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People on deathbed often express positive emotions

People on deathbed often express positive emotions

Although thinking about dying can cause considerable angst, new research suggests that the actual emotional experiences of the dying are more positive than you would expect. “When we imagine our emotions as we approach death, we think mostly of sadness and terror,” said Kurt Gray of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US.

Social isolation driving online infidelity in India

Social isolation driving online infidelity in India

Internet infidelity or involvement in sexual and romantic conversation online with someone other than their own partners is on the rise in India and social isolation is one of the primary factors responsible for it, says a study. Married people are more likely to involve in online infidelity due to social isolation which includes lack

35% working mothers don't want second child

35% working mothers don’t want second child

As many as 35 per cent working mothers in urban India avoid having a second child, a survey said, highlighting the need to devote more time and energy in taking care of parents and raising kids and increasing expenditure as key reasons. “Considering the stresses of modern marriage, job pressures and cost of raising children

Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games

Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games

Researchers have developed an underwater computer touchscreen exclusively for dolphins to play games. With the smartphone built just for them and a little bit of training, dolphins can play games like Whack-a-Mole, the researchers found. As the eight-feet underwater touchpad allows dolphins to interact and make choices, it could be used to investigate dolphin intelligence

New technology can drastically increase screen resolution

New technology can drastically increase screen resolution

Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage — a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colours to form the images. With the current technology, each of these

WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

WhatsApp allows teenagers to better express themselves

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms, a study has claimed. The findings showed that WhatsApp groups allow teenagers to express themselves in ways that they cannot at school, helping them develop closer and more open relationships with their classmates. “The group

New app to improve lives of people with dementia

New app to improve lives of people with dementia

In a first, an app is being developed by researchers to help improve the environment at workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. The app being developed by the researchers at the University of Stirling in Britain will digitally assess how suitable a residence, care facility or other environment is for older

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

Practicing Tai Chi — a form of ancient Chinese martial art — for 12-weeks may significantly reduce symptoms of depression such as persistent feeling of sadness or loss, a study showed. Tai Chi, which has been used for more than 1,000 years, combines deep breathing and slow and gentle movements. It is generally suitable for

Enforcing bedtime imperative for adequate sleep in kids

Enforcing bedtime imperative for adequate sleep in kids

Parents who actively enforce bedtime rules for their children may help them get adequate sleep, an important determinant of health, new research shows. Lack of sleep in children is known to cause poor attention, worse grades, school absences, poor social interaction, irritability and crankiness, depression, increased car crashes, and increased risk-taking behaviour. “Sleep is increasingly

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