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New laser weapon to defend ships from pirates
British experts have come up with a weapon that has the ability to dazzle pirates on the high seas. ANI

Radiosurgery may benefit patients with severe OCD
Radiosurgery may help patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), when other treatments have failed, according to a new study. ANI

Electrifying new way to clean wastewater
Scientists at the University of Utah have developed a new concept in water treatment. ANI

Bio-based polymers that heal cracks on the anvil
Iowa State University researchers are developing biorenewable polymers capable of healing themselves as they degrade and crack. ANI

Romantic love really can last
A new research has supported the idea that long-term love is possible. ANI

Breast cancer campaign 'diverting attention'
The high-profile awareness campaign about br*ast cancer is diverting attention from other types of cancer, says a leading cancer specialist. ANI

Feeding the birds can delay their chorus at the crack of dawn
A new study has revealed that the growing phenomenon of feeding wild birds with food such as sunflower seeds and fat balls is altering their behaviour. ANI

Breakthrough laser op gives people better vision than they were born with
People who are shortsighted are being given better vision than they were born with, courtesy eye surgeons who are using breakthrough laser technology. ANI

New technology won't let your car start if you are too drunk!
Researchers are developing sensory devices to be installed in cars that would keep them from starting if the drivers have had too many drinks. ANI

Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent traumatic brain injury
Taking the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggest animal experiments. ANI

New way to screen br*ast cancer cells' ability to metastasize
Using specific silicon microdevices might provide a new way to screen br*ast cancer cells' ability to metastasize, says a new research.ell cytoskeleton refers to the cell's shape and its mechanical properties, Virginia Tech researcher Masoud Agah explained. ANI

Iron-rich whale poo makes ocean more productive
A new study has revealed that iron-rich whale faeces make the oceans more productive.cientists from the Australian Antarctic Division, based in Hobart, have been testing the hypothesis that enormous amounts of iron excreted by whales are similar to liquid manure, reports the Age. ANI

Facebook sparks row after deleting breastfeeding support group page
Social networking giant Facebook has stirred up a new controversy with nursing mothers after deleting a page, dedicated to breastfeeding and followed by thousands, over the weekend for violating the terms of service. ANI

An electric car that beats traffic congestion and parks itself!
Tired of traffic jams and lack of parking spaces? Well, there is good news for you, as scientists have designed an electric car that beats traffic congestion and parks itself. ANI

Dust in Earth's atmosphere has doubled since the beginning of 20th century
A new study has suggested that the amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled since the beginning of the 20th century and the dramatic increase is influencing climate and ecology around the world. ANI

Nails, hair indicate booze intake over last 90 days
United States Drug Testing Laboratories (USDTL) has launched two new tests - one for fingernails and the other for hair - which can report a donor's alcohol exposure for the past 90 days reliably. ANI

Celeb whose tweets influenced news stories in 2010
A new study has found that tweets from celebrities like Conan O'Brian, sometimes beat out news organizations and reigned as Twitter's top influencers on big news stories. ANI

A fat tummy shrinks your brain
A new study by researchers in the US has revealed that having a larger waistline could shrivel your brain. ANI

New fat-fighting drug shows promise
Wouldn't it be great if you could just pop a pill to shed those extra pounds without going through its harmful side effects? Well, it may now be possible. ANI

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