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Existence of 'God particle' to be decided by end of next year
Physicists in charge of the Large Hadron Collider have announced that the existence of the highly sought-after "God particle" will be decided by the end of next year. ANI

Cancer-causing mineral discovered in US road gravel
A mineral sharing similar physical similarities with asbestos and found on the gravel roads in the U.S. may increase the risk of mesothelioma, researchers have warned. ANI

Risk of dying or surviving from a heart attack can be predicted
It is possible to predict whether someone will survive or die suddenly from a heart attack, according to a new research. ANI

Soon, a sensor to help cars see even in fog or darkness
Researchers have developed an optical sensor for a car's windshield that can even tell the difference between fog and darkness thereby helping to prevent accidents. ANI

Sugar does not melt, it decomposes: Study
Sugar doesn't melt, it decomposes, a new study by University of Illinois researchers has revealed. ANI

9/11's enduring impacts on America
Now, 10 years later, the tragic 9/11 terror attacks continue to have social, political and psychological impacts on the Americans, studies have found. ANI

How to tell authentic Scotch whisky from counterfeit brands
Scientists at Strathclyde have developed methods by which authentic Scotch whisky can be differentiated from counterfeit brands. ANI

New drug improves vision in patients with inherited blindness
A Newcastle University study has found that an experimental drug improves the vision and perception of colour in patients with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited blindness. ANI

Hormones spurring growth of advanced prostate cancer identified
Scientists have discovered that a different hormonal pathway drives advanced prostate cancer than was previously thought, paving the way for developing potential drug targets against the disease. ANI

Molecular therapy promises treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
A molecular technique originally developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was found to benefit people with devastating genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ANI

Fragmented sleep impairs memories
Uninterrupted sleep could be the key to good memory, according to a new study. ANI

Volcanic 'hot spot' hidden on the far side of the moon
Scientists have found a small volcanic province on the far side of the Moon, indicating that it is more geologically active than was believed. ANI

Gene that played key role in evolution of life on land discovered
Scientists at the University of Haifa have discovered a gene that played a key role in the evolution of life on land. ANI

How war played role in civilization
A new UCLA study has suggested that warfare, triggered by political conflict between the fifth century B.C. and the first century A.D., likely shaped the development of the first settlement that would classify as a civilization in the Titicaca basin of southern Peru. ANI

Turtles are closer kin to lizards than crocodiles
Palaeontologists and molecular biologists have been debating for decades about whether turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodiles or to lizards. ANI

Soon, artificial lung that works with air rather than pure oxygen!
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have designed an artificial lung that uses air instead of pure oxygen as the ventilating gas, as is the case with current man-made lungs, which require heavy tanks of oxygen. ANI

Human generosity goes back to evolution of cooperation
A team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara has revealed that generosity-acting to help others in the absence of foreseeable gains-emerges naturally from the evolution of cooperation. ANI

Process to freeze dead body of father of cryonics Robert Ettinger starts
The body of late Robert Ettinger, who is known as the father of the cryonics movement, is currently undergoing a five-day process to cool it for storage at a very low temperature. ANI

Protein 'can cut reduce brain damage from a stroke up to 12 hrs later'
A protein can help reduce the amount of brain damage from a stroke - even when it was administered up to 12 hours later. ANI

New method detects biological sign of autism in young toddlers
For the first time, scientists have found a method that can accurately identify a biological sign of autism in very young toddlers. ANI

NASA warns of global catastrophe post upcoming 'huge space storm'
NASA has warned of a once-in-a-lifetime 'space storm' after the sun wakes 'from a deep slumber' sometime around 2013, causing '20 times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina'. ANI

Diabetes and obesity co-existing in pregnancy 'even more worrisome'
Pregnant women suffering from both type 2 diabetes and obesity are at high risks of delivery and newborn complications, according to a new research. ANI

Collapse of Antarctic ice shelves gives clearest detail of ice loss yet
An international team of researchers has provided the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves. ANI

Hiding vegetables in kids' foods doubles vegetable intake
A new study has found that adding pureed vegetables to children's foods nearly doubles their intake of vegetable while reducing calories in the recipes. ANI

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