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Global warming spurs spread of toxic bugs, says study


July 4th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Global warming may be spurring the spread of Cyanobacteria, one of the most primitive of bugs, while causing them to produce greater amounts of toxins, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Soccer player slain in Colombia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 12 (IANS/EFE) A professional soccer player died and one of his teammates was wounded in an attack by gunmen in a town near the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

African immigrant girls face sexual mutilation threat


February 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) In Spain, thousands of African immigrant girls are facing the danger of becoming victims of female genital mutilation, an ancestral practice that sub-Saharan immigrants have brought ... Read more...

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No cardiac risk with food fried in olive, sunflower oil


January 25th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Food fried in olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death, but the same is not true of solid or reused ... Read more...

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Dumped onion waste could be used as food supplement: Study


July 15th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) More than a half million tonnes of onion waste dumped every year in Europe could be used as food supplements as they are rich in dietary ... Read more...

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Some primate mothers kill their own babies


June 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Some primate mothers, who cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide when stressed and competing with other females."Infanticide is an extreme ... Read more...

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Spring moulds found in Spain may aid search for water on Mars


April 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A new study on the origin and evolution of peculiar morphologies caused by ancient subterranean springs in the central pre-Pyrenees of Catalonia (Spain) may aid the search for ... Read more...

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Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

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Young people taking longer to reach adult life


February 10th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research has found that young Spanish people were by 2001 taking six years longer than in 1981 to reach full employment, residential and family independence.The study ... Read more...

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Four types of compulsive gamblers identified


October 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study has identified four types of compulsive gamblers-a kind of behaviour that damages and harms personal, family and career-related goals.Researchers at the University Hospital of Bellvitge ... Read more...

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Reducing emergency arrival time by 10mnts can save a third of road deaths


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): Spanish researchers have concluded that by reducing the time between an accident taking place and the arrival of the emergency services from 25 to 15 minutes, risk of ... Read more...

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Organisms with large brains live longer and reproduce more


July 17th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Confirming the protective brain hypothesis, researchers have claimed that species, which have developed large brains, live for longer than those with small brains and hence reproduce more times.According ... Read more...

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‘New’ 11 Million Year Old Primate Discovered


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an eleven-million-year-old new primate in a garbage dump in Catalonia, Spain. Named Pliopithecus canmatensis, after the site (Can Mata in the Valles-Penedes basin), the primate belonged ... Read more...

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Ancient hominids developed humanlike grip much before toolmaking practice


April 20th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A tiny fossil thumb bone has indicated that hominids had a humanlike grip at least 6 million years ago, say researchers.Sergio Almecija of the Autonomous University of ... Read more...

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40 percent of global land in danger of desertification


February 10th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Nearly 40 percent of the global land surface is at risk of desertification, a new study says. The areas at risk represent eight of the 15 natural 'eco-regions,' ... Read more...

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Global warming could make world more ‘fragrant’


February 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A major scientific review has indicated that as a result of climate change, the world will become more 'fragrant'.As CO2 levels increase and the world warms, land use, ... Read more...

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Prehistoric goat lived like a reptile on Spanish island


November 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A new study has determined that a prehistoric goat on a Spanish island survived for millennia on a resource-poor island by living like a reptile, changing its ... Read more...

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English cocker spaniels are world’s meanest dogs


May 26th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 26 (ANI): Thanks to their floppy ears, they seem like one of the most innocent-looking breed of dogs, but a new study has found that English cocker spaniels are actually ... Read more...

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Columbus crews teeth may give fresh insight into earliest European visitors to New World


March 20th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are studying the teeth of crew members Christopher Columbus left on the island of Hispaniola after his second voyage to America ... Read more...

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History extracted from teeth of Christopher Columbus’ crew


March 20th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Dead men do tell tales. Researchers are now extracting history from the teeth of crew members Christopher Columbus left on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola after his second ... Read more...

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Birds with bigger brains evolved faster


August 15th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Birds possessing brains larger than expected for their body size might have facilitated the evolutionary diversification of some avian lineages, say researchers.Ecologist Daniel Sol of CREAF-Autonomous ... Read more...

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Cosmetic skin fillers may cause delayed adverse effects


May 20th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Women crave for lips like her, but getting Angelina Jolies pout could cause more harm than good.Cosmetic skin fillers called polyalkylimide implant injections - consisting of a ... Read more...

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Ecuador suspects Mexicans killed in Colombian rebel camp raid


March 7th, 2008 - 4:29 am ICT by admin
DPA Quito, March 7 (DPA) Ecuadorian authorities have said they suspect Mexican citizens were among those killed in the raid by Colombian forces on a rebel camp in Ecuadorian territory over the weekend. ... Read more...

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Excavators discover massive dinosaur graveyard in Spain


December 11th, 2007 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 11 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a spectacular dinosaur "graveyard" in eastern Spain, which contains thousands of fossils.Experts excavating the site have revealed that eight different dinosaur species have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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