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Couple skeleton holding hands found in Italy
A pair of 1,500-year-old skeletons holding hands was found recently in central-northern Italy. ANI

New therapeutic target for treatment of cancer cells identified
US scientists have identified a cell cycle-regulated mechanism behind the transformation of normal cells into cancerous cells. ANI

Facebook accused of creating "extensive profiles" of non-users
Facebook is now building profiles of non-users who haven't even signed up to the social networking site, it has emerged. ANI

Websites 'will look more like newspapers, magazines in future,' says Flipboard founder
All websites have started to take on a similar format and owners need to think more like newspapers and magazines about how to display their sites, the founder of Flipboard, the popular social media magazine iPad app, has said. ANI

Global warming melting China's glaciers at faster rate
Glaciers in China's Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau are melting at a faster rate because of global warming, researchers have said. ANI

Silence in classroom can boost kids' exam results
A researcher from Stirling University's school of education has claimed that keeping quiet in the classroom can boost children's exam results, improve their self-esteem and cut down on bad behaviour. ANI

Virtual worlds can help autistic children develop social skills
A new study has suggested that the benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels. ANI

Explaining why a cupcake is delicious can make us love it less
A new study has revealed that consumers' thought about products or experiences can intensify when they share it with others. ANI

How pressure could ruin athletes' performance
A winning or losing moment can make some athletes choke due to pressure or ruin their performance. ANI

Now, robot suit to help paraplegic walk again
A new robotic suit has been developed to help paraplegic walk again by sensing movement that is later translated by the computer brain. ANI

Facebook now 'hot spot' to book prostitutes in Malaysia
Social networking site Facebook has become increasingly popular to book prostitutes online. ANI

Inborn abilities and capacities largely determine one's success
Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller book Outliers argued that given a certain level of intelligence and a bit of luck, virtually anybody could get to Carnegie Hall-provided they practice, practice, practice. ANI

Over-narcissistic people may be hiding low self-esteem
People with narcissistic personalities may seem to love themselves, but a new study has suggested they may be actually hiding their deep feelings of inferiority. ANI

Current Antarctic ozone hole 9th largest on record
The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12, becoming the ninth largest ozone hole on record. ANI

Rapper MC Hammer unveils 'rational' search engine WireDoo to rival Google
Rap star MC Hammer has announced that he is planning to launch a search engine called WireDoo. ANI

Steve Jobs vowed to 'destroy' 'stolen' Google Android
Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs vowed to "destroy" Google's Android operating system, viewing it as "grand theft", his official biographer has claimed. ANI

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