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Graphene is strong, but not very tough
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Though touted as the strongest material known to exist, polycrystalline graphene has quite low resistance to fracture, US scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Friday, February 05, 2016 4:12:03 PM

Johnny Depp's supergroup to pay tribute to Lemmy at Grammys
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) The Hollywood Vampires -- the supergroup made up of actor Johnny Depp, musician Alice Cooper, and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, among others - will pay tribute to British metal band Motörhead's iconic frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the Grammy Awards.

Friday, February 05, 2016 3:56:04 PM

Passion linked to athletes accepting prohibited substances
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Athletes with obsessive passion for their sports are more likely to be lenient towards the use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, says a new study.

Friday, February 05, 2016 3:54:04 PM

BMI a wrong measure of health: Study
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Using body mass index (BMI) to gauge health is a wrong practice as it is a deeply flawed measure, reveals a study while adding that BMI should not be the primary goal for maintaining good health.

Friday, February 05, 2016 3:52:03 PM

'Purity' in relationships best predictor of social bonding
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) "Purity" is indeed the moral foundation of human relationships, say researchers, suggesting that conflicting values of purity are responsible for driving people apart while shared values of purity bring them together.

Friday, February 05, 2016 3:26:04 PM

How inflammation in the gut ups risk of colon cancer
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer -- the second-largest cause of cancer death in the US -- by as much as 500 percent, says a new study.

Friday, February 05, 2016 3:00:05 PM

Chip powers wearable device to guide visually-impaired
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers, including two Indians, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a low-power chip that could help visually-impaired people navigate their environments.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:52:03 PM

Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex to perform at Grammys
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber will join Diplo and Skrillex to perform their Grammy-nominated track "Where are Ü now" at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, marking their first live television performance.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:42:06 PM

Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel dazzle in new 'xXx...' photos
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Hollywood star Vin Diesel has shared some stunning photographs of his with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone from their shooting schedule for the film "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage".

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:26:05 PM

Vacations can lead to weight gain
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) Planning for a vacation? Be prepared for weight gain with a heavier midsection -- extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation.

Friday, February 05, 2016 2:22:08 PM

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