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Why some people sweat more
Nov 22

Why some people sweat more

You are in an air-conditioned room and everyone is looking fresh but your armpits are soggy and you don’t like the way your body smells, so you avoid proximity. Sounds familiar? Sweating a lot can be a big bummer if you want to look neat, clean and dry. And if your sweat stinks more than most, the matter gets...

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light pulses can control neuron activity
Nov 22

light pulses can control neuron activity

Specially tailored, ultrafast pulses of light can trigger neurons to fire and may be used to help patients with mood problems. Researchers used light to excite a light-sensitive channel in the membrane of optogenetic mouse neurons. When the channels were excited, they allowed ions through, which caused the neurons to...

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New possibility to cure leukaemia
Nov 22

New possibility to cure leukaemia

Scientists have found a new possibility to cure leukemia, a deadly disease that strikes patients as young as seven. Scientists found that a molecule, called CD22, can serve as a potent target for the killer cells of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It works by genetically modifying a patient’s own immune cells to...

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Tesla’s next-gen Roadster
Nov 21

Tesla’s next-gen Roadster

Tesla has delivered a major surprise at the launch of its new Semi Truck, by unveiling an all-new version of its electric Roadster. And the company is claiming it is the fastest accelerating car in the world.  Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has said that the new Roadster has been built to “give a hardcore smack...

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Volkswagen to invest $40bn in electric mobility until 2022
Nov 18

Volkswagen to invest $40bn in electric mobility until 2022

Berlin : Europe’s largest carmaker Volkswagen has announced yesterday that it will invest more than 34 billion euros (40 billion U.S. dollars) in electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and digitalization until 2022.  The decision was made following the conclusion of consultations on the...

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US says high blood pressure starts at 130 and not 140
Nov 15

US says high blood pressure starts at 130 and not 140

High blood pressure was redefined by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80...

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Saudi Arabia allows Yoga,  calls it ‘Sports Activity’
Nov 15

Saudi Arabia allows Yoga, calls it ‘Sports Activity’

Riyadh : The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry has listed Yoga under “sports activities”, which allows any Saudi citizen to practice or propagate it by getting a licence from the government. “My illness made me interested in Yoga”. 37-year old Nouf Marwaai has been on the forefront of the...

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2018 KIA Stinger launched in Bahrain
Nov 14

2018 KIA Stinger launched in Bahrain

Manama : Bin Hindi Motors, the sole distributor of KIA Motors in Bahrain has unveiled the ultra-stylish whole new breed of KIA model – The Stinger - at a special event held at KIA showroom, Arad.   The NEW-BRAND KIA Stinger was unveiled by Korean Ambassador Hyunmo Koo, Abdulla Ahmed Bin...

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Electric cars are NOT as green as you think!
Nov 11

Electric cars are NOT as green as you think!

You do not have to be a cynic to know that utopias are just whopping big pies in the sky. The one currently being hawked by our masters is the brave new world of the electric car, a place in which there are no noxious emissions from petrol and diesel engines, and where the air in city centres is as clean and as sweet...

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Museum with classic cars travels visitors through time
Nov 11

Museum with classic cars travels visitors through time

Athens : Strolling in the Motor Museum in Athens is like travelling in time. Its collection of 110 car models covers a history that begins at the late 1800s until the end of the 20th century.  The oldest exhibit is a 1895 Hunnia horse drawn carriage with water pump which was used as a firetruck, while among...

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Trust your smart kids when it comes to public behaviour
Nov 08

Trust your smart kids when it comes to public behaviour

When it comes to social behaviour, young people don’t go by set norms but they weigh up the circumstances very carefully before reacting, new research has revealed. Contrary to what parents think today, adolescents who are often blamed for their selfish behaviour are rather well-behaved through interaction with...

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H-D 2018 Models Hit the Road in Bahrain
Nov 07

H-D 2018 Models Hit the Road in Bahrain

Harley Davidson Bahrain has marked the 115th anniversary of its parent company by unveiling Harley bikes 2018 models, featuring unprecedented revolutionary changes to the designs and the performances compared to the predecessors.  The new collection includes eight Softail models, all of which combine the...

