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16-Year-old Swedish activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Gene linked to hair loss may improve cancer treatment

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Sukrit Ranjan: Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans

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What brain does when you reveal more on Facebook

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Cigarette butts significantly damage plant growth

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An asteroid will hit Earth and we’ll have no defence: Musk

San Francisco-- A huge asteroid will eventually hit the humanity and there will be no way out, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has predicted. A monster...

Indian-origin researcher: Move over drones, bat-inspired micro air vehicles coming soon

London-- Inspired by bats, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher has successfully tested unique membrane wings that work like artificial muscles in flight,...

IIT-Kharagpur student bags European Materials Research Society award

Kolkata-- Nandini Bhandaru, a PhD student at IIT-Kharagpur, has bagged the European Materials Research Society's (E-MRS's) Young Scientist Award for her contribution to materials...

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