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NASA Launches SMAP On Delta II Rocket Successfully (Photos, Video)

After a delay of two days, NASA successfully launched its first ground-breaking Earth satellite to collect data of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our surface by 2 inches to help scientists forecast draughts, rainfall, snowmelt and warn about global famine. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory lifted off at 6:22 am PST on Saturday from Vandenberg Air ...

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Aspirin could tackle dementia but trial results confirm it in 2018

Australian Monash University, known for its pioneering work on aspirin and its therapeutic applications, has been commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health to probe aspirin’s anti-dementia powers. Dementia or memory loss in a person is a major threat to the elderly people and Monash University in Melbourne has reportedly begun a A$50 million (US $41 million) clinical trial ...

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Crows are Much Smarter Than Previously Thought: Study

When trained, crows can easily identify items by colour, shape and number of single samples as a matter of fact, that is as good as humans in terms of the so called ‘high order’ abstract reasoning process. The findings show that birds are much smarter than previously thought. “The results shatter the notion that sophisticated forms of cognition can only ...

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Health Byte: Wild blueberries Reduce Negative Effects of Fat Foods, says Study

Bilberries, also known as wild blueberries can reduce the adverse effects of a high-fat diet such as high blood pressure, nutrition derived inflammation and cardiovascular diseases, a study shows for the first time with scientific research to the effect. “Bilberries reduce the development of systemic inflammation and prevent the progression of chronic hypertension, thus supporting their potential role in alleviating ...

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More Vitamin E, Younger You Are to Fight Pneumonia, Says Study but…

Vitamin E, present in fruits like tomatoes and mangoes or in sunflower seeds, with antioxidant properties is helpful to regulate an ageing immune system and protects against bacterial infections, including pneumonia, said a study. Vitamin E naturally is also used to apply on skin and in beauty products to smoothen skin texture and many TV ads are full of its ...

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Kashmir Poll: Modi shadow on second round to tweak outcome

By Sheikh Qayoom After over 70% polling in the first round, 18 constituencies in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley will vote on Tuesday in the second leg of the five-phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shadow hanging heavily on voters in the BJP strong-hold of Jammu region. Nine of the constituencies are in ...

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Post-Immigration Reforms, Obama’s approval rating falls to 39%

President Barack Obama’s approval rating fell to 39 percent, according to a survey released on Tuesday as voters were divided about the executive action on measures he has taken to suspend the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants or undocumented foreigners. The survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University by interviewing 1,623 registered voters between Nov 18-23, found that Obama’s approval ...

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6-Month Modi Rule: Right noises on economy, time for action

By Arvind Padmanabhan An area that evoked much expectation from the people when the Narendra Modi-led majority government took the reins over six months ago was economic revival, as it was seen as spurring growth, creating jobs, stabilizing prices and boosting incomes. India was faltering on all the four counts. As we take stock of the government’s performance on these ...

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Friends Find People with Social Anxiety Disorder Not That Bad

People with social anxiety disorder may find it difficult to make new friends, but the relationship that they have with their friends is not as terrible as they imagine, says a new study. People with social anxiety disorder often overestimate how bad their relationships are with friends, the findings showed. "People with social anxiety disorder report that their friendships are ...

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Election Results: BJP Leads in Haryana, Missing Majority in Maharashtra but Averse to Coalition with Shiv Sena

Early vote count on Sunday showed that Modi-led BJP is leading in both Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election results and expressed its confidence to form government in both states, for the first time. “We will get the required majority” in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and possible chief minister Devendra Fadnavis told the media. “We will form ...

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UPSC Announces Civil Services (Prelims) 2014 Results: What Next?

The Civil Services (Preliminary) 2014 exam was held 24 August and 4.5 lakh candidates took it, more than a lakh compared to last year. The exam was delayed by two months due the general elections for the Lok Sabha. The candidates can check their results and those candidates who have qualified have to apply again in the “Detailed Application Form, ...

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CERN Space Experiment AMS Aboard ISS Reveals Interesting Facts

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration aboard the International Space Station based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector  showed new insights into the nature of the mysterious excess of positrons observed in the flux of cosmic rays. The findings are published today in the journal Physical Review Letters. Cosmic rays are particles commonly ...

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New Research Finds Coffee Helps Liver, Regardless of Caffeine or No Caffeine

New findings by researchers of the National Cancer Institute in the US reveal that drinking coffee actually helps liver with lower levels of abnormal enzymes, regardless of caffeine content. In a research paper published in journal ‘Hepatology’ of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the researchers said their findings show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine ...

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Visakhapatnam Girl Tops AIIMS 2014 Medical Admission Test

Again the credit goes for Andhra and Telangana students who have topped the all India medical test conducted by the AIIMS. Pattisapu Srividya, 17, from Vishakhapatnam and Vasishta Polisetty, a 17-year-old boy from Hyderabad, got the first and second ranks respectively. The results for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test for MBBS for 2014 were declared ...

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VIT conducted entrance examination results out

Results of VIT conducted entrance examinations  for the admissions into VIT university  has been announced on Thursday. These examination were held from 9 april to 20 april last month. Results can be viewed at below official website. www.vit.ac.in, www. V.Adityavardhan from Vishakapatnam secured first rank. Counselling starts from 19 may onwards.

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