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  • Updated: May 06, 2013 01:27 IST

Justin Bieber revealed as gay in fake tweets
New York: E! Online's Twitter account was hacked on Saturday, claiming to have an exclusive of Justin Bieber coming out of the closet.

The hackers quickly began spreading bogus 140-character bits of celebrity gossip to its 5 million followers, the New York Daily News reported.

"Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online: I'm a gay ," the E! Online account announced - prompting 1,200 retweets and 351 favorites.

A group billing itself as the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the takeover. The SEA was also behind the April hijacking of AP Twitter feed.

Are Cigarettes gateway to marijuana?
Washington: A new research has supported the theory that cigarettes are a gateway drug to marijuana.

Contrary to what people would expect, the study also found that students who smoked both tobacco and marijuana were more likely to smoke more tobacco than those who smoked only tobacco, said study author Megan Moreno, an investigator at Seattle Children's Research Institute and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

Gene mutations behind Myopia identified
Washington: Researchers have identified gene mutations associated with Myopia or nearsightedness - the most common human eye disease in the world, especially in Asian populations.

Mutations in a gene that helps regulate copper and oxygen levels in eye tissue are associated with a severe form of nearsightedness, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. Nearsightedness - also known as myopia - occurs if the eye is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, which keeps light entering the eye from focusing correctly.

Lipsticks laced with toxic metals: study
Washington: Many popular lipsticks and lip glosses may be laced with toxic metals, a new study claims. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health in US tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses found in drugstores and department stores. They detected lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminium and five other metals, some of which were found at levels that could raise potential health concerns. Prior studies also have found metals in cosmetics, but the study estimated risk by analysing the concentration of the metals detected.


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