Chewing gum can remove millions of oral bacteria

London - Just 10 minutes of chewing gum can remove 100 million bacteria from your mouth, according to a new study which suggests chewing gum may be as good as flossing.

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found that chewing gum can trap and remove bacteria from the oral cavity.

In the study, five biomedical engineering students were recruited to chew two different standard types of spearmint gum for various lengths of time ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

Afterward, the gum was spit into a cup filled with sterile water to be analysed, 'Medical Daily' reported.

Murray feels physically stronger than last year post advancing to Oz Open quarters

Andy MurrayLondon, Jan 26 - Britain number one Andy Murray admitted that he felt much stronger physically than last year in the fourth-round tie against Bulgarian opponent Grigor Dimitrov.

Sixth seeded Murray, who trounced Dimitrov 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-5 in a pulsating thriller, cruised into the quarterfinal round of Australian Open .

Murray, who is eyeing his third major, said that he felt physically better than the last year for a match that went three and a half hours, the BBC reported.

Benedict Cumberbatch's parents wanted him to become 'barrister not actor'

Benedict CumberbatchLondon, Jan 23 : Benedict Cumberbatch has recently revealed that his parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton , wanted him to become a barrister rather than an actor.

The 'Sherlock' star was urged not to follow in the path of his mum and dad, both of which were actors, the Mirror reported.

The English actor explained that this was because acting is a very odd, peripatetic, crazed, out of your control work and social schedule.

Lewis Hamilton unveils his brand new high hair and specs appeal

Lewis HamiltonLondon, Jan 23 : Lewis Hamilton has rocked a recent F1 gala dinner in Switzerland sporting thick-rimmed specs and wearing his hair high and in a quiff.

The 30-year-old Formula 1 racing ace, who appeared to be channeling Gok Wan in a pair of thick-rimmed specs, teamed his new-do with a waxy black blazer, a pair of grey trousers and a skinny tie, the Mirror reported.

A source said that the Canadian artist Drake and Lewis have become really close, which is why Hamilton ended up modelling his clothing line for him.

The insider added that Drake's a huge fan of Hamilton's racing and Hamilton looks up to Drake musically. (ANI)

Microsoft announces Windows 10 with Cortana, HoloLens headset

Microsoft Windows 10 with CortanaLondon, Jan 22 : Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will bring Cortana to PCs.

According to the BBC, along with the voice-controlled assistant Cortana, Windows 10 will also get a newly unveiled "holographic" headset that Microsoft said would one day project the operating system over views of the real world.

Moreover, the OS upgrade would be available free of cost for devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone.

The report added that the offer, which is limited to the Windows 10's first year of release, may aid its adoption. (ANI)

Thinking robots may replace traffic wardens, estate agents in next 50 years

Thinking robots replace traffic wardensLondon, Jan 21 : A new study has recently revealed that sophisticated thinking robots may soon take up jobs as traffic wardens, estate agents and careers within the next 50 years.

Nearly 48 per cent of Brits fear for their job due to technological innovation, a study found, and the most likely employment for androids were as traffic wardens, estate agents and car salesmen, the Daily Star reported.

Dakota Johnson plans to take year off post 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Dakota JohnsonLondon, Jan 21 : Dakota Johnson, who plays Anastasia Steele in ' Fifty Shades of Grey ,' has revealed that she is going to take the rest of the year off after she'll do a bit of press for the S and M-mad movie.

The 25-year-old actress, who is the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, said that she wants to hang out with her friends and her family, the Mirror reported.

According to the film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, there are tough scenes in this movie, scenes where Johnson had to be naked and not just in the flesh, but she was utterly fearless and brave. (ANI)

Here's how 'social jet-lag' can affect your weight gain and disease risks

social jet lagLondon, Jan 21 : A new research has revealed that people with "social jet-lag" or sleeping patterns which differ significantly between work days and rest days likelier to suffer from obesity and diabetes compared to individuals who are up with the lark even at weekends.

The researchers analysed the sleeping patterns and weight of more than 800 people who have been followed for many years as part of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study in New Zealand, the Independent reported.

Cristiano Ronaldo wishes Irina Shayk 'greatest happiness' post split and amid new love rumors

Irina ShaykLondon, Jan. 21 : Cristiano Ronaldo has wished his former girlfriend, Irina Shayk, the "greatest happiness" in life following their split after five years together, as the footballer is now linked with linked to Lucia Villalon .

The 29-year-old Real Madrid star has insisted that the decision to break up was mutual and insists there are no hard feelings between him and the Sports Illustrated model, the Mirror reported.

It was reported that the couple broke up over the Christmas period in 2014, with the striker already being linked to Spanish TV presenter. (ANI)

Pregnant Kate Middleton reveals baby's 'moving all the time'

Kate MiddletonLondon, Jan 20 : Pregnant Kate Middleton has revealed while meeting with students in Kensington that she could feel the future prince or princess kicking.

The 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge told the 17-year-old student Martina McDonagh that her baby's moving all the time and that she could feel it kicking then, the Daily Express reported.

McDonagh, a wheelchair-bound pupil at Jack Tizard School in White City, later said that she told the six months pregnant future Queen that she hoped it was a girl but she said she doesn't know yet, but she said it was moving around a lot. (ANI)

Buttler calls on England to put up 'complete performances' to win matches

Jos ButtlerLondon, Jan 19 : England batsman Jos Buttler has called on the team to put up complete performances that end in victory for them, as the World Cup nears.

England would reportedly be looking to end a run of three ODI consecutive defeats on Tuesday when they face India in their latest warm-up for the finals.

