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Changes in population growth and composition influence climate change
A new study has suggested that changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years. ANI

Chinese scientists, explorers seek help in search for elusive ape-man
Chinese scientists and explorers are looking for international help as they begin a new search for the elusive ape-man known as Bigfoot or Yeren. ANI

Magnets may help treat major depression
Psychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found a non-invasive, non-drug therapy to be an effective, long-term treatment for major depression. ANI

Technology News for March 5, 2009

Immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis patients have prematurely aged chromosomes
Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that T cells, or white blood cells, from patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis have prematurely aged chromosomes due to lack of structures called telomeres. ANI

Soon, robots to replace army medics on battleground
Robots may soon replace army medics on the battlefield, say researchers. ANI

Buckyballs can be used to keep water pipes clear from clogging
Engineers at Duke University, US, have found that microscopic particles of carbon known as buckyballs may be able to keep water pipes clear in the same way clot-busting drugs prevent arteries from clogging up. ANI

Virtual calendar to make families more organised developed
The days of sticking reminder notes to the fridge door would soon be passi, courtesy a new high-tech calendar that sends text messages to family members. ANI

Archaeology excavations begin at four ancient sites in Macedonia
Major archaeological excavations have started at four ancient sites around Macedonia, namely at the sites of Heraklea Lynkestis, Skopjes Kale Fortress, Stobi and Isar. ANI

Galileoscope to make wonders of the night sky more accessible to everyone
A team of leading astronomers, optical engineers and science educators has designed the Galileoscope - a high quality, easy-to-assemble and easy-to-use telescope, which would make the wonders of the night sky more accessible to everyone. ANI

Astronomers discover a pair of twin black holes
Astronomers from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) in Tucson, Arizona, have found what looks like a pair of twin black holes, orbiting each other in the center of one galaxy. ANI

Archaeologists find buildings from third century AD in Malaysia
A group of archaeologists has unearthed two prehistoric buildings from the third century AD in the Bujang Valley in Malaysia recently. ANI

Species of Australian lizards much more than previously thought
A genetic study, conducted by a University of Adelaide researcher, has discovered that there are many more species of Australian lizards than previously thought, raising new questions about conservation and management of Australias native reptiles. ANI

Birdlike dino sat in yoga-like pose 200 million years ago
Fossil handprints of a meat-eating birdlike dinosaur, that dates back to 200 million years, show that it plopped down on the edge of a lake and rested its arms, palms slightly facing inward, in an almost yoga-like pose. ANI

Brit teens prefer reading to chatting online with friends
Reading a book is what appeals to UK teens more than speaking to their friends on social networks or other online sites, according to a new survey. ANI

Asthma patients may benefit from antibody injections
An Indian-origin scientist at McMaster University says that jabs of an antibody, mepolizumab, may benefit patients with a very severe asthma. ANI

New approach to treat lung cancer offers high cure rates
A new technique to treat lung cancer at Temple University might double a persons chances of surviving the deadly disease, and that too without the need of conventional radiation regimen or surgery. ANI

Dead Sea drying at an alarming rate
A new study has indicated that the water levels in the Dead Sea, which is the deepest point on Earth, are dropping at an alarming rate with serious environmental consequence. ANI

New technique may herald end of nuclear arms
In a move which would be taken positively by advocates of world peace, a team of engineers has developed a technique to denature plutonium created in large nuclear reactors, making it unsuitable for use in nuclear arms. ANI

Nanostitching could make airplanes 10 times stronger
The future of flight seems safe, with engineers at MIT using carbon nanotubes only billionths of a meter thick to stitch together aerospace materials in work that could make airplane skins and other products some 10 times stronger at a nominal increase in cost. ANI

Birth control shots cause significant weight gain
Women who use depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), commonly known as the birth control shot, are at an increased risk of becoming obese, says a new study. ANI

Facebook gets celebrity-centred makeover
Keeping a track of celebrities and causes just got easier - all thanks to Facebook. ANI

Black hole duo could be creating ripples in fabric of space-time
Astronomers have suggested that two newfound black holes on the verge of crashing into each other could be creating ripples in the fabric of space-time. ANI

Belief in God really does reduces anxiety, stress
A new study has confirmed what many people already believed: having faith in God can help block anxiety and minimize stress. ANI

Newborn blue whale first time caught on camera
A newborn blue whale has been captured on camera for the first time, and is believed to be the first proof that a blue whale hot spot in the Pacific Ocean is a birthing ground for the endangered species. ANI

Stem cells may stop osteoporosis, promote bone growth
A new study has shown that tweaking a certain group of multipotent stem cells-mesenchymal stem cells-with a hormone called interferon (IFN) in our bodies, might stop osteoporosis and promote bone growth. ANI

Soon, a virtual reality device that lets you see, hear, smell, taste and touch
Scientists are developing a virtual reality device that stimulates simultaneously all five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and, touch, with a high degree of realism. ANI

Water and life may be present beneath Martian volcano
A team of scientists has used a computer modeling system to reach the surprising conclusion that pockets of ancient water may still be trapped under the Martian volcano Olympus Mons, that has implications for life on the Red Planet. ANI

Mobile use while travelling dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians
Talking on the mobile phone while travelling is dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians, according to two American studies. ANI

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