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Soldiers who desecrate dead view themselves as 'hunters'
Present day soldiers, who mutilate enemy corpses or take body-parts as trophies, are typically considered to be suffering from the extreme stresses of battle. ANI

Quantum dots 'safe' for medical use in primates
Use of quantum dots - tiny luminescent crystals- has been found to be safe in primates in a new study conducted over a one-year period. ANI

Songbird's 'learning hub' may offer cure for Parkinson's
A peek into the 'learning hub' of a songbird's brain, may help scientists figure out new ways to treat neurological disorders that impair movement like Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. ANI

Arctic melt 'bubbling out' ancient methane
Scientists have uncovered thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been trapped for many millennia is seeping out into the atmosphere, which may adversely impact climate change, according to a new study. ANI

Meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's new bride Priscilla Chan
Priscilla Chan, who has long been known as the girlfriend of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, updated her status to the billionaire's wife on Saturday. ANI

Bariatric surgery may help control blood sugar in diabetics
Scientists have for the first time found that an experimental bariatric surgery can lower blood sugar levels in rats with type 1 diabetes. ANI

Mystery behind rising sea levels unlocked
Researches have identified the gap, which could be an important missing piece of the puzzle in estimates for past and current sea-level changes and for projections of future rises. ANI

People using Twitter and Facebook to take revenge and settle scores
Social networks have become the preferred platform for many people to take revenge on someone, according to a new UK survey. ANI

New type of prostate cancer discovered
Researchers have identified a distinct molecular subtype of prostate cancer, which appears to afflict 15 percent of patients with the disease. ANI

Steve Jobs wanted to build 'iCar', says Apple board member
Late Apple visionary co-founder Steve Jobs, who created iconic gadgets like iPhones, iPods and Mac computers, was also considering creating an iCar, an official of the tech giant has revealed. ANI

Facebook to lift ban on under-13s joining website
Social networking giant Facebook plans to relax a ban on children under the age of 13 joining the website, according to a report. ANI

New mobile service allows parents to control their child's phone
Worried parents will soon be able to read their children's text messages, control who they speak to and turn their phones on or off - no matter where they are- thanks to a new mobile service. ANI

Arthritis drug could also help combat major cause of dysenteric death worldwide
Scientists have identified an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses and results in the death of more than 70,000 people worldwide each year. ANI

Steve Jobs played 'key role' in development of 'bigger' iPhone 5
Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs played a major role in the development of the tech giant's fifth generation iPhone, according to a report. ANI

Mowing down seagrass ecosystems 'to cut loose carbon'
Seagrass ecosystems hold as much carbon per hectare as the world's forests and they are now among its most threatened systems, a new study has claimed. ANI

Drug for parasite behind major cause of death worldwide found
Scientists have identified an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses and results in the death of more than 70,000 people worldwide each year. ANI

Oxytocin improves brain function in autistic kids
Oxytocin - a naturally occurring substance produced in the brain and throughout the body- increased brain function in regions that are known to process social information in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ANI

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