Washington, Mar 7 - Even though music is believed to be a universal language to many, a new study suggests that music doesn't speak to everyone.
There are people who are perfectly able to experience pleasure in other ways who simply don't get music in the way the rest of us do.
The researchers refer to this newly described condition as specific musical anhedonia-in other words, the specific inability to experience pleasure from music.
"The identification of these individuals could be very important to understanding the neural basis of music-that is, to understand how a set of notes [is] translated into emotions," Josep Marco-Pallares of the University of Barcelona, said.
Washington, Mar. 07 - After a US magazine ran a story finally revealing the mysterious man behind the wildly successful digital currency Bitcoin, the alleged founder has reportedly denied being involved in the project.
Newsweek published an article about one Nakamoto, claiming he was the maker of the crypto-currency, largely based on circumstantial evidence.
However, in his only interview, the 64-year-old man tacitly acknowledged his role in the project of creating the digital currency, but insisted that he was no longer involved, Tech Crunch reports.
Washington, March 7 -US President Barack Obama proposed a diplomatic solution Thursday to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine in his phone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In their hour-long conversation, Obama told the Russian leader that Russia's actions in Crimea, an autonomous republic in southern Ukraine, "are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, in coordination with our European partners," Xinhua quoted the White House as saying in a statement.
Washington, March 7 - President Barack Obama Thursday rejected criticism from a prominent Hispanic leader who dubbed him the "deporter in chief" for the record number of undocumented migrants deported since he took office.
"I am the champion-in-chief of comprehensive immigration reform," he declared during a forum at the Newseum in Washington to promote the registration of Latinos in the new medical insurance plans available under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
The president thus responded to one of the country's most important Hispanic figures, National Council of La Raza head Janet Murguia, who had sharply criticised Obama earlier this week.
Washington, Mar 6 : Despite being a taboo topic in colleges, anal sex is the latest rage among students, it has been revealed.
The three college sex columnists seem to encourage students to learn more about the banned topic on campus, the Huffington Post reported.
Abigal Student, who wrote a column at Washington State University encouraging her fellow students to learn more about "the road less traveled," said that modern men and women have gone off the beaten path by moving their entry point two inches south from that of their forefathers and modern American couples have normalized the practice of anal sex.
Abigal asserted that that anal sex is mainly joked about on campus and that the students who do enjoy it are not outwardly willing to come forward with that information.
Washington, Mar 6 : Looks like it's the celebrities versus the common man now after the Oscars most re-tweeted selfie clicked by Ellen DeGeneres broke records on Twitter with three million retweets.
A man from Texas has taken the responsibility to break the record of Ellen DeGeneres selfie retweet record, CNET. com reported.
Terry Shipman clicked a selfie with his two little dogs with the caption, "Let's see if we can beat the Oscar re-tweets!" and now the tweet has become a viral hit with 2,800 followers and over 75,000 retweets.
Washington, March 6 : SAT college admissions test in 2016 will bring back the 1600-point scale and will also have an optional essay section.
According to the test's architect, David Coleman, the essay will be based on a source document included in the test and will take up to 50 minutes which will be scored separately, the Huffington Post reported.
The test's two mandatory sections, "evidence-based reading and writing," and math, along with the essay, will take up to three hours to complete.
Washington, Mar 06 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently purchased the popular messaging service, WhatsApp, for a mega 19 billion dollar deal finalized over a weekend at his home.
The uber hot deal between the two companies took years of courtship to reach final stages and it all started with an email from Zuckerberg in the spring of 2012.
According to The Verge, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum accepted the offer, a day after Valentine's Day at Zuckerberg's home and the two chiefs celebrated by opening up a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and hugging one another.
Washington, Mar 06 : In a series of longstanding disputes among the two tech giants, Samsung has reportedly claimed that Apple leaked confidential information about the company in a licensing row.
It was earlier Apple who had claimed that Samsung had leaked the very information about itself, prompting court to fine the South Korean manufacturer.
According to The Verge, the dispute centered on a licensing agreement between Apple and Nokia that Samsung's lawyers accidentally leaked to the company's employees, for which the South Korean giant was found guilty of.
Washington, Mar. 6 : Afghan President Hamid Karzai's older brother Qayum Karzai has dropped out of the race for next month's presidential elections.
An aide to Qayum Karzai, Aminullah Habibi, said Karzai would most likely support Zalmay Rassoul, the former foreign minister, for the presidential bid.
According to the New York Times, Habibi said that negotiations were still taking place but it will be final tomorrow.
Despite the vocal support of other family members, Qayum Karzai's entry to the race was said to have defied the president's wishes from the start.
Washington, Mar 06 : World's largest photo service, Getty Images, has reportedly decided to make its content free for public use after acknowledging that its pictures were everywhere with or without the watermark.
Earlier, if users wanted to get any Getty picture without the watermark, they had to pay for it.
However, the photo service has decided to drop the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that would require users to add a footer at the bottom of the image with a credit and link to the licensing page, The Verge reports.
Washington, Mar 06 : Facebook shares and likes are reportedly linked to eating disorders, a new study has revealed.
Study led by Florida State University researchers states that frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and selfies.
The study conducted on 960 college women found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating.
Washington, Mar 6 : A man, who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway, was found not guilty of violating Massachusetts state law because the women were not nude or partially nude.
The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court that had upheld charges against Michael Robertson, who was arrested in August 2010 by transit police who set up a sting after getting reports that he was using his cellphone to take photos and video up female riders' skirts and dresses, ABC News reported.
The ruling immediately prompted top Beacon Hill lawmakers to pledge to update state law.
Washington, Mar 06 : Google has reportedly updated its Gmail app for iOS, finally addressing the loathsome speed of which users earlier complained about.
Gmail software engineer Melissa Dominguez said that the Gmail app now supports "pre-fetching" so that messages are synced before a user opens the app.
According to Cnet, the updated Gmail app for iOS7 also allows for single sign-on for other Google apps on iOS like YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome and Google Drive.
Google is the only company that has been able to circumvent Apple's stranglehold on default iOS apps by linking its apps together, the report added. (ANI)
Washington, Mar 6 : Goldman Sachs is helping the World Bank launch a 600 million dollars fund to finance women-owned businesses in developing countries .
The American multinational investment banking firm made 50 million dollars investment, while the World Bank contributed 100 million dollars through its International Finance Corp.
The team hopes to attract other corporate investors and donors to raise the target 600 million dollars, the Washington Post reports.
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