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Brazil’s humpback whale population triples


September 4th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The population of humpback whales has tripled in Brazil over the past decade, to the point that they now number some 10,000, a research ... Read more...

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Ice age to interglacial period: Greatest climate change


July 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 24 (IANS) The greatest climate change ever recorded by the world over the last 100,000 years has been the transition from the ice age to the warm interglacial ... Read more...

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15 distinct regions identified in Antarctica


June 14th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) Scientists have identified 15 distinct regions of Antarctica and its near-shore islands, based on the geography, geology, climate, flora and fauna of the ice-free areas, including ... Read more...

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China installs largest optical telescope in Antarctica


April 19th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese expedition team to Antarctica has finished installing and testing the largest optical telescope in the snow-capped region, experts said.The AST3-1 Antarctic Survey Telescope was ... Read more...

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Alga blooming in Antarctica can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have produced images from space which shows giant algae floating on the surface of Antarctica. It is not clear how the algae got there but ... Read more...

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Algae bloom can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Snow blown off the Antarctica into the nearby ocean is believed to have caused a field of bright green algae that is so large it is ... Read more...

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China to conduct 5th Arctic expedition in 2012


March 6th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will conduct its fifth Arctic expedition this year, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Monday.China will enhance cooperation with other countries, including Canada and Iceland, ... Read more...

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Brazilian navy refloats tanker in Antarctica


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 5 (IANS/EFE) A tanker that had sunk in Antarctica has been refloated and docked, the Brazilian navy said Sunday.The tanker, carrying about 10,000 liters of fuel, had sunk ... Read more...

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Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

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US, Russia conclude Antarctica inspection


January 31st, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The US and Russia have concluded a joint inspection of foreign research stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica.The six-day inspection that ended Saturday was conducted as ... Read more...

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Pandit Jasraj sings in Antarctica


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) In a rare achievement, noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj, who is 82, gave a performance at the South Pole, becoming the first Indian to do so.The ... Read more...

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US, Russia to conduct joint inspection in Antarctica


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US and Russia will jointly inspect foreign stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica Jan 23-28, the US state department has said.The US-Russian team will review ... Read more...

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Three dead as boat catches fire in Antarctica


January 11th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least three crew members of a South Korean fishing boat are thought to have died when their vessel caught fire in Antarctica Wednesday, officials ... Read more...

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Team to retrace Shackleton’s Antarctica trek


September 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A team of adventurers is planning to recreate the epic journey of explorer Ernest Shackleton across Antarctica. Jo Davies will become the first woman with a ... Read more...

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Ice samples show climate capable of abrupt changes


September 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Samples drilled from Greenland's ice sheets have thrown up intitial clues that our climate is capable of very rapid and rather abrupt changes, according to an ... Read more...

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Greenland ice melted more than Antartica’s


August 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The last prolonged warm spell caused the oceans to rise between 4 to 6.5 metres higher than their current levels.Where did all that extra water come ... Read more...

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How did Antarctic succumb to ice age?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Researchers now know how the Antarctic Peninsula first succumbed to ice during a prolonged period of global cooling and how it has warmed up significantly in ... Read more...

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Antarctic penguin takes wrong turn, ends 4,000 miles away


June 24th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) A penguin took a wrong turn in the Antarctic and landed up some 4,000 miles away in New Zealand, a media report said Friday.The ten-month-old bird ... Read more...

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Rare celestial spectacle awaits skygazers


June 24th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) A rare celestial spectacle awaits skygazers Monday when a newly-found asteroid - 2011-MD - will pass between 10,000-12,000 km above earth, a scientist said Friday. It ... Read more...

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Russia to send team to monitor Japan n-contamination


April 16th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will send a scientific team to the Sea of Japan to monitor the levels of nuclear contamination in the area, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ... Read more...

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Antarctic ice ‘may be more stable than previously thought’


March 5th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Antarctica's ice may have hung on for the past 200,000 years, surviving the last interglacial- suggesting the ice sheet may be more stable than previously thought.A new study ... Read more...

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More funds for improving weather forecast, polar sciences


February 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India Monday announced more funds for improving its weather and monsoon forecasting and for strengthening polar science activities. The union budget saw a 28 percent ... Read more...

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Race to reach Antarctica’s buried Lake Vostok ‘nearly over’


February 6th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Russian scientists are on the brink of revealing the secrets of Lake Vostok - they are left with only 20 meters (164 feet) away to hit their goal ... Read more...

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Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011.The first solar eclipse will take place ... Read more...

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KBC 4: Deepika Padukone And Former Contestants To Cheer Tonight’s Contestants!


December 7th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Deepika would be in her best gracious form in a long pink salwar. She will come on the set of KBC 4 as an epitome of a beautiful Indian woman. Ex-contestant ... Read more...

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Scientific expedition completed to mark 30 years of Indian presence in Antarctica


December 1st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1(ANI): A scientific expedition to South Pole was launched from the Indian Station 'Maitri' at Antarctica to mark 30 years of Indian presence in the Earth's southernmost continent.An eight-member ... Read more...

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World’s most expensive ale made with melted Antarctic ice


November 30th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): The creator of the world's most expensive ale has revealed that he brewed it using melted Antarctic ice.John Stallwood, 40, who runs Perth-based Nail Brewery, sold a bottle ... Read more...

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Meerut-based contestant reaches Rs.1 crore on KBC, loses


November 10th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Prashant Batar of Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city became the first contestant in the new season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" to reach the Rs.1 crore level but lost ... Read more...

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Life on Mars ‘could be similar to that on Earth’


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists from MIT have said that if life on Mars does exist, it wouldn't be too different from that on Earth."We think that if there is life on ... Read more...

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Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex watch up for grabs


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Sir Edmund Hillary's family is selling a Rolex watch, presented to the explorer after his successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. The Oyster Perpetual, which was presented ... Read more...

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India’s launches its first South Pole expedition


November 1st, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) India Monday launched its first expedition to the South Pole to study the changes in climate patterns that have taken place in the Antarctica over the last ... Read more...

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India launches its first South Pole expedition Monday


October 31st, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India will Monday send its first expedition to the South Pole to study the changes in climate patterns that have taken place in Antarctica over the last ... Read more...

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Del Toro’s confirmation about the role of Perlman for ‘Mountains Of Madness’


September 25th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Guillermo Del Toro has just gone ahead and confirmed some really exhilarating rumors regarding his horror movie, entitled At the Mountains of Madness. Ron Perlman would also ... Read more...

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Stephen Hawking, a Simpsons character?


September 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Noted British physicist Stephen Hawking, who avoids people asking questions, has said there is a common misconception that he is a "Simpsons character". When asked what distracts him?, Hawking ... Read more...

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Sea levels ‘could rise by more than 1m due to global warming’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A scientist has warned that climate change could drive up sea levels by twice as much as previously predicted.Scientists working for the UN concluded in a 2007 ... Read more...

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