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Putin leads flight of Siberian cranes


September 7th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a project to save a rare bird species. He flew in an ultra-light aircraft with a flock ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Greenland


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the sea area off the eastern coast of Greenland Thursday, said the US Geological Survey, reported Xinhua.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Letters to Santa Claus with love from India


July 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rovaniemi (Arctic Circle), July 17 (IANS) "Dear Santa Claus, I need a little help in my studies so that I can bring laurels to my family", "Please ring my doorbell, ... Read more...

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Russia exported $4 bn worth diamonds: India major buyer


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia last year exported over 32 million carats of uncut rough diamonds worth $3.81 billion, the finance ministry said. India, Belgium and Israel were the ... Read more...

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Artist given 500,000 pounds to tow rock


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) An artist has been given 500,000 pounds to tow six tonnes of rock around Britain.Artist Alex Hartley cut the 124 feet long chunk from a rock ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How hot was earth 50 million years ago?


July 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Hanna’ raises the bar for action films (IANS Movie Review)


June 5th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Hanna"; Director: Joe Wright; Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric BanaRating: *** 1/2There is something extremely desirable about a female with a gun, who can punch and shoot ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Neanderthals may have lived 8,000 years longer than thought


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Neanderthals, experts believe, died between 37,000 and 40,000 years ago. However, latest stone artefacts discovered in Russia may mean they actually lived for a further 8,000 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ancient fossils hold clues for predicting future climate change


April 9th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that fossilized mollusks from some 3.5 million years ago hold clues that can predict global climate change of the future.UCLA geoscientists and colleagues have been ... Read more...

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Polar bear’s record 9-day continuous swim blamed on global warming


January 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying bears around the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, have revealed that a polar bear swam continuously for over nine days, which could be the result of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Polar bears at risk as melting ice is making them swim greater distances


January 26th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Scientists studying polar bears have claimed that the melting sea ice is making the animals swim greater distances, at the risk of their own health and future generations.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weaning infants late led to woolly mammoth’s end?


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Woolly mammoths inhabiting areas north of the Arctic Circle began weaning infants up to three years later than modern day African elephants. But this adapted nursing pattern could ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hunting expert grades Sarah Palin’s shooting skills


December 9th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's shooting skills have been a hot topic after it took a few shots for her to hit a caribou.Palin, her father Chuck ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Danny Boyle awarded British Film Institute Fellowship


October 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle has been honoured with a British Film Institute (BFI) Fellowship by UK film industry.The film-maker, lauded for his work on 'Slumdog Millionaire', was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists pinpoint alarming increase in flow of fresh water into oceans


October 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that freshwater is flowing into Earth's oceans in greater amounts every year, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to ... Read more...

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Mission to search for alien life on outer fringes of Earth’s atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Life from outer space could be surviving on the outer fringes of the Earth's atmosphere, in the form of bacteria, scientists have revealed.Scientists, who are set to launch ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Californian angler becomes world’s 1st to catch 1,000 different species of fish!


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 03 (ANI): A Californian angler has become the first person in the world to catch 1,000 different species of fish.Californian Steve Wozniak, 47, who broke the ultimate fishing record, has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CBS Announces Cast Of “Amazing Race” Season 17


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) CBS is out with the cast of its popular reality television show "The Amazing Race" that would be going on for its 17th season this year. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Frenchman wins global guitar miming contest


August 29th, 2010 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A French national pipped 41 other contestants in an international competition on miming to play a guitar. Sylvain Quimene, who performed under the name of Gunther Love, won the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How giant tortoises, alligators thrived in High Arctic 50m years ago


August 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): University of Colorado researchers have conducted a study that explains how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tim Blake Nelson Joins Drew Barrymore


August 5th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 5, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Tim Blake Nelson, the American actor/director has united with John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore for the forthcoming Everybody Loves Whales. This is a working title project ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

World’s 30 percent undiscovered gas and 13 percent oil may lie north of Arctic Circle


May 29th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): A detailed geological survey has revealed that around 30 percent of the world's yet-to-be discovered gas resources and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil reserves may lie north ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tooth evidence shows dinos once lived in the Arctic


April 27th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tooth along what's now the Kakanaut River of northeastern Russia, a find that shows dinos once lived above the Arctic Circle.Scientists say the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Car makers hide prototypes from spy shots


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
By Thomas Geiger Arjeplog (Sweden), April 23 (DPA) Car makers are very creative about hiding their prototypes from amateur photographers and paparazzi just waiting to snap a spy shot of the new model."The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Permafrost likely to shrink in northern Sweden


February 21st, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has determined that permafrost is thawing in northern Sweden, because of warmer summers and more winter precipitation.According ... Read more...

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“Perfect storm” of conditions may have wiped out mammoths


January 3rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the mammoths went extinct not because of climate change or overhunting by early humans, but a "perfect storm" of conditions. At the ... Read more...

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The Ice Man who loves to endure extreme cold temperatures for fun!


December 9th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): A Dutch man, whose nine world records include a world record for longest ice bath, has revealed that he loves to endure extreme cold temperatures for fun.Wim ... Read more...

Posted in National |

NASAs Mars Phoenix Lander in Hospice mode


November 6th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): The life of Mars Phoenix Lander is literally hanging by a thread, with the solar-powered probe running out of sunlight, a condition that is being described by ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Fossil represents evolutionary transition from fish to land animals


October 16th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new research has provided the first detailed look at the internal head skeleton of Tiktaalik roseae, the 375-million-year-old fossil animal that represents an important intermediate step ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release


August 1st, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): Scientists have determined that as microbes in the soil break down fallen plant matter, a diet balanced in nutrients appears to help control soil fertility and the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release


August 1st, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Microbes help decompose plant matter, enriching the soil with nutrients and releasing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Duke University scientists found that the ratio of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists break record by finding northernmost hydrothermal vent field


July 25th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists have found black hydrothermal vent fields inside the Arctic Circle, which are farther north than anyone has ever seen before.According to Marvin Lilley, a University of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arctic holds 90 billion barrels of oil: US


July 24th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
XinhuaWashington, July 24 (Xinhua) The area north of the Arctic Circle has an estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said. Included in the Artic bonanza ... Read more...

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Russia winning Arctic race: US Coast Guard


July 17th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Washington, July 17 (RIA Novosti) A top US Coast Guard official has told the Congress that Russia is getting ahead of the United States in the "Arctic race" and the administration ... Read more...

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Mother Nature puts brakes on Greenlands ice sheet ocean slide


July 5th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Climatologists have determined that nature has given brakes to the base of Greenlands ice sheet, which was earlier sliding into the oceans because of lubrication by water.According ... Read more...

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