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People know an average of 5,000 faces, says study

Results provide baseline with which to compare ‘facial vocabulary’ size of humans with facial recognition software.

10 Oct 2018 9:35 AM

We trust people with similar accents, says study

Research found trust-related decisions about accented speakers are more difficult due to our underlying bias for members of our own group.

19 Sep 2018 8:29 AM

Dogs' cuteness peak at 8 weeks, says study

Study shows pups' attractiveness is lowest at birth and increases to maximum before 10 weeks of age before declining and levelling off.

17 May 2018 10:14 AM

Study says sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen

Globally, suicide was second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds in 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

17 Mar 2018 6:41 PM

Parents fear social media more than drugs

Parent's number one concern was education and study stress among their children

11 Mar 2018 4:26 PM


Fake news travels faster than truth: Study

The MIT study took the 126,285 stories and checked them against six independent fact-checking sites.

10 Mar 2018 9:10 AM

Humans may soon develop drugs from ants

Experiments with 20 ant species found antimicrobials on 12 of them, a team reported in the Royal Society Open Science journal.

07 Feb 2018 8:18 AM

Cancer from cellphones? New study says no need to hang up

Studies of cellphone users had found little reason for concern, but the newest research took a closer look at the effects.

03 Feb 2018 1:28 PM

Salt threatens US waters

Researchers say tons of sodium chloride crystals, more than 20 million nationwide each year; are rising the salinity of hundreds of lakes.

29 Jan 2018 2:53 PM

Survey reveals one fourth of millennials are stressed out every day

While only 31 per cent revealed that they felt mentally stimulated every day, while 46 per cent felt stressed under three times a week.

20 Jan 2018 7:19 PM


Starfish making comeback after syndrome killed millions

From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico.

30 Dec 2017 9:57 AM

Carrying phones in the pocket, a health hazard: study

A study suggest that increased use of cell phones may be linked to certain types of brain cancer and other health effects.

19 Dec 2017 3:09 PM

A better mammogram? Huge study putting 3-D scans to the test

US officials are starting a huge study to find out if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves screening for breast cancer.

08 Dec 2017 2:21 PM

Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts – study

A new research shows that the melting Arctic sea ice could render sun-soaked California vulnerable to a recurrence of the severe drought.

05 Dec 2017 6:56 PM

US scientists take step toward creating artificial life

US researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA.

04 Dec 2017 11:35 AM


Babies recognise words even before learning to speak them

True word learning requires making connections between speech and world around us and learning how different words relate to each other.

21 Nov 2017 8:04 AM

Short-term probiotics can help shed those extra kilos

Further long-term studies are required to examine the effects of probiotic supplementation on various measures on body weight.

18 Nov 2017 2:50 PM

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?

Researchers say that social media use could be one factor for recent teen suicides and the use of smartphone for at least five hours daily.

15 Nov 2017 2:34 PM

Sleep-deprivation similar to being drunk: study

This phenomenon suggests that regions of patients' brains were dozing, causing mental lapses, while the rest of the brain was awake.

07 Nov 2017 3:31 PM

More evidence links earthquakes to energy waste wells: study

Researchers found that the wastewater caused a big enough increase in underground pressure to make rock formations slip along fault lines.

26 Oct 2017 10:56 AM