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Bacteria ate up methane from Gulf spill, say scientists


January 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Bacteria consumed the methane released from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico within about four months, say scientists."It was remarkable. We had gone out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ongoing Gulf oil spill wreaking havoc for marine ecology


June 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): The continuing oil spill disaster in Gulf of Mexico is becoming a reason for serious worries as researchers are beginning to collect data on how it is changing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Radiation levels down in Mayapuri, says Greenpeace


May 19th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Radiation levels have come down in the six hotspots of west Delhi's Mayapuri area but were still not normal, environmental NGO Greenpeace said Wednesday. A team of ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance in natural environment rising despite tighter controls over use


December 24th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Newcastle University scientists have found that antibiotic resistance in the natural environment is rising despite tighter controls over our use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture.Bacterial DNA extracted ... Read more...

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Low doses of radiation can cause heart disease, stroke


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new British study suggests that low doses of radiation can trigger heart disease and stroke.A team led by Dr. Mark Little at Imperial College London constructed a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air pollution ‘ups dementia risk’


October 21st, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that air pollution can significantly increase the risk of memory problems in the elderly.German researchers have found that women who had lived near ... Read more...

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Showers can drench you with pathogens


September 15th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Showers are undoubtedly invigorating and good for hygiene, but they can also drench you with unwanted pathogens. Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder (UC-B) used high-tech instruments and ... Read more...

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Daily bathroom showers may up pathogenic bacteria infection risk


September 15th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): That invigorating relief and good cleansing from daily bathroom showers may bring along a face full of potentially pathogenic bacteria, warn researchers at the University of Colorado at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spraying DDT indoors to fight malaria may affect human health


May 5th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A review of recent studies on the link between DDT and human health has determined that the current practice of spraying the pesticide DDT indoors to fight malaria ... Read more...

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NASA probe to examine boundary between solar system and intergalactic space


October 14th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft that for the first time will be able to examine the heliosphere, the solar wind-filled bubble that delineates our solar ... Read more...

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Methane time bomb ticks away in the Arctic


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that massive deposits of subsea methane are bubbling to the surface as the Arctic region becomes warmer and its ice retreats.According to a report ... Read more...

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Rising ozone levels in atmosphere are a likely contributor to global food crisis


June 7th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A new research has indicated that rising background levels of ozone in the atmosphere are a likely contributor to the global food crisis, since ozone has been ... Read more...

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Scientists measure mercury level in human bones from medieval times


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have measured the levels of mercury in human bones from the medieval period.Kaare Lund Rasmussen and co-researchers from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, The ... Read more...

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135-year-old cricket club facing ban over ‘too noisy practice sessions!


May 27th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
London , May 27 (ANI): The only noise one can associate with cricket is that of cohesive yells at a six or a wicket. But a cricket club being banned from ... Read more...

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