Jan 072015
 
Climate change could affect the male-female ratio of human: Study

Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests. Over this period, the ratio of male to female babies born in the country has been decreasing, meaning there have been fewer and fewer male babies born relative to the number of female babies born. According to the study, Climate warming or climate extremes could negatively affect male fetuses. Contributed By Anjali

Dec 032014
 
Here are 7 Ways the Mind and Body Change With Age

The poster child of aging seems to be a wrinkly-faced, forgetful, grumpy old man. But science is painting another, more in-depth picture of aging Americans. The elderly tend to become more happy, liberal and in many cases remain pretty darn sharp. Here are 7 ways we change as we get older. Lean liberal As wrinkles set in, so do a person’s rigid beliefs, many people have long assumed. Not true, according to a survey of more than 46,000 Americans between 1972 and 2004. While the […]

Your typing style can reveal your emotions: Study

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Oct 132014
 
Your typing style can reveal your emotions: Study

While computers outperform humans in most mathematical tasks and can do complex calculations that people never could, there’s one area where machines haven’t quite achieved humanlike smarts: emotional intelligence. But now, a new computer program can recognize people’s emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called “the singularity.” In a new study, researchers asked a small group of people to type a block of sample text, and then analyzed the […]

Top parallels between humans and our animal kin

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Sep 102014
 
Top parallels between humans and our animal kin

We humans like to think of ourselves as a special bunch, but it turns out we have plenty in common with other animals. Math? A monkey can do it. Tool use? Hey, even birds have mastered that. Culture? Sorry, folks — chimps have it, too. Here’s a list of some of the top parallels between humans and our animal kin. You may be surprised at how similar we are to even our distant relations. Ears Like a Katydid Humans have complex ears to translate sound […]

6 Body organs that can be donated after death

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Aug 232014
 
6 Body organs that can be donated after death

Organ transplants are one of the most phenomenal accomplishments in the medicine industry. But they entirely depend upon the magnanimity of donors along with their families who are devoted to take this life-saving step for the happiness of others. You would be surprised to know that you can save up to eight lives after your death through organ donation and improve the lives of over a hundred other people through tissue donation. To make a decision whether you wish to become a donor post your […]

Chimpanzees follow fashion trends just like humans: Research

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Jul 132014
 
Chimpanzees follow fashion trends just like humans: Research

It seems chimpanzees also follow fashion trends just like humans. The latest trend noticed in one chimpanzee group by the researchers has been named “grass-in-the-ear” behavior. We know that chimpanzees learn from one another and accrding to the researchers this case is a perfect example of the old adage “monkey see, monkey do,” writes Nature World News. The researchers looked at 94 chimpanzees living in four different social groups in the sanctuary during the course of the study and found that one of the four […]

Rats can recognize when they’ve made a mistake and regret their actions like human: Research

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Jun 152014
 
Rats can recognize when they’ve made a mistake and regret their actions like human: Research

Humans like to think we are special, that emotions are unique to us. However, recent research on animals continues to show that this just isn’t the case. As further proof, a research team sought to determine whether rats were capable of feeling regret. According to the research, Rats can recognize when they’ve made a mistake and regret their actions like human. The human behavior was further studied after they allowed the rats to complete a maze that contained a mini variety of snacks. Their behavior […]

Chimpanzees can outsmart humans at some simple strategy games: Research

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Jun 112014
 
Chimpanzees can outsmart humans at some simple strategy games: Research

Don’t underestimate the brainpower of a chimp — new research suggests chimpanzees are better than humans at some simple strategy games. The researchers had chimps play a game in which the animals sat back to back facing computers and took turns selecting one of two blue boxes on the screen. The chimps learned the game more quickly compared to undergraduate students who also played in a separate round. Chimps were able to play so well because they have strong short-term memory and talents for pattern […]

Human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer: Report

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Jun 082014
 
Human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer: Report

Despite advances in computing, today’s computers remain far less efficient than the 3-lb. (2.3-kg) hunk of matter in our skulls. But a new microchip modeled on the human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer, researchers report. The microchip — called “Neurogrid” — could open up windows into understanding the human brain and developing new forms of computing patterned after brain circuits. Researchers are now investigating how these chips could be used to control prosthetic limbs. Not only are personal computers […]

6 Body Organs that Can Be Donated After Death

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Jun 082014
 
6 Body Organs that Can Be Donated After Death

Organ transplants are one of the most phenomenal accomplishments in the medicine industry. But they entirely depend upon the magnanimity of donors along with their families who are devoted to take this life-saving step for the happiness of others. You would be surprised to know that you can save up to eight lives after your death through organ donation and improve the lives of over a hundred other people through tissue donation. To make a decision whether you wish to become a donor post your […]

7 Ways Animals are like Humans

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Apr 032014
 
7 Ways Animals are like Humans

Animals and Humans We humans like to think of ourselves as a special bunch, but it turns out we have plenty in common with other animals. Math? A monkey can do it. Tool use? Hey, even birds have mastered that. Culture? Sorry, folks — chimps have it, too. Here’s a list of some of the top parallels between humans and our animal kin. You may be surprised at how similar we are to even our distant relations. Ears Like a Katydid Humans have complex ears […]

Chimpanzees Can Play Video Games Better than human: Study

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Mar 192014
 
Chimpanzees Can Play Video Games Better than human: Study

Look out, gamers: chimpanzees might be coming for your high scores. Panzee, a 22-year-old female chimp, significantly outperformed 12 children and 4 adults on a complex maze in a virtual-reality computer game. Researchers pitted four adult chimps against twelve human children ranging from 3 to 12 years old, and four adult humans. The chimpanzees tended to do about as well as the kids between 3 and 6 years old, completing the maze in a similar amount of time. The humans and chimps were both evenly […]

Intelligent Alien life could be found by 2040: Scientists

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Feb 152014
 
Intelligent Alien life could be found by 2040: Scientists

One of Earth’s leading alien hunters has predicted that intelligent alien life forms will be found within two dozen years after our telescopes have scanned two million star systems. According to the report, The first detection of intelligent extraterrestrial life will likely come within the next quarter-century, a prominent alien hunter predicts. By 2040 or so, astronomers will have scanned enough star systems to give themselves a great shot of discovering alien-produced electromagnetic signals. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Humans interpret the emotions of dogs from vocalizations: New Study

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Jan 142014
 
Humans interpret the emotions of dogs from vocalizations: New Study

Most dog owners can sense the difference between Fido’s yip of joy and howl of discontent. Now, scientists find people use the same general rules to recognize doggy emotions as they do for fellow humans. According to the study, People linked positive or negative emotions with the length of a vocalization, and the emotional intensity with a sound’s pitch. Emotions reflect a person’s mental state, and the evolutionary roots of emotions go way back. Emotional vocalizations are quite similar across different species, and may carry […]