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The gender pay gap could be down to boys being more competitive
London, April. 20 (BNA) -- Boys are more competitive than girls from as early as four years old and remain so into adulthood, according to new a study, that the authors claim could explain why men earn more than women. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that researchers have found that there is a gender gap between the sexes when it comes to competition with boys much more likely to want to compete with others than girls. Girls, who are often better than their male counterparts, tend to shy away from competing even if they know they are going to win.
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'Yes men' are born, new research suggests
London, April. 20 (BNA) -- Some people are born "yes men" according to new research whichshows they have genes which makes them more likely to follow instructions. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported today that a previous study had indicated that coming to a decision often involves listening to two parts of the brain – one that relies on taking advice and the other on experience. The brain weighs up the often opposing views and then comes to a decision to take an action.
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Male finger lengths related to attractiveness
London, April. 20 (BNA) -- Men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are more attractive to women, a study suggests. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported a research that showed the longer the fourth finger compared to the second, which is known as the 2D:4D ratio, is proportional to how attractive their face is considered. The ratio between the fingers is known to be linked to attractiveness hormones, with a lower ratio – a longer ring finger than index finger – an indication of exposure to steroid hormone in the womb. This could in turn lead to more attractive and symmetrical features, it was claimed.
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Quetta car bomb blast injures two in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 19 (BNA) - A car bomb exploded on the New Al-Gilani Road in Quetta injuring two people on Tuesday, Pakistan''s Geo TV News reported. Police said that the explosives were planted in a car, which went off injuring two persons. The injured were immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital. The blast caused considerable damage to nearby vehicles, shops, houses and other properties
2011/04/19 More
'Quartet may recognize Palestinian state'
Washington, April. 19 (BNA) -- Foreign diplomats warn that if Netanyahu fails to present new peace plan soon, superpowers may officially endorse Palestinian state in 1967 border, with east Jerusalem as its capital. American and European diplomats warned that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to present a new peace initiative soon, the Quartet may be compelled to recognize a Palestinian State in the 1967 borders, with east Jerusalem as its capital, the Los Angeles Times reported today.
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Cleaning 'could be making people depressed'
Atlanta, April. 19 (BNA) -- A growing obsession with cleanliness could be making people depressed, according to scientists. The Telegraph Newspaper reported today that researchers found that cleaner homes and offices are leaving lower levels of dirt and bacteria which could lead to weaker immune systems and, in turn, brain function being impaired. Previous studies have linked clean homes to weak immune systems, while others have suggested a child's exposure to bacteria and things like animal hair could help develop a resistance to some illnesses.
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Pregnancy diet 'alters child's DNA'
Southampton, April. 19 (BNA) -- Scientists have discovered for the first time that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can alter her child's DNA and cause obesity in later life. Reported on The Independent Newspaper today, the international study, led by the University of Southampton and including teams from New Zealand and Singapore, found a mother's diet during pregnancy can alter DNA in a process called epigenetic change.
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New heart attack jab even more effective than statins
London, April. 19 (BNA) -- A simple injection given to patients up to 12 hours after a heart attack or stroke could reduce their devastating effects by more than half, a new study claims. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that the British-based scientists have produced an antibody that reduces by more than 60 per cent the physical scarring of the heart and brain after an attack.
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The young generation are 'addicted' to mobile phones
London, April. 19 (BNA) -- Young people are now so addicted to their mobile phones it feels like they have lost a limb when they are without them, a study finds. Some said they feel so bereft without their iPhone or Blackberry that it evokes similar feelings to the "phantom limb" syndrome suffered by amputees.
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Jonathan wins Nigeria's Presidential election
Abuja, April 19 (BNA) --- Goodluck Jonathan has won Nigeria's presidential election, according to final figures announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Jonathan won 22.5m votes, around 57% of votes cast, compared to 12.2m votes, around 31%, for his nearest rival Muhammadu Buhari.
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