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Younger people feel 'excited' when happy while older feel 'peace'
A new scientific study has found that young and old people actually experience completely different emotions when they say they are "happy". ANI

Indian scientists propose 'electronic nose' to detect TB from urine
Indian scientists have found a fast and inexpensive way to detect and monitor the effectiveness of treatment for tuberculosis (TB) from the patients' urine. ANI

Now, battery-powered skin patch to administer medication for peripheral artery disease
Indian scientists have confirmed that a new drug delivery system - the basis for a battery-powered skin patch - could be used to administer medication that shows promise for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) and healing stubborn skin ulcers and burns. ANI

Why knee osteoarthritis afflicts more women than men
A group of scientists has been awarded a grant of 127,000 dollars to lead a pilot project to determine why knee osteoarthritis afflicts more women than men. ANI

Memory can be unreliable and manipulated
Many Americans think that memory is more powerful, objective and reliable than it actually is, a new survey has revealed. ANI

Study claiming 'Internet Explorer users dumb' a hoax
A study which found that users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer have lower IQs than those who used other browsers has been revealed as a hoax. ANI

Human belly buttons harbor 60 to 100 species of organisms!
An innie belly button is home to at least 60 to 100 or more species of bacteria, fungi and yeasts, according to new research. ANI

How stress can cause skin problems
A research has shown how the complex link between the skin and the psyche - including the role of stress - affects skin conditions. ANI

Now, a reliable, accurate blood test to detect Alzheimer's early
A new blood test that is 96 percent accurate at identifying Alzheimer's disease and can perhaps detect it even before symptoms such as memory loss, poor judgment or erratic behaviour appear has been developed by scientists from Durin Technologies, Inc., and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-School of Osteopathic Medicine. ANI

Aggressive medication leads to deadly drug-resistant 'superbugs'
While the first aim of a drug treatment program should be to make and keep a patient healthy, his/her immune system also has to be allowed to work. But according to researchers, the use of aggressive drug therapy is actually aiding the evolution of drug-resistant pathogens. ANI

VISTA finds 96 star clusters hidden behind dust in Milky Way
Using data from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory, an international team of astronomers has discovered 96 new open clusters hidden by the dust in the Milky Way. ANI

Opal-like crystals found for first time in meteorite
Scientists have for the first time discovered opal-like crystals in the Tagish Lake meteorite, which fell to Earth in Canada in 2000. ANI

New compound kills cancer cells by starving them of glucose
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a compound called STF-31 that attacks the Achilles' heel of certain cancer cells by depriving them of their energy source, the sugar glucose. ANI

Increasing positive thoughts, emotions may help ease depression
Positive activity interventions (PAIs) may offer hope to individuals with depressive disorders, who do not respond or have access to adequate medical therapy, according to a new study. ANI

Now, a simple urine test may predict prostate cancer risk
A urine test could soon help doctors detect prostate cancer early and better evaluate a patient's treatment options, according to a new study involving an Indian-origin scientist. ANI

Mums were wrong - a good cry doesn't make us feel any better!
A good old cry may not be quite as beneficial as our mothers have always told us, according to a new study. ANI

Now, pay your bills through Blackberry's mobile wallet instead of cash or cards
Forget carrying cash and cards when you are going for shopping next time, as Blackberry has unveiled a new smartphone that can turn into a mobile wallet. ANI

Debrett's lays down 10 Commandments of mobile phone etiquette
There are dozens of ways by which your mobile phone habits can irritate others like talking too loudly or using foul language while on phone and as so on. That is why Debrett's have come up with the ultimate rules for mobile etiquette. ANI

Tomb of Jesus' Apostle St Philip unearthed in Turkey
A tomb thought to be that of Saint Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, has been discovered in southwestern Turkey. ANI

Breeding deeper-rooted crop plants could cut CO2 levels
Breeding crops that have roots a metre deeper in the soil could dramatically lower CO2 levels in the atmosphere, a leading University of Manchester scientist has claimed. ANI

Eating fatty acids, nutrients during pregnancy cuts breast cancer risk in daughters
Researchers have suggested that if an expectant mother increases her consumption of foods high in certain fatty acids or nutrients during her pregnancy, she can potentially reduce the risk of breast cancer in her female offspring. ANI

Our Universe is ensconsed in a bubble that is part of a vast multiverse!
Scientists had theorized that our universe might be contained in a bubble, and that there are other universes contained in numerous other bubbles, making up a 'multiverse'. ANI

Why people spend 3bn hours a week playing videogames
It was known that people spend 3 billion hours a week playing videogames but what kept them hooked to it for so long was unknown, till now. ANI

World's first waterproof book to hit shelves next summer
The world's first waterproof book is set to hit shelves next summer. ANI

New genetic markers for breast cancer metastasis identified
Innovative studies have explored a number of promising pathways for treatment and new targets for preventing the spread of breast cancer. ANI

Open 'savanna' grasslands accompanied human evolution 6m-yrs-ago
University of Utah scientists have found that grassy, tree-dotted savannas prevailed at most East African sites where human ancestors and their ape relatives evolved during the past 6 million years. ANI

How bloodsucking vampire bats know where to bite
The unique weapon that enables vampire bats to zero in on the best spot to bite an animal and find a vein with nourishing blood is actually in their noses, scientists have found. ANI

Male birds 'indulging in more sexual displays to woo mates age faster'
Biologists have indicated that male birds that indulge in more sexual displays to attract mates age faster. ANI

Now, an Internet calculator to tell you when you will turn bald!
Want to know when you will lose all your hair and how you will look when you turn bald? Well, a calculator has been launched on the Internet to help you out. ANI

Earth had two moons, but one was destroyed in giant collision: new theory
A new theory has come up that the earth might once have had two moons - the one that shines at night today and a smaller companion, which was destroyed in a slow collision between the two satellites. ANI

Genes, not lifestyle, make you live to 100!
The secret behind living to a ripe old age may have nothing to do with what you eat, how much exercise you get, or whether you smoke or drink. It may be programmed into the genes of certain lucky individuals, according to a new study. ANI

Gold nanoparticles can help detect flu in minutes!
Scientists at the University of Georgia have developed a new detection method that uses gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes. ANI

New heat-regulating building material offers considerable energy savings
A new building material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements has been developed by researchers based at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). ANI

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