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Cancer pill could be 'holy grail' breakthrough against heart failure
In what could offer a holy grail cure, a cancer pill is showing promise in treating millions of patients with heart problems, by halting or even reversing the risk of the fatal disease. ANI

Photosynthesis mechanics may battle climate change
A new study has suggested that a key ingredient to fight against climate change would be to understand the way plants use and store light to produce energy. ANI

Eating more fruits and vegetables may cut diabetes risk
After a 20-year study, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have concluded that fruits and vegetables had a demonstratively positive, protective effect against diabetes. ANI

Brit kids are world's biggest tweeters
A new study has revealed that children in the UK spend more time on social networking sites than their peers in other countries. ANI

Quantum knowledge will help cool computers
Theoretical physicists have discovered that not only do computational processes sometimes generate no heat, under certain conditions they can even have a cooling effect. ANI

1,000 meteors per hr expected in spectacular 2011 Draconid shower!
Come October 8 and sky gazers will be treated with the biggest meteor shower of a lifetime - the Draconid shower is expected to produce 1,000 meteors per hour this year. ANI

Differently developed retinas make deaf people see better
Experts at the University of Sheffield have found that people who are born deaf have been gifted with a better vision because their retinas develop differently. ANI

US man uses spy software to nab thief who stole his Macbook!
When he couldn't get help from police, a Californian man activated a spy camera on his Macbook to locate his stolen laptop and take pictures of the thief who stole it from his home. ANI

Saliva test can reveal infants at risk of hearing loss
A study involving an Indian-origin researcher has suggested that a simple saliva swab can identify newborn babies with an infection that is responsible for as much as 25 percent of hearing loss in 4-year olds. ANI

World Wars' 'dazzle camouflage' could help winning on modern battlefields
Dazzle camouflage - painting of startling geometric patterns aimed at confusing the enemy rather than concealing the vessel, used extensively during World War I and World War II - could benefit modern warfare, suggests a new research. ANI

World's deepest dwelling multicellular organisms identified
The world's deepest dwelling multicellular organisms have been identified as Halicephalobus mephisto and nematodes, non-segmented worms measuring up to .02 inches long. ANI

3-D model of volcanic explosion may help identify potential blast zones
An international team of volcanologists has developed a 3-D model of a volcanic explosion, based on the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, which shows how some volcanic explosions occur and may help identify blast zones for potentially dangerous locations. ANI

New map tracks hidden fjords beneath Antarctic ice sheet
A team of international scientists has created the first-of-its-kind topographic map of one of the last uncharted regions of Earth - the Aurora Subglacial Basin, an ice-buried lowland in East Antarctica larger than Texas. ANI

Potential new drug compound for Alzheimer's disease discovered
Scientists have discovered a new compound, which could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease. ANI

Thomas Edison invented concrete houses first, even before Le Corbusier
An NJIT researcher has claimed that Thomas Edison- who developed many devices including phonograph, motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb- had also invented the concrete house before it was conceptualized by the European avant-garde with whom it later became associated. ANI

Pill to halt galloping growth of triple-negative breast cancer on the anvil
A pill to halt the spread of triple-negative breast tumors could be on the anvil, with scientists having identified an overactive network of genes that drive cancer cells in one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer that are highly resistant to current therapies. ANI

Now, stem cells from belly fat can repair skull defects after brain surgery
A new study has found that stem cells derived from abdominal fat can repair skull defects after brain surgery. ANI

Picture postcard of Milky Way's identical twin galaxy baffles sky watchers
The uncanny resemblance of NGC 6744, a galaxy about 30 million light years away from Earth, to our own Milky Way has astounded astronomers. ANI

Soon, pill to beat migraine!
A pill to prevent migraine headaches could soon be on the horizon, now that a gene linked to the condition has been discovered. ANI

'Sex and the City' helps viewers discuss their sexual health with others
A new study has suggested that viewers of the HBO series Sex and the City may not realize that the show helps them become more comfortable to hold discussions about their sexual health with their partners, friends and doctors. ANI

Insecure partners suffer more conflict with sexual desire
A new study has revealed that people who feel insecure in their relationship with their partner, who tend towards anxiety or avoidance and are compulsive or controlling in their affection, experience more conflict in their sexual desire and are less happy in their relationships. ANI

Scientists create drug from 'venomous' Gila monster to fight diabetes
Scientists have developed a new drug for Type 2 diabetes based on peptides found in the saliva of Gila monster, a venomous lizard. ANI

Hominid males were stay-at-home kind while females moved around
A study of the teeth of ancient humans suggests that the males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago preferred to stay at home, while women liked to get around. ANI

Robot creates world record by solving Rubik's cube in 10secs
A new robot has been invented by a group of Australian students, capable of solving Rubik's Cube in a world record time of just over 10 seconds. ANI

Study finds part of brain that makes us comprehend a scene
Scientists at the University of Southern California have located the region of the brain that makes it able to understand a scene - including the ones never previously encountered - in a fraction of a second. ANI

Indian-origin scientist identifies chemicals to fool blood-thirsty mosquitoes
Female mosquitoes hunt their human blood meals by detecting organic substances such as carbon dioxide exhaled by the host. ANI

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