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Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet criticized for tracking users' web movements
Within few days of its release, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet has been criticised by privacy experts for allowing the movements of web users to be tracked. ANI

SpaceX to create world's first reusable rocket
An American space transport company is designing the world's first reusable rocket - relying on launch stages that 'ease' themselves back to Earth with boosters, rather than falling away and burning up. ANI

Revolutionary fryer that cooks with lot of hot air and no oil whatsoever!
A revolutionary machine that uses air instead of oil and overcomes the greasy smell usually associated with frying has gone on sale for 200 pounds. ANI

Vinegar may help detect cervical cancer in developing countries
Household vinegar could help thwart cervical cancer deaths in poor areas, researchers say. ANI

Women feel 'lost' and 'n*ked' without their cell phones, electronic devices
Most women feel "lost" and "n*ked" without their electronic "link to the world", a new survey has found. ANI

Mars' atmosphere 'supersaturated with water vapour'
The upper atmosphere of Mars contains up to a hundred times more water vapour than anyone had ever imagined, according to a new study. ANI

How Asian elephants prevent high daytime heat stress
Asian elephants are able to tolerate high daytime temperatures by significantly lowering their body temperature during the cooler night hours, researchers have found. ANI

Our breath, body odours attract mosquitoes that spread deadly diseases
A new study has found that the carbon dioxide we exhale and the odours our skins emanate serve as crucial cues to female mosquitoes on the hunt for human hosts to bite and spread diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever. ANI

Indian-origin scientist inspires creation of 'flying plastic carpet'
A graduate student at Princeton University, who got inspired from the work of an Indian-origin scientist, has created a flying carpet. ANI

Humans, amphibians and sharks share common immune-system feature
Researchers at National Jewish Health have found that mammals, amphibians and cartilaginous fish share a central element of the immune system since more than 400 million years of evolution. ANI

Glucosamine-like supplement cuts symptoms of multiple sclerosis
A glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis, US researchers say. ANI

ESA spacecraft detects huge 'bullets' of gas around supermassive black hole
Scientists have discovered unprecedented details close to a supermassive black hole, thanks to a fleet of spacecraft including ESA's XMM-Newton and Integral. ANI

Spotify's new 'Private Listening' mode allows you to listen to music without sharing
Spotify music streaming service has added a "private listening" mode to counter complaints about the automatic sharing of playlists on Facebook. ANI

Now, Facebook allows you to star in Warner Bros web series
Facebook has now launched a new app that will turn its users' lives into a TV show by allowing them to insert their photos and updates into a special action series created for the web. ANI

India's 'dry' monsoon since 50's partly caused by European aerosol pollution
Indian air pollution has been blamed for its dry monsoon season, but a scientist has revealed that European pollution may also play a part in it. ANI

'Boob job jabs' could increase risk of cancer
A leading plastic surgeon has warned that a breast enlargement operation, which is simply done with an injection, could increase the risk of cancer. ANI

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