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Smartphone break can make you happy, productive

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:57

Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play "Angry Birds" or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to a new research.

Woman charged with arson for setting fire to kill spider in US

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:02

A woman who tried to kill a spider by setting some towels on fire in her apartment has been arrested in the US state of Kansas on a charge of aggravated arson.

Mahatma Gandhi`s great-grandson not seeking re-election in Kansas

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 18:35

Shanti Gandhi, a great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in the US state of Kansas, citing personal frustration with the legislative process.

Mahatma Gandhi`s great-grandson not seeking re-election to Kansas house

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:12

Shanti Gandhi, the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, isn`t going to seek a second term for a Kansas House seat he won in 2012 and instead plans to endorse his Republican primary rival Dick Jones.

Murder charges filed in shootings at Kansas Jewish sites

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 06:04

Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, also known as F. Glenn Miller, was charged with one count of capital murder for the deaths of a 69-year-old physician and his teenaged grandson outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.

Kansas shootings suspect to face hate crime charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 09:26

A 73-year-old former Ku Klux Klan member accused of killing three people in suburban Kansas city shootings on Sunday will face hate crime charges, US law enforcement officials said.

Gunman opens fire at Jewish centres in US, 3 killed

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:07

Three people were killed on Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside Jewish community centres in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.

Indian-origin student wins spelling bee after epic 95 rounds

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 14:50

A 13-year old Indian-origin boy has emerged as the winner of a spelling bee contest in the US in an epic verbal duel that lasted a total of 95 rounds.

Soon, biomedical sensors to keep astronauts fit in space

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 10:05

In an attempt to keep astronauts healthy in space, engineers from the Kansas State University are designing new tools and biomedical sensors for spacesuits.

Gender of speaker may affect how we understand words

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 13:01

Sex of a speaker may determine how quickly and accurately we understand words, a new study suggests.

Gender of speaker may affect language processing

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 20:10

Sex of a speaker may determine how quickly and accurately we understand words, a new study suggests.

Antarctica harboured strange forests 250 million years ago?

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 17:59

Weird forests with certain features of modern tropical trees may have sprouted in Antarctica about 250 million years ago, a new study has found.