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Chimps use long-term memory to forage for food  Oct 24, 11:59 am
Washington, Oct. 24 (ANI): A team of scientists have determined that chimpanzees use long-term memory for remembering the size and location of fruit trees and feeding experiences from previous seasons using a memory window that can be from two months to three years ago.
200,000 private PCs help unearth 24 pulsars   Aug 30, 11:59 am
Washington, August 30 (ANI): Scientists have used a computer cloud, with computing power of 200,000 private PCs, to discover 24 pulsars - stellar remnants with extreme physical properties.
What causes violent birth of neutron stars  Jun 28, 2:01 pm
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics conducted the most expensive and most elaborate computer simulations so far to study the formation of neutron stars at the center of collapsing stars with unprecedented accuracy.
Living in urban areas may have huge impact on animals and humans' biological clock  Jun 6, 11:54 am
London, June 6 (ANI): Life in city can be a draining experience not only for humans but also for animals, researchers have claimed.
Rats move their eyes in opposite directions  May 29, 3:49 pm
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen have revealed that rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical plane when running around.
Fish larvae's visual system plays key role in hunting prey  May 23, 1:50 pm
Washington, May 23 (ANI): For most animal species, moving objects play a major role in the processing of sensory impressions in the brain, as they often signal the presence of a welcome prey or an imminent threat.
Charcoal from wildfires pouring copiously into oceans via rivers  Apr 20, 1:29 pm
Washington, Apr.20 (ANI): Wild fires not only destroy millions of trees each year but the residue is transported to the sea by rivers which penetrates the carbon cycle, a recent study has revealed.
New touchscreen keyboard allows thumb-typing 34pc faster than QWERTY layout  Apr 18, 2:33 pm
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A research team at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices.
Mate choice in mice 'heavily influenced by paternal cues'  Mar 29, 10:42 am
Washington, March 29 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found that house mice (Mus musculus) showed a definite preference for mating with individuals from their father's original population.
Teamwork could have originated in chimps  Mar 20, 12:21 pm
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Teamwork has been fundamental in humanity's greatest achievements and now scientists have found that this trait has its evolutionary roots in our nearest primate relatives - chimpanzees.
Why some people are bad at learning  Feb 14, 1:19 pm
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A research team has revealed the reason why some people are worse at learning than others.
Colours of exoplanets could reveal signs of life  Feb 10, 4:12 pm
London, February 10 (ANI): One way to find whether exoplanets would contain life forms would be by looking at their distinctive colours, say scientists.
Love hormone plays key role in maintaining social relations in chimpanzees  Jan 24, 2:39 pm
Washington, January 24 (ANI): Researchers have found that in chimpanzees cooperative relationships are facilitated by an endocrinological mechanism involving the hormone oxytocin, even when these are between non-kin.
How removing sperm and egg producing cells extends lifespan  Dec 18, 4:23 pm
Washington, December 18 (ANI): Removal of germ cells - the sperm and egg producing cells - increases longevity of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, but the underlying molecular mechanisms were a mystery.
Achilles' heel of drug-resistant pathogens discovered  Dec 18, 10:30 am
Washington, December 18 (ANI): Max Planck scientists have identified a potential new target to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria: the factor EF-P.
Transistors controlled by laser pulses to be 10000 times faster   Dec 6, 3:16 pm
London, December 6 (ANI): A discovery made by a Georgia State University professor and international researchers could lead to transistors - the fundamental part of all modern electronics - controlled by laser pulses that will be 10,000 times faster than today's fastest transistors.
Abused kids may suffer from anxiety and mood disorders in adulthood  Dec 3, 1:08 pm
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Adults who were exposed to trauma in early childhood are more likely to suffer from anxiety and mood disorders, as traumatic experience induces lasting changes to their gene regulation, according to scientists.
Musicians' brains synchronize even when playing different notes  Nov 30, 1:45 pm
Washington, November 30(ANI): Synchronization emerges between brains when making music together, and even when musicians play different voices, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin have found.
Rhythms in brain influence hearing abilities  Nov 15, 12:26 pm
Washington, November 15 (ANI): Our listening abilities oscillate and depend on the exact timing of one's brain rhythms, a new study has revealed.
3D-model of stellar birthplace created with a tint of Hollywood  Oct 31, 2:51 pm
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Using the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Telescope and techniques more commonly encountered in Hollywood blockbuster computer graphics than in astronomy, a team of researchers has produced a three-dimensional map of the molecular cloud B68, a possible future birthplace for a low-mass star.
72 is the new 30 in modern world   Oct 16, 2:21 pm
Washington, October 16 (ANI): People are living longer than ever, thanks mostly to industrialisation.
Neanderthals bred with modern humans outside Africa 37,000 years ago  Oct 5, 2:55 pm
Washington, October 5 (ANI): Harvard and Max Planck Institute scientists have estimated the date when Neanderthals and modern Europeans last shared ancestors to explain why Neanderthals are most closely related to people outside Africa.
Even chimps form and maintain their own local traditions  Aug 30, 12:50 pm
Washington, August 30 (ANI): Chimpanzees are not only capable of learning from one another, but they also use this social information to form and maintain local traditions, researchers have found.
Even 3-yr-olds know who deserves sympathy and who doesn't  Aug 21, 1:35 pm
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Children as young as 3 apparently can tell the difference between whining and when someone has good reason to be upset, and they will respond with sympathy usually only when it is truly deserved, according to a new research.
Less sleep means more offspring for male pectoral sandpipers  Aug 10, 11:10 am
Washington, August 10 (ANI): Polygynous male pectoral sandpipers that sleep the least sire the most young during the breeding season, according to a new study.
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