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ESA astronauts return to Earth after six-day dark cave venture
European Space Agency's astronauts have returned after six days in the dark, not in space, but in caves, during their caves venture in Sardinia. ANI

Herschel observatory finds young planet with water for thousand oceans
A new study is said to have found evidence of water vapour emanating from ice on dust grains in the disc around a young star, thereby revealing a hidden ice reservoir the size of a thousand oceans. ANI

Scientists determine family tree of world's most endangered bird species
A new study has determined the evolutionary family tree of one of the most strikingly diverse and endangered bird families in the world. ANI

Gmail's revamped look 'accidentally' revealed by Google
A video explaining a new version of Gmail was accidentally released on Google's official YouTube channel. ANI

Hunting in America 800-yrs older than earlier believed
A new study has claimed that hunters were present at least 800 years earlier than Clovis and that the first inhabitants arrived earlier to North America than previously thought. ANI

Indian origin scientist finds 'alarm clock' that helps us wake up fresh from sleep
An Indian origin researcher has claimed to have found the answer to why a number of people fail to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning despite even having a chance to snooze the alarm button to catch some extra sleep. ANI

It's official! Earth is indeed facing global warming
A US scientific group set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair has confirmed that the Earth's surface is really getting warmer. ANI

Culture in humans and great apes shares same evolutionary roots
A new research has claimed that culture is not unique to humans and that great apes also have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through a great many generations. ANI

How to overcome the fear of math
A new study has found that there is a strong link between success in mathematics and activity in a network of brain areas controlling attention and regulating negative emotional reactions. ANI

Light to moderate alcohol consumption does not increase cancer risk
Light to moderate alcohol intake does not appear to increase the risk of all-site cancer, in fact, light drinking was found to be associated with a significant decrease in the risk, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health in the United States. ANI

Elevated hormones up risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women
A new study has found that post-menopausal women with high levels of hormones such as estrogen or testosterone have a higher risk of breast cancer. ANI

Now, digital camera that allows photographers to focus after clicking!
A revolutionary digital camera that allows photographers to focus their pictures after taking them has gone on sale. ANI

Brains of autistic children grow much slower than their healthy peers
Researchers at UCLA have, for the first time, found that the connections between brain regions that are important for language and social skills, grow much more slowly in boys with autism than in non-autistic children - a possible explanation for why autistic children act and think differently than their peers. ANI

High to moderate levels of stress ups mortality risk by 50 pc
Men who experience persistently moderate or high levels of stressful life events over a number of years have a 50 percent higher mortality rate, according to a new study. ANI

Google launches 'self-driving' car technology
Search giant Google has now unveiled a self-driving car technology that is designed to help people with mobility issues and to combat congestion. ANI

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