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Female ants give up sex for greater good
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) The fungus-gardening ant is the only species of its kind to have dispensed with sex or males, says a new study.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 3:58:02 PM

A feel good way to shedding excess baggage?
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) When your New Year's resolution to lose weight crumbles as fast as the cookie touching your lips, it's time to admit that dieting doesn't work. More successful is a holistic approach to losing weight that lets you feel good about feeding your body the nourishment it craves.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 3:06:23 PM

Healthy food choices possible on a budget
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Fast food may be a less healthy option but many prefer it as it is easier on the wallet. The general opinion is that it is not possible to make healthy food choices on a budget.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 2:53:43 PM

Blame calcium if you find food tasteless
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Next time you find food tasteless, you can blame calcium as it plays a role in taste-making, a new study shows.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 1:03:54 PM

Pakistan's denial over terrorism poses greatest threat, says US expert
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Pakistan's denial over the terrorism issue poses the single greatest threat to establishing peace in South Asia, says a US expert pointing to Islamabad's lack of action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 12:07:26 PM

Special paper can sniff poison in drinking water
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A strip of paper infused with carbon nanotubes can be a quick, cheap, portable and sensitive bio-sensor that can allow water treatment plants and individuals to verify the safety of drinking water on a more regular basis by detecting a toxin produced by algae.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 11:08:17 AM

Undie bomber says 20 others trained to blow up jets
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a US airliner with an underwear bomb has boasted that close to 20 other young Muslim men were being prepared in Yemen to blow up more planes with the same technique, according to a media report.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:48:50 AM

Salahi saga: gatecrashers' stylists summoned in search of truth
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Two Washington stylists who did the makeup for Michaele Salahi on the night of the White House state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are reported to have been summoned to appear before a federal grand jury Tuesday.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:42:24 AM

Wall Street stocks close first week of 2010 higher
New York, Jan 9 (DPA) US stocks posted gains Friday, closing out a strong first week of 2010 despite a disappointing unemployment report that put into question the country's recovery from recession.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:27:24 AM

Microsoft petitions for review of Word case
Toronto, Jan 9 (IANS) With court injunction on sale of its Word software coming into force Monday, Microsoft Friday filed a petition with the US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals seeking review of the ruling against it for stealing a patent held by a small Toronto software company.

Saturday, January 09, 2010 9:19:03 AM

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