China adopts first law on deep seafloor exploration

Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) China's top legislature on Friday passed the country's first law on deep seafloor resource exploration to protect the maritime environment and ensure sustainable exploitation. ...
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US stocks fluctuate after upbeat GDP report

​New York, Feb 27 (IANS) US stocks traded narrowly mixed as the country's economic growth was revised up to one percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.By Friday noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged down 0.89 point, or 0.01 percent, to 16,696.40, Xinhua news agency reported. The S&P 500 rose 3.19 points, or 0.16 ...
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SHOPPERS GOING ONLINE, SHOPPING MALLS TAKE THE HIT

Skyline University College,UAE Technology is the moving force, and it's impacting every dimension of human life. New technological developments create new opportunities for various businesses, and at the same time make many others obsolete. The latter half of twentieth century changed the way world shops, distantly located small independent stores...
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Vision impairment of over 100 million people correctable: Study

​New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Nearly 108 million people in the world - one out of every 90 of the world population -- are suffering from correctable vision impairment, a global study has estimated.Uncorrected refractive error (URE) - nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other focusing problems correctable by prescription len...
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Obese? You may become more forgetful

London, Feb 27 (IANS) If you are obese, you are at risk of physical and psychological health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, depression and anxiety.But, your high body mass index (BMI) is also likely to affect your episodic memory -- the ability to recall past events, warns a new study.A higher BMI was previousl...
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Keep your mind active to keep Alzheimer's at bay

Keep your mind active to keep Alzheimer's at bay...
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High-salt diet may lead to liver damage

​New York, Feb 25 (IANS) While high salt intake has been known to cause high blood pressure and other side effects, researchers have now found that a high-salt diet might also contribute to liver damage in adults and developing embryos."This study demonstrates that high salt exposure in mice (four percent sodium chlorid...
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Too much exercise may be bad for your heart

Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Just as most therapies have a dose-response relationship whereby benefits diminish at high doses and the risk of adverse events increases, high level of intense exercise may also be bad for the heart, suggests a new study.The researchers reviewed studies that looked into the relationship betwe...
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Nature-inspired system to pull water from thin air

​Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by a desert beetle, cactus and pitcher plant, researchers from Harvard University have designed a new material to collect water droplets from thin air that can one day help fill the drying reservoirs on our planet.The team from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering a...
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World's 33 major deltas are shrinking: Study

​New York, Feb 24 (IANS) The world's 33 major deltas are sinking and the vast majority of those have experienced flooding in recent years, primarily as a result of human activity, says a new study.Some 500 million people live on river deltas around the world, a number that continues to climb as the population increases,...
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