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  • Two apples a day keeps the cardiologist away

    Two apples a day keeps the cardiologist away

    Women could guard themselves against heart disease by eating just two apples a day, according to a recent research. Previous studies have established that apples can lower insulin requirements, reduce inflammation and modulate the metabolism of fats. But researchers from the Florida State... Read More »

  • Pre-crime surveillance to thwart criminal activity

    Pre-crime surveillance to thwart criminal activity

    A military-grade surveillance system, with advanced artificial intelligence, is making headlines as it is able to identify terrorists or criminals even before they can commit a crime.  In 2005, a team of experienced software developers and scientists with backgrounds in computer vision,... Read More »

  • Exposure to dogs may lower asthma risk in children

    Exposure to dogs may lower asthma risk in children

    Man's best friend may turn out to be your child's best friend, as dogs may help ward off a virus linked to childhood asthma development. In a study presented at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers from the University of California, San... Read More »

  • Physical inactivity considered lethal

    Physical inactivity considered lethal

    Physical inactivity causes about six to 10 per cent of major non-communicable diseases, including coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and kills around 5.3 million people a year, a new study has claimed. A team led by I-Min Lee from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical... Read More »

  • Jon Lord, Deep Purple keyboardist and founder, dead at 71

    Jon Lord, Deep Purple keyboardist and founder, dead at 71

    Jon Lord, keyboardist and co-founder of British rock group Deep Purple, has died in a London hospital aged 71, his official website said on Monday. The website stated that the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London after a long battle with pancreatic cancer... Read More »

  • How to cool down on a hot day

    How to cool down on a hot day

    While conventional wisdom says a cold drink will help cool the body, research now suggests that hot beverages are the way to go. According to University of Cambridge neuroscientist Peter McNaughton, there are nerves in the tongue and mouth that have special molecules in them called receptors. As... Read More »

  • T-Shirts could soon charge mobile phones

    T-Shirts could soon charge mobile phones

    Researchers have found it’s possible to turn a t-shirt into a phone charger by successfully transforming cotton into a flexible, highly conductive component. The idea for creating “electrical” clothing for Professor Xiaodong Li and researcher Lihong Baofrom the University of South... Read More »

  • Is Facebook linked to depression?

    Is Facebook linked to depression?

    Since its inception, several studies have condemned Facebook for its negative impact on society, with one study even suggesting that networking site was making its users sad. But a new research alleges there is no solid proof of a link between using the social network and depression. Last year,... Read More »

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