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Gonorrhoea turning incurable over increased antibiotic resistance
A UK health agency has warned that a common sexually transmitted disease may become incurable in the future if more effective treatments aren't found. ANI

Now, 'drone' inspired robo-car that drives and navigates itself
London, Oct 11 David Hasselhoff's self-driving computerised car called 'KITT' in the 1980s TV series 'Knight Rider' could be a common feature on roads within 15 years, according to scientists at Oxford University. ANI

How our ancestors spoke to each other
Linguists have claimed that they have clues about the way our ancestors spoke. ANI

Placenta-uterus battle could help explain deadly pregnancy disease
Yale scientists have suggested that a battle that brews in the mother's womb between the father's biological goal to produce the biggest, healthiest baby possible against the mother's need to live through delivery might help explain preeclampsia, an often deadly disease of pregnancy. ANI

Soon, flower-powered 'smart bombs' to kill cancer cells
Experts at the University of Bradford's Institute of Cancer Therapeutics are developing what's been dubbed a cancer "smart bomb" from the autumn crocus, a flower native to Britain. ANI

Boeing X-37B could be modified to carry astronauts in space
A Boeing chief has suggested that the company's mysterious unmanned space-plane, called X-37B, developed for the US Air Force, could be scaled up and modified to carry astronauts. ANI

Asteroid Vesta has mountain 3 times bigger than Everest
Newly-released images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show a mountain three times as high as Mt. Everest, in the south polar region of the giant asteroid Vesta. ANI

New Sex App 'Grindr' version offers casual sex for straight community
The makers of the 'Grindr', Nearby Buddy Finder have now launched 'Blendr', a casual sex App for straight people in Australia. ANI

Scientists hope to find million-yr-old life 3km beneath Antarctic ice
Scientists are set for a journey to Antarctica this month in the hope of finding life forms trapped beneath 3km of solid ice. ANI

Experts claim 'indisputable evidence' of existence of 'elusive' Yeti
Experts at an international conference in Russia have claimed that yetis or the Abominable Snowmen are still in existence and residing in Siberia. ANI

iPhone 4S sets Apple record with 1,000,000 pre-orders in a day
Pre-orders of recently launched Apple's iPhone 4S has topped the previous record of 600000 set by the iPhone 4 last year. ANI

How ageing affects brain
Scientists have discovered new information about the way the brain is affected by age. ANI

Another out-of-control 3-ton telescope may hit Earth by end of this month
Earth has been warned of another possible satellite collision as an orbiting telescope weighing nearly three tons has spun out of control and is plummeting homewards at high speed. ANI

Southampton Varsity to probe diesel pollution-global decline of honey bees link
Scientists are investigating a possible link between tiny particles of pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies. ANI

Largest virus yet discovered found off the coast of Chile
Scientists have isolated the largest virus yet discovered from ocean water pulled up off the coast of Chile. ANI

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