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‘Fathers responsive to kids have low testosterone’


September 10th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Like mothers, fathers too can be biologically responsive to their children, especially when they experience a drop in testosterone levels sleeping next to their offsprings.Notre Dame ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women in red a real turn off for men


April 17th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Popular perception equates red with women's sexual allure, but the colour may actually act as a turn-off for most males, says a study.Sarah E. Johns, evolutionary ... Read more...

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Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans


March 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time. But they remain relatively less affected than other animals that show signs of chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexicans criticised for removing bones from archaeological site


March 15th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de Las Casas (Mexico), March 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities' decision to remove human skeletons from an archaeological site in the southern state of Chiapas resulted in the loss ... Read more...

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Lost world discovered at Lake Huron


January 12th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) North American scientists are excited following the discovery of a mysterious wooden pole at the bottom of Lake Huron. Explorers are speculating that the found pole is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

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Bigger brains evolved to cope with dim light


August 8th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Human beings living at higher latitudes developed bigger brains than their equatorial counterparts to be able to see better in low light areas.Higher latitudes, characterised by ... Read more...

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Australian authorities face $400,000 fine over Aborigine’s death


July 7th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) The Western Australia state government and a private security firm are faced with a $400,000 fine for contributing to the death of an Aboriginal elder who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mummies reveal history of ‘modern’ plague


May 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Mummies are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.An ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Barack Obama ‘racially abused as boy in Indonesia’


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): US President Barack Obama was subjected to racial abuse as a child in Indonesia, according to a new book about his mother's troubled life.The forthcoming book, 'A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women’s heads getting bigger?


April 18th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) An analysis of Spanish skulls spanning about 300 years shows that the difference between the sexes' cranial features shrank over time, a media report said. While ... Read more...

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Longer breast feeding helps babies develop bigger brains


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Breast feeding for longer stretches could be a safe way to help babies develop bigger brains.A three-year study of 128 mammal species, including humans, found that ... Read more...

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Island tool finds offer insights into lives of first Americans


March 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Caches of tools and animal remains, unearthed the islands off the coast of California, are shedding new light on how early Americans lived and ate around 12,000 years ... Read more...

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Blood group anomaly ’caused Tudor king’s reproductive issues, mental impairment’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has claimed that blood group anomaly could have been the reason for Tudor king's reproductive problems as well as his mental and physical impairment.Catrina Banks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How brain chemicals determine whether your love will last


February 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): An eminent U.S. anthropologist claims to have found why some relationships are a smooth sail while others are a little trickier.Dr Helen Fisher, who has studied romantic love ... Read more...

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Ancient teeth found in Israeli cave raise questions about humans’ origin


February 10th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A Binghamton University anthropologist has said that eight small teeth found in a cave near Rosh Haain, central Israel, are raising big questions about the earliest existence of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bt cotton in India ‘good for the field, bad for the farm’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study by a Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist has suggested that crop yields from Bt cotton may have been overemphasized, as modest rises in crop ... Read more...

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Big babies ‘may have helped define the shape of modern human societies’


January 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Large babies shaped the development of modern human societies, according to a new study.The research revealed that human babies weigh proportionately more at birth than the newborns of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Big babies shape up the early human societies


January 11th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comparatively the human species gives birth to the biggest babies among all the primates. That remains a fact but an anthropologist in Boston believes that he has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Shrinking brains are making humans dumber


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Whether we admit it or not, the human race seems to be heading for a dumber version of itself -- thanks to the shrinking size of our brains. ... Read more...

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Human brain ’shrinking’ since 20,000 yrs ‘making us stupider day by day’


January 1st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has said that the human brain has been shrinking since the last 20,000 years, suggesting that we may be getting dumber day by day."Over the ... Read more...

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49,000-yr-old Spanish murder site indicates ‘Neanderthals were cannibals’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an ancient mass murder site in Spain that indicates that Neanderthals could have feasted on the bodies of their family members too.The 49,000 years old ... Read more...

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10th-century Peru site used for sacrificing children uncovered


December 7th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): An anthropologist has discovered a site where inhabitants of 10th-century Peru brought sinister novelty to their rites by slaughtering children.In the Lambayeque valley on the north coast of ... Read more...

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Radar images from space shuttle reveal Egypt’s lost great lake


November 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Geologists have found that a huge lake waxed and waned deep in the sandy heart of the Egyptian Sahara.Tushka region of Egypt is covered by a huge sand ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Milestones in the life and presidency of Obama


November 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Milestones in the life and presidency of US President Barack Obama who will be in India Nov 6-9:Aug 4, 1961: Barack Obama is born to Barack Obama ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Neanderthals, modern humans ‘are more brothers than distant cousins’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed 'modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Disastrous volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals and indirectly affected farther-flung populations, revealed a study.Modern humans, though, squeaked by, thanks to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neanderthals developed technology on their own


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed `modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Science of detecting lies not reliable


September 21st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) Think you can tell when people are lying? After decades of accepted methods for detecting lies, a researcher may have a case for challenging those tactics. Edward Reynolds from ... Read more...

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Modern Muslims make major life decisions using dreams


September 16th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the traditional practice of using night dreams to make major life decisions is in widespread use among modern Muslims.Durham University anthropologist Dr ... Read more...

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The art of making antibiotics is nearly 2000 years old


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered green fluorescence in Nubian skeletons indicating a tetracycline-labelled bone, a finding that shows that antibiotics were already in use nearly 2,000 years ago.A chemical analysis ... Read more...

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Humans feasted to celebrate burials of their dead 12,000 years ago


August 31st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Remains of an ancient Israeli burial site has offered new evidence that nearly 12,000 years ago, feasts were used to celebrate burial of the dead, bringing about the ... Read more...

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Men’s perfect lovers come with a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7


August 26th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Math has solved many a complex equations over the years, and now it can also find you the perfect answer to who might be the best lover for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Grandmother hypothesis’ that helps us live longer may be a myth


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Shattering the so-called 'grandmother hypothesis', researchers have claimed that grandma may not be as important as we thought - at least when it comes to evolution.In a new ... Read more...

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