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Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:47

Don`t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability.

Dark chocolate helps artery disease patients walk better

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:14

A new Italian study has found out that people with artery diseases can improve their walking ability by eating dark chocolates.

Decline of hearing ability related to gene: Experts

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:28

In a path-breaking research which may have implications for those suffering from a decline of their cognitive and hearing abilities, Indian and American experts have established the role of a specific gene in triggering such conditions.

Humans can only spot two faces in a crowd

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 17:58

People can only recognise two faces in a crowd at a time - even if the faces belong to famous people, according to a new study.

Pigeons may be smarter than thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 22:40

Researchers have found that pigeons have the human-like ability to place everyday things in categories.

Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 08:20

Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found.

Domestication diminished dogs` ability to learn

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 18:18

Domestication may have diminished dogs` ability to learn from each other, unlike wolves, a new study suggests.

Humans not smarter than animals: Experts

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 16:12

Humans have been deceiving themselves for thousands of years that they are smarter than the rest of the animal kingdom, despite growing evidence to the contrary, scientists say.

Quantitative Ability

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 16:27

CAT aspirants will reap rich dividends if they go whole hog in familiarising themselves with the intricacies of Algebra, Geometry and Modern Math concepts, says Abhijit Gupta.

Monkeys` word recognizing ability points to origins of reading

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 17:26

A study on monkeys has suggested that some of the mental processing involved in reading evolved separately from the specialised language centres that are unique to human brains.

Colin Farrell feared sobriety would wreck acting ability

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 18:00

Colin Farrell has revealed that he was scared of being sober as he feared that it would take away his acting ability.

For want of proof, scientists debunk psychic ability

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 19:21

Some independent researchers have debunked psychic ability after being unable to find evidence supporting extra sensory perception.