New York, May 22 : Female chimpanzees who rank low in terms of reproductive success seek out other girl pals with similar status, finds a new study on social relationships among apes.
New York, May 22 : Vegetarians please note! Next time when you chew upon your favourite lettuce, be a little more considerate.
New York, May 22 : Obese children picture themselves eating the unhealthy foods shown on television commercials which in turn can affect their real-life eating habits, new research says.
London, May 22 : Ever wondered how migratory birds avoid colliding with man-made structures up in the air? Social hierarchies, headed by a well-informed leader, ensure a smooth flight for these birds that naturally travel in groups, new research suggests.
New Delhi, May 22 : Every so often, people ask if I am like my columns in real life. I reply - "Yes, I'm silent and invisible most of the time, and then I suddenly appear and blurt out 500 words."
London, May 21 : From patchwork and colour block separates at Burberry to buttery soft suede jackets at Gucci -- suede has emerged as the fabric of the spring and summer season this year.
Vancouver, May 21 : If you were left stunned by a black macaque's selfie last year that became a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer about who owned the selfie, this awesome "elphie" is going to floor you completely.
New Delhi, May 21 : Ninety-seven percent of 12-year-olds were enrolled in elementary schools in 2013; up from 89 percent in 2006. Almost a third of children continue to show signs of malnutrition at age 12 with high rates for economically and socially-marginalised children and those in rural areas.
New York, May 20 : Most people at some point of time use their smartphone while driving. And the use is not just confined to making or receiving calls as some people also click selfies while driving, a new study says.
Washington, May 20 : Playing natural sounds such as flowing water in offices could lift workers' moods and enhance productivity, a new study says.
Chennai, May 20 : A moonlit roof-top restaurant, a gently caressing evening breeze, twinkling stars above and a starry-eyed loved one in front: all that is left to look forward to is, of course, good food.
Mathura/Vrindavan, May 20 : When cine veteran Hema Malini won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Mathura-Vrindavan, the first commitment she made was to provide safe and adequate quantity of water for every home and a Yamuna fully rejuvenated and filled with water. As she completes one year as MP from the land of Sri Krishna's legend, voters are asking what happened to the commitment.
Washington, May 19 : If you spend a lot of time taking calls or texting friends while watching a game your kid is playing, the experience can actually make you feel guilty, says a new study.
New Delhi, May 17 : After the Uber rape case a few months ago in New Delhi, do women feel safe travelling in on-demand cabs alone late evening or night? Many are wary. However, post- incident, the private cab companies went back to the drawing board to beef up their security aspects. Madhumita Mookerjee explores.
New York, May 17 : Bonding with a friend of a friend is something most humans do. But do animals too exhibit such behaviour?
Toronto, May 17 : With the rise in digital technology, the human attention span has shortened from 12 seconds to eight seconds in more than a decade, a recent study by Microsoft Corporation has found.
New York, May 17 : A latest survey looking into women's sexual health has debunked the theory that women are not interested in sex as they get older.
New Delhi, May 17 : If you were asked to respond "Yes/No" to the above question, there is every likelihood that, apart from some good humoured jokes about women and decision making, your response would emphatically be in the affirmative. The uncomfortable fact is that you probably believe that women are incapable of making smart decisions.
New York, May 16 : Top managers who cannot resist demanding hefty compensation even in a company's times of stress end up harming the organisation, three new studies suggest.
London, May 16 : Changing your behaviour to break a bad habit can be challenging, but what if there was some help? Hypnotherapist and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) master practitioner Jasmine Piran shares her top tips and tricks for moving away from any bad habit.
New York, May 16 : One simple way to make children eat more healthy is to help them grow vegetables in the gardens, says a new research.
New Delhi, May 15 : What can be almost as strong, if not even stronger than hunger pangs, is sugar craving. One goes almost berserk when it strikes and one is willing to throw all dietary discipline out of the window for the sake of those sweet treats.
New York, May 14 : Most males rule the animal kingdom, but when it comes to lemurs -- primates that look like cats -- the trend is upturned. Lemur females behave more like males, thanks to the presence of slight testosterone, says a new study.
New York, May 14 : Women are much more likely to search for "lesbian" sex than men while looking for porn online, finds a study.
New York, May 14 : People born under certain astrological signs are more likely to become famous, says a US university statistical analysis of birth month and celebrity status.
New York, May 14 : Don't be depressed if you are unable to quit smoking. Some smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, says a study.
Chandigarh, May 14 : Dhaba food is a popular dining out option for most people in Punjab and Chandigarh. But when it comes to authentic dhaba stuff, one name that stands out clearly is Chandigarh's Pal Dhaba.
New York, May 14 : The next time you take a flight, plan to drink some tomato juice as researchers have found that in noisy situations our taste buds prefer savoury tomatoes over sweets.
New Delhi, May 13 : With private school's increasing their fees by 150 percent in the last decade and standards of government schools falling, a rising number of parents in metro cities are opting for single child, an Assocham survey said on Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 13 : If there are two things you had to pick that Indians were most passionate about, they would most definitely be food and cricket, says a survey.
