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Turns out, 'invisibility cloaks' won't work on muggles

The University of Texas researchers have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves including radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light.

Childhood hunger can fuel violence later in life

Medical experts have suggested that kids who go hungry more than two times are likely to become more vulnerable to violence and anger in later stages of life.

New method to boost cybersecurity developed

New method to boost cybersecurity developed

This new method sidesteps both of those restrictions and allows the use of two sequences that are only weakly random.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

The astronomers also used three different ground-based spectrographs to conduct high-resolution spectroscopic observations of K2-29b, in order to definitely verify it as a "hot Jupiter."

Deep brain's electrical stimulation alleviates chronic pain: Study

Peng and J.C. Chiao, an electrical engineering professor, detail their discoveries in the neuroscience journal Experimental Brain Research.

Be a bit unpredictable at times to boost memory

Episodic memories are those associated with autobiographical events such as a past birthday party or first trip to an amusement park. This type of memory is crucial to our ability to accurately retell stories.

White bread, corn flakes intake may up lung cancer risk

Glycemic index is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates, defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised following a meal.

Loss of flight didn't cause change in penguin brains: Study

Loss of flight didn't cause change in penguin brains: Study

The researchers conducted the study in a penguin skull kept at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Brazil announces international partnership to produce Zika vaccine

The Brazilian government will invest $2 million in the project while the amount to be invested by the US side is yet to be disclosed. 

Take up a mentally challenging task to stay sharp

The findings were detailed in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

Sugary Western diet ups breast cancer risk, says study

Previous studies have shown that dietary sugar intake has an impact on breast cancer development, with inflammation thought to play a role.

Climate can grind mountains faster than imagined

Climate can grind mountains faster than imagined

The study, conducted by a team of scientists from 10 countries, culminated more than a decade of fieldwork.

Japan team develops ultra-thin thermometer

Japan team develops ultra-thin thermometer

 The group said that the device, embedded in an ultra-fine film, can measure target temperatures between 25 and 50 degrees Celsius (77-122 F), a range that includes that of the human body.

Grilled or barbecued meat may up kidney cancer risk

Cancer patients consume more cancer-causing chemicals that are produced when meat is pan-fried, grilled or barbecued.

How ancient Maya activity led to environmental decline

How ancient Maya activity led to environmental decline

Researchers have found evidence from the tropical lowlands of central America that reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence today's environment as well.

Air pollution can affect kids' performance at school

Living in areas with higher level of air pollution can adversely affect academic performance of your kids as researchers have found that children exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower grades.

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on brain

Although individuals who use marijuana plus tobacco have smaller a hippocampus, their memory function is greater.

About 100 brains missing from University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde.

Colon cancer could surge among young: Study

Colon cancer among people under 34 may nearly double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common and deadly cancers, researchers said Wednesday.

First `sibling` of Sun discovered

Researchers have identified the first "sibling" of the Sun - a star that was almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star.