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Last updated: Friday, October 09, 2015 4:16:05 AM

Aniston, Huston roped in for Iraq war drama
Los Angeles, Oct 7 (IANS) Actors Jennifer Aniston and Jack Huston have signed on for Iraq war drama "The Yellow Birds".

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 1:00:04 PM

Was sexually harassed by Hollywood executive: Ashley Judd
Los Angeles, Oct 7 (IANS) Actress Ashley Judd has revealed that she was sexually harassed by a top Hollywood studio executive.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:54:03 PM

Tiny DNA 'machine' could cut HIV diagnosis cost
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Researchers have designed and synthesised a nanometer-scale DNA "machine" that can make the process of detecting the antibodies that can help with the diagnosis of infectious and auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and HIV much cheaper.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:50:03 PM

NASA completes heat shield testing for future Mars vehicles
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) NASA has successfully completed key heat shield tests for the future exploration spacecrafts that will scout the Red Planet for signs of life.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 12:20:04 PM

Show some 'intellectual arrogance' to get rewarded at work
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) When it comes to perform better at the workplace or on the academic front, showing some "intellectual arrogance" and not "intellectual humility" will help you get better visibility and treatment, says a surprising study.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:56:19 AM

New technology to make cellphone batteries cheaper
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Lithium-ion batteries, ubiquitous in devices ranging from cell phones to laptop computers and electric cars, may soon have a cheaper and sustainable alternative as researchers have shown that potassium can work with graphite in a potassium-ion battery.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:52:18 AM

Oil prices rally amid falling output forecast
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Oil prices soared as reports showed US crude output will decrease through mid-2016.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:16:18 AM

Heavy internet use may put teens at high BP risk
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Teenagers who spend hours on the internet may be at risk of gaining unhealthy weight and having high blood pressure, say researchers.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:14:03 AM

'Habitability index' to reveal where to look for alien life
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Astronomers from University of Washington's virtual planetary laboratory have created a way to compare and rank exoplanets to help prioritise which of the thousands discovered warrant close inspection in the search for life beyond Earth.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:04:03 AM

Indian firm wins MIT Climate CoLab awards
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Nualgi, an Indian company with wholly Indian technology in the field of nano biotechnology has for the first time won a prestigious award at the Climate CoLab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:54:03 AM

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