New model to decode what invisible dark matter is

London, March 15 (IANS) Researchers have presented a new model for what dark matter might be, a discovery that can lead scientists to invisible dark matter that is all around us yet no one has ever seen it and no one knows what it really is.Physical calculations state that approximately 27 percent of the universe is...
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Do you check your smartphone often? You may be impulsive

​New York, March 17 (IANS) People who frequently check and re-check their smartphone are driven most strongly by uncontrolled impulses and are less apt in delaying gratification, says a study.Psychologists Henry Wilmer and Jason Chein from Temple University in...
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Shun car, take Metro or bus to cut extra flab

London, March 17 (IANS) Adults between 40 and 69 years of age can draw significant health benefits by using public transport, walking and cycling to work as these are linked to reductions in Body Mass Index (BMI) and percentage body fat compared with those who commute by car, say researchers."We found that, compared...
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Sharpest view ever of dusty disc around ageing star recorded

​London, March 14 (IANS) Using the full power of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, a team of astronomers has recorded sharpest view ever of dusty disc around an ageing star, suggesting that discs around ageing stars are similar to those around young ones.As they ...
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Spends on love, even death, can cost you dearly at times

New York, March 15 (IANS) Expenses during weddings -- and even at funerals -- can be exploitative, say researchers, adding that people do not think twice before spending on happy or solemn occasions while buying an engagement ring, desserts for a birthday party or even cremation urns."People's buying behaviour chang...
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Nutritional supplements may cut genetic hearing loss in kids

New York, March 13 (IANS) An enhanced diet is likely to help curb hearing loss due to genetic abnormality that is most commonly responsible for childhood deafness, new research suggests.A study found that an antioxidant regimen of beta carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamins C and E and magnesium helped slow pro...
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Did you just buy junk instead of healthy food?

New York, March 14 (IANS) Did you buy junk food while grocery shopping instead of healthy food? Researchers, including an India-origin scientist, have found that consumers are concerned about eating a healthy diet but junk food still ends up in the shopping cart....
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'Lost' memories can indeed be retrieved: Scientists

New York, March 17 (IANS) In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, patients are often unable to remember recent experiences. However, a significant research suggests that those memories are still stored in the brain and can be retrieved with a new technique in the near future.According to neuroscientists includin...
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Probiotics may help fight tooth cavities

​New York, March 11 (IANS) A team of US researchers has identified a new bacteria that may keep bad bacteria in check and can help prevent oral cavities using probiotics.According to researchers, the findings could lead to the development of a supplement that patients could take orally to prevent cavities....
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Spiders spreading their web to trap veg meals too?

London, March 15 (IANS) Traditionally viewed as a predator of insects, a new study has revealed that spiders like to spice up their menu occasionally with a vegetarian meal.The study showed evidence of spiders from ten families feeding on a wide variety of different plant types such as trees, shrubs, weeds, grasses, ferns or or...
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