• Risky situations fuel anxiety among women
    12:04 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS)┬áRisky situations in any setting increases anxiety among women, leading them to perform worse under stressed circumstances, finds a new study.Increased anxiety in risky settings is problematic for women because it may depress their ability to achieve.“Women have worse task performance than men in risky situations,

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  • An anthology on today’s India (Book Review)
    10:34 AM

    Title: Kaw Caw Silly point: A Wonky look at Contemporary India; Author: M.K. Kaw; Publisher: Konark Publishers: Pages: 270; Price: Rs.250.This is a funny and serious book at the same time. Maharaj Krishen Kaw joined the IAS in 1964 and retired in 2001 after holding many senior posts. He was

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  • Want to be world’s first doctor of chocolate?
    10:30 AM

    London, Aug 18 (IANS)┬áLove chocolates? You have a mighty reason to relish them more as the Cambridge University is seeking a researcher for a PhD on chocolates!Yes, you read it right. The sweet-toothed candidate will undertake a three-and-a-half year PhD course to become the world’s first “doctor of chocolate”.The course

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  • Samsung to set up technical training schools in Bengal
    4:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Aiming to create human resource capital, South Korean conglomerate Samsung will set up seven technical schools in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. “I am happy to announce that they have agreed to set up seven technical schools in the state to impart industrial

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  • Healthy fear of crime is good for you
    11:56 AM

    New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Do you often fear that you are going to be the next victim of burglary, road rage or racial crime? Show a natural response to crime and do not let that fear reach chronic or phobic levels. A study suggests that adolescents who have a

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  • Hand sanitisers in schools ineffective to curb illnesses?
    11:48 AM

    Wellington, Aug 13 (IANS) Hand sanitisers in the classrooms does not help reduce the rate of school absences in children owing to illnesses, says a significant study. In a randomised trial at 68 city primary schools in New Zealand, researchers asked children to use the alcohol-based hand sanitiser dispensers after

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  • Dhirubhai Ambani school outperforms global peers
    9:36 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Students of Dhirubhai Ambani International School have outperformed their global peers pursuing International General Certificate of Secondary Education, the institution said Tuesday. As many as 87.5 percent of all grades achieved by the 65 students of this school appearing for the exams received A’s, as against

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