Squid can ‘drop arms’ as defensive tactic

August 3rd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A small species of deep-sea squid can detach the tips of its arms when under attack, leaving them fastened on its predator as a distraction, says ... Read more...

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India has lowest per capita toothbrush consumption: Survey

October 12th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indians have a casual attitude towards brushing their teeth and most don't bother about changing their toothbrush, notes a study.India has the lowest per capita ... Read more...

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Sweety has an encounter with ‘Balochis’: A satire

April 12th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 12 (ANI): London is so pretty in April. Grey and rainy. I don't know why these English complain? Getting ready today for a party at the Shah's Belgravia flat. ... Read more...

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X-rated worm tapes reveal how sex shapes sperm

January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): A series of 'sex videos' of worms have revealed how sex shapes sperm, according to evolutionary biologists Lukas Scharer and his wife Dita Vizoso at the University of ... Read more...

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Rapid diagnostic test for common type of pneumonia developed

December 16th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A technique that can diagnose a common type of pneumonia within minutes, potentially replacing existing tests that can take several days for results, has been developed by University ... Read more...

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Boffins simplify nanowire manufacturing

July 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Florida claims to have found an inexpensive solution to making nanowires.Nanowires are so tiny that a human hair would dwarf them - ... Read more...

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Top ten things that irritate mums the most

February 2nd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A survey has revealed that the top ten things a mother finds most irritating includes dirty clothes dumped next to the washing basket, wet towels on the bathroom ... Read more...

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Scientists identify color of dinosaur feathers for first time

January 28th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have identified the colour of some feathers on dinosaurs and early birds for the first time.The research found that the theropod dinosaur Sinosauropteryx ... Read more...

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‘Frida’ moustache just doesn’t go away, rues Salma

October 31st, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Mexican actress Salma Hayek regrets the moustache she grew to play Frida Kahlo in the film "Frida" because now she has to keep waxing her top lip. Hayek feared ... Read more...

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Nepal, India renew trade pact

October 28th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (ANI): Nepal and India on Tuesday signed a Treaty of Trade and Agreement of Cooperation to control unauthorised trade.Indian Trade Minister Anand Sharma and his Nepali counterpart Rajendra Mahato ... Read more...

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Scientists discover oceanic worms that throw ‘green bombs’ on predators

August 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a mysterious group of oceanic worms that can throw 'bombs' which burst into brilliant green light - probably a defensive mechanism against potential predators.The ... Read more...

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First step achieved in development of tiny biological fuel cells

June 20th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA), US, have achieved the first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs.The ... Read more...

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Fake feathers could increase efficiency of airplanes

April 14th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Engineers have suggested that coating the rigid wings of airplanes with artificial bristles that mimic feathers could make them more efficient.According to a report in New Scientist, an ... Read more...

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How to go to space using a broomstick

January 6th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): If scientists have their way, future astronauts would be literally going into space by a broomstick, in the form of a 100,000km long tether anchored to the ... Read more...

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Computerised toothbrush makes oral hygiene a game

April 5th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.5 (ANI): Technology experts at the National Taiwan University have applied a "learning through play" approach to make it fun for children to brush their teeth.Hao-hua Chu and his ... Read more...

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Documenting the ground realities of pollution in Agra

March 11th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by admin
(Book Review) By Paras Nath Choudhary Book: "Taj Mahal In Pollution Cauldron"; Author Brij Khandelwal; Publisher: RK Books, Darya Ganj, New Delhi; Price: Rs.175 The earth's atmosphere bristles with heat-trapping gases and serious changes ... Read more...

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Bush ‘wanted top Briton at the UN “thrown out”

November 14th, 2007 - 2:57 am ICT by admin

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