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Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks Bugatti’s speed record
Nov 07

Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks Bugatti’s speed record

The Koenigsegg Agera RS has been crowned as the fastest car ever after clocking 277mph. The Swedish supercar topped the Bugatti Veyron’s 267mph world record - and even beat the Hennessey Venom GT’s unofficial 271mph. The £1.5million Agera RS maxed out at 272mph and 284mph on its two runs with the...

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Eating  fish during  pregnancy  may protect  baby from asthma
Nov 01

Eating fish during pregnancy may protect baby from asthma

Washington : Women who consume fish during pregnancy are just as likely to protect their offspring from developing asthma as those who consume fish oil supplements, a study claims. Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US reviewed two studies that conclude children whose mothers consume high-dose...

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The day will come when you can buy car for free
Oct 31

The day will come when you can buy car for free

Manama : Cars could be bought without paying any cash in future, as companies will start selling vehicles in exchange for buyers ‘data’, Nicolas Olivier, an autonomous car expert, told DT News. “The companies have already started working on the concept called ‘The Zero Dollar...

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Impressions and Expressions
Oct 29

Impressions and Expressions

Manama : ‘Sculpture is the art of intelligence.’ These words by Pablo Picasso highlight the beauty of our minds, which radiates a variety of ideas, and colours, which are given shape by our hands. What makes a work, a matter of praise solely lies in what is being conveyed.  Architect and sculptor...

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Geely Emgrand X7 Sport
Oct 29

Geely Emgrand X7 Sport

The Emgrand X7 Sport is Geely new generation of SUV, a testament of Geely commitment and unrelenting spirit to create a world class SUV that is beautiful and best in quality. Designed in Gothenburg, tuned in the United Kingdom by MIRA for uncompromising ride & handling and protected by the latest passive safety...

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‘Robotics need more support’
Oct 29

‘Robotics need more support’

Manama : More initiatives are needed to help inventors develop their ideas, an award-winning Bahraini inventor has said. “We could help the economy grow, but needs more support from the government,” said Tasneem Yousif.  She said that inventors who work on hardware and robotics are having a...

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Five new malaria vaccine targets identified
Oct 25

Five new malaria vaccine targets identified

US scientists have identified five malaria vaccine targets that have the potential to reduce the parasite’s ability to invade blood cells. Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. In 2015, malaria was responsible for the death of nearly half a million...

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Vitamin D in kids cuts diabetes risk
Oct 25

Vitamin D in kids cuts diabetes risk

Children who receive higher levels of Vitamin D during infancy and childhood may be significantly at a lower risk of developing islet autoimmunity as well as Type 1 diabetes, according to a study. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that is increasing by 3-5 per cent annually worldwide and occurs when the...

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From Toyota: vehicles driven by emotions
Oct 24

From Toyota: vehicles driven by emotions

Toyota will reveal its vision for future mobility at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show with two tiny electric runabouts that predict drivers’ emotions and guide them away from danger. The Concept i-Ride and Concept i-Walk flesh out the Concept-i series of vehicles that Toyota began introducing at the Consumer...

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Samsung adopts Google ARCore
Oct 20

Samsung adopts Google ARCore

Samsung and Google announced a partnership to bring Google’s new ARCore framework to Samsung’s line of Galaxy smartphones, uniting the two giants’ augmented reality efforts as the market is starting to really crowd.  The news is a big boon for Google’s ARCore, which Google announced...

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Porsche confirm four models
Oct 17

Porsche confirm four models

Porsche Middle East has confirmed four models heading to the International Show. Taking centre stage will be the brand’s best selling model in the region; the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Playing host to a new 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine driving each corner, 550 horsepower allows the luxury SUV to hit a top speed of...

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Talking cars will reduce road accidents: Bahrain expert
Oct 16

Talking cars will reduce road accidents: Bahrain expert

Manama : Cars will soon be able to communicate with each other and it will significantly reduce road accidents, according to an autonomous car technology expert. “Technologies, which allow vehicles to communicate with each other, are being developed in various parts of the world. The technology will be...

