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Oscars 2015: Academy Awards Live Coverage Starts at 7 pm ET Today, Where to Watch Live Online Live streaming Information

Favorites of Oscar winning stars include actor J. K. Simmons for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as abusive jazz teacher Terrence Fletcher in ‘Whiplash’. The veteran actor is familiar for his performance from Spider-Man to M&Ms commercials and for the first time his villainy role may get the award for him. The Oscars’ Best Supporting Actor category ...

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Indian American researcher Gurpreet Singh gets $500,000 Science Foundation Award

Indian American researcher Gurpreet Singh, an assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation Career award for his research on nanosheets. Singh has done research on “Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultra-thin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices” and he intends to use the award money  to develop ...

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‘The World Will Be Better If We Stand Together,’ Says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that India can be America’s best partner, emphasizing that “the world will be better if we stand together.” Addressing people at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium, Obama began his speech with Namaste. Talking on India and America, the US President said relationship between India and US can be one the defining partnership of the ...

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Obama Visit:US Security Agency Dissatisfied as Requests On Security Measures Denied

Amid tight security arrangements ahead of US President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to India for the Republic Day ceremony on January 26, US agencies seem to be dissatisfied with the country’s security measures. Though extra precautions are being taken during the President’s visit, the US and Indian security agencies still continue to disagree over the safety and security measures. 25 ...

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Indians can start business in US in one hour, says US expert

The US is “open to business” and Indians can start a business in the country within an hour, a US-based industry expert said in Kolkaya. “It is easy to start a business here (US) as the cost of entry (business set-up) is low…You can open a business within an hour,” world chairman of BKR International (BKRI) Howard M. Rosen said ...

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Study Proves Myth of Cancer Biopsies Cause Cancer Spread Wrong

A study over 2,000 patients by researchers has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. The study found that the patients who received a biopsy had a better outcome and longer survival than patients who did not have a biopsy. The study was conducted at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. A number of patients and even ...

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Missing AirAsia ‘Likely to be at Bottom of Sea’; More Countries to Join Search

The AirAsia QZ8501 Flight from Indonesia to Singapore, which has disappeared with 162 passengers onboard on Sunday, has crashed and is expected to be at the bottom of the sea, said Bambang Soelistyo, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency chief. According to the report from IANS, Soelistyo said on Monday, “We assume the missing jet to be at the bottom of ...

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Sony Hack: Now North Korea Faces Music with Key Websites Down

Access to major North Korean websites remained unstable on Friday for the fourth day following a US hint at cyber retaliation last week and even the home page of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) was blocked as of now, Yonhap News Agency said. While the KCNA website could be accessed intermittently, access to the home pages of other major ...

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Who is Vivek Murthy?

Vivek Hallegere Murthy has made history as the youngest US Surgeon General and the first of Indian descent with his Senate confirmation in the teeth of strong opposition of powerful gun lobby. The Democratic controlled Senate voted Monday 51-43 to confirm Murthy, 37 as ‘America’s doctor’ more than a year after his nomination with the Republicans dead set against him ...

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ISRO Successfully Conducts Rehearsal Test for GSLV Mark III

ISRO has conducted launch rehearsal of the country’s heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mark III, today ahead of the scheduled launch on December 18. “The nine hour 30 minutes launch rehearsal of ISRO LVM3 has just been successfully completed,” ISRO said on its Facebook page. The 630-tonne rocket will be powered by liquid and solid fuel engines while the cryogenic stage/engine ...

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Lack of Awareness: Students Consider Hookah Safer than Cigarette

The prevalence of hookah use among college students seems to be on rise, according to a recent study. The students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes as they lack awareness about the risks associated with the former, says a US-based study. Misperceptions associated with hookah use indicate a starting point for developing health behavior change interventions. “The biggest surprise ...

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NASA Climate Challenge: Create Apps, Help US Cope, Win Prizes

With the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA has offered $35,000 in prizes to create apps which use US climate data. The contest, called the Climate Resilience Data Challenge offers prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that will help the United States cope with climate change. The Climate Resilience Data Challenge, conducted through the NASA Tournament Lab, a partnership with Harvard ...

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Glassdoor Survey 2015: Google No.1 as Best Place To Work

Glassdoor, an online employer monitoring company has come out with its seventh annual Glassdoor 2015 Employees’ Choice Awards abd as expected Google is on top as Number 1 Preferred employer in the world, and the US and UK. In fact, Google has been making it to the Best Places to Work across the U.S. in Glassdoor’s list every year for ...

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Smoking Can Hamper Treatment for Alcoholism

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind. According to the findings by the University of Buffalo’ Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) in the US, people who smoke have shorter stays in alcohol treatment programmes than non-smokers and ...

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US Designates 35 Hospitals to Ebola Treatment Centres

The US hospitals are all set to treat ebola patients with new equipped centres. The health authorities in US have declared that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have designated a total of 35 hospitals to be ready to treat Ebola patients. The CDC worked together with state health authorities to determine which hospitals could be designated “Ebola treatment ...

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Toy Related Injuries Rise in US

A new study says that US has witnessed a hike of 40 per cent in the toy-related injuries since 1990. The study highlights that while playing with toys helps children to develop, learn, and explore, parents should also note that many toys pose an injury risk to children. In this first-of-its-kind study, the researchers found that an estimated 3,278,073 children ...

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