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Tall people may be smarter than their shorter counterparts

The British study suggests that vertically challenged might be short on intellect, as according to Britain’s Sunday Times short people may tend to have smaller Iqs. Researchers at Edinburgh University’s Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine analyzed the DNA of more than 6,800 people, none of whom was related to any other, to “estimate the…

Revealed: How Twitter shapes public opinion

With its over 240 million users tweeting out more than 500 million messages daily, Twitter is shaping public opinion like never before and a new research reveals how these viewpoints are evolved. Dominant, majority viewpoints emerge quickly on Twitter and once stabilised, these opinions become difficult to change, it said. Moreover, Twitter users are more…

Your smartphone may be giving you wrinkles

Using smartphones can give you wrinkles as looking down at handheld devices and computers for countless hours develops a line around the neck and chin, experts have warned. This terrifying new scourge has been dubbed “tech neck” and could affect anyone who owns a modern gadget. However the effect may last only for a short…

Targeted drug raises hope for cervical cancer patients

There’s good news for patients suffering from cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women. In a clinical study, scientists have discovered that a drug erlotinib, a targeted anti-tumour agent, has potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer when combined with chemo radiation therapy. The new treatment strategy involves targeting the epithelial growth factor…

Now, wristband that reveals your toxin exposure

  Scientists have developed a smart wristband that can help determine an individual’s potential disease risks of exposure to substances like pesticides. Kim Anderson from Oregon State University and colleagues said that people breathe, touch and ingest a mix of many substances at low levels every day and figuring out if natural and synthetic compounds…

CBSE introduces English novels in course curriculum

In an attempt to encourage reading habits among school children, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced English novels in the course curriculum of students from classes IX to XII in all its affiliated schools from the academic session 2012-13. According to Vineet Joshi, chairman, CBSE, the Board constantly encourages schools to provide…

Meet ERWIN, the friendly robot

  ERWIN is a great l istener and responds only when required. He understands when we are unhappy. He is warm, responds to touch and is the perfect companion for the elderly. ERWIN (Emotional Robot with Intelligent Network) is the world’s friendliest robot, built by an Indian student in UK, capable of expressing five basic…

Death of the comma

It is one of the most commonly used elements of the English language often littered carelessly through reams of text by grammar novices. But a US academic has suggested that the comma could be abolished as a punctuation mark without causing much of an impact, Slate has reported. John McWhorter, an associate professor of English…

Sugar-based battery can run a mobile for 10 days

Scientists have developed a battery that uses sugar to generate electricity enough to power a smartphone for 10 days. The bio-battery designed by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a greater output per weight than the typical lithium ion batteries used in most electronic gadgets. The prototype has the potential to be…

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