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         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.

 
         Here's how zebrafish get its stripes    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of Briton researchers has recently explained how zebrafish develops the distinctive striped patterns on its skin.

 
         Facebook to introduce facial recognition for account security    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook is working on a facial recognition feature to help users secure the account and verify identity, reports said.

 
         LG launches smartphone to 'keep mosquitos at bay'    
 
 
If you are tired of the smelly coils and badminton rackets to protect yourself from mosquito bites, a new smartphone could be your saviour. Korean tech giant LG has launched a new smartphone - K7i - that it claims "keeps mosquitoes at bay".

 
         New spider species named after DiCaprio, Obama    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: A team of researchers has identified and named 15 new species of spider in the Caribbean after A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama and David Attenborough.

 
         Astrophysicists make music from Saturn's moons, rings    
 
 
Scientists have created music from the Saturn's moons and rings - converting their rhythmic orbits into musical octaves - to celebrate the Grand Finale of NASA's Cassini spacecraft next month. The Cassini spacecraft has been collecting data while orbiting Saturn since its arrival in 2004 and is now in the throes of a final death spiral.

 
         Rooter includes Kabbadi, F1 under one roof    
 
 
NEW DELHI: A sports social gaming platform Rooter, becomes the world's first digital platform to host seven types of sports in one application by including Kabaddi and F1. The app connects, engages, and helps sports audience interact with each other on a real-time basis.

 
         Orbiting supermassive black holes discovered for first time    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a major breakthrough, astronomers including one of Indian origin have discovered two supermassive black holes orbiting each other 750 million light years away from Earth - a finding that may help better understand how gravitational waves are formed. Last year, an international team of researchers detected the existence of gravitational waves, confirming German physicist Albert Einstein's 100-year-old prediction and astonishing the scientific community.

 
         Theweightmonitor.com launches mobile app for easier access to one-stop weight management platform    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Theweightmonitor (TWM), Delhi-based startup and India's first fully online weight management portal announces the launch of its mobile app, thereby making it easy for the customers to avail one-stop weight management platform.

 
         New drug to treat blood cancer developed    
 
 
NEW YORK: A new drug for blood cancer that may provide better treatment alone or combined with chemotherapy has been developed by a team led by an Indian-origin scientist.

 
         Threat of asteroid impact looming over Earth: experts    
 
 
LONDON: The risk of a sizeable asteroid hitting the Earth is significantly growing every few years, warn Czech scientists who analysed 144 fireballs from a recent meteor shower. The Taurid meteor shower showed significantly enhanced activity in 2015. Researchers found that this was due to a well defined orbital structure.

 
         Hottest known planet in universe discovered    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered the hottest known planet located 650 light years from Earth, which is warmer than most stars in the universe and sports a giant, glowing gas tail like a comet. The Jupiter-like planet orbits a massive star KELT-9 every day and a half, researchers said.

 
         Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed    
 
 
HOUSTON: Scientists have developed a new wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart, an advance that could lead to "triple crown" of treatment for irregular heartbeat.

 
         'Manned missions to Moon, Mars may face medical emergencies'    
 
 
GENEVA: Astronauts on missions to deep space such as Mars may face severe medical emergencies like heart attacks, say experts who suggest that the crew must prepare to deal with potentially fatal illnesses or injuries. Experts at the Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva discussed the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions. "Space exploration missions to the Moon and Mars are planned in the coming years. During these long duration

 
         Ransomware threat: Centre activates mechanism to prevent ‘Wannacry’ cyber attack    
 
 
The government on Sunday said it has activated a “preparedness and response mechanism” to prevent any major cyber attack from a new ransomware – “Wannacry” – which has infected computer systems around the world. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), it has activated a “preparedness and response mechanism” by instructing CERT-IN (Computer Emergency Response Team) to gather “all the information of the reported ransomware”. Just a few days

 
         2 lakh hit by 'unprecedented' cyberhack in 150 nations:Europol    
 
 
LONDON: The "unprecedented" ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europe's leading security chief said today and warned of another "imminent attack".

 
         Foodpanda revamps mobile app; provides more options    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Online food delivery app foodpanda on Tuesday announced the new and refurbished India version of its app to mark the company's fifth anniversary.

 
         Ixigo launches trains app for Apple iOS users    
 
 
NEW DELHI: India's most popular train information app ixigo has announced the launch of its train app for download on the app store for Apple phone users.

 
         Virtual humans may help doctors learn empathy: study    
 
 
In a first, scientists are using life-like virtual humans to train doctors on how to break bad news and express empathy to patients and their family members. Researchers created two virtual humans - Robin and Delmy - that are intelligent and conversational, and have the capacity to interact using a wide range of communication behaviours shared in typical face-to-face dialogue.

 
         Gamers, here are five games to watch out for    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Online gaming in India has witnessed a surge with the creation of multiple new games, gaming forums and so on. See the top five games that have established its presence in the gaming industry this season:

 
         Yahoo India homepage gets brand new look    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Yahoo India homepage has got a new look, along with updates to Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Cricket and Yahoo Lifestylefor users in India.

 
 
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