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Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

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Why are people overconfident so often?


August 14th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Overconfidence helps individuals attain social status, and less capable people who believe they are better than others are given a higher place in the social ladder, ... Read more...

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Multi-linguilism shapes children’s emotional development


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) In television classic "I Love Lucy", Ricky Ricardo switched into rapid-fire Spanish whenever he was upset, despite the fact that Lucy had no idea what ... Read more...

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Women who flirt get better deal


July 29th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Feminine charm is a measurable phenomenon, scientists have established, with women who employ it enjoying the most success in negotiations, The Independent reported Sunday.Results from the ... Read more...

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Scientists develop tool to step up software security


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) A new tool developed by a team of Harvard researchers, could step up security and ensure enhanced performance for commonly used web and mobile applications.Called RockSalt, ... Read more...

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Flirting may help women be liked, not trusted


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Some women's habit of flirting at workplace holds the possibility of them being viewed as more likeable among men. But, at the same time, it ... Read more...

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Respect brings more happiness than bank balance


June 21st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Overall happiness is based on the degree of respect and admiration you command in society, rather than your bank balance, says a new research. Psychological scientist ... Read more...

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Obesity linked to sleep loss and food choices


June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Loss of sleep impairs brain regions where food choices are made, possibly helping explain the linkage between sleep loss and obesity. A group of healthy adults ... Read more...

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Promotion best for the heart!


June 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Employees with better promotion prospects are 20 percent less likely to suffer heart disease than those with slender chances of improving their situation. So says a ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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Atheists, agnostics kinder than religious people


May 1st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) When it comes to kindness or helping a stranger, atheists and agnostics fare much better than their highly religious counterparts. The findings challenge a widespread assumption ... Read more...

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Jindal Global Law School signs MoUs with leading US law schools


April 12th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), April 12 (IANS) The Jindal Global Law School here has signed wide-ranging partnership agreements with three leading American law Schools to enrich academic programmes in both India and ... Read more...

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Text messages can soothe stressed souls


April 11th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Text messaging is often rapped for promoting reckless driving, but it could be good for people who feel stressed out, isolated or alone. Adrian Aguilera, professor ... Read more...

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Fertiliser use spikes greenhouse gas


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Increasing reliance on fertilisers has caused a dramatic spike in atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change, says a new ... Read more...

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Scientists tap baby brainpower for smarter computers


March 25th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Researchers are tapping brainpower of babies, toddlers and pre-schooler's to nudge artificial intelligence (AI) into becoming smarter like humans. Computational models based on baby brainpower could ... Read more...

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Upper classes more likely to cheat, cut corners


February 28th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Upper classes tend to behave unethically, being more likely to believe -- as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" -- that "greed is good," ... Read more...

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Awards for social scientists soon: HRD minister


February 6th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The government proposes constituting an award for social scientists who excel in their field on the lines of the Bhatnagar awards for scientists, Human Resource ... Read more...

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Rumour mongering can be therapeutic: Study


January 18th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) What has been dismissed for centuries as salacious, idle chatter that shreds reputations and kills trust also has its benefits, says a study. For instance, rumour ... Read more...

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Dara Shikoh, Aurangzeb misunderstood: Pakistani-American expert


December 30th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Lives of two Mughal princes, Dara Shikoh and his younger brother Aurangzeb, sons of emperor Shah Jahan, have been distorted by historians, a Pakistani-American scholar has ... Read more...

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Poorer people more compassionate


December 21st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Poorer people are more attuned to suffering and more compassionate than their richer counterparts, says a study. "It's not that the upper classes are coldhearted," ... Read more...

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‘Golden question’ that made Indian scientist probe nanotech


December 8th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) How many atoms are required to keep gold shining? It was this question asked by a student that made India's noted scientist C.N.R. Rao take up ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on massive black holes


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Astronomers have stumbled on the most massive black holes, each as big as 10 billion suns, in two separate galaxies about 300 million light years away ... Read more...

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India to deepen engagement with Asia-Pacific region


December 7th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Ahead of the first trilateral consultation between India, Japan and the US here, India has said it will continue to deepen its engagement with the Asia-Pacific ... Read more...

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IIT Bombay grad gets top US energy job


November 30th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Naming yet another Indian American to a key administration post, President Barack Obama has appointed Arun Majumdar, an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, alumnus as ... Read more...

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Dreams get rid of painful memories


November 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Dreaming seems to strip painful memories of their lingering bite. During the REM (rapid eye movement) dream phase of sleep, stress chemicals shut down, permitting the ... Read more...

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Dreams help grapple inner turmoil


November 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Dreams are a gateway to grapple the inner turmoil human beings face in their lives, reveals a new study.Scientists have found that dreaming is essential to ... Read more...

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Intestinal stem cells can increase gut size


October 31st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Adult stem cells can reshape our organs to keep up with bodily changes, a finding that potentially paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes ... Read more...

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Astrophysicists discover 12 oldest supernovas


October 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Astrophysicists have detected 150 supernovas, a record-breaking number in the Subaru Deep Field -- a full moon sized patch of sky -- which includes 12 ... Read more...

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Don’t feel bad if your are easily embarrassed


September 29th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) If committing a faux pas in public or mistaking an overweight woman for a prospective mother leaves you red-faced, don't feel bad. A new study suggests ... Read more...

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IIT Patna seeks partnerships with US varsities


August 24th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-Patna) has initiated moves to establish collaboration with premier universities in the US for student and faculty exchange programmes.According to Bihar ... Read more...

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Staring at mobile screens taxes eyes


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Prolonged viewing on mobile devices and other 3D devices taxes your eyes, bringing on discomfort, fatigue and even headaches.The root cause may be the demand on ... Read more...

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Where does 44 trillion watts of Earth’s heat come from?


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Some 44 trillion watts of heat continually flow from Earth's interior into space. Where does this come from? One trillion is 1,000 billion. So 44 terawatts ... Read more...

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Scientists debunk ‘opposites attract’ theory


July 11th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) The popular theory that opposites attract in matters of love doesn't hold true, going by what scientists suggest. Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, found that ... Read more...

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Magnetic computers could use million times less energy


July 6th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Future computers relying on magnetic microprocessors could consume a million times less energy than current models. Today's silicon-based microprocessor chips depend on electric currents, or moving ... Read more...

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Why human eye is better than both digital and film cameras


May 4th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Nearly 50 years ago, physiologists described the human retina's tricks for improving contrast and sharpening edges in an image, while also capturing faint detail.But now, new experiments by ... Read more...

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