Category Archives: International

Pair female engineering students for projects and they flourish

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Summary:Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research.

Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according… Read More

How air pollution is linked to type 2 diabetes

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Summary:Researchers examine associations of air pollution.

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester and other institutions has played a pivotal role in research investigating a possible link between air pollution and the rise in type 2 diabetes.

New research, published in the journal Environment International, examined

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Sharpest laser in the world

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Summary:With a linewidth of only 10 mHz, the laser that the researchers have now developed has established a new world record.

No one had ever come so close to the ideal laser before: theoretically, laser light has only one single color (also frequency or wavelength). In reality, however, there is always a certain linewidth. With a linewidth of only 10 mHz, the… Read More

Social status of listener alters our voice, how very true !

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Summary:People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study has found.

People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study by the University of Stirling has found.

The psychology research, published in PLOS ONE, put participants

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Study strengthens link between air pollution and premature death

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Summary:A new study of 60 million Americans — about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States — shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases the risk of premature death, even when that exposure is at levels below the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

A new study of 60 million… Read More

Mildly obese fare better after a major heart attack

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Summary:People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by cardiologists shows.

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

In the three years after an attack,

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Concurrent hot and dry summers will be more common in future

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Summary:In the past, climate scientists have tended to underestimate the risk of a co-occurrence of heatwave and drought. This is the conclusion of one of the first studies to examine compound climate extremes.

A combination of severe drought and a heatwave caused problems for Russia in the summer of 2010: fires tore through forests and peat bogs. Moscow was… Read More

PM to lead Indian delegation at upcoming 12th G-20 summit

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Leaders of G20 nations will hold discussions on fighting the menace of terrorism during the leaders’ retreat at the upcoming 12th G20 Summit at Hamburg in Germany.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the Indian Delegation at the summit which is being organized on 7th and 8th of next month. Briefing media Joint Secretary of Multilateral Economic Relations… Read More

Shamma Jain appointed Ambassador to Greece

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Ms. Shamma Jain IFS (1983), presently Ambassador of India to Panama has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Greece.She is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Ms. Shamma Jain, a career diplomat, assumed her charge in Panama on May 29, 2014.  She will be concurrently accredited to Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  She earlier served as Indian … Read More

Adolescent obesity linked to early mortality from cardiovascular diseases

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Summary:While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases.

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease… Read More

Modi to meet Donald Trump for the first Bilateral Summit

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President Donald Trump will host his “true friend” Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday for their first meeting as they look to strike a personal rapport and discuss a range of “strategic issues” of common interest, including trade and counter-terrorism.

Modi and Trump would spend several hours together in … Read More

EB-5 visas best for Indians says Vaughan de Kirby

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In view of the unsettled nature of H-1B employment visas and the long wait for applicants that exceeds 10 years, EB-5 visas have emerged as the best bet for Indian families aspiring for US green cards, a US immigration lawyer has said.

Stating this at a press conference here, US Investment Immigration Attorney Vaughan de Kirby, whose firm has successfully represented… Read More