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George W. Bush may have taken Google's help for his paintings

George W. Bush may have taken Google's help for his paintingsWashington, Apr 9 - George W. Bush might have relied on Google for his paintings, according to an art critic.

The former US president unveiled his personal art collection last week in a special interview on the Today Show, as a means of opening his new exhibit, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," at the Bush Library.

He told his daughter Jenna Bush Hager during the interview, he drew inspiration for his newfound passion for painting from Winston Churchill, who famously took up the hobby in his later years.


Teen boys and girls don't differ much when it comes to sexual fantasies

Teen boys and girls don't differ much when it comes to sexual fantasiesWashington, Apr 9 : Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasise about, a new study suggests.

Using questionnaires, Magdalena Mattebo, researcher at the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Uppsala University, investigated the sexual experiences and pornography consumption of more than 800 Swedish upper-secondary school students, 16 years old.


Fresh hope as Oz vessel detects two more signals in search for missing MH370

Fresh hope as Oz vessel detects two more signals in search for missing MH370Washington, Apr 9 : Australian search vessel Ocean Shield has picked up two more signals from what could be the black box from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Angus Houston, head of the Australian-led search effort, said the vessel detected signals that are consistent with airplane locator beacons on two more occasions, adding that the search could be moving in the right direction.

According to CNN, these pulses, detected approximately 1,100 miles (1,750 kilometers) northwest of Perth, are consistent with those sent by a flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, Houston added.


Pistorius trial judge unlikely to be swayed by Paralympian's 'emotional outburst': Experts

Pistorius trial judge unlikely to be swayed by Paralympian's 'emotional outburst': ExpertsWashington, Apr 9 : South African law experts have said that the judge's verdict will likely not be affected by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' emotional meltdown in court, along with his crying and vomiting earlier in the trial.

Pistorius brought Tuesday's testimony to a halt with a display of anguish as he explained how he shot his lover Reeva Steenkamp and then bashed through a locked bathroom door to find her body.


Istanbul tops list of world's top 25 travel destinations

Istanbul tops list of world's top 25 travel destinationsWashington, April 9 - TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards has named Istanbul as the top travel destination.

The list, which is based on users' reviews and ratings over 12 months, features Rome and London at the second and third position, respectively, CNN reported.

London has surpassed 2013's top two destinations Paris and New York , which dropped to 7th and 12th places respectively, while Beijing secured the fourth position followed Prague and Marrakech in Morocco.


Common household soaps could be deadly for your nose

Common household soaps could be deadly for your nose Washington, April 9 : Researchers have claimed that an antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and could predispose some people to infection.

Triclosan, a man-made compound used in a range of antibacterial personal care products such as soaps, toothpastes, kitchen surfaces, clothes and medical equipment, was found in nasal passages of 41 per cent of adults sampled.


Turkey's PM wants Twitter ban reinstated

Turkey's PM wants Twitter ban reinstatedWashington, Apr 9 : Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan wants the ban on micro blogging site be reinstated.

Last Thursday, Turkey decided to lift a two-week ban on the microblogging site, after a ruling by the country's constitutional court found the ban to be a violation of free speech and individual rights.

However, Erdogan unhappy with the decision said that the constitutional court's ruling on Twitter did not serve justice.

According to CNET, on Tuesday, at a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party, he added that this ruling should be corrected.


Roger voted as 'Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time'

Washington, April 8 : Roger has been named the ' Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time' according to a new poll by Logo TV.

The channel, which is focused on lifestyle programming aimed primarily at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, announced Roger as the winner beating Snagglepuss , Vanity Smurf and He-Man, during a double episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, Mashable reported.

The Viacom-owned pay-TV channel revealed that the contest was homage to the various " gay" TV characters. (ANI)


Why some people are addicted to gambling

Why some people are addicted to gamblingWashington, April 8 : Ever wondered what encourages people to keep on gambling despite losses? Blame it on "gambler's fallacy", scientists say.

During gambling games, people often misperceive their chances of winning due to a number of errors of thinking called cognitive distortions.

"For example, `near-misses' seem to encourage further play, even though they are no different from any other loss," said Luke Clark from University of Cambridge.

In a random sequence like tossing a coin, a run of one event (heads) makes people think the other outcome (tails) is due next. This is known as the "gambler's fallacy".


Twitterattis more prone to divorce, infidelity

Twitterattis more prone to divorce, infidelityWashington, April 8 : A new study has revealed that Twitter and Facebook use can have detrimental effects on relationships, as it can lead to emotional and physical cheating, breakup and even divorce.

The research done by University of Missouri School of Journalism found that Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners.


Can robots find remains of missing Flight 370?

Can robots find remains of missing Flight 370?New York, April 7 : Robots that can operate under water would now be deployed to search wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for signs deep inside the ocean, according to experts.

To look for the plane, the robotic vehicles would use sonar because the water is much too deep to see at those depths.

Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water, such as other vessels.

Such robots - called Autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs - located the Air France Flight 447 two years after it crashed in the southern Atlantic Ocean in 2011.


US Navy set to make futuristic unmanned helicopters

US Navy set to make futuristic unmanned helicoptersWashington, Apr 7 : US Navy unveils a 5 yearlong programme to make drone-like unmanned helicopters costing about 100 million dollars. The helicopters will be capable of rescuing injured soldiers and deliver the supplies.

Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the Navy's research chief intends to deliver 5000 pounds of cargo with these helicopters, he consider this as a leap-ahead technology.

The system was successful in the test runs held at Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA.


Karzai to continue playing important role in Afghan politics post elections: Report

Karzai to continue playing important role in Afghan politics post elections: ReportWashington, Apr 7 : Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to remain a key political player in Afghanistan, despite not contesting for the presidential poll.

If Karzai continues to play an important role in Afghanistan's politics it could possible complicate the U. S. relationship with his successor.

According to the Washington Times, the 56-year-old, who has served as president since December 2001, was barred by the Afghan Constitution from running for a third consecutive term.


Faces display more emotions than previously believed

Faces display more emotions than previously believedWashington, April 7 : A new study has found that people use more facial expressions apart from portraying basic emotions like happiness, surprise, anger, sadness, fear, and disgust.

For this study, conducted at the Ohio State University, researchers wanted to focus on surprised, angry and angrily surprised faces, ABC News reported.

Researcher Aleix Martinez said that he was amazed at how limiting these basic emotional definitions were for researchers.


President Obama a fan of George W. Bush's artwork

President Obama a fan of George W. Bush's artwork Washington, Apr 7 : Barack Obama has become a fan of George W. Bush's artwork after viewing some of them last year, according to the White House.

White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest, said that in private he heard President Obama speak about the former President Bush's works in a very complimentary fashion, the Washington Times reported.

in his opinion, Earnest believes that's been the reaction from a lot of people he has seen and that people have been impressed both at his natural ability but also at the way he has pursued an interest that he thinks a lot of people didn't expect him to have. (ANI)


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