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Now, 'sound perfume' to help make perfect first impression!
A system of smells and sounds will now help in creating a unique and everlasting first impression during face-to-face interactions, researchers say. ANI

Now, song-streaming service for tech challenged
A new song-streaming service, Rara.com has been unveiled in 16 countries and is essentially meant for music lovers who have never used a digital music service. ANI

Why buttercups glow yellow under your chin
The distinctive glossiness of the buttercup flower (Ranunculus repens), which children like to shine under the chin to test whether their friends like butter, is related to its unique anatomical structure, scientists have revealed. ANI

Southern elephant seal can travel 18,000 miles
Experts have claimed that a Southern elephant seal can travel as far as 18,000 miles, the equivalent of New York to Sydney and back again. ANI

Soon, massive plane to carry passengers to space
The co-founder of Microsoft has announced his plans of building a massive space plane that will be able to fly cargo and eventually people into orbit. ANI

Epic 'God particle' discovery now 'closer than ever'
Holy Grail of high-energy physics - the predicted but elusive Higgs boson - is almost within reach, according to CERN Physicists. ANI

New data transfer record paves way for high-speed network technology
An international team of high-energy physicists, computer scientists and network engineers has set a new world record for data transfer, paving way for the next generation of high-speed network technology. ANI

Flexible, stretchable 'plastic electronics' come closer to reality
A new reasonably priced technique for fabricating large-scale flexible and stretchable backplanes shows promise to revolutionize a number of industries, making smart applications for 'plastic electronics' almost omnipresent, researchers say. ANI

Tycho's supernova remnants shine in gamma rays
The remains of shattered Tycho's supernova, which is one of the few supernovae visible to the n*ked eye in historical records, shine in high-energy gamma rays, subsequently hinting at cosmic ray origins, a new study has revealed. ANI

Emotions are not 'biologically' same for everyone
A researcher has now defied the popular notion that certain emotions are biologically basic, saying that expressions are not inborn emotional signals that are automatically expressed on the face. ANI

Statins could also reduce plaque in arteries
Researchers have discovered the molecular phenomenon that cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins go through to promote the breakdown of plaque in the arteries. ANI

Facebook launches new effort to prevent suicides
Facebook has launched a new feature that the social network giant says will help to prevent suicides. ANI

Mood and anxiety disorders likelier to trigger abuse of opioids
Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, a new study has suggested. ANI

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