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Biggest full moon of 2012 set to appear on May 6
The moon is set to get a lot bigger and brighter than average this weekend as it officially becomes full on Sunday (May 6) at 9.05 pm. EDT. ANI

Apple iPad accounts for 94 percent of tablet web traffic
Over 94 percent of the Internet traffic from computer tablets comes from the Apple iPad, according to a report. ANI

Texas cops on hunt for woman accused of stealing more than 100 iPads
A woman, who has allegedly stolen more than 100 iPads from various departmental stores in 36 different Texas cities, is still on the loose. ANI

UK mums invent glow-in-dark potty to help kids use loo at night
Two enterprising mothers in the UK have joined forces to invent a light up potty. ANI

Early spring 'triggers birth of more female bats'
Bats produce twice as many female babies as male ones in years when spring comes early, a study by a University of Calgary researcher has suggested. ANI

Brain scans capture images of canine thought processes
You can now know what your dog is thinking, when he gazes up at you adoringly. ANI

Zuckerberg ridiculed for odd white eye makeup in Facebook' IPO video
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been widely derided online for his bizarre appearance in a video for the social network's upcoming IPO, where he seems to be wearing a large amount of white eye makeup. ANI

Factors that increase value of great art revealed
Artist, style, subjects, even city of sale and time of year play a role in raising the value of great paintings, say an economics PhD candidate at Washington State University. ANI

Why healers see 'aura' of people
Researchers in Spain have found that many of the individuals claiming to see the aura of people -traditionally called "healers" or "quacks"- actually present the neuropsychological phenomenon known as "synesthesia" (specifically, "emotional synesthesia"). ANI

Meteor hunters sell space rock for price 20 times more than gold
Rock hunters are stampeding to the site of the world's biggest gold rush to find meteorites that are worth 20 times the value of the precious metal. ANI

Beehive extract may help combat prostate cancer
An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice, say researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine. ANI

Brain responds to metaphor and simile differently
In the 4th century BC Aristotle concluded that "the difference is but slight" between similes and metaphors. ANI

Stem cell mutation triggers fibroid tumors
Researchers have for the first time identified the molecular cause of fibroid uterine tumors, which affect millions of women causing irregular bleeding, anemia, pain and infertility. ANI

Now, 178 decibel 5,000 pounds bicycle horn that is louder than Concorde launch
In a rather extreme solution to road safety, an inventor has come up with a bicycle horn that would be impossible for drivers to ignore. ANI

More evidence of water on early Mars provided by ancient volcanic blast
In a new study, a team of researchers is attempting to learn more about the past atmospheric conditions of Mars by analyzing two unlikely sources - ancient volcanic eruptions and surface observations by the planet's rover Spirit. ANI

Earth's moon to be used as mirror to see Venus transit
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will observe the transit of Venus across the sun's face on June 5th and 6th. ANI

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