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       SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
         'Textisms' actually add meaning to written words    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Maybe you shouldn't be so worried that smartphones are ruining your child's written language. According to a recent study from Binghamton University, State University of New York, emoticons, irregular spellings and exclamation points in text messages aren't sloppy - these "textisms" actually help convey meaning and intent in the absence of spoken conversation.

 
         Sugar may heal wounds, says study    
 
 
London: Not all sugars are bad for health, some can in fact help in treating poor-healing wounds such as diabetic and chronic ulcers in the elderly people, according to a joint study by researchers from the UK and Pakistan. The research, conducted in part by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials Research at COMSATS Institute of Information Technol

 
         Heart-stopping sex? It's rare    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Those worried whether your heart health is strong enough for between-the-sheets sessions can now take a sigh of relief as according to a new study, heart-stopping sex is pretty uncommon.

 
         Over 1.3 lakh Indians 'book ticket' to Mars    
 
 
NEW DELHI: More than 1.3 lakh Indian space enthusiasts have submitted their names to NASA to be carried to Mars onboard the US space agency's mission to the red planet next year.

 
         China all set to make first contact with aliens    
 
 
LONDON: China, which on its way to emerge as a Space Superpower, claims be the first nation to make contact with alien life using the world's largest radio dish.

 
         Greenland Ice sheet could be losing mass, says study    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A new study shows that global warming has reduced the mass of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet by half in as little as 500 years, indicating the Greenland Ice Sheet could face a similar fate.

 
         'Flying taxis' could be a thing by 2020    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Uber is a step closer in making its flying taxi plans a reality as it has signed a deal with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop an air traffic management system.

 
         When art comes to the rescue of depressed patients    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Art therapy is helpful in treating patients with severe or moderately severe depression, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy.

 
         Here's a mechanism that can help you get rid of bad memories    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Researchers from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England have identified a key chemical within the 'memory' region of the brain that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts and explained why people suffer from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia.

 
         2017 ozone hole smallest since 1988: NASA    
 
 
The hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, NASA satellite measurements from this year have revealed.

 
         Marijuana can dull the brain in some HIV patients    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A new study has linked marijuana use with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV infection who have an alcohol or other drug use disorder.

 
         We use lesser brainpower than thought    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Turns out, humans don't use as much brainpower as we think. For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains than other animals. The human brain makes up only 2 percent of body weight, but it consumes more than 25 percent of our baseline energy budget.

 
         You can soon delete 'sent messages' on WhatsApp    
 
 
NEW YORK: Regretted sending the right message to the wrong person, or vice versa? Say no more; as the popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, has a solution to your problem.

 
         There is a connection between nose and emotions    
 
 
TRIESTE: Researchers have found that the nose reveals our relationship with our emotions. If you can’t express your emotions, name them, talk about them or relate to your feelings then you might be among the 10 percent of the healthy population who has difficulty processing the emotions they experience: a psychological condition known as alexithymia.

 
         75% of pet reptiles die within a year: Study    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: You may have to avoid keeping those reptiles and amphibians like turtles, snakes, lizards, tortoises as pets as 75 per cent of them die during their first year, warns a recent study.

 
         Gamma rays will reach beyond limits of light: Researchers    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with incumbent technique.

 
         Suicide molecules may help combat cancer: Study    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has recently found a "suicide molecule" that forces tumours to self-destruct and trigger a fail-safe mechanism that may protect us from cancer.

 
         Aspirin a day may keep liver cancer away    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Taking aspirin daily can reduce the risk of liver cancer, a new study suggested. The researchers found that everyday aspirin therapy could significantly associate with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer.

 
         Clearing the myths about osteoporosis    
 
 
NEW DELHI: India is slowly falling prey to another silent disease, akin to hypertension and heart disease, which is detected only when tests indicate a decreased bone density.

 
         Stress as unhealthy as junk food    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: As much as lack of nutrition is causing harm to your body, stress does too. A new finding suggests that stress is just as harmful to our bodies like junk food to our digestive system.

 
         Planet Nine does exist in solar system: NASA    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The elusive 'Planet Nine' does exist, and may be 10 times the mass of the Earth and 20 times away from the Sun than Neptune, NASA scientists say.

 
         Blame these hormones if your dog is getting aggressive    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has recently found discovered two hormones, which cause some dogs to become aggressive on the leash, while others are able to maintain their typically friendly disposition.

 
         Save big on Infinix Note 4, Hot 4 Pro during Flipkart's 'Big Diwali Sale'    
 
 
NEW DELHI: With Diwali around the corner and in a quest to make the festive season celebrations bigger and memorable, Infinix Smartphones has come up with attractive offers and discounts on Flipkart 'Big Diwali Sale' from October 14 till October 17.

 
         Even modest exposure to oil can harm coastal, marine birds    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A new study suggests that birds with even small amounts of oil present on their feathers experience problems related to their red blood cells.

 
         Starfish, anemones protect ecosystems from climate change    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Limpets, mainly starfish, anemones, mussels, barnacles and seaweed are important to help ecosystems survive the global warming, finds a recent study, which offers some hope for a defence strategy against the climate change.

 
         Skipping breakfast may help to shed those extra kilos    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Good news! If you wish to shed those extra kilos early, then skipping your breakfast and fasting until lunch may help you eat around 353 fewer calories every day, a recent study has found.

 
         Dozing off during lecture? Blame your neurons    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: If you often fall asleep during important meetings, you may want to blame your neurons in a brain area associated with reward and motivation, according to a recent study.

 
         Google's Pixel 2 promotes safe driving through automatic 'do not disturb' mode    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a bid to promote safe driving among its user base, Google has introduced the 'do not disturb' feature on its flagship device Pixel 2, which can automatically detect whether a user is driving and activate the feature, if required.

 
         Researchers create molecule that could kill HIV    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: HIV is considered to be one of the most fatal diseases worldwide and continues to be a major global public health issue.

 
         Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizations    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday -- including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital.

 
 
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