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Meteorologists declare Libya’s world temperature record invalid


September 14th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Death Valley in California was on Thursday recognized as having posted the world's hottest temperature after an international team of experts ruled the previous record set in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wind plays key role in polluting cities


August 26th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Cities, full of hideous concrete structures and skewed traffic, often create wind patterns known as fluid flows, circulating exhaust particles, diesel fumes, chemical residues, ozone and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Army of gut microbes keep us fit and healthy


June 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) An army of gut micro-organisms, comprising some 500 to 1,000 distinct bacterial species and uncountable billions, keep us both fit and healthy with proper body weight, ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot the faintest ever galaxy


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Astronomers have now spotted the faintest ever galaxy, among the top 10 most distant objects currently known in space.The observational data reveal a faint infant galaxy, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More people Googling symptoms for self-diagnosis


March 18th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Feeling edgy or upset for no apparent reason, you Google your symptoms. It turns out to be nothing serious and your fears are unfounded. More than ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Recession beats dieting, gym in slimming people


March 4th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) What hours of exercising, visits to the gym or dieting could not accomplish - helping people shed unwanted pounds - has been pulled off by recession. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kids most exposed to harmful nanoparticles


February 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Children may be the most exposed to harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide in candy, which they eat in amounts much larger than adults, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Laser tool maps quake-related devastation in 3D


February 12th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new laser guided tool is helping geologists map in 3D exactly how earthquakes wreck landscapes, down to a few square inches of the devasted zone.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aliens may have left footprints on moon!


December 29th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Aliens may have left their footprints or artefacts on the moon which would last far longer than radio signals. Two astronomers from Arizona State University who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sensorbots to track ocean health round-the-clock


December 21st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Scientists have discovered sensorbots equipped with bio-geo-chemical sensors that will monitor key events in the ocean like underwater earthquakes and hydrothermal vents. The device promises ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Expert calls for ‘responsible design’


December 11th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With increasing commodisation, it has become necessary for businesses to think of an entire product eco-system instead of a product alone, says an expert.This is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Numerical pattern found in ancient Mexican city


October 28th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Japanese archaeologist Saburo Sugiyama discovered that the architects of the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan based their designs on a numerical measure equivalent to 83 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Moon map reveals titanium treasure trove


October 16th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) A map of the moon shows a treasure trove of areas rich in titanium ores, which is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the satellite's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Single-sex schools don’t improve performance


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Many parents get their children admitted to single-sex schools in the expectation that they would do better -- but that's just not the case as research ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Astronauts’ tracks and trash seen on moon


September 7th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new photograph from NASA has revealed trash on the moon. The photos are seen as the sharpest yet from the space agency on the moon. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Anxiety affects friendships


September 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) While growing from childhood to adolescence, children rely on close ties with their peers but if they are withdrawn they miss out on the support that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases


June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Public supports equal custody for children of divorced couples


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Arizona State University, through polls and ballot initiatives have found that the public favors equal custody for children of divorced couples.The study also shows ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Human behavior may determine environmental changes


April 16th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): It has long been assumed that "tipping points," qualitative changes in an ecosystem that often result in reduced ecosystem health are fixed values.But a new study has shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanoparticles to help mop up more solar energy


April 5th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Using minute graphite particles 1,000 times smaller than the width of human hair, mechanical engineers hope to boost the efficiency and profitability of solar power plants. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scholastic success can keep kids away from drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Children who did better at school were also less likely to use drugs and alcohol or steal or break into fights than their non-performing peers."Higher performance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Negative attitudes toward overweight people going global


March 29th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A cross-cultural study of attitudes toward obesity has found that stigma against overweight people is becoming a cultural norm around the world, even in places where larger bodies ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bees could hold the key to dementia


March 24th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A Norwegian scientist has successfully reversed the aging process in bee brain, which may have a bearing on dementia."We accept that as we age, our health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spacebound bacteria inspire earthly remedies


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Recent research aboard the Space Shuttle is giving scientists a better grasp of how infectious disease occurs in space and could improve astronaut health and provide ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Studying spacebound bacteria may inspire Earthbound remedies


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists are gaining a better understanding of how infectious disease occurs in space, thanks to new research aboard the space shuttle.The finding could someday improve astronaut health and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans unique by virtue of being hunters-gatherers


March 13th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) One of the most complex human mysteries involves how and why we became the most progressive species in terms of biological success.Findings by a team of ... Read more...

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‘It’s time to get ready for human mission to Mars’


March 13th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): It is time to head to Mars, says a group of astrobiologists at Washington State University and Arizona State University."The time for a human mission to Mars is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak’s internal challenges have become “regional challenges”: Mike Mullen


March 11th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Phoenix (Arizona), Mar 11(ANI): Pakistan's tribal region is the epicentre of terror for the world, and the country's internal challenges have become "regional challenges", US Joint Chiefs of the Staff Chairman ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Study attributes human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer societies


March 11th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11(ANI): A new study by an international team of noted anthropologists, including several from Arizona State University, has linked human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer societies.Because humans lived as hunter-gatherers for 95 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evidence shows meteors sowed the seeds of life


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists have taken fragments from a meteorite in the Antarctic and by bombarding it with heat and pressure have recreated conditions at the beginning of life ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a smart way to control molecules for new breed of electronics


February 21st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): An Arizona State University researcher has demonstrated a smart way of controlling electrical conductance of a single molecule, by exploiting its mechanical properties.This may prove useful in designing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New software allows the blind to ’see’ their printed portrait images


February 17th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Computer scientists in Arizona have demonstrated new software that enables the blind to 'see' their printed portrait images.Their software allows a blind user to take a photo of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why budding guitarists have a fetish for rock hero instruments


February 15th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Most guitarists have a desire to own an instrument just like the one their rock idol owns, or something similar to that - now a new study explains ... Read more...

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