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Rustic dark chocolate and cacao beans Jackfruit seeds produce chocolaty aromas and could be a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for making chocolates, say scientists in the light of the looming global cocoa bean shortage. Researchers from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil found that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially…
04.25 / 10:38
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The story of Sindhutai Sapkal is one of incredible determination in the face of adversity, rebirth and love of children who nobody else wanted. The 68-year-old has raised over 1,400 orphans, offering them not just food and shelter, but also the love of a real family. Her amazing work has earned her over 750 awards, and …
04.25 / 10:23
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THEO PANAYIDES finds a world authority on Venice to have found her sense of belonging years after making the move from housewife to academic   I try to steer clear of cheap flattery, but sometimes it comes unbidden: ‘How do you manage to look so young?’ I blurt out truthfully, and Patricia Fortini Brown beams […] The post Academic channeling creative curiosity keeps youth on her side appeared first on Cyprus Mai…
04.25 / 09:52
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Young woman holding ripped heart shaped paper, close up If you have been dumped recently, doing anything that you believe will help you feel better will probably offer a healing touch to the broken heart, say researchers. For decades, research has shown that placebos — sham treatments with no active ingredients — can measurably ease pain, Parkinson’s disease and other physical ailments. ALSO READ |…
04.25 / 09:49
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Malaria is a public health problem in several parts of the country. (Source: Thinkstock Images) The theme for World Malaria Day this year is ‘End Malaria for Good’. Malaria is caused due to the Plasmodium parasites which are carried by the female – anopheles mosquito. Out of five, two species of the parasite – P falciparum and P vivax – pose the greatest threat to human…
04.25 / 08:11
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There’s nothing worse than a toothache. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Look for fluoride in toothpaste, limit acidic drinks, and get your teeth cleaned every six months to keep teeth strong and healthy, say experts. Saurabh Gupta, Prosthodontist and Dental Surgeon at SouthEx Dental, New Delhi, and Unnati Gupta, Nobel Fellow and Senior Implantologist, list down some basic rules for dental hygiene. *…
04.25 / 07:43
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Regulate your meat intake to maintain a healthy lifestyle. (Source: Thinkstock Images) A diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver in overweight people, says a study. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a major health concern as it can lead to permanent scarring (cirrhosis) and subsequently…
04.25 / 07:10
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The Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring (AP Photo, File) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday said the US health regulator has cleared its investigational new drug (IND) application to initiate a first-in-human study for a proposed biosimilar for use in treatment of respiratory or allergic disease. “The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) cleared the company’s…
04.25 / 06:59
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This 1975 image released by William Morrow shows author Robert M. Pirsig working on a motorcycle. (Source: AP) Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. Pirsig’s publishing house, William Morrow, announced that he…
04.25 / 05:51
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The snapdragon or dragon flower is one of the most popular plants in gardens around Europe, United States, and North Africa. Named for its resemblance to a dragon’s mouth that opens and closes when lightly squeezed, this beautiful flower also has a dark side. When its petals wither away and fall off, they leave behind dried …
04.24 / 19:07
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The advent of virtual reality (VR) technology is predicted to fundamentally change the way we live over the coming decades. Cinemas will immerse audiences in VR movies, patients will undergo VR treatment and customers will enter the world of the products or services they are interested in, bringing a whole new dimension to the idea […] The post VR will make shopping simpler with ‘try before you buy’ test drives appeared first on Cyprus Mai…
04.24 / 19:02
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  Lilly Singh Prashant Nadkar; (below) book cover Last week, Canadian YouTube star ||Superwoman|| aka Lilly Singh released her debut book in India, and went on a three-city tour to help her fans release their inner “Bawse” (internet speak for boss). Part fashion feature, part self-help, Singh’s debut is as colourful and irreverent as her alter-ego is. Excerpts from an interview: What was the most di…
04.24 / 18:37
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                                                                  A work on display Renuka Reddy is a seeker. When she’s not chasing sunlight, you will find her coaxing colours out of dyes or perfecting the wax outline of a design with needle precision. The textile revivalist is currently holding her first solo, “The Art of Hand Painted Chintz”, at Gallery Art Motif in Delhi, where 17 paintings in natura…
04.24 / 18:37
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It is well-known by now that Varma, besides being one of the most recognisable names from Indian art history, is also one of the most forged. (Representational Image) To the casual eye, the two images hung side by side — both depicting the same mythological scene of Arjuna and Subhadra — look like they might have been produced by Raja Ravi Varma. The one on the left is a large oil painting, which seems t…
04.24 / 18:37
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