A newly discovered postcard from 1916 that had been written by Hitler during World War I shows that the Nazi dictator wasn't great at spelling.

Hitler's hand written postcard suggests he was not good at spelling

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): A newly discovered postcard from 1916 that had been written by Hitler during World War I shows that the Nazi dictator wasn't great at spelling.

Obama's ex-girlfriends recall his 'sexual warmth' in new biography

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

London, May 3 (ANI): Former girlfriends of President Barack Obama have opened up for the first time of his "sexual warmth" and disclosed the contents of love letters that he sent to them during his 20s, in a new biography.

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'Vibrating' suit may help Olympic athletes perform with inch-perfect precision

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new electric training suit, which can tell the wearer when they are positioning themselves correctly and may prove especially useful for lympic athletes.

Secrets weigh people down

May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): People who keep secrets end up finding everyday tasks far more strenuous than those who do not harbour undisclosed truths, according to a new study.

Long working hours turning many into couch potatoes

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Half of people find it hard to motivate themselves to leave the house to have fun after a hard day at the office, a survey has found.

Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.

Remarkable outburst from old black hole captured

May 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Astronomers have observed an extraordinary outburst produced by a black hole in a nearby galaxy, which offers direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes. The discovery, made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, provides new insight into the nature of a mysterious class of black holes that can produce as much energy in X-rays as a million suns radiate at all wavelengths.

'CPI-M, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development'

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

CPI-M, Maoists spreading canards against us: Trinamool

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and the Maoists for trying to stop developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

Man's remotest relative found in Norway lake slucge

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, April 29 (ANI): Norwegian scientists have claimed that they have found one of the world's oldest living organisms and man's remotest relative - after spending two decades examining a microscopic algae-eater that lives in a lake in Norway.

Alexandra Burke unfazed by beau Jermain Defoe's 'sex romps with model'

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Alexandra Burke danced in the arms of some hunky companions, despite reports emerged that her footballer boyfriend Jermain Defoe had cheated on her with a Geordie model.

New pill 'may have life-changing effects on those suffering from obesity'

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor that is an essential factor in the regulation of body fat and could help provide new treatments for the complications of obesity and anorexia.

Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, says a new research.

Women have 'larger pupils than men'

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Women's eyes may actually be different from men's as a new study has revealed that healthy emmetropic women have a bigger pupil diameter than men.

Plastic waste in ocean may affect environment, says study

April 26, 2012 at 3:31 PM

A recent study says that tonnes of plastic waste that are jostled into the ocean can have adverse effect on the environment. Working on a research sailboat sailing over the Pacific Ocean, oceanographer Giora Proskurowski noticed that the water of the ocean was scattered with numerous small-size pieces of plastic debris, when wind picked up and most of the particles disappeared from the sight.

Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study

April 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.

Male spiders look for 'hotter talent' even after their penises snap off

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Male orb web spiders, who only have two chances to mate in their lives that is made even more complex by the fact that females often eat them, still look around for heavier and more fertile females if they've mated with a small one the first time round.

Chemicals released by baked beetroot 'help boost athletes' performance'

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Athletes who eat baked beetroot before a race run faster than their rivals, a new study has claimed.

'Face's left side more appealing'

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Left side images of the face are rated as more aesthetically pleasing than that of its right side, possibly because the left cheek reflects greater emotional intensity, says a study conducted by the Wake Forest University in the US.

Oz women 'give more priority to family over baby'

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Melbourne, Apr 22 (ANI): Merely 4 percent of Australian women view having a baby as a top priority, with family, friends and relationships topping the list as most important, a new survey has found.

Mamata to launch TV channel for West Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government.

Social media a reality: Khurshid

April 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook to delete some morphed images of her, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said social media had become a reality and there were very restricted opportunities to impose constraints on that.

Women 'prefer wimps during tough times'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Women tend to favour wimpier, gentler men when the economy is in trouble, a new study has revealed.

Cellular 'glue' may help suppress breast cancer

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): The protein Perp, associated with desmosomes (the glue that sticks cells together), is involved in suppressing breast cancer and offers a potential new target for future treatment, a new study has revealed.

Some owners 'not just look like their dogs but act like them too'

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Usually, it is said that dog owners bear a striking resemblance to their pets but now researchers have asserted that they even act like them.

