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Polygamous cultures linked with instability, crimes


January 24th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Cultures permitting polygamy are wracked by greater crime levels, violence, poverty and gender inequality, owing to the intra-sexual competiton that engenders it, than societies sticking to ... Read more...

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Small groups can stifle individual intelligence


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Henry Fonda's character in the classic movie '12 Angry Men' sways a jury with his quiet, intelligent address. The moot question is whether he would ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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Vikings used glowing ’sunstone’ to navigate on cloudy days


January 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): The 'magical' stories about the glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day, may all be ... Read more...

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Alien landings ‘unlikely to upset modern Earthlings’


January 10th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A psychologist has claimed that the modern Earthlings will not be upset by proof showing that extra-terrestrial intelligence exists elsewhere in the universe.Albert Harrison has said that the ... Read more...

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People unfazed by possibility of alien life


January 10th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) The sight of flying saucers could drive people into panic on the streets, sci-fi would have us believe. But people have become so used to the idea of ... Read more...

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Aggressive and timid drivers cause all that traffic jam


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Motorists who are too aggressive or too timid cause traffic snarls on busy roads. Such snarls might be caused by an accident, a bottleneck, or lane changing cars, ... Read more...

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Bee decline could slash food output, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The double impact of decline in bee numbers and global warming is not only cutting down plant pollination but will also badly impact global food output. In fact, ... Read more...

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Climate change may lead to decline in bee pollination


September 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 06 (ANI): A new study has indicated that decline in the population of bees and other flower-visiting animals may also lead to decline in pollination.A recent University of Toronto study ... Read more...

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Perception of time passing depends on our state of mind


December 21st, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Have you ever noticed that when we eagerly wait for an event, like spending holidays on a sunny beach in the Maldives, it takes longer to arrive but ... Read more...

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ADHD children perceive even short periods of inactivity as inordinately long and boring


June 11th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): While people often find kids suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rowdy and indisciplined, a new study suggests that such children are actually trying to cope with a ... Read more...

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New iguana species found in Fiji


September 17th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) A new species of iguana, found by Australian and US researchers in central Fiji, takes the number of such existing Pacific species to three. Scientists named the new ... Read more...

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