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Math jitters grip first graders too


September 19th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Math jitters grip bright students even as first or second graders and haunts them lifelong, says a study.Sian Beilock, professor in psychology at the University ... Read more...

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Tests identify Earth as moon’s sole parent


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The latest evidence based on lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts nixes the theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object resulted in ... Read more...

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iPads boost doctors’ efficiency


March 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Providing doctors with iPads multiplies their efficiency, cuts down delays in patient care and enhances continuity of care, says a new study. In November 2010, the ... Read more...

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Puzzle solving helps infants pick up math skills


February 17th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Children who love to play with puzzles between two and four years of age develop better spatial skills later, according to an analysis of video recordings."The ... Read more...

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Specific words can promote spatial skills in kids


November 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Preschool children who hear parents use specific words describing the size and shape of different objects and then repeat them do much better on tests of ... Read more...

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Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.For instance, penguins may be able to smell whether another penguin is a kin, ... Read more...

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Stress and alcohol ‘feed’ off each other


July 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Acute stress seems to precipitate alcohol drinking, but the reasons why it does are still not clear. "Anecdotal reports suggest that alcohol dampens the physiological or ... Read more...

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New mothers can learn from their babies


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The best teacher for a young mother is her baby, contend experts who train social workers to interact with first-time moms. "We like to think of ... Read more...

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Young moms can develop natural talents for mothering from their babies


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): The best teacher for a young mother is her baby, according to researchers who train social workers to interact with first-time moms."We like to think of babies as ... Read more...

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Highest percentage of Americans in decades say their financial situation worsened


April 15th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Highest percentage of Americans, for the first time since 1972, have said that their financial situation has gotten worse in recent years.According to a report of the ... Read more...

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Alcohol ‘can make you happy or sad depending on your genetic make-up’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that drinking alcohol can make you happy or sad depending on your genetic make-up.Scientists from the University of Chicago have discovered that some ... Read more...

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Alcohol addiction more likely among those it peps up


April 5th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks - those who get ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘hook-up’ site for date-shy University of Chicago students


March 19th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 19 (ANI): University of Chicago students have created UChicago Hookups, a dating site, in which users should be at least 18 and belong to the prestigious school.Fittingly enough, it ... Read more...

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Starless planets could be warm enough for human survival: Study


February 21st, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): It seems that starless planets may be able to harbour human life after all.In what has offered new possiblies of life around the galaxy, it has emerged that ... Read more...

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The longer mums work, the higher the BMI increase in kids


February 4th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that children's body mass index (BMI), which was earlier linked to maternal employment, rose the more years their mothers worked over their kids' lifetimes.For the ... Read more...

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Working mothers’ kids more likely to be obese


February 4th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) Kids whose mothers work long hours tend to put on weight after missing out on healthy meals, a research has found. Researchers say that for every 10 ... Read more...

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Being close to spouse doesn’t help communicability


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) If your spouse does not understand you, the simple explanation is that you are too close to him. Psychologists believe that when two people know each other ... Read more...

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Relationships get marred when spouses are too close to each other


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that relationships can get marred if spouses are too close to each other.According to psychologists, when two people know each other too well ... Read more...

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Sometimes couples communicate worse than strangers: Study


January 21st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Married couples live with the illusion that they communicate well with their partners. But a new study could be an eye-opener for them.It has revealed that married couples ... Read more...

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Using phone while driving makes you more cautious of other drivers


January 14th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 14 (ANI): A new research has suggested that using mobile phone while driving may not be as dangerous as it is believed.Despite existing research stating that driving while using ... Read more...

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Jotting down anxieties key to success in exams


January 14th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Jotting down anxieties before a stressful situation like an exam or speech boosts your performance. The technique is so powerful that students taking an exam showed a ... Read more...

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Men ‘more interested in jobs where individual competition determines wages’


January 14th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A study at the University of Chicago has shown that men are more likely than women to seek jobs in which competition with coworkers affects pay rates, a ... Read more...

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Writing about worries can combat test anxiety and improve performance


January 14th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): University of Chicago scientists have shown that students can combat test anxiety and improve performance by writing about their worries immediately before the exam begins.The study found ... Read more...

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How gesturing while talking affects our thoughts


January 6th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have a new explanation for why many people can't talk without keeping their hands still.They have suggested that gestures provide a visual clue to our thoughts and ... Read more...

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Risks with human characteristics make ‘powerful’ consumers ‘feel lucky’


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who feel powerful are more likely to believe they can beat cancer if it's described in human terms.The study looks at ... Read more...

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Inability to imagine future prevents us from saving up in the present: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study reveals that if we could imagine our future financial situation, we would be much more willing to save up money in the present."This willingness to ... Read more...

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New genes are as essential for life as ancient ones: Study


December 17th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A study has revealed that new genes that have evolved in species as little as one million years ago can be just as essential for life as ancient ... Read more...

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Robot arm boosts brain-controlled device’s performance


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new University of Chicago study has found that the performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralysed people move objects with their thoughts just got better ... Read more...

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Americans see Al-Qaeda as greatest security threat, North Korea next: Poll


December 9th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9(ANI): A new poll has found that nearly two-thirds of Americans consider Al-Qaeda as a greater security threat to the United States, than North Korea or Iran.When asked in recent ... Read more...

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Imagining stressful situations ‘gives confidence to survive them’


December 4th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Thinking about a crisis situation, especially violent ones, helps the brain respond more efficiently during an emergency, suggests a new study.Art Markman, a cognitive psychologist who studies the ... Read more...

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‘Talking numbers’ can improve a child’s math skills


November 10th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that young children's math skills improve when parents talk frequently about numbers.University of Chicago said that, for instance, children whose parents talked more about numbers ... Read more...

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Clenching fists can help ease painful moments


October 20th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People facing unpleasant tasks can ease their painful moments by simply tensing their muscles, a study says.The study also found that clenching fists temporarily boosts self-control and willpower.Iris ... Read more...

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Clenching muscles ‘increases willpower’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Unable to quit smoking due to lack of willpower? Well, a new research suggests that firming muscles can shore up self-control.Authors Iris W. Hung from National University of ... Read more...

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Family-based treatment ‘better for teens with anorexia’


October 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Family based treatments are likely to work better in treating anorexia nervosa in teens, suggests a new study.However, adolescents in family-based programs are more likely to achieve full ... Read more...

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Cutting back on sleep ‘cuts dieting benefits’


October 5th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 05 (ANI): A new study has shown that cutting back on sleep reduces the benefits of dieting.When dieters in the study got a full night's sleep, they lost the same ... Read more...

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