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Soon, drug driving test to be brought to your fingertips!
Scientists have developed a device that can be used to detect whether someone is driving under the influence of drugs through sweat pores in the fingertips. ANI

Syriac double dot: identified as world's earliest question mark
A Cambridge University manuscript specialist has identified what may be the world's earliest example of a question mark. ANI

Scientists on trail of West Nile Virus
Scientists are now one step closer in solving the the mystery of how the West Nile Virus - which causes fever or severe neurological symptoms and is transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes - migrates. ANI

Online sperm bank offers donors with 'fashion sense'
Aspiring mothers will no longer have to go to the clinic to pick the father of their child, but can make their choices online in their own homes. ANI

Biological switch underlies memory of winter in plants
An organism is able to create a memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature, with the help of a biological switch, which it inherits from its parents, a new research has found. ANI

1,600-years-old human remains unearthed in England
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a man, which they believe could be more than 1,600 years old. ANI

New 3-D photonic crystal opens new avenues for solar cells, lasers
Researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal, a finding that could open new avenues for solar cells, lasers, metamaterials and more. ANI

Grandparents 'played key role in evolution of human race'
A theory has claimed that the older generation may have played a key role in the evolution of mankind. ANI

Graphene's 'quantum leap' opens up countless electronic opportunities
Scientists who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for "groundbreaking experiments" on graphene, the world's thinnest material, have said that it could potentially pave the way for a new generation of ultra fast computers and smartphones ANI

New discovery offers hope to fight drug addiction
American and Chinese scientists have found that the activation of receptors in the brains of mice can counteract the behavioural and addictive effects of cocaine, a major breakthrough that may pave the way for new treatments of drug addiction. ANI

Now, wear silk for anti-wrinkle effect
A new research has associated wearing silk with healing qualities that range from easing the symptoms of the menopause, to anti-ageing, and, most recently, relieving recurrent thrush. ANI

Eating location, food source fuelling obesity in kids
A new study has indicated that food eaten outside the home as well as fast food eaten at home are fuelling an increase in calorie intake and obesity among children. ANI

Hugs, not sex, keep your marriage strong and happy!
Do you think that not having sex with your partner is a sign of a troubled relationship? Well, its not. ANI

Fossils from 'Cradle of Humankind' may be new pre-human species
The birth of our genus has long been a conundrum for paleoanthropologists, to say the least. Only a few scattered and fragmentary fossils older than two million years have been argued to belong to the genus. ANI

After LHC lab, US lab also sees 'hints' of 'God particle'
Just days after scientists working at Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have reported a possible sign of the elusive Higgs boson, a US lab is also reporting similar glimpses. ANI

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