Humble kokum is highlight of Konkan fruit fest

May 11th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Not Alfonso, hailed as the king of fruits, but the humble kokum - a modest looking, dark red, sour as hell, fruit of the Konkan region ... Read more...

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Today is National Poinsettia day

December 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Green Bay, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 12th of December each year is reserved as the Poinsettia Day in the United Kingdom. The day is in recognition of the role that botanist ... Read more...

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Setting sail from India to China on ‘River of Smoke’ (IANS Book Review)

August 6th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Book: "River of Smoke"; By Amitav Ghosh, Publisher: Penguin Books, Price: Rs.699, Pages: 558"River of Smoke" is the second book in Amitav Ghosh's trilogy that began with the story of the ... Read more...

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Introducing urrak, feni’s cousin, once removed!

April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) If you think Goa is all about feni, try urrak for a change this summer.This semi-distilled, 'once removed' cousin to feni is the pride of every ... Read more...

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Trees, hills and makers of India: A book shelf of contrasts (IANS Books This Week)

October 28th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Chill out with some thought-provoking books this weekend as the mercury slides.1. Book: "Makers of Modern India"; Written by Ramachandra Guha; Published by Penguin-India; Priced at ... Read more...

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Cucumber, melon’s common ancestor originated in Asia

July 21st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and honeydew melon (C. melo) have long been thought to have originated and diversified in Africa. However, wild populations which evolved into melons and cucumbers ... Read more...

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Rare carnivorous plant makes it to top 10 list of new species

June 2nd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A rare carnivorous plant has made it to the top 10 list of newly discovered species.Every year the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University names ... Read more...

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Male hummingbirds well maintain their territories to attract mates

April 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): While observing the behaviour of hummingbirds, a group of researchers discovered that males defend and maintain a territory with a high density of nectar-producing flowers to attract females.During ... Read more...

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Ireland Hit by Strict Shamrock Shortage

March 16th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 16 (Pen Men at Work): A harsh shamrock scarcity is menacing St. Patrick's Day in Ireland and the ‘wearing of the green,’ in accordance with foremost botanist Dr. Declan Doogue ... Read more...

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Actress Sigourney Weaver Grabs Attention With Her Latest Movie ‘Avatar’

December 17th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec.17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Actress Sigourney Weaver is creating headlines lately as she stars in the much anticipated science fiction movie 'Avatar' which is scheduled to hit theaters on December ... Read more...

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Birds chirping more loudly to be heard above city noise

November 11th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (IANS) Birds and frogs are raising the volume of their calls to be heard above urban noise, says a new study. The noise of traffic, machinery and air ... Read more...

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Scientists discover deadly plant that eats rats

August 18th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): British scientists have discovered a deadly plant that eats rats, and is believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub.According to a report in The Sun, the giant pitcher ... Read more...

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Himachal farmers spraying chemicals to ripen apples

July 28th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) An apple a day may not keep the doctor away. Desperate farmers in Himachal Pradesh are resorting to ripening the juicy fruit with an overdose of chemicals that ... Read more...

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Sacred plants of the ancient Mayans revealed

June 6th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): A study of the giant trees and beautiful flowers depicted in Maya art has identified which plants they held sacred.According to a report by BBC News, the ... Read more...

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Three Indian sites added to UNESCO list of biosphere reserves

May 27th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 27 (IANS) Three Indian wildlife reserves are among a new batch of 22 special spots named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) where humans are ... Read more...

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Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought

March 6th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A new research, conducted throughout the world''s largest tropical forest, has indicated that the Amazon carbon sink is threatened by drought. The 30-year study, provides the first solid ... Read more...

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Invasive plant species predate humans arrival on Galapagos Islands

July 18th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Fossil remains have proved that certain plants found on the Galapagos Islands, which were thought to be invasive species brought there by humans, have actually grown there ... Read more...

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Allahabads popular guavas hit by Ukta

January 8th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by admin
Allahabad, Jan.8 (ANI): Allahabad guavas enjoy a heavy demand across the country due to their delicious taste. But this year, orchard owners have suffered a major setback after plummeting temperature damaged about ... Read more...

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