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US woman gets artificial heart, first of its kind

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A 44-year-old woman in the US has received a life-saving heart transplant, thanks to an experimental artificial heart designed for smaller patients.

28 years on, Hassan ex-wife breaks silence on divorce

Vani Ganapathy

Ending her 28-year-silence after her bitter divorce with super star Kamal Hassan, Bharatnatyam exponent Vani Ganapathy says her ex-husband could take a leaf out of the books of younger actors.

Blue-eyed people are prone to alcoholism?

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People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to an interesting new study.

Russian sets record for 803 days in space

Gennady Padalka has set a new record for most time spent in space, with a total of 803 days. — AFP

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, who is the current commander of the International Space Station, has set a new record for most time spent in space, with a total of 803 days, Russian space agency sa

Today will have an extra second: Nasa

A photo provided by NASA shows a red aurora, seen from the International Space Station. -AP

June 30 this year will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second, or ‘leap’ second, will be added to the day, according to Nasa.

Disney World bans selfie-sticks in all parks

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It may be a rage to click selfies at amusement parks but Walt Disney World is in no mood to oblige and has banned selfie-sticks from its theme parks across the world, citing safety concerns.

UK plans artificial blood transfusions in 2 years?

The world’s first human trial of artificial blood grown in a lab from stem cells is set to take place in the UK by 2017.

Deformed mutt is world’s ugliest dog

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A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

New compound shrinks pancreatic cancer tumours

Scientists have designed a new chemical compound that has reduced the growth of pancreatic cancer tumours by 80 per cent in treated mice.

In a community of humans like a village or a city, we will find people of varying ages broadly classified as children, senior adults and old people who have retired from active life.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.