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Bad breath, fart sniffer to hunt for life on Mars!


September 17th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17 (ANI): If at all there's life on Mars, we are more likely to smell it before we see it. A new study has suggested that a chemical involved in ... Read more...

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New method to detect use of shark oil in cosmetics and vaccines


May 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new method of analysing squalene and squalane, oils used for production of cosmetics and vaccines, can show whether they came originally from the liver oil of deepwater ... Read more...

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Ancient leaves shed light on future climate


May 7th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Scientists say that fossil plant remains from millions of years ago might shed light on future climate changes caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide."Carbon isotopes are really ... Read more...

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Native Americans impacted global climate even before industrialization


April 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): A new study claims that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before the modern industrial ... Read more...

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How mercury pollution affects the polar bear


December 9th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have revealed how mercury pollution is affecting Arctic animals like the polar bear.The research, led by biogeochemists Travis Horton of the University of ... Read more...

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‘Big freeze’ plunged Europe into ice age in months 13,000 years ago


December 1st, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, December 1 (ANI): New research has indicated that a 'big freeze' that Europe went through almost 13,000 years ago, plunging it into an ice age, happened over the course of a ... Read more...

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Rain might have helped Stone Age humans to cross the Sahara


November 10th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 10 (ANI): New evidence has indicated that wet spells may have helped Stone Age humans cross the Sahara desert on their way out of Africa about 93,000 years ago.According ... Read more...

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Global mass extinction 250 million years ago triggered fungus explosion


October 5th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 5 (ANI): A new study has determined that the world's worst mass extinction 250 million years ago was the trigger for a fungus explosion, which puts to rest the idea ... Read more...

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Evidence of early agriculture found in dog and pig bones from China


March 24th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers have gathered evidence of early human experiments with agriculture in dog and pig bones, as well as bones of other animals, from an archaeological site in ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a new fan-like coral in deep sea


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of coral thriving in veritable forests on the peaks of undersea mountains off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, which are ... Read more...

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New anlaysis challenges key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A fresh analysis of ancient rocks from the Australian outback has challenged key evidence about when photosynthesis emerged on Earth. Back in 1999, 2.7-billion-year-old shale from the ... Read more...

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Carbon isotopes in coral skeletons may lead to improved quake forecasts


July 21st, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Carbon isotopes trapped for thousands of years in coral skeletons could establish the long-term frequency of major earthquakes in southeast Asia and the South Pacific, and perhaps ... Read more...

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Tunguska catastrophe in 1908 evidently led to high levels of acid rain


July 16th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A group of Russian, Italian and German researchers have suggested that the Tunguska catastrophe in 1908 evidently led to high levels of acid rain, based on the ... Read more...

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Was early elephant an amphibian?


April 21st, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Scientists studying two very ancient elephants surmised that they were probably semi-aquatic mammals, eating freshwater plants. "Molecular data from modern elephants share a common ancestry with the sirenians ... Read more...

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Elephants ancestors lived in water 37 million years ago


April 15th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an ancient ancestor of the elephant lived in an aquatic environment 37 million years ago.According to a report in National Geographic ... Read more...

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Meteorites might have spiked up Earths primordial soup


March 14th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered concentrations of amino acids in two meteorites that are more than ten times higher than levels previously measured in other similar meteorites, which suggests ... Read more...

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