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Plant that suck up pollutants from soil


May 31st, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Chinese experts have successfully used a plant to clean arsenic pollution from the soil.The Chinese fern, whose scientific name is Pteris vittata L, has a "strong ... Read more...

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Trace elements in toenails show up cancer risk


December 20th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Trace elements present in the toe nail can actually tell whether one is likely to suffer from cancer or not, reveals a study. Researchers from National ... Read more...

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Researchers create a living neon sign


December 20th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Biologists and bio-engineers have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically light up in unison like blinking bulbs.Their achievement involved ... Read more...

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Experts to resolve arsenic, fluoride problems: Ramesh


October 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 9 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Sunday that his ministry would send a team of experts to find out solutions to diseases caused by arsenic ... Read more...

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Rural Bengal to get drinking water by 2020


July 26th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government has taken up a project to provide 70 liters of drinking water to each rural family by 2020."We have taken up a ... Read more...

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Arsenic Bacteria Heralds New Era In Search For Life


December 5th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The announcement made by the U.S. space agency NASA about the discovery of a new kind of bacteria that can not only grow in the presence ... Read more...

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Everest soil polluted by dangerous levels of arsenic, cadmium


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the soil on Mount Everest contains dangerous levels of arsenic and cadmium.Both heavy metals were found at levels higher than those the ... Read more...

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NASA Likely To Announce Discovery Of ‘Alien’ Bacteria


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite widespread rumors and speculations that U.S. space agency NASA is all set to make significant announcement about the presence of life beyond Earth in a ... Read more...

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NASA discovery suggests aliens exist - even on Earth


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) NASA has made a stunning claim of an "astrobiology finding" that could suggest alien life exists - even on Earth.The discovery could prove the theory of 'shadow' ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic compound solved


October 14th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Scientists from Johns Hopkins, Baylor and Stanford have discovered why an arsenic compound, called arsenite, can kill us, and yet function as an effective therapeutic agent against disease ... Read more...

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Manganese in drinking water affects kids’ IQ


September 20th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): A new study in North America has shown that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in drinking water performed worse on tests of intellectual functioning than children ... Read more...

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Nicotine linked to breast cancer for first time


August 24th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Nicotine that makes smoking addictive is one of the chemicals in cigarettes that can trigger breast cancer, says new research. The findings could be a big blow to ... Read more...

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High uranium level detected in hair samples test in Punjab


June 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Faridkot (Punjab), June 16 (ANI): The tests conducted on the hair samples of 150 neurologically disabled children in Punjab's Faridkot District have revealed high levels of Uranium and other harmful chemicals."Approximately ... Read more...

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Fern gene that helps clean soil of arsenic


June 11th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene that allows a type of fern to tolerate high levels of arsenic and hope it can help create plants that can clean up ... Read more...

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Delhi’s unsafe potable water under human rights panel scanner


June 10th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday said it has issued notices to the Delhi government and the Delhi Jal Board over supply of unsafe potable water ... Read more...

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Consumer Reports Study Shows Protein Shakes Contain Dangerous Metals!


June 3rd, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For those who are looking to lose those unwanted pounds, need a boost of energy, wish to build their muscle mass, or are looking to remain healthy ... Read more...

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Consumer Reports State Protein Shakes Can Be Unhealthy


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey June 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study, released by Consumer Reports, has revealed an alarming fact about the protein shakes, the second most important thing that fitness freaks swear by. ... Read more...

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Consumer Reports Find Dangerous Chemicals In Protein Shakes


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It’s a bad news for people who depend on protein shakes heavily. These shakes which are marketed as a quick way to lose extra ... Read more...

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Simon Bolivar may have died due to poison and not tuberculosis


May 5th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baltimore, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A John Hopkins doctor has raised the issue of whether the death of Simon Bolivar was due to tuberculosis or whether he died because of poisoning. Dr. ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks help of American experts to study blindness


March 31st, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 31 (IANS) The Bihar government has sought help from American eye experts to examine the reason behind as many as 18 children being born blind in the past three months ... Read more...

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Most indoor household dust actually comes from outdoors


February 19th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Ever wondered from where does this dust on furniture comes from? Well, scientists have found the answer for you.Scientists in Arizona are reporting in the ACS' Environmental Science ... Read more...

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Herbal medicines can be potentially lethal


February 9th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 9 (ANI): Herbal medicines if taken in large quantities, injected, or combined with prescription drugs, can prove potentially lethal, experts have warned.Professor Roger Byard, University of Adelaide, highlighted the highly ... Read more...

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Basu preferred rallies to closed door meetings


January 17th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A leader of the masses, Jyoti Basu preferred rallies and street corner meetings to closed door discussions, says his former election agent Gokul Bairagi. The veteran Marxist switched ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mass poisoning mystery solved by scientists


November 17th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 17 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the source of the arsenic that turns up in lethal quantities in hundreds of thousands of wells across Bangladesh is ponds, thus solving one ... Read more...

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Age-old mystery of household dust solved


October 29th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new American study has found that nearly 60 percent of the dust that gathers inside a house comes from outside.The research conducted by David Layton and Paloma ... Read more...

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New technique may clean contaminated soil quickly


October 6th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Scientists in Denmark have found a powerful new technique to rid soil of toxic heavy metals faster and more efficiently than current methods. "Our aim was to speed up ... Read more...

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Iranian ban on Punjab Basmati rice perturbs farmers


September 27th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiyana, Sep. 27 (ANI): Paddy farmers in Punjab are perturbed following Iran declaring an embargo on import of the aromatic Indian Basmati rice.A few days back, a government laboratory in Iran ... Read more...

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Trinamool hails Mamata as ’symbol of truth’, CPI-M mocks


April 16th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has put out giant cut-outs of its chief Mamata Banerjee in the city, calling her "symbol of truth". But the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Researchers stumble on algae that detoxifies arsenic


March 10th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on an algae that detoxifies arsenic, potentially opening the way for cleaning up underground water reservoirs in West Bengal and Bangladesh contaminated with the poison. The ... Read more...

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Dubious drugs on Internet may have terror link


January 28th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) People tempted to buy dubious drugs on the net could not only be risking their lives but also funding terrorism, unwittingly, warned a medical expert.Graham Jackson, a ... Read more...

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Arsenic-eating bacteria rewrite evolutionary history


August 15th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 15 (ANI): A new kind of photosynthesis that uses arsenic instead of carbon dioxide to harvest light promises to rewrite evolutionary history - at least that of arsenic metabolism ... Read more...

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Pak underground water suffering from uranium contamination: US expert


July 16th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi , July 16 (ANI): Pakistan , like the US and Mexico , could also be suffering from uranium contamination of its underground water resources because of industrial units, said an ... Read more...

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Apple iPhone 3G to be launched on July 11 in green packaging


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Apples new iPhone 3G will be launched on July 11 in green packaging.According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), Apple has ordered millions of potato ... Read more...

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Pune love triangle ends with life imprisonment for two


June 12th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 12 (IANS) A Pune court Thursday sentenced two management students to life imprisonment for killing their classmate by poisoning him in April last year, in what seemed to be a ... Read more...

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Handheld terahertz device moves a step closer to reality


March 30th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A collaboration between researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Harvard has brought a handheld terahertz device a step closer to reality. As part of the collaboration, the ... Read more...

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