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Mercedes-Benz to come up with safer child seat soon
A safer and more advanced special seat in the car for your kid would soon be a reality-it was first shown in the ESF Experimental Safety Vehicle. ANI

Massive star goes supernova, smothered by its own dust
Astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered that a giant star in a remote galaxy ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang. ANI

Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found
Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy. ANI

Updates from the world of Science and Technology, research findings and scientific reports for June 9, 2010

Google Chrome beta for Mac and Linux debuts
Like its Windows counterpart, Chrome is extremely light weight and amazingly fast compared to its key competitors SoftwareTalk

Denial of UFOs existence is Cosmic Watergate: Nuclear physicist
An American nuclear physicist has labelled the denial of UFOs existence by the government as the the biggest story of the millennium, insisting that the presence of alien spaceships has secretly been acknowledged since 1947. ANI

Meat-eating dinos used at least four distinct chomping methods
Carnivorous dinosaurs munched their food using at least four distinct biting methods, according to a new research. ANI

Only 250 of worlds most endangered marine mammal now exist
The vaquita - found only in the waters of the northern end of the Gulf of California, where the Baja peninsula joins the rest of Mexico - is losing the race against time. The rare porpoise, the worlds most endangered marine mammal, is almost on the verge of extinction due to pollution, ship traffic and fishing. ANI

Easy to manipulate human stem cell developed
American researchers have developed a new type of human stem cell that may be easier to manipulate. ANI

Dogs have turned dumb due to years of domestication: Study
Owing to thousands of years of domestication, dogs have lost some of their problem-solving skills, according to new research. ANI

Why common drugs can lead to broken bones
Scientists have explained why some commonly used drugs can up your odds of breaking a bone. ANI

Sleep restores colour perception
Sleep corrects the drift in color perception that occurs during wakefulness, says a new study. ANI

First born babies put strain on parents relationship
A new study has suggested that having your first baby can seriously strain your relationship due to lack of sleep. ANI

Good nights sleep can make you Guitar Hero champ
You can become a pro in Guitar Hero after a good sleep, according to a new research. ANI

Ongoing Gulf oil spill wreaking havoc for marine ecology
The continuing oil spill disaster in Gulf of Mexico is becoming a reason for serious worries as researchers are beginning to collect data on how it is changing marine life in the Gulf. ANI

New stage fright treatment shows promising results
Scientists may have found a new treatment for stage fright - a process called biofeedback training. ANI

Psychological intervention benefits breast cancer patients
According to a new study, stress-reducing psychological intervention boosts survival and quality of life for women with recurrent breast cancer over the long-term. ANI

School based sex education classes have little effect: Study
Researchers have revealed that school based sex education classes have had little effect on reported sexual behaviours among African adolescents and no effect on the prevalence of HIV and genital herpes 9 years after the start of the intervention. ANI

Breakthrough could protect people at risk from pain of shingles
Scientists at a Scottish University may have found a solution to the acute pain of shingles - a vaccine for people who have had chicken pox and are at risk of developing the condition. ANI

Music that NASA plays to entertain astronauts on space mission revealed
NASA has revealed that it plays different music to its spacemen to keep them cheerful during the lonely days on a mission. ANI

New telescope to search for aliens
British astronomers have developed a telescope that will be used to search for life in other solar systems. ANI

New computational model could tell how the brain recognizes objects
Scientists at MITs McGovern Institute for Brain Research have developed a new computational model to describe how the human brain visually identifies objects. ANI

Now, vacuum cleaner to suck out strokes
Stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain can now be sucked out, thanks to a clot vacuum cleaner. ANI

Calvin Klein cologne attracts jaguars, pumas and other wildlife
It was only in advertisements that one saw sniffers going wild over designer perfumes and colognes, but now it is official that Calvin Kleins cologne actually attracts jaguars, pumas and other wildlife. ANI

NASAs TRMM satellite helped estimate rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet
Data sent by NASAs Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite enabled visualizers to create a map of rainfall generated by Cyclone Phet. ANI

Men hardwired to take death-defying risks for sex: Study
If a new research is to be believed, then men are hard-wired to show off and take risks in order to attract women. ANI

Regular exercise can lower your risk of taking a tumble
A new research has suggested that remaining physically fit and sticking to a regular exercise routine could lower your risk of taking a tumble. ANI

Kicking the btt before pregnancy could save babies lives
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that if more women quit smoking before they became pregnant, it would save infant lives. ANI

Snakes may be declining across the world: Study
A global study has revealed that snakes may be declining across the world. ANI

Blood vessel-blocking drug may delay prostate cancer progression
In a clinical trial of 200 prostate cancer patients, a blood vessel-blocking drug called tasquinimod slowed the rate of disease progression, say experts at Johns Hopkins, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Duke University. ANI

Young men more vulnerable to relationship ups and downs than women
A new study has challenged the long-held assumption that women are more vulnerable to the emotional rollercoaster of relationships than men. ANI

Healthy diet may help fight Alzheimers
A new study by researchers at Temple University has shown that patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimers disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet. ANI

At-risk adults tend to blame genes for ill-health than change lifestyle
People, who are more at risk of disease, are more likely to give too much importance to genetic causes of disease than change their lifestyle, according to researchers. ANI

Diabetes linked to schizophrenia
Glitches in insulin function-characteristic in diabetes and obesity - could directly contribute to psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, according to researchers. ANI

Regenerating tendons, spinal cords and heart valves possible in 10 yrs
In not more than 10 years, a tendon, spinal cord or heart valve will be able to regenerate itself after an injury or disease, claimed a Queens University chemical engineering professor. ANI

Why do most drivers tend to speed through the yellow light
Are you amongst those who do not stop but speed through the yellow light? Well, then heres the reason why you do so. ANI

Mammoths enjoyed eating their own poo
Scientists have again found evidence that mammoths used to munch their own leavings - which they call coprophagy. ANI

NASAs ICESCAPE to study impacts of climate change on Arctic
NASAs first dedicated oceanographic field campaign kicks off June 15 to probe the effect of climate change on the Arctic. ANI

Protein may help cure erectile dysfunction after surgery
Erectile dysfunction caused after the surgical removal of a cancerous prostate gland can be healed by a protein called sonic hedgehog, a new American study reveals. ANI

Personality can predict fertility
A new research from the University of Sheffield has suggested that the reproductive success of both men and women is influenced by their personality traits. ANI

Short people at greater risk of heart disease
Short people are more likely to develop heart disease than tall people, according to a new study. ANI

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