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Average Brit gets through 70 Pounds worth of air every year, claims scientist
A news study has found that an average Briton gets through 70 pounds worth of air every year. ANI

Cultural differences lead to facial expressions' varying interpretations
A new study has suggested that different facial expressions may vary with the shift of cultures. ANI

How the brain is split in 'two halves', but perception is not
Our brain is divided into two hemispheres, which are linked through only a few connections. However, we do not seem to have a problem to create a coherent image of our environment - our perception is not "split" in two halves. ANI

Infants can be trained to improve their concentration skills
Infants as old as 11 months can be trained to improve their concentration skills, which in turn leads to improvements on other, unrelated tasks. ANI

Woolly rhino 'evolved in Tibet, had snow shovel on its head'
Scientists have uncovered the skull of a previously unknown species of ancient rhino, a woolly animal that came equipped with a snow shovel on its head. ANI

New half-match bone marrow transplant procedure shows promising results
A clinical trial conducted at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson testing its unique, two-step half-match procedure has produced some promising results. ANI

Gene that leads to myopia identified
Scientists have identified a gene whose mutation leads to myopia or nearsightedness. ANI

Beware- digital infrared cameras can reveal PIN numbers from ATM keypads
Beware! Modern-day hackers can recognize your PIN numbers from ATM keypads using a digital infrared camera. ANI

Online activity grows in a similar pattern to those of real-life networks
A recent study has found that the activity of online communities does not grow in line with the number of users. ANI

How language speed affects efficient communication of information
A new study has found that there is considerable variation in the speed at which languages are spoken, but much less variation in how efficiently languages communicate the same information. ANI

Dust in Southern Ocean 'has driven climate over millions of years'
Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have shown a close relation between contributions of dust to the Southern Ocean and intense periods of climate change during the Pleistocene, some 1.25 million years ago. ANI

Mechanism behind rare eye disease discovered
A new study has provided insight into the molecular basis of a rare retinal degenerative disease called Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome, also known as Goldman-Favre Syndrome. ANI

Kids going through puberty faster more prone to behavioural problems
A new study has indicated that children who go through puberty at a faster rate are more likely to act out and to suffer from anxiety and depression. ANI

Sex hormones influence people's career choices
Psychologists have found that sex hormones strongly influence people's interests, which affect the kinds of occupations they choose. ANI

Horses, chariots unearthed from tomb dating back to 3,000-yr-old Chinese dynasty
The remains of horses and wooden chariots have been unearthed from a Zhou Dynasty tomb in Luoyang, Henan Province, China that dates back almost 3,000-years. ANI

Drinkers 'know they're making mistakes, but just don't care about them'
It was previously known that a few drinks could dull the brain 'alarm' that monitors mistakes, but a new study has revealed that drinkers are still aware of what they're doing, but care less about them. ANI

Now, electronic system in car will force teens to drive safely, lower stereo volume
Worried about your teenage son or daughter driving your car? Well worry no more, as an electronic system has been developed that will force them to drive safely and even lower the stereo volume. ANI

Soon! Patients in need of blood transfusion might become their own donors
A Paris-based research team has successfully injected cultured red blood cells (cRBCs) created from human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) into a human donor. ANI

How our brains know what our tongues taste
A new study has shed light on how we perceive taste, showing that four of our basic tastes-sweet, bitter, salty, and "umami," or savory-are processed by distinct areas of the brain. ANI

Stem cells that trigger hair growth may lead to new treatment for baldness
A study has discovered that molecular signals from stem cells within the skin's fatty layer have the capability to trigger hair growth, and the finding could lead to new treatments for baldness. ANI

NASA's Mars rover finds soil in crater 'Endeavour' that could support life
Veteran Martian rover Opportunity that is exploring the rim of a vast Martian crater have found evidence of water and chemicals unlike anything the robot has seen so far - a finding that could explain the red planet appears more favorable for life. ANI

1 out of every 25 bosses is a 'psychopath', research reveals
Researchers have revealed that one in 25 company bosses are psychopaths. ANI

Coffee's stimulating powers are actually all in your mind!
Most people believe that a cup of coffee in the morning helps them boost their mental performance all day. ANI

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