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Half of Harvard Class ‘cheated’ on Exam


August 31st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Administrators of Harvard University have revealed that investigations of 125 students who allegedly cheated in their final exam are underway. The university says that a group of undergraduate students may ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

People with sense of humour more attractive


August 6th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) People with a good sense of humour are "more attractive" and have a better chance of finding a partner, a study has found.Many people deploy a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meal with ex-flame generates most jealousy


July 12th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Sharing a meal with an ex-flame is more likely than any other activity to spur raging jealousy in your current love -- so beware.Researchers led by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A single click protects kids from pedophiles


July 8th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 8 (IANS) A new Facebook app can help parents protect children from snooping with a single click and also keep them safe from pedophiles.The Social Privacy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anticipating SMSes, calls too contribute to car crashes


April 30th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Anticipating calls or text messages too while driving may contribute to car crashes, says a new study which explores how cell phone use is responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First Sino-US joint university to start


March 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-US joint higher education institute, will start to admit undergraduate students next year.The first 300 undergraduates will study at East ... Read more...

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Panel to probe AIIMS suicide


March 6th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Tuesday constituted a committee of senior faculty members to probe into the academic performance of an MBBS ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Americans know little about Pakistan: Students


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani students who visited the US under an exchange programme and studied in various institutions there said after returning that Americans know very little about Pakistan.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India destination for US varsity residency programme


December 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A Southern California based doctoral research university is launching its third global residency programme next month in India and has plans to add two more in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New guidelines to bar animal dissection in varsities


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) An estimated 19 million animals would be saved annually courtesy new recommendations calling for an end to animal dissection and experimentation in universities and colleges, ... Read more...

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What ails the IITs (Comment)


October 25th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
I recently gave a lecture to undergraduate students at my alma mater, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur. A day before my lecture, the students had arranged for a bull session at ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Power without status glories in demeaning others


September 21st, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) People who possess power but lack status tend to engage in activities that demean others, says a new study.That explains why the government clerk is so ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study science, maths to keep ‘hungry’ Indian, Chinese at bay: Obama


June 14th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Citing a growing challenge from job-hungry students in India and China, US President Obama wants more Americans to study science, maths and engineering to keep "jobs ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Belief in God doesn’t deter a person from cheating on a test: Study


April 21st, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has found that if you believe God is caring and forgiving, you're more likely to cheat on a test than people who view a higher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Running away from problems’ may help you achieve work-life balance


March 31st, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Having trouble achieving work-life balance? Worry not, for a new research has suggested that a little self-reflection could do us all a world of good.The study was carried ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Talking on cell phones while crossing the street risky for older people


March 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A new study has found that older adults may put themselves at risk by talking on cell phones while crossing the street.Researchers at the University of Illinois ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How depression and anxiety influence physical symptoms


March 5th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): For decades, researchers have hypothesized that negative emotions lead to inflated reports of common physical symptoms.However, a new study has suggested that two negative emotions - depression ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, you can spot who’s shedding crocodile tears and who’s not


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): The next time you shed crocodile tears, be careful - a new study has given behavioural clues to spot fabricated versus genuine displays of remorse.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Distance may lead to successful negotiations: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research from The University of Texas at Austin has shown that adding physical distance between people during negotiations may lead to more mutually beneficial outcomes.Psychologist Marlone ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Committed customers don’t like logo redesigns: Study


January 12th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new research has found that loyal customers who are strongly committed to a brand react more negatively toward logo redesigning, while more casual customers typically view the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Labelling people as obese acts as a slur


December 14th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Labelling someone obese is more negative than calling them fat, says a study that suggests that people's perceptions are not based on logic but on emotional responses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Smart’ hospital beds could improve patient care


December 9th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A new study into hospital bed technology could soon represent a giant leap forward in patient care.John LaCourse, professor and chair of University of New Hampshire's Department of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IQ linked to quantity, not quality, of short-term memory


November 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Ever wondered why is one person's IQ higher than another's? Well, a new research has answered this question.According to a University of Oregon study, more items stored in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Specialization helps ‘build trust among Web users’


November 7th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 07 (ANI): An international team of researchers has revealed that web users are likely to use products, which are labelled to do specialized tasks rather than the general ones.In an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grunting during tennis leads to ’slower response, more decision errors’


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A researcher at University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that when players grunt with every tennis shot, it slows down their responses and causes them to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Harry Potter To Be Taught In Durhan University


August 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Good news for Harry Potter fans! Even though the last movie of the series will be ending by next year, Potterites can study their favorite teen ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

People shun popular opinions if they already hold opposing views


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): If you develop a strong opinion on an issue and later found that the majority of people did not have the same stand, you will become more confident ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi University hostellers ‘homeless’, thanks to Games


July 20th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Some 3,000 Delhi University students are now desperately looking for places to stay as they have been asked to vacate their college hostels to make way for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dependence on e-mails damages trust in business


June 17th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Firing off e-mails and cueing up video conferences speeds up work manifold, but only at the cost of damaging trust, says a new research. Gregory Northcraft, business professor, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Relying too much on e-mail may be bad for business


June 17th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): E-mails and videoconferences might help workers complete tasks more quickly, but they're not necessarily completing them well, according to a new research.Gregory Northcraft, a University of Illinois business ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Washing hands helps us wash hands of past immorality


May 7th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Washing hands not only helps cleanse traces of past immoral behaviour but "wipes the slate clean" -- that is, it reduces doubts about a decision you have made ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Washing hands ‘can help dispel doubts’


May 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): The next time you wash your hands, you might be removing doubts about recent choices.That's the conclusion of a new study.To experiment this new theory, scientists Spike W. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Zealand may impose a two-year block on student loans for fresh migrants


April 19th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 19(ANI): New Zealand Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has said his Government is planning toimplement a two-year stand-down period before new permanent residents can borrow from the Government to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Good mood can also make you less trusting


March 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Popular notion may hold that happiness begets trust but a new study suggests that, in some instances, people may actually be less trusting of others when they are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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