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Do we need vampires' appetite to accept synthetic blood?
Blood manufactured from embryonic stem cells may be less than a decade away, however researchers are doubtful whether society can develop an acceptance of cultured blood - or an appetite for synthetic meat produced by related technology. ANI

Coming soon, world's first guide to tackle osteoporosis
Health experts are about to finalise a series of wide-ranging recommendations on how to build strong bones to prevent the debilitating bone condition. ANI

We 'see' through one eye at a time
As far as we know, we "see" with both eyes at once, but a new study suggested that the brain may know which eye is receiving information-and can turn around and tell that eye to work even harder. ANI

New 'fairer than Facebook' social site pays you money for posts!
A new site lets users share half the advertising earnings from their posts, proving itself fairer than other social websites. ANI

Mars' Gale crater to soon become our neighbourhood that we roam in
The Gale crater, which has been sitting just below the equator of Mars for at least three and half billion years, will soon become our neighbourhood when NASA's next Mars rover lands on the planet in August 2012, according to a scientist. ANI

A glass of wine a day can keep brittle bones at bay
A new study has revealed that one glass of wine a day can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. ANI

New radar tech can see through concrete walls!
A new radar technology developed at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory has brought science fiction into reality with its ability to see through walls. ANI

Man tries to raise $1m for 45kg scrotum surgery
An American man with a medical condition that has caused his scrotum to swell more than 45 kg is trying to raise 1 million dollars for his surgery. ANI

Healthy diet and exercise can help improve fatherhood chances
Men who take a healthy diet and take part in moderate exercise may have a better chance of fathering children, new studies have suggested. ANI

Man conquers 'hardest videogame of all time' in less than 2 hours
It just took one hour and 26 minutes for a gamer to triumph over the 'hardest videogame of all time'- Dark Souls. ANI

Milky Way's first stars may be behind missing of satellite galaxies
Two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg have explained why galaxies like our Milky Way have so few satellites around them - the 'missing satellites' problem. ANI

Facebook users with more friends also have bigger brains
A new study has found a direct link between the number of "Facebook friends" a person has and the size of particular brain regions. ANI

Play, not screens, helps babies and toddlers learn and develop
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that babies and toddlers should be allowed to learn from unstructured play, rather than electronic screens. ANI

First map of cannabis genome reveals its drug-producing properties
A team of Canadian researchers has for the first time sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana. ANI

High BP in early pregnancy ups risk of birth defects in offspring
A new study has found that women with high blood pressure (hypertension) in early stages of pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects, irrespective of commonly prescribed medicines for their condition. ANI

Biological computers come closer to reality
Scientists have claimed that they can build some of the basic components for digital devices out of bacteria and DNA, suggesting a new generation of biological computing devices. ANI

Liquorice pill cuts 'hot flushes and night sweats' of menopause by 80 pc
Scientists have revealed that liquorice, known "Mulethi" in Northern India, could help older women take some of the misery out of menopause. ANI

Premature babies at risk of heart disease, diabetes in later life
A new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that young adults who are born prematurely show multiple biological signs of risks to future health. ANI

Now, iris scan help predict race, gender
A new system has been developed that can pick out similarities between irises instead of the differences, which helps in determining the racial backgrounds and gender of a person. ANI

Beware! Your iPhone could be hacker's Spiphone!
A research team at Georgia Tech claims that it has discovered how to use a users smartphone to track what the person is typing on the keyboard. ANI

Bill Gates hails 'huge milestone' in fight against malaria
A new malaria vaccine that has been shown to cut the risk of disease in young children by half could prevent millions of deaths a year. ANI

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