life management


Poisonous frogs evolve to sing longer and louder

Poisonous frogs evolve to sing longer and louder

He's sexy and he knows it. The little devil frog is noisy in pursuit of a partner, and doesn't care who hears him. The little devil frog's fearlessness in the face of hungry predators could be down to his toxicity. The little devil, Oophaga sylvatica, is a member of the dendrobatid group of poisono

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Bangalore, Chennai join forces for inter-state heart transplant

Bangalore, Chennai join forces for inter-state heart transplant

Doctors, traffic police and airport officials in Bangalore and Chennai transported a live heart over 350km in just over two hours on Wednesday. "This is the first time we're attempting an inter—state heart transplant. A heart can be kept in cold storage for up to four hours, but we gave ourse

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103-Year-Old Sprinter Challenges Usain Bolt

103-Year-Old Sprinter Challenges Usain Bolt

3Closing in on his 104th birthday, a twinkle-toed Japanese sprinter has thrown down the challenge to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, telling him: "let's rumble!" Hidekichi Miyazaki -- who holds the 100 meters world record for centenarians at 29.83 seconds and is dubbed 'Golden Bolt' after the

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No lal batti: Chennai halts traffic to save life

No lal batti: Chennai halts traffic to save life

When it's more common to read reports of people losing their lives because of their inability to reach the hospital on time because of VIP traffic restrictions, here is a heart-warming story of traffic coming to a halt in Chennai to save the life of an ordinary patient. On Monday, life in the hea

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Multitasker MAN or WOMAN

Multitasker MAN or WOMAN

BBC Online says Women 'better at multitasking' than men  : It's not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking, at least in certain cases, a study says. Men were slower and less organised than women when switching rapidly between tasks in tests by UK psychologists. Both sexes

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Chimp calls suggest language evolved from a song

Chimp calls suggest language evolved from a song

Was the evolution of spoken language more of a song or a dance? The responses of chimpanzees to a stuffed snake suggest it might have been more like a stage show, with vocal and gestural modes of communication both being fundamental building blocks of language. Darwin suggested we sang our way t

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Cuba to Florida without shark cage

Cuba to Florida without shark cage

On her fifth attempt spanning 35 years and involving many agonising interactions with jellyfish, the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad finally achieved her lifetime ambition to enter the record books as the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Nyad came on shore at Flo

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Cancer shouldn't happen to young. But it does... and I'm proof you can survive it

Cancer shouldn’t happen to young. But it does… and I’m proof you can survive it

With flowing chestnut hair and wide blue-violet eyes, she gazes unflinchingly from posters and magazines – alongside the simple, arresting statement: ‘I was terrified, all I heard was cancer,  but thanks to Teenage Cancer Trust I knew I was going to be OK.’ I’d glanc

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Humpback Whales Learn New Tricks

Humpback Whales Learn New Tricks

Whether it's learning a new song, figuring out how to use tools to forage for food, or picking up the local customs, learning from others is an important part of life for many animals, including people. The idea of a culture or traditions—behavior shared by an identifiable group and acquir

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'Thank you': The simple but powerful message from boy!

‘Thank you': The simple but powerful message from boy!

A seven-year-old boy is heading to Boston for life-saving cancer treatment after an emergency appeal by his parents raised hundreds of thousands of pounds in just one week. Alex Novakovic’s parents had to raise £255,000 in 11 days to pay for him to have specialist radiotherapy in Am

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