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UK artist to stage 'ant ballet'
Artist and designer Ollie Palmer has developed a technology, which he hopes, will allow him to stage a "ballet of ants". ANI

Active friends motivate kids to exercise
When children have friends that are more active, they themselves are also likely to be more active, a study from Vanderbilt University has found. ANI

One-in-a-million 'Frankenstein fish' caught in Cambridge Lake
A fisherman claims to have caught a one-in-a-million "Frankenstein fish" which appears to be a hybrid of three different species. ANI

Smartphone app uses sweat to make life entertaining
Technology firm, Sensum, has come up with a smartphone application that gamifies sweat and makes watching films more exciting. ANI

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan make 'accidental' cameo on Chinese TV
Mark Zuckerberg and his now-wife Priscilla Chan made a surprise appearance in a documentary about China's police force while vacationing in Shanghai in March. ANI

Now, software that can read feelings behind facial expressions
Computers that could read our faces may not be far from reality. ANI

LinkedIn more popular than Facebook in Australia's NSW
New South Wales users are least likely to stay connected through Facebook, despite the social networking site perched at the top of the tree as Australia's most popular social media website. ANI

Pacific bluefin tuna carried little radiation from Japan to California
Pacific bluefin tuna carried radioactivity from Japan's 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as they swam across the ocean to the shores of California, scientists reported on Monday. ANI

Now, 'dracula' lamp that runs on human blood
An American designer has come up with an eerie lamp which is powered by human blood. ANI

Targetting tuberculosis 'hotspots' may cut transmission by 29 pc in 50 yrs
Reducing tuberculosis transmission in geographic 'hotspots' where the infections are rampant can considerably reduce TB transmission on a broader scale, a new study has suggested. ANI

Pointy chins make cartoon villains look dastardly
Scientists have revealed why we find cartoon villains like Captain Hook, Dick Dastardly and Cruella De Vil so dastardly - they say it's all in the pointy chin. ANI

NASA's 'space drink' helps reduce wrinkles
A "space drink" concocted by NASA to protect astronauts from radiation has been found to be effective against wrinkles, blemishes and other skin damage from the sun. ANI

Critics praise Samsung Galaxy S3 calling it 'light years ahead of iPhone'
Critics have praised the Samsung Galaxy S3 as the best phone on the market, with some calling the new smartphone 'light years ahead' of rival Apple's iPhone. ANI

Handheld technology may help improve diet and activity levels of patients
The diet and activity levels of patients may be enhanced through use of mobile technology, remote coaching and financial incentives, a new study has suggested. ANI

Xbox Kinect technology to turn spacecraft into building blocks
Low-cost nano-satellites that can dock in orbit could be used as "space building blocks" to create larger spacecraft, according to a British aerospace firm. ANI

First generation iPad prototype up for auction
The "First Generation Prototype" of the original iPad has gone on sale on eBay, attracting bids of at least 10,000 dollars so far. ANI

Staying connected from bathroom 'new norm' for Facebook addicts
Facebook and Twitter addicts post updates that may have been composed in the restroom, a new research has found. ANI

New technique may help build artificial tissues
Researchers have come up with a method that replicates biological cell-to-cell adhesion, which could also have industrial applications. ANI

Engineered microvessels offer 3-D test bed for human diseases
Bioengineers at the University of Washington have developed the first structure to grow small human blood vessels, creating a 3-D test bed that offers a better way to study disease, test drugs and perhaps someday grow human tissues for transplant. ANI

'Morphed' engines may cut airplane noise
In an attempt to reduce airliner noise on future planes, design engineers of a leading aeroplane firm are exploring smart engine enclosures, which can alter their shape in flight . ANI

Caring guys and choosy girls led to modern monogamous family life
In early human evolution, when faithful females started choosing good providers as mates, pair-bonding replaced promiscuity, which laid down the foundation for the emergence of the institution of the modern family, a new study has suggested. ANI

Climate change 'wiped out ancient Indus civilization'
Washington, May 29: The mysterious fall of one of the world's first, great urban civilizations almost 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now seems to have a key culprit - ancient climate change, researchers say. ANI

Brit surgeons carry out world's fastest liver transplant
British surgeons have carried out world's fastest liver transplant after completing the barrage of tests and the operations within three days of finding a match, it has been revealed. ANI

Global warming skeptics know more about science than climate change believers
People who are not that worried about the effects of global warming tend to have a slightly higher level of scientific knowledge than those who are worried, according to a new study. ANI

Steve Jobs' handwritten 1974 Atari memo to be auctioned
A handwritten note by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that described changes Atari could make to an arcade game, is up for auction, according to a report. ANI

Origin of social inequality 'may be traced back to Stone Age'
Hereditary inequality began more than 7,000 years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence suggesting that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without. ANI

New technique promises abundance of key heart cells
Cardiomyocytes, the workhorse cells that constitute a beating heart, can now be produced cheaply and profusely in the laboratory, according to a new study. ANI

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