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Bacteria promises new allergy-free sunscreen
Scientists are hoping to develop allergy-free sunscreen creams from a substance found in certain bacteria. ANI

India, South Asia host uneven burden of neglected tropical diseases
A disproportionate burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is found in India and South Asia, according to a new study. ANI

Friendship can reduce stress of rejection in school kids
Friendships can serve as a buffer against the negative effects of classmates' rejection that can cause stress in school children, a new study has suggested. ANI

Now, 'magnetic tongue' to help produce tastier processed foods
Smelling and tasting are no longer restricted to humans and animals only, with the emergence of futuristic "e-sensing" devices. ANI

Faraway dwarf planet Eris is Pluto's twin in size
Astronomers have found that the faraway dwarf planet Eris is an almost perfect twin of Pluto in size. ANI

How exercising reindeers keep cool in Arctic winter
Scientists have discovered how heavily insulated reindeer prevent themselves from overheating and how Rudolph the red-nose Reindeer keeps cool every Christmas Eve. ANI

Breath test to diagnose multiple sclerosis comes closer to reality
Scientists have developed a sensor array that can diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) from exhaled breath. ANI

94pc of thermal cash register receipts contaminated with BPA
94 percent of thermal cash register receipts are contaminated with Bisphenol A (BPA) - a substance that may have harmful health effects, scientists including one of Indian-origin have warned. ANI

Boeing's 'most innovative' plastic jumbo jet wows all on maiden flight
Boeing has wowed the world when its new 264-seat aircraft 787 Dreamliner aircraft took off on its maiden flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong comforting its passengers with a series of groundbreaking innovations. ANI

Soon, fly a helicopter using only your mind!
Scientists have designed a new device that can allow users to control a virtual helicopter using only their minds. ANI

Artificial blood to be available for transfusions in a decade
Artificial blood created from stem cells in the lab could be tested on humans within two years and could be available for routine transfusions in a decade, scientists behind the breakthrough have claimed. ANI

Giant waterworld planet where year lasts just 18 hrs discovered
A planet where a year lasts just 18 hours is a exotic waterworld with a radius about twice the size of Earth, astronomers say. ANI

Treating breast cancer through ni*ple offers 'far fewer adverse effects'
Treating breast cancer by delivering chemotherapy through the ni*ple is highly effective in animal models of early breast cancer, and has no major side effects in human patients, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found. ANI

Half of students fear Facebook posts will affect job prospects
A new survey has revealed that almost half of students are worried that personal details they have shared on social networking sites, such as Facebook, as well as elsewhere online, might affect their future career prospects. ANI

IVF doubles women's risk of ovarian cancer 15 years later
Women who are going for fertility treatments to have babies are likely to double their chances of getting ovarian cancer, according to a new study. ANI

Internet responsible for just 2 pc of global energy consumption
An Indian-origin scientist and his colleague have found that Internet-enabled devices consumed about 2 percent of global energy usage. ANI

Dinosaurs too migrated seasonally- just like birds, animals of today
Using oxygen in fossilized teeth, University of Colorado researchers have for the first time proved that dinosaurs migrated when conditions became hard, like today's birds or animals. ANI

Multiple malaria vaccine to fight different forms of disease developed
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have created a new multiple malaria vaccine which they believe could be the first to tackle different forms of the disease and help those most vulnerable to infection. ANI

Thinking may not help resist temptation of sweets, beer or sexy women
Don't stop and think if you among those trying to resist temptation of sweets, beer or sexy women, because thinking may not help. ANI

Women with feminine looks more likely to long for lots of kids
Just looking at the features of a woman can reveal whether she is broody or not, a new study has suggested. ANI

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