Facebook can prevent people from using fake names: German court

​London, March 4 (IANS) Overturning an earlier order from the Hamburg data protection authority on Facebook's "real name" policy, a German court has allowed the social networking giant to prevent its users from using fake names. ...
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Yoghurt may help women fight high blood pressure

​New York, March 4 (IANS) Five or more servings of yoghurt a week are likely to help women in reducing the risk of having high blood pressure, finds a study.Women who ate five or more servings of yoghurt per week, compared to those consuming one serving per month, had a 20 percent reduction in the risk of having h...
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Lowering fruit, veggie prices can cut heart disease risk

​New York, March 3 (IANS) A 10 percent drop in price for healthy foods and a 10 percent increase in the price of unhealthy foods could potentially prevent a significant number of people from dying from heart disease and stroke, suggests a new study.Using a computer-based model, the researchers from Harvard University in...
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Heavy smartphone use can make you depressed

​New York, March 3 (IANS) Glued to your smartphone? A new study has found that addiction to -- and not simply use of -- mobile phones and internet is linked to anxiety and depression in teenagers.However, there was no relationship between cell phone or internet use and negative mental health outcomes among participants ...
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Virtual reality may help fight obesity

​New York, Feb 28 (IANS) The virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to determine how people perceive their bodies, to treat body image disturbances, and to improve adherence to physical activity among obese individuals, researchers report. ...
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New programming method can control swarm of robots

​London, Feb 28 (IANS) A new programming method previously used in manufacturing can be applied to control a swarm of robots to make use of robotics advantageous in areas where safety is a concern, says a new study. ...
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Nigeria not to devalue currency: Vice President

​Lagos, Feb 28 (IANS) Nigeria's currency will not be devalued despite pressures, Vice President Yomi Osinbajo said.Speaking at a town hall meeting here on Saturday, Osinbajo insisted that devaluation was not on the table, adding that is the position of government, Xinhua news agency ...
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New cargo train service links China, Russia

​Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A cargo train carrying Chinese-made goods left China's Harbin city for Russia, marking the opening of a new freight route between the two countries.The new route links Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang province, with Russia's fourth largest city Ekaterinburg, said sources with Harbin Commerce Bureau on Satur...
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World's longest selfie stick is here but can't get stunning photos

​London, Feb 27 (IANS) James Ware, a YouTube personality in Britain, has claimed to have built the world's longest selfie stick but his unusually long monopod may not guarantee a stunning selfie, a media report said.Currently, the Guinness World Record for building the world's longest selfie stick is held by Ben Stiller...
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Even computers can gauge if you're bored

​London, Feb 25 (IANS) Not just your employer or spouse, even computers programmed to monitor people's body language can tell whether they are bored or not, says a study.Body-language expert Dr Harry Witchel from University of Sussex found that by measuring a person's movements as they use a computer, it is possible to judge their level ...
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