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How to block body's response to cold
In a significant finding, researchers have discovered a way to block the body's response to cold using a drug. ANI

Older people more likely to sleep well, says study
The older you get, the more likely you are to sleep like a baby, scientists have claimed. ANI

Supercharged protein could reduce damage caused by heart attack
A supercharged version of a protein called focal adhesion kinase, or FAK, has been found to be able to reduce damage from a heart attack by about 50 per cent. ANI

Google Android users should agree to new privacy policy
It has emerged that millions of UK residents who use Google smart phones are unable to avoid the fundamental and invasive changes of the firm's latest privacy policy. ANI

DNA sequencing sheds light on Otzi's past
The first complete genome-sequencing of 'Otzi', Italy's prehistoric iceman, has revealed a wealth of details about the man who roamed the Alps 5300 years ago. ANI

Triceratops and Torosaurus were 'two species of dinosaurs, not one'
In a new study, scientists have rejected claims that Triceratops and the lesser-known Torosaurus are one and the same type of dinosaur. ANI

Smear tests 'boost cervical cancer cure chances'
Women diagnosed with cervical cancer as a result of a smear test have a far better chance of being cured than women who do not go for tests, a Swedish study suggests. ANI

Female bonobos 'advertise' homosexual bonds to boost their status
Bonobos are referred to as the "erotic" or "promiscuous apes" because they regularly engage in sexual contact with both their own and the opposite sex. ANI

'Co-operation' of both hemispheres of brain vital for problem-solving
In a new study, researchers are investigating how specializations and co-operations arise in both the hemispheres of the brain to perform tasks. ANI

Why spiders don't stick to their own webs
The legs of spiders are protected by a covering of branching hairs and a non-stick chemical coating due to which they do not stick to their own sticky webs, a new study has found. ANI

Aspirin 'may lower stroke risk from trans fat' in older women
Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study has shown. ANI

Ocean acidification rate fastest in 300m years owing to human emissions
The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, a new study has revealed. ANI

Facebook increases advertising in news feed and mobile
Social networking site Facebook has announced several of changes in its advertising strategy, including adverts in users' news feeds and in the social network's mobile app. ANI

Now, robots designed to play James Bond theme
Tiny flying 'quadrobots', or mini helicopters designed by engineering students in the US - including an Indian origin laboratory member - have been programmed to play the James Bond theme tune. ANI

Tiny comet grain reveals Jupiter's formation date
Study of tiny particles from comet 81P/Wild 2 brought to Earth in 2006 by NASA's Stardust spacecraft has indicated that Jupiter formed more than three million years after the formation of the first solids in our Solar System. ANI

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