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Sunlight may help prevent food allergies and eczema
People who are exposed to more sunlight may be less likely to suffer from food allergies and eczema, researchers say. ANI

Soldiers could 'control guns with their minds'
British scientists have suggested that soldiers could control weapons systems simply by using their minds. ANI

Atlantis 'found' in Google Oceans in 2009 lost again
Back in 2009, scientists thought they had found the lost city of Atlantis when they spotted a grid-like pattern on Google Ocean - an extension of Google Earth. ANI

Cannibal ladybirds wiping out native species in UK
Seven out of eight ladybird types in the UK have decreased since the harlequin was introduced in 2004, a new study has found. ANI

Visual working memory not as specialized as visual encoding
Researchers have long known that specific areas of the brain get activated when people view particular images. ANI

Why you should not opt for window seat during long flight
Oral contraceptives, sitting in a window seat, advanced age, and pregnancy increases risk of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clot in long-distance travellers, a new study has warned. ANI

Exercise triggers cells known to be important for muscle repair
Scientists have found that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise - a discovery that could lead to new therapeutic techniques to treat injured muscle and prevent or restore muscle loss with age. ANI

How we learn from actions of our competitors
Researchers have shed light on how our brains assess the behavior - and likely future actions - of others during competitive social interactions. ANI

Mediterranean seagrass believed to be world's oldest living organism
Scientists say a swathe of seagrass in the Mediterranean could be the oldest known living thing on Earth. ANI

Sunlight helps boost man's sex drive
Lots of sunshine increases the level of the male sex hormone testosterone, scientists say, ANI

Fake Cormac McCarthy account fools even Twitter founder
A Twitter account set up in the name of the famously reclusive novelist Cormac McCarthy, fooled the likes of Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the microblogging site, before it was found to be fake. ANI

Google celebrates Charles Dickens' 200th b'day with doodle
Charles Dickens's 200th birthday, which falls on February 7, has been commemorated with a Google doodle. ANI

Mars Express spacecraft spots signs of ancient ocean on red planet
Presently, Martian surface is a barren, arid desert but the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft has provided strong evidence that an ocean may have covered parts of the red planet billions of years ago. ANI

Jurassic animals that lived 165 mn years ago sang love songs to woo mates
In the middle Jurassic, some 165 million years ago, many animals, such as amphibians and other arthropods, apparently sang love songs to attract mating partners, according to scientists. ANI

First ever 3D-printed jaw transplanted into patient's face
Doctors have for the first time fitted a 3D printer-created lower jaw to an 83-year-old woman's face in the Netherlands. ANI

Your 'deleted' Facebook photos still viewable online years after
Your embarrassing pictures on Facebook you thought you got rid of months or even years ago by deleting them may still be present on the social networking site, it has emerged. ANI

Girls born to older mums likelier to have breast cancer
Women born to mothers aged over 39 years and women who were taller and thinner than the average girl prior to puberty have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. ANI

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