New York, May 13 : Just hearing more than one language spoken at home increases the chances of your kid becoming a much better communicator, says a new study.
Toronto, May 13 : Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that after being rejected by an attractive man, a woman does not jump into accepting a proposal offered by an unattractive man.
New Delhi, May 13 : The overseas small screen is calling for Bollywood talent. From Priyanka Chopra, Nimrat Kaur and Tina Desai to veterans like Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi - Indian actors are landing plum roles in international TV shows. And they're truly loving it.
London, May 13 : Replacing your car with a bicycle could save you a fortune as researchers have calculated that it is six times more expensive for society - and for you individually - if you travel by car instead of cycling.
Toronto, May 13 : All new mothers, please take note! Ensure that you put your six-month-old baby in the company of other babies and not adults. This is to prepare them to "find their own voice" sooner.
London, May 13 : Men who wear red clothes send out a signal that they are angry and dominant, suggests a new research.
New Delhi, May 12 : Get a healthy glow and bold and well defined eyebrows to rock the red carpet look, says an expert.
Washington, May 12 : A new species of dinosaur closely related to the Velociraptor, a group of creatures depicted in the movie Jurassic Park, has been identified of possessing a keen sense of smell that would have made it a formidable predator.
New Delhi, May 12 : First impressions tend to last longer when it comes to the world of professionals. Wear properly fitting clothes with smaller prints, and glam up with subtle makeup if you're in the corporate world, says an expert.
London, May 12 : Losing out by a whisker, or the "near wins", may actually boost our motivation to achieve other wins, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
Sydney, May 12 : Staying with a spouse who is a light eater, especially at night, will decide whether you will follow your partner's footsteps and shed some extra kilos faster than ever.
New Delhi, May 11 : The bathroom can speak volumes about the homeowners' sense of style. So, accentuate your bathroom with chic tiles, accessories and more.
New York, May 11 : Fantasy-based stories, in particular the popular 1980s cartoon series of 'The Transformers', can shape children's perceptions of what behaviours are associated with effective leadership, says a new research.
By M. A. Athul, Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management : On May 7, 2015, Security Forces (SFs) killed a suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant, identified as 'lieutenant' Sanjay alias Gobat Gambat, in the Tapa Darengchi area of North Garo Hills District. One pistol was recovered from the incident site.
By Fakir Mohan Pradhan, Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public gathering in Dantewada in the heart of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) insurgency-affected Bastar Division in Chhattisgarh on May 9, 2015, the Maoists registered their symbolic opposition.
New York, May 11 : Have you ever tried or heard of a whisper porn? Well, for some enthusiasts, the sound of whispering produces a warm, tingly sensation just like the stimulation they feel while watching a video.
London, May 11 : Not just WhatsApp or Facebook, even an email addiction can damage your health owing to an increased stress levels, say British researchers.
Mumbai, May 10 : Notes on Chai, a performance by Mumbai -based Jyoti Dogra uses abstract ideas and real-life performance where the audience plays a vital role. She shares her thoughts on this unusual experiment with tea with Shoma A. Chatterji.
New Delhi, May 10 : On March 10, 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee had promised a Citizens Group for 1857 that he would obtain from the government details on how India's First War of Independence will be commemorated. A change of government may have delayed the inquiries Rashtrapati Bhavan intended to make.
New York, May 10 : Debunking earlier theories, anthropologists now suggest that unlike in the past when the entire village came to raise a child, older children are helping rear younger siblings in the family nowadays.
New Delhi, May 9 : During the week of April 6 to 12, average carbon dioxide (CO2) levels touched 404.02 parts per million (ppm), the highest-ever in recent human history - and 15 percdent above the levels of 350 ppm scientists say is ideal for Earth.
New York, May 9 : Next time you begin house hunting, try for an upscale neighbourhood to keep your body weight in check, new research says.
New York, May 9 : Simply having more sex does not make couples happier because the increased frequency actually leads to a decline in wanting for and enjoyment of sex, says a team including an Indian-origin researcher from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
New York, May 9 : Even couples who share household work relatively equally stop doing so after the arrival of the baby as the man withdraws from many of the chores that he used to do, new research has found.
New York, May 9 : Viewing images of extremely thin women on Facebook and other social media platforms can trigger body dissatisfaction and eating disorders among women, reveals a new study.
Agra, May 7 : Even as measures -- some of them knee-jerk -- are being taken to stop the majestic Taj Mahal from turning yellow, the exact causes for the monument's discoloration are yet to be ascertained, a recent analysis shows.
Washington, May 7 : Would students learn more efficiently if their teachers rewarded correct answers or doled out punishment for incorrect ones? New research says it may be better to deduct points when students are wrong than to reward them for being correct.
New York, May 7 : Despite claims made by the so-called "educational" apps that turn out to be nothing more than just digital candies, researchers have identified features that parents should seek out while selecting the right apps for their kids.
New York, May 7 : Get put off by the whitish coating called a bloom on your chocolate's surface? A new study helps confectioners avoid that bloom.
London, May 7 : Children are more likely to display troublesome behaviour in families in which the father feels unsupported by his partner, says a study.