Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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Lovelorn fish turn gloomy when separated: Study

PARIS: The tiny Central American convict cichlid may only be a few centimeters long but it’s a fish with a big heart. Researchers in France found that the tropical fish – known to be a loyal and monogamous partner – suffers from heartache when separated from its lover. Even more ...

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Google made $4.7b from the news industry in 2018

LONDON: US-based News Media Alliance published findings from a new study that analyses how Google uses and benefits from news. Among the major findings of the study is that news is a key source on which Google has increasingly relied to drive consumer engagement with its products. The amount of ...

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Pakistani teacher booked for making student eat grass

A Pakistani school teacher has been booked for allegedly forcing a minor boy to eat grass for failing to study a lesson, a media report said on Wednesday. The incident happened at the Government Primary school of Punjab’s Lodhran district on Monday where the seven-year-old student was forced to either ...

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Illegal hunting threatens songbird prized as delicacy: study

PARIS: Every year, nearly five million breeding pairs of ortolan buntings – a type of tiny songbird classified as endangered in several countries – migrate from Europe to Africa for the winter. About 300,000 of the birds pass through southwestern France, where they fall prey to hunters who for decades ...

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Bad diets kill 11 million people annually: study

Unhealthy diets are responsible for the deaths of 11 million people globally per year, even more than smoking tobacco, according to a study. But the biggest problem is not the junk we eat but the nutritious food we don’t eat, say researchers, calling for a global shift in policy to ...

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Air pollution kills more people than smoking, says study

LONDON: Air pollution is the leading cause of 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study released. Between 40 and 80 percent of those excess deaths are caused by heart attacks, strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease underestimated up ...

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Shorter sleep a night may jam blood vessels: study

A study showed people sleeping less than six hours a night were 27 percent more likely to have increased blood vessel risks than those who sleep seven to eight hours. The study published on Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that shorter sleep was linked ...

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Being unsocial may boost your creativity

Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, but sometimes unsociability or distancing yourself from people may help improve creativity, reveals a study. According to researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York, some people withdraw themselves due to non-fearful preferences for solitude. Lead study author Julie Bowker ...

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Women face ‘sexist dress codes’ at work, report

A study into workplace dress codes has found “troubling” experiences affecting female workers forced to adhere to “sexist dress codes”. Women workers have been instructed to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and reapply make-up, a parliamentary report has found. Parliament held an inquiry into dress codes in the ...

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