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NASA's Swift satellite, Hubble Telescope probe asteroid collision debris
NASA's Swift satellite and Hubble Space Telescope are probing asteroid collision debris. ANI

Stress, depression linked to shorter survival in cancer patients
Till date, the biological mechanisms behind stress affecting tumour's ability to grow and spread in cancer patients were not well understood. ANI

Adults with arthritis have worse health related quality of life
A study has indicated that the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for adults with arthritis is much worse than for those without this condition. ANI

Adult-supervised drinking in teens may up alcohol use
A new study has indicated that allowing adolescents to drink alcohol under adult supervision does not appear to teach responsible drinking, as teens get older. ANI

1 drug, many targets may be the future of healing!
A new discovery by researchers from the University of California San Diego and the City University of New York (CUNY) has provided hope for the development of a potential drug with multiple targets. ANI

NASA's Voyager spacecraft to soon enter interstellar space
It took more than 30 years for NASA's Voyager to reach the edge of our solar system, but now the twin probes are about to enter interstellar space. ANI

Body armour can protect brain from 'shell shock' blast injuries
A study has found that stronger and tougher body armour may be just what soldiers need to better protect their brains from mild injuries tied to so-called "shell shock". ANI

Like humans, monkeys too can recall what they've seen!
For the first time, a study has suggested that monkeys too can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory just like humans. ANI

Chemical mechanism behind bugs' antibiotic resistance identified
For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics. ANI

Early warning signal for ecosystem collapse detected by scientists
Scientists have been able to detect what they say is an unmistakable warning, a death knell, of the impending collapse of the ecosystem. ANI

New laser beam can tell what person had for breakfast by analysing single hair
Scientists have developed a new laser that can tell what a person has eaten for breakfast by just analysing a single strand of hair. ANI

How data helps to know people's mind
An author has described how psychologists can use their data to learn about the different ways that people's minds work. ANI

Being tall, obese may boost blood clot risk in men
You are more likely to develop blood clots if you are tall, obese and male, according to a new study. ANI

Densest solid planet known 'super-exotic super-Earth' unveiled
An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet, which is the densest solid planet known. ANI

Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified
A new study has found that mutations in single gene determines the shape and size of the human cerebral cortex, an evolutionary marvel responsible for everything from Shakespeare's poetry to the atomic bomb. ANI

Like humans, animals too display distinct personalities
A recent study has revealed that animals display distinct personalities just like humans do. This comes as no surprise, considering that Homo sapiens evolved from being apes, many centuries ago. ANI

Our own social status determines our brain's response to others' rank!
A new study has suggested that our own social status influences the way our brains respond to others of higher or lower rank. ANI

NASA astronauts challenge public to 'Earth vs. space chess match'
Two NASA astronauts, who will launch into space on Friday, are challenging the people of Earth to a chess rematch. ANI

Interval training with healthy eating can curb obesity effectively
A new study from the Montreal Hearth Institute's centre for preventive medicine and physical activity ( ANI

Fish livers 'are good source of beneficial fatty acids'
A team of researchers from the University of Almeria (Spain) has confirmed that fish livers are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial to health. ANI

Cotton swab use may result in ruptured eardrum
Inserting a cotton swab into the ear may result in a ruptured eardrum, according to a new study. ANI

A 5-min checklist may help docs detect autism in 1-year-olds
A simple five-minute checklist completed by parents in a pediatrician's waiting room may soon become a standard tool to detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants when they are just 1-year-old, according to a new study. ANI

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