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Global warming has slowed down in the past decade: Scientists
Scientists have said that the rate at which global temperatures are rising has slowed down over the past 10 years. ANI

Scary movie scores mimic sounds that naturally set people on edge
A new research has found that the musical scores accompanying classic Hollywood horror and drama films tend to imitate sounds that naturally set people on edge. ANI

Burials of 400 'poor' people unearthed near Giza
Archaeologists have excavated burials of 400 people-dating between 2,700 and 2,000 years ago-on the Giza plateau in Egypt. ANI

Mid-level clouds are especially understudied, says geoscientist
A Texas A and M University geoscientist has said that clouds are the least-understood variable in the sky-especially the mid-level clouds. ANI

Insomnia on the rise among IT engineers in India: Study
A new study has found that an increasing number of software engineers in India are suffering from insomnia and have poor quality of life. ANI

100,000-yr-old fossilized teeth of cavemen found in Central China
Archaeologists have unearthed fossilized teeth of cavemen dating back 100,000 years, the first such discoveries in central China. ANI

Keeping BlackBerry in your pocket could be harmful
Keeping that smartphone in your pocket could have harmful health effects, says BlackBerry. ANI

Police radar guns might spot suicide bombers
Radar guns used by police to spot speeding motorists could help identify would-be suicide bomber in a crowd, say researchers. ANI

Skin patch could provide efficient pain relief with every flinch
Scientists at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, have suggested that a skin patch could soon provide efficient pain relief whenever you flex sore muscles. ANI

Now, iPhone apps to help you during pregnancy
If you are pregnant, there are iPhone apps that can help you get through the process. And while it's true that these apps don't make the pain ago away, they do let you keep track of things and become more knowledgeable. ANI

Switch that controls neuronal migration in developing brain identified
Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a crucial step in brain development, which offers insight into the origins of epilepsy, mental retardation and possibly brain tumour metastasis. ANI

ESA's Hylas-1 released in space
ESA's first public-private partnership in a full satellite system, Hylas-1, has been launched into space. ANI

Can Facebook and Twitter predict election results better than polls?
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are slowly gaining ground in politics too - in fact, many wonder if the social networking sites could predict election results. ANI

Microsoft's 'tactile' app 'could spell end of mobile keypads'
Microsoft has designed a new application to construct a "tactile" touchscreen - a display that uses technical tricks to convince users they are actually touching the ridges, bumps and textures of a displayed image. ANI

Sugar-sweetened coffee 'boosts memory, attention span'
Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists. ANI

Sugar cube-sized supercomputer in 10 to 15 years: IBM
IBM scientists have said that a pioneering research effort could shrink the world's most powerful supercomputer processors to the size of a sugar cube. ANI

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