Studies

  • 79% of people are ready to give up alcohol, chocolate to get their mobile phones back 3 days ago

    Washington: A whopping 47 per cent of Americans admit they wouldn't last more than a day without their cell phones and 79 per cent say they would be willing to give up alcohol or chocolate to regain access to their devices, according to a new survey. When ranked by importance to...
  • Mobile use lowers children's grades in school: Study 5 days ago

    Tokyo: Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found. Among the nearly one-in-nine 14 and 15-year-olds who use their handheld device for at least four...
  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Doctor's remove additional electrical wire from nurse's heart August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: As an emergency nurse at a city hospital, 21-year-old Rakhi (name changed) is required to be alert and efficient while at work. Rakhi's health had begun to fail around four months ago when she suddenly started perspiring and a sense of constant fatigue had settled in her. She...
  • Union Budget 2014: A mixed bag of hopes and disappointments for Uttarakhand July 11, 2014

    The maiden budget of Narendra Modi Government comes as a mixed bag of hopes and disappointments for Uttarakhand which is still struggling to recover from the effects of last year's natural calamity. Even though not finding a mention in the budget of the proposed green bonus and additional financial assistance for...
  • Light drinking less healthy than thought, finds a new study July 11, 2014

    Paris: A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published on Friday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only...
  • Orgasms improve communication between partners, study finds July 4, 2014

    You have got another reason to go for some action tonight. According to a promising study, orgasm not only reinforces intimate bonds between partners but also improves communication between them. "Post-sex communication is likely linked to sexual and relationship satisfaction. For this reason, pillow talk may play a pivotal role in...
  • Journal expresses 'Concern' over Facebook study July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the decision to manipulate the content appearing on the...
  • Facebook's mood manipulation experiment 'messed with people's minds' July 4, 2014

    WAshington: A controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation "messed with people's minds," privacy activists said in a formal complaint to US regulators on Thursday, seeking an urgent investigation. In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study - which has been widely criticised...
  • Twitter driving couples towards infidelity July 3, 2014

    New York: Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the microblogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees July 1, 2014

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and top...
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Watch: Experts speak on Facebook experiment June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study that manipulated users' emotions June 30, 2014

    Washington: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012, Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into users' news feeds to study how this affected...
  • Delhi University first cut-off list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the three-year course, scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • As a parent, how do you feel about this? Study says violent video games promote good behaviour in real life June 28, 2014

    Here comes a shocker. Contrary to popular perception that playing violent video games makes people aggressive, a new study says playing such games may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity and pro-social behaviour in real life. Committing immoral behaviour in a video game elicits feelings of guilt in players and such...
  • Not everyone wants cheering up: study June 28, 2014

    Toronto: People with low self-esteem may not really want you to try to boost their spirits, a new study suggests. Those with low self-esteem have overly negative views of themselves, and often interpret critical feedback, romantic rejections, or unsuccessful job applications as evidence of their general unworthiness, researchers said. Researchers at the...
  • 'Haters' are likely to be better workers, study finds June 20, 2014

    Are you a 'hater' or a 'liker?' It may surprise you but a new study finds that "haters", or people who generally like fewer things, are likely to be better workers. Since haters spend so much time on fewer activities, it gives them the opportunity to hone their skills in specific...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report June 17, 2014

    Panaji: After the recent controversy over Goa ministers being sent on a study tour to Brazil for the World Cup, CNN-IBN has now learnt that several ministers in the Goa government have been globe trotting in the name of study tours and striking trade deals. But not much has been...
  • Underwater vehicle by Mumbai students to feature at US meet June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: A remote-operated underwater vehicle with a robotic arm, made by engineering students of a city institute will feature at an international technology innovation event to be held in the US later this month. A team of students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Narsee Monjee Institute...
  • FMSA hails Narendra Modi's declaration of fair deal about Muslim community June 14, 2014

    The Forum For Muslim Studies And Analysis (FMSA), a body of Muslim intellectuals, has in a resolution hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration in the Parliament that the community would be "given a fair deal'. In a resolution passed on Friday the forum has said that the PM's assurance has given...
  • Australian researchers closer to finding better vaccines for diabetes June 11, 2014

    Australian researchers have said that they are a step closer to establishing a link between a protein and type-1 diabetes that may help in the development of better vaccines to treat and prevent the disease.The research shows how a protein -- GAD65, changes its shape when it turns itself on...
  • Pornography does not have a significant impact on rape and crime against women in India: Study June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In an interview with CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, blamed pornography for rising rapes in Uttar Pradesh, but a recent study by researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, disagrees. Titled, 'Sexual crime in India: Is it influenced by...
  • Does porn cause men's brains to shrink? May 30, 2014

    Washington: Researchers found less gray matter in the brains of men who watched large amounts of sexually explicit material, according to a new study. The research, which appeared Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, could not determine if porn actually caused the brain to shrink however, and the authors called for...
  • People are more likely to pick mates who have similar DNA, study finds May 20, 2014

    Washington: Saying 'I do' because of similar DNA? People are more likely to pick mates who have similar DNA - a strong reason for tying the knot other than religion, age, race, income, body type and education, a new study suggests. Individuals are more genetically similar to their spouses than they...
  • Management students working on a 'Brand Namo' case study May 19, 2014

    A group of students of a management institute in Indore have initiated a case study on 'Brand Namo' which has established itself as a major political force in the country. "Four of our students are working on a case study on how 'Brand Namo' was established," Devi Ahilyabai Vishwa Vidyalaya's (DAVV)...
  • Teenagers choose smartphones over sex May 15, 2014

    New York: Teenagers are so touchy about their screens that they are willing to give up almost everything - even the pleasures of a sexual encounter - in exchange for their smartphones, a fascinating research has revealed. While 26 per cent of teenager students in the US can not live without...
  • This may come as a shock. Watching porn may not be good for your marriage, study finds May 12, 2014

    New York: Watching porn may be detrimental for your married life as this leads to people accepting extra-marital affairs as a "normal and rewarding" thing - leading to divorce. According to a study, the more a person watches porn, the more likely he/she is in a state of accepting extra-marital affairs. "If...
  • Study suggests 'smaller' penis size keeps women loyal to men, but that's no excuse to be lazy in bed April 25, 2014

    London: Does size of your penis worry you a lot? Stop thinking and get on with the act as a study reveals that women are more loyal to men with 'smaller' penises. A team of researchers from the US and Kenya found that there was a strange link between the size...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi April 18, 2014

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to Salim Khan's...