Maths Inheritance Debunked by New Study

A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning disabilities. Published in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences journal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers offer a better understanding of how, when and why people grasp every day math skills. The most widely accepted theory today suggests ...

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With Donald Trump as US President, Modi Gains, IT Sector Wary

In a shock to the world, Donal Trump has been elected the 45th US President upsetting several countries while India under Modi will rejoice initially over his solution to Pakistan as a host nation of world terrorism. In his campaign, he said initially that he would bring back manufacturing and IT jobs back to the US which may send warning ...

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Currency Ban: RBI Lists Reasons, Alternatives, Warnings

Indian government has withdrawn the Legal Tender status of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000 denominations of banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series issued by the Reserve Bank till 8th November 2016 in view of counterfeiting Indian banknotes, to effectively nullify black money hoarded in cash and curb funding of terrorism with fake notes. Starting from 10th November 2016, members of public/ ...

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Modi Govt Bans Rs.500, Rs.1000 Notes, ATMs Crash, Banks Closed Tomorrow

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced onslaught on black money banning Rs. 500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes, the rush to nearby ATMs by hapless citizens turned into a nightmare with ATMs not dispatching money due to overload on servers. Some ATMs dispensed merely Rs.100 notes that too if a customer opts for Rs.400 or less. All those in possession ...

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CBSE declares results for CTET Sept 2016 Exam for Kendriya Vidyalaya Teachers

The CBSE has declared the CTET Exam 2016 result for Kendriya Schools teachers. The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) held in the month of September was taken by more than 6,50,000 students and the candidates are advised to check their result from the official website — www.ctet.nic.in. The CTET certificate will help candidates to get a government job in Kendriya ...

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Shops to Remain Open 24/7 Soon: Minister

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said the Union Cabinet has approved the Model Shops and Establishment Act, facilitating round-the-clock working hours aimed at generating employment prospects by allowing cinema halls, restaurants, shops, banks and other such workplaces to remain open 24/7. Speaking to the representatives of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector, he said all their ...

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UK Visa Rules Welcome Businessmen, Silent on Students

Post-Brexit, United Kingdom is opening up to Indian businessmen announcing for the first time a very easy process visa under its "Registered Traveller Scheme" but she chose to remain silent on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request to provide "greater mobility" for students and researchers. Speaking at the India-UK Tech Summit organised by CII, Theresa May, who was instrumental in ...

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Summer Breaks Increase Obesity in Kids: Study

Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year, said a research study suggesting that major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school. The new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin by Paul von Hippel, an associate professor, examined body mass index (BMI) and obesity ...

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Brain Volume Indicates Possible Weight Loss in Older Poeple: Study

If you’re trying to lose weight, what are your chances of success? Your brain may hold the key. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan. In findings from a small study published in the current online issue ...

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Reduce Weight by Adding Canola Oil in Diet Daily

Including canola oil in a healthy diet may help reduce abdominal fat in as little as four weeks, according to health researchers. “Visceral, or abdominal, fat increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, and is also associated with increased risk for conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes,” said Penny M. Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition, Penn State. “Monounsaturated fats in ...

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Neurocognitive Deficit Signals Psychosis

While schizophrenia is best known for episodes of psychosis – a break with reality during which an individual may experience hallucinations – it is also marked by chronic neurocognitive deficits, such as problems with memory and attention. A multi-site cognition study led by psychologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found that these neurocognitive symptoms are evident prior to ...

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Ancient Burials Show Traces of Blood Feuds

Funerals in the Sonoran Desert thousands of years ago were similar to what they are today. Bodies of the deceased were buried respectfully, while families and mourners followed certain customs to honor lives lost. At least, most of the time. In some cases, however, the dead received far less reverential treatment. Instead, bodies were tossed haphazardly, headfirst, into their eternal ...

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Spending Mental Health Reduces Crimes: Study

Each dollar a state spends on mental health care brings down 25 cents in its jail expenditures by reducing its inmate population, a new study found. The findings, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, suggest that 35 of the 44 states analyzed could reduce jail populations by spending more on public inpatient mental health care while maintaining their ...

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Future Fuel is from Sewage, Unfolds New Technology

It may sound weird but wastewater treatment plants across the world may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, said new research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses to create crude oil, using high pressure and temperature to achieve in minutes something that takes Mother ...

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SLAC Helps NASA Develop Printable Electronics for Mars Mission

Plans begin decades in advance for a tremendous effort such as the first manned mission to Mars. The details are as fine – and essential – as how astronauts will breathe and eat and track their health. “There’s no doubt that the transportation is taken care of. The spacecraft will be developed,” says Ram Gandhiraman, a scientist with Universities Space ...

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Shah Rukh Khan Turns 51: From an Icon to Legendary?

Shah Rukh Khan turns 51, no becomes a legendary transforming the business of bollywood on par with Hollywood. Born on November 2, 1965, in New Delhi to Taj Mohammed Khan and Lateef Fatima, Shah Rukh Khan was raised in Mangalore initially till he reached five years of age and surprisngly, he left Mangalore just before another Bollywood celebrity Aishwarya Rai ...

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Arnab Goswami Re-Invented News Hour for Nation

When TV news channel ‘Times Now’ started in 2006 with Reuters collaboration, the vision was serious but the exit of Reuters soon paved the way for its editor Arnab Goswami to go solo on chaning the heat on a newsroom in an unprecedented manner that brought him both accolades and apprehensions. With his repeated questioning style and forcing opponents to ...

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