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Enjoy 5 monsoon delicacies that are both healthy and tasty

Enjoy 5 monsoon delicacies that are both healthy and tasty

Enjoy 5 monsoon delicacies that are both healthy and tasty Monsoon is a time to savour delicacies. What can be better than munching on some crispy savouries while enjoying the rain from the confines of your verandah. Speaking to this correspondent, Chef Narayan Salunke, Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Alibaug says that as much as the rains disrupt life, he prefer this season the most. “Rain reminds me the most about treks, chai-pakodas, the ‘terrifying and soothing at the same time’ property of nature, and the romantic breeze, of course,” he adds. The chef goes on to reminiscence, “Out of ...

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Overly-controlling parents cause their children psychological damage

Overly-controlling parents cause their children psychological damage

Overly-controlling parents cause their children psychological damage Dear parents, take note! Over-controlling parenting, according to a study, can negatively affect your kid’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour. “Our research showed that children with helicopter parents may be less able to deal with the challenging demands of growing up, especially with navigating the complex school environment,” said Nicole B. Perry, lead author of the study. “Children who cannot regulate their emotions and behaviour effectively are more likely to act out in the classroom, to have a harder time making friends and to struggle in school.” Children rely ...

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Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer

Scientists claim being positive can help tackle cancer While having a positive attitude in life has it’s owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer. A study titled “Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward system” was published in the Friday’s issue of science journal `Nature’ in which scientist of Israel Institute of Technology claimed there was a deep connection between the patient’s mental state and cancer survival. The study was conducted on mice exploring the role of the brain’s reward system in fighting tumors. “Given the central ...

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Novel catalyst can help harvest fuel from water

Novel catalyst can help harvest fuel from water

Novel catalyst can help harvest fuel from water Scientists have developed an inexpensive material that can help split water to produce hydrogen fuel. Most systems to split water into its components – hydrogen and oxygen – require two catalysts, one to spur a reaction to separate the hydrogen and a second to produce oxygen. The new catalyst, made of iron and dinickel phosphides on commercially available nickel foam, performs both functions. Researchers from the University of Houston (UH) and the California Institute of Technology in the US said it has the potential to dramatically lower the amount of energy required ...

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Chinese man eats 50 chili peppers in 68 seconds for a competition

Chinese man eats 50 chili peppers in 68 seconds for a competition

Chinese man eats 50 chili peppers in 68 seconds for a competition An annual chili pepper festival kicked off Monday in central China’s spice-loving Hunan province with a chili-eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute. Local boy Tang Shuaihui took home a 3-gramme 24-karat gold coin for winning the competition, which is put on by a local theme park in the county of Ningxiang and now in its second year. With doctors on hand just in case, ten contestants each held plates heaped with 50 Tabasco ...

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Here’s how chimps can help understand mental illness in human beings

Here's how chimps can help understand mental illness in human beings

Here’s how chimps can help understand mental illness in human beings Mental illness is a major health concern for people across the globe as different ways of tackling it are also being devised. While certain species have personality traits similar to humans, such a link can be used to improve mental healthcare. Researchers have revealed that the brain structure and personality of a chimp can help understand human mental illness better. Like human beings, their personalities also shape as a response to neural and genetic factors. Individual traits are associated with the size of the chimp’s hippocampus which is crucial ...

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Breakthrough synthesis strategy could open door to new medicinal compounds

Breakthrough synthesis strategy could open door to new medicinal compounds

Breakthrough synthesis strategy could open door to new medicinal compounds Turns out, some frameworks are overrepresented in nature, making them especially attractive to scientists on the hunt for more effective drugs. One such structure, known as the carbocyclic 5-8-5 fused ring system, is notoriously difficult to produce using conventional laboratory methods. Researchers, therefore, have been largely unable to tap into its potentially broad therapeutic potential. In the study, researchers detailed the modular scheme for producing large quantities of the 5-8-5 ring structure. A synthesis process that was once exceptionally labour- and resource-intensive, they discovered, can be now streamlined into simple ...

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Does your child cradle their dolls on the left?

Does your child cradle their dolls on the left

Does your child cradle their dolls on the left? A new research now says that children who carry their dolls in their left arms have better cognitive abilities and social skills. According to scientists, we use the right side of our brains to process information about faces. This makes the left side of our field of vision optimal for perceiving faces. Scientists had previously discovered that most humans favour the left side for holding babies. Now, new research conducted in the UK suggests that children that tend to hold their dolls on this side are also sharper and socialise better. ...

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Vaseline may not help cuts and scrapes get better, says study

Vaseline may not help cuts and scrapes get better, says study

Vaseline may not help cuts and scrapes get better, says study While it is one of the first things many parents reach for when their child takes a tumble, researchers are now claiming that using Vaseline for cuts is a bad idea. Petroleum jelly is recommended to ‘protect’ minor scrapes and cuts, and experts say it prevents scabs forming so injuries are less itchy, heal faster and leave smaller scars. However, a study led by the University of Leeds found Vaseline stops the body forming its own ‘natural plaster’. This newly discovered natural plaster is a film of protein, a ...

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Why women regret casual sex more than men?

Why women regret casual sex more than men?

Why women regret casual sex more than men? It is well known that women regret casual sex more than men. However, the reason has remained unknown. Now, it has come to light that various factors determine whether and how much they regret them. The most important one is who takes the initiative when it comes to casual sex. According to a Norwegian University of Science and Technology-led study, an initiative is the clearest gender-differentiating factor for regret after casual sex, although other conditions also affect how much an individual regrets the encounter. In contrast to women, sexual regret for men ...

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