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Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jammu parties boycott former interlocutors


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 2 (IANS) Jammu-centric political parties are boycotting the meeting with former interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir who are touring the state to get feedback on their report ... Read more...

Posted in National |

J&K; parties boycott interlocutors’ report


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) Activists of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Sunday attempted to thrash former interlocutor Dileep Padgoankar when he was en route to meet Congress partymen here ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Issue orders to check khap panchayats, SC urged


July 16th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday was urged to issue direction to police to take preventive steps to protect the life and dignity of people from the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Does membership of elite group shore up performance?


April 25th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Does being labelled as a member of an elite group shore up your performance on tasks related to your area of expertise?Not necessarily, say researchers who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cooperation, teamwork fathered intelligence, bigger brains


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin constructed computer models of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chandy off to Delhi to discuss fifth berth controversy


April 15th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dolphin activists oppose Sea World project in Maharashtra


February 29th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) An international environmentalist Wednesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to scrap the planned building of a marine-mammal park in Sindhudurg district in the coastal Konkan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Building character skills key to improved education


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) A programme aimed at building social, emotional and character skills also significantly improves quality of education as it leaves more time for teachers to teach and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Skill development programme for poor in Delhi


September 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday launched a skill development and employment programme for over 3,000 people living below the poverty line.A total of 3,282 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir panel meets migrants, activists


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) The three-member Kashmir Committee, headed by Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani, met a cross-section of people and sought their views on the Kashmir issue on ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China releases report on human rights


July 14th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China Thursday released a report that said the country has fulfilled all targets of its national human rights action plan."All targets and tasks set by the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Women’s prejudice linked to their biology


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Ovulating women seem to be more suspicious of male strangers, says a new sociological study.Male strangers may have posed considerable risk of sexual coercion throughout human ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eva Longoria learns sign language


June 9th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS)Actress Eva Longoria has learnt sign language to communicate with her deaf fans."I've had a lot of deaf people who have bought my book and I've been ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Vijayawada police stops shooting of Varma’s movie


May 25th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) Vijayawada police Wednesday cancelled the permission for the shooting of eminent filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu movie "Bezwada Rowdeelu" following an appeal by a group ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala to get first tribal minister, Karunakaran’s son misses out


May 21st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Congress legislator P.K.Jayalekshmi will be Kerala's first-ever minister from the tribal community while the late Congress leader K.Karunakaran's son, K. Muraleedharan, has been left out ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Brits ‘feel monarchy makes them more respected around world’


April 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A poll has revealed that Britain is a nation made up of moderate monarchists and reluctant republicans.According to a Guardian/ICM poll, large majority think the monarchy is still ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Evolution of human ’super-brain’ tied to development of bipedalism, tool-making


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): An archaeologist has suggested that a collective mind of humans developed no later than 75,000 years ago in Africa, fostered language, art and technology.CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Messy surroundings make people stereotype others


April 8th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that when encountering a disorderly environment, people are more likely to stereotype others.Diederik Stapel and Siegwart Lindenberg, social scientists at Tilburg University in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Foetal loss could result from domestic horses mating with foreign stallions


March 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A study has found that foetal loss is a common phenomenon in domestic horses that mate with foreign stallions.Ludek Bartos and colleagues, from the Institute of Animal Science ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Religion set for extinction in nine countries, says census data


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): A study using census data has shown that religion is set to become extinct in nine countries, as there is a steady rise in those claiming no religious ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prejudice springs from ancient evolutionary roots


March 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The tendency to perceive others as "us versus them" isn't exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins, says a new study.Yale researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prejudice is a trait humans have retained from their evolutionary predecessors


March 18th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new study led by Yale researchers has found that the tendency to perceive others as 'us versus them' isn't exclusively human but appears to be shared by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Don’t work too hard, don’t stress’ advice may not be the key to longevity


March 12th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): It's long been said that always looking at the positive side of things and not working too hard will lead to a long and happy life, but a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being part of a crowd is what makes you unique: Study


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): You may feel lost when you're in a crowd. But UCLA life scientists say that being part of a crowd is what makes you unique.Biologists Kimberly Pollard and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even in a crowd, you remain unique


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) It may be the height of paradox, but being part of a crowd is what gives you individuality, according to life scientists. Biologists Kimberly Pollard and Daniel Blumstein ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No takers for world’s first gay beer


February 20th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Feb 20 (ANI): The launch of world's first beer specifically targeted at gay drinkers has been branded 'silly'."Having a beer that was specifically 'gay' would be like dictating to gays what ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptian mass movement inspires Pakistan ‘change agents’ to get back into action


February 10th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 10(ANI): Inspired by the recent mass movements in Egypt, Sudan and Tunisia, Pakistan's change agents and social activists have begun reactivating and strengthening their networking in various parts of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Include agriculture in child labour laws, clamour children


January 31st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Nearly 300 child labourers from all over Maharashtra Monday demanded inclusion of agriculture as a hazardous form of work in the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986."We ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Meghalaya orders probe into rebel’s killing in ’staged’ gunfight


January 29th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday ordered magisterial probe into the killing of a Garo rebel leader in an alleged staged gunfight by security forces."The deputy commissioner is issuing orders ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Security demanded for Uttar Pradesh RTI activists


January 28th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) Pitching in strongly in support of a Right to Information (RTI) activist, who was shot at allegedly for seeking information on irregularities in government welfare schemes, several social ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Want to look younger sans plastic surgery? Here’s what you should do


January 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Psychologists of the Jena University (Germany) believe they have found the answer to the question: How to look younger without going under the knife - surround yourself by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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