Dogs Possess Social Skills Similar To Toddlers

    February 28, 2017

    Dogs and two-year-old children show similar patterns in social intelligence, much more than one of our closest relatives -- chimpanzees, says a study. The researchers looked at how two-year-olds, dogs and chimpanzees performed on comparable tests designed to measure various types of cognition. While chimpanzees performed well on tests involving their physical environment and spatial reasoni..

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    Himachal Saves Brilliantly Plumaged Western Tragopan From Extinction

    February 22, 2017

    As the population of the western tragopan, a brilliantly-coloured Asian pheasant species, hovers on the brink of extinction globally, Himachal Pradesh is engaged in breeding its state bird in captivity. The world's only breeding centre in Sarahan town, located some 160 km from this state capital, has 26 breeding birds. Five chicks were born in 2016. "Currently, we have 12 female and 14 male ..

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    Saving An Endangered Bird With Tricks, Tactics And Love

    February 20, 2017

    Its not a typically pretty bird to ‘ooh and ‘aah over. Far from it, the Greater Adjutant Stork is a big bird with a dull-orange bill and grey, black and white feathers. An endangered species, its numbers were plummeting until wildlife biologist Purnima Devi Barman intervened and, nine years later, has led a village here to become the worlds largest breeding colony for this bird. The Greater..

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    Tattoo Artists Take The Pain Too

    February 17, 2017

    Getting a tattoo is painful, and so could be creating one. While perching on low stools, leaning forward, and craning their neck to keep their eyes close to the tattoo they are creating -- sometimes for hours at a stretch -- the artists stress their upper back and neck muscles much more than they should, says a study. Researchers at the Ohio State University in the US measured the muscle exerti..

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    Can Trump Make The Whole Earth Green Again?

    January 31, 2017

    In the barrage of criticism against US President Donald Trump for his utterances on refugees and Muslims, what has been missed is that he has an "open mind" on environmental issues. He should now again see with an open heart the image of the "whole Earth" taken by the Apollo 17 mission commanded by Eugene Andrew Cernan (who died on January 16, four days before Trump assumed office). That may trigg..

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    Know How Petrol Pumps Cheat You

    January 24, 2017

    Number of vehicles are wrooming on the roads and it is increasing day by day with the new vehicles dispatching in the market. As necessity is the mother of invention it also demands the need and requirement of several things. With increasing number of vehicles requirement for petrol , diesel and other kind of fuels also come into demand. As many other means of transport are available but still ..

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    Interview: Joy Is The Natural Choice For Every Human Being, Says Sadhguru

    January 15, 2017

    Who does not want joy? It is, after all, the "basic fabric" of life, the "natural choice" of every human being. And yet, it is only an "occasional visitor" in most of our lives. This is because, says world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru, our bodies and minds are not taking instructions from us. But there's a way out -- and the way out is in. "Essentially, happiness or joy is just a certai..

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    Moon Saving Pluto’s Atmosphere From Decay

    January 11, 2017

    Charon -- Pluto's moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away -- is slowing down the decay of Pluto's atmosphere, scientists have found. To put that into perspective, picture our moon three times closer to Earth and as large as Mars. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology has provided additional insight into this relationship and how it aff..

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    Dalai Lama’s Abode Deserted, Tibetans Head to Bodh Gaya for ‘Kalchakra’

    January 4, 2017

    Thousands of Tibetan Buddhists have left this town in Himachal Pradesh and have reached Bodh Gaya in Bihar to listen to the teachings of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and participate in the highly-venerated 'Kalachakra' (Wheel of Time) ceremony. The spiritual leader, along with monks of the Namgyal Monastery, started a ritual preparation on Monday to consecrate the venue. The 'Kala..

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  • Trump's Threat And The Challenge Before New UN Chief

    Trump’s Threat And The Challenge Before New UN Chief

    January 3, 2017

    US President-elect Donald Trump's controversial tweet on the 193-member UN comes at a time when former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres has assumed office as its ninth Secretary General. Trump questioned the United Nations' efficacy, calling it a "club of people to get together, talk and have a good time". In a previous tweet, Trump also cautioned that when he takes office, "things will ..

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