Colossal head of Roman empress unearthed by archaeologists

Washington, August 14: Archaeologists in Rome have unearthed the colossal portrait head of the Roman empress Faustina, wife of the emperor Antoninus Pius, who ruled from A. D. 138 to 161.

The find comes almost exactly one year after archaeologists discovered the remains of a colossal 16 foot statue of the emperor Hadrian (A. D. 117-138) at a spot about 6 m (20 feet) away.

Both the Hadrian statute and Faustina head come from the largest room of the Roman Baths at Sagalassos, which have under excavation for the past 12 years.

This room—cross-shaped, with mosaic floors, and up to 1250 sq. meters—was most likely a cold room or frigidarium.

Human activities maybe laying the groundwork for mass extinctions in the oceans

Washington, August 14: A scientist has warned that human activities are laying the groundwork for mass extinctions in the oceans on par with vast ecological upheavals of the past.

According to Jeremy Jackson, a professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in the US, human activities are cumulatively driving the health of the world’s oceans down a rapid spiral.

He added that only prompt and wholesale changes will slow or perhaps ultimately reverse the catastrophic problems the oceans are facing.

Eye-to-eye contact holds the key to giving a good impression

IntervieweeWashington, Aug 14: Whosoever advised you to look straight into the eye of the interviewee when applying for a job was certainly a well wisher, for according to a group of scientists a direct eye to eye contact makes up for acceptance while an averted gaze generates avoidance.

A study by researchers in an Academy of Finland funded project proved that gaze direction is significant for the processing of visual information from the human face.

“Spooky signals” seem to travel 10,000 times the speed of light

Famous scientist Albert EinsteinWashington, August 14: Strange signals that famous scientist Albert Einstein himself called “spooky” might happen at least 10,000 times the speed of light.

Atoms, electrons, and the rest of the infinitesimally tiny building blocks of the universe can behave rather bizarrely, going completely against the way life as we normally experience it.

For example, objects can sometimes be said to exist in two or more places at the same time, or spin in opposite directions simultaneously.

Infants’ sensitivity to negative expressions develops at around 6 months

Washington, Aug 14: A new research has shown that an infant’s sensitivity to negative emotional expressions is likely to develop around six months.

Scientists from University of Tampere studied how the infants, between 5-7 months, react to negative facial expressions. They found that infants aged 5 months react very differently to a fearful face than those aged 7 months.

“At the age of 7 months babies will watch a fearful face for longer than a happy face, and their attentiveness level as measured by EEG is higher after seeing a fearful than a happy face,” said Mikko Peltola, researcher at the University of Tampere.

Intimacy is the key to a happy love life

Happy Love LifeWashington, Aug 14: Want to perk up your love life? Well, then try and take out time to share some intimate moments with your sweetheart, suggests a new study.

The study has cited that the level of intimacy people perceived within a relationship in any given week significantly predicted perceptions of relational uncertainty and interference from a partner.

Relational Uncertainty refers to people’s lack of confidence in their perceptions of relationship involvement.

In the study, the researchers took into account links between intimacy and relational uncertainty.