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Scientists design first ever brain atlas


September 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Scientists have designed a comprehensive and interactive brain atlas, accessible on the internet to advance neurological research.The Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, US, created the ... Read more...

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‘Terror attack doubles damage’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) A terror attack often strikes twice - snuffing out lives and later shaping our response to the event, which could be as damaging as the first, ... Read more...

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Chimps too nurture ’social traditions’


August 29th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Research on chimps never ceases to surprise us -- the latest one, for instance, says that they are not only capable of learning from one another ... Read more...

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Kids know when you are faking distress


August 21st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) Even three-year-old infants can tell whether your are only whining or genuinely upset, report researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology."This study provides the ... Read more...

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Man-made emissions will worse air pollution


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) Most of the global population will be exposed to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual, according to a newstudy.The average world ... Read more...

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Infants object to people violating rules


July 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 27 (IANS) It's wrong to hurt other people and we shouldn't ignore people when they are talking to us, thanks to certain social norms that act as the ... Read more...

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African hominid fed on unique hard diet


July 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) The two-million-year-old African hominid had a diet unlike all other known human ancestors, according to German researchers. Hominid is a primate of a family (Hominidae) that ... Read more...

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Fukushima like accidents to recur


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Nuclear disasters like that of Chernobyl and Fukushima are likely to recur once in 10-20 years, threatening Europe with the world's highest risk of radioactive contamination, ... Read more...

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Toddlers and chimps follow their peers


April 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) What is common between toddlers and chimps? Both tend to copy actions of their peers."I think few people would have expected to find that two-year-olds are ... Read more...

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‘Satnav’ could pave man’s way beyond solar system


March 29th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Satellite navigation (satnav) doesn't work in space, but scientists may have hit upon a new way to overcome this problem, using pulsars to guide spaceships through ... Read more...

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Brain imaging shows caregiving impulse


March 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Adults who care for babies show up as distinct patterns in their brains while viewing the image of a baby's face, according to new research. ... Read more...

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Working memory tied to wandering mind


March 16th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Our minds are wandering half the time, a sort of mental workspace that allows us to juggle multiple thoughts.Psychology researchers Daniel Levinson and Richard Davidson at ... Read more...

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Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home


March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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Entire genome of extinct human decoded from finger bone


February 8th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) German anthropologists have decoded the entire genome sequence of a Denisovan, representative of the extinct Asian group related to Neanderthals, from a finger bone fossil, a ... Read more...

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Scientists image working brain cell in real time


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have, for the very first time, recorded live yet detailed images of the nerve cells in the brain of a mouse.Stefan Hell's team at the ... Read more...

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Tasar silk could help heal damaged hearts


January 30th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Silk is set to make a leap from dressing Indian brides to potentially growing replacement tissue for damaged hearts, keeping them healthy and evergreen. Max Planck ... Read more...

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NASA scientist shows how to slow global warming


January 17th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Key steps on pollution control would slow down global warming by 0.5 degree Celsius, increase crop yields by 135 million tonnes and prevent thousands of premature ... Read more...

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Chimps likely to warn groups unaware of dangers


December 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Animals are known to sound alarm calls when predators are around, particularly when their kin are present, reveals a study.But when chimps spot a snake, they ... Read more...

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Great apes too make sophisticated decisions


December 30th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The great apes too seem human in making sophisticated decisions, based on what they know and the likelihood of success when guessing, according to a German ... Read more...

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Uninformed persons can bring about majority decision


December 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) History is witness to how a handful have succeeded in uniting whole societies behind them and directed their fate. Now, a research shows that uninformed individuals ... Read more...

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Germany makes micro-miniature steam engine


December 14th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 14 (IANS) German engineers have successfully made a micro-miniature steam engine with its width at only a few thousandth of a millimetre wide, a media report said Tuesday. ... Read more...

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German scientists create the world’s smallest steam engine


December 13th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stuttgart, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of German scientists have come out with the world’s tiniest steam engine which is just a few micrometers long. The steam engine, regarded as one ... Read more...

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Plasma could cure common cold


December 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas could help overcome the common cold, a new study reveals. Scientists have discovered that a stream of matter known as ... Read more...

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Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies


November 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA's powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.The galaxies are many times smaller than the Milky ... Read more...

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Keep smiling to look young


November 11th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) While many women may feel a face-lift or anti-ageing creams are the only ways to look young, a study has suggested it is the smile that ... Read more...

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NASA telescope discovers youngest pulsar to date


November 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 4 (IANS) NASA has announced the discovery of a pulsar estimated to be less than 25 million years old, the youngest ever found.NASA said in a press ... Read more...

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Dream content measured for first time


October 30th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Oct 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time successfully analysed brain activity during dreams.They were able to do this with the help of people who become aware of ... Read more...

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Dead Sea floor craters teeming with life


September 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Scientists have found giant craters at the bottom of the Dead Sea, teeming with bug infested fresh water. The Dead Sea, which lies on the border ... Read more...

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50 new planets found


September 13th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered at least 50 new planets beyond the solar system, including 16 that are of a size similar to Earth, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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New software quickly interprets brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The vast network of brain cells can now be decoded swiftly and accurately, thanks to new software developed by German researchers.The human brain is a fiendishly ... Read more...

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Space probe reaches asteroid after four-year journey


July 18th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS/EFE) The space probe Dawn on the weekend finally rendezvoused with the asteroid Vesta, which circles the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, after ... Read more...

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Shame, honour can fuel global cooperation


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) The threat of shame and promise of honour boosts cooperation by as much as 50 percent, opening up ways to tackle tough global issues such ... Read more...

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Stress may aggravate Alzheimer’s risk


May 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Don't strees yourself too much, else an increased release of stress hormones could trigger Alzheimer's disease, to go by new research based on mice.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Here’s how our brains recognise improvisations


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Wondering how a listener's brain recognise if an unknown melody played by a pianist without reading from a musical score melody is improvised or memorized? Here is the ... Read more...

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Why some birds baby sit others’ offspring


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Why some birds help raise offspring which aren't their own has been an endearing mystery. But it now turns out that they may be doing so ... Read more...

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