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2-in-1 device uses sewage as fuel to generate electricity and clean dirt
Scientists have come up with a new and a much better version of an innovative device, which is the size of a home washing machine that uses bacteria growing in municipal sewage to make electricity and clean up the sewage at the same time. ANI

'Burgeoning' online dating scammers want money, not love
Online dating scammers pretend to start a romantic relationship through the services available on the web and then cheat their victims of huge sums of money over a period of months or longer. ANI

Doubts cast over exploding dinosaur hypothesis
The pregnant ichthyosaur female from Holzmaden (Germany) that perished 182 million years ago has baffled researchers for quite some time. ANI

Farming requires 'climate-smart' revolution to sustain future generations
A report has cautioned that major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption across the world in order to adequately feed future generations. ANI

Twitter hit by 'unfollowing' bug
Micro-blogging site Twitter is affected by a bug, which is has caused tweeters to 'unfollow' fellow users without their permission. ANI

Apple's Siri sued again for overselling ability in ads
Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant program built into the Apple iPhone 4S, has been sued again for allegedly overselling its abilities in advertising and TV commercials. ANI

Greenhouse gases may have loaded early atmosphere
Ancient Earth may have been warmed by the presence of green house gases, which made life possible on our planet, a new study including Indian origin scientist has suggested. ANI

Soon, see-through cellphone you can wrap around your wrist
A see-through cellphone that can be draped around a wrist may soon be possible as scientists have developed transparent, flexible memories using silicon oxide as the active component. ANI

Even trees can suffer jetlag
Trees have biological clocks and can be affected by jetlag just as humans, a new study has revealed. ANI

Foot fossil indicates 'another human relative was present at time of Lucy'
Research on a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia indicates that more than one species of early human ancestor existed between 3 and 4 million years ago with different methods of locomotion. ANI

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 'locates Apollo 11 Moon engines on seabed'
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has claimed that he has located the long-submerged F-1 engines that blasted the Apollo 11 Moon mission into space. ANI

Lone human presence in room may up bacteria concentration by 37 mln
Just the presence of a person in a room can add 37 million bacteria to the air every hour - material mostly left behind by earlier occupants and stirred up from the floor - according to a new research. ANI

'Incredible' image reveals over one billion stars in Milky Way
More than a billion stars in our galaxy can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by astronomers. ANI

Many billions of super-Earths may be orbiting red dwarfs in Milky Way
Rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are ubiquitous in the habitable zones around faint red stars, according to a new research. he international team estimates that there are tens of billions of such planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone, and probably about one hundred in the Sun's immediate neighbourhood. ANI

Climate change 'behind extreme weather conditions'
Evidence suggests that climate change has led to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, record high temperatures and, in many regions, heavy precipitation in the past half century, a new study has claimed. ANI

Key mechanism involved in Type 2 diabetes identified
In a new study, researchers have discovered a key protein that regulates insulin resistance, which is the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin and which sets the stage for the development of the most common form of diabetes. ANI

50pc of all cancer 'preventable'
More than half of all cancer is preventable and society has the knowledge to act on this information today, a new study has claimed. ANI

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