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Russia to boost scientific research : Putin


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will spend 2.5 percent of its GDP to boost scientific research, a plan which will see scientists contributing to ... Read more...

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Compound created to fight malaria-causing bug


April 5th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Research by a Yale University team has found a drug showing promise for neutralizing dangerous bacteria to prevent the malaria-causing parasite from growing, a statement ... Read more...

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Elusive long fingered frog rediscovered after 62 years


March 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Herpetologists have rediscovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog during an expedition to Burundi. The species was last spotted in 1949 and was feared ... Read more...

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IT tool helps satellites pinpoint ancient settlements


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) A new computer tool that extracts clues about ancient human settlements from satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of sites which might otherwise have been lost.The survey ... Read more...

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Chinese warned against using web in public places


March 1st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) People in Beijing who use Wi-Fi facilities in public places like coffee shops and libraries are being warned to take care of their personal details as ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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Strong quake strikes Russia-Mongolia border region, no damage


February 27th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
KYZYL, Russia (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southwestern Siberia near the border with Mongolia on early Sunday afternoon, seismologists and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of major damage ... Read more...

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Chinese Pompeii: 300 million years old forest preserved in ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in China have found a preserved forest in the northeastern part of China which dates back to the ancient times. The forest was covered by about ... Read more...

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China mulls next generation rockets


February 5th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) China will launch its next generation Long March carrier rockets in the next five years, an expert said.Yu Menglun, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of ... Read more...

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Russia plans new Mars probe in 2018


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS) Russia would make another attempt to send a Phobos-Grunt probe to Mars' satellite in 2018, a leading space expert has said.According to Lev Zeleny, director of ... Read more...

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Life spotted on Venus: Russian scientist


January 21st, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several objects resembling living beings were detected on photographs taken by a Russian landing probe in 1982 during a Venus mission, says an article published ... Read more...

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Dogs understand you as much as toddlers do


January 6th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Dogs are as advanced as a two-year-old child in following eye contact, a study has found.Scientists have found the animals pick up not only the words ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Siberia


December 28th, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 6.5-magnitude quake hit the southern Siberian republic of Tuva Tuesday but there was no damage or casualties, an official said."Everything is all right. Our ... Read more...

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Belarus to recycle nuclear waste in Russia


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Dec 23 (IANS) Belarus will dispatch nuclear waste from a soon-to-be-built atomic power plant for recycling in Russia, a top official said.Alexander Mikhalevich, deputy academic secretary of the National ... Read more...

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Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

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China sends two satellites into space


November 20th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) China Sunday put two satellites into orbit, Xinhua reported.Chuangxin 1-03 and Shiyan Satellite 4 were launched on a Long March 2D carrier rocket at 8.15 a.m. ... Read more...

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IMT organises international conference


November 17th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Over 200 delegates from across the world Thursday attended the 4th International Conference on Data Management at the Institute of Management Technology's (IMT) Ghaziabad campus.The Nov ... Read more...

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Marta Yegorovnam says that she kept an alien in the fridge for 2 years


November 16th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Russian woman claims that she kept an alien for two years in her freezer before the authorities took it from her. To prove her ... Read more...

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Ukrainian makes flying electric car


October 26th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Oct 26 (IANS) A Ukrainian student has received a patent for making a flying electric car that can remain airborne for about an hour."Eco-Grieg" is a hybrid electric vehicle ... Read more...

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China began cultivating millet 10,000 years ago


October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Evidence of glutinous millet's cultivation has been found in the northern province of Hebei that could date back to 10,000 years, said Chinese archaeologists Sunday.Lab results ... Read more...

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Missing gene turns you into couch potato


September 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Couch potatoes can't help being what they are -- a missing gene may explain why they are so lazy and inactive. Researchers rendered healthy mice slow ... Read more...

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Aerosols may impact climate more than estimated


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Satellite-based projections of aerosols' effect on earth's climate significantly underestimate their impact which may lie at the heart of the biggest uncertainty in climate change."The satellite ... Read more...

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Kidney cells could help do away with transplants


July 28th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 28 (IANS) Around 60 million people worldwide have chronic kidney disease and many need dialysis or transplants. But thanks to a vital breakthrough, patients' own kidney cells collected ... Read more...

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Generosity is natural to humans


July 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) While rationalists may not agree, acts of generosity come naturally to humans, claims a new research.Commonplace acts of generosity, like tipping the waiter, where no future ... Read more...

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Fossilized primitive pregnant lizard found in China


July 21st, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 120-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant lizard has been found in China, BBC reported Thursday.The fossil is a complete 30 cm lizard with over a dozen ... Read more...

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Chemical use a threat to China’s grain output: Experts


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) The high usage of chemicals is posing a threat to China's grain output, experts have warned.China's grain production hit 546.4 million tonnes in 2010 despite floods ... Read more...

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We’ll meet aliens in next 20 years: Russian scientist


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Human beings will meet creatures from outer space within the next 20 years, a top Russian scientist has said."The genesis of life is as inevitable as ... Read more...

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Drought threatens rare dolphin breed in China


May 27th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A drought in central China, lasting for about 200 days, has lowered the water level in a nature reserve, so much so that the survival of ... Read more...

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Researchers patch damaged heart with engineered tissue


May 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the ... Read more...

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New footage shows how a hummingbird’s tongue helps it drink


May 4th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Spectacular new close-up footage of hummingbirds overturn nearly two centuries of conventional wisdom on how they drink.Researchers previously thought tube-like channels in their tongues sucked up fluid bycapillary ... Read more...

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Financial reward can help one do better on IQ tests


April 27th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Scientists have shown that offering a financial reward for doing well can increase people's score by up to 20 points on the scale where the average ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes produce proteins to fight stress from hot blood meals


April 26th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has found that mosquitoes produce heat shock proteins to help them handle the stressful spike in body temperature during and after their hot blood meals. ... Read more...

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High IQ scores as much a measure of motivation as of mental ability


April 26th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania researchers have revealed that getting a high score in an IQ test requires both high intelligence and competitive tendencies to motivate the test-taker to perform ... Read more...

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Humans ‘can distinguish a tune at higher pitches than thought’


April 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Previous studies have shown that humans can't distinguish melodies whose notes have a fundamental tone above 5 kHz.At frequencies above 5 kHz, it was thought that the ... Read more...

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Unknown ancient kingdom found in China


April 24th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) An unknown kingdom dating back to 1046 B.C. has been unearthed in north China, archaeologists said.The kingdom is probably from the Xizhou dynasty (1046 to 771 ... Read more...

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