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Written by fe Bureau | Updated: Apr 1 2010, 04:32am hrs
Proud of being homosexual: Ricky Martin

Pop heartthrob Ricky Martin has announced he is gay to end years of speculation about his sexuality. The Livin La Vida Loca singer posted on his official website, I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. The 38-year-old pop star, who had always dodged questions about his sexuality, told fans the birth of his twin sons in August 2008 and writing his memoirs made him decide to come out.

Breast cancer, a concern among men too

Breast cancer considered a dreaded form of non-skin cancer for women is also a cause for growing concern among men with doctors claiming that males are also falling prey to the disease. Doctors and medical experts at some of the countrys premier health institutes claim the number of male breast cancer cases has been on the rise in recent years.

Hyenas giggle deciphered

Scientists have deciphered the giggle sound of spotted hyenas, which they claim reveals information about age, dominance and identity. A team has carried out an acoustic analysis of spotted hyenas laughter and found that variations in the giggles pitch and timbre help the animals to establish social hierarchies.

Breakthrough in breeding of Cobia fish

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has claimed to have made a breakthrough in breeding and larval production of Cobia, a huge fish rarely netted by fishermen. We have succeeded in broodstock developing, captive breeding and larval production of Cobia, G Gopakumar, CMFRI principal scientist and in charge of the regional centre at Mandapam, said.