Obese women face higher risk of vein clots

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Wellington, April 20 (IANS) Overweight and obese middle-aged women are more likely to develop potentially fatal blood clots within leg veins than their normal weight counterparts, says a study.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

'Mystifying' Stonehenge may have been designed for sound

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that Stonehenge could have been built with acoustics in mind like a Greek or Roman theatre.

Meat eating enabled earlier weaning, helped humans spread across globe

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): When early humans became carnivores and started eating meat, their higher-quality diet allowed mothers to wean babies earlier and have more children, with potentially profound effects on population dynamics and the course of human evolution, a new study has revealed.

Now, a flourescent fish to track pollution

April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have created a green-glowing zebrafish to monitor ecological damage caused by pollution in real time.

Paedophiles now take 'merely 2 mins to start sexualised chat with victims'

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Online paedophiles are abandoning known grooming practices and striking up highly sexualised conversations with their prey within just two minutes, a new study has warned.

In Sports, India has not dearth of talents: Verma

April 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Today sports significantly contribute to economic and social development and improve health and personal growth of the people of ages

Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests

April 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be rocked by protests and counter protests by pro and anti government factions.

Mamata acting in an immature manner: Justice Katju

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not acting in a mature manner by cracking down on her critics and must learn to take criticism in her stride, said Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju Wednesday.

Mamata's reign similar to semi-fascist rule of 1970s: Left leader

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday likened the rule of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the "semi fascist regime" in the state in the 1970s.

Migraine 3 times more common in women than men

April 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

For every man with a migraine, three women are affected by the severe headache that is often affected with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, say experts.

Women '3 times likelier to suffer migraine than men'

April 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

London, April 18 (ANI): As compared to every man with a migraine, three women are struck down by the severe headache that often comes with nausea and a sensitivity to light and sound, experts say.

Magnetic fields can send off particles to infinity

April 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping, a new study has suggested.

Some stars 'play baseball in space by trading rogue planets'

April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Billions of stars in our galaxy have harboured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space, according to a new study.

Green-glowing fish may offer new insights into health impacts of pollution

April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): New green-glowing zebrafish could make understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health much easier, researchers say.

Protein loss causes old-age gum disease

April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

London, April 18 (IANS) A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.

Thrashed, daughter stripped naked, says retired Bengal scientist

April 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor was beaten for circulating 'defamatory' cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a retired scientist and his daughter Tuesday alleged they were assaulted and molestated. Police said they were investigating.

This is not the change we wanted: Bengal intellectuals

April 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over instances of "police excesses" in West Bengal, a section of human rights activists and intellectuals Tuesday said people were fast losing trust on the Mamata Banerjee government.

Intellectuals protest Mamata regime's 'irrationality'

April 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) More than 50 intellectuals have expressed 'dismay over the spiralling descent into irrationality' of the West Bengal government following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's directives to libraries to subscribe to particular newspapers and the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for posting her caricatures on internet.

'Learn to hate' CPI-M, says Trinamool minister

April 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor's arrest for circulating cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick has asked party workers to socially boycott CPI-M workers and "learn to hate them".

Kabir Suman mocks Mamata over Toongate, composes song

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Causing more embarrassment to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is drawing flak over the arrest of a professor for circulating cartoons, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has composed a song, "Hasi Niye Thako" (Live with a smile), mocking the state government.

Chomsky, others write to PM protesting Bengal police excesses

April 16, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Eminent persons of international repute, including well-known US-based academician-intellectual Noam Chomsky, Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over the use of state force in West Bengal in cracking down on human rights activists or citizens attempting to raise issues of concern.

Toongate: Kolkata continues to protest

April 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Kolkata Monday continued to be rocked by protests over the arrest of Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Contestants 'torture each other to death' to impress gameshow host

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): Television gameshow hosts, who are usually considered as genial figures, are so powerful and influential that contestants are willing to do anything they are asked to do, including torturing each other to death, researchers say.

Toongate: Has Mamata Banerjee misused the IT Act? (Comment)

April 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Question: Why did Mamata Banerjee cross the road?

Dinesh Trivedi defies Mamata over cartoon issue

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Kutch (Gujarat), Apr 15 (ANI): Reacting to the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor in Kolkata for posting a cartoon of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the internet, former Railways Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi today said cartoons were meant for enjoyment.

Men dump chivalry to flee sinking ships

April 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

London, April 15 (IANS) Titanic, it seems, was an exception. Men dump chivalry that places women and children first and flee sinking ships to try to save themselves, says a new study.

