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Burrowing skink is reptilian world’s master builder


May 16th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled upon a community of reptilian master builders which has been constructing elaborate underground structures, creating a veritable city and a complex society. The ... Read more...

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New genetic cause of neurodegeneration identified


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 02 (ANI): Two mutations responsible for a devastating neurological condition they first identified 15 years ago have been discovered by Mayo Clinic researchers.The researchers said their study has revealed a ... Read more...

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Now, download divorce advice using new iPhone app!


April 15th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Here's an iPhone application that offers what it claims to be "legal advice and guidance" to those in a relationship split.The 9.99 pounds programme - snappily titled Divorce? ... Read more...

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Three quarters of Brit families to go on holiday with grandparents


April 6th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): A survey has found that three quarters of British families with young children plan to take their grandparents along on their holiday this year.The concept has been ... Read more...

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Oz teen jailed for shouting ‘I am a penis’ has jail sentence reduced


March 31st, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31 (ANI): A teenager in Brisbane, Australia, who was jailed for seven days for walking through a busy inner city street chanting "I am a f****** penis", has had his ... Read more...

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Older elephants are better leaders


March 16th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Older elephants are able to gauge better which lion roars are particularly dangerous. Zoologists working in Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya found that herds of ... 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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Impact of violent video games no greater than comparable movies, music


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 2 (ANI): A study on the impact violent video games have on players has revealed that they are no greater than movies or music clips, paving the way for R18 ... Read more...

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Clever crows go to parents’ ‘tool school’


October 27th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A study has revealed that young New Caledonian crows learn to use tools by going to 'tool-school', where they can observe their parents at work.These crows are ... Read more...

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Scientists discover risk gene for severe heart disease


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common variant of the cardiovascular heat shock protein gene, HSPB7, which was found to increase risk for dilated cardiomyopathy by almost 50pc.Klaus Stark ... Read more...

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Lizards too have family values


October 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): While lizards are known for laying their eggs and never looking back, desert night lizards are actually against this stereotype-they have family values, just like humans, found a ... Read more...

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7,25,000 Brits are either gays or bisexuals: Study


September 24th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): A total of 7,25,000 Brits are either gays or bisexuals, the first ever official figures have revealed.The groundbreaking nationwide survey reveals 480,000 adults describe themselves as homosexuals, just ... Read more...

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Birds ‘prepare for war just like humans’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Birds get ready for battle just like humans do, new research has revealed.Researchers involved in the study found that birds try to boost the morale of their comrades ... Read more...

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Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphaned pups


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) The squirrels you often see fighting over scraps may not seem altruistic, but they have a softer side too -- seen occasionally when they adopt orphaned kin.The ... Read more...

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Squirrels adopt orphaned relatives


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Like humans, squirrels too have a softer side-the critters adopt orphaned relatives, says a new University of Guelph research.Led by Andrew McAdam, along with researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Thousands of Australians sign up for website that encourages infidelity


April 12th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 12 (ANI): It seems that Australians are eager to have an affair, as a dating website, where married couples are encouraged to cheat, has revealed that thousands of them ... Read more...

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Family gatherings around TV a thing of the past


February 1st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new research suggests that the trend of British families watching TV together is fast becoming a thing of the past.There was a time when 15 million audiences ... Read more...

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Kids as young as seven in UK ’should be taught about sex’


January 26th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Children as young as seven in Britian should be taught about puberty and sexual intercourse in compulsory sex education lessons, says new official guidance.The new guidelines said pupils ... Read more...

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Family groups outraged by violence, swearing in movie ‘Kick Ass’


January 13th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): Family groups in Australia have slammed the movie 'Kick Ass' for the violence it portrays and use of explicit language.The film, starring actor Nicholas Cage, was last month ... Read more...

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Female birds act just like males in cooperative breeding species


December 10th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Female birds act just like males in cooperative breeding species, a new study has found.The study has shown that female birds in species that breed in groupscan find ... Read more...

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Early life nurturing influences social behaviors in adulthood


September 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has shown that early life nurturing impacts later life relationships.The researchers used prairie ... Read more...

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Slogans like ‘I’m a tits man’ on kids’ clothes spark Oz family group outrage


July 23rd, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, July 23 (ANI): Baby clothes with inappropriate slogans like "The condom broke", "I'm a tits man", "Pardon my nipple breath", and "I'm living proof my mum is easy", are said to ... Read more...

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‘Secret Flirts’ game branded ‘toxic’ by critics


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 23 (ANI): A game called 'Secret Flirts', for Nintendo DS, has come under fire because it teaches young girls how to flirt.Family groups have condemned the game that claims to ... Read more...

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Birds use different calls to mob predator


June 9th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A Swedish study from Uppsala University has shown that Siberian jays use over a dozen different calls to communicate the level of danger and predator category to other ... Read more...

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Plan to film documentary as man, woman sell virginity online outrages family groups


May 11th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 11 (ANI): A Melbourne-based filmmaker has given rise to a fresh controversy by inviting men and women to be part of a planned feature-length documentary about how youngsters these days ... Read more...

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Brit girl, 12, gives birth to baby boy


April 25th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A 12-year-old British girl gave birth to a baby boy on April 24.The minor mum got pregnant after a one-night stand with an older lad, who is not ... Read more...

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Explicit Britney Spears, Lily Allen songs leave Oz parents livid


April 5th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 5 (ANI): Family groups have called for radio stations to play explicit songs by artists such as Britney Spears and Lily Allen in restricted time slots.Angry parents have swamped ... Read more...

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Anna Hutchison would bare it all again after controversial Underbelly scene


February 28th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): Actress Anna Hutchison has revealed that she would dare to bare it all again, despite her role in the Underbelly prequel leading to a controversy.Hutchison, 23, stripped ... Read more...

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Britney shooting provocative video for new song


February 12th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears is shooting a provocative video for her controversial single "If you seek Amy". Spears will appear as a pie-baking '50s housewife and mother-of-two in the ... Read more...

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Britneys new Circus video leaves animal rights group livid


December 13th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A video from Britney Spears new single Circus has come under fire from a leading animal rights organization.The promo clip shows the Hit Me Baby One more ... Read more...

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Elephant memories may hold key to their survival


August 12th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that the memories that old female elephants have of distant, life-sustaining sources of food and water, may be the key to survival ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus almost quit show biz after photo scandal


May 26th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus almost came close to calling it quits from show biz because of the hue and cry caused by her provocative Vanity Fair ... Read more...

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Unstable post-divorce family situations lower kids well being


May 8th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Kids who live in unstable family situations after their parents divorced fare much worse later on in life on a variety of measures as compared to children ... Read more...

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Aussie expert calls for tax on babies to save planet!


December 10th, 2007 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec 10(ANI): If Aussie medical expert Professor Barry Walters gets his way, then couples in the country could be paying a tax for having more than two children - to compensate ... Read more...

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Online game making girls play with drugs and sex


November 18th, 2007 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): An online life simulator game that encourages teenage girls to take drugs and fall pregnant has outraged parents and family groups. The mobile phone-based game, Coolest Girl in ... Read more...

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