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‘Crater wall on lunar surface holds ice’


August 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Small patches of ice make up five to 10 percent of material in walls of the permanently shadowed Shackleton crater, located near the lunar south pole, ... Read more...

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Video captures protein traffic inside brain cell


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Using a new imaging technique, scientists have created spectacular video footage on the movement of proteins inside a neuron (brain cell)."Your brain is being disassembled and ... Read more...

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Here comes ‘7 Notes to Infinity’, film on Indian classical music


June 8th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) "7 Notes to Infinity", a 60-minute documentary on Indian classical music, will be premiered here on the eve of World Music Day - June 20.Directed by ... Read more...

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‘Oldest Mayan calendar offers no hint of world’s end’


May 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The oldest Mayan Calendar found in an ancient Guatemalan house offers no hint of the alleged end of the world Dec 21 this year, researchers said. ... Read more...

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Oldest-known Mayan calendar found


May 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS/EFE) A team of US archaeologists announced Thursday the discovery of the oldest Mayan calendar to date, a ninth-century artifact amid the ruins of an ancient ... Read more...

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Patnaik shocked at Odisha student’s killing in US (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday expressed shock over the murder in the US of a 24-year-old student from Odisha."I am deeply shocked by the brutal and ... Read more...

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Patnaik shocked at Odisha student’s killing in US


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday expressed shock over the murder i n the US of a 24-year-old student from Odisha."I am deeply shocked by the brutal ... Read more...

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Boston police probe murder of Indian student


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Boston police are investigating the murder of an Indian student of Boston University whose body was found lying on the road in front of his house, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize


March 30th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The Dalai Lama has won the Templeton Prize for exceptional contribution to "affirming life's spiritual dimension by spreading his message of compassion worldwide".Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th ... Read more...

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EU experts in Sri Lanka to study dengue


February 16th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Experts from the European Union have arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a study on the dengue epidemic, the health ministry said Thursday.According to an official, ... Read more...

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Scientists stumble upon electrical property of arteries


January 31st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Unravelling a facet of the heart's mysterious workings, scientists have stumbled upon electrical property in arteries not seen before in mammalian tissues. Scientists found that the ... Read more...

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Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought


January 31st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The first ever "wall-to-wall" map of carbon storage of tropical vegetation in Africa, Asia and South America has shown that it stores 21 percent more carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Intake of sleeping pills can be fatal


November 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) A recent study found those who took sleeping tablets were 36 percent more likely to die at any given time than others.In the study American researchers ... Read more...

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Possible discovery of new sub-atomic particle could upset rules of physics


April 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): The possible discovery of a new sub-atomic particle has left physicists in a tizzy, as it could upset the universal rules of physics established for more than 30 ... Read more...

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Obama not pushing for Yemen president to go because of Al Qaeda threat: Experts


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has refrained from joining Yemeni protesters and one-time government loyalists in calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down due to the ... Read more...

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It’s not clothes, cars or scotch that make a man, but a protein!


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study finds that what really makes a man is his expression of the lone X chromosome and the activity of a protein complex that gives enzymes ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘reward’ center responds to bad experiences too


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that the so-called reward center not only responds to good experiences but also to bad ones.The finding may help explain the 'thrill' of thrill-seeking behavior ... Read more...

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Archeologists reveal Boston brothel secrets


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): A team of archaeology students from Boston University are studying Boston's infamous Big Dig construction project to find out what how the residents of one Boston brothel lived.Boston's ... Read more...

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Study shows reduced Vitamin D absorption in Crohn’s disease patients


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Boston University researchers have shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D ... Read more...

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Big babies ‘may have helped define the shape of modern human societies’


January 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Large babies shaped the development of modern human societies, according to a new study.The research revealed that human babies weigh proportionately more at birth than the newborns of ... Read more...

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Big babies shape up the early human societies


January 11th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comparatively the human species gives birth to the biggest babies among all the primates. That remains a fact but an anthropologist in Boston believes that he has ... Read more...

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‘The Social Network’ inspired website lets pupils rate each other’s looks


December 14th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 14 (ANI): A new website inspired by 'The Social Network' that allows students to rate each other's looks has raised questions about privacy and respect.Recently launched RateBU.com allows students ... Read more...

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Cycling can affect man’s fertility


December 12th, 2010 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) If you are a male and love cycling, possibility is that you are likely to suffer from lower sperm levels.Cycling for at least five hours a week can ... Read more...

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Cycling just for 5 hrs a week ‘could affect a man’s fertility’


December 11th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): If you are a regular cyclist, this may be important for you - a new study has found that cycling for at least five hours a week can ... Read more...

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Teens involved in dating violence are also violent with siblings, peers


December 7th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has found that people who physically assault dating partners have a history of perpetrating violence involving siblings and peers.Emily F. Rothmanm, of the Boston University, ... Read more...

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Elderly people can improve their vision with perceptual training


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers at UC Riverside-Boston University have suggested that perceptual training can improve the vision of elderly people.The researchers conducted a series of experiments to determine whether repeated performance ... Read more...

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Longevity test may be flawed, study shows


November 21st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) A scientific test used to check whether someone will reach the age of 100 or not may be flawed, researchers say. Earlier, scientists had claimed that by ... Read more...

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Orange juice doubles gout risk in women


November 11th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Women who drink two glasses of orange juice a day are twice as likely to get gout, a form of arthritis which affects the joints and is characterised ... Read more...

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Obama announces India-US education summit


November 8th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Taking ties in the field of education to the next level, India and US will hold their first education summit next year.According to government officials, ... Read more...

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Excavation in Boston offers insight into 19th century brothel


October 19th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Boston, Oct 19 (ANI): A Boston privy uncovered after more than a century has yielded many details about the history of prostitution.The artifacts are giving archeologists an unprecedented look at how the ... Read more...

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Mercury found to have comet-like appearance


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists say that NASA satellites designed to view the escaping atmosphere of the Sun have also recorded evidence of escaping gas from the planet Mercury.The STEREO mission ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown appointed as visiting fellow at Harvard


September 15th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown has been appointed as a visiting fellow at the prestigious American university of Harvard, it has been announced.Brown will kick ... Read more...

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Four cups of coffee a day keeps gout from women at bay


September 10th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Imbibing four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women, finds a recent study. Researchers found those drinking that amount or more ... Read more...

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Four cups of coffee a day keeps gout at bay


September 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): A new research have revealed that four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women.Researchers found that women who drink that ... Read more...

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Even bacteria exhibit charitable behaviour


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 2 (ANI): In a surprising discovery researchers at Boston University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have found that charitable behaviour exists in one of the ... Read more...

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