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Last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:54:03 AM

How mother's diet changes 'tastebuds' of newborn's heart
New York, July 29 (IANS) Taste receptors have been found to exist outside the mouth, at sites including the heart, where both bitter and umami - or savoury - receptors have been identified.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:06:18 PM

Devvarman ousted from Atlanta Open tennis
Atlanta, July 29 (IANS) Despite pushing the contest to the deciding set, Indian tennis ace Somdev Devvarman lost his men's singles opener at the Atlanta Open here to 18-year-old American Jared Donaldson.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:06:17 PM

Facebook teaches how to improve workplace diversity
New York, July 29 (IANS) Facebook has designed a training course for improving diversity in the workplace and is willing to share this with others as long as it helps eliminate biases in the hiring process.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:02:16 PM

Zion Harvey, 8, first child to receive double hand transplant
New York, July 29 (IANS) In the world's first successful double hand transplant on a child, US doctors have successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto eight-year-old Zion Harvey whose own were amputated several years ago.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:00:04 PM

Indian American to represent self in double murder case
Washington, July 29 (IANS) An Indian American man, facing a death penalty for a double murder, will represent himself during an appeal in the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, the media said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:40:03 PM

Witherspoon helps Vergara in wedding planning
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon is one of the several friends helping plan Sofia Vergara's forthcoming wedding to "Magic Mike XXL" star Joe Manganiello.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:00:03 PM

Bobbi Brown's funeral planned in Georgia
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Singer Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral is set to take place at St. James United Methodist Church in the US state Georgia this weekend before she is buried next to her late mother and singer Whitney Houston.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:42:12 PM

Chris Hemsworth's daughter 'doesn't like' his Thor costume
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth's daughter India Rose "doesn't like" his Thor costume and urges him to take it off when he wears it around the house.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:40:03 PM

Jolie wants eldest son to take over charity
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actress-director Angelina Jolie wants her eldest son Maddox to run the charity she named after him in Cambodia and has hired him as a researcher on her new film.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:36:14 PM

Demi Lovato 'absolutely heartbroken' after dog's death
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato and boyfriend Wilmer Valderama have been left "heartbroken" after their maltipoo Buddy died in a "tragic accident".

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:36:13 PM

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