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Five Indian firms among world’s most innovative


September 7th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" topped by four ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tiny tots are happy giving treats to others


June 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Toddlers less than two years old find great joy in giving treats to others than receiving one themselves, says a new psychological study. "People tend to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Robotic arm to reveal inner working of brain cells


May 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Gaining access to the inner workings of a brain cell (neuron) in real time offers a wealth of useful information. However, it is such a painstaking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Infants can figure out whether you’re sincere or not


December 7th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) Infants are quite capable of figuring out whether you are sincere or not -- they will be wary if they have been tricked previously, reveals a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Harsh discipline prompts lying among kids


October 25th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) Harsh discipline at school prompts young children into lying more readily about their misdemeanours than their peers from less stricter institutions, new research says.The study of ... Read more...

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Babies have a sense of fairness, altruism


October 9th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) A sense of fairness and altruism is present in babies as young as 15 months; they can tell when a food item is being distributed equally ... Read more...

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India gets its first online art fair


September 14th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Art fairs in India are entering digital space. The country's first online art fair, India Art Collective, will be held Nov 19-26, a private ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chimps can match humans in kindness


August 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Chimps can be as kind and compassionate as their human counterparts, a finding that overturns past assumptions about altruism being limited only to human beings.Previous research ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

African grey parrot: Cleverest bird on planet?


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) The African grey parrot could be the cleverest bird on he planet as it is capable of intelligent reasoning at the same level as a child, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fear of being envied makes people act more helpfully toward others


December 4th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): While success is a nice thing to have, it comes with a disadvantage - it makes you worry that the jealous people will try to bring you down.Now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, apes too play it safe when odds are uncertain


November 30th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Apes prefer to play it safe when the odds are uncertain, according to a new study.Humans are known to play it safe in a situation when they aren't ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Preschool kids use statistics to understand others


August 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Preschool kids can figure out another person's preferences by using-believe it or not-statistics.In one experiment, children aged 3 and 4 saw a puppet named "Squirrel" remove five toys ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Knowing the unexpected does not improve chances of seeing it


July 12th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A new study has established that those who know that an unexpected event is likely to occur do not have better chances of noticing other unexpected events than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Play a love song to win a date


June 19th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Having trouble getting a date for the weekend bash? Well, then here's a trick-ask a girl out when a mushy song is playing in the background.French researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hidden factors that shape our relationships - smell, proximity, temperature


June 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): It's not just words and gestures that shape human social interactions, hidden factors such as smell, proximity, and even temperature, influence how we relate to others, say researchers.Gun ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Woman’s touch can make you financially reckless


May 12th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A woman's touch is all it takes for people to throw caution to the wind, says a new study. If a female experimenter patted a participant on the back, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Woman’s touch can fuel risk-taking behaviour


May 12th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A comforting, maternal pat on the back can make a person throw caution to the wind, concludes a new study.The research has been published online in Psychological Science, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Washing hands ‘can help dispel doubts’


May 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): The next time you wash your hands, you might be removing doubts about recent choices.That's the conclusion of a new study.To experiment this new theory, scientists Spike W. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jealousy can practically ‘blind’ you, warn researchers


April 14th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Beware of jealousy -- it can practically blind you, says a study. Researchers found that women who were made to feel jealous were so distracted by unpleasant emotional ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jealousy really is “blinding”


April 14th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Jealousy can truly blind a person, concludes a new study.In the study, two University of Delaware psychology professors found that women who were made to feel jealous were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Darkness ‘can license dishonesty’


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Dim lighting and sunglasses can encourage dishonest and unethical behavior, a new study finds.The study has been published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six-month-olds can comprehend adults’ intentions


February 10th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Kids as young as six months old know when we're "playing" them, a study by York University researchers reveals.The study, by York's Centre for Infancy Studies, examined six-and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wild dingos remember human gestures from their domestication days


December 14th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): A new research by scientists has shown that although dingos are no longer domesticated, they still retain the ability to read human gestures.Dingoes were semi domesticated village dogs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Public sneezing in times of flu pandemic triggers fear of unrelated hazards


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new American study suggests that sneezing in public in times of a flu pandemic creates a huge fear of health threats, including risks that cannot possibly be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seeing is relieving, when it comes to relief from chronic pain


October 30th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): People who suffer from chronic pain can greatly improve their condition just by looking at the area where the pain is occurring, reveals an Anglo-Italian study.For the study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pain of torture makes innocent seem guilty


October 27th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) The rationale behind torture is that pain will make the guilty confess, but a new study suggests that it can make the innocent seem guilty - findings ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wolves beat dogs when it comes to logic


September 5th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): Although dogs are considered intelligent, but when it comes to making logical choices, wolves walk away with the 'smart' crown, say researchers.The new study from University in Hungary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs understand gestures as well as 2-year-old kids


July 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Dogs understand human pointing gestures as well as two-year-old children, according to two studies.Also, the studies found that due to domestication, dogs appear to be predisposed to read ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gestures help students develop new ideas to learn maths


February 25th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Students who were taught to solve problems with the help of gestures are more likely to develop new ways of understanding mathematics than those who are taught ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Letters of Frankenstein-inspiring scientist go on public display


December 9th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): Letters of a 19th century scientist that are believed to have inspired Mary Shelleys immensely popular novel Frankenstein have been made available for public view.The two memos ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Wolves are surprisingly cleverer than dogs!


October 26th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
London, October 26 (ANI): A new study conducted by researcher at the University of Florida suggests that wolves, not dogs, are the clever ones.Study leader Monique Udell and her colleagues worked ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

A walk in the park improves concentration in kids with ADHD


October 16th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois have suggested that a dose of nature may help improve concentration in kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).In a study, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dogs’ desire to play overrides most of their other instincts


May 4th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that dogs are so driven to play that these urges can overtake other important instincts that they have.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sexy salesgirls do actually boost sales!


December 23rd, 2007 - 12:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Ever wondered why a product becomes more desirable if an attractive member of the opposite sex is selling it? Well, now researchers at University of Alberta have proved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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