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Read this Before You Sell Your Android Phone!

  If you are planning to sell your Android phone for a new smartphone, chances are that your data might get extracted even after you delete all your data. A research by the Cambridge University shows that at least 500 million Android smartphones are flawed in the factory data reset function. Yes, you read that right! While some of you ...

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Don’t blame salt alone for high blood pressure (BP) : Study

Researchers found that adolescent girls who had more potassium in their diet had lower blood pressure (BP) and their salt intake, even if it is bit more than what is recommended, has no major impact, proving several studies in the past which showed similar results among the adults. Linking lack of potassium in the diet and not salt intake, researchers ...

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Cavity Forming Behind Knuckle-Cracking Sound: Study

Finding a reason behind the centuries-old common practice of knuckle cracking and the sound it give out, researchers said it was due to quick cavity formation between the joints that gives out the sound. Scientists have debated the cause of joint cracking for decades, dating back to 1947 when British researchers first theorised vapour bubble formation as the cause. but ...

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Depression, diabetes tied to high dementia risk

Individuals diagnosed with either depression or diabetes, or both, are at a higher risk of dementia compared with people who have neither of the conditions, said a new study. While Type-2 diabetes is associated with a 20 percent greater risk of dementia and depression alone was associated with an 83 percent greater risk, having both depression and Type-2 diabetes was ...

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Exoplanet with Astonishing Heat of More Than 1650 Degrees, 1000-km Wind Speed Discovered

  Imagine an exoplanet that has an internal surface atmosphere of more than 1650 degree celsius and 1000 km wind speed that is unimaginable but has been discovered for the first time by researchers. The HD189733b exoplanet’s turbulent atmosphere is too awesome to attempt any near-study approach, said researchers. “These results open up perspectives to approach the study of exoplanet ...

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World Sparrow Day: Searching for small, chirpy passerines we miss now

By Aparajita Gupta "A little cock sparrow sat on a tree, and he chirrupped and he chirrupped so merrily" This nursery rhyme was part of one’s lexicon during the formative years. Its main protagonist, the sparrow, was equally a delight to watch and hear early mornings. But today, as one marks the "World Sparrow Day" on March 20, one wonders ...

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New information helps predict future climate change impacts on global tropics

Researchers are collecting new measurements of tropical forests which they hope will help them predict future climate on global tropics and how they should respond to such seasonal climate variations. Researchers at the University of Montana, Princeton University, Stanford University and Rutgers University, among others, are probing tropical forest behaviour. “A better understanding of tropical forest behavior is needed because ...

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Crocodiles Love Fun, Joy Rides and Playful: Study

They are not like Dolphins to have fun and be a playmate. But researchers say crocodiles are just like us and they wish to surf waves, play ball and go on piggyback rides. Crocodiles have been studied in all three main types of play distinguished by behaviour specialists: locomotor play, play with objects and social play, said Vladimir Dinets, psychology professor at ...

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Dark matter at the heart of our galaxy?

New study confirms the presence of dark matter in the inner part of the Milky Way. Scientists have obtained for the first time a direct observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the innermost part the Milky Way, including at the Earth’s location and in our own ‘cosmic neighborhood’. In a first step they created the most complete ...

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Our ancestors used hands much earlier than thought: study

New research suggests that our ancestors used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought, based on new bone structure found. Anthropologists have produced first results to support archaeological evidence for stone tool use among australopiths – one of the longest-lived and best-known early human species – two-three million years ago. To reach this conclusion, Matthew Skinner and Tracy ...

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Cheating On Field or in Game Worse than Cheating on Wife: Study

Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods were in scandal recently but their fans and sponsors like Nike quickly dropped former road racing cyclist Armstrong but remained loyal to golfer Woods. The reason is probably Armstrong’s doping scandal took place on the field violating business ethics unlike Wood’s off-the-field extra-marital affair, rather a personal one, shows a recent study. According to Joon ...

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How FaceBook helps Students Score Better?

A survey of over 1,600 college students about their Facebook behaviour has revealed that using social media to make friends and create the support network can help them get good marks, showing the cascading effect than direct impact. According to Reynol Junco, associate professor of education at Iowa State University, if students are committed to their social circles, then they ...

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New Microcapsule Treatment for Osteoarthritis on Anvil

A new ‘microcapsule’ treatment delivery method is developed by a team of researchers to reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. “If this method can be transferred to patients, it could drastically slow the progression of osteoarthritis and even begin to repair damaged tissue,” said Tina Chowdhury from QMUL’sschool of engineering and materials science. A ...

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8% of South Asians Carry Mutated Gene MYBPC3 That Causes Heart Failure: Study

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US has conducted a study that shows that up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries carry a mutated gene called MYBPC3 that causes heart failure and other heart ailments. The study conducted by Sakthivel Sadayappan of Loyola University demonstrates how this gene mutation ...

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Scientists Discover New Effective Nicotine Vaccine to Help Smokers Quit

A new effective nicotine vaccine to help smokers and drug addicts overcome their addiction has been discovered by a team of researchers. The team has proved that the structures of molecules used in vaccines are critical. According to researcher Kim Janda, Professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the “study provides new hope that one could make a ...

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Study Proves Myth of Cancer Biopsies Cause Cancer Spread Wrong

A study over 2,000 patients by researchers has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. The study found that the patients who received a biopsy had a better outcome and longer survival than patients who did not have a biopsy. The study was conducted at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. A number of patients and even ...

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Australian Researchers Open Another Frontier of Use for Aspirin

Aspirin, known for decades as the simple pain killer and later promoted to be a diluter of coagulated arteries is now being slated as healer of dementia and other neuro-cardio-vascular diseases and Australia-based Monash University is undertaking a huge clinical trial to prove or disprove it by 2018. Dementia, usually hits elderly people affecting their cognitive mind, function and memory ...

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