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World's first plane created using 3D printer and can go up to 100mph!
A team of engineers has revolutionized airline manufacture by creating a plane with the revolutionary technology known as 3D printing. ANI

Village in Nepal on brink of losing ancient monastery in hands of glacial lake floods
Nepal's Halji village, best known for its 1000-year-old monastery, a potential World Heritage Site, is facing a huge threat from frequent glacial lake outpour floods, which mysteriously occur annually on the same day every summer since 2006. ANI

New avenues for cell metabolism may have implications for many diseases
UNC and Duke scientists' collaborative finding about cell division and metabolism may have implications for diseases ranging from neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease to certain types of cancers. ANI

Soon, an 'intelligent bracelet' that will help you stay healthy
Soon an 'intelligent bracelet', packed with microchips and a smartphone application, will help you track and analyse your movements, food intake and sleep patterns. ANI

War of words after scientist links Internet use to autism
A neuroscientist has caused uproar after suggesting that there may be a link between increasing usage of the Internet and autism. ANI

'Maltreatment' by older birds makes chicks abusers later in life
Scientists have found that chicks abused by older birds are more likely to grow up to become abusers themselves. ANI

Tugging icebergs to Third World can end scourge of drought, says scientist
A scientist's plan of towing giant icebergs thousands of miles from the polar ice caps to drought-ridden hotspots in the Third World could soon become a reality. ANI

Red-burning galaxies may explain dramatic evolution of galaxies
How galaxies form and evolve is one of the biggest mysteries in recent extragalactic astronomy. ANI

Slum reshaping offers hope to Dharavi residents
One of Asia's largest slum, Dharavi, is home to more than a million people. But it is far from livable. ANI

Antimatter belt enveloping the Earth spotted for the 1st time
A thin band of antimatter particles called antiprotons have for the first time been spotted surrounding the earth, with scientists hoping that it could be used to fuel future spacecraft. ANI

Higher rates of bullying may lead to lower test scores in schools
A research has indicated that high schools in Virginia where students reported a high rate of bullying had significantly lower scores on standardized tests that students must pass to graduate. ANI

Archaeologists uncover two major monuments at Karnak Temple
French-Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed two major monuments while working at the Karnak Temple in Luxor. ANI

Early morning smokers at high risk of lung, head and neck cancers
Smokers who enjoy a cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning are more likely to develop lung and head and neck cancers than those who light up later in the day, two new study has shown. ANI

Our brain fails to map high distances
A new research has indicated that animal's brains are only roughly aware of how high-up they are in space, meaning that in terms of altitude the brain's 'map' of space is surprisingly flat. ANI

'Light options' have no less calories than their standard counterparts
Many 'diet' ranges marketed by supermarkets with tall claims of being a lighter option as compared to standard versions actually contain more fat or calories, researchers have found. ANI

Research shows promise for development of anti-cancer drug therapies
A research has paved way for developing new anti-cancer drug therapies. ANI

Earth's earliest known bird may have been a dinosaur!
Archaeopteryx, the legendary crow-sized creature long known as the earliest known bird on Earth, may not have been a bird at all, a new study has revealed. ANI

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