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Why it isn't rude to 'unfriend' on Facebook
You are not required to respond to every person who contacts you on Facebook, neither are you obligated to continue contact with a Facebook 'friend' after the initial reconnection conversation. ANI

Coming soon: an artificial tree that can make high electricity bills history
A London based company has combined three technologies of alternative energy, wind turbines, solar panels and solar collectors, to come up with an artificial tree generating enough electricity for a house. ANI

Forgot where you parked your car? Try the new student's finder app
A second-year computer science student at Melbourne University, who created an application to help people remember where they left the car or saw the perfect pair of shoes, has won the third place in a national awards scheme. ANI

Climate change actually boosts human evolution
Climate change is actually beneficial for human evolution as it fosters better adaptation capabilities in us and forces us to move to new areas and work together, a new study has suggested. ANI

Now, any smart phone can be a robot!
Scientists have now come up with a new concept, which allows a robot to use smart phone as its brain. ANI

Novel drug slows progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, cuts mortality
A novel drug dexpramipexole may help slow symptom progression in the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study has suggested. ANI

North Pole dinos hardly lived for 20 years
Dinosaurs that existed in the North Pole might have had tougher and shorter lifespan, with many not making it to their 20th birthday, according to a new study. ANI

Carbon cycling may have been much smaller in last ice age than today
A new study has suggested that carbon cycling might have been much smaller during last ice age than in the current, warmer climate. ANI

Gene behind muscle disease discovered
An international team of researchers has discovered a genetic defect that contributes to a muscle disease using next-generation DNA sequencing techniques. ANI

How our brains help us make sense of the world
Have you ever wondered how we make accurate perception of environment out of smell, taste, hear, view and touch. ANI

Failing sense of smell can be reversed through training
Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that loss of smell due to aging or disease can be reversed through training. ANI

Gene rearrangements driving 5 to 7 pc of breast cancers identified
An Indian born scientist and his team has discovered two cancer-spurring gene rearrangements that may trigger 5 to 7 percent of all breast cancers. ANI

Pine tree extract helps brain injury recovery
An antioxidant extracted from the bark of the pine tree can help treat people with a traumatic brain injury, according to Auckland researchers. ANI

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