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  • Jun 20, 2012 11:24 IST

    Sex toy mistaken for mushroom fools entire Chinese village

    The discovery of a double-headed sex toy, which was mistaken for a mystical rare fungus, brought national notoriety to a Chinese village and TV program this week.

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    Jul 17, 2012 18:18 IST

    Cancer ‘smart bomb’ delays tumour growth in mice

    A capillary “smart bomb” that simultaneously attacks cancer and boosts the immune system has been successfully tested in the US. The tiny hollow spheres, called nanolipogels (NLGs), become trapped in leaky tumour blood vessels, where they unleash an anti-cancer drug.

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    Jul 11, 2012 16:09 IST

    NASA claim of arsenic life disproved

    The claim by NASA scientists that they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved by two new studies, which say the bugs can't substitute arsenic for phosphorus to they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved .

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    Dec 17, 2011 14:57 IST

    Now, it's possible to predict a ‘hit’ song

    Scientists have argued that predicting the popularity of a song may well be feasible by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms.

  • May 28, 2009 20:12 IST

    Remorseful thieves return loot

    A butcher in an Australian town arrived at work to find that money stolen from his shop earlier this month had been returned in an envelope that also contained an apology

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    Apr 27, 2009 20:47 IST

    When high-school boys tried hitting on Kate Winslet

    At 33 years of age, Kate Winslet is not only the quintessential beauty for men all over the world, but even high school boys seem to have hots for the British actress.

  • Aug 27, 2009 18:31 IST

    Man sells kisses for $1

    Kisses for $1. A man has hit upon this novel idea to make some money in this Australian city.

  • Apr 30, 2009 20:35 IST

    Dog eats Homer Simpson!

    Dixie, a ten-year-old collie-dalmatian pet dog, is said to have become ill after eating a plastic Homer Simpson toy.

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    Mar 12, 2009 16:04 IST

    Harry Potter fans not happy with new film

    The latest Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is yet to be released but a few fans who saw a preview said they were not very happy.

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    Mar 12, 2009 11:22 IST

    Chris Brown withdraws from Kids' Choice Awards

    R&B star Chris Brown has withdrawn from the popular Kids' Choice Awards scheduled for March 28, after his double nomination sparked controversy.

  • Feb 03, 2009 17:08 IST

    Boss’ life-saving Oz couple laid off

    Goodness may go unrewarded, and recession is to blame. Such was the case with an Australian couple who were given the pink slip only weeks after saving the life of one of their bosses.

  • Feb 12, 2009 16:44 IST

    Brit schoolboy captures ‘ghost’ on mobile

    A Brit schoolboy has managed to capture a ghostly image on his mobile of what he claims to be a ghost walking towards the banisters at his home.

  • Jan 12, 2009 16:17 IST

    Demand for ByeBye Bush shoes skyrocketing

    The world's most notorious pair of shoes had yielded an unexpected bonanza for its Turkish manufacturer, Ramazan Baydan, who was flooded with orders from across the world.

  • Aug 24, 2009 17:37 IST

    Artificial red blood cells a step closer

    A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.

  • Aug 26, 2009 16:45 IST

    A stopwatch for the solar system!

    In a new study, a team of scientists has described how aluminium radioisotopes can now offer precise timing of events 4.5 billion years ago, and thus have been dubbed as the 'stopwatch for the solar system'.