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Why do people salivate at objects of desire?
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?

Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:33:47 PM

Los Angeles to host 2015 Special Olympics
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Los Angeles will host the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:19:06 PM

Madonna to launch her own fragrance?
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna is reportedly planning to launch her own fragrance.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:03:07 PM

Infrastructure on track for 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Brasilia, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazil's sports ministry says that mega-constructions of multiple stadiums and supporting infrastructure is on track for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:02:44 PM

Don't remember? Or don't think you remember?
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) One day you notice a group of boys passing by in a park. The next day you learn police are looking for someone to identify him as a suspect in a mugging case. Even if you think you can't make a positive identification, a new study suggests that the mind is likely to remember.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:12:27 PM

Social media catalysed massive Arab protests
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Facebook and other social media played a crucial role in catalysing massive political protests during the Arab Spring. This has been revealed in an analysis of more than three million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:01:40 PM

North African terror groups working with Pakistani Taliban: US
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an Algerian-based group, is believed to be working with Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, according to US officials studying the degree to which terrorist splinter groups are working together

Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:57:10 AM

Brazil's tourism minister quits amid corruption charges
Brasilia, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's tourism minister, Pedro Novais, resigned Wednesday after a newspaper published new allegations that he misused public funds

Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:55:36 AM

NASA presents new launch system with eye on Mars
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) NASA presented Wednesday the new space launch system with which it wants to re-establish itself at the head of space exploration and achieve new goals such as the long-yearned-for trip to Mars.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:48:11 AM

US blames BP's poor decisions for Gulf oil spill
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) Poor management decisions by BP Plc at its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico were the main causes of last year's disastrous oil spill, US agencies said Wednesday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:36:52 AM

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