Deep-pitched voice in males liked to dominance

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:40

New York, May 8 (IANS) Male voices are not deeply pitched in order to attract female mates but to dominate the competition with other males, finds a new study that analysed a wide variety of primates including humans.


Full moon can shorten children's sleep a little

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:20

Toronto, May 8 (IANS) While the full moon does not make kids hyperactive - as commonly believed - it may decrease their sleep time by five minutes on an average, says a study.


Keep healthy options first to distract kids from junk food

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:16

New York, May 8 (IANS) Do you want your children to eat more healthy food and less fast food? Researchers have recommended placing healthy food more visibly, attractively and conveniently so that your child can eat and stay healthy.


Being a foodie can actually keep you lean

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 12:44

London, May 8 (IANS) Do you perceive yourself to be a foodie? If yes, chances are that you may end up influencing the amount of your intake as well as decrease the risk of becoming obese, often attributed to an addiction to food, finds new research.


Want to live longer? Keep your body in shape

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 15:06

New York, May 7 (IANS) If you are able to steadily maintain a lean body all your life, you are likely to live longer in comparison to those who have since childhood a heavy body that has got heavier during middle age, new research reveals.


Newborns can't actually copy our gestures

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:18

Sydney, May 7 (IANS) If you thought human babies are capable of imitating facial gestures, hand gestures, facial expressions, or vocal sounds right from their first weeks of life after birth, think again! New research suggests that just is not so.


'Indian bartenders already competing globally'

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:10

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Dean Callan, global brand ambassador of whisky brand Monkey Shoulder, who was in the capital to conduct the Ultimate Bartender Championship, says Indian mixologists are already competing globally and the international platform "needs to learn more" about the country and its hospitality industry.


Are we bad at judging our real friends?

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:36

London, May 7 (IANS) Most people feel that friendship is a two-way street, but only half of your buddies would actually consider you their friend, a study has found, adding that this limits their ability to influence them and further impacts on human behaviour.


Gift a flower to your mom on Facebook this Mother's Day

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:18

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Facebook, in a bid to celebrate Mother's Day with women across the globe, has introduced a special feature to help its users send floral decorated greetings to their mothers via Messenger, the social networking giant recently announced.


Smartphone app may replace heart palpitation monitors

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:34

New York, May 6 (IANS) Offering heart patients, who need to monitor their rapid or irregular heart beat, an easier solution, researchers have found promise in a palpitation tracking smartphone app that provides comparable performance to the 14-day event monitors that are the current standard of care.


Two-minute warnings to turn TV off make things worse for kids

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:06

Washington, May 6 (IANS) If you always find it difficult to make your kids stop watching television or playing games on the smartphone, giving them a two-minute warning that "screen time" is about to end, as most parents tend to do, may not be the best solution, new research suggests.


Gurgaon gets tangy flavours of Portuguese cuisine

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:14

Gurgaon, May 5 (IANS) Famous for serving Portuguese cuisine and offering a bewitching ambiance that connects with its vibrant consumer base, Barcelos launched its third restaurant in the national capital here on Thursday.