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Humans mimic orang-utan moves in free running


February 27th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Humans mimic their closest kin orang-utans to gain momentum when it comes to climbing and jumping, shows a new research.Thought to be huge and remotely acrobatic, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Noida cops to curb sound pollution


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Jan 23 (IANS) Delhi's satellite town Noida Monday became only the third city in the country where police will take action against noise pollution from generator sets, officials said.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Woman,75, dies skydiving with instructor


October 10th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) A 75-year-old student skydiver and her instructor in the US have died during a tandem jump after their main parachute failed to open.Local police and officials ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trip to zoo can teach kids more than books


May 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A trip to the zoo can be more informative for a child than all the books on science and conservation or even classroom teaching. Research conducted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Box jellyfish have 4 unique eyes to view world above the water!


April 30th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists have known for more than a century that box jellyfish had a unique array of eyes. It was known that they could rely on vision to respond ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Christians give 48-hour ultimatum to Nepal government


April 4th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) On a relay hunger-strike in Kathmandu for 13 days, Nepal's enraged Christian community Monday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the fledgling government of Prime Minister Jhala ... Read more...

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Jennifer Hudson a shopaholic


February 18th, 2011 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson admits she has developed a new obsession for shopping."It's so bad, to the point that I have to throw my clothes up on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Using liquid foam technology to improve greenhouse, plant microclimates


December 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A team of Canadian researchers has developed a liquid foam technology to improve greenhouse climates by reducing solar heat radiation and temperatures during the hot summer season.Results showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six family members die in Kanpur cylinder blast


December 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Dilip MishraKanpur, Dec.19 (ANI): Six persons died due to a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder blast in a house here over the weekend.The blast occurred when the wife of Ramshabad Sharma ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bihar cabinet recommends dissolution of state assembly


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 23 (IANS) The Bihar cabinet Tuesday decided to recommend dissolution of the state assembly to Governor Debanand Konwar, a day ahead of the counting of votes of the assembly polls.The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mysore Palace hosts its 400th Dussera festivities


October 17th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaipal SharmaMysore, Oct.17 (ANI): Thousands of local residents and tourists enjoyed watching the traditional Jambu Sawari procession, a ritual of erstwhile royalty of Wodeyar dynasty, as the 10-day Dussera festival culminated ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

New Holland to double manufacturing capacity


September 9th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Agriculture equipment manufacturer New Holland Fiat (India) Thursday said it will invest an undisclosed amount on doubling its tractor manufacturing capacity at its Greater Noida plant over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ultimate millionaire’s toy boat ‘built like a shark to jump 12 feet into air’


August 17th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17(ANI): A boat built by American company Innespace, resembling a great white shark which can roll from side to side and jump 12 feet into the air, is being dubbed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tipu’s sword fetches 500,000 pounds in auction


April 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Seven years after Indian liqour baron Vijay Mallya bought a sword of Tipu Sultan, a majestic sabre of the Mysore king fetched 505,250 pounds at a Sotheby's auction ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Berlusconi buys Napoleon’s bed


February 26th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 26 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was said to have shelled out on a "priceless" bed once owned by his idol Napoleon.The 73-year-old, dubbed with title of a notorious ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Timber harvest harmful for grown up amphibians, but beneficial for larvae


November 4th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that while timber harvest is harmful to the terrestrial stage of amphibians, it had some positive effects during their aquatic larva ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How orangutans excel in moving through tree-tops


October 13th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Movement through a complex meshwork of small branches at tree-top levels can be quite challenging for animals wanting to forage. But scientists have found out that the bulky ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Orangutans can counter dangerous tree vibrations by moving in an irregular rhythm


July 28th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the orangutan can counter dangerous tree vibrations by its ability to move with an irregular rhythm.According to Professor Robin Crompton, from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yew tree enters record books for having canopy as big as Royal Albert Hall


May 20th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): A yew tree, whose canopy is said to be as big as the size of London's Royal Albert Hall, has entered the record books as the widest tree ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ramsay names Pitt, Clooney worst celeb guests he has ever entertained


April 9th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9 (ANI): British chef Gordon Ramsay has named actors Brad Pitt and George Clooney among the worst celebrity guests he has ever had to entertain.Ramsay, 42, further revealed that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nitish Kumar to hold cabinet meeting in village


February 9th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to hold a cabinet meeting Tuesday under a makeshift canopy in a village, for the first time in the history of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 5 million gather near Dhaka for Muslim prayer meet (Lead)


January 30th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Over five million people, including Indians, converged near here to attend the annual three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after Haj that begins Friday.Organisers said people ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 5mn Muslims gather near Dhaka for Muslim congregation


January 30th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Over five million people, including Indians, have converged near here to attend the annual three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after Haj that begins Friday.Organisers said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Forest cover shrinking in Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad


December 11th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Green cover in 10 major cities, including metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Kolkata, is shrinking gradually, the Indian parliament was informed Thursday.According to the environment and ... Read more...

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Solar-assisted bicycle to give riders extra pedal power


September 26th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): Scientists have invented a solar-assisted bicycle that gives riders extra pedal power.According to a report in the Times, the bicycle, called a Cycle Sol, has been invented ... Read more...

Posted in National |

100 Skydivers form diamond at 4,000 ft!


July 29th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): It was a really spectacular sight, when 100 skydivers formed a diamond and dazzled together at a height of 4,000 ft.Hundred skydivers jumped from five different planes ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nepal’s last king gives government crown, keeps throne (Lead)


June 16th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepal's last king Gyanendra gave away his crown, sceptre and other heirlooms to the government before exiting the Narayanhity Palace here. However, the dynasty's spectacular snake throne, cleverly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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