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Low self-esteem makes you enjoy misfortune of others


December 13th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Blame your low self-esteem for gloating when someone slips and falls or spills coffee down his or her shirt, suggest scientists from Leiden University in the ... Read more...

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Cloud that can hold water for ages


October 21st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Astronomers have detected a huge cloud of water vapour, which can deliver a multitude of oceans to dry planets and is cold enough to form comets ... Read more...

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Neanderthals penetrated into cold Europe without fire


March 15th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A review of supposed archaeological hearths in Europe have suggested humans expanded into cold northern climates without the warmth of fire.The second major finding of the study was ... Read more...

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Hubble discovers ‘most distant and ancient galaxy ever seen’


January 27th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Astronomers claim to have discovered what they believe is the most distant and ancient galaxy ever found.The light of the galaxy discovered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space ... Read more...

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Biggest galaxies formed when universe was young


November 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University has found that some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models ... Read more...

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Social rejection puts the brakes on your heart


September 29th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that being rejected by another person makes your heart rate drop for a moment.Research has shown that the brain processes physical and ... Read more...

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Holocaust memories still haunt survivors


September 21st, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Decades of research has indicated that survivors of mass genocide like the Holocaust still haunts its victims, manifesting itself in the form of various psychiatric symptoms."What we've found ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect first superstorm on exoplanet


June 24th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Astronomers have, for the first time, measured a superstorm in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied "hot Jupiter " HD209458b.The results have been published in the ... Read more...

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Rising man-made noise pollution levels threatening fish


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Rising levels of man-made noise pollution are threatening fish, according to scientists.The researchers reviewed the impact on fish species around the world of noises made by oil and ... Read more...

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‘Gaydar’ really exists: Gay people ‘more detail-oriented, discerning’


May 29th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 29 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that gays have an inbuilt radar that helps them seek out like-minded souls.And this sixth sense, or 'gaydar', guarantees that they pay ... Read more...

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Bared-teeth motif expresses smile, not death


May 18th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers have now interpreted the common bared-teeth motif on archaeological artefacts in a new light - they say it may represent the smile rather than being symbolic of ... Read more...

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Scientists decode genes that cause ageing


May 17th, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A group of scientists claimed to have decoded the gene which is responsible for ageing, a breakthrough which would help develop a drug to enable people live a ... Read more...

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Genes that let you live to 100 discovered


May 16th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): The secret to longevity probably lies in having the right 'suite' of genes, according to new studies of centenarians and their families.Scientists have identified the 'Methuselah' genes whose ... Read more...

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Violent video games ‘make you smarter’


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Contrary to claims that video games turn teenagers into violent criminals, a new research has shown that a bit of virtual blood-and-guts is actually good for brain.The ... Read more...

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Relationship between HIV-infected kids, caregivers crucial


February 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Scientists have stressed on the significance of the quality of care and the relationship between children and their caregivers.Researchers sought to determine the effects of HIV infection and ... Read more...

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Accidentally discovered catalyst strips CO2 from air


January 15th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): In what could be called as an accidental discovery, chemists have found a catalyst that strips only carbon dioxide from the air - ignores oxygen - and converts ... Read more...

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Birds choose mates with same ‘market value’!


October 8th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Birds prefer to choose a mate who appears to be as attractive as themselves and has the same "market value", reveals a new study.In the research, boffins found ... Read more...

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Now, artificial ‘baby butter’ to accelerate healing


March 28th, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): Researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands have come up with an artificial version of the buttery coating that protects and nurtures a foetus' developing skin.Joke Bouwstra ... Read more...

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Baby chimps as smart as human babies


February 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Baby chimps are as bright as human infants, claims a new study.The scientists who carried out the research believe that baby chimps mental development can even be ... Read more...

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Kids of pregnant smokers likely to be aggressive


January 7th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Pregnant women who smoke risk delivering aggressive kids, according to a new Canada-Netherlands study.Aggressive offspring were characterized by their mothers as quick to hit, bite, kick, fight ... Read more...

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Smoking mothers risk delivering aggressive babies


January 7th, 2009 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 7 (IANS) Pregnant women have now even more reasons to quit smoking.Whereas previous research has linked smoking during pregnancy to low birth weight, a new joint Dutch-Canadian study has found ... Read more...

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Students discover unique planet five times the size of Jupiter


December 5th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Dec 5 (ANI): Three undergraduate students, from Leiden University in the Netherlands, have discovered a unique extrasolar planet, which is about five times as massive as Jupiter.The students, Meta de ... Read more...

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Climate change opens new avenue for spread of invasive plants


November 20th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new research by a team of scientists has suggested that climate change can open new avenues for spread of invasive plants.The teams findings indicate that ... Read more...

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Religious people have superior visual perception than atheists


November 15th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Religious people really do see the world differently, thats what a new research ahs suggested.The study found that Dutch Calvinists notice embedded visual patterns quicker than their ... Read more...

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Astronomers search the dark hearts of bright galaxies


November 1st, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): Astronomers have probed the physical conditions in the active inner regions of a number of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs), with the help of the James Clerk Maxwell ... Read more...

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How fangs developed in venomous snakes


July 31st, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): New researcher from Leiden University in the Netherlands suggests that both rear and front fangs in venomous snakes developed from separate teeth-forming tissue at the rear of ... Read more...

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