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Google picks fight with Australian business Scoogle
Internet search engine Google is said to have picked a fight with an Australian business working under the name Scoogle. ANI

Futuristic concept sees humans living in mini floating cities in the Pacific
A Japanese technology firm has come up with a concept that sees humans in the future living in giant skyscrapers on floating water lilies in the middle of the Pacific. ANI

Key protein controlling blood vessel growth in mice's brain identified
A new study has suggested that one protein single-handedly controls the growth of blood vessels into the developing brains of mice embryos. ANI

Discovery in Saudi Arabia suggests Egyptian empire extended further than thought
Archaeologists have discovered a hieroglyphic engraving in Saudi Arabia, which suggests that ancient Egyptian empire extended further than previously thought. ANI

New equation that calculates how much energy we use while walking
Scientists have discovered the equation for how much energy we use while walking. ANI

Faster-growing E. coli strain may benefit human health
A University of Illinois researcher has improved a strain of E. coli, making it grow faster. ANI

How body clock synchronizes to day and night cycle
French researchers have unveiled a mechanism that explains how biological clock works in sync with the day and night cycle despite large fluctuations in light intensity during the day and from day to day. ANI

Now, a robot that makes morally sound decisions!
Two researchers have programmed a robot to behave in an ethical manner, so that it makes morally sound decisions. ANI

Scientists solve 40-yr-old puzzle related liver enzyme function
Penn State University researchers have finally found the answer to a 40-year-long puzzle about a mysterious process by which a critical enzyme metabolizes drugs and chemicals in food. ANI

Human heartbeats could one day power cell phones!
A team of researchers has developed a power generation technology using bendable thin film nano-materials, which could one day, translate into heart implanted micro robots that operate permanently. ANI

New study sheds light on the biology of autism
Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a new window of opportunity for successful autism therapy. ANI

Arsenic could improve survival for leukaemia patients
Scientists have found that arsenic, a toxic compound, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute leukaemia. ANI

Did Da Vinci's dyslexia help him to be a master painter?
Psychologists say that the secret of Leonardo Da Vinci's talent and Pablo Picasso's success may have been their dyslexia. ANI

Parents go out only 15 times over first 5 years of their kid's life
Is the romance in your marriage fading away? Well, you must have had your first baby. ANI

Crows can distinguish between men and women's faces
A new research in Japan has indicated that crows are capable of distinguishing between men and women's faces. ANI

We are born with faculty to laugh but learn to cry during life
Laughing at a good joke or when someone tickles us is instinctive, but crying when we're sad is something we learn from other people, say scientists. ANI

Detailed maps of dark matter offer clues to galaxy cluster growth
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have created one of the sharpest and most detailed maps of dark matter in the universe by taking advantage of a giant cosmic magnifying glass. ANI

World's first robotic rotary dairy does the job of a farmer
Leaving the bed at the crack of dawn could soon become a thing of the past for Oz dairy farmers-thanks to a new robotic rotary dairy that does the job of a farmer. ANI

Yoga gives a boost to feel-good brain chemical: Study
A new research suggests that yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain chemical GABA. ANI

Earth had enough oxygen to start life '400mn yrs earlier than thought'
Scientists have found that oxygen had reached a level where it could have supported life much earlier than thought - 400 million years further back in time. ANI

Fruitfly study leads to human pain gene discovery
Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have reported the find of a novel pain gene. ANI

Oil spills pose threat to China's oceans, says think tank
The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development has said that oil spills are posing an increasing threat to the country's marine environment even as energy demand grows. ANI

How cats lap up milk so elegantly
A team of researchers think they have the answer to a mystery that has long puzzled cat lovers: exactly how do their feline friends lap up milk so elegantly? ANI

Tiny bubbles 'could deliver stroke drugs directly into the brain'
Scientists believe that bubbles could deliver a devastating blow to disease. ANI

Diabetes drug may retard growth of cysts in polycystic kidney disease
A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder-polycystic kidney disease. ANI

Severe acne may raise suicide risk
Individuals who have a severe acne problem are at a higher risk of attempting suicide, reveals a new study. ANI

30-second test to predict Alzheimer's on the anvil
Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear would soon be possible, courtesy a 30-second test being developed by scientists. ANI

New web app stops you from tweeting, Facebooking if you are too drunk!
Many of us have some or the other time, woken up to the horrible realization of having posted some terrible message on Twitter or a post on Facebook while being drunk. ANI

Underground CO2 leakage could contaminate drinking water
A new study has revealed that leakage of carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could turn up in drinking water aquifers near the surface, driving up levels of contaminants in the water tenfold or more in some places. ANI

Scientists discover 'gateway of fear' in brain
a research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has taken an important step toward understanding how the brain reacts to fear. ANI

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