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  • Don’t binge on salty food, it increases your hunger

    Ever wondered, why you love those french fries with sprinkled salt and cannot keep your hands off? In first of its kind, a study finds that salty food diminishes thirst and increases hunger, due to a higher need for energy.
    The results, published in the journal of Clinical Investigation, showed something different: salt stayed in the urine, while water moved back into the kidney and body.

  • Anti-cancer properties discovered in pepper plant

    US scientists have discovered a chemical in pepper plant, called long pepper, having anti-cancer properties, whose medicinal properties date back thousands of years. According to researchers, the secret lies in a chemical called Piperlongumine (PL), which has shown activity against many cancers including prostate, breast, lung, colon, lymphoma, leukemia, primary brain tumours and gastric cancer.

  • Wearable sensor that can spot disease from sweat

    US researchers have developed a wristband-type wearable sweat sensor that could help diagnose cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases. The sensor collects sweat, measures its molecular constituents and then electronically transmits the results for analysis and diagnostics through a smartphone, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Camping tent with solar electricity in the offing

    A group of Hispanic students living in California is designing a camping tent that can use solar energy to meet the electricity needs of the homeless. “Our camping house is made with special materials, where we’re going to have solar panels, … (and) LED lights, so that the person can see inside when it’s dark,” Kenia Shi, a high school student, was quoted by Efe news agency as saying.
    These students are also

  • Cinderella’s step Mom was wrongly portrayed

    The popular fairytale of Cinderella may have wrongly maligned the reputation of stepmothers who – rather than being ‘wicked’ – often help children cope with negative effects of their parent’s divorce, scientists say.
    After a divorce, stepmothers are often the glue that holds a family together, researchers said. Cara Zaharychuk of Athabasca University in Canada, reviewed studies dealing with family conflict after divorce, and found stepmothers provide a valuable support system to youngsters.

  • Lady Gaga, Cooper filming ‘A Star Is Born’ in Coachella

    Los Angeles:  Pop star Lady Gaga, who won hearts with her headlining performance at Coachella over the weekend, is now preparing to film portions of her upcoming movie “A Star Is Born” at the festival venue.

  • A new girl in Ben Affleck’s life

    Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck is moving on from his separation from actress Jennifer Garner, and is “dating someone else”. Affleck and Garner have officially filed for divorce, almost two years after they announced their separation in 2015.
    According to sources, there’s no animosity between Affleck and Garner, reports tmz.com.”Affleck is dating someone, though not seriously,” said a source. Another source said that Affleck is “ready to move on”.

  • More ‘Star Wars’ sequels in the offing

    Film producer Kathleen Kennedy has said that there may be a possibility of continuing the story of the iconic “Star Wars” series even after the ninth episode. The 63-year-old creator has said that if the plot “warrants” it, a new sequel may surface in the future but there is nothing in works as of now, reported The Independent.
    “I certainly foresee movies past nine. Whether or not we carry on the Skywalker saga… you know,

  • Love, sex and Shama

    Actress Shama Sikander, who is seen in Vikram Bhatt’s erotic web-series Maaya’, is hogging all the limelight for her bold avatar on screen. Known for her simpleton roles in television shows like ‘Baal Veer’ and ‘Yeh Meri Life Hai’, the bombshell has shed off all her inhibitions for her new role.

  • Pooja Hegde’s ‘stylist’ party

    Pooja Hegde, who made her Bollywood debut with Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Mohenjo-Daro’, did not manage to garner any box office applause but that hasn’t hampered her spirit of giving. Former Miss Universe India pleasantly surprised her hair stylist Suhas Shinde by ordering a huge cake on his birthday.

  • The King praises his Knights

    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has lauded cricketer Gautam Gambhir and his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).KKR beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday.
    Shah Rukh, who co-owns KKR, took to Twitter on Tuesday and wrote: “How fantastic was this win. Well done Gautam Gambhir Team KKR. Somebody is watching over us. Main bhi aa raha hoon (I am also coming).”
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  • Vijay Mallya

    Vijay Mallya and his love of ‘wives’: 3 women you should know about!

    There was a time when Vijay Mallya was the ‘King of good times’, he was the living avatar of the adage ‘Work hard, party harder’. But the cruel twist of fate in his life has converted him to the ‘Monarch of loan defaulters’. And that brought him a non-bailable warrant in the Rs 720-crore IDBI bank loan default case. Mallya’s airlines owes about Rs 9,000 crore to various banks and this was the reason

  • IPL 2017: Injured AB de Villiers to miss IPL tie vs Gujarat

    Rajkot: Hours before the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Lions (GL) on Tuesday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star batsman AB de Villiers pulled out of the encounter because of an injury.

  • Brain-training games may not make you smarter: study

    Washington: Playing brain games make may not make you any smarter, say scientists who found that such games fail to improve mental abilities or help prevent age-related cognitive decline, a new study has found.