Former England skipper Andrew Flintoff chatted, boxed and bowled with his old team-mates at Sunday's training session much to the delight of the newer international cricketers among them, the Mirror reported.

However, England must find a good old-fashioned team performance against India on Tuesday to get the win they desperately need.

Joanne Froggatt heading to LA amid fears 'Downton Abbey' role may end soon

Joanne FroggattLondon, Jan 19 : ' Downton Abbey' star Joanne Froggatt is planning to move to LA as she fears that her role in the hit period drama could end soon.

The 34-year-old actress, who plays Crawley family maid Anna Bates, asserted that writer Julian Fellowes had made no promises about her character's future, the Mirror reported.

Talking about the show, Froggatt said that maybe 10 years is optimistic, they may be too old to play the characters as time goes by.

The Brit actress said that she has no idea as she have not seen the scripts yet.

Arsenal damage Man City PL title hopes with 2-0 win over defending champions

Arsene WengerLondon, Jan 19 - Manchester City's 12-match unbeaten run was ended by Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger's men beat the defending champions 2-0 to damage Manuel Pellegrini's side's Premier League title hopes.

Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla helped Arsenal take the lead in the 24th minute, as he converted a penalty after Vincent Kompany fouled Nacho Monreal. Arsenal doubled their lead after the break when Cazorla's free-kick picked out Olivier Giroud and the France striker headed in from close range.

The result opened the gap between City and current leaders Chelsea to five points in the Premier League table, the BBC reported.

Multiple shots fired from vehicle speeding past Biden's Delaware home

Joe BidenLondon, Jan 19 - Shots have been fired outside the residence of United States Vice-President Joe Biden in the state of Delaware but he was away at the time, a Secret Service official said.

Robert Hoback said that the shots were heard on Saturday from a public road in Greenville, which is several hundred metres away from the house and officers were investigating if the shots had hit anything, reported the BBC.

The Secret Service said that the vehicle from which the shots were fired drove past the vice president's house at high speed.

The shots were heard by a Secret Service personnel posted at the residence.

Britney Spears 'devastated' after ex-beau killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Britney SpearsLondon, Jan 18 - Britney Spears is devastated after hearing the news that her former boyfriend John Sundahl has been killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Sundahl, who was a Pilot, was shot down while flying a helicopter from Kabul, dated Britney in 2007 and has been credited with helping Spears beat her drinking problems, the Mirror reported.

Sundahl's brother Karl said that it is heartbreaking as he was trying to help people, he would often say that the country was in chaos.

Karl said that the 44-year-old pilot was still good friends with the singer, he talked to her regularly and they dated for a while but always kept in touch afterwards.

Mourinho lauds Chelsea's 'perfect game' post 5-0 rout over Swansea in PL clash

Jose MourinhoLondon, Jan 18 - Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho lauded his side's perfect game as they thrashed Swansea City 5-0 to maintain their lead on the top of the Premier League table, but also warned his players that they must win titles if they want to be remembered.

Chelsea moved five points clear of Manchester City, thanks to first-half doubles by Oscar and Diego Costa and a late strike by Andre Schurrle , in the Premier League table.

Mourinho said that it was a perfect game as everything went in their direction, but added that there is no history without titles so he claimed that if they play fantastic and don't win cups no-one would remember this team, the BBC reported.

Gwyneth Paltrow loves pal Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy 'so freaking much'

Gwyneth PaltrowLondon, Jan 17 : Gwyneth Paltrow has gushed about her friendship with Beyonce and her husband Jay Z and has revealed that she she loves their daughter Blue Ivy very much.

The 42-year-old actress said that the greatest perk of being the couple's friend is that she has a relationship with people who have similar lives and they're very kind and loving people, the Mirror reported.

The 'Iron Man' star, who is often spotted at glitzy showbiz bashes with the 'Drunk in Love' singer, added that she is not as famous or successful as they are, but she does has a life in the public eye and has people to sort of walk through life with in that capacity.

Ex coach Smith believes Murray among 'favourites' for Oz open

Leon Smith and Andy MurrayLondon, Jan 17 - Head of British tennis Leon Smith believes that Britain number one Andy Murray is one of the favourites to win the Australian Open as he is in good condition .

The former coach of Murray said that he was in great shape and was hitting the ball extremely well, adding that he had got as good a chance as anyone to win the tournament, the BBC reported.

According to Smith, Murray is in good shape and has played a lot of matches in the last three or four months of 2014. He further said that there's no doubt that helped condition his body, get match fit and, importantly, build confidence and get his ranking back to number six, the report added.

Google pulls plug on present form of much touted Glass

Google GlassesLondon, Jan 16 - Google has said that the company will suspend the sales of its Glass eyewear Google Glass and insisted that they were committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product but will suspend production in its present form.

The programme was launched in the United States in 2013 and was then launched in the UK last summer, reported BBC.

It is expected that Google will launch a complete consumer launch of the product.

Google said that it would stop taking order for Google Glass but would continue to support companies that are using Glass. (ANI)

Cristiano Ronaldo confirms split with model gal-pal Irina Shayk

Cristiano RonaldoLondon, Jan 16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed his split with Russian model gal-pal Irina Shayk .

The duo sparked the rumors of split recently when Shayk unfollowed the Real Madrid footballer on Twitter, the Daily Express reported.

The 29-year-old model also sparked split rumors when she did not mark her attendance in Zurich, Switzerland, when Ronaldo, won his third prestigious FIFA Ballon d'O award.

The duo's split appeared to be confirmed after leading Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, claimed he had told his family that his relationship with Shayk was over.

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