Need to step up fight against smokeless killer

Need to step up fight against smokeless killer

IANS   Wrapped inside betel leaves and placed in the corner of the mouth, chewing tobacco has been a practice in India for centuries.   While there is certainly an increased awareness in terms of the harmful effects this could have on health, the medical fraternity is very much concerned about the growing number of […]

Book Review

Book Review

A short stories book by Petevilie Chasie “The Other Side of the Moon & The Odd couple” is a book which will take you to a place which seem all too familiar to you. There are two stories in the book. The first story “The Other Side of the Moon”is set in a village, Khonoma, […]

Indian TV shows ‘leap’ ahead for freshness

IANS   Old characters become ‘older’, new characters add a fresh charm and a twist in the storyline refreshes viewers’ interest – the small screen’s time-tested ‘leap’ formula has returned with shows like “Comedy Nights With Kapil”, “Bharat Ka Veer Mahaputra – Maharana Pratap” and “Diya Aur Baati Hum”.   Once popular with TV tsarina […]

‘Entopreneurs’ feed growing appetite for edible insects

‘Entopreneurs’ feed growing appetite for edible insects

The Associated Press   They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.   These upstarts are trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can […]

The Honest Internship Resume

Once a year, college students reluctantly admit that maybe they should start thinking about where they’re going to end up working, and that perhaps they should start applying to different internship programs, or whatever. “Cause their roommate has like totally applied to three or something and their mom keeps asking them if they’re coming home […]

What a Handshake Smells Like

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another’s scent signals Carri Romm In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to devise a […]

A little something about S-S-S-Stuttering

Why can’t I speak like others? Why are my words getting stuck? Why is it difficult for me to speak over the phone? Is something wrong with me? So many questions go through the mind of a person who stammers, and most often they are ashamed to ask these questions out loud for fear of […]

Twists, turns, eventually lead to ‘promising’ Ebola vaccine

Lauran NeergaardAP Medical Writer It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail."A case of resuscitation more than once," is how the U.S. National Institutes of Health researcher describes the journey.But it is those failures […]

The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail

In this Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Mehdi "DJ Costa" Akkari, a Tunisian rapper, looks at an image of his brother Youssef, who fought with extremists in Syria and was killed by a U.S. airstrike, in Tunis, Tunisia. While foreigners from across the world have joined the Islamic State militant group, some arrive in Iraq or […]

Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand

Denis D. GrayAssociated Press The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all secreting snail slime to […]

Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of her turbulent life

Mike SilvermanAssociated Press Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles. They were playing twins, Sieglinde and Siegmund, in Richard Wagner’s "Die Walkuere," but Voigt seems nearly […]

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