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Sumatran orangutans put off puberty to build up strength
Young male Sumatran orangutans delay their puberty until they are strong enough to challenge the dominant males and impress the opposite sex, a new study including an Indian origin researcher has revealed. ANI

'Cursing stone' discovered on Isle of Canna
An ancient stone that was discovered by chance on the Isle of Canna is Scotland's first known example of a bullaun "cursing stone", according to experts. ANI

Training brain may help reduce pain
Training the brain to alleviate pain could be a promising approach for treating phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome, a new study has suggested. ANI

'Manipulating' genes may boost lifespan
Scientists have discovered that manipulating genes could be key to a longer and healthier life. ANI

Solar water disinfection method promises clean water for everyone
A scientist has developed a simple and cheap way to make water safe to drink, even if it is muddy. ANI

140000-ton asteroid set to narrowly miss Earth may smash satellites
A newly found 150-foot-wide asteroid may pass so close to the Earth in February that it might destroy communications satellites, researchers say. ANI

Mark Zuckerberg marries longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg walked down the aisle with his long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan in a ceremony at his home in Palo Alto, California, on Saturday. ANI

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