Under Didi, Bengal gets a controversy a day (West Bengal Newsletter)

April 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) An issue a day keeps boredom at bay - this could well be the guiding principle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee these days. How else does one explain her government regularly dishing out controversies on a platter to her political opponents?

Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

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 Saturday.

Jadavpur professor concerned about his family's security

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Assaulted and forced to spend almost a night in jail for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra is now apprehensive about his own and his family's security.

Anger in Bengal over professor's arrest

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. People in West Bengal Saturday expressed outrage over the state government's latest move, with some even wondering if it was "a move towards censorship and partial fascism".

Mamata cartoon row: BJP condemns assault on Jadavpur University professor

April 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): Stating that there always has to be space for dissent in a democratic set up, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday condemned the brutal assault on Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra over a cartoon that shows West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with Railway Minister Mukul Roy planning how to get rid of TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi.

Multi-tasking good for brain

April 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

London, April 14 (IANS) Juggling too much technology at once - such as texting or browsing online while watching TV - is said to make you less efficient. But researchers have found that multi-tasking can be good for the brain, Daily Mail reported.

Partial fascism or right move - Bengal divided on Mamata's act

April 14, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) First a ban on certain newspapers and now the arrest of a professor for allegedly circulating a cartoon targetting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Is it "a move towards censorship and partial fascism" by the state government or is the arrest justified "to stop spread of malicious and slanderous campaign" - opinion in West Bengal is divided.

Embarrassment for Duchess Kate as bro James sells saucy cakes

April 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

London, April 14 (ANI): Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, faces embarrassment after her brother James launched a business selling adult-themed cakes with risque slogans.

Twitterati target Mamata regime for professor's arrest

April 13, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) "Extreme violation of freedom of expression" and reminiscent of the Emergency days were among the barrage of angry comments made on Twitter, including by exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, following the West Bengal government arresting a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons of some ruling Trinamool Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Pride resulting from superiority can exacerbate prejudices

April 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Washington, April 12 (ANI): The way individuals experience the universal emotion of pride directly impacts how racist and homophobic their attitudes toward other people are, researchers say.

NASA plans to 'knock' space junk out of orbit by firing pulses of gas

April 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM

London, April 12 (ANI): NASA has come up with a radical solution to clean up 'space junk' orbiting the Earth.

NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs

April 13, 2012 at 5:39 PM

London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.

Twice as many men 'survive real sea disasters than women and kids'

April 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): The chivalrous rule of "women and children first" rarely happens and may only have taken place on the Titanic because the captain threatened to shoot men who got into the lifeboats, a new study has suggested.

Media multitasking may be good for you after all

April 13, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Washington, April 13 (ANI): Using multiple forms of media at the same time is not necessarily all bad news, researchers say.

'Genius' Brit girl age 4 joins Mensa with IQ of 159

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): A four-year-old girl has stunned academicians with an IQ of 159, just one point below Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

Monkeys' word recognizing ability points to origins of reading

April 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

London, April 13 (ANI): A study on monkeys has suggested that some of the mental processing involved in reading evolved separately from the specialised language centres that are unique to human brains.

Drinking a glass of red wine could help you stay slim

April 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

London, April 13 (ANI): U.S. researchers have found a compound in red wine that can help control obesity.

London varsity to ban alcohol

April 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

London, April 12 (IANS) A university in London plans to ban alcohol from parts of its campus to attract more Muslim students.

Sandstorms in space discovered

April 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

London, Apr 12 (ANI): Using new techniques, researchers have explored the atmospheres of distant, dying stars.

A living robot who smiles, sings like a girl!

April 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

London, April 11 (IANS) A Japanese company has created a robot with 65 facial expressions which can talk, sing and can easily be mistaken for a real-life girl at first sight.

1 or 2 alcoholic drinks can sharpen up your mind

April 11, 2012 at 8:04 PM

London, April 11 (ANI): Drinking two pints of beer or two medium glasses of wine alcohol can sharpen the mind, say researchers.

Blowing up Mercury and Venus may help meet energy demands for decades

April 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

London, Apr 11 (ANI): Constructing a giant ball around the sun to harness its power could be closer than people may think - the only requirement would be to demolish Mercury, Venus, some of the outer planets and any nearby asteroids.

Text messages can soothe stressed souls

April 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) Text messaging is often rapped for promoting reckless driving, but it could be good for people who feel stressed out, isolated or alone.

