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Wednesday, 23-May-2018


Scholarship contest for Indians

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: The Glion Institute of Higher Education has its campuses in Switzerland and London. Applicants to the new Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Business with Luxury Brand Management are eligible for a 25 per cent scholarship and will win a Frederique Constant watch and a full-day visit to the manufacturer. The Swiss model of education provides a unique combination of rigorous theory with experiential learning in real-world settings. Through this approach, students gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed professionally," said Benoit-Etienne Domenget, CEO of S...

Eating dark chocolate cuts stress

4 weeks ago
New York: This is due to the high concentration of cacao -- a major source of flavonoids.The flavonoids found in cacao are extremely potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, with known mechanisms beneficial for brain and cardiovascular health, the researchers said. "For years, we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content -- the more sugar, the happier we are," said lead investigator Lee S. Berk, from Loma Linda University in California, US.  "This is the first time that we have looked at the impact of large amo...

World's first penile-scrotum transplant

4 weeks ago
New York: In a 14-hour surgery done on March 26, nine plastic surgeons and two urology surgeons from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine transplanted an entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall from a deceased donor on the war veteran, who wished to remain anonymous. "We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions of this young man," W.P. Andrew Lee, Professor and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University, said in a statement. While it's possible to reconstruct a penis using tissue from other body parts, a prost...

Drinking water may boost mental skills

4 weeks ago
New York: Dehydration has been shown to impair exercise performance and brain function in young people, but less is known about its impact on older populations.The findings showed that hydration boosts performance on test of executive function that includes the skills needed to plan, focus, remember and multitask following exercise. Exercise has been shown to improve intellectual health, including executive function. Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration and subsequently may reduce the cognitive health-related benefits of e...

Mekong River dolphin population increases

4 weeks ago
Phnom Penh: A new census by the Cambodian government and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has pegged the number of these dolphins at 92, 12 more than a study published in 2015, reports Efe news. This is the first increase in the number of the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) since the first census was published in 1997, when their population was 200, according to a WWF statement. Effective river patrolling by teams of river guards and the strict confiscation of illegal gill-nets, which accidentally trap and drown dolphins, are the main reasons for this ...

Australian prodigy wins Menuhin violin competition

4 weeks ago
Geneva:  Li, who has been playing the violin since he was five, shared his win with 11-year-old Chloe Chua from Singapore, who was the second-youngest to compete in 2018, the Guardian reported. Menuhin is the world's most prestigious violin competition for players under-22. Each of them won 10,000 Swiss francs and Li also was awarded the audience prize at the competition that was held between April 12-22. I would like to treat this as a fun, exciting learning experience more than a competition," Li had told Limelight magazine in January. What I ...

SpaceX to build Mars rockets

4 weeks ago
San Francisco: According to a report in CNET on Saturday, the LA Board of Harbor Commissioners gave its unanimous approval to permit SpaceX to build the BFR Mars rocket at a new facility on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles. The report said the new rocket manufacturing facility would be built on a 19-acre parcel on the mostly artificial island that's part of the port. The facility would provide employment to as many as 700 people, as per SpaceX. The reason of building the rocket at the port and not at the company's inland headquarters in Hawt...

Home healthcare to benefit aged

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: The home healthcare industry is ready to witness a revolution with introduction of standardization," said QAI, an institutional member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), which is a non-profit organization with members in over 100 countries. With set benchmarks, patients looking for home healthcare will now have accredited players to choose from. Health insurance companies are bound to to include home healthcare in a bigger way, thus, making it a more affordable solution for patients," QAI said in a statement.

Celebs urge fans to make Earth greener

4 weeks ago
Mumbai: On Earth Day, a global event observed on April 22 every year, actress-activist Mirza, the UN Environment Programme's Goodwill Ambassador for India, urged her fans and followers on Twitter to say no to plastic. Celebrate Earth Day with pledging to beat plastic pollution! Say no to single use plastics #BeatPollution #EarthDay2018 #EndPlasticPollution #CleanSeas," Dia tweeted on Sunday. Actress-producer Anushka Sharma feels "so disheartening and terrible" to see people's plastic addiction destroy wildlife and mother nature. "T...

Woman sells cow in Bihar to construct toilet

4 weeks ago
Patna: Tetri Devi, in her late 60s, sold the cow which was the only source of livelihood for her family. After I found it impossible to get government funds to construct a toilet, I had no option but to sell my cow for Rs 14,000," said Tetri, a resident of Tewarichaak village, about 140 km from Patna. Contrary to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's promise to construct toilets on a large scale in Bihar, Tetri, a BPL category person, has been living in a small house constructed under the Indira Awas Yojna, along with her ailing husband, son and daughter-in-law without a toilet for years.

China launches database for stolen foreign antiques

4 weeks ago
Beijing: The administration will go on to ask entry-exit examination offices to intensify the supervision over the entry and exit of stolen foreign antiques, Xinhua reported. It also called on professional institutions, practitioners and the public to check the database from time to time, to avoid the purchase or sale of such items. The damage to cultural heritage has become a common challenge for the international community, and the stealing and trafficking of antiques has damaged the historical and cultural legacy of many countries, the SACH said in the statement.

Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow

4 weeks ago
Paris: The near complete cow's skull was discovered at a Neolithic site dating back to 3,400 to 3,000 B.C., a CNN report said. The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports. It was found at the Stone Age site of Champ-Durand in France, 25 miles from the Atlantic coast. The settlement, once a key trade centre, specialised in salt production and rearing cattle. Archaeological excavations between 1975 and 1985, found bones of cows, pigs, sheep and goats. Cows though popular finds in Neolithic sites, had never been found with complete craniums, th...