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Soon, control phones when hands are engaged with kick gestures
A new study from an Indian origin scientist has suggested that feet gestures at times can be best used to control phones and computers. ANI

'More durable and less expensive' solar cell developed
Scientists have developed highly efficient electrolyte system for solar cells that can convert sunlight into electricity and retain it for longer period. ANI

'Super-private' social network UmeNow.com aiming to kill Facebook
A mother who finds Facebook creepy, has launched a new social networking site to meet the needs of those who are over and done with facial recognition and other marketing ploys whereby their information is used. ANI

Footprints can help identify people just like fingerprints
A print from a bare foot can reveal an individual's identify nearly as well as a fingerprint, according to a new study. ANI

Archaic humans in Africa interbred with anatomically modern humans
A new research has revealed that archaic humans, who lived somewhere in Africa during the last 20-60 thousand years, interbred with anatomically modern humans and transferred small amounts of genetic material to their offspring who are alive today, ANI

Lack of 'bouncer' protein behind onset of rheumatoid arthritis
Scientists have discovered the immune cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis become hyperactive and attack the joints and bones because they have lost their 'bouncer' protein. ANI

Proof that ancient oceans were anoxic, iron-rich could rewrite early Earth history
A new study has revealed that the ancient deep ocean was not only devoid of oxygen but also rich in iron, a key biological nutrient, for nearly a billion years longer than previously thought-right through a key evolutionary interval that culminated in the first rise of animals. ANI

Intensive medical therapy prevents second stroke better than stenting
A large clinical trial has found that patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment. ANI

How managing people at work protects memory, learning centre of brain
A new study has found that managing people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, which protects its memory and learning centre well into old age. ANI

Role intoxication plays in some men who commit sexual aggression
A new study has been carried out to assess to which extent alcohol plays a role in some men who commit sexual aggression. ANI

Soon, 'super rice' to meet daily iron needs of world's under-nourished
Scientists from Adelaide have pioneered a super rice breakthrough to provide a solution to the iron and zinc deficiency disorders for the world's under-nourished. ANI

New target to prevent drug-induced liver damage identified
US scientists have identified a key protein that could protect against drug-induced liver disease and acute liver failure. ANI

Women spy on partners' online profiles twice as much as men
A new survey has suggested that Britain has become a 'nation of snoops' where one in five women spy on their partner's online accounts. ANI

Pole-to-pole flights yield first global portrait of greenhouse gases
Researchers have been able to successfully produce an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere that affect Earth's climate after a three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic. ANI

Why seeing is not believing
It has been believed that keeping a close watch helps us perceive the world more accurately. ANI

New target to treat and prevent heart failure identified
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a new drug target to treat and prevent the progression of heart failure. ANI

'Your cars could be hackers' next target,' warn security experts
Computer-dependent cars could soon become targets of hackers aiming to steal vehicles, track movements or disrupt car's safety systems, security experts have claimed. ANI

Oz travel agent's Facebook page named 2011's world's best
An Australian travel agent's Facebook page has been named world's best after receiving more than 75,000 "likes" in nine months. ANI

Average Twitter users may receive up to 17 'dangerous' Tweets per day
Computer experts have warned that some of our Twitter followers may be spammers, who hope we'll follow them back out of courtesy, and then may attempt to spam us, or even infect our computer with viruses. ANI

Tree rings can reveal region's ancient fire history
Trees can provide secrets about past events, and their rings can especially yield key information about fires, some of which happened hundreds of years ago, a US researcher says. ANI

NASA'S SDO shows energy from solar flares stronger than believed
Energy from some solar flares is stronger and lasts longer than previously thought, data collected from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has shown. ANI

Cyber crime causes more losses than combined global market for marijuana, cocaine and heroin
A new study has estimated that cyber crime led to a 388 billion dollar global loss last year, which is bigger than the loss resulting from the combined global market for marijuana, cocaine and heroin. ANI

See Mercury get closest to bright star Regulus on 9th Sept morning
The planet Mercury will be seen closest to bright star Regulus on the morning of the 9th September, when they will be separated by less than the width of a finger held at arm's length, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. ANI

Meteorite bombardment 'brought gold and platinum to Earth'
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found clear evidence that the planet's accessible reserves of precious metals- such as gold and platinum- are the result of a bombardment of meteorites more than 200 million years after the Earth was formed. ANI

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