Search for Sun's sibling may help find cousins of Earth life

April 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Astronomers have now focussed their search on not just any life out there in the universe but our distant relatives.

Social ranking can influence genetic functions

April 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Washington, April 10 (IANS) A female monkey's higher ranking within her group can alter the functioning of nearly 1,000 genes within mere weeks, also boosting their immune system, says a new study.

Mugabe 'fighting for life' in Singapore hospital due to 'undisclosed illness'

April 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Harare, Apr 10 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital with an undisclosed illness.

Cuddle chemical boosts flagging male libido

April 9, 2012 at 9:29 PM

London, April 9 (IANS) Can Oxytocin, the 'trust and love hormone' that helps mothers bond with their babies, boost a flagging male libido?

Coffee 'revs up slackers but makes motivated people lazier'

April 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

London, Mar 31 (ANI): Coffee has a "stimulant" effect on lazy people but has the reverse result on hard workers, making them slack off, a new study has suggested.

9 exoplanets 'may be orbiting Solar System's twin'

April 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A star 127 light-years away, which stunned the world in 2010 by becoming the largest star system beyond our own, playing host to five, possibly seven alien worlds, is back in the headlines as it may actually have nine exoplanets orbiting it.

German students offer 'good grades through good sex'

April 7, 2012 at 10:01 PM

London, April 7 (IANS) Three German students are offering a gigolo service to female students to 'help' them beat stress and improve their grades.

Oxford student jumps balconies, plunges 25 feet

April 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

London, April 7 (IANS) An Oxford University student has been hospitalised after falling from a building's second-storey while trying to show his friends how to move from one balcony to another in Spain.

German students offering sex service to stressed out female colleagues

April 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): Three male German business students are offering free sex service to female students claiming that it could help their clients beat stress and improve grades.

'Remove TV from kids' rooms to tackle obesity'

April 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM

London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.

Is Mamata trying to make Marx & Engels history in Bengal?

April 6, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) A school education syllabus committee, appointed by the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, has decided to trim heady doses of Marxism and include globalisation, movement of former South African president Nelson Mandela and contemporary women's movement in the new history syllabus for Higher Secondary students.

Indian-American linguist wins US academic award

April 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Washington, April 6 (IANS) An Indian American professor, Dr. Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi, has been selected as a 2011-2012 recipient of the James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award by the students of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Space dust changing weather conditions?

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

London, April 5 (IANS) Cosmic dust that fills space could be playing a part in climate change, scientists say. A study is now trying to ascertain how much of this dust enters the Earth's atmosphere - in a bid to find out how it might affect our climate.

Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance

April 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study.

Good design can slash energy consumption

April 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Clever, inexpensive design can slash energy consumption in new homes by up to 80 percent, says a new study.

Mighty Matterhorn 'crumbling due to global warming'

April 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

London, Apr 5 (ANI): Matterhorn, one of Europe's tallest and most celebrated peaks, is falling to bits due to climate change, a new study has revealed.

Ageing baby boomers face hardships

April 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Washington, April 5 (IANS) A new study on successful ageing finds that their unmarried baby boomer counterparts fare much worse in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes.

Sleep boosts happy thoughts

April 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

London, April 4 (IANS) A good night's sleep boosts our positive memories, according to a study.

Dieting pregnant women likely to have obese children

April 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

London, April 3 (IANS) Women who become pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could be obese or diabetic in later life, a British study suggests.

Smart home follows smart phone

April 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Washington, April 2 (IANS) It won't be long before our homes use sensors and software to anticipate our needs and help improve our health and energy efficiency, a study says.

15 'respectable' ways to dump your partner

April 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Sydney, Apr 2 (ANI): A relationship counsellor in Australia has suggested easier ways to break up with you lover, while showing respect to him or her at the same time.

Emma Watson 'disappointed' by failure of clothing range

April 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

London, Apr 1 (ANI): Emma Watson has put her dreams of building a career as a fashion designer on hold after her clothing line for the ethical label People Tree failed to sell.

How iPads make eyes itchy and inflamed

April 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

London, April 1 (IANS) Hours of staring at iPads and smartphones have left many young people with dry eyes, which makes them itchy, inflamed and gritty.

Common diabetes drug 'may help prevent primary liver cancer'

April 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Metformin, a drug that is widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, a new study has claimed.

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