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How earthquakes happen?

Most earthquakes originate from compressional or tensional stresses built up at the margins of the huge moving plates that make up the earth’s surface. The immediate cause of most shallow earthquakes like in Nepal now, occuring within 70 km of the surface, is the sudden release of stress along a fault, or fracture in the earth’s crust, resulting in movement ...

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Fatty liver disease can lead to cancer, say experts

By Shweta Sharma Rampant downing of alcohol and increasing prevalence of obesity would in a few decades lead to patients with fatty liver disease requiring transplants surpassing those of hepatitis B and C, say experts. “Due to vaccination for hepatitis B and effective medications now available for both hepatitis B and C, the incidence of liver failure due to them ...

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Obesity: Blame it More on Unhealthy Eating, Not Mere Lack of Exercise, Say Doctors

It is obesity that has rocketed the world in the last three decades but the so-called miracle cure of ’30-minute exercise 5 times a week’ is not a perfect panacea, revealed a report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The report, while backing the popular perception that exercise stems health disease risk, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some ...

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Human chin came from evolution, not because of chewing, says study

Unlike the nearest species to homo sapiens such as chimpanzees or erstwhile Neanderthals, only humans or homo homo-sapiens have chins and it was long believed that this was by virtue of our constant chewing or eating ability. But a new study shows that it was not due to mechanical forces but resulted from an evolutionary adaptation involving face size and shape. ...

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Red Lead Turning Vincent van Gogh Paintings White: study

After analysing one of the greatest works by famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, Belgian scientists have identified a very rare mineral that is turning his paintings white. The team, headed by Koen Janssens from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, identified plumbonacrite in one of his paintings, clarifying the degradation process of red lead that causes this bleaching of ...

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Justin Bieber, Naomi Campbell dating for a cause?

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has sparked dating rumours with supermodel Naomi Campbell after they were spotted walking hand-in-hand backstage at her Fashion For Relief charity catwalk show. The fashion show took place at The Theatre at Lincoln Center here Saturday, reports aceshowbiz.com. The 20-year-old, who donned a black jacket over a long T-shirt, a pair of ...

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