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What makes measles world's most contagious viral disease
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered why measles is so much more contagious than other respiratory viruses. ANI

Powerful HIV Inhibitor makes virus mutation 'nearly impossible'
US scientists have created an inhibitor using a combination of two drugs to help prevent HIV virus from being transmitted. ANI

Simple 20-sec laser treatment can turn brown eyes blue
A US doctor has claimed that brown eyes could be turned into blue through a simple 20-second laser treatment procedure. ANI

Smoking-cessation drug Chantix ups suicide risk
A new study has found that the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) substantially increases risk of depression or suicidal behaviour compared to other treatments. ANI

What makes lions and tigers' roars so fearsome
Lions and tigers make fearsome roars because they have unusual vocal cords, a new study has revealed. ANI

Air pollution over India intensifies Arabian Sea tropical cyclones
Raising air pollution over the Indian sub-continent could be partly blamed for a recent increase in the intensity of tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, according to a new multi-institutional study. ANI

Child pornography may end soon with abuse prevention software
Researchers have come up with an automated assistance system for image and video evaluation that can detect child-pornographic images from even large volumes of data. ANI

Fruit fly intestine may help put breaks on aging
The intestines of fruit flies may hold secret to to the fountain of youth and serve as a target for drugs or other therapies to put the breaks on aging and age-related diseases, a new study has suggested. ANI

Malaria much older than human race!
Malaria is not only native to the New World, but was present long before humans existed and the disease has evolved through birds and monkeys, a new study has found. ANI

Coral reefs may support much more biodiversity than thought
The diversity of organisms living on the world's coral reefs is seriously underestimated, a new study has revealed. ANI

'Rich club' of 12 rule the human brain
A "rich club" of 12 well-connected hubs coordinate everything that goes on between the ears, a new study has said. ANI

Coming soon: propeller-powered robots that can be packed in suitcases!
The robotics team at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is currently working on a flying robot that is small as a dinner plate, and can be pecked away in a suitcase. ANI

Millions of 7-12 year old Brit kids are Facebook addicts
Millions of kids in Britain aged between 7 to12 years are Facebook addicts, a new survey has revealed. ANI

Why 'light' processed foods are as tasty as full-fat versions
Ever wondered why 'light and healthy' processed foods that have cut back on fat, sugar and gluten taste just like the original version? ANI

Giant asteroid to narrowly miss Earth on Nov. 8
A large asteroid will have a close encounter with Earth on Nov. 8, NASA has revealed. ANI

Gamma-ray burst reveal surprising ingredients of early galaxies
Astronomers have identified a pair of young galaxies with surprising chemical ingredients in the early Universe following a Gamma-ray burst - brightest explosions in space. ANI

Cyber criminals can infiltrate Facebook with 'socialbots' to steal personal data: Experts
Internet researchers have demonstrated a new technique that is can easily be used by cyber criminals to steal personal information of Facebook users. ANI

Separation from mother 'stressful for newborns'
Separating an infant from its mother after birth, which is a standard practice in hospitals, is stressful for the baby, a new study has found. ANI

Eliminating 'deadbeat' cells may slow ageing in humans
Eliminating cells that accumulate with age may help to prevent or delay the onset of age-related diseases and disabilities, a new study has found. ANI

Video gaming linked with creative skills in kids
Children who play video games tend to be more creative than their counterparts who don't, a new study has revealed. ANI

Evolutionary clues to leading cause of death during childbirth identified
Atypical features of human placenta may cause loss of blood at delivery, leading to maternal deaths, a new evolutionary research has suggested. ANI

Nicotine primes brain for cocaine cravings
A new study has provided the first molecular explanation for the "gateway sequence" of drug use.igarettes and alcohol serve as gateway drugs, which people use before progressing to the use of marijuana and then to cocaine and other illicit substances, this progression is called the "gateway sequence" of drug use. ANI

'Sweet spots' in outer space where complex organic molecules form located
Scientists have located areas in outer space that have extreme potential for complex organic molecules formation. ANI

Neither climate nor humans alone caused Ice Age mass extinctions
An inter-disciplinary team from more than 40 universities around the world have put an end to the controversial single-cause theories of Ice Age mass extinctions. ANI

Ponds not responsible for arsenic poisoning in India's groundwater
A study led by an Indian origin researcher has found that arsenic contamination in India's groundwater is not a result of arsenic coming from man-made ponds, suggesting instead that it originates in sediments in aquifers. ANI

Google to index comments made on public websites sourced through Facebook
Search giant Google will now index public comments that are made on websites using Facebook. ANI

Modern humans arrived in Europe millions of years earlier than thought
Researchers have confirmed that members of our species - Homo sapiens - arrived in Europe several millennia earlier than previously thought after re-analyses of two ancient deciduous teeth. ANI

Early humans migrated from Africa through Arabia
A study on genetic diversity of Indian populations has helped scientists confirm that early humans first left Africa around 60-70,000 years ago by crossing into Arabia. ANI

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