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Pay hike can reduce smoking rates: Study

Scientists have found a unique way to help employers reduce smoking rates: raising wages!

Baboons vote while taking travel decisions: Study

Baboons vote while taking travel decisions: Study

Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, a new study has found.

`Biogasoline` now made from plant wastes

Chemists have developed a new process that could help make gasoline-like fuels from cellulosic materials like farm and forestry waste

Neanderthals, not modern humans invented bone tools 50,000 yrs ago

Researchers have suggested that it may have been Neanderthals, and not modern humans, who made first specialized bone tools in Europe.

Now, waterproof fabric that drains sweat

Bioengineers at the University of California, Davis have invented waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat, using microfluidic technology.

`Pear-shaped bodies healthier than apples` myth busted

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have provided further evidence that the protective benefits of having a pear-body shape may be more myth than reality.

Engineered blue-green algae use sunlight to make fuel

Chemists have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics, which is the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry.

UC Davis investigates pepper spray incident

Video footage of a policeman in riot gear using pepper spray on a group of student protesters spread quickly over the Internet.