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Frequent fliers prone to 'radiation poisoning from space solar flare'
If you're a frequent airline traveler, you are probably at a greater risk of developing cancer due to high radiation levels from the Sun. ANI

Google better at advising teachers than Scotland's curriculum body
Leading education academics have concluded that the Internet search engine Google offers better advice to teachers than Scotland's curriculum body. ANI

How fear takes centre-stage in climate change debates
We have apparently been forced to fear climate change and it isn't that bad as it seems to be, says researcher. ANI

How chefs can help combat obesity by creating reduced-calorie meals
According to Penn State researchers, restaurants can help tackle the obesity epidemic by creating reduced-calorie meals. ANI

Soon, a 'nano drug' jab that hits brain tumour's bullseye
The scientists have developed a unique technology, which can inject anti-tumor drugs directly into brain tumor cells, unlike other drugs of its kind. ANI

Bedtime stories 'improve children's vocabulary, spelling abilities'
Reading bedtime stories such as Narnia or Lord of the Rings to your children at a young age can significantly improve their vocabulary as well as their spelling abilities, according to a new study. ANI

Beer 'may have led to the rise of civilization'
Some archaeologists have said that there is a possibility that beer may have helped lead to the rise of civilization. ANI

Human evolution occurred '3mn yrs earlier than previously thought'
A new statistical model has suggested that evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely accepted by scientists. ANI

Study finds hemodynamic responses for infant's facial expressions
Japanese research group have found hemispheric differences in the temporal area overlying superior temporal sulcus (STS) when processing positive (happy) and negative (angry) facial expressions in infants. ANI

Earth may have had water 'from the day it was born'
A new study claims that Earth may have had water on its surface right since the day the planet came into being. ANI

Launch of space shuttle Discovery postponed
NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery to no earlier than 4:05 a.m. EST on Nov. 30. ANI

Why watching a sunrise takes our breath away
Ever wondered why watching a sunrise or a sunset is so breathtaking? Scientists have revealed in a new study how humans perceive colours, an ability that lets us see all the glorious hues of a sunrise. ANI

'Google killer' search engine to 'clean up web searches'
A new Internet search engine called Blekko, which relies on recommendations from other users, has been launched and hailed as a 'Google killer'. ANI

Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico
Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. ANI

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