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Yoga may have the power to fight fibromyalgia
Yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia - a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, according to new research conducted at Oregon Health and Science University. ANI

Underwater robot to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica
An underwater robot is being deployed by researchers at the University of British Columbia to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12. ANI

Electrified nano filter 'to kill 98pc of disease-causing bacteria in water'
Scientists are reporting development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of disease-causing bacteria in water in seconds without clogging. ANI

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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

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

Giant Antarctic balloon detects mysterious ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) that makes use of thick Antarctic ice and a giant balloon has unexpectedly detected mysterious, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. ANI

Pre-exercise stretching 'kills runners' strength'
A new study has found that static stretching before a workout lowers runners endurance and make their body less efficient. ANI

Bumblebees prefer striped flowers: Study
A research has suggested that gardeners can help maintain bumblebee populations by growing flowers equipped with landing lights. ANI

Physical symptoms prevalent in all types of cancers regardless of stage
Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University schools of medicine and nursing have indicated that twenty-two physical symptoms associated with cancer - symptoms often unrecognized and undertreated - are prevalent in all types of cancers regardless of whether the patient is newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or is a cancer survivor. ANI

Malnutrition ups risk of prolonged hospital stay
A new study has revealed that hospital patients admitted with malnutrition or who dont eat for several days are at greater risk of a prolonged hospital stay. ANI

Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk
A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease. ANI

20ft wide asteroid to pas within 28,000 miles of Earth today
NASA has revealed that an asteroid larger than a double-decker bus is to pa*s within 28,000 miles of Earth on Tuesday, but has no chance of hitting the planet. ANI

Amateur archaeologists discover lost medieval village
Amateur archaeologists in the Vale of Glamorgan have discovered a hidden medieval village. ANI

New species of 'mongoose-like' carnivore discovered in Madagascar
Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar. ANI

Women with epilepsy 'more likely to experience infertility'
A new research in India has revealed that women with epilepsy may be more likely to experience infertility. ANI

Preventive medication, behavior changes help fights frequent migraines
In a study aimed at combating frequent, disabling migraine headaches, the combination of preventive medication and behavioral changes offered significant relief for 77 percent of the individuals. ANI

Interactive robots to improve personalized orthopaedic Surgeries
A number of new technologies and surgical techniques promise to personalize orthopaedic operations such as hip and knee replacement, according to a new research. ANI

Researchers find almost perfectly preserved 300-year-old pocket watch
A corroded, barnacle-covered pocket watch recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck has revealed exquisite workmanship and almost perfectly preserved internal mechanisms of the rusty relic. ANI

Experts debate over species of dino fossil
A debate has been going on in the palaeontology world as scientists debate over classification of Raptorex - the pint-sized supposed precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex a 3-metre-long fossil that made headlines when its discovery was reported last year. ANI

Student's space-dust counter breaks distance record, heads for Pluto
A student from University of Colorado at Boulder has designed a space dust counter that is flying aboard NASAs New Horizons mission to Pluto and now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space. ANI

More strokes, fewer heart attacks with carotid stents: Study
A meta-analysis of previously published studies has shown that for patients with blockages in the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain, carotid artery stenting (a non-surgical treatment) appears to be associated with an increased risk of both short- and long-term adverse outcomes when compared with surgical treatment (carotid endarterectomy). ANI

A faster way to look for drugs that regenerate nerve cells
Engineers at MIT have used a new microchip technology to rapidly identify compounds for regrowing nerves in live animals. ANI

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

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

Giant Antarctic balloon detects mysterious ultra-high-energy cosmic rays
The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) that makes use of thick Antarctic ice and a giant balloon has unexpectedly detected mysterious, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. ANI

Pre-exercise stretching 'kills runners' strength'
A new study has found that static stretching before a workout lowers runners endurance and make their body less efficient. ANI

Bumblebees prefer striped flowers: Study
A research has suggested that gardeners can help maintain bumblebee populations by growing flowers equipped with landing lights. ANI

Physical symptoms prevalent in all types of cancers regardless of stage
Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University schools of medicine and nursing have indicated that twenty-two physical symptoms associated with cancer - symptoms often unrecognized and undertreated - are prevalent in all types of cancers regardless of whether the patient is newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or is a cancer survivor. ANI

Malnutrition ups risk of prolonged hospital stay
A new study has revealed that hospital patients admitted with malnutrition or who dont eat for several days are at greater risk of a prolonged hospital stay. ANI

Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk
A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease. ANI

