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Technology News on August 20, 2011

Combination of diabetes drugs with exercise shows less benefit
It is believed that exercise has great benefits for people with type 2 diabetes. ANI

Aliens could end global warming or kill us
US scientists claim that when aliens arrive, they will destroy Earthlings because we harm our environment so much. ANI

Biodiversity more important for ecosystem services than thought
A recent study of grasslands has shown that the importance of maintaining multiple ecosystem services across many years and places has been widely underestimated. ANI

Mothers with higher pre-pregnancy BMI have fatter babies, says Indian origin scientist
A study, led by an Indian origin scientist, has found that babies of mothers with a higher pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), are fatter and have more fat in their liver. ANI

How parasite tricks rats into becoming cat food
A research has shed light on how a parasite uses the power of sexual attraction to trick rats into becoming cat food. ANI

Dance club drug ecstasy may help treat blood cancer
Scientists have claimed that dance club drug ecstasy could be used to treat cancers of the blood. ANI

People who aim high, set ambitious goals lead happier lives
Do you want to lead a happy life? Well, then be ambitious, as a new research has found that aiming for higher goals in life does make you happier. ANI

Explosive growth of cities over next two decades puts global environment at risk
A new study has indicated that explosive growth of cities worldwide over the next two decades could pose significant risks to people and the global environment. ANI

Bonn scientists find 'deadly secret' in Queen Hatshepsut's perfume bottle
University of Bonn scientists have revealed the dark secret of Queen Hatshepsut's flacon, which is on exhibit in the permanent collection of the Egyptian Museum of the University. ANI

Sony's version of 'Harry Potter' time-freezing binoculars offers instant action replays
Harry Potter's magical time-freezing binoculars have made their way into the 21st century, and are set to revolutionize bird watching, horse racing, cricket and even opera. ANI

Why and how malaria parasites breach immune defences of pregnant mothers
Researchers have answered a long-standing mystery - why and how malaria parasites go unnoticed by the immune defences of pregnant mothers. ANI

Enzyme deficiency linked to head, sex organ deformities
Scientists have found that the deficiency of an enzyme leads to severe head deformities and ambiguous sex organs in babies born with Antley-Bixler syndrome. ANI

Statins reduce risk of stroke, but not suitable for certain patients
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can reduce the risk of strokes as well as heart attacks, but Loyola University neurologists have warned that they may not be appropriate for certain categories of patients. ANI

NASA craft shows Earth swallowed by solar storm
A NASA spacecraft has watched a solar storm engulf our planet for the first time. ANI

Nitrogen in soil helps clean the atmosphere
A new study has found that the nitrogen in fertilized soil strengthens the self-cleaning capacity of the atmosphere. ANI

Metabolic syndrome ups risk of kidney disease by 55pc
Metabolic syndrome, which comprises a group of medical disorders that increase people's risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature death risk, may contribute to kidney disease, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. ANI

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