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EEG brain trace 'can detect autism in kids'
A simple brain trace can help identify autism in children as young as two years old, researchers say. ANI

Dolphins have 'brainy' genes like humans
Researchers have found that genetic similarities exist between dolphins, humans and other brainy animals. ANI

Humans sending reply to possible alien message
If you have anything to say to aliens, now is the time, but its not sure whether it will reach them or not. ANI

Are males more promiscuous and females choosier in selecting mates?
UCLA biologists have debunked an iconic sexual selection study, which suggests that males are more promiscuous and females more choosy in selecting mates. ANI

Prenatal exposure to common household chemical ups eczema risk in kids
Exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) in the womb can increase a child's risk for developing eczema, a new research has revealed. ANI

Women with fear of childbirth endure longer labor
Women who have a fear of childbirth spend 47 minutes longer in labor than their peers who have no such fear, a new research has revealed. ANI

Rewards can boost students' test performance
Researchers have found that test performance can improve dramatically if students are offered rewards just before they are given standardized tests and if they receive the incentive immediately afterward. ANI

Novel loo turns poo into electricity and fertilizers
Scientists in Singapore have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers and also reduce the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 per cent compared to current toilet systems. ANI

Temperature 250K times hotter than sun's centre created in lab
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has set a Guinness World Record for the "Highest Manmade Temperature." ANI

Free smartphone services threatening to send 'text messaging' into oblivion: Analysts
Text messaging, the simple telecommunication service that turned into a global phenomenon, is under threat from free smartphone services and operators need to find alternative revenue streams, analysts have said. ANI

Exposure to plastic chemical in womb may cause uterine cancer in offspring
Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many common plastic household items, can cause numerous genes in the uterus to respond differently to estrogen in adulthood, a study in mouse model has found. ANI

Prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals delays puberty in male offspring
Exposure to the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the womb causes long-term changes to the developing brain that have adverse effects on reproductive function later in life, a new study has found. ANI

Racism 'hardwired' into human brain
Racism is hardwired into the brain, and it operates unconsciously, scientists have claimed. ANI

3D event in London to print body scans of attendees
A 3D printing show to be held in London will be offering its visitors a chance to have their complete body scanned and printed. ANI

New social network game allows users to have virtual sex
People can now have virtual sex using the new Zynga game 'The Ville' which appears to be heavily inspired by the popular game 'The Sims'. ANI

1k pounds award for solving unsolved 'hot water freezes faster than cold' mystery
The Royal Society of Chemistry is offering 1,000 pounds to the person or team producing the best and most creative explanation of the phenomenon that perplexed even great minds like Aristotle and Descartes - why hot water freezes faster than cold water. ANI

Responsive virtual tennis racket to let players 'feel the ball'
A game controller that can twist, deflect and vibrate could bring a new level of realism to virtual video-game tennis by simulating the impact of a ball. ANI

Facebook's new native Messenger app to let users 'chat without opening site'
Social networking giant Facebook has introduced a new native Messenger app that lets users chat with friends 'without opening the website'. ANI

Facebook helps people get 'feel-good-factor', find survey
Social networking sites like Facebook are helpful in not only boosting the confidence of people on websites, but also in making them feel 'good' about themselves, a study has revealed. ANI

Apple blasted for refusing to sell iPad to Farsi-speaking Iranian-American customers
An Iranian-rights group has blasted tech giant Apple for denying Farsi-speaking Americans the right to buy iPads simply because of the language they speak. ANI

No God required to kick-start Universe 13.75 bn years ago
Leading scientists have once again got themselves embroiled in the debate about the existence of God or a god's involvement in the Big Bang. ANI

Google's artificial intelligence computer can mimic human brain
A computer that is able to "learn" like a human brain and recognise the picture of a cat, is being touted as a breakthrough in technology by Google scientists. ANI

Black hole in our galaxy likely to suck in giant gas cloud in 2013
Astronomers have discovered a giant gas cloud, which is about to collide with the black hole in the center of our galaxy. ANI

Rare gravitational arc spotted behind distant, gigantic galaxy cluster
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found a puzzling arc of light behind an extremely massive cluster of galaxies residing 10 billion light-years away. ANI

New primitive mineral in Allende meteorite found
Researchers have discovered a new mineral embedded in the meteorite, which scattered thousands of pieces of the space rock across the state of Chihuahua in 1969, one they believe to be among the oldest formed in the solar system. ANI

Now, 'musical buddy' robot to enhance listener's experience
A musical companion developed by researchers recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback. ANI

Novel radiation therapy 'safely treats prostate cancer, lowers risk of return'
A new combination of radiation therapies developed escalates radiation doses to safely and effectively treat prostate cancer and lower the risk of recurrence with minimal radiation exposure to nearby healthy tissue and organs, a new study has found. ANI

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