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NASA's Voyager 1 set to enter uncharted voids of Milky Way
A spacecraft, which has travelled further than any man-made object after a voyage lasting more than 34 years, is on the verge of leaving the Solar System and entering the mysterious region of interstellar space, where nothing terrestrial has gone before, according to NASA scientists. ANI

Shoppers warned against 'fake and cheap' gadgets that can kill
A consumer group investigating fake items in the market has warned that cheap, counterfeit consoles and other electrical goods flooding in from the Far East could kill a person. ANI

Why website redesigns make people angry
Experts have shed light on why website redesigns make people so angry. ANI

8m pounds research center in UK to design 'combat boots' that deflect blast of roadside bombs
An eight million pound research centre in London formed to find better ways of protecting soldiers will design special combat boots with putty-filled soles that deflect roadside bombs blasts. ANI

Virtual avatars help develop real world skills
Virtual worlds can provide youths exclusive environments that can help them learn and negotiate skills which are used in real world settings, like organisational and cognitive skills, a new study has revealed. ANI

Year-long monster storms ravage Saturn
Saturn experiences year-long monster storms, in every 20 to 30 year cycles, a new study has revealed. ANI

New drug wipes out deadliest malaria parasite by starving it to death
A newly developed anti-malarial agent clears infections caused by the malaria parasite most lethal to humans - by literally starving the parasites to death. ANI

World's smallest electronic circuit developed
A team of scientists has engineered one of the world's smallest electronic circuits. ANI

How our brain helps us remain focused
Scientists have discovered mechanisms that facilitate our brain to focus, by successfully directing only pertinent information to perceptual brain regions, a new study has suggested. ANI

Why we are unlikely to get smarter
The concept of 'supermind' will probably remain a distant dream for us as we have more or less hit the limit on how smart we can get and any augmentation in brain power may cause problems, a new study has suggested. ANI

Yawns more contagious between family and friends
You are more likely to yawn if a family member or friend yawns rather than if a stranger does, due to a phenomenon called 'yawn contagion', says a new study. ANI

Eyes of world's first super predator found in South Australia
Eyes belonging to a giant 500 million-year-old marine predator that sat at the top of the earth's first food chain have been discovered from Kangaroo Island, South Australia. ANI

First realistic 3D model of brain circuit created
Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI) scientists have created the first realistic three-dimensional diagram of a thalamocortical column in the rodent brain using a conceptually new approach and state-of-the-art research tools. ANI

'Bite' of 'vampire' star captured
Best visuals of a double star system have been captured for the first time, in which the cooler and larger of the two has lost most of its material to its 'vampire' companion, a new study has revealed. ANI

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