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Men are funnier than women - just by hair's breadth
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Men are funnier than women but just by a hair's breadth, somewhat bolstering the stereotype on gender differences and humour.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:10:31 PM

Balanced use of time - way to happiness
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The mantra for happiness in consumer society is a sensible and balanced use of time -- too little or too much of it can be counter-productive, researchers suggest.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:57:55 PM

Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest evidence unearthed by scientists.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:04:31 PM

Blame backbone fractures on evolution, not osteoporosis
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People blame osteoporosis for backbone fractures but the real villian is likely to be the spine or vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright walking.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:56:32 PM

Bon Jovi opens charity restaurant
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) American rocker Jon Bon Jovi has opened a charity restaurant named the Soul Kitchen to help fight hunger.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:49:58 PM

WHO urges sufficient health budgets despite economic plight
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on all governments to keep up sufficient health budgets despite the current economic woes.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:48:53 PM

US energy policy moving in wrong direction: Chevron CEO
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The energy policy in the US is moving in the wrong direction and may risk making energy more scarce and expensive, John S. Watson, chairman and CEO of Chevron corporation, has warned.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:19:20 PM

Brazil cuts interest rate
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) The Brazilian Central Bank announced Wednesday it would cut the country's annual basic interest rate (Selic) by 0.5 percent to 11.5 percent.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 12:17:33 PM

US consumer prices rose in September
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) US consumer prices rose 0.3 percent last month, bringing the 12-month inflation rate to 3.9 percent, the Labour Department said Wednesday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:07:50 AM

Bio-technology the only way to combat world hunger: Experts
Chicago, Oct 20 (IANS) Bio-technology needs to be adopted more widely to combat the spectre of global hunger, said agriculturists from all over the world, policy experts, senior US officials and Fortune 500 companies who came together at a global farmers' conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:03:21 AM

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