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Sleep deprivation hampers child's brain development

Sleep deprivation hampers child's brain development

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : A recent study has found that sleep deprivation affects children's brains and his/her early brain development.

The article has been published in open access journal Frontiers.

"The process of sleep may be involved in brain 'wiring' in childhood and thus affect brain maturation," explains Salome Kurth, first author of the study and a researcher at the University Hospital of Zurich.

"This research shows an increase in sleep need in posterior brain regions in children," he added.

This contrasts with what researchers know about the effects of sleep deprivation in adults, where the effect is typically concentrated in the frontal regions of the brain.

Can humans regenerate body parts like acorn worms?

Can humans regenerate body parts like acorn worms?

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Is it possible for humans to regrow an amputated arm or leg, or completely restore nervous system function after a spinal cord injury?

It might be possible one day, as a new study of one of our closest invertebrate relatives, the acorn worm, reveals that acorn worms can regrow every major body part, raising hopes for regeneration in humans.

Acorn worms burrow in the sand around coral reefs, but their ancestral relationship to chordates means they have a genetic makeup and body plan surprisingly similar to ours.

Kanye West under 'constant watch' for his safety

Kanye West under 'constant watch' for his safety

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Kanye West, who was admitted to 'UCLA Medical Center' for exhaustion and sleep deprivation a week ago, is still being heavily supervised.

A source told People magazine that the 39-year-old rapper generally has "big ups and big downs, but this bout seems to be much more serious. In the hospital he has been very paranoid and is under constant watch for his safety."

"He's still there because clearly he's not doing well," the insider added.

Earlier last week, West was hospitalized shortly after he canceled the remaining dates of his 'Saint Pablo' tour.

Wife Kim Kardashian West had been "very concerned" as she spent Thanksgiving morning by West's side in the hospital.

Here's why Amber Heard hasn't donated her divorce money to charity yet

Here's why Amber Heard hasn't donated her divorce money to charity yet

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Amber Heard, who recently split from Johnny Depp, reportedly has not given any money to charity as the divorce has not been finalized yet.

The 30-year-old actress' attorney Pierce O'Donnell tells E! Online that she is unable to donate the funds at the moment as the divorce documents have not been signed.

When the couple reached their agreement in August, Heard had promised to donate the 7 million dollars she earns from the divorce entirely to charity. She said she planned to split the money between the 'American Civil Liberties Union', with a particular focus to stop violence against women, as well as the 'Children's Hospital of Los Angeles'.

Children with disabilities are bullied even as they mature

Children with disabilities are bullied even as they mature

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Children with disabilities are victimized by bullying at a much higher rate than their peers without disabilities, reveals a researcher and bullying expert from University of Missouri.

The article has been published in Exceptional Children journal.

The study also revealed that this discrepancy in victimization and bullying perpetration rates remains consistent as children age.

Chad Rose, an assistant professor of special education in the MU College of Education, says this indicates that children with disabilities are not developing adequate social skills to combat bullying as they mature.

"This study points out the necessity for special education programs to teach appropriate response skills to children with disabilities," Rose said.

Ryan Reynolds dreads certain tape from one of his 'pretty awful' auditions

Ryan Reynolds dreads certain tape from one of his 'pretty awful' auditions

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Looks like Ryan Reynolds has secrets and several other past memories that he prefers not to show the world or "that'll be the death" of him.

The 40-year-old star recently sat down with Taraji P. Henson for Variety's ' Actors on Actors' series, where he revealed there is a certain audition tape from his past he hopes never sees the light of day, People magazine reports.

After noting that he "was never a great auditioner," the 'Deadpool' star recalled one audition where he had to sing.

"I'm a nervous singer. I'm one of those people that . you know when you're in the shower, and you're like, 'This is pretty good?' But once I get out into the real world, it's just like my voice turns into a hammer that hits everybody in the face," he said.

Find out! 'Moments' that keep Enrique Iglesias 'going'

Find out! 'Moments' that keep Enrique Iglesias 'going'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : As though letting the fans get up on stage is not enough, Enrique Iglesias steps out from his car right in the middle of the road just to give them the chance to take photos with him.

The 41-year-old singer recently took to social media to post a short video documenting one such moment.

"These are the moments that keep me going!!!Muchas gracias # PuertoRico," he captioned the video.

The clip shows the Spanish singer riding in his car as two fans pull up next to him, and the woman says, "Oh my God, I need a picture with you."

Iglesias immediately responds, "Go, get off. I'll take a picture."

