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Study Scientifically Proves Canines and Many Other Animals Have Conscience

Study Scientifically Proves Canines and Many Other Animals Have Conscience

Researchers, through a study, have found a scientific proof that your pet dog and several other animals have a conscience. Scientists gave this conclusion after carrying out ‘mirror test’ on dogs.

According to the researchers, the only proof of having a consciousness of self is evaluated on the individual’s ability to use his/ her own reflection to notice and touch the presence of a mark applied under anaesthesia or during a period of distraction on face, head or other parts of the body.

Fossil stored in Smithsonian Collection is Beast from Moby-Dick

Fossil stored in Smithsonian Collection is Beast from Moby-Dick

Researchers have found a new species of carnivorous whale which is similar to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. A new study has suggested that the 14- to 15-million-year old remains were misidentified earlier.

Researchers examined the whale’s fossil history and found that the family was once filled with variety of whales of various sizes and shapes. Now, the researchers have added a new sperm whale species to array Albicetus oxymycterus.

Researchers Preparing To Develop New Lie-Detecting Software

Researchers Preparing To Develop New Lie-Detecting Software

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) said it is working to develop unique software that can detect lie by considering a speaker’s gestures and words.

The researchers said they are building the software based on real-world data and for that they studying the videos from high-stakes court cases. The software, so far, has shown 75% of accuracy in identifying who was being deceptive as compared with humans’ scores of just above 50%, said study researchers.

Thin Haze in Occator Crater on Ceres Can Be an Indicator of Presence of Frozen Water

Thin Haze in Occator Crater on Ceres Can Be an Indicator of Presence of Frozen Water

Ceres and its bright spots have baffled scientists since they were first discovered, now researchers through two new studies have found some news details about these bright spots that are found all over the dwarf planet’s surface.

In one of the study scientists claim that the bright spots on the surface of Ceres is a kind of salt. The second study shows the detection of ammonia-rich-clays on Ceres.

According to researchers when the sun shines into the Occator crater on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a thin haze appears above its brightest spot.

Insights into Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

Insights into Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

Bright spots found on the dwarf planet Ceres’ surface have baffled scientists since they have been spotted. Now researchers after studying the data sent back home by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have got some insights into the mysteries of the dwarf world.

In one of the studies, scientists call this bright spots as a kind of salt on the dwarf planet’s surface. The second study shows the presence of ammonia-rich clays on Ceres.

KIC 8462852 Doesn’t Have Aliens, it’s Just a Star: SETI

KIC 8462852 Doesn’t Have Aliens, it’s Just a Star: SETI

The star KIC 8462852 grabbed attention in October this year when mysterious signals from the stellar body suggested that there could be a gigantic artificial structure drifting in front of the star. Now, astronomers have come up with a conclusion that the star shows no sign of life.

KIC 8462852's inconsistent dimming was baffling astronomers from a long time. Some of them think the anomalous star may have an extraterrestrial civilization. To observe the possibilities, they hunted for brief laser pulses from the stellar body, but found nothing, as per a report of SETI.

More Than 10% US Kids are with ADHD as Diagnoses Skyrocket

More Than 10% US Kids are with ADHD as Diagnoses Skyrocket

A new study which showed that more than 10% US kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggests the cases have spiked among girls and some US minority groups in past few years.

Experts believe surge in confirmed ADHD cases among girls, older kids and Hispanics could be because of better screening among some previously under diagnosed groups. More than 5.5 million kids aged five to 17 years have the neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder, as per the study which analyzed ADHD cases confirmed by parents from 2003 to 2011.

Researchers Find New Genus of Ancient Sperm Whale

Researchers Find New Genus of Ancient Sperm Whale

Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution said a monstrous whale that could chew up a ship and destroy the vessels lived around 15 million years ago. The recent find was made after the study of a fossil.

Alex Boersma, lead author of the new research published in the open access journal PLoS One, said in a statement that modern day whales have teeth in their lower jaw; this is because their main food source is squids.

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