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Atwal makes cut, Chopra withdraws from Buick Invitation golf
San Diego (California), Feb 7 (IANS) India's Arjun Atwal sank an eight-footer for a birdie to make the weekend rounds as he carded a two-over 74 and still made the cut at two-over 146 on the cut line in 65th place at $ 5.3 million Buick Invitation golf tournament here.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 5:17:19 PM

Study shows US teenagers as helpful, willing to help parents
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) US teenagers are perceived as selfish, amoral and in denial mode, compared to their peers from other cultures, but a new study suggests otherwise.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 3:10:08 PM

Blues and reds enhance creativity, attention to detail
Toronto, Feb 7 (IANS) Which colour optimises brain performance and receptivity to advertising: red or blue? Both can, depending on the nature of the task or message, says a study by University of British Columbia (UBC).

Saturday, February 07, 2009 3:02:03 PM

How come black wolf in dog's clothing?
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Black wolves owe their coat to the cousins of the domestic dog, which bred with them thousands of years ago, transferring a gene responsible for the colour.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 2:13:03 PM

Fossil shows how claws originated 390 mn years ago
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) The discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil has provided a missing link in the evolution of the front claw of scorpions and horseshoe crabs.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 2:03:13 PM

US actor James Whitmore dies aged 87
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (DPA) Veteran US actor James Whitmore has died of lung cancer at his Malibu, California home aged 87, news reports said Saturday.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 1:57:52 PM

Cosmic dust inteferes with astronomical observations
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Space dust interferes with the observation of distant stars and annoys astronomers just as much as the household variety does.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 12:53:07 PM

Obamas surprised by remarks against Beyonce
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were surprised by legendary singer Etta James' threats to beat up Beyonce Knowles for performing at the inaugural ball Jan 20.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 12:06:09 PM

American consumer borrowing drops by $6.6 bn
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Borrowing by American consumers tumbled for the third month in a row, falling by $6.6 billion to $2.562 trillion as the faltering US economy continues to pressure households to curb spending.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 12:04:57 PM

US lawmakers strike deal on trimmed down stimulus plan
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Faced with mounting job losses, Democratic and Republican senators have struck a deal to pave the way for the approval of a trimmed down $780 billion dollar economic recovery package to prevent the economic crisis from turning into a catastrophe, as President Barack Obama put it.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 11:04:34 AM

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