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How potato led to prosperity in China

September 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) The potato, once planted as a life-saving food during famines, is now bringing wealth and prosperity to many people in China. Chen Chunlan, a potato farmer in Dingxi ... Read more...

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Resolving Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ of flower biodiversity

September 17th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Darwin might have described flower diversification as an 'abominable mystery', but now University of Calgary scientists have come closer to resolving this longstanding puzzle.Drs. Jana Vamosi and Steven ... Read more...

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Tibetan art and manuscripts found in Himalayan caves linked to mythical “Shangri-La”

November 18th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A treasure trove of Tibetan art and manuscripts uncovered in "sky high" Himalayan caves in Nepal could be linked to the storybook paradise of Shangri-La.According to a ... Read more...

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World’s first “self-irrigating” plant discovered in Israeli desert

July 2nd, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Haifa-Oranim in Israel have managed to make out the "self-irrigating" mechanism of the desert rhubarb, which enables it to harvest 16 times the ... Read more...

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Humans may have been responsible for “megafauna” demise 46,000 years ago

June 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analyzed the fossil of the extinct giant kangaroo to determine that humans were responsible for the demise of "megafauna" 46,000 years ago.There ... Read more...

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Mummified dogs, among other relics unearthed in Egypt

February 1st, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed an unusual grave containing mummified dogs, among four other ancient tombs holding well-preserved mummies and ornate painted coffins in El Faivum, an oasis about 80 ... Read more...

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