New York, Feb 20 : A new survey has found that men take longer to decide if they want to end a relationship as compared to women.
The findings of the British poll showed that women take just 6 days to make a decision on breaking up, but men drag the decision out for over a month, the New York Daily News reported.
According to the survey, while men spend two-thirds of that time worrying about the decision and deciding the most tactful way to break the news to their partner, women make a snap decision based on emotional honesty.
New York, February 20 : Spanish police has been forced to apologize for using a "highly erotic" video to demonstrate first aid techniques during a public training course.
Police in Jaca used "super sexy" clips, which is available on YouTube, where two models are seen performing CPR in lacy lingerie and in another, a half-dressed man is seen squeezing a woman from behind before she turns around for a cuddle, the New York Daily News reported.
New York, Feb 20 - A new holographic memory device can provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic devices like computer, pen drive or cell phone.
This memory device uses spin waves - a collective oscillation of spins in magnetic materials - instead of the optical beams.
Spin waves are advantageous because spin wave devices are compatible with the conventional electronic devices and may operate at a much shorter wavelength than optical devices.
New York, Feb 20 - Want a stable, safe and ever-romantic relationship? Invest in relationship work ethic the way you do at work.
Couples who develop a relationship work ethic that rivals - or at least equals - their professional work ethic are a happy lot.
“When people enter the workplace, they make an effort to arrive on time, be productive throughout the day, listen attentively, try to get along with others and dress themselves to make a good impression,” said Jill R. Bowers, a researcher at University of Illinois.
New York, Feb 20 - In an acquisition move bigger than Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done, Facebook has announced to buy mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a statement released Wednesday, explained why his company is paying $19bn - $12 billion in Facebook stock and $4 billion in cash - for WhatsApp.
“Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type of content with any group of people they want.
New York, February 19 : Bill Clinton has poked fun at George W. Bush for not having a Twitter handle in his latest tweet.
The former President tweeted wishing other living Presidents on President's Day and ribbed Bush for not having an account on the microblogging social network, the New York Daily News reported.
He included Obama and George H. W. Bush as well in his tweet, which was later retweeted on Obama's Twitter account. (ANI)
New York, Feb 19 : Would you believe if told there is a smart gun that thinks before shooting?
There is one. In an effort to reduce gun violence, suicides and accidental shootings in the US and other countries, a German company Armatix has invented 'iP1' - the first smart gun.
To make it work, wear a black waterproof watch that comes as an accessory when you buy the smart gun.
Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other.
If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. It is time to shoot.
New York, Feb 19 - Are you a victim of dating violence or want to get out of an abusive relationship? Here comes an app that helps you clarify your priorities and customise personal safety plans.
In an effort to connect more young women with safety information, researchers at University of Missouri (MU), along with Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and non-profit One Love Foundation, have developed 'One Love My Plan' smartphone application.
This interactive tool helps young women in abusive relationships decide safety measures for themselves via various features embedded in it.
New York, Feb 18 : What do infants and toddlers have got to do with government of the day? A lot, claims research.
The study tries to establish that having a Democratic president in the US is linked with a reduction in infant mortality rates.
Researchers analysed US infant mortality rates from 1965 to 2010 - a period that saw four Democratic and five Republican presidents.
They found that infant mortality rates were about three percent higher during years in which a Republican was president, compared with the years in which a Democrat was president.
New York, Feb 18 - A US Sikh human rights group has challenged a motion filed by India's Congress party for dismissing of a human rights violation case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh violence.
In a 32-page memorandum of law filed with the US Federal Court here Monday Sikhs For Justice" (SFJ) argues that it has subject-matter jurisdiction as also legal standing to file the case on behalf of the victims of the 1984 violence after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The memorandum said the subject matter jurisdiction "is being invoked on the grounds of plaintiffs' being granted refugee status in the US" and the Alien Torts Statute (ATS) grants jurisdiction to US Courts to hear the human rights violation cases committed outside the US.
New York, Feb 16 - Pope Francis has passed on some words of wisdom to couples for a successful marriage - say "please, thanks and sorry".
Francis told 25,000 lovebirds gathered in St. Peter's Square that showing courtesy, appreciation and repentance go a long way toward conserving and enhancing love over time, the New York Post reported.
He also asked the couples never to finish the day without making peace because if they end the day like that, what they have inside becomes hard and cold and it becomes harder to make peace the following day.
He added that the perfect family doesn't exist, nor the perfect husband nor wife. (ANI)
New York, Feb. 16 - An Argentinean Christian theme park at Buenos Aires is bringing events from the Bible back to life.
The sprawling 17-acre park is a miniature holy city, complete with a fake palm trees, centurions, and a Wailing Wall. It takes visitors through 36 events in the Messiah's life for a small fee, the New York Daily News reported.
One of the main attraction is a 40-foot robo-Jesus, who rises and 'resurrects' from inside a mountain every hour. When he reaches the top, the robo closes his eyes and rotates his palms while Handel's "Messiah" plays in the background, after that he descends back into the grave.
New York, Feb 14 : The United States may be the birthplace of Facebook but Americans are far from the most social network obsessed people on the planet.
Egypt, Russia, Philippines and 14 other developing countries outpace the US in the proportion of internet users who log on to social sites, said a latest Pew Research Centre report.
The report finds that a majority of internet users in the 24 countries surveyed use social media, but smart phone users are still a minority.
New York, Feb 14 - The threat of looking old and premature aging - and not the increased skin cancer risk owing to ultraviolet (UV) exposure - leads teens to wear sunscreen, claims significant research.
"You can tell that when we talk about the skin cancer risk, it doesn't faze youth. But when you talk about premature wrinkling and aging, they listen a little more closely," said April W. Armstrong, investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center in the US.
To understand this behaviour, researchers went to local high schools to recruit 50 youth.
New York, February 13 : A US mom, who had set up a Facebook page for her "friendless son", has got 1.3 million fans for him on the social media site.
Jennifer Cunningham created the 'Happy Birthday Colin' page for her 10-year-old son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, after he told her that he did not want a birthday party because he did not have friends, the New York Post reported.