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New DNA tech to help find suspect within minutes of committing crime
Forensics experts have developed a new DNA technology that would enable detectives to nab a criminal within minutes of committing a crime. ANI

Coming soon: Winged helicopter and electric plane
Eurocopter is set to debut the aerial prowess of its X3 rotocraft at the upcoming Paris Air Show. ANI

Parents prefer media content ratings system, study shows
Many parents believe media ratings help them make decisions about what type of content they allow their children to be exposed to, a new research has shown. ANI

2 types of cosmetic proteins compared for curing crow's feet
A team from the Maas Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco, led by an Indian-origin scientist has conducted a study to compare two types of botulinum toxin for reducing crow's feet wrinkles. ANI

Exercise helps improve symptoms of patients with Grinch Syndrome
An exercise-training program significantly improves - even cures - patients with a debilitating heart syndrome, according to a new research. ANI

Inducing labor 'not related to higher rates of cesarean sections'
There has been much debate in recent years that Inducing labor might lead to a higher risk for the woman to end up with emergency cesarean section, rather than to deliver normally. ANI

Remains of late Bronze Age fortress unearthed in Cyprus
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say that the remains of a late Bronze Age fortress (1500-750 B.C.) unearthed in Cyprus may have protected an important urban economic center in the ancient world. ANI

Scientists design LED 100 times smaller than normal ones
A University of Miami professor at the College of Engineering, Jizhou Song, has helped design an light-emitting diode (LED) light that uses an array of diodes 100 times smaller than the usual ones we see. ANI

Why we can only hold about 4 things in our minds at a time
Researchers have known for over a hundred years that people can only hold about four things in our minds at once. But they cou;d not completely understand how the brain reaches this limit. ANI

Researcher recommends 3 postulates to help identify Alzheimer's cause
To test the validity of present and future proposals related to the probable cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a researcher has recommended three postulates, or necessary conditions. ANI

Informal day-care could harm child's cognitive development
A study of single mothers and their childcare choices has found that formal day-care is better for a child's cognitive development than informal care. ANI

Carbon dioxide-induced climate change is unlikely to be abrupt
A study has suggested that while carbon dioxide-induced climate change is unlikely to be abrupt, the impacts of changing climate could be. ANI

Now computers get humanlike 3-D vision
Two new techniques have come up that allow for computer-vision technology to mimic how humans perceive three-dimensional shapes by instantly recognizing objects no matter how they are twisted or bent. ANI

Natural method paves way for better treatment of Alzheimer's
Scientists have shown a molecular chaperone is working like a waste management company to collect and detoxify high levels of toxic amyloid beta peptide found in Alzheimer's disease. ANI

'Aerodynamic' ants steer themselves using their legs, butts
Gliding animals are nothing new to science. Fish, lizards and even snakes have been known to 'fly' without wings. ANI

Autism more common in IT-rich regions, finds study
There will be a higher rate of autism among their children whose parents gravitate towards jobs that involve strong 'systemizing', such as the IT sector, a new study from Cambridge University has found. ANI

Panic symptoms increase gradually, not immediately after stressful event
People with panic disorder have symptoms increasing gradually over succeeding months, rather than immediately after certain kinds of stressful life events, a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found. ANI

7 new species of mammals found in Philippines
Seven previously unknown species of mammals have been discovered by a group of American and Filipino biologists in the Philippines, increasing the number of native mammals known from Luzon Island (excluding bats) from 42 to 49 (17 percent). ANI

Researchers find 9 proteins that can map aging process
Anabolic steroids, which are sometimes used to reverse loss of lean muscle tissue that is not only associated with disease such as HIV and cancer but also with the normal aging process, can have unwanted side effects. ANI

New drug promises to treat 'Celtic gene' in cystic fibrosis patients
A research team led by Queen's University has developed the first ever drug to treat 'Celtic gene' in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. ANI

Urinary incontinence after birth 'doubles postpartum depression risk in women'
A new study has indicated that women with urinary incontinence after giving birth are almost twice as likely to develop postpartum depression as those without incontinence. ANI

Google to ditch its trademark 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button
Google Inc. has plans to kill the "I'm feeling lucky" button, which has for more than 10 years now proved to be an essential part of its search engine. ANI

Cardiovascular disease kills more women than breast cancer: Study
With breast cancer survival chances improved owing to treatment advances, women with the disease stand a greater chance of dying from other causes, like cardiovascular disease, a new study involving an Indian-origin researcher has found. ANI

Nanoparticles disguised as red blood cells target cancer: Study
Disguising nanoparticles as red blood cells will enable them to evade the body's immune system and deliver cancer-fighting drugs straight to a tumor, according to a new research. ANI

Now, charge your smartphones by just sending a text!
An Australian University team, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has developed a mechanism where your smartphones could be charged by just touching the screen or sending a text. ANI

Its official! Shopping can really help you beat the blues
A study has found that retail therapy has a positive impact on mood, especially when one is feeling sad. ANI

Some people 'develop cocaine addiction due to abnormal brain structure'
A new study has found abnormal brain structures in the frontal lobe of cocaine users' brains that are associated to their compulsive cocaine-using behaviour. ANI

Here's how to make online dating safe and hasslefree
One can never be too careful when it comes to online dating. The picture you see of your potential date and the information and communications exchanged may not be even real to begin with. ANI

Want a quick, sound sleep? Try a gently rocking hammock
By examining the brain waves in sleeping adults, researchers now have evidence to explain why we find it easier to snooze in a gently rocking hammock. ANI

Beware! Your dishwasher could be 'breeding ground for fatal fungal pathogens'
A new study has confirmed the presence of harmful fungal pathogens in our most commonly used household appliances, especially in the dishwasher seals. ANI

Rapid climatic changes pushing ocean life towards extinction
A panel of scientists has released a report warning that ocean life is 'at a high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history'. ANI

Energy drinks associated with substance abuse among musicians
Musicians who frequently use energy drinks are more likely to indulge in binge drinking, have alcohol-related social problems and misuse prescription drugs, according to a new research. ANI

Rising global temperatures leading to fastest sea level rise in 2 millennia
The sea level along the U.S. Atlantic coast is rising faster now than at any time in the past 2,000 years because of the changes in global mean surface temperature, according to a new study. ANI

Now, turn memories on-off with just the flip of a switch!
A method to turn memories on and off with the flip of a switch, has been developed by the scientists. ANI

Extremely cold climate led Vikings, Norse settlers to flee Greenland
Researchers from Brown University have found that climate was a crucial factor in the disappearance of Viking and Norse settlers from Greenland. ANI

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