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Now, robot that tells you when you stink
Japan researchers have created a pair of robots- a girl and a dog - whose odour sensors can determine just how bad you smell.
Boy genius diagnosed with autism has IQ higher than Einstein
A 14-year-old boy from Indiana, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at the age of 2, has an IQ of 170, which is higher than Einstein’s, and he is now on the road to winning a Nobel Prize.
Global carbon dioxide in atmosphere touches milestone level
For the first time in human history, the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere has passed the milestone level of 400 parts per million (ppm). Two CO2 monitoring stations high on the Hawaiian volcano of Mauna Loa run by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, provide the global benchmark measurement.
Modified mosquitoes may halt spread of malaria
Mosquitoes infected with a strain of bacteria may be used to halt the spread of malaria as they show signs of resistance to the parasite, a new study has found. The study conducted at Michigan State University shows that the transmission of malaria via mosquitoes to humans can be interrupted by using a strain of the bacteria Wolbachia in the insects.
Plants being used as alternate source to generate electricity
Researchers led by an Indian origin professor at the University of Georgia are developing a new technology that will make it possible for plants to generate electricity.
Arctic was warmer 3.5 million years ago
It was a time when research suggests that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was roughly comparable to today's--leading to the conclusion that relatively small fluctuations in carbon dioxide levels can have a major influence on Arctic climate
Japanese deep-sea probe finds signs of lost continent in Atlantic Ocean
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the Brazilian government have made an announcement about the discovery of a large mass of granite on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting a continent may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Gene study reveals Europeans are one big family
A modern-day person living in the United Kingdom shares ancestors with people across the Europe, according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
Intelligent robots may overtake humans by end of 21st century
The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of a sci-fi movie, but many experts say that the idea isn't far-fetched. But nearly every computer scientist will have a different prediction for when and how the singularity will happen.
Plants speak to each other
The study showed that sprouting chilli plants grow more successfully next to a friendly neighbour, in this case an adult basil plant, but when placed them beside fennel, germination is held back.
Bats may recognize voices of friends they hang out with
Nocturnal, fast-moving animals like bats could have an ability to recognize certain vocal aspects of others from their social groups, a study has claimed.
New species of meat-eating dinosaur discovered in northwest China
Fossil remains found in northwestern China have been identified as a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating, dinosaur.
Foreign brides living and loving in India
Love all: What does it take to fall in love with an Indian, marry him, and move to his country to live with him? Foreign brides on curry, desi languages, and driving on Indian roads...
Even animals are choosy about making new friends: Study
Just as humans follow complex social situations in deciding who to befriend or to abandon, a new study has suggested that animals also use the same level of sophistication in judging social configurations.
Fish genome offers insights into evolution of land vertebrate
Genome sequencing of a historic fish has provided a wealth of information on the genetic changes that accompanied the adaptation from an aquatic environment to land.
Dark side of moon: Danger lurks at every corner here
Cricket’s loss no gains for football, tennis, other sports
Security alert: virus threats loom large over hot mobiles
Air India pilots get a dressing down for not dressing up
Last tango in Paris
Ankit Chavan 'breaks down, confesses to spot-fixing'
PSEB Class-12 result today
Sarit Ray's review: Aurangzeb
Early review: Aurangzeb is Arjun Kapoor's show
Spot-fixing: Sree 420 shames Indian cricket
When Led Zep Reunited
100 years of Indian cinema
Border peace vital for ties, Manmohan tells China’s Li
Plum post to Shah hints at Modi's bigger role in BJP's plan for LS polls
We nabbed Jiju first and sought his help in luring Sreesanth: police
2 Andhra ministers meet CM, submit resignation
Railgate: CBI documents validate phone intercepts
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