Neuroscientists at the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, perform better in the presence of a female bird.
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that had been bred and trained to drink excessively.
Greg Laughlin from the University of California-Santa Cruz came up with the figure by calculating the sum of the planet’s age, size, temperature, mass and other vital statistics. The Daily Mail reports that the Earth came out to be the most expensive of all planets.
Experts said the steady rise in temperatures is threatening the vineyards around Bordeaux region of France which is famous for producing some of the most esteemed and expensive wines on earth.
MIT neuroscientists proved that the visual cortex can change its function as it is capable of being recruited for language processing. This disproves that language processing can only occur in highly specialised brain regions that are genetically programmed for language tasks.
People who are assertive
People who show artistic tendencies
A new study has explained that people who feel badly about themselves are more likely to show bias against people who are different. ‘When we feel bad about ourselves, we can denigrate other people, and that makes us feel better about ourselves,’ Jeffrey Sherman of the University of California said.
Increasing widths of blackholes
Measuring the lengths of supernova explosions
A joint research sponsored by the department of science and technology, India and NASA has explained the "puzzle" of recent period of decreased solar activity during the Sun's 11-year cycle. Solar scientists around the world were puzzled by the extended disappearance of sunspots in 2008-2009. The recent solar minimum, a period characterised by a lower frequency of sunspots and solar storms, was the deepest observed in almost 100 years.
A George Mason University study has suggested that being a mindful person not only makes you more tolerant, but it can also neutralise fears of dying and death.
The app, which amassed over three million users, worked by sending users an email whenever a "friend" altered their relationship status.
Researchers at University of Berlin have created a car that can be controlled by a headphone-like device which detects the driver's brainwaves while a computer converts these signals into electronic commands that are used to guide the car.