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Antarctic ice sheet melting faster than ever, alarming: New study

Using GRACE or gravitational satellite data, researchers have found that the ice sheet covering Antarctica is melting faster than ever, especially in the past one decade. Antarctica’s massive ice sheet lost twice its mass in its western portion compared to what it accumulated in the east and the┬ásouthern continent’s ice cap is melting ever faster, said researchers. The researchers were ...

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Indian Muslims’ Growth at 24%: Will it Outnumber Hindus Ever?

With an increase of 24 percent from 2001 to 2011, Muslim population in India grew more than 6 percent compared to the national average of 18 percent. However, Muslims constitute merely 14.2 percent of the country’s total population, and it may not be possible for the religious minority to outnumber Hindus ever. The final figures will be released officially later, ...

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Why More Indian Teens Prone to Ovarian Disorders?

Modern day sedentary lifestyle, junk food and obesity are the three main causes attributed for an increasing incidence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) among Indian teenagers, with an estimated 10-30 percent adolescent girls being affected by it, health experts say. "There is a strong association of obesity and PCOS, especially when it happens around adolescence. The incidence of PCOS is ...

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Drop in U.S. Toys’ Imports at 9% sends alarming bells

Toys imports into the United States tumbled 9 percent year-over-year in September, as the country’s retailers apparently chose caution over Christmas cheer heading into the 2011 holiday season, according to figures from The Journal of Commerce/PIERS. The drop in container volume, most of it from China, was the eighth straight for toys coming into the United States and a strong ...

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