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Parrots are lot smarter


August 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.The test was taken by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bile pigment could stave off cancer, heart disease


June 26th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Bilirubin, a pigment found in bile, boosts the presence of antioxidants in the blood which could help stave off cancer and cardiovascular disease, potentially opening ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ravens can recall faces, sounds years later


April 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 20 (IANS) Just as we remember faces and voices of several individuals, certain birds too can recall faces and sounds after a number of years, says a study. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Unknown Caravaggio discovered in Britain


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A work of legendary artist Caravaggio which had previously not been seen before has been discovered in Britain. The work will appear in print for the first ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Female dogs are ‘more intelligent’ than male canines


April 30th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): A study has found that female canines are more intelligent than males, and that in at least once task the females have the edge.Scientists studied a range of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dogs ‘likelier to bond better with male owners than female’


April 8th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): A pilot study about human-canine interactions has found that dogs owned by men, especially neurotic men, approach their owners more often than dogs of female owners.The findings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ravens reconcile after a brawl if they are close allies


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Plenty of primates and other mammals reconcile after a conflict, but previously no birds were known to do so.Now, scientists have found that angry ravens might kick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blame your mum for your high BP


April 1st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A research has suggested that a specific genetic defect in one Chinese family have shown that high blood pressure was inherited from the female parent.The defect results from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Could playing Mozart to wine really make it ‘musical’?


March 6th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): At least that's what an Austrian inventor is claiming and despite being scoffed at by scientists, vineyards around the world are adopting the idea.Markus Bachmann has invented ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A dog may be man’s best friend but a cat is woman’s!


February 25th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): While dogs are considered ever-friendly ready to follow you all over the place, cats are thought of as haughty creatures - but that may not be true - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

News on blogs spreads ‘just like earthquakes’


February 16th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study has found that the manner in which news spreads through online blogs is very similar to the statistical behaviour of earthquakes.Researchers at Medical University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IGNOU launches programme in German teaching


October 19th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched a programme in German teaching to meet the increasing demand for German teachers in the country, officials said ... Read more...

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Dogs imitate owners ‘automatically’


July 28th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study claims that dogs instinctively copy their owners' behaviours and movements."This suggests that, like humans, dogs are subject to 'automatic imitation;' they cannot inhibit online, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Regular mobile phone use may cause buzz in ears


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Regular use of a mobile phone for more than four years almost doubles the chance of developing tinnitus - the debilitating condition that causes constant ringing or buzzing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

People prefer positive relationships to ensure stable social networks


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Proving an 80-year-old psychological theory called Structural Balance Theory, researchers have found that individuals tend to avoid stress-causing relationships and prefer positive relationships in a society, resulting in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why walking flat-footed hurts habitual high-heel wearers


July 16th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): One would think wearing a pair of high-heeled Jimmy Choos was painful for your ankles, but many a time, habitual stiletto wearers feel discomfort while walking flat footed.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, mongooses too pass on traditions to their young


June 4th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Just like humans, mongooses too carry out traditions that are passed down from one generation to the next, a new study has found.Mongooses do have some features that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Turtles use ’super tongue’ to survive underwater


May 21st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the common musk turtle possesses an extraordinary organ that allows it to breathe underwater and stay submerged for many months - a tiny tongue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Does listening to Mozart make you smarter?


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientists have long been debating the alleged performance-enhancing effects of hearing classical music. However, researchers in Vienna have found no evidence that listening to Mozart can improve one's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Listening to Mozart ‘doesn’t make you brainier’


May 11th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): People, who were listening to Mozart in the hope of boosting their intelligence, can stop now - as according to scientists the Austrian composer's creations won't make you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, enjoy coffee without getting heartburn


March 24th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Do stomach irritations prevent you from enjoying your daily cup of coffee? Now, scientists have identified several substances that may be among the culprits responsible for brewing up ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Novel approach for leukaemia treatment discovered


March 4th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered how leukaemia cells become 'addicted' to genes, which if targeted could prevent diseased cells from developing.The team, led by Dr Veronika ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fish oil ‘can help fight psychosis’


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Fish oil supplements can help prevent full-blown psychotic illness in individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis, claims a new study.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Catfish can communicate across generations by ’squeaking’


January 29th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have used a combined fish tank and sound-proof chamber to show for the first time that catfish of all ages can communicate with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dino-killing asteroid impact broiled Earth, not burnt it to a crisp


December 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the asteroid impact that ended the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago didn't incinerate life on our planet's surface, but just ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Remains of Hammurabi seal discovered in Cairo


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): An Austrian archaeological mission has discovered the remains of a Hammurabi seal in Cairo, Egypt, which is made of burnt clay with inscriptions in cuneiform. The remains of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 28th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked the carbon cycling processes of inland ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How life might evolve with “exotic” biochemistry and solvents


September 18th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): Scientists at a new interdisciplinary research group in Austria are working to uncover how life might evolve with "exotic" biochemistry and solvents, such as sulfuric acid instead of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a new report, scientists have determined that climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters.Scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bizarre newt uses ribs as poisonous stings to protect itself against predators


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 22 (ANI): Scientists report that a newt has evolved a bizarre and gruesome defence mechanism to protect itself against predators, by pushing out its ribs until they pierce through its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Children can be trained to save lives


August 1st, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Children as young as nine can be trained to perform emergency life-saving procedures like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on people suffering cardiac arrest. According to a study, though kids as ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Even 9yr-olds can perform CPR correctly


July 31st, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Children as young as nine years old can perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when needed, according to a study.The study found that although the smallest may lack the requisite ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Identity of Soviet spy who triggered Cold War revealed


June 11th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): The identity of the spy, who passed on Britain's nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union and triggered the Cold War, has been revealed with the opening of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soon, supersecret codes made of light that can’t be hacked


June 6th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The future might see supersecret codes made of light, which can't be hacked without revealing the hackers, thanks to a team of Austrian physicists who sent pairs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists work out formula to forecast tsunami


April 1st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Now tsunamis won't be able to catch you unaware, thanks to a mathematics formula worked out by scientists that will give advance warnings and an idea of their ... Read more...

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