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How ageing rewires our brain

Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Pointing to a potentially new direction for age-related cognitive care, scientists have found more evidence that ageing brains work differently than younger brains when performing the same memory task. The team found that younger and older adults show very different brain wave patterns when performing the same memory task. We know that our brains change ove...

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Drone racing new sport of future

New York, Feb 14 (IANS) Be it in the field of security or improved studies of land and atmosphere, drones have proved their mettle in every way, and with advancement in technology now they can be pitted against one another in a race. There has been a growing excitement around the prospect of a new sporting league where competitors race that very futuristic sounding vehicle -- a drone, a ...

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Police probe BJP legislator's interference in Russian company

Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Police here are probing if a BJP legislator in Jharkhand is causing hindrance in the work of a Russian company, an official said. The Russian company working with Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) at Dhanbad reportedly informed the Russian consulate that BJP legislator Dhullu Mahto has been causing obstruction in their work for the last few months, police said. <...

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Oppose anti-national slogans, says Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to political parties to unite in opposing incidents where anti-national slogans are raised. I want to appeal to all parties, whenever there is an incident where anti-national slogans are raised, we must oppose it with one voice. There should not be attempts to get political gains from such incidents, said Rajnath Sin...

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India take on Nepal for SAG women's football gold

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Defending champions India will clash with Nepal in the final of the women's football event of the South Asian Games (SAG) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday. India finished second in the group stages with eight points out of a possible 12 -- courtesy two goalless draws against Nepal and the Maldives and thumping 5-0 and 5-1 wins over Sri Lanka and Bang...

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Former Bulgaria defender Ivanov dead

Sofia, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Bulgaria defender Trifon Ivanov has died at the age of 50, the country's football association has said. Ivanov was instrumental in getting Bulgaria to the semi-final of the 1994 World Cup and was also a part of Euro 96. The centre-back played 77 games for his country. Trifon Ivanov will remain in the history of Bulgarian football as one of the best def...

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Three killed as ambulance falls off bridge

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) Three people were killed and five others injured when an ambulance fell off a bridge in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district on Sunday, police said. The ambulance, carrying a body, skidded off the bridge near Yelamanchili, about 50 km from the coastal city of Visakhapatnam. The body was being shifted to Cuttack in Odisha when the accident occurred....

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25 students injured in Sri Lanka accident

Colombo, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 25 students of a Sri Lankan university were injured as the bus they were travelling in collided with a container truck on Sunday, police said. The accident occurred on the Bandarawela-Haputale road in Uva province, Xinhua news agency reported. Two of the students were in critical condition. ...

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Mission Possible: India's first all-woman ocean crew set for global adventure

Visakhapatnam, Feb 14 (IANS) A boat or the sea doesn't differentiate between a man and a woman and there are no shortcuts to the physical and mental fitness required to sail the open seas, says Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi, who is set to lead India's first all-women crew to sail the oceans. Lt. Commander Joshi, along with a crew of five women, will soon go globe-trotting. Their adventure ...

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Rise in Indian tourists to romantic Austria

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) There was a record growth in the number of Indians visiting Austria last year, with the capital Vienna witnessing an almost 50 percent increase in Indian tourist traffic over 2014, drawing over 40,000 visitors, the Austrian National Tourist Office said here. Salzburg, birthplace of 18th century composer Mozart, recorded a 52 percent growth in Indian arrivals in 2...

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Losing weight doesn't require a lot of struggle: Sonam

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, known for her successful weight loss story, says losing weight is not a big struggle as one can take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle by walking on a daily basis. Sonam, who is awaiting the release of Neerja, shared her fitness mantra after she flagged off the last leg of the fourth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health e...

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Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in 2015: UN

Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) The overall Afghan civilian casualties hit a record high in 2015 as about 11,000 non-combatants were killed or injured in conflict-related violence last year, a UN mission here said on Sunday. The increased ground fighting in and around populated areas along suicide blasts and other attacks in major cities were the main causes of conflict-related civilian deaths and...

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Bencic to face Vinci in St. Petersburg Open final

St. Petersburg (Russia), Feb 14 (IANS) Top seeded Swiss Belinda Bencic has reached the St. Petersburg Ladies Open tennis final to face Italian Roberta Vinci. Bencic defeated her Russian opponent Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday, reports Efe. Vinci, seeded second, defeated Serbian Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 18 minutes. World No.16 Vinci, 32 years old, has nev...

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Scientists develop new imaging system with 'loose' fibres

Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibres with no need for lenses or a protective housing. For medical applications, where the diameter of the bundle -- and thus the number of fibers -- needs to be low, the quality of the image could be improved ...

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Mother's affection can combat depression in kids

New York, Feb 14 (IANS) A depressed mother's stress can pass on to infant before his or her life begins in many ways. But according to a new study, parenting strategies can combat the negative impacts of maternal depression on an infant. Stress can pass through the placenta to negatively impact the foetus in ways that manifest after birth such as birth weight, brain development and incre...

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High iron in blood can quickly damage DNA

London, Feb 14 (IANS) A high dose of iron can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes in the human body, says a study. We already knew that iron could be damaging to cells in very high doses. However, in this study we found that when we applied the kinds of levels of iron you would find in the blood stream after taking an iron tablet, this also seemed to be able to trigger cell damage -- at...

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Salman, Anushka share new look from 'Sultan'

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Celebrating the 'love of equals', actors Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan's new look from the upcoming movie Sultan was shared on Valentine's Day on Sunday. Anushka, who is learning how to wrestle for the film, has her arm around Salman in the image that was posted on the film's official Twitter page. Both the actors are seen in blue tracksuits sitting near what seems...

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Humans may one day grow new teeth like sharks

London, Feb 14 (IANS) Sharks can regenerate their teeth through the network of genes, which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss, said researchers. Although humans possess same cells, their tooth regeneration ability is limited. But the study has identified a network of genes that enables sharks to develop and regenerate their teeth throughout ...

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Cruyff feels '2-0 up' in match against cancer

Barcelona, Feb 14 (EFE) Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff said he feels he is '2-0 up in a match' against cancer, and stressed that latest results on the treatment of his lung cancer have been 'very positive'. 'After several medical treatments I can say the results have been very positive, thanks to the excellent work of the doctors, the affection of the people and my positive mentality...

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Marine vessel tracking system can help save wildlife

New York, Feb 14 (IANS) A maritime vessel communication and navigational safety system may be effective not only in protecting people but also wildlife such as whales, walruses, and other wildlife species as well. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) -- adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in 2000 for use in collision avoidance, coastal surveillance, and traffic manage...

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