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Volcano ash forces Argentine flight cancellations


June 8th, 2011 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 8 (IANS) Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano that erupted June 4 has caused the cancellation of many flights in Argentina, Xinhua reported.Ash clouds were spreading over the ... Read more...

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17 die in Peru road accident


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 2 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed and 42 wounded Friday when their bus crashed into a cliff in Peru, Xinhua reported.Some 60 people were in the bus when ... Read more...

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Study suggests being short may protect your from cancer, diabetes


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): You might curse your genes for being really short but not anymore, thanks to a study, which suggests that lack of growth hormone activity may protect abnormally short ... Read more...

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10 new massive galaxy clusters discovered


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered 10 new massive galaxy clusters from a large, uniform survey of the southern sky.The survey was conducted using a breakthrough technique ... Read more...

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Glaciers help actively growing mountains become higher


September 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): A University of Arizona-led research team has found that glaciers can help actively growing mountains become higher by protecting them from erosion.The finding is contrary to the conventional ... Read more...

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Bolivian President launches ‘Coca Colla’


January 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): Bolivian President Evo Morales, who's known for chewing coca leaves at UN meetings, has introduced a drink featuring the leaf called "Coca Colla".Tea, flour, toothpaste and liquor are ... Read more...

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Maize agriculture may have fueled ancient Andean civilization


July 9th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): In a new study, a skeleton found at a roughly 1,000-year-old site in Peru's Andes mountains has yielded chemical evidence of substantial maize consumption, which suggests that the ... Read more...

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Earths highest known microbial ecosystems being fueled by volcanic gases


March 4th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that the emission of water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane from small volcanic vents near the rim of the 19,850-foot-high Socompa volcano ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find lost city of cloud people in Peru


December 4th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a lost city carved into the Andes Mountains in Peru by the mysterious Chachapoya tribe, which is also known as the cloud people.According ... Read more...

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Mountains may experience a growth spurt that can double their heights


June 6th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mountains may experience a growth spurt that can double their heights in as little as two to four million years, which ... Read more...

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Mountain ranges rise faster than believed: study


June 6th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Mountains can double their heights within two to four million years - many times faster than the existing tectonic theory surmises, a new study has found. The rapid ... Read more...

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Biodiversity significantly enhances ecosystem’s productivity


April 25th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 25 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists at the Brown University , has shown that more plant diversity notably enhances an ecosystem's productivity.The scientists, who conducted the ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruption in 1600 may have caused global cooling


April 12th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by admin
London, April 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a volcanic eruption that happened in 1600 in the Andes mountains may have plunged the world into cold climate chaos.According to ... Read more...

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Archaeologists rule out Peru’s lost city discovery claim


February 26th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): The Peruvian Culture Ministry says that stone structures in the country, which were recently suggested to be the ruins of ancient lost city of Paititi, were actually shaped ... Read more...

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Wreckage of Venezuelan airliner spotted


February 22nd, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Buenos Aires/Caracas, Feb 22 (DPA) Rescuers have located the Venezuelan airliner that crashed in a mountainous jungle area with 46 people on board in northern Venezuela, authorities said Friday. Antonio Rivero, national ... Read more...

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Airliner with 46 on board crashes in Venezuela


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
DPA Buenos Aires/Caracas, Feb 22 (DPA) A Venezuelan airliner with 46 people on board crashed late Thursday in northern Venezuela, Union Radio reported citing civil defence regional chief Gerardo Rojas. Rescue crews were ... Read more...

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Ruins discovered in southern Peru might be of ancient lost city


January 17th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered ruins in southern Peru that could be the ancient lost city of Paititi.According to a report in National Geographic News, details about the new discovery ... Read more...

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New research may bring about better climate models for global warming


December 9th, 2007 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research known as VOCALS may be helpful in the development of better climate models for global warming.One hundred fifty scientists from more than 40 universities in ... Read more...

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