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9 things parents of successful children have in common, according to science

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January 23: Any good parent wants their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success. Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to […]


Google Paid Apple $1 Billion to be Default Search on iPhone, iPad

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January 23: Search giant Google reportedly paid archnemesis Apple $1 billion to remain the default search engine for Apple’s mobile devices, according to a report by Bloomberg News. Bloomberg made the claim based on court documents in a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corporation against Google. Google, which is now under the umbrella company Alphabet, pays […]


Research May Yield Clues About Why Bad Habits are Hard to Break

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January 22: Have you already broken a New Year resolution to kick a bad habit? New research may explain the reason it’s so hard to change that pattern of behavior. Research by Duke University scientists suggests that habits leave a lasting mark on certain circuits in the brain, “priming us to feed our cravings.” The researchers […]


New York City’s Carriage Horses may soon get Microchip Implants

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January 22: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a bill to City Council that calls for embedding all carriage horses with microchips and outfitting carriages with GPS devices. This move would help to ensure that horses could be identified and tracked, a response to claims from the anti-horse-carriage lobby that injured horses […]


Facebook racks up 27% revenue rise in India to Rs 123.5 crore

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January 16: acebook posted a 27% jump in its revenues in India to Rs 123.5 crore during the year to March 2015 from Rs 97.6 crore a year earlier, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies on Thursday. However, the social media firm earned less than Rs 9 per user on an average in […]


Apple to start charging for iTunes Radio

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January 16: Apple Inc said it will soon start charging for iTunes Radio, its music-streaming service that competes with Pandora Media Inc. ITunes Radio, which was announced in 2013, will no longer be free from the end of January, Apple said in statement. The ad-supported service, available only in the United States and Australia, will […]


Astronomers Detect Signs of an Invisible Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way

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January 15: A team of astronomers led by Tomoharu Oka, a professor at Keio University in Japan, has found an enigmatic gas cloud, called CO-0.40-0.22, only 200 light years away from the center of the Milky Way. What makes CO-0.40-0.22 unusual is its surprisingly wide velocity dispersion: the cloud contains gas with a very wide […]


Woolly Mammoth Carcass Reveals Human Migration Secrets

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January 15: A Siberian mammoth carcass displays some tantalizing hints that man was present in the Eurasian Arctic 10,000 years earlier than thought. The male woolly mammoth carcass was found in 2012 near Yenisei Bay in the Siberian Arctic. Through radiocarbon dating of the animal’s tibia bone and surrounding materials, the researchers dated it at 45,000 […]


Technology producing fuel from plastic waste to be introduced

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Kathmandu / January 14: The government is all set to introduce the technology of producing fuel from plastic waste in the country. The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has installed the system producing fuel from plastic. Chief at the Faculty of Technology at the NAST, Dr Suresh Kumar Dhungel, and Eco Party Chairman Chiseko […]


Going After Terrorists Online, White House Meets With US Tech Companies

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January 08: Fighting the battle against terrorism on the Internet, the White House and its top law enforcement officials met Friday with the nation’s biggest technology companies in San Jose, California. The list of government participants reveals just how seriously the Obama administration is taking the threat posed by Islamic State and others on social […]




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