How dumb! Blondes are just as smart as others

​New York, March 22 (IANS) The jokes about "dumb blondes" are, well, just jokes! Researchers have found that the average IQ of blondes may actually be slightly higher than those with other hair colours.While jokes about blondes may seem harmless to some, they can have real-world implications, said study author Jay...
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New drug for prostate cancer found promising

New York, March 22 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created a new molecule for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy when tested in mice.The findings suggest that the new therapeutic might be a viable treatment for prostate cancer in humans too if it is found effective the future clin...
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Smaller species may go extinct without fossil trace

New York, March 22 (IANS) Many of the species now perishing due to the ongoing sixth mass-extinction event -- especially the smaller ones -- may vanish without a permanent trace, says researchers.The fossil record is much more durable than any human record, said one of the researchers Roy Plotnick, professor of eart...
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What spurred the production of pottery in last Ice Age?

​London, March 22 (IANS) An international team of archaeologists have revealed that culture played a major role in the significant increase of pottery production at the end of the last Ice Age.Invented in Japan around 16,000 years ago, production of pottery increased vastly 11,500 years before, coinciding with a s...
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Social media used to exchange knowledge on rare diseases

​London, March 22 (IANS) Using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can be beneficial for helping people to exchange knowledge with rare medical diseases and build communities, says a new study.According to researchers, people often seek medical knowledge from social media platforms rather than traditi...
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City birds smarter than their rural counterparts!

Toronto, March 22 (IANS) Life in the city changes cognition, behaviour and physiology of birds to their advantage, making those living in urban environments far more superior than the ones from rural environments.City birds have adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favourab...
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Losing weight through low calorie diet can reverse diabetes

London, March 22 (IANS) If you have been diagnosed with diabetes for 10 years or even longer than that, don't give up hope as major improvement in blood sugar control is possible!According to a new study, individuals who suffer from diabetes and successfully lose weight through a very low calorie diet, can reverse t...
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New model could help determine age of stars precisely

​New York, March 23 (IANS) By looking at the physics behind the speeding up or slowing down of a stars rotation, its x-ray activity, and magnetic field generation, researchers have developed a new conceptual framework for understanding how stars similar to our Sun evolve.The work could "ultimately help to determin...
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Mindfulness meditation may ease chronic low back pain: Study

​New York, March 23 (IANS) Many people endlessly treat themselves with medications for their low-back pain. A team of US researchers has found mindfulness meditation as an effective alternative that may help reduce chronic low-back pain.Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBRS) involved training in observing, ackn...
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Soon, clothes that clean themselves with light

Sydney, March 23 (IANS) The day when you can look tidy even without washing your clothes does not seem too distant as researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a technology to make textiles clean themselves within less than six minutes when put them under a light bulb or out in the sun.The research...
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