Day: February 2, 2016

Competition Among Mothers Starts In the Womb: They make Bigger Babies!

Humans are known for their competitive nature regardless of their sex. There is apparently something exclusive to females though: they, as do other mammals, might be vying with each other by giving birth to bigger babies, according to scientists from the University of Exeter. The paper is published in the journal Scientific Reports. Competing to have

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Giant Australian Bird Went Extinct Because Humans Cooked Their Eggs

The giant 225-kg-bird that used to live in Australia (I mean, where else?) 50,000 years ago went extinct because of humans (who else, right?!), says new study published in Nature Communications. Australia is notorious for its special collection of unique animals. It is little wonder that it once had an enormous bird weighing around 225

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Breastfeeding Could Save Lives & the Economy!

Breastfeeding could not only save the lives of more than 800,000 babies and young children across the globe but also avoid an extra 20,000 deaths resulting from breast cancer each year, and it can also boost the economy, says a new study that is described as the most detailed quantifying one regarding breastfeeding. It is

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This Software Can Decode Human Thoughts

Since time immemorial, mankind has wanted to read others’ thoughts. Will this ever be achieved by new technology? A team of researchers believes a computer program might be the answer to decode human thoughts. The findings are published in PLOS Computational Biology. Decoding the thoughts of humans using a new computer program – new research

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High-Fibre Diet in Teen Years Protects From Breast Cancer in Later Years

What you eat today might be what protects you tomorrow. A new study shows that a high-fibre diet consumed during teen years might lower the risk of breast cancer in later years. The new research conducted by scientists from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health gathered data from over 44,000 women. The results indicate

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How Bees Can Predict Rainfall? They Get Busier Days Preceding It

Bees get busier when they ‘learn’ the following day will be rainy, say researchers from China. The paper is published in the journal Insect Science. Bees will perhaps never cease to amaze. You will find in the spectacular organisation of their colonies a great force at work inspiring the tiny creatures to achieve great tasks.

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