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         Super blue moon on Jan. 31 will mark last of trilogy    
 
 
WASHINGTON: For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said in a report.

 
         Now, a blood test that can screen eight cancer types    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Researchers have developed a non-invasive blood test that can screen eight common types of cancer long before symptoms appear.

 
         Secret of longevity protein revealed!    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has discovered an anti-ageing protein, named after a Greek goddess, which may play an important role in the treatment of multiple diseases ranging from diabetes to cancers.

 
         Absence of this gene can give men deadly cancer    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A study has recently revealed that men who lack a certain gene subtype may be more susceptible to treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

 
         Soon, you can demote group admins on WhatsApp    
 
 
LONDON: Are the administrators (admins) of your WhatsApp groups not active enough? Then all you need to do is dismiss that person as admin, courtesy the new feature of the instant messaging platform.

 
         Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and helps it stay young, claims a study. The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factors among men.

 
         What are haemorrhoids (piles) and what causes them?    
 
 
Piles are swellings that develop from the inner lining of the anus and lower rectum (last parts of large intestine). Symptoms range from temporary and mild, to persistent and painful.

 
         WhatsApp facilitates quick switch from voice to video call    
 
 
LONDON: Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update on its platform which would enable users to easily switch from voice to video call.

 
         The Thin and Light Lenovo Ideapad 720s shines at Digit Zero 1 Awards    
 
 
Hyderabad: The recent trend of thin and lightweight laptops has been pushing the limits on shedding weight and staying as light as possible. Taking this trend a step further, Zero 1 Awards has dedicated a separate category to 'thin and light laptops'. This year, the winner for this category is Lenovo Ideapad 720s.

 
         Frequent heartburns up cancer risk in older adults    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: You may want to avoid over-eating during this festive season, as a recent study has warned that frequent heartburns in the older adults may raise the risk of developing cancer.

 
         Blueberry vinegar can help fight dementia    
 
 
LONDON: Dementia is considered to be one of the fastest-growing health burdens across the globe, with one person developing the disease every 3 seconds.

 
         IPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance: Apple    
 
 
NEW YORK: Technology giant Apple on Thursday confirmed to the news of slowing down of old iPhones and said that iPhones with older batteries will take a hit in performance.

 
         Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours    
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL: A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery.

 
         Google brings a host of new features on Pixel 2    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In a bid to keep their user base engaged, Google is constantly adding new experiences to Pixel phones to make sure they keep getting better over time.

 
         Scientists turn beer into suitable petrol    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: In order to find sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels for transportation, British researchers have managed to create a sustainable fuel using beer, as a key ingredient, that can probably end humanity's reliance on petrol.

 
         Space gives a sense of humbleness: NASA astronaut    
 
 
BHUBANESWAR: NASA Astronaut Jack David Fischer has said that space gives a sense of humbleness and spirituality. The 43-year-old astronaut, who made his first spaceflight in April 2017 as a flight engineer for Expedition 51/52 on the International Space Station, was here to hold a discourse as part of Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series, organised by the state government.

 
         Researchers discover genes to prolong human life    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has recently discovered new genes linked to parents' lifespan, which can one day be targeted to help prolong human life.

 
         Google announces best apps of 2017    
 
 
BANGALORE: Mobile health and fitness company HealthifyMe reaches new benchmark of quality on Google Play. Recognized by Google in its annual round-up of apps, games, movies, books and more, HealthifyMe received the award for "Best Apps of 2017" under the 'Best Daily Helper' category, alongside Zomato and Paytm.

 
         This technology can help to reduce accidents on icy roads    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: To avoid serious risk of road traffic and accidents, a team of researchers has proposed an innovative laser technology to deal with dangerous icy roads in winter.

 
         Yepzon launches in India; promises smart safety solutions    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Safety technology company Yepzon Oy has announced its official entry in India to offer mobile services with compatible positioning technology.

 
         Soon, you'll be able to control diabetes with your phone    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Diabetics, the days of controlling the disease with your phone are not far away when you'll be able to tell your pancreas to bring blood sugar levels back to normal just by clicking on an app, according to a recent study.

 
         Turning bacteria into 'world's smallest tape recorders'    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: In a ground-breaking development, a team of researchers has genetically modified a strain of bacteria to create what is essentially the world's smallest data recorder.

 
         How breastmilk protects babies from food allergy decoded    
 
 
Breastmilk of mothers who eat foods that commonly cause allergy, such as milk, eggs and peanuts can help protect newborns from developing food allergies, a study has found.

 
         Stars among the oldest in our galaxy discovered    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of astronomers has discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way. Just like humans, stars have a life span: birth, youth, adulthood, senior and death. The study led by scientists at Georgia State University focused on old or "senior citizen" stars, also known as cool subdwarfs, which are much older and cooler in temperature than the sun.

 
         Apple delays release of smart speaker - HomePod    
 
 
NEW YORK: Tech giant Apple Inc. has delayed the release of its much awaited smart speaker, HomePod, until 2018. In a statement to The Verge, Apple said that it needs more time to work on the HomePod.

 
         Owning a dog may add years to your life    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, according to a recent study.

 
         '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.

 
 
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