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Tackle climate change now, top scientists urge world leaders
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) As leaders of the world's 13 major countries prepare to meet at the G8+5 summit in Italy this week, 24 leading scientists from these countries have appealed to them to take immediate action to combat climate change.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 2:45:12 PM

Chemicals in consumer products likely to cause premature births
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A common contaminant present in consumer products, including cosmetics, may be causing an alarming rise in premature births, according to a new study.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 1:54:54 PM

Kal Penn will now be Kalpen Modi at the White House
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Kal Penn, Indian American star of Mira Nair's 'The Namesake' and a long time supporter of President Barack Obama, has started his new job as a liaison between the White House and Asian communities.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 1:09:20 PM

Canadian says Hollywood star fathered her child, seeks millions
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) A Canadian woman has demanded millions in child and spousal support from Hollywood star Keanu Reeves for allegedly fathering one of her children.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 1:08:34 PM

Don't pull your hair out, try a health supplement
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Are you tired of compulsively pulling your hair? Well, now a common anti-oxidant, easily available as a health food supplement, may curb this habit.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 1:00:31 PM

Depressed students twice as likely to drop out of college
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Depressed students are twice as likely as their classmates to drop out of college, new research shows.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 12:26:34 PM

Vinegar is a fat buster
Washington, July 7 (IANS) The vinegar used to garnish salad dressings, pickles and other foods, may live up to its folk reputation as a fat buster and health promoter.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 12:19:05 PM

IIT-Bombay, Canadian varsity tie up on energy, health research
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has joined hands with Edmonton-based University of Alberta to work together on energy and health research.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 12:16:03 PM

Which part of the brain scares you?
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered where a primal emotion like fear is located in the mammalian brain.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 11:21:11 AM

Humans first ate fish 40,000 years ago
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Freshwater fish remains a staple in many regions of the world, but it remains unclear when it became a year-round diet for early humans. A new study led by Erik Trinkaus, anthropology professor at Washington University, St. Louis, shows it may have happened in China as far back as 40,000 years ago.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 11:01:25 AM

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