Men tend to take more risks than women do: Study

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Dec 122014
 
Men tend to take more risks than women do: Study

Men tend to take more risks than women do, and they also seem to be ahead of women in engaging in risky behavior that is extremely “idiotic,” according to researchers who revealed in a new study. A person must die in “an extraordinarily idiotic manner,” and thereby protect the human gene pool and improve the species’ chances of long-term survival. For example, one person in the new study was a “terrorist who posted a letter bomb with insufficient postage stamps and who, on its return, […]

Micro-organisms can help in discovering signs of life on other planets: Research

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Aug 042014
 
Micro-organisms can help in discovering signs of life on other planets: Research

A research on how bacteria interact with salt to build complex 3D shelters to hibernate has made scientists to believe that the micro-organisms can help in discovering signs of life on other planets. The researchers found that when escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create an impressive tapestry of biosaline patterns with complex 3D architecture, where they hibernate. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Gorillas can turn on and off their musky, pungent smell depending on the social situation: New Research

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Jul 152014
 
Gorillas can turn on and off their musky, pungent smell depending on the social situation: New Research

Gorillas can turn on and off their musky, pungent smell depending on the social situation — in essence, communicating by scent. Silver back gorillas can broadcast their presence with a stinky stench, or turn off their scent to hide from strangers, new research suggests. Researchers came to this conclusion after following — and sniffing — one male gorilla for months, and the discovery suggests these primates may be able to use scent to communicate in subtle social contexts, said study. Contributed By Sonia Narula

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 […]

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 […]

Elephants Can Identify Human Languages: Research

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Mar 202014
 
Elephants Can Identify Human Languages: Research

An elephant never forgets — especially when it hears the sound of an approaching predator. According to the recent research, Elephants — widely known as highly intelligent mammals — can identify different sexes, ages and even different ethnicities in human voices, a remarkable talent that underscores the animals’ sensitivity to social cues. To reveal just how acute the listening ability of elephants is, researchers recorded the voices of men, women and children from two different African ethnic groups: the Maasai, cattle herders who frequently come […]

Southern Peru Park becomes most diverse protected area on the planet

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Mar 022014
 
Southern Peru Park becomes most diverse protected area on the planet

For reptiles and amphibians, southern Peru’s Manu National Park is the most diverse protected area on the planet. Scientists have counted a recording-breaking 287 species of of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders within the borders of the largely inaccessible and undeveloped reserve and its buffer zone. The park hosts more than 1,000 kinds of birds (or about 10 percent of the world’s bird species) and more than 1,200 species of butterfly. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Shocking! Crocodiles can climb trees at least occasionally

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Feb 122014
 
Shocking! Crocodiles can climb trees at least occasionally

A recent research finds that — yikes — crocodiles can climb trees, even reaching the uppermost branches. Crocodiles are usually considered ground-dwellers, but a few anecdotes suggested they climb at least occasionally. According to the report, Four species found on three continents showed this behavior, which may help the reptiles regulate their body temperature and survey their habitat. “The most frequent observations of tree-basking were in areas where there were few places to bask on the ground, implying that the individuals needed alternatives for regulating […]

Shocking Study! Mosquito sperm have a ‘Sense of Smell’

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Feb 062014
 
Shocking Study! Mosquito sperm have a 'Sense of Smell'

Mosquito sperm have a sense of smell — a surprising finding that could one day help control disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers say. According to the researchers, Mosquitoes use scent-detecting molecules known as odorant receptors in their antennae. These sensors help mosquitoes “sniff out” sources of blood as part of their sense of smell. Researchers have discovered mosquitoes have these same molecules in their sperm. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Brain Structure May Predict Pain Sensitivity: Research

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Jan 242014
 
Brain Structure May Predict Pain Sensitivity: Research

Some people feel pain more intensely than others, and new research suggests differences in pain sensitivity may be related to differences in brain structure. According to the research, 116 healthy people to rate the intensity of their pain when a small spot of skin on their arm or leg was heated to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A few days after pain-sensitivity testing, participants had their brains scanned in an MRI machine. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Does Winter Causes More Deaths than Hot Weather ?

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Jan 182014
 
Does Winter Causes More Deaths than Hot Weather ?

People living in northern climes have grown accustomed to freezing weather, especially in recent weeks. But just how deadly is the icy grip of Old Man Winter? According to the report, Cold weather, it’s often assumed, causes more deaths overall than hot weather. And the recent polar vortex that broke low-temperature records across North America provides some evidence: At least 21 deaths have been blamed on that cold-weather event. But scientific research presents a more complex picture, and for a number of reasons, cold weather-related […]

What! Ants know when an Earthquake is about to strike?

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Apr 152013
 
What! Ants know when an Earthquake is about to strike?

A very shocking Research done by Germany, According to LiveScience, Ants can sense Earthquake a day in Advance. When an earthquake is about to strike their behavior changes significantly prior to the quake. Using a special camera, Berberich and his colleagues tracked that Ants’ behavior changed only when the quake was over magnitude 2. They find that Humans can also sense quakes of over magnitude 2 only. He find that before an Earthquake, the Ants don’t retreat into their mound in the night and bustled […]