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New advance may change modern electronics
Researchers at Oregon State University have made a new discovery that could form the basis of a new approach to electronics. ANI

Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours
Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours. ANI

Climate a major factor in lizard's sex
A new study has revealed that the s*x of snow skink lizards is influenced by climate. ANI

Why some people get sicker than others when exposed to same illness
A new study conducted on a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may shed new light on why some people get sicker than others when exposed to the same illness. ANI

Dragonflies grow bigger with more oxygen: Study
New experiments have confirmed that dragonflies grow bigger with more oxygen, or hyperoxia. ANI

Heavy drinkers cut intake over time, but still drink more than average adult
A new study has suggested that heavy drinkers may reduce the amount of alcohol they consume over a period of years but are not likely to go down to the level of the average adult. ANI

Coming soon: Captcha adverts you just can't ignore
Here's some good news for advertisers: It would now be difficult to take eyes off your work. ANI

Similar racial backgrounds 'don't forge friendships on Facebook'
A study has revealed that race is no longer the strongest predictor of friendship between two people, at least not on Facebook. ANI

Fat dads may lower chances of pregnancy
The chances of success in assisted reproductive technology drops if the father is overweight, according to a new study. ANI

Behavioral feedback enhances online weight program
Internet might offer communities a low-cost way to motivate their overweight residents to lose pounds, a new study has suggested. ANI

Male spiders prefer virginity to size
A new study has revealed that male spiders that get to have s*x only once or twice in their lives are far more interested in a female spider's virginity than in her size. ANI

Software to fight hacking technique bags award
Scientists have come up with new software to combat hacking technique. ANI

Now, CCTV that can 'sense' aggression from sound
A UK company has developed a CCTV technology, which can assert if you're being aggressive or calling for help. ANI

Adultery sites reveal secrets of human nature
For all those who think the adultery website is good only for two-timers, think again - it can reveal our true nature too, according to a new study. ANI

Talking with others in a friendly way improves mental function
A new study has suggested that talking with other people in a friendly way can make it easier to solve common problems. ANI

How the brain forms habits
A new study from MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research has shown that brain's habit formation appears to be an innate ability that is fine-tuned by experience- specifically, the costs and rewards of certain choices. ANI

Fragranced products emit unlisted 'toxic' chemicals, shows study
A new study has shown that widely used fragranced products - including those that claim to be "green" - give off many chemicals that are not listed on the label, including some that are classified as toxic. ANI

Dose of the 'blues' could help people overcome depression
A new research suggests that a dose of the "blues" could help people overcome depression and other mood disorders. ANI

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