behavioural traits

Environment not genes govern testosterone levels


May 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Comparing testosterone levels of five-month-old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, researchers have found the hormone's levels are governed by environmental factors, not genes."Testosterone is ... Read more...

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Daring animals hitchhike to colonise new lands


October 24th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Hitchhiking, believed to be the preserve of poets and wanderers, is also an activity undertaken by daring animals to explore and colonise new lands.David Chapple, Bob ... Read more...

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Biometric identification technology ‘inherently available’


September 25th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Biometric identification systems are inherently prone to fault, says a new study.A National Research Council report said that systems that are designed to automatically recognize individuals based on ... Read more...

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How dogs can teach humans about longevity


May 14th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A Canadian research has found strong correlations between dog breeds' typical personalities, their age and their diet.Through domestication, humans unwittingly kicked off an artificial selection experiment on personality. ... Read more...

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Fishes’ three-second memory a myth


January 15th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 15 (IANS) The 'fact' about fishes having a three-second memory is after all a myth, research shows. Kevin Warburton, adjunct researcher with Charles Sturt University's Institute for Land, Water and Society, ... Read more...

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Jennifer Connelly lets her kids use cuss-words


September 6th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jennifer Connelly says she has a relaxed attitude towards parenting and allows her kids to use abuses. The "Requiem For A Dream" actress is a laid back ... Read more...

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First-ever ‘wanderlust gene’ in tiny bony fish found


August 5th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A new study by University of British Columbia has claimed that a gene previously linked to physical traits is also dictating behaviour in a tiny fish widely regarded ... Read more...

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Are genes behind musicians’ pitch recognition skill?


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Practice makes perfect in music, but fresh evidence thrown up by research shows that for aspiring musicians, genes may also influence the outcome. Perfect pitch, also known as absolute ... Read more...

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Genetic region linked with rare ability to recognize, name musical notes identified


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California-San Francisco (UNSF) say that they have identified a particular region of genes on human chromosome eight that is linked to perfect pitch, ... Read more...

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How our physical features, behavioural traits have evolved over centuries


June 16th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leeds claim that they have discovered one of the mechanisms governing how physical features and behavioural traits among humans have evolved over centuries.When ... Read more...

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Genes ‘time virginity loss’


April 1st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1 (ANI): There's a genetic link to the age at which a person loses his or her virginity, says a new study.And the correlation can be explained by inherited behavioural ... Read more...

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Dark Green carborexics the latest generation of extreme green addicts


October 21st, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Being environmentally aware is one thing, and being obsessed with it, is another, say US psychiatrists, who warn that extreme environmental awareness may be creating a generation ... Read more...

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Aquarians and Cancerians make bad drivers


September 7th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 7 (ANI): Aquarian and Cancerian drivers are more likely to crash their car, according to a new data.The report, released by AAMI, suggests that although Aquarians and Cancerians are ... Read more...

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Get ready for your designer dog


September 4th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) If you want a dog with specific looks, coat, colour, size and behavioural traits, then science and breeding could design one for you. Such characteristics can spell the ... Read more...

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Socially aloof couples more likely to have autistic children


July 18th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 18 (ANI): Socially aloof couples with a small circle of friends are more likely to parent autistic children, says a new study.The study evaluated how parents of ... Read more...

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Genes behind dogs diversity revealed


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 23 (ANI): A Labrador is different in traits and behaviour from a retriever and likewise a Pug differs from a Chihuahua in many domains. But what causes this ... Read more...

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Chimps judge strangers through observation


March 27th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Chimps make judgments about strangers actions and dispositions by observing their behaviour and interactions in different situations, says a new research.According to a new study, chimpanzees show ... Read more...

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Scientists release first known photographs of gorillas mating face-to-face


February 13th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have released the first known photographs of gorillas mating face-to-face in the wild.The photographs were ... Read more...

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