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Bilingual adults have smarter brain

Bilingual adults have smarter brain

A new research has demonstrated that adults who have been bilingual since childhood are granted with sharper brains and working more efficiently. The study conducted by a team of researchers from the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine revealed that those seniors with the ability of speaking two languages since they were children had better [&hellip

Lung infection breath test discovery

Lung infection breath test discovery

Identifying the “smell” of different types of lung bacteria could lead to a simple breath test to diagnose infections, a study on mice, in the Journal of Breath Research, suggests. Breath analysis could reduce lung infection diagnosis times from weeks to minutes, the Vermont researchers said. Scientists have already researched breath tests to diagnose asthma [&hellip

UK still has 13,000 Monochrome TVs

UK still has 13,000 Monochrome TVs

More than 13,000 households across the UK are still using black-and-white television sets, according to the TV Licensing authority. London had the highest number of monochrome licences, at 2,715, followed by Birmingham and Manchester, it said. The number of licences issued each year has dwindled from 212,000 in 2000. A total of 13,202 monochrome licences [&hellip

Diet drinks’ ‘link to depression’

Diet drinks’ ‘link to depression’

 The safety of sweeteners has been tested by regulators Experts are questioning whether diet drinks could raise depression risk, after a large study has found a link. The US research in more than 250,000 people found depression was more common among frequent consumers of artificially sweetened beverages. The work, which will be presented at the [&hellip

Sony unveils bath-friendly phone

Sony unveils bath-friendly phone

Sony has announced a new smartphone that can be used in the shower or bath without the risk of damage. This water-resistant feature is relatively common in Japan, but has not been included in many top-end smartphones released elsewhere. The Xperia Z can also record HDR (high dynamic range) video, a facility borrowed from its [&hellip

Cell shot may restore vision to blind

Cell shot may restore vision to blind

A team of British researchers has reported that injections of light-sensing cells into the eye of totally blind mice can restore their lost vision. The team from the University of Oxford suggested that their research closely resembles the treatments for the patients with degenerative eye disease, though it needs more serious study. The researchers studied [&hellip

Iran ranks 17th in science production

Iran ranks 17th in science production

Iran ranked 17th in terms of science production in the world in 2012, according to the latest statistics released by the Scopus database. The Islamic Republic of Iran ranked 17th in terms of science production in the world in 2012, according to the latest statistics released by the Scopus database. According to the statistics, Iran [&hellip

Immune system ‘booster’ may hit cancer

Immune system ‘booster’ may hit cancer

Vast numbers of cells that can attack cancer and HIV have been grown in the lab, and could potentially be used to fight disease. The cells naturally occur in small numbers, but it is hoped injecting huge quantities back into a patient could turbo-charge the immune system. The Japanese research is published in the journal [&hellip

Shias commemorate Arbaeen in Karbala

Shias commemorate Arbaeen in Karbala

Shia Muslims from around the world gather in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the religious rituals of Arbaeen on January 3, 2012. Shia Muslims from around the world have gathered in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala to hold the religious rituals of Arbaeen, which marks the 40th day after the martyrdom [&hellip

Stress In Youngsters Frightening

Stress In Youngsters Frightening

One in 10 young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life, according to a report from The Prince’s Trust. The charity’s Youth Index also reveals that young people not in employment, education or training – NEETs – are more than twice as likely to feel unable to cope as their peers. The report, which [&hellip