The fan was a bit taken back and said, "Are you serious?" before getting out of the car and posed in the middle of the street for photos.

Humanoid robot reveals learning process in toddlers

Humanoid robot reveals learning process in toddlers

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : A new research has found that toddlers learn new words using the same method as robots.

The study suggests that early learning is based not on conscious thought but on an automatic ability to associate objects which enables babies to quickly make sense of their environment.

Dr Katie Twomey from Lancaster University, with Dr Jessica Horst from Sussex University, Dr Anthony Morse and Professor Angelo Cangelosi from Plymouth wanted to find out how young children learn new words for the first time.

The researchers programmed a humanoid robot called iCub designed to have similar proportions to a three year old child, using simple software which enabled the robot to hear words through a microphone and see with a camera.

Blac Chyna is 'taunting' Rob K to motivate his weight loss journey

Blac Chyna is 'taunting' Rob K to motivate his weight loss journey

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.28 : Its not unknown to anyone that Blac Chyna has always been a huge motivation in fiance Rob Kardashian's weight loss journey.

But according to a source, she is going all wrong about it as Chyna apparently thinks 'taunting' Rob is going to work, reports HollywoodLife.com.

Speaking to the webloid, the source told, "Between breastfeeding and doing some light exercise, dropping weight is so easy for [Blac Chyna]," adding, "But Rob has to go on an extreme diet and exercise nonstop and only then will he lose maybe a pound or two a week. Meanwhile Blac isn't making it any easier on him, teasing him about how much more weight she's lost. Blac thinks taunting him is good motivation but so far it isn't working."

Maddona's son Rocco is 'glad' he doesn't live with her anymore

Maddona's son Rocco is 'glad' he doesn't live with her anymore

Washington D.C. (USA), Nov. 28 : It seems like this mother-son relationship is going through a bitter phase as Madonna's son Rocco Ritchie publically announced that he was extremely happy after parting ways with his mother.

The 16-year-old has recently commented on an Instagram post of hermother where pop diva can be seen completing the mannequin challenge around a dinner table with friends.

'So glad I don't live there anymore,' commented Ritchie.

However, Rocco deleted the comment after facing huge backlash from Madonna's fans, who rebuked the teen for his unkind remark.

The video that also featured Rocco's siblings David and Mercy has also been removed soon after the fuss.

The statement came a week after Rocco got nabbed on suspicion of cannabis possession.

Mariah Carey re-visits 'bittersweet moments' of her wedding prep

Mariah Carey re-visits 'bittersweet moments' of her wedding prep

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.28 : From her much sparkling engagement with billionaire James Packer to the eventual split, Mariah Carey's private life has been before the camera lenses for the whole year and that's what she calls her show 'Mariah's World.'

But nothing could stop her from moving on, not even re-watching footage of the 'bittersweet' moments of her wedding preparations, which include scenes of her trying on her stunning wedding dress, reports ET Online.

In a recent interview with ET's Carly Steel she said, "All of those moments are bittersweet," adding, "but you just have to focus on whatever you're focusing on and keep it moving."

Prince William comes out in support of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle relationship

Prince William comes out in support of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle relationship

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.28 : After Kensington Palace issued a statement on Prince Harry's relationship with actress Meghan Markle, rumours started doing the rounds that his brother Prince William did not support Harry going public about his private life.

Hence, setting the record straight, in another unprecedented moment, the Kensington Palace issued a second statement on Prince William's behalf, to deny the reports.

As per The Telegraph, the statement read, "The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him," reports E! Online.

According to the outlet, the brothers do not release statements such as Harry's without consulting one another.

Bindi celebrates dad Steve Irwin's legacy 'to protect our wildlife'

Bindi Irwin

Washington D.C [USA], Nov.28 : A perfect daughter to a proud father- Bindi Irwin proves it again during the Thanksgiving weekend.

The 18-year-old daughter of crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, who died in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray, continued to honour her late father's legacy while attending the 10th annual Steve Irwin Gala dinner, reports E! Online.

Before the philanthropic event, where Steve's passion for animals was felt by many, officially began, the former 'Dancing With the Stars' champion hit the red carpet with her boyfriend Chandler Powell, mother Terri and younger brother Robert.

Bangladeshi Hindus seek Trump's intervention to save non-Muslims in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Hindus seek Trump's intervention to save non-Muslims in Bangladesh

New York [U.S.], Nov. 28 : In the wake of atrocities laid on their community, few Hindu Bangladesh nationals rallied yesterday in front of Trump Tower here demanding the intervention of President elect Donald J. Trump to save the non-Muslims in their country.

