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Last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:04:03 PM

Air Canada flight skids off runway, 23 hospitalised
Ottawa, March 29 (IANS) An Air Canada flight from Toronto skidded off the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday, sending 23 people to hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 4:34:13 PM

Germany holds 'Make in India' fortnight before Modi visit
Frankfurt, March 29 (IANS) A "Make in India" fortnight was held near here, concluding on Friday, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Germany next month, the Indian consulate said in a statement here.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:36:18 PM

'Good fat' communicates with brain to counter obesity
New York, March 29 (IANS) Brown fat tissue or "good fat" communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, say researchers from Georgia State University.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:16:18 PM

Providing too much attention to a task may be futile
New York, March 29 (IANS) Being too focused on a task may not yield perfect results as researchers have found that too much attention hinders the brain from switching from an ongoing strategy to a new and perhaps more efficient one.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:42:15 PM

Smartphone bill alerts can leave you distressed
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) Bill alerts from mobile phone companies in your email or via SMS are meant to inform you when you are about to exceed their plan limit and make the things better. But just the opposite may be happening, find researchers.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:40:03 PM

Can daylight in schools protect eyesight of kids?
New York, March 29 (IANS) A century-old belief that high daylight levels in schools could prevent short sight or myopia may be true even today, suggests a study.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:32:16 PM

Stream live video with new Twitter app
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) You can turn your iPhone into a live video feed with this new app from Twitter.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:32:15 PM

Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always
New York, March 29 (IANS) If you thought you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate, you are wrong, warns a new study.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:30:04 PM

Nick Jonas highlights Kids' Choice Awards 2015
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Pop star Nick Jonas led the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2015 from the front as he wowed the crowd not only as a host, but also pulled double duty by kicking off the event with a medley performance of his hits "Chains" and "Jealous".

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:28:04 PM

Multi-tasking can hamper your brain
New York, March 29 (IANS) Multi-tasking can hamper your performance and may even damage your brain, claim researchers from Stanford University.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:28:03 PM

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