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New piece to the gigantic puzzle of brain function identified
Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in collaboration the company NeuroSearch have discovered a new knowledge about an important part of the brain's complex communication system. ANI

Majority of women don't recognise how deadly lung cancer can be
A new study has found women are risking their lives because they do not realise they are more likely to die from lung cancer than any other form of the disease. ANI

Oldest human settlement unearthed in Sri Lanka
Archaeologists have unearthed a human dwelling in Haldummulla, Sri Lanka, which they believe is the oldest of its kind identified on the island so far. ANI

New app Instagram allows mobile phones to create artistic photographs
Now, you can also create artistic photographs from your mobile phone which could then be shared with friends on a social network focused on photos - thanks to a new application called Instagram. ANI

How the kangaroo got its hop
Scientists have discovered a cluster of genes that may be responsible for kangaroo's characteristic hop after a DNA sequencing of a tammar wallaby for the first time. ANI

Listening to music while crossing street more dangerous than texting
A new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found that listening to music while crossing the street is more hazardous than texting or talking on the phone. ANI

Parents, teachers struggle to combat student-run malicious Facebook pages
Queensland is suffering from an outbreak of malicious student-run gossip sites, which neither teachers nor the parents have been able control. ANI

Cohabitation poses greater threat than divorce to kids' well being
It had been explained in numerous clinical, academic and popular accounts that divorce poses the greatest threat to family stability and related child well being. ANI

Compassionate love boosts athletic performance
A new study has revealed that being in love enhances athletic performance. ANI

Ancient Garamantian civilization may have practised skull surgery
Anthropologists at the University of Cambridge, England, have suggested that ancient Garamantian civilization, which flourished in the Sahara Desert from 3,100 to 1,400 years ago, might have practised skull surgery. ANI

Now, a gadget to cook your favourite crisps with just a fraction of calories
A new kitchen gadget, which entered the UK markets a week ago, has become an instant hit with crisps' lovers who also want to watch their calories. ANI

Could saltwater make microbial life on Mars possible?
Scientists in the United States are set to create Mars conditions in lab chambers to see if microbial life exists in droplets of saltwater on the red planet. ANI

Human ancestors travelled the seas 130,000 years ago
Human ancestors travelled the high seas 130,000 years ago, which is 100,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study has found. ANI

Vitamin B boosts erectile function in men with high cholesterol
A daily dose of niacin, also known as vitamin B3, improves erectile function in men with high cholesterol, a new study has found. ANI

PETA planning raunchy 'p*rn' website to highlight 'plight of animals'
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is all set to draw the attention of millions of Internet surfers when they launch their own 'p*rn website'. ANI

ET may destroy humans because we are causing space pollution
A new study carried out by researchers affiliated with NASA and Pennsylvania State University has assumed that aliens may destroy humans because we are causing pollution in space. ANI

Stimulating heart muscle cells can lead to light-controlled pacemaker in future
Researchers have indicated that a new technique that stimulates heart muscle cells with low-energy light raises the possibility of a future light-controlled pacemaker. ANI

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