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Scientists pinpoint genes linked to human skin colours
Oct 14

Scientists pinpoint genes linked to human skin colours

Washington : Scientists who have long been studying diverse African groups said Thursday they have identified a handful of gene variants responsible for the vast range of skin colour on the African continent.  The findings, published in the U.S. journal Science, may shed light on the evolution of skin...

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Facebook announces cord-free Oculus Go
Oct 13

Facebook announces cord-free Oculus Go

Facebook’s virtual reality arm Oculus, announced its new Oculus Go at its Oculus Connect 4 conference on Wednesday. The headset, which will ship next year for $199 is aimed squarely at taking virtual reality more mainstream. “It’s hands-down the easiest way to get into VR,” Facebook vice...

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Tamkeen backs Theatres Festival
Oct 12

Tamkeen backs Theatres Festival

Manama : Tamkeen has announced its backing to this year’s edition of Khalid Bin Hamad Theatres Festival For National Clubs, Youth Centres and People With Disability as its strategic partner.  Announcing the decision, Dr Ibrahim Janahi, CEO of Tamkeen, expressed his appreciation to His Highness...

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Astronauts take a spacewalk to lubricate robotic arm
Oct 12

Astronauts take a spacewalk to lubricate robotic arm

Washington : Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a spacewalk lasting about 6.5 hours to lubricate components of the new latching end effector they installed in the previous spacewalk on the Canadarm2 robotic arm. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik and Flight Engineer...

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Novel therapy drives cancer cells to commit suicide
Oct 11

Novel therapy drives cancer cells to commit suicide

New York : Scientists have discovered a compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells, paving the way for a more effective cancer treatment with fewer adverse effects. “We’re hopeful that the targeted compounds we’re developing will prove more...

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Deep sleep critical for visual learning
Oct 11

Deep sleep critical for visual learning

Chicago : A study of the University of Michigan (UM) has found that visual learning can be cemented in the brain during the deepest part of sleep, called slow-wave sleep.  When we see something, our retinas transmit that image to the thalamus in the brain, where neurons send very basic visual...

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Twitter is getting a bookmarking feature
Oct 11

Twitter is getting a bookmarking feature

San Francisco : Twitter is working on a way to bookmark tweets, and revisit them at a later time. Twitter product manager Jesar Shah tweeted Monday afternoon that company employees started to work on such a project during a recent hack week. Shah said that the company is looking for feedback from its users to...

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SpaceX launches 10 satellites
Oct 10

SpaceX launches 10 satellites

Los Angeles : US private spaceflight company SpaceX yesterday launched a rocket from California, carrying 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications, an American company providing satellite communications.  The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:37...

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Odyssey probe captures first image of Phobos
Oct 09

Odyssey probe captures first image of Phobos

Washington : NASA’s odyssey orbiter - the longest-lived mission to Mars - has taken the first look at Phobos, and produced a colour-coded image revealing surface temperatures of the Martian moon considered to be a potential future human-mission outpost. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS)...

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Cyber drill to handle online attacks
Oct 08

Cyber drill to handle online attacks

Manama : Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) organized a regular meeting and workshop for the Cyber Hawks team in cooperation with Kaspersky Lab. iGA Chief Executive Mohamed Ali AlQaed along with iGA Acting CE of Operations & Governance Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed AlKhalifa attended the...

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Sean Kingston concert a big hit in Bahrain
Oct 08

Sean Kingston concert a big hit in Bahrain

Manama : Miami Events and Dallah Promotions, an event management agency which often brings artists from all over the world, hosted Sean Kingston, a Jamaican-American singer-songwriter-rapper and record producer live in concert at the Coral Bay Resort on Thursday.  The event, hosted by Awesomekhalid, was...

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Mars study offers clues to origin of life on Earth
Oct 08

Mars study offers clues to origin of life on Earth

Washington : Nasa scientists have discovered evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars which may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. Researchers examined observations by Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of massive deposits in a basin on southern Mars. They interpret...

