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Salt-degraded farm soil now equals the size of France
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries, including in India, has been degraded by salt, a research has found.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:10:07 PM

Women tend to ignore heart symptoms more
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) Partly due to a perception that coronary artery disease is a "man's disease", women are more likely to delay seeking care when heart symptoms strike, a research has found.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:24:04 PM

Strict social hosts help curb underage drinking
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Teenagers are less likely to drink at parties when they live in communities with particularly strong social host laws, finds a US-based study.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:04:03 PM

New app to help you water your lawn
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) If you find watering your lawn a bit troublesome, here is an app to make your task easier.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:34:03 PM

Brazil's President to announce economic recovery measures
Brasilia, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Newly re-elected Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said she would soon be announcing measures for economic recovery and to strengthen the fight against inflation, but not before holding an extensive discussion with all sectors.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:26:18 PM

US job market will improve, says Study
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Hiring of college graduates is expected to jump 16 percent in the US, though the starting salaries will see only a modest growth, says a study.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:22:18 PM

NASA identifies impact of cosmic chaos on stars' birth
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may give us a solution to a long-standing mystery about stars' birth, or the absence of it, says a study that uses data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:10:04 PM

OPEC daily basket price closes tad lower
Vienna, Oct 28 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.37 a barrel Monday compared to $82.48 last Friday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:02:18 PM

US announces new guidelines for returning Ebola workers
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) The US government has announced new monitoring guidelines for people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus disease in an attempt to create a single national response measure against the more restrictive ones adopted by several states.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:02:17 PM

Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Martin split
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend, singer Chris Martin, have split.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:58:03 PM

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