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Strangers can help you choose better profile pictures

Strangers can help you choose better profile pictures

If you are in dilemma about which photo to set as your profile picture on social media, let a stranger choose it for you. It will convey better first impressions, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia, found that images selected by strangers conveyed more favourable

New 3D-printed digital patch may heal damaged heart tissue

New 3D-printed digital patch may heal damaged heart tissue

US scientists have created a revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack. During a heart attack, a person loses blood flow to the heart muscle, causing the cells to die. As the human body cannot replace those heart muscle cells so it

Cows on road? Indian engineers develop alert system for drivers

Cows on road? Indian engineers develop alert system for drivers

Indian engineers have developed a real-time automatic obstacle detection and alert system to help cars avoid colliding with cows on the road, a common sight in this part of the world. The system uses a dashboard camera and an algorithm that can determine whether an object near the vehicle is an on-road cow and whether

Women prefer looks over other traits in men

Women prefer looks over other traits in men

While looking for a potential partner, women are likely to choose men who are physically attractive, no matter how respectful, friendly, ambitious or intelligent the others may be, a study has shown. “This may signal that unattractiveness is less acceptable to women than to their mothers,” said Madeleine Fugere of the Eastern Connecticut State University

Delaying womens' marriages may boost kid's well being

Delaying womens’ marriages may boost kid’s well being

Reducing child marriages and delaying the marriage of younger women in India may have significant results in improving child health and educational outcomes, a study has found. The research revealed that the children of women who got married later were more likely to complete their required vaccinations, have a higher weight-for-height. Their children were also

Green spaces, woods good for elderly

Green spaces, woods good for elderly

A walk in the woods and green spaces is likely to trigger changes in the levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brains of the elderly people living in urban areas, a study has found. The findings have important implications for architects, planners and health professionals as the world deals with an ageing population,

Acquire life skills for good health in old age

Acquire life skills for good health in old age

People with higher scores on life skills — such as emotional stability, determination, control, optimism and conscientiousness — are more likely to experience a broad range of health benefits and positive social outcomes in their old age, a study suggests. The findings showed that people who have more life skills enjoy a range of benefits,

Pornhub turns on encryption for safe watching

Pornhub turns on encryption for safe watching

To make porn-watching safe for it’s over 70 million daily users, popular adult website PornHub has turned on encryption by default. The site will use Hyertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) that will prevent any monitoring or other such intrusions, Ireland-based technology website Newstalk reported. “Here at Pornhub, we wanted to continue our concerted effort to

Netflix introduces tool to spot local translators

Netflix introduces tool to spot local translators

To give local content a push globally, including in India, leading video streaming service Netflix introduced “HERMES”, an online subtitling and translation test and indexing system to find better translators. The tool will help audiences watch their favourite TV shows and movies in their languages. “It’s hard to believe that just five years ago, we

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