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Synchrotron X-ray technique to image life's hidden building blocks developed
A new development by the scientists from Finland and France in the form of synchrotron X-ray technique may revolutionize the chemical analysis of rare materials. ANI

Soon, blind Brits can have bionic eye implant for 53K pounds
U.S. based company Second Sight is all set to sell its bionic eye named 'Argus II' in Europe within months of getting the CE Mark approval. ANI

Women suffer more than men when it's cold
A study has found that women do suffer more than men when it is cold. ANI

Mysterious markings found inside secret chamber at Great Pyramid of Giza
Mysterious ancient markings inside a secret chamber at Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza have been discovered. ANI

Competition decides mating strategy in the animal world
A new study has shed light on how males of hundreds of animal species alter their strategies for finding a mate depending on the competition they face. ANI

Female butterflies avoid sexual harassment by closing their wings
A team of researchers in Japan has observed that a female small copper butterfly adopts a simple way to avoid sexual harassment from persistent males - they close their wings. ANI

Potential of virtual natural environments in promoting human health
A new study has found that virtual natural environments could be helpful in promoting improved human health and welfare through development of accurate simulations. ANI

Ocean's acidic bubbles 'pushing coral reefs to the edge of extinction'
A new study has warned that ocean acidification and increased ocean temperatures would reduce the diversity and resilience of coral reef ecosystems within this century. ANI

Irreversible climate 'tipping point' could occur within next 20 years!
The speed at which the Earth's permafrost is melting suggests that the tipping point will occur within the next 20 years, and will mark the point at which the Arctic turns from being a net 'sink' for carbon dioxide into an overall source that will accelerate global warming, a new study has warned. ANI

Soon, microwave treatment may mark end of cornea transplants!
Those hundreds of patients, who suffer from cornea problems, can happily bid goodbye to transplants. ANI

Now, a 'Mouse Phylogeny Viewer' to treat genetic changes that cause cancer, heart disease
Researchers have found an online resource dubbed the 'Mouse Phylogeny Viewer' to help in finding ways to prevent and treat the genetic changes that cause cancer, heart disease and a host of other ailments. ANI

US researchers a step closer to reading your mind!
A team of scientists from the Centre for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at the University of Washington is one step closer to mind read, peering into the deepest recesses of the brain to watch words forming. ANI

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