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Bottled correction fluid sale banned to check abuse


September 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Retail sale and production of bottled correction fluid, used on printed pages, and nail paint remover have been banned to check their abuse as intoxicating ... Read more...

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First ever proof of star devouring planet


August 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Astronomers have come by the first ever evidence of an ageing star devouring its own planet especially after it expanded into a "red giant", the equivalent ... Read more...

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Insects use plants as ‘green phones’


June 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London. June 13 (IANS) Insects use plants as "green phones" for communication with other bugs, scientists say.Herbivorous insects store their voicemails via their effects on soil fungi. Among the messages ... Read more...

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Jurassic era squid ink composition still unchanged


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Two ink sacs from 160-million-year-old giant cephalopod fossils, discovered in 2010 in England, contain the pigment melanin, identical to the melanin found in the ink sac ... Read more...

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Russian airports ease passenger search rules


April 25th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's transport ministry will allow airline passengers to keep their shoes on during pre-flight security checks starting mid-May, the governmental Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily said Wednesday.Passengers ... Read more...

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Traces of rare earth element detected in stars


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have detected traces of a rare earth element, tellurium, in three ancient stars located a few thousand light years away, a study reveals.Traces of ... Read more...

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Teens, stay away from energy drinks


January 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) Teenagers hooked on energy drinks or mixing them with alcohol might be subjecting themselves to toxic effects like palpitations and even seizures, says a seven-year study.There ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft beams back asteroid images


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) NASA's Dawn spacecraft has sent around 10,000 pictures of the giant asteroid Vesta back to Earth for the first time since its launch in 2007, the ... Read more...

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Industrialisation contaminating lakes with nitrogen


December 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Generated by industrialisation, nitrogen has been polluting lakes far and wide, some thousands of kilometres from the nearest city. Twenty-five out of the 36 lakes under ... Read more...

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Hubble telescope spots dwarf galaxies


November 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA's powerful Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a number of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.The galaxies are many times smaller than the Milky ... Read more...

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Moon map reveals titanium treasure trove


October 16th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) A map of the moon shows a treasure trove of areas rich in titanium ores, which is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the satellite's ... Read more...

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Meteorites created first life on earth?


August 9th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Meteorites were possibly the source of first life on earth, says a new research.Scientists have been trying for long to figure out whether nucleobases, our genetic ... Read more...

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Antony for self-sufficiency in advanced rocket propellants


June 30th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), June 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday called upon the scientific community to move with the times and stressed on the need for self-sufficiency in the country's ... Read more...

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Three brothers face hangman’s noose in Malaysia


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Malaysia's high court Thursday threw out the motion for dismissal of the charges against three Mexican brothers accused of drug trafficking, a crime punishable by ... Read more...

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Spinstars may be the first polluters of the universe


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that spinstars, the first generations of massive stars, may be the first polluters of our Universe.An international team of astronomers led by Cristina ... Read more...

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Novel nanowires to make fuel cells more durable and efficient


April 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Engineers at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science have created a new fuel cell catalyst system using nanowires made of a novel material that boosts long-term performance ... Read more...

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Algae, bacteria hogged oxygen after ancient mass extinction, wiping out marine life


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stanford researchers have found that after the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history - 250 million years ago - algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast ... Read more...

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Scientists create jewel-toned organic phosphorescent crystals


February 15th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have created a new class of material that shines with phosphorescence, which they say could lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, ... Read more...

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New tests support effectiveness of Chinese drug for cataracts


January 13th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A widely used non-prescription drug in China and certain other countries can prevent and treat cataracts, scientists have reported.In the study, Tzu-Hua Wu, Fu-Yung Huang, Shih-Hsiung Wu and ... Read more...

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Snot affects out sense of smell: Study


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study in mice has found out that enzymes in nasal mucus change certain scents well before the nose can detect them.This might explain why a ... Read more...

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Scientists apply industrial monitoring technique to orthopedic diagnoses


November 24th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are exploring a modification of technique for human analysis-called bio-ferrography-to diagnose diseases in their early stages, determine the efficacy of drugs, and ascertain the ... Read more...

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1,000-yr-old Viking massacre remains unearthed in Oxford


November 8th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have revealed that Viking skeletons found buried beneath an Oxford college two years back were the victims of brutal ethnic cleansing 1,000 years ago.Experts were mystified when ... Read more...

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How young galaxies can grow gently


October 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Galaxies often collide and then merge to form larger systems and this process is certainly an important growth mechanism. However, an additional way has been proposed so that ... Read more...

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Plants initiated evolutionary drama of Earth’s oxygenation


October 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): An international team of scientists has taken a major step toward unlocking the secrets of oxygenation of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere.The new research indicated that the appearance ... Read more...

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New research holds promise for development of novel osteoporosis drug


October 5th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a group of substances in the body that play a key role in controlling bone density.On the basis of ... Read more...

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Romans too recycled glass: study


October 4th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Apart from being pro at making beautiful vessels, ornaments and plates from glass, Romans were also good at recycling the stuff, just like we do today.A new study ... Read more...

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Artificial cilia that respond to heat and light created


September 24th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Inspired by mother nature, researchers at University of Southern Mississippi have for the first time, created a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through ... Read more...

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New ‘pigment noise’ technology could identify century-old colours


September 6th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Identifying the composition of pigments in century-old artworks could be made easier soon, with the discovery of a new technology called photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy.The chemical composition of pigments ... Read more...

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Spectrum of young extrasolar planet reveals its uniqueness


August 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): By measuring the temperature of a young gas-giant planet around another star using the W. M. Keck Observatory, University of Hawaii astronomers have unveiled surprising results.They have found ... Read more...

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Boffins make new advance in stem cell research


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Within a day of culturing adult human stem cells on a new type of matrix, researchers at the University of Michigan were able to correctly predict how the ... Read more...

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Warmer temperatures increase CO2 release by inland lakes


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Warmer climate entails increased release of carbon dioxide by inland lakes, reveals new Swedish research.The study appears in the journal Nature.Particles of different kinds - including microscopic algae, ... Read more...

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Exercise can heal early brain stress


July 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Athletes have long known about the natural "high" that exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can also reverse the effects ... Read more...

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Understanding critical nucleus in haze formation


June 17th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new research by a Texan professor could pave the way for better understanding of aerosol formation, or haze - which represents a major environmental problem.Atmospheric aerosols - ... Read more...

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Huge carbon ‘burp’ that helped end last ice age detected


June 6th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 6 (ANI): Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels shot up by nearly 50 per cent at the end of the last ice age because ancient oceans belched stagnant CO2 into the skies, ... Read more...

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Aliens exist on Saturn’s moon: NASA


June 6th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists at US space agency NASA have found vital clues that primitive aliens could be living on Titan, one of Saturn's biggest moons. On the basis of chemical composition ... Read more...

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