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Google Maps reveal reddest galaxies have longest bars of stars and dark matter
Scientists have discovered that the reddest galaxies with the largest central bulb have the longest bars - gigantic central columns of stars and dark matter- using Google Maps. ANI

Why impulsive men behave aggressively
Impulsive individuals behave aggressively, in part, because they have lower levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter, in a specific part of their brain involved in regulating self-control, according to a new study. ANI

Unmanned airship flies 95,085ft above ground to set world record
An unmanned airship has set a new altitude world record after flying more than 95,000 feet above the ground. ANI

Monster iceberg forming in Antarctica
NASA scientists have revealed that a monster iceberg is forming in West Antarctica. ANI

Best bet for life on Mars may be underground
A team of astronomers from the US and France has said that the best chance for finding life on Mars may be underground, judging by layers of clay that likely were formed in a warm, moist environment 3 to 4 billion years ago. ANI

NASA Hubble Space Telescope observes disc around black hole
An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope to study the bright disc of matter surrounding the black hole. ANI

How light and darkness govern our sleep and waking up
Light and darkness governs the human cycle of sleep and waking up and a new study claims that the cells necessary for a light-induced arousal response are located in the hypothalamus. ANI

Most users 'can't keep up' with Facebook's frequently changing privacy settings
Almost half of Facebook users in Britain can't keep up with the frequent changes to social networking sites' privacy and security settings, a new survey has revealed. ANI

High blood pressure robs sufferers of 'emotional understanding'
People with higher blood pressure have a reduced ability to recognise angry, fearful, sad and happy faces and text passages, a new study has found. ANI

Google's 'do a barrel roll' gimmick becomes trendy topic on Twitter
The expression "do a barrel roll" has become a trending topic on Twitter after internet users discovered a new feature on Google that makes the screen perform a 360-degree spin on typing the phrase into the search box. ANI

First manned joystick operated 'multicopter' takes flight
German company E-volvo has send its world's first man-powered personal 'multicopter' into flight. ANI

Youngest millisecond pulsar detected by gamma radiation in globular star cluster
Astronomers have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a globular cluster of stars around 27,000 light years away. ANI

Anthropologist uses 'doomsday dates' to debunk unscientific myths and beliefs
A University of Kansas anthropologist, who has debunked predictions that the world would end on 11/11/11 or Dec. 21, 2012, is now using the doomsday dates to teach critical thinking. ANI

Largest bear that roamed Earth 5 million years ago had strongest bite of all
The largest bear that ever lived on the earth, the Agriotherium africanum, also had the strongest bite, a new study has found. ANI

Japanese supercomputer smashes own world speed record
A supercomputer that is being developed in Kobe, Japan, is said to have broken its own record of being the world's fastest computer. ANI

'City lights' could help spot extraterrestrial civilisations in space
In a new study aimed at finding extraterrestrial intelligence, astronomers have suggested to look out for artificial lights in alien cities rather than using radio signals and ultra-short laser pulses to validate their existence. ANI

Internet 'weighs' no more than a strawberry!
The weight of the Internet is as meagre as 50 grams, which is equivalent to a strawberry, according to Vsause, a science show on YouTube. ANI

Human brains are wired for cooperative activity
The brain was built for cooperative activity, be it dancing on a television show, constructing skyscrapers or working in an office, a new study has found. ANI

Flexible memory brings 'bendable and attachable' computers 'closer to reality'
Researchers at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (KAIST) have developed a fully functional flexible memory, which has been a challenge in the realization of flexible electronics. ANI

Lankan research team discover prehistoric man
A Sri Lankan archaeological and excavating team led by Professor Raj Somadeva has announced the discovery of a prehistoric human settlement near Haldummulla town, 835 metres above sea level on the Southern Platform of central hills. ANI

Sabre-toothed squirrel darted around dinosaurs 100 million year ago
Fossils of a squirrel-like mammal with extremely long canines have been unearthed in Argentina and it is being said that the creature might have spent its days darting around dinosaurs almost 100 million year ago, according to a new study. ANI

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