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'Mini brain' in spinal cord helps us balance

Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) US researchers have discovered a mini brain hidden in our spinal cord that helps us remain balanced while maneuvering our way through crowd or walking across an icy parking lot in winter so that we do not slip and fall. Such a task happens unconsciously, thanks to a cluster of neurons in our spinal cord that integrate sensory information and make the necessary a...

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Making your gym debut? Take a few notes

London, Jan 30 (IANS) Heading to gym for the first time may be a little daunting but keeping note of a few things can make the experience easier. From setting yourself a goal to rewarding yourself when you achieve it are some of the factors that can keep you motivated and inspired. Celebrity fitness trainer Fabrice Le Physique, owner of Munsterfit, an exclusive personal training gym, has...

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Probiotic pills soon to treat diabetes

New York, Jan 30 (IANS) Have diabetes? Get ready to pop a probiotic pill each morning to help control your sugar levels. According to a promising study, a team from Cornell University engineered a strain of lactobacillus - a human probiotic common in the gut to secrete a Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1). They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90 days and found the r...

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Porn addicts at unsafe sexual behaviour risk

Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) In a study involving college students, Australian researchers have linked porn addiction with increased sexual risk such as unsafe practices and more sexual partners. In an article titled Association Between Pornography Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adult Consumers: A Systematic Review, the team from University of Sydney and Curtin University discussed the potent...

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She thinks friends but he thinks sex!

London, Jan 30 (IANS) Did you ever face a situation where a friend request by you was taken as a signal of sexual interest by your colleague and vice versa? This classic communication gap has now been settled. A fascinating study reveals that while women report that men often misinterpret their signals of friendliness as sexual interest, for men, women often misinterpret their signals of...

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Indian-origin woman ordered to pay one pound

London, Jan 30 (IANS) A Scotland court has ordered an Indian-origin former bank worker, who stole 120,000 pounds (about $181,000) from a client, to pay back just one pound because she has no assets, media reported. Satnam Kaur, 31, was working as a customer advisor at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Albyn Place, Aberdeen, when she took the money and transferred the large sums home to India...

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Uneasy calm again on international border in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 30 (IANS) An uneasy calm again prevailed on the international border in Jammu district Friday as tension was palpable in Arnia and R.S. Pura towns because of shelling by Pakistan Rangers. The shelling injured three people, including two men and a woman, in Arnia town Thursday evening. They have been admitted to government medical college hospital in winter capital Jamm...

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Adil Hussain feels privileged to meet Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Versatile and critically acclaimed actor Adil Hussain says meeting Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will forever remain a privileged moment for him. The actor was in awe with the optimistic views and the positivity exuded by the spiritual leader. What a privilege to have met His Holiness a few days ago. He was so joyous and optimistic about the fut...

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Sydney Sixers' Henriques suspended for a BBL match

Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques was Friday handed a one-match suspension after being penalised for his side's slow over rate in Wednesday's KFC T20 Big Bash League (BBL) final against Perth Scorchers. Cricket Australia (CA) said the Sixers were one over behind the required rate during their last-ball loss at Manuka Oval Wednesday and given it was the secon...

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HCL Technologies' Q2 net profit up by 28 percent

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Software service exporter HCL Technologies' consolidated net profit surged by 28 percent in the second quarter (October-December) of 2014-15, a company statement said here Friday. The company posted Rs.1,915 crore as consolidated net profit during the second quarter in 2014-15 compared with Rs.1,496 crore it posted during the corresponding period in 2013-14. The ...

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Tim McGraw to perform at Oscars

Los Angeles, Jan 30 (IANS) Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw will perform Glen Campbell's Oscar-nominated song I'm not gonna miss you at the 87th Academy Awards. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news Friday, said a statement on the official Academy Awards website. We couldn't think of anyone better than Tim McGraw to properly celebrate Osca...

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Enrique accused of plagiarism

Los Angeles, Jan 30 (IANS) Singer Enrique Iglesias is accused of theft over his 2014 hit song Bailando. The song is said to be plagiarised from the song Quiero Bailar Contigo. Cristian Escuti and German Schulz claimed they recorded a track in 2009 under the name of Quiero Bailar Contigo, reports TMZ. The songwriters didn't register a copyright of the song. They then sent Quiero B...

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Nailathon for nail artists to take place Feb 10

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) The second edition of StyleSpeak Nailathon - a day-long event that is considered India's professional nail championship - will take place at Nehru Centre here Feb 10. The event, organised by C&E Media, a division of Conferences and Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd, will witness nail technicians from all over India getting an opportunity to showcase their talent and skill.

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Sensex down 383 points, banking stocks fall

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 383 points or 1.29 percent down in Friday's afternoon trade session, as banking, consumer durables and automobile stocks declined. The markets plunged after scaling a new high of 29,844.16 points in the morning trade session. It surpassed the previous high of 29,786.32 points touched Jan 28. The 30-scr...

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Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan Friday announced her resignation from the party. I announce my resignation. I have not yet sent the letter, Natarajan told reporters, adding that she was anguished. I feel that the time has come now for me to rethink my association because what happened in the recent past. The Congr...

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Uneasy calm again on international border in Jammu

Jammu, J Jan 30 (IANS) An uneasy calm again prevailed on the international border in Jammu district Friday as tension was palpable in Arnia and R.S. Pura towns because of shelling by Pakistan Rangers. The shelling killed three people, including two men and a woman, in Arnia town Thursday evening. They have been admitted to government medical college hospital in winter capital Jam...

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Sony PAL set for revamp

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Sony PAL is set to undergo only a revamp as opposed to rumours that it will be taken off the air, a statement from the Hindi general entertainment channel said, adding this would happen soon. The channel was launched last Sep 1 with a promise to resonate with the ethos of the traditional yet modern Indian woman. Sony PAL was launched five months ago subse...

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Device to detect dengue from saliva in 20 minutes

Singapore, Jan 30 (IANS) A team of researchers here has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be easily detected from saliva within 20 minutes. The rapid diagnostic kit can detect a key dengue antibody from saliva that is present in early-stage secondary infection, said researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (...

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Rahane stands out as India bowled out for 200

Perth, Jan 30 (IANS) Another dismal batting performance by India saw them being bowled out for 200 in 48.1 overs by England in a deciding clash of the ODI tri-series at the WACA here Friday. Opener Ajinkya Rahane was the standout performer, scoring 73 off 101 balls. His and Shikhar Dhawan's opening wicket partnership of 83 runs was the only bright spot in an otherwise dreadful performanc...

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SC upholds conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader M.V. Jayarajan for using unparliamentary words against state high court judges but reduced the sentence from six months to four months. An apex court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen upheld Jayarajan's conviction holding that he has no remorse for his utterances against...

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