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What makes you a pessimist?

London, July 29 (IANS) Cannot see thing turning out to be all right? A hyperactive habenula, half the size of a pea in the brain that tracks predictions about negative events, could be the key, a study suggests. A hyperactive habenula could cause people to make disproportionately negative predictions, the study suggests. Brain scans from 23 healthy volunteers showed that the habe...

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Green spaces impact birth weight positively

London, July 29 (IANS) Where expecting mothers live can also have a bearing on the birth weight of their babies as researchers have found that mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights. We found that overall, an increase of surrounding greenery near the home was associated with a significant increase of birth weight and decreased risk for l...

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Rocket attack kills girl in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo, July 29 (IANS) A nine-year-old girl was killed and another girl was injured when a rocket hit their house in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula, an official said Tuesday. The rocket was apparently targeted at a security patrol passing near the house in south Sheikh Zuweid city in Egypt's North Sinai province bordering Israel, the official told Xinhua. The attack is likely a r...

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Lea Michele to play single mum in biker drama

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Glee star Lea Michele will make a guest appearance as a single mother in biker drama Sons of Anarchy. The actress took to microblogging site Twitter.com Monday to announce her one-episode guest role in the show, reports contactmusic.com. I'll be appearing on an episode of my favourite show @SonsofAnarchy! Thank you so much, tweeted the 27-year-old. ...

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India thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in CWG hockey

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team came back strongly from a 0-3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in their third Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games here. India displayed immense maturity by learning from their previous defeat and not letting the Sunday loss affect their game. It was in the fourth minute when Vandana Katariya...

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Vidyut Jammwal confident about 'Anjaan' success

Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who has an important role in upcoming Tamil actioner Anjaan, is confident of the film becoming the biggest blockbuster. Suriya plays the lead in N. Linguswamy-directed Anjaan, which features Vidyut as his partner in crime. I'm sure 'Anjaan' will turn out to be the biggest commercial hit in Tamil, Vidyut told IANS. I feel so be...

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Six killed in attack on Pakistan politician's house

Islamabad, July 29 (IANS/EFE) At least six people, including a local political leader's brother, were killed Tuesday in an attack by an armed group in northwestern Pakistan, a police official said. The attack was made early Tuesday on the house of Bakht Baidar, a politician belonging to the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), in the Lower Dir district of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Amo...

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated Tuesday across Uttar Pradesh, with security forces keeping a close vigil in Saharanpur and Rampur which have been hit by communal violence. Hundreds and thousands of Muslims went to mosques and offered prayers on the culmination of the month-long Ramadan. There were special prayers for the community's and the country's prosperity...

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Russian space 'sex geckos' are safe for now

Moscow, July 29 (IANS) There is good news for the geckos aboard the Russian Foton-M4 space satellite meant to study the effects of microgravity on sex and reproduction. Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency, has regained control of the the satellite. Launched into space July 19 with four female geckos and one male gecko with fruit flies, mushrooms and scientific equipments, the Fot...

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Mexican artist takes his environmental message to New York

New York, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro is using 122 bicycle sculptures placed around New York City to urge people to get moving, enjoy their freedom and protect the environment. I have learned that you should not be subject to anything, the 83-year-old artist said, referring to the guiding principle in his career. The bicycle sculptures, which weigh 5...

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Kashmir celebrates Eid despite violence

Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley Tuesday celebrated Eid with the usual religious fervour after the morning festivities were marred by clashes between bands of youths and security forces. Once peace returned to the valley post afternoon, people exchanged Eid greetings with families and friends in Srinagar and all major towns in the valley. Children burst firecrackers on...

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Indian nurses who survived Iraq look for jobs in Gulf

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) Less than four weeks after Sunni insurgents freed them in Iraq, the nurses who returned home after days of terror are already looking for new jobs in the Middle East. But none of the 46 women, including one from Tamil Nadu, wants to return to Iraq, a country now caught up in a mindless civil war that shows no signs of ending soon. J. Merena, who...

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in Rajasthan Tuesday. Prayers were offered at congregations held at various places. In state capital Jaipur, thousands of Muslims gathered to offer prayers at Idgah on the outskirts of the city and Jama Masjid in Johri Bazar area. We offered prayers for the dead in Gaza and denounced Israel's attacks on inn...

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I don't indulge too much: Jessica Alba

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba says she is strict with her diet. The Sin City star, who has daughters, Honor, six, and Haven, three, with husband Cash Warren, says she only enjoys treating herself occasionally as she likes being in good shape, reports contactmusic.com. I don't indulge too much. I mean, I love desserts and stuff, but I don't think that's very sin...

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IOC names Yao Ming as ambassador for Nanjing Youth Olympics

Geneva, July 29 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has named Yao Ming as the latest Ambassador for this summer's second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Nanjing, China. According to IOC Monday, the Chinese basketball legend will share his advice and experience of international competition with the next generation of young athletes, while inspiring young people arou...

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Pick comfortable footwear for monsoon season

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Keep leather shoes away from your sight, focus on grip and go for easy to maintain footwear when it is raining cats and dogs. Payal Bathija, COO, Heel & Buckle Pvt. Ltd., says that while buying footwear for the monsoon season, you need to make sure that your footwear selection has a good grip. It is important that your feet are held in place so that...

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Yoko Ono becomes a virtual teacher

New York , July 29 (IANS) Artist Yoko Ono will support the creator of an online school campaign by volunteering as a virtual teacher. The School Of Doodle is described as a peer-to-peer, self-directed learning lab dedicated to activating girls' imaginations through entertainment, education and community. The campaign of the online school has managed to garner the support of singe...

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India to help its nationals leave Libya

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With violence gripping Libya, the Indian government said Tuesday that it was making arrangements to facilitate the return of around 4,500 Indian nationals, including 750 nurses. A day after issuing an advisory to Indians to avoid conflict zones in Libya and to exit Libya, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reviewed the security situation impacting on Indian...

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Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to personally receive Modi

Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will personally receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu Aug 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be accompanied by a 101-member delegation including seven m...

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Eid celebrated in Bihar

Patna, July 29 (IANS) Muslims across Bihar celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday with religious fervour, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. People prayed for peace in the world, particularly in Gaza. They offered special prayers for the victims of the Israeli bombing of Gaza. Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi greeted Muslims on the occasion. After offering prayer...

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