Category: This Day in History

‘Youngsters favor unhealthy food brands’

‘Youngsters favor unhealthy food brands’

Very young children are more partial to unhealthy food brands than the healthy ones, a study has shown. The study from Ireland took 172 children between the ages of three to five as subjects, showing them nine food brand logos and product images, four belonging to healthy foods and five to less healthy foods. The [&hellip

An aspirin a day may keep health away

An aspirin a day may keep health away

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned of prescription of daily aspirin intake for keeping heart troubles away as a preventive medication. The researchers’ analysis reveals that though taking an aspirin daily can help prevent a heart attack or stroke in some people, it is not beneficial in everyone. The scientific evidence shows [&hellip

Program effectively impersonates human

Program effectively impersonates human

A computer program has made Artificial Intelligence history by unrecognizably impersonating a human with a 30-plus percent accuracy. The program, named Eugene, was made to engage in conversation with judges at the Royal Society in London on Saturday, pretending to be supposed teenager Eugene Goostman. It persuaded the judges 33 percent of the time that [&hellip

Apple software simplifies shopping

Apple software simplifies shopping

Eagerly-awaited software used by Apple Inc.’s smartphones and tablets is capable of reading a user’s credit card. The iOS 8 was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. It empowers an owner of an iPhone or an iPad to snap a picture of their credit card with their device, prompting the [&hellip

Experts manage to date fingerprints

Experts manage to date fingerprints

The relative proportion of the chemicals found in fingerprints has allowed experts in Netherland to date them for the first time. Marcel de Puit, fingerprint researcher at the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI), said, “The chemicals in these fingerprints can be analyzed.” He noted, “Some disappear over time and it’s the relative proportions of these chemicals [&hellip

Site yields surprise pterosaur finds

Site yields surprise pterosaur finds

Scientists have hailed the discovery in northwestern China of a wealth of eggs belonging to a species of pterosaur, the world’s first flying vertebrate. The eggs, intact as opposed to the previous ones discovered, were part of fossils, which also included bones of 40 adults. The finds entirely belong to a previously-unknown pterosaur species, tianshanensis, [&hellip

Samsung eyes ‘Internet-of-Things’ goal

Samsung eyes ‘Internet-of-Things’ goal

Samsung has set itself the goal of finding a foothold in the blossoming “Internet of Things” market, where devices are made to function as smart items. The company avowed the purpose during its unveiling of an entirely new smartphone in San Francisco on Tuesday. The smartphone, which runs on a platform made by the company [&hellip

Scientists discover ‘mega-Earth’

Scientists discover ‘mega-Earth’

Discovery of a huge rocky planet 17 times as heavy as the Earth has prompted scientists to — judging from its age — rethink the origins of the universe. Kepler-10c, the new find by NASA’s Kepler mission, goes around a star 560 light years away. It belongs to the Kepler-10 system, which is some 11 [&hellip

Being bilingual can slow brain ageing

Being bilingual can slow brain ageing

A new study carried out by the researchers at the University of Edinburgh indicates that learning a second language may benefit the ageing brain. The research suggests that learning a new language can delay brain malfunctions, in particular, the onset of dementia by several years. The intelligence tests on 262 individuals at the age of [&hellip

Study helps better kids eating habits

Study helps better kids eating habits

A research has found a way to get young children to consume vegetables, food items that usually turn the young ones away. The study from the University of Leeds showed parents had to introduce vegetables into the children’s nutritional process at a very young age. It also showed that they had to persist in doing [&hellip