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  • Facebook cited in one-third of divorces

    London, Dec 31 (ANI): Facebook was cited as a reason for a third of broken marriages last year and is increasingly being used as a source of evidence in divorce cases. A law firm called Divorce-Online said that 33% of the 5,000 behaviour based divorce petitions filed with the firm in the past year mentioned…

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  • Space ball crashes down in Namibia

    Windhoek, Dec 24 (): A giant metallic ball fell out of the sky and slammed into the remote grasslands of northern Namibia recently. Eye witnesses claimed to have heard a series of explosions few days before the extra-terrestrial find. The metal “space ball” weighs 13 pounds (6 kilograms). It has a rough surface and appears…

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  • Bacteria in large intestine may be behind obesity

    Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has suggested that bacteria living in people’s large intestine may play a role in obesity. Scientists behind the study revealed that these bacteria might slow down the activity of the “good” kind of fat tissue, a special fat that quickly burns calories and may help prevent obesity. The…

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  • Smaller brain size may signal Alzheimer’s

    Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): People with smaller regions of the brain’s cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has suggested. “The ability to identify people who are not showing memory problems and other symptoms but may be at a higher risk for cognitive decline is…

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  • Jet-powered motorbike set to crash land-speed-record

    London, Dec 21 (ANI): A new motorbike that uses jet engine instead of the conventional engine is ready to set a new land-speed-record. Richard Brown hopes to be the first person to exceed 720 km/h on a motorbike while achieving an average two-way speed of at least 640 km/h with his new jet-propelled bike. In…

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  • Comet Lovejoy escapes death, brushes up to sun and lives

    Washington, Dec 18 (): Comet Lovejoy, discovered a couple of weeks ago survived what astronomers figured would be a sure death when it danced uncomfortably close to the boiling sun. Comet Lovejoy was supposed to melt on Thursday night when it came close to where temperatures hit several million degrees. Astronomers had tracked 2,000 other…

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  • Soon, roll-up TV screen that can be carried in your pocket!

    Sydney, Dec 12 (ANI): A new technology developed by British scientists has brought the dream of television screens that can be rolled up and carried in a pocket closer to reality. The researchers have developed a new form of light-emitting crystals, known as quantum dots, which can be used to produce ultra-thin television sets, the…

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