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Balloons for Puerto Rico
Oct 08

Balloons for Puerto Rico

San Francisco : A week after a tweet from engineers of Google`s parent company Alphabet Inc indicating their plan to bring emergency connectivity to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico via internet-by-balloon “Project Loon”, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given the company the...

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Nissan suspected of forging inspection documents
Oct 04

Nissan suspected of forging inspection documents

Tokyo : Nissan factories routinely forged inspection documents for new vehicles, reports said Wednesday, as a scandal mounted around Japan's second-biggest carmaker that has already been hit with a costly recall. Nissan said Monday it would recall 1.21 million cars in its home market after it emerged that...

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Chanel goes aquatic as Vuitton channels ancien regime rock chic
Oct 04

Chanel goes aquatic as Vuitton channels ancien regime rock chic

Paris : Karl Lagerfeld built a huge waterfall and flooded the vast Grand Palais for his spectacular Chanel show Tuesday, the final day of Paris Fashion Week. The veteran designer sent out an army of "water nymphs" and modish mermaids in glittering white and blue-green outfits along a catwalk that snaked over a...

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40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight
Oct 04

40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight

Washington : About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States -- more than 630,000 in all -- are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed focus on prevention. In a nation where 71 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, the findings by the US Centers for...

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Switching to e-cigs would delay millions of deaths
Oct 04

Switching to e-cigs would delay millions of deaths

Paris : A large-scale switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes would cut smoking-related deaths by a quarter in the United States by 2100, even assuming the gadgets are themselves not risk-free, researchers said Tuesday. Scientists are still unsure about the potential harms of "vaping" as an alternative...

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Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66
Oct 03

Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

New York : Tom Petty, the Southern-accented rocker whose classic melodies and dark storytelling created 40 years of hit songs, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. Petty, who sold 80 million records, passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in...

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Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair
Oct 02

Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

Chiba : A ping-pong-playing robot served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair Monday, while a barely-moving machine in the shape of a sloth aimed to provide a relaxing change of pace. The alien-looking table-tennis star, named FORPHEUS, had a tough opponent, in the shape of Japan's first-ever Olympic singles...

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Nissan says recalling 1.2 mn cars in Japan
Oct 02

Nissan says recalling 1.2 mn cars in Japan

Yokohama : Nissan said Monday it was recalling some 1.2 million cars in Japan that had failed to meet domestic rules on final vehicle inspections. The announcement came after Nissan's shares slumped in Tokyo Monday on reports that tests were performed by staff who were not certified to check the...

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Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizations
Oct 02

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizations

Washington : Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday -- including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital. The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off...

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Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt
Sep 30

Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

Cayenne : An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday. The rocket launched successfully from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana on Friday, carrying the Intelsat 37e and the BSAT-4a satellites into...

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Tata to make electric cars for India
Sep 30

Tata to make electric cars for India

New Delhi : India’s Tata Motors has won a bid to manufacture thousands of electric cars for the government as part of a push to promote battery-powered vehicles as the nation grapples with soaring pollution levels. State-owned energy efficiency services limited (ESSL) will procure 10,000 cars from Tata...

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'Angry Birds' maker spreads wings in market debut
Sep 29

'Angry Birds' maker spreads wings in market debut

Helsinki : Finland's Rovio, creator of the popular smartphone game "Angry Birds" saw its shares take off in its stock market debut Friday, adding tens of millions of euros to its market value within minutes of trading. A day after Rovio set its share price at the very top of its target range at 11.90 euros, the...

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Plague kills 19 in Madagascar
Sep 29

Plague kills 19 in Madagascar

Antananarivo : An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 19 people and may have infected 85 others in just two months, the Indian Ocean island nation's health minister said Thursday. Plague, a highly infectious disease carried by small mammals like rats, killed millions of...

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Nearly half of abortions 'unsafe': study
Sep 28

Nearly half of abortions 'unsafe': study

Paris : Close to half of the approximately 56 million abortions performed every year worldwide are unsafe, researchers said Wednesday in a study. All but a relative handful of those 25.5 million risky abortions -- which can endanger the lives of mother, child or both --...

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