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Reading bedtime stories won't make your kids smarter
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) Reading bedtime stories is a positive way to interact with your kids, but it would not influence children's intelligence later in life, said a research.

Friday, October 31, 2014 3:36:18 PM

A planet that never sticks to schedule found
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a new planet that has a highly inconsistent orbit time around its Sun.

Friday, October 31, 2014 3:24:03 PM

Men want weird sexual fantasies to come true
Toronto, Oct 31 (IANS) When it comes to fantasising about sex, men have more vivid and weird fantasies than women and want them to come true in real life, reveals a research.

Friday, October 31, 2014 3:12:17 PM

Why scratching makes an itch worse
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Scratching an itch only makes it worse but you cannot resist that urge to scratch more? Blame it on the brain.

Friday, October 31, 2014 3:00:04 PM

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.79 a barrel Thursday compared to $83.24 Wednesday, the OPEC Secretariat said.

Friday, October 31, 2014 2:54:03 PM

Mediterranean diet good for kidney health
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) The Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and heart-healthy fats can help you lower the risk of developing chronic kidney disease by 50 percent, a research said.

Friday, October 31, 2014 2:50:05 PM

Sunny seas found on Saturn's moon Titan
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting from hydrocarbon seas as the spacecraft soared past Saturn's moon Titan recently.

Friday, October 31, 2014 2:36:17 PM

Coming robots move gracefully like humans
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) A team of engineers at Disney Research has developed a system that will help robotic arms move swiftly and gracefully with precise control.

Friday, October 31, 2014 2:22:15 PM

Technology to improve dog-human relationship
New York, Oct 31 (IANS) If a dog is a friend to some, it could be a guide to others and thanks to a new high-tech harness equipped with a suite of technologies, dog lovers can now track the physical and emotional stress of their pets and send appropriate signals to them.

Friday, October 31, 2014 1:58:03 PM

Get cat eye look - a la celebrities
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren and the new guard of starlets including Lupita Nyong'o and Gwen Stefani have made cat eye make-up iconic.

Friday, October 31, 2014 1:32:12 PM

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