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MEN ADOPT SING SONG TONE TO SPEAK WITH WOMEN

Men instinctively adopt a sing-song tone when talking to a woman they find attractive, a new study has found. The study led by the University of Stirling in UK which looked at the vocal ranges of men and women in courtship scenarios found humans make subtle changes in their voices when they speak to people they find attractive. The research – led by Stirling's Juan David Leongomez - also found that these subtle voice modulations also make the speaker seem more attractive to the person at whom the speaking is directed. The research team studied a sample of 110 heterosexual individuals, who were either native English or Czech speakers. They compared the vocal patterns of men and women – when the speakers were talking to people they perceived as attractive, versus people they perceived as unattractive. When men of both languages were talking to women they found attractive, the researchers found the men tended to speak in a more variable voice (more "sing-songy"). The men al…

SHAME TO HUMANITY

All 295 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed today after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it received notification from Ukrainian Air Traffic Control that it had lost contact with Flight MH17 at 1415 GMT (8:45 IST) at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border. "Nearly 300 people died when a Malaysia Airlines Boeing- 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine," an advisor to the Ukrainain Interior Minister, Anton Herashchenko, said. "It was flying at the altitude of 10,000 meters. 280 passengers and 15 crew members died," he said in a Facebook post. "The aircraft was shot down over Ukraine by terrorists operatin…

OBAMA THE WORST PRESIDENT

Barack Obama is the worst US President since World War II, 33 per cent of Americans have said in a new poll released today which gave negative grades for him for his handling of key issues like the economy, foreign policy, terrorism, heatlhcare and environment. America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 per cent of voters say, while 38 per cent say the country would be worse off, according to the Quinnipiac University National Poll. American voters say 54 - 44 per cent that the Obama Administration is not competent running the government. The president is paying attention to what his administration is doing, 47 per cent say, while 48 per cent say he does not pay enough attention, according to the poll. 52-year-old Obama, now in his second term, is the worst president since World War II, 33 per cent of American voters say while another 28 per cent pick his predecessor in the White House, President George W. Bush. R…