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Pioneering exhibition on Indian civilisation on display at National Museum

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:38

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A wide swath of the millennia-old Indian civilization came alive through a cluster of artefacts of astonishing brilliance as the National Museum opened a nearly two-month transcontinental exhibition that takes the viewers on an intriguing and exhilarating trip of the countrys spectacular past and its links with the outside world since antiquity.

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Male attractiveness not linked to women's hormone levels

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:18

London, May 7 (IANS) Do you think women tend to prefer a particular type of man when they are fertile? If you think so, nothing could be further from the truth as a new study says that women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary according to their hormone levels.

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500 children compete in Kolkata's first inter-orphanage fest

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:40

Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Around 500 underprivileged children participated in multiple activities related to literature, art and culture during an inter-orphanage talent festival held for the first time in Kolkata, the organisers said on Monday.

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Adapting to the cold gave us the migraines

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 17:02

London, May 5 (IANS) A genetic variant that had helped early humans to adapt to cold weather may be contributing to migrane headcahes in certain populations today, according to a new study.

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Under The Banyan Tree On A Full Moon Night, in the rain

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 13:22

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A new monthly series of concerts has opened here aiming to seamlessly blend music and craft in a beautiful setting. The inaugural edition of this new entertainment adda was all things musical, until unexpected rain played spoilsport -- not so much, thanks to the organisers who ensured that the concert reached its rightful culmination indoors.

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Communication with parents boosts child's brain development

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:50

New York, May 4 (IANS) Good communication with parents promotes in a child the development of a brain network involved in the processing of rewards and other stimuli that, in turn, protects against the over consumption of food, alcohol and drugs, says a study.

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Regular sauna baths cut risk of stroke

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:08

London, May 4 (IANS) Staying healthy need not make you always follow a tough regime of restrictions as a new study shows that frequent sauna bathing may significantly reduce the risk of stroke.

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Daily aspirin may double skin cancer risk in men

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:42

New York, May 4 (IANS) Men taking aspirin every day may have double the risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, compared to those who are not exposed to daily to the common pain reliever, says a large study involving almost 200,000 patients.

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India changed in the 1990s and the cultural milieu changed with it (Shifting Sands of Culture series)

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:06

The cities of Bombay (Mumbai), Madras (Chennai) and Calcutta (Kolkata) had deep cultural roots and urbanised commerce and industry even during the colonial period, possibly because a diversified and robust economy is important for the growth of cultural activities, beyond the purely traditional forms. Delhi has had the cultural institutions created by the government -- but not the eco-system in which culture thrives. Till the 1980s Delhi was predominantly a bureaucratic town.

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Sitting in cars for long hours may lead to blood clots

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:44

Tokyo, May 4 (IANS) A new study suggests that being confined in a car or airplane for long hours may increase the risk of developing a condition called venous thromboembolisms (VTE), a blood clot that forms most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm.

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Afghan journalists mark World Press Freedom day with protests

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:30

Kabul, May 3 (IANS) Afghan journalists on Thursday boycotted an official ceremony to mark World Press Freedom day and accused the government of not doing enough to ensure the safety and security of media workers in the country.

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With summer peaking, advisory issued for Goa's tourists

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:50

Panaji, May 3 (IANS) With the mercury shooting through the roof, Goa's private lifeguard agency issued on Thursday an advisory for the hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals who head for the beaches in summer, especially in May, when the temperature in the coastal state peaks at 38-40 degrees Celsius.

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