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E-books get heavier as you download more text
E-books get heavier whenever users download a new text, a new study has suggested. ANI

Soon, 'supra' plastic that heals itself when broken or cut
Dutch scientists have come up with a self mending plastic, dubbed 'Supra B' that heals itself when broken, without the help of glue. ANI

Chocolate milk can help you get best results after workout
Chocolate milk is the best choice when it comes to fuelling yourself after a hard session at the gym. ANI

'Muffin top' waistline puts women at risk of cancer and fuels its growth
Women with a bulging "muffin top" waistline are not only at greater risk of cancer, but their tumours are also likely to grow faster, according to a new study. ANI

Drone aircraft that can stay in air for 4 days set for maiden flight
A revolutionary drone aircraft that can stay in the air for four days at 65,000 feet is set to make its maiden flight in a few days. ANI

Coming soon: Laser strong enough 'to tear the fabric of space'
Scientists are planning to build a laser that would be powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space and create a vacuum. ANI

Key protein behind Huntington's disease identified
Scientists have discovered how a form of the protein linked to Huntington's disease influences the timing and severity of its symptoms. ANI

Treating cancer that has no cure 'difficult, but not impossible'
Scientists are trying to find a way to stop the progression a cancer without a cure dubbed 'NUT midline carcinoma'. ANI

Bacteria 'disabler' antibiotic silences resistant bugs for good
After 70 years, antibiotics are still the primary treatment for overcoming bacterial infections, but they are becoming less effective against resistant bugs that cause them, according to new research. ANI

Contraception pills hamper orgasm in women
Newer forms of hormonal contraception hampers arousal, lubrication and orgasm despite its family planning benefits and convenience, according to new research. ANI

Key protein fuelling growth of cancer identified
Scientists have identified a key mechanism of metastasis that could lead to blocking tumor growth if their findings are confirmed. ANI

Asteroid may reveal secrets about formation of Earth
An asteroid 400 meters across, could yield clues about how Earth was formed, when it shoots past our planet next week, missing us by a safe margin of 200,000 miles. ANI

Exact brain locations that lead to addictive, compulsive behaviour identified
The exact locations in the brain where calculations are made that can result in addictive and compulsive behaviour have been identified by neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley. ANI

Ovarian cancer feeds on fat cells in abdomen
A research team based at the University of Chicago has found that large pad of fat cells that extends from the stomach and covers the intestines provides nutrients that promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer. ANI

Now, 'spy' smartphone to track 'every move' of cheating spouses
Wives can now track every text, every call and every move their disloyal spouses make, thanks to a new smartphone software. ANI

New technique grows body parts in a jar using 'special plastic'
Scientists in a London laboratory have developed a breakthrough technique for growing replacement organs, promising hope for people in desperate need of an organ transplant. ANI

Birds avoid crashing into objects by sensing speed while flying
An Australian study including an Indian-origin scientist has found that birds avoid crashing into things by sensing how quickly they pass objects along their flight path. ANI

Spermless mosquitoes could prove effective in tackling dengue fever
A UK-based scientific team has modified male mosquitoes so that their offspring die before reproducing. ANI

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