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Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

Envy most common personality trait among humans

Envy most common personality trait among humans

Envy is the most common basic personality trait shaping human behaviour. 

Smart light that tracks human behaviour

The new StarLight system has a wide range of practical applications, including virtual reality without on-body controllers and non-invasive real-time health monitoring. 
 

Smartphone monitoring can boost behavioural studies

Interpreting the data collected from volunteers' own smartphones -- which has the potential to emulate randomised trials -- can boost research into human behaviour, finds a new study.

You are not irrational but just a quantum probabilistic!

You are not irrational but just a quantum probabilistic!

 What has quantum physics to do with human decision-making? A lot, say researchers, advising that the next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you are obeying the laws of quantum physics.

Suffering from 'missing smartphone anxiety'?

At a time when a debate is raging about smartphone addiction among the millennials (those born after 1980), here comes a way to help you identify if you are suffering from a modern-day phobia: fear of being without your mobile phone.

Play video games to improve mood

Just around 20 minutes of video games after a hectic day at office can provide you quick stress relief, says a study.

Animals, too, cosy up to friends of friends

Bonding with a friend of a friend is something most humans do. But do animals too exhibit such behaviour?

When love and maths go together!

When love and maths go together!

Mathematics can prove to be a crucial tool for understanding love by negotiating its complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating and always interesting mysteries, says maths expert Hannah Fry.

Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools: Study

Researchers from University of Montreal have discovered a multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era, suggesting that the Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools like humans.

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

As researchers are mining Facebook and Twitter data to learn about online and offline human behaviour, a new study warns them to be wary of serious pitfalls that arise when working with huge social media data sets.

New algorithms predict your behaviour from your tweets

New algorithms predict your behaviour from your tweets

Researchers have used 500 million tweets to develop algorithms which they claim can predict an individual's behaviour hours in advance.

Computer tool spots aggressive human behaviour in CCTV images

Researchers have developed a new computer programme that can analyse closed circuit television (CCTV) images and spot aggressive human behaviour with 90 per cent accuracy.
The research is an important step forward in intelligent security systems that could raise an alarm without requiring constant human vigilance, researchers said.

Mum`s anxiety and depression rubs off adversely on children

Researchers have discovered that a child, as young as 18 months of age, is at an increased risk of developing emotional and disruptive problems if his or her mother suffers from anxiety and depression symptoms.

It`s official! Women better at multitasking than men

Women are better than men at multi-tasking, especially when it comes to planning and devising strategies, scientists have found.

Men in love walk slower!

Ladies, want to know how much your man is into you? Take a stroll with him!

Human behaviour `key player in flu outbreaks`

A new study suggests that changes in human behaviour may have the greatest influence on waves of influenza outbreak.

People actually smile when they’re frustrated

It may be hard to believe but a new study has found that most people smile when they’re frustrated.

People’s niceness may reside in their genes

DNA may help explain why some people are nicer than others, according to researchers.

High CO2 levels put oysters in trouble

Oysters are in serious trouble due to high level of CO2, caused by human behaviour.