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Shrinking ice sheet may free methane reserves


August 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Billons of tonnes of the potent greenhouse gas methane locked beneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be released into the atmosphere if enough of the ice ... Read more...

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Radical methods needed to save oceans, say experts


August 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Current global efforts to counter the impact of carbon emissions are not enough, say experts, calling for a broader and more radical approach to marine management ... Read more...

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Sea less vulnerable to CO2 13 mn years ago: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are linked to rising ocean temperatures -- but the seas were not so sensitive to the gas around 13 ... Read more...

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Creating heaven on earth on Uttarakhand farm (Feature, with images)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Feb 19 (IANS) Some spend a week, some a fortnight. And some like Germany's Stephanie have spent more than 40 days away from their mainstream lives on an off-grid ... Read more...

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Loss of large predators hits ecosystem


July 17th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The loss of large predators at the top of the food chain has hit ecosystems across the world.An analysis of research from a wide range of ... Read more...

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Earth will recover faster from global warming show prehistoric evidence


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has analysed evidence from a prehistoric event and come to the conclusion that the Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide ... Read more...

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Earth can recover faster from CO2 emissions


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Cheer up -- the earth may yet be able to recover faster from rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than previously thought. When faced with high levels ... Read more...

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Focusing on your partner’s looks can ruin your romantic relationship


April 9th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Concentrating on your partners' physical attractiveness may make you less happy in relationships, according to a new study.The study also found that magazines and movies that portray ... Read more...

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How man, but not chimp, evolved to have spike-free penis


March 10th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Sex would be a very different, not to mention painful, proposition had man not evolved to lose spikes that once existed on the male penis.Researchers at Stanford University ... Read more...

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Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

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Alien find likelier after NASA finds evidence of over 1,200 more planets


February 3rd, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): After NASA revealed that it has found evidence for over 1200 planets more, the chances of discovering alien life are a lot higher.And according to some experts, 54 ... Read more...

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Study finds new answers to age-old question: What is life?


January 14th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new collection of essays, experts from all walks of life - philosophy, science, and molecular evolution - present a variety of perspectives on defining life.According to ... Read more...

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30,000-yr-old finger bone found in Siberia is from ‘mystery human relative’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found that a 30,000-year-old bone finger fossil of a little girl found in Siberia in 2008, was neither a Neanderthal nor an early modern human, but ... Read more...

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Pluto may be warm enough to harbour ocean beneath its ice shell


December 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): New research has suggested that Pluto may be warm enough to contain an ocean beneath its miles-thick ice shell.And that ocean wouldn't be a mere puddle but ... Read more...

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Scientists say life thrives in porous rock deep beneath seafloor


December 8th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 08 (ANI): Compelling evidence for an extensive biological community living in porous rock deep beneath the seafloor has been found by the researchers.The microbes in this hidden world appear to ... Read more...

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Study predicts occurrence of neutron star collision in local galaxies


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A collision of neutron stars should produce detectable gravitational waves - now a study from the University of California, Santa Cruz, predicts for the first time where such ... Read more...

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Police radar guns might spot suicide bombers


November 27th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Radar guns used by police to spot speeding motorists could help identify would-be suicide bomber in a crowd, say researchers.A radar gun fires microwave pulses at a car ... Read more...

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Biggest galaxies formed when universe was young


November 25th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University has found that some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models ... Read more...

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Iron fertilization boosting toxin-producing algae growth in open ocean: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that certain toxin-producing algae are incredibly responsive to iron, often becoming dominant in algal blooms that result from iron fertilization.Blooms of diatoms in ... Read more...

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Scientists ’solve mystery of Saturn’s walnut moon’


October 15th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Research from the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggests that Saturn's moon Iapetus looks like a walnut because it lies in a 'Goldilocks zone' around the giant ... Read more...

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Bombing Earth-bound asteroids may be a viable last resort, experts say


October 14th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers have said that bombing Earth-bound asteroids may be a viable option to avoid a collision.And other scientists are suggesting that, despite previous assumptions, we wouldn't need ... Read more...

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‘Earth-like’ planet may not exist


October 14th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): After an exciting announcement of the discovery of a habitable Earth-like planet, a second team of scientists has cast some doubt on the claim.The planet, dubbed Gliese 581 ... Read more...

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Chances of life on newly discovered Earth-like planet ‘100pc’


September 30th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a new planet that could have water on its surface, and therefore could support life."Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life ... Read more...

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Most habitable Earth-like planet discovered


September 30th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A team of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii's Nader Haghighipour has declared the discovery of a new planet that could have water on its surface.Discovered using ... Read more...

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2009 Samoa-Tonga tsunami disaster occurred due to 2 earthquakes, not 1


August 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that the massive earthquake that struck the South Pacific on September 29, 2009 was a combination of two earthquakes - one with magnitude 8.1, which ... Read more...

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University of California, Kerala B-school join hands


July 28th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) University of California Santa Cruz and the Asian School of Business (ASB) in Kerala's capital Wednesday launched a strategic tie-up that would include a series of exchange ... Read more...

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Save sea otters to fight global warming


July 12th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Sea otters could lock nearly 10million tons of carbon from the Earth's oceans, if their population was resorted to healthy, pre-hunting levels, according to an American scientist.Chris Wilmers, ... Read more...

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‘Terminator asteroids’ can regenerate after being nuked


March 12th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): It seems like the fictional 'Terminator' robot has met its cosmic equivalent in asteroids that quickly reassemble if blasted by a nuclear bomb.If a sizeable asteroid is found ... Read more...

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Hottest known exoplanet slowly being “eaten” by its parent star


February 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Astronomers have reported that one of the hottest known planets outside our solar system is slowly being "eaten" by its parent star.First described in 2008, the exoplanet-WASP-12b ... Read more...

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Genome analysis of marine microbe reveals a metabolic minimalist


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): The genome analysis of an unusual marine microbe has revealed a metabolic minimalist, as it has have ditched several major metabolic pathways, leaving it with a remarkably reduced ... Read more...

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Evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors may lead to new species


February 19th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), has determined that the evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors in some animals might lead to ... Read more...

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Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed


January 25th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): In a new research on the genetic defect behind myotonic muscular dystrophy, scientists have found that the mutation disrupts an array of metabolic pathways in muscle cells through ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover new tidal streams in Andromeda Galaxy


January 8th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): An international team of astronomers has identified two new tidal streams in the Andromeda Galaxy, the remnants of dwarf galaxies consumed by our large galactic neighbor.Analysis of the ... Read more...

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Astronomers spot earliest galaxies in Universe from Big Bang epoch


January 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Astronomers, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, have broken the distance limit for galaxies by uncovering a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies, which date back to ... Read more...

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Astronomers claim discovery of most distant galaxies yet


December 25th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 25 (ANI): In a new research, astronomers have found tentative evidence of the most distant galaxies yet, which have redshifts of around 10.In the near infrared, astronomers can detect ... Read more...

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