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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

Updates from the world of Science and Technology, research findings and scientific reports for February 15, 2010

Citizen scientists to find missing pieces of Australias biodiversity
Reports indicate that scientists and volunteers will spend the next three years surveying the far-flung corners of the continent to find the missing pieces of Australias animal and plant diversity. ANI

Brain-cell activity in flying fruit flies
Scientists have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit fly. ANI

Potential new therapeutic targets for cystic fibrosis identified
Scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified potential targets for treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis. ANI

New discovery may lead to more effective stem cell therapies for leukemia
Scientists at UC San Diego say they have taken a critical first step for the development of safer and more effective stem cell therapies for patients with leukemia, multiple myeloma, anaemia and a host of other diseases of the blood or bone marrow. ANI

Scientists revamp genetic coding
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a new way of using the genetic code, allowing proteins to be made with properties that have never been seen in the natural world. ANI

Cognitive and motor delays linked to flat head syndrome in infants
A new study has linked cognitive and motor delays to flat head syndrome in young babies. ANI

Tyrannosaurus Sex - an insight into dinosaur reproduction
The female Tyrannosaurus rex must move her tail to the side for sex - this is one of the new paleobiological findings highlighted in The Discovery Channel show Tyrannosaurus Sex. ANI

IPCC scientist dismisses furor over Himalayan goof up
The scientist behind the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that falsely claimed the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035 has dismissed the furor over the errors as a clamour without substance. ANI

Scientists create revolutionary photographic technique
A team of scientists has developed revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video. ANI

Physicists construct quantum toy houses
A team of physicists from the University of Calgary (U of C) in Canada has manipulated a mysterious property of light to stack together a variety of quantum states of light, or two-storied quantum toy houses of any style and architecture. ANI

Nausea drug may help treat heart disease and stroke
American scientists have identified new effects of drugs approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drugs, which can help shift cellular energy metabolism and may even come useful in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. ANI

Brit scientists identify gene clue to early dementia speed
Cambridge scientists have discovered a gene, which may trigger a higher risk of a distressing early form of dementia. ANI

Diamond-based nanowire devices advance quantum science and technology
A team of scientists at Harvard University has taken another step towards making applications based on quantum science and technology possible, by creating diamond-based nanowire devices. ANI

Carpet of silicon whiskers could make solar cells cheaper
Reports indicate that a new solar-cell design based on a carpet of silicon rods could produce electricity at a fraction of the cost of conventional solar devices. ANI

Magnetic fields spell hope for improved wireless power supply
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have determined that using magnetic fields to induce a current in a distant device is the most promising approach for wireless power supply. ANI

A boost in plants plumbing can make them grow faster
In a new research, Australian scientists have discovered that flowering plants managed to speed up their growth and transform the planet thanks to a boost in their leaf plumbing, a finding that may be useful in developing faster-growing plants. ANI

Global warming taking giant bites out of underbellies of Greenlands glaciers
In a new study, scientists have found out that water warmed by climate change is taking giant bites out of the underbellies of Greenlands glaciers, with 75 per cent of the ice lost by the glaciers being melted by ocean warmth. ANI

One of the worlds oldest shipwrecks found off the coast of Devon
An archaeological expedition has found one of the worlds oldest shipwrecks off the coast of Devon, UK, dating back to almost 3,000 years. ANI

Google Buzz racing against time to fix biggest privacy breach in its history
Googles Buzz is facing flak from critics over what they have dubbed as the biggest privacy breach in its history. ANI

IPCC should investigate warming bias in its report, says former climate chief
The former chief of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that the climate body must investigate an apparent bias in its report that resulted in several exaggerations of the impact of global warming, including the fiasco on the estimated date for the melting of Himalayan glaciers. ANI

Herpes drug can delay HIV progression
A common treatment for herpes can also slow progression of the AIDS virus among co-infected patients, say US researchers. ANI

Switch that turns on cancer spread found
Researchers have discovered a specific protein that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body. ANI

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