The rally was taken out by the Hindus from Bangladesh origin demanding that President elect Trump should save the non-Muslim populations there from the racial hands of militant Islam.

"We had voted for Mr. Trump and now we want to appraise him that the Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh are routinely persecuted with no end of it in sight," Organizer Sitangshu Guha said.

"We wish President Trump do something for the sake of humanity while in office," he added.

Pink dances to Thanksgiving with her baby bump

Pink dances to Thanksgiving with her baby bump

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 27 : Looks like Pink got into a great holiday spirit with the help of her baby bump on Thanksgiving.

The 37-year-old singer took to her Instagram page to share a video of herself doing a little turkey waddle while showcasing her large baby bump in a colorful holiday sweater.

Alongside, she captioned, "Late turkey dance love from The Harts #gratitude #loveyourself #loveeachother #morepie."

Earlier this month, the 'Just Give Me A Reason' crooner revealed, on the same platform, that she and her 41-year-old husband Carey Hart, are expecting their second child.

Captioned, "Suprise!" the Instagram post shows a photo of her with the couple's 5-year-old daughter Willow Sage.

Cuban-American stars mourn Fidel Castro's death

Cuban-American stars mourn Fidel Castro's death

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 27 : The death of legendary Cuban politician and revolutionary Fidel Castro took over social media platforms as Hollywood stars including Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan and many others quickly and sadly reacted to the news.

Former Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Cuba, Castro's health had been declining for several years and died at a ripe 90 years.

Singer Gloria Estefan shared what she believed this moment meant for Cuban exiles like herself.

"Although the death of a human being is rarely a cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming," she wrote on twitter.

Adam Levine steps out with wife Behati Prinsloo for date night at Lakers game

Adam Levine steps out with wife Behati Prinsloo for date night at Lakers game

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 27 : Looks like new parents Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are finally setting aside time for a post-baby romantic date night.

The two returned to 'Staples Center' in Los Angeles for a Lakers game, one of their favorite pastimes, and were spotted sitting courtside, reports E! Online.

The 37-year-old singer was seen planting a tender kiss on his wife's cheek as they cheered on the home team, who played against the 'Golden State Warriors'.

The 'Victoria's Secret' model, who gave birth to the couple's daughter Dusty Rose two months back, looked chic and sporty in a Lakers T-shirt, black leggings, black sneakers and a black leather jacket with big furred collar.

Tom Hanks reenacts 'controversial' Bill Murray photo

Tom Hanks reenacts 'controversial' Bill Murray photo on 'The Graham Norton Show'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 27 : Tom Hanks recently reenacted a photograph to clear the air about Bill Murray, who is confused with the actor for looking exactly like him in the viral photo.

Laura DiMichele-Ross, a mother, had in 2013 posted on Facebook a photo of Bill Murray making a crying face while posing with her and her sobbing son. The image went viral last month and many people wondered if the man pictured was not Murray, but Hanks, reports E! Online.

The 60-year-old star, who was in London to promote his new movie 'Sully', was asked by the host for his take on the "controversial" picture in an interview on ' The Graham Norton Show'.

'Barney Miller' star Ron Glass dies at 71

'Barney Miller' star Ron Glass dies at 71

London [USA], Nov. 27 : Veteran TV actor Ron Glass, who is best known for his role in ' Barney Miller' sitcom from 1975 and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in ' Firefly', died on November 25 aged 71.

The Indiana-born performer, who starred in countless television shows throughout his career - including 'Friends', ' Star Trek' and 'CSI', is thought to have passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home, reports the Mirror.

As for reasons of the 'Serenity' star's death, there is speculation that he was suffering from respiratory problems.

Naturally, the news has shocked members of the Buddhist community in California, of which he was a prominent figure.

New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer features Darth Vader, introduces new droid

New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer features Darth Vader, introduces new

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 27 : The force is certainly with us! 'Star Wars' fans will once again and very soon get a glimpse of Darth Vader, the legendary dark Sith Lord.

Also, the team seems to have finally found or made the perfect match for droid C-3PO by shining the spotlight on a new droid K-2SO in the new trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

The human-size droid, voiced by Alan Tudyk, is an Imperial security droid reprogrammed to serve the Rebel Alliance. He is touted for his ability to blend in at Imperial installations and outposts.

The sneak peak reveals that K-2SO has the potential to kill a group of Stormtroopers with just a single blast.

"I'll be there for you. The captain said I had to," he tells Rebel soldier, Jyn ( Felicity Jones).




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