20ft wide asteroid to pas within 28,000 miles of Earth today
NASA has revealed that an asteroid larger than a double-decker bus is to pa*s within 28,000 miles of Earth on Tuesday, but has no chance of hitting the planet. ANI

Amateur archaeologists discover lost medieval village
Amateur archaeologists in the Vale of Glamorgan have discovered a hidden medieval village. ANI

New species of 'mongoose-like' carnivore discovered in Madagascar
Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar. ANI

Women with epilepsy 'more likely to experience infertility'
A new research in India has revealed that women with epilepsy may be more likely to experience infertility. ANI

Preventive medication, behavior changes help fights frequent migraines
In a study aimed at combating frequent, disabling migraine headaches, the combination of preventive medication and behavioral changes offered significant relief for 77 percent of the individuals. ANI

Interactive robots to improve personalized orthopaedic Surgeries
A number of new technologies and surgical techniques promise to personalize orthopaedic operations such as hip and knee replacement, according to a new research. ANI

Researchers find almost perfectly preserved 300-year-old pocket watch
A corroded, barnacle-covered pocket watch recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck has revealed exquisite workmanship and almost perfectly preserved internal mechanisms of the rusty relic. ANI

Experts debate over species of dino fossil
A debate has been going on in the palaeontology world as scientists debate over classification of Raptorex - the pint-sized supposed precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex a 3-metre-long fossil that made headlines when its discovery was reported last year. ANI

Student's space-dust counter breaks distance record, heads for Pluto
A student from University of Colorado at Boulder has designed a space dust counter that is flying aboard NASAs New Horizons mission to Pluto and now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space. ANI

More strokes, fewer heart attacks with carotid stents: Study
A meta-analysis of previously published studies has shown that for patients with blockages in the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain, carotid artery stenting (a non-surgical treatment) appears to be associated with an increased risk of both short- and long-term adverse outcomes when compared with surgical treatment (carotid endarterectomy). ANI

A faster way to look for drugs that regenerate nerve cells
Engineers at MIT have used a new microchip technology to rapidly identify compounds for regrowing nerves in live animals. ANI

Squeezable cell phone to give you status info without having to look at it
Scientists have developed a squeezable cellphone - SqueezeBlock - using tiny motors built into the casing to mimic the behaviour of a spring. ANI

Airplanes that also travel in space to be 'the holy grail' of aeronautics
A British firm is working on an airplane that would also travel in space. ANI

Was Oz-Indian scientist first to discover recently found Earth-like planet?
The recent discovery of Earth-like planet caused a tizzy in the science world, but many are still sceptical of the claim. ANI

'Mona Lisa' model remains 'found in Florence municipal dump'
In a tragic turn of events, the remains of the Italian woman who modelled for Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa were found lying in a municipal rubbish tip, an Italian expert has claimed. ANI

On Facebook, the more apps you add 'the more popular you are'
An Oxford University-led research has found that users calculate their popularity quotient based on how many Facebook applications they add onto their profile. ANI

New find points toward habitable environments deep in Martian crust
A Planetary Science Institute researcher has said that a new discovery of hydrothermally altered carbonate-bearing rocks on Mars points toward habitable environments deep in the Martian crust. ANI

Coming soon: 'Magic pill' for men with aggressive prostate cancer
A study from the Institute of Cancer Research based in London and Surrey indicates that a potentially life-prolonging pill for men with aggressive prostate cancer could be available within a year. ANI

55-million-year-old fossil sheds light on bizarre extinct mammal
University of Florida researchers, who found a well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal, have discovered that it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans. ANI

Space technology-inspired high-resolution X-ray camera to help dentists
A Swedish company has taken inspiration from an advanced technique used for miniaturising space hardware to make a visit to the dentist a little more comfortable. ANI

Apple's iPad named 'Gadget of the Year'
Apples iPad has been named Gadget of the Year at the technology grant equivalent of the Oscars. ANI

Fish were the first to have sex for fun, fossils suggest
New research from the Gogo Formation of Western Australia suggests that fish were the first to have intimate sex by copulation. ANI

Man to 'fly around Moon for the first time'
Russian, European and US space agencies are considering the possibility of flying a manned mission around the Moon using the space station as a launching point. ANI

Sometimes, even dogs 'see the glas half empty'
It seems unlikely that a dog could be pessimistic, but a new study suggests that sometimes even they see the gla*s half empty. ANI

Paralysed patient becomes world's first to get stem cell therapy
For the first time, scientists have used human embryonic stem cells to treat a paralysed patient in a study described as the dawn of a new age of medicine. ANI

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