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Books are tonic for the brain


August 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Reading is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British drought brings harsh time for wildlife


March 19th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) The British wildlife is headed for tough times while trying to breed during a spell of drought, experts have warned.A large part of England is under ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Without legal reforms Lokpal will fail: Study


December 27th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 27 (IANS) Scholars at the university set up by IT czar Azim Premji seriously doubt the effectiveness of the all-powerful Lokpal, advocated by Anna Hazare and his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Elephants really do have long memories


March 16th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elephants really do have the long memories they are credited with - especially when it comes to danger.A study of African elephants found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Story repetition helps kid acquire new vocabulary


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 21 (ANI): Academics have indicated that children who demand the same story be read to them over and over again may be learning more than those who choose a different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Driving ‘bad for long term health’ while journey by bus ‘good for it’


September 20th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Driving could lead to long-term health problems, suggests recent research.Dr David Lewis, the psychologist credited with coining the phrase "road rage", warned stresses such as congestion and delays ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Performing good deeds can be highly rewarding


September 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Performing good deeds for others can make you feel more upbeat and self-confident and can actually improve your health. These findings suggest there is truth in the old adage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Doing good deeds ‘can actually improve your health’


September 9th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 09 (ANI): A new study has found that people who carry out charity work and other good deeds, such as helping with a neighbour's gardening, experience less anger and stress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supermassive black holes get displaced from galaxy centres


May 26th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of the most massive local galaxy, M87, is not where it was expected, a team of astronomy researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Glistening galaxies tend to cluster in busiest parts of universe


May 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Glistening galaxies preferentially occupy regions of the universe containing more dark matter, astronomers have found.Using a super-sensitive camera/spectrometer on the Herschel SpaceObservatory, astronomers, including a UC Irvine team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Family tree research can open Pandora’s Box of rifts


April 10th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) People researching their ancestors can open a Pandora's Box of secrets that may cause conflict and widen rifts in the family, says a new study. While most people derive ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Listening to positive lyrics can make you empathetic


January 5th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 5 (ANI): Music containing a positive message has a beneficial impact on listeners, concludes a psychologist.To reach his conclusion, Tobias Greitemeyer from the University of Sussex in England conducted a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shilpa Shetty, other celebs’ cod science debunked


January 4th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and other Hollywood celebs' cod science fallacy have been debunked by some of the leading researchers.Shetty had recently said that she avoids carbonated ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Killer bees may have nasty sting, but they aren’t too smart


November 20th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that killer bees may be among the most feared of all insects because of their sting, but they aren't too smart.Killer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the man who tastes words!


November 17th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 17 (ANI): What's in a name? 'A lot of flavour' may just be the answer you could get from a man who can taste anything from coconuts to crisps upon ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beans, sausage and mash, macaroni cheese named ‘best comfort foods’


October 19th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 19 (ANI): Beans on toast, sausage and mash, tomato soup, chicken and mushroom pie and macaroni cheese have been named the top five comfort foods by a team of academics.Neuropsychologists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robot that mimics humans from the inside out


September 17th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Boffins have developed an amazing skeleton robot that moves just like humans.The creation is known as an "anthropomimetic robot".Using human anatomy as a blueprint, scientists have replicated tendons ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robots designed using human anatomy may soon move like we do


August 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): A group of researchers from five European countries are designing a robot using human anatomy as a blueprint.The Eccerobot project has been designed to duplicate the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many heart attack patients experience post-traumatic stress, shows study


August 10th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that many people experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress after suffering a heart attack.Published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cats’ crying purr makes humans dance to their tunes


July 14th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): While cats are often seen as difficult pets when it comes to making them do something, they certainly know the trick to get humans at their service, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Reading ‘can help cut stress’


March 31st, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): Even six minutes of reading can reduce stress levels by more than two thirds, according to a new study.The study, conducted on a group of volunteers by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Be helpful to attract prospective partners this Valentines Day


February 14th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): For those wondering how to impress their prospective partners this Valentines day, being helpful may prove to be a great mantra.Researchers at University of Sussex suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Voluntary work improves young people’’s sex lives”


January 19th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A British politician has said that voluntary work could improve young people''s sex lives.The comments made by Tim Loughton, Tory MP and Shadow Minister for Children, has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

When it comes to sex, male butterflies use dipstick method to beat rivals


January 14th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): When it comes to butterflies, sex is not as graceful an affair as one might think, claims a new study, which found that male monarch butterflies decide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The colour blue can help beat your blues


January 6th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): It has long been associated with negativity, but according to researchers, the colour blue can send self-confidence soaring and boost happiness levels.To reach the conclusion, researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover first fish with eyes that use mirrors to focus light


December 25th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new fish in the deep waters between Samoa and New Zealand, which is the first vertebrate found with eyes that use mirrors, rather ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Horses can match faces to sounds just like humans


December 16th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Horses have an almost human ability to recognise individual herd members from the sound of their whinnies, a study has shown.The findings suggest that the "cross modal" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian industry taking to green technologies with relish


December 7th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 7 (IANS) Indian entrepreneurs are taking to green technologies with a relish and do not see intellectual property rights (IPR) as a barrier, a new international study has found.Co-author ... Read more...

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This is why we get addicted to alcohol


September 10th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Sussex have provided the perfect excuse for downing a drink or two alcohol helps in remembering the good things and forget the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why mules are more intelligent than horses, donkeys


August 1st, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): When it comes to being smart, mules are far ahead of their parent species in the intelligent race, says a new research by scientists at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

More than 100 bat species found in five acres of Ecuadorian rain forest


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): More than a hundred bat species have been found packed into about five acres (two hectares) of Ecuadorian rain forest.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Humans judge a dogs size by its growl


May 24th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
London, May 24 (ANI): A doctoral student at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, has unveiled an acoustic property related to the length of the vocal tract that enables humans ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tennis line judges mess up one in ten close calls


April 16th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
London, April 16 (ANI): A new analysis has suggested that the visual limits of tennis line judges mean that they are bound to mess up almost a tenth of all close ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New weight-loss method - Shopping!


March 6th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 6 (ANI): You no longer need to run on the treadmill for hours, just grab a bag and hit the high street and voila youll shed the extra pounds, for ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Earth would face a fiery end when Sun becomes red giant


February 23rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Earth would face destruction when the Sun expands into a red giant in about 7.6 billion years from now.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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