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Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:54:04 PM

Common chemical can make male turtles behave like females
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Exposure to a chemical used in many consumer products, including water bottles, can induce behavioural changes in turtles, reprogramming male turtle brains to exhibit behaviour common in females.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:12:04 PM

Active parent involvement may cut obesity risk in kids
Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) Worried about the unhealthy lifestyle of your kids? If yes, take heart.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:00:07 PM

This app can help you buy furnishings as professionals do
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) If you want to buy a table just like the one you saw at a friend's place or in a restaurant or wish to choose furnishings the way professionals do, a new app developed by Cornell University researchers, including one of India-origin, can help.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:56:04 PM

New technology may give electric cars more mileage
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) In an effort to give electric car drivers more km per minute of charging, engineers led by an Indian-origin researcher have designed a thin plastic membrane that stops rechargeable batteries from discharging when not in use and allows for rapid recharging.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:50:05 PM

'Rio Paralympics will be success despite funding problems'
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 24 (IANS) The impending Rio Paralympics could be facing its most serious financial crisis to date but the Games' Director of Media and Communications, Craig Spence, remains confident about its success.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:12:04 PM

Mobile app to help HIV patients adhere to medications
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smartphone app that could help improve adherence to medications -- such as antiretroviral therapy (ART) -- among people living with HIV by putting the prevention in their pocket.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:58:05 PM

Human impact on environment slowed despite economic growth
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) In an indication that efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development have started showing results, researchers have found that the global impact of human activities on the natural environment are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:12:06 PM

Ban: World not prepared for biological attacks, new technology threats
United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sounded an alarm that the world is not prepared to face the threats from biological attacks while the Interpol and experts warned about the dangers of terrorists using 21st century technologies to wreak unprecedented levels of mass destruction.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:12:05 PM

India warns against terrorists getting nukes, says nations responsible to prevent it
United Nations, Aug 24 (IANS) India has warned of the "catastrophic dangers" of terrorists getting weapons of mass destruction and said that nations have a responsibility to prevent nuclear material from falling into their hands.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:12:04 PM

Rio Olympics inspired mural sets new Guinness World Record
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 24 (IANS) The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, which concluded earlier this week with 65 new Olympic and 19 new world records in the sports field, now also has another record for the world's largest street mural created by an artist.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:08:04 PM

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