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Space tourism to speed up climate change
With space tourism being the latest fad, soot from commercial space flight will change global temperatures. ANI

Getting a divorce? Stay away from Facebook
Lawyers are advising their clients engaged in Family Court fights to stay away from Facebook, as the social networking site has become both the latest weapon and target for warring spouses. ANI

How H1N1 is different from other viruses as a respiratory illness
A new study has found distinguishing characteristics of the H1N1 virus in how it affects respiratory illness. ANI

Proteins regulating water retention in salt-sensitive hypertension identified
A new research has found that two proteins in the brain act as valves to turn the hormone that regulates water retention in the body. ANI

Factor boosting leukemia's aggressiveness identified
An international team of researchers has identified particular relationship that can promote aggressive leukemias and lymphomas. ANI

Origin of immune cells in the brain discovered
A new study has discovered that microglia-the immune cells that reside in the brain-have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception. ANI

Why 'Crush on Obama' online video went viral
A new study examines the reasons for a political video clip to spread from a few people to millions, sometimes in a matter of hours. ANI

Dolphins learning to 'walk' on water 'just for fun'
Biologists have claimed that dolphins in the wild are learning to 'walk' with their tails along the surface of water. ANI

Scientists discover planets around elderly binary star
Scientists have discovered a planetary system consisting of at least two massive Jupiter-like planets orbiting the extremely close binary star system NN Serpentis. ANI

Dogs can recognize their owners' faces: Study
A new study has shown that dogs rely on seeing their owners' faces in order to recognise them. ANI

Worms offer clues to declining fertility with age in women
New ways that may help maintain fertility in women who want to delay bearing a child may not be too far, as Princeton scientists have discovered genes responsible for controlling reproductive life span in worms. ANI

Teens' sleeping patterns a clue to mental health risk
The sleeping patterns of teenagers can provide a clue to their longer-term risk of developing depression or bipolar disorder, say scientists. ANI

Today's 70-yr-olds 'smarter than their predecessors'
A new study reveals that 70-year-olds today do far better in intelligence tests than their predecessors. ANI

Coming soon: Body armour that is tougher than bullet proof Kevlar
It's light, cheap and it is stronger than the previous record holder, bulletproof Kevlar - it's a new kind of material that could lead to more economical and even printable body armour. ANI

Compact fluorescent energy saving lamp 'better than incandescent bulbs'
Empa researchers have investigated the ecobalances of various household light sources - and the compact fluorescent lamp, commonly known as the energy saving lamp is the clear winner. ANI

Study finds similarities in art improvisation techniques then and now
A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that many old manuscripts were used by the organists of the day in the same way that the jazz musicians of our time use CDs - as a way of learning how other musicians play. ANI

Now, Green Carbon Centre that could recycle CO2 to lower eco footprint
Rice University researchers have created a Green Carbon Center to bring the benefits offered by oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other energy sources and will also provide a means to recycle carbon dioxide into useful products. ANI

Scorpion sting could be used to stop heart bypass failures
Researchers have said that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing. ANI

Our brains, not hearts, make us fall in love: Scientists
Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not your heart that makes you fall in love. ANI

Indian neutrino lab to have world's biggest magnet
India is set to start work on a 250-million-dollar underground laboratory, called the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO), which will be built in the Bodi West Hills Reserved Forest in the state of Tamil Nadu. ANI

Having too many sisters 'makes a man less sexy'
Too many sisters can make a man a lot less sexier, at least in case of rats, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin. ANI

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