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Tohoku Tsunami cracked icebergs hemisphere away in Antarctica
For the first time scientists have been able to observe the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away. ANI

10-yr-old girl discovers security flaw in Apple, Android games
A 10-year-old hacker has left experts amazed by finding an old-age security flaw in many mobile games. ANI

Math ability is inborn
Results of a study by a team of Johns Hopkins University psychologists have revealed that some people are born with better math skills than others ANI

Solitary ant queens work in tandem at times to start new colony
The team filming BBC's 'Two series Natural World' has captured the behaviour of the ants Myrmecocystus mimicus, showing the footage of two ant queens working together. ANI

Too much Facebook use can make kids narcissistic
Teens who spend too much time on social networks like Facebook, are more likely to show narcissistic tendencies and display signs of other behavioural problems, according to new psychological research. ANI

How you interact with others depicts your social class more than money
Researchers have suggested that social class is more than just how much money you have. It's also the clothes you wear, the music you like, the school you go to-and has a strong influence on how you interact with others. ANI

Now, a tool that can predict time left on woman's biological clock
Scientists have discovered a new method that can help women know if their biological clock is ticking, and find out whether they are likely to have an earlier menopause and should not delay trying to conceive, or whether their fertile life will end later. ANI

'Superman' microscope can see nanoscale details without lenses
Physicists at UC San Diego have developed a new kind of X-ray microscope that can penetrate deep within materials like Superman's fabled X-ray vision and see details at the scale of a single nanometer, or one billionth of a meter. ANI

Prenatal pet exposure, birth canal delivery lowers babies' allergy risk
Prenatal pet exposure, a mother's delivery mode and race are key factors that influence a child's risk of developing allergies and asthma by age 2, according to a new study. ANI

New 'biomarker' blood test could improve prostate cancer detection
A new DNA-based "biomarker" blood test that complements the currently offered prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, could greatly improve the accuracy of prostate cancer detection before recommending patients for an invasive biopsy, according to a new study. ANI

Dinosaurs did not hibernate to survive through frigid Antarctic winters
Dinosaurs that lived near the South Pole in complete darkness and extreme cold for up to six months at a time, had a similar physiology with those living everywhere else on Earth, according to a new research. ANI

Housekeeping spacecraft could help clean up dangerous space debris
Housekeeping spacecraft can help tackle the growing problem of space junk, according to a new research. ANI

'CPAP' machine most effective for sleep apnea: Study
The most effective treatment for sleep apnea is the nighttime-breathing CPAP" (continuous positive airway pressure machine, according to a new research. ANI

Engineered human T cells hit "Achilles' Heel" of ovarian cancer cells
A University of Pennsylvania study has shown for the first time that engineered human T cells can eradicate deadly human ovarian cancer in immune-deficient mice. ANI

'Soy isoflavone tablets don't prevent bone loss or menopausal symptoms'
A report has indicated that soy isoflavone tablets do not appear to be associated with a reduction in bone loss or menopausal symptoms in women within the first five years of menopause. ANI

Coming soon, video games and movies that literally send shivers down your spine
A new tactile technology has been developed at Disney Research, Pittsburgh (DRP) dubbed Surround Haptics that will send shivers down your spine. ANI

Virtual dressing rooms allow online shoppers try on clothes before buying
We usually doubt the size of clothes while shopping online, but help is now at hand with virtual dressing rooms that allow online shoppers try on clothes before they buy. ANI

Coming soon, broad based vaccine to obviate annual flu vaccinations
A study has revealed the features of the influenza virus and our response to it, paving the way to a vaccine that could reduce the need for annual vaccinations. ANI

'Over-the-counter herbal products don't contain key safety information'
Many people use herbal medicines believing that they are safe. But, a new research has revealed that many over-the-counter herbal products do not contain any of the key information required for safe use. ANI

Graphic cigarette package warning labels can greatly reduce demand
Warning labels, which include graphic images of lung and mouth cancer, can significantly reduce demand for cigarettes, according to a new research. ANI

Earth's orbit would have been stable even without a moon
The gravitational influence of our moon helps stabilize our own planet. But life may have been possible without it, according to a new research. ANI

Teenage pregnancy 'contagious between sisters'
Elder sisters who had children in their teenage years double the probability of their younger siblings to do the same, according to a new research. ANI

Middleborns are risk-takers, trailblazers and peacemakers, not laggards
A new book has debunked the popular belief that characterises middle born children as neglected, resentful, low on creativity and confused - instead it says they are risk-takers trailblazers and peacemakers. ANI

Antarctica was connected to North America 1.1bn years ago
The strongest evidence yet found has revealed that parts of North America and Antarctica were connected 1.1 billion years ago, long before the supercontinent Pangaea formed. ANI

When and how to toilet train your kids
Experts have provided suggestions on when and how to toilet train children. ANI

Walking around the ward can shorten hospital stay in elderly patients
A new study has revealed that walking around the ward during hospitalisation reduces the length of geriatric patients' stay in internal wards. ANI

'Paranoid' males have sex longer in presence of potential 'love rivals'
Females in many species of the fruit fly have multiple mates, which give the males motivation to ensure that their sperm are successful when in competition with the sperm of other males. ANI

'Practical' Invisibility Cloak comes closer to reality
An undergraduate student of physics at the University of St. Andrews has worked out how invisibility cloaks can be designed without the requirement of superluminal (faster-than-light) propagation within them. ANI

Religious people happier in times of stress
People who are religious are happier and outnumber their nonreligious counterparts in societies under stress, a new research has found. ANI

Chimpanzees as altruistic and generous as their human cousins
Chimpanzees, are also capable of altruism, which was previously regarded as unique to humans, a new research has shown. ANI

Virus that kills HIV-infected cells created
A USC scientist has created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells, which could herald a breakthrough toward curing the disease. ANI

We could all be aliens!
Life, after all, could well have originated in space, at least in theory. ANI

Deep brain stimulation implants benefit Parkinson's patients for 10 yrs
A new study has found that deep brain stimulation implants may continue to benefit patients with Parkinson's disease for 10 years after the surgery. ANI

Spermless Anopheles male mosquitoes may harbour malaria prevention hope
A new study by scientists at the Imperial College London has indicated that a female mosquito cannot tell if the male that she has mated with is fertile or 'spermless' and unable to fertilise her eggs. ANI

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