Tiny worms on ISS may help astronauts fight muscle, bone loss

Tiny worms on ISS may help astronauts fight muscle, bone lossWashington, Jan 14 : Researchers have recently revealed that tiny roundworms on International Space Station (ISS) may help astronauts fight muscle and bone loss.

Two Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) investigations on the International Space Station help researchers seek clues to physiological problems found in astronauts by studying Caenorhabditis elegans, a millimeter-long roundworm that, like the fruit fly, is widely used as a model for larger organisms.


UK introduces its first ever Indian inspired pizza called 'the Currizza'

UK introduces its first ever Indian inspired pizza called 'the Currizza'Washington, Jan 14 - Good news for all the Indian food and pizza lovers in the UK, as now they can have both in just one.

Entrepreneur and chef Dave Gannon has introduced the UK's first ever curry pizza, called the Currizza, which had started only as an experimental snack for the staff at his Indian restaurant in the French ski resort of Chamonix, the Daily Star reported.

But in 2013, Gannon launched the Curry Dave range, which now produces 10,000 Currizzas a week, and has launched new stores in Tesco stores.


Repressing anger about important matters makes negotiators lose focus

Repressing anger about important matters makes negotiators lose focusWashington, Jan 14 - A new study has suggested that it is not always cool to stay cool for negotiators during a heated meeting, since they lose the focus of discussions.

Researchers of the University of New South Wales in Australia examined how and when anger suppression affects negotiators' mental states and indirectly also their performance. The study is also one of the first to consider the role that the source of anger plays in negotiations.


No fixes for IE on Microsoft Patch Tuesday this month

No fixes for IE on Microsoft Patch Tuesday this monthWashington, Jan 14 : The January 2015 edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday contains no fixes for the Microsoft Explorer browser.

According to PC World, to date, almost every Patch Tuesday has come with a fix for Explorer, which has long been a target for abuse by malicious attackers.

Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer of security vendor Qualys, said that the lack of fixes for IE was surprising, adding that the one common feature in every Patch Tuesday was that Internet Explorer would get patched.


Men likelier to seek long-term relationships when women are scarce

Men likelier to seek long-term relationships when women are scarceWashington, Jan 14 - A new research has revealed that men are likelier to seek long-term relationships when women are in short supply.

First author of the study of the Makushi people in Guyana, Ryan Schacht, from the University of Utah said that commitment to a relationship is influenced by the availability of partnersand so people can think of the number of men and women in a population as a potential mating market where the principles of supply and demand hold sway.


Mike Huckabee questions Obamas' parenting skills over Beyonce

Mike-HuckaeeWashington, Jan 14 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has slammed the US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle for letting their daughters to listen to the music of Beyonce.

The 59-year-old politician said while promoting his new book that he doesn't understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything, like how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and yet they don't see anything that might not be suitable in Beyonce's lyrics, the ABC News reported.


Global PC market set for revival following growth of 1 percent in Q4 2014

Global PC market set for revival following growth of 1 percent in Q4 2014Washington, Jan 14 : Global PC market sales saw a 1 percent growth in Q4 last year after more than two years of decline.

Market research firm Gartner says fourth quarter PC shipments grew during the popular holiday shopping season, the Verge reported.

Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner said that the PC market is quietly stabilizing after the installed base reduction driven by users diversifying their device portfolios.

Kitagawa added that since tablets have mostly penetrated some key markets, consumer spending is slowly shifting back to PCs.


Just a glance at a shivering person can make you feel cold too

Just a glance at a shivering person can make you feel cold tooWashington, Jan 14 - It turns out that cold is contagious and just a look at someone who's feeling cold is enough to you shiver, claims a new research.

According to the researchers at the University of Sussex, UK, unconscious physiological changes may help us empathise with one another and live in communities and shows that humans are susceptible to 'temperature contagion'.

Neuropsychiatrist Dr Neil Harrison, who led the research, said that mimicking another person is believed to help us create an internal model of their physiological state which we can use to better understand their motivations and how they were feeling.


IS launches massive social media campaign urging western Muslims to act as 'city wolves'

IS launches massive social media campaign urging western Muslims to act as 'city wolves'Washington, Jan 14 : The Islamic State (IS) group has reportedly launched a massive social media campaign, urging every Muslim living in the West to act as a "city wolf".

According to the Washington Times, following the recent terror attacks in France, the Islamic State posted Tweets calling on jihadists to kill more Westerners and to celebrate the lives of the three Muslims who slaughtered 17 innocent civilians and police on a rampage that began on Jan.

The Islamic State started the campaign on Sunday via two affiliated media groups, Al-Battar and Al-Ghuraba.


Blackberry official accidently tweets message via iPhone

Blackberry official accidently tweets message via iPhoneWashington, Jan 14 : Blackberry's creative director has accidently tweeted a message for its users from the company's official account using the competitor Apple's iPhone.

According to the Verge, the message, promoting its new BlackBerry Classic phone, urged its loyal users to "keep up with the conversation" on Twitter.

The tweet was deleted shortly after the message was posted. However, Twitter users highlighted the error immediately after the tweet was posted.


Facebook to place `missing child alerts` in users' newsfeeds to help locate abducted kids

FacebookWashington, Jan 14 - Facebook is starting to use its huge user base to help locate missing children by placing alerts about such kids into its users' News Feed.

The company announced a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children yesterday to begin inserting AMBER Alerts, which would inform people about missing children at risk of serious harm, into their News Feed, reported The Verge.

The alerts will appear only in specific areas, determined by law enforcement, around the child's general location. Facebook said that it expected some people to see a few alerts every year while others may not see any at all.


World Bank says, global economy still struggling to gather momentum post global financial crisis

World Bank says, global economy still struggling to gather momentum post global financial crisisWashington, Jan 14 : The global economy is still struggling to gain momentum as many high-income countries continue to grapple with legacies of the global financial crisis and emerging economies are less dynamic than in the past, said a report published by the World Bank.


Scent of lavender helps you trust people more

Scent of lavender helps you trust people moreWashington, Jan. 14 - A new study has recently revealed that scent of lavender can help boost trustworthiness.

Sellaro and her fellow researchers were the first to investigate whether the calming olfactory fragrance of lavender has a positive effect on mutual trust.

Aromatherapists already known that aromatic compounds can alter one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing.

Sellaro said that mutual trust was the social glue of society and interpersonal trust was an essential element for social co-operation bargaining and negotiation.


Fossils confirm asteroid killed dinosaurs rapidly in Europe 66m yrs ago

Fossils confirm asteroid killed dinosaurs rapidly in Europe 66m yrs agoWashington, Jan. 14 - A new fossil study has recently revealed that dinosaurs died rapidly in Europe 66 million years ago by the asteroid impact.

The theory that an asteroid rapidly killed off the dinosaurs is widely recognized, but until recently dinosaur fossils from the latest Cretaceous, the final stanza of dinosaur evolution, were known almost exclusively from North America. This has raised questions about whether the sudden decline of dinosaurs in the American and Canadian west was merely a local story.


Bilingualism can alter children's beliefs about world around them

Bilingualism can alter children's beliefs about world around themWashington, Jan. 14 - A new study has recently revealed that some bilingualism can change a kid's beliefs about world because they have the ability to understand that "everything was not innate, and so they can learn."

The study suggested that bilingualism in the preschool years can alter children's beliefs about the world around them. Contrary to their unilingual peers, many kids who have been exposed to a second language after age three believe that an individual's traits arise from experience.


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