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New lab-on-a-chip blood testing device gives results in less than 30 mins
University of Rhode Island engineers have invented a new blood testing device, which uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device and provides results in less than 30 minutes. ANI

Therapeutic targets for neurological, cardiovascular diseases identified
A new research has discovered links between signaling molecules, which have implications for potential future treatment of epilepsy, stroke and other problems. ANI

Steel-like 'tough and strong' amorphous 'glassy' metal developed
Scientists have developed an extremely tough amorphous material that could eventually replace steel in buildings, cars or bridges. ANI

Igloo-shaped 'Poo-Gloos' help clean up sewage
Researchers have developed a novel method to clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons. ANI

Now, 3D glasses that adjust what you view according to your mood
A Canadian company has created 3D glasses that can detect your mood and will adjust what you're watching according to how you're feeling. ANI

Now websites that will help make recovery from break-ups easier
Websites, which cater to the needs of people who have gone through tough break-ups, are starting to come up. ANI

Ginger root helps conserve stag beetles
Ecologists have indicated that ginger root could be the key to conserving the largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle - the stag beetle. ANI

Measles virus makes 'ball-room dance' type movements to spread
Proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause Measles, all in a movement as graceful as a ballroom dance, say Mayo Clinic researchers. ANI

Alien landings 'unlikely to upset modern Earthlings'
A psychologist has claimed that the modern Earthlings will not be upset by proof showing that extra-terrestrial intelligence exists elsewhere in the universe. ANI

Facebook dismisses shutting down rumors
Facebook has dismissed rumors that the social networking site is shutting down, after millions of its users got panicked. ANI

Young fish take cues from noisy neighbors before settling down
An international team of marine biologists has discovered that young fish looking for a reef to make a home take help from noisy neighbours. ANI

Why music gives us goosebumps
Scientists have now unraveled the theory behind why people get goosebumps while listening to music. ANI

Secret of Trojan horse viral gene discovered
Melbourne researchers have discovered the secret behind the disguise of some viruses that manage to dodge detection by the body's immune system. ANI

West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study
By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a new study. ANI

Supermassive black hole discovered in dwarf galaxy
Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole in a small nearby galaxy that may shed light on how black holes and galaxies may have grown in the early history of the Universe. ANI

New gadget sounds death-knell for ominous whine of the dentist's drill
For many, the sound of the dental drill is a big cause of anxiety when it comes to visiting a dentist. But now, they might benefit from a new invention that cancels out the drill's whine. ANI

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