Technology Inceptions: Powerful Robots Helps in Faster Detection of Bridge Defects  |  Teacher Insights: Are you susceptible to persuasion?   |  Science Innovations: Mushrooms to help fight TB  |  Management lessons: How to Create Cool Brands and Stay Cool  |  Health Monitor: Honey Helps Increase Testosterone Levels in Males  |  Parent Interventions: Women Oncologists Skip Scientific Conference to Take Care of Children  |  Career News: Chinmaya University-CPPR Announce MA in Public Policy and Governance Course  |  Parent Interventions: Electrical zap to retrieve memory  |  Science Innovations: Laura Kreidberg: Trying to Spot the First Sign of Life Outside Earth  |  Parent Interventions: Don't Let Children Drink Too Much Juice, Sugar Water With Little Nutrients  |  Technology Inceptions: Low-Cost Tissue Freezing Device to Help In Breast Cancer Treatment  |  Science Innovations: Exomoons May Become Quasi-planets  |  Science Innovations: Blue Tongue Lizard Babies As Clever as Adults  |  Parent Interventions: Quality Sleep for Teen Health   |  Technology Inceptions: MIT Develops Artificial 'Muscles' Based on Fibers  |  
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Are you susceptible to persuasion?
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Teacher Insights
July 19, 2019 Friday 04:16:32 IST

Are you susceptible to persuasion?

Researchers at Edge Hill University in England have helped identify personality traits which make people more (or less) susceptible to persuasion than others. They asked 316 people to complete online questionnaires revealing their personality traits and how easily they might be persuaded. From this they identified three main personality profiles which they named ‘fearful’, ‘malevolent’ and ‘socially apt’.They found fearful people who are typically shy and anxious were more likely to follow the crowd and be persuaded to do something by people in authority. Those with a more extrovert, self-oriented and manipulative personality (malevolent profile) were less likely to be influenced by authority figures, less willing to return a favour a

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Teacher Insights
July 12, 2019 Friday 12:05:20 IST
Posterior Parietal Cortex Plays Crucial Role in Processing of Visual Stimuli

Posterior Parietal Cortex Plays Crucial Role in Processing of Visual Stimuli

Posterior parietal cortex plays a crucial role in making decisions about images in the field of view.According to David Freedman, Professor of Neuroscience, this part of the brain plays a vital role in planning your next action or directing your attention.Freedman and postdoctoral research scholar Yang Zhou ran an experiment in wh

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Teacher Insights
July 11, 2019 Thursday 03:44:56 IST
Cartoons with Narrative Structure Understood Better By Children

Cartoons with Narrative Structure Understood Better By Children

A study conducted among primary school children in the  8-9 year age group and 11-12 age group found that cartoons with narrative structure were easily processed and their values understood easily by children compared to non-narrative cartoons.The study was done by University of The Basque Country using Doraemon, with a narr

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Teacher Insights
July 11, 2019 Thursday 03:18:51 IST
Encoded learned behaviour

Encoded learned behaviour

A team of Princeton scientists found that learned behaviours in C. elegans, a nematode, can be conveyed through the germline for multiple generations. (C. elegans is a primitive organism, that shares many of biological characteristics of human biology).Princeton University researchers have discovered that learned behaviours can be inh

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Teacher Insights
July 10, 2019 Wednesday 01:21:25 IST
People Less Attentive Reading News Content on Small Screens

People Less Attentive Reading News Content on Small Screens

A new research done by University of Michigan and Texas A&M University revealed that those reading news on small screen are less attentive and engaged with the content. The finding was made after monitoring the heart rate variability which decreased when they read on small screen and changes in sweat were muted. The resear

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International Edu News
July 15, 2019 Monday 12:45:39 IST
Varsities of G-7 countries form alliance

Varsities of G-7 countries form alliance

A new U7 Alliance has been formed with the aim of tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges from climate change to inequality. The Alliance is made up of universities from the G7 countries - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and the US. In creating the U7 Alliance, the world’s leading universities recognise the fac

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National Edu News
July 15, 2019 Monday 12:44:16 IST
IIITD&M to host world meet on energy

IIITD&M to host world meet on energy

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (IIITD&M ) Kancheepuram, Chennai, will host the first International Conference on Energy, Systems and Information Processing (ICESIP 2019). The conference provides an international forum for researchers, academicians, and professionals from various engineering

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Technology Inceptions
July 19, 2019 Friday 04:23:05 IST
Powerful Robots Helps in Faster Detection of Bridge Defects

Powerful Robots Helps in Faster Detection of Bridge Defects

A new powerful robot developed by researchers at University of Waterloo helps in faster detection of defects and makes the process reliable by automating it.The new system combines autonomous robots, cameras and lidar – a remote sensing method using lasers — to systematically collect data for defect detection and analysis. “We can do

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Science Innovations
July 19, 2019 Friday 04:13:19 IST
Mushrooms to help fight TB

Mushrooms to help fight TB

In a new study, researchers at American Society for Nutritionshow that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help tuberculosis patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response.TB is becoming more difficult to fight due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains, creating an urge

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
July 04, 2019 Thursday 04:15:00 IST
Leonardo Da Vinci-The Life of Multi-Faceted Genius  and His Thinking Principles

Leonardo Da Vinci-The Life of Multi-Faceted Genius and His Thinking Principles

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 – 1519), continues to puzzle the world with his masterworks, which surpasses boundaries of disciplines and unites them in a grand manner. Italy, the country of his birth and France, the country of his death, may continue to fight for his billion-dollar legacywhile the wholeworld struggles to decode the my

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Higher Studies
June 24, 2019 Monday 08:34:59 IST
Time to Apply for NIPHM PG Diploma in Plant Health Management

Time to Apply for NIPHM PG Diploma in Plant Health Management

The National Institute of Plant Health Management has invited applications for its PG Diploma and Diplpma courses in Plant Health Management. The PG Diploma is of one-year duration while diploma is of six months duration. The one-year programme is divided in to two semesters. The features of the programme are: 1. Participatory lear

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table July 04, 2019 Thursday 03:36:43 IST
India’s Draft New Education Policy Aims to Reinvent School Education

India’s Draft New Education Policy Aims to Reinvent School Education

India's excellence in education dates back to ancient times when it had set up Nalanda and Takshashila Universities that attracted thousands of foreign students from across the world. Who can ignore the contribution of Sushruta to medicine and surgery,Aryabhatta to astronomy and mathematics or Chanakya to economics and political science? The a