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Technology News on March 11, 2012

Spies create fake Facebook account in NATO chief's name to steal personal details
Spies created a fake Facebook account in the name of NATO's senior-most commander to steal his personal details. ANI

Soon, anti-anxiety drug 'could make alcoholics forget their booze craving'
A prescription drug used to treat anxiety may soon be able to beat alcoholism, a new study has claimed. ANI

Gene that controls flowering in plants identified
Scientists have discovered a gene that triggers plants to become dormant at night and controls flowering. ANI

Facebook introduces new 'interest lists' feature
Facebook has introduced a new tool which allows users to subscribe to 'interests' and people's updates and makes their news feeds appear more like 'personalised newspapers'. ANI

Brain memory code cracked
Scientists behind a new study have claimed that they have cracked the brain's biomolecular code for memory, which may help understand how the brain works, and treat Alzheimer's and various neurological and psychiatric disorders. ANI

People are most creative when they are not at their best
If you think that ingenious ideas come when innovators are at their peak time, then you may be wrong. ANI

New Origami-inspired weight loss surgery folds stomach into smaller size
Scientists are now offering gastric plication, a novel surgery that folds the stomach into a smaller and more compact size, to patients seeking weight-loss treatment that does not require an implanted device or permanent change to their anatomy. ANI

Pregnant women taking antidepressants 'less likely to breastfeed'
Women exposed to certain antidepressants during pregnancy are less likely to breastfeed their babies as compared to unexposed ones, a new study has revealed. ANI

Your heartbeat 'hints at your personality traits'
Aspects of one's personality can literally be revealed in a heartbeat, a new study has suggested. ANI

UK university team to look for universe's first exploding star
A team led by a professor of astrophysics from Queen's University Belfast, is set to go on a five-year mission to hunt for the universe's first exploding stars, known as supernovae. ANI

Gene discovery offers hope for pill that can extend life by 20 years
Scientists have identified a gene that could hold the key to extending life by up to two decades. ANI

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