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Bihar faces urea shortage, seeks help


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to provide urea to overcome a serious shortage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.The chief minister said he had written ... Read more...

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Semen is ‘good for women’s health and helps fight depression’


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When the term semen is mentioned most people think about men sexual intercourse. The main purpose of semen is for the lubrication during the sexual intercourse, ... Read more...

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Appeal to boost rare earths imports


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China should increase imports of rare earths, especially the medium and heavy variety, to meet demand and save dwindling resources, an industry leader has said.Companies should ... Read more...

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Patnaik for ‘constant’ price of fertilisers


August 14th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday asked the central government to maintain a constant price of fertilisers to protect the farmers from exploitation."There has been a ... Read more...

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British woman sues deo firm after suffering burns


August 5th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A 34-year-old British woman is taking legal action after an anti-perspirant deodorant left her with a burnt skin.Stacey Robinson, of Shoreditch, east London, suffered agonising stinging ... Read more...

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Scientists say that blindness can be simply cured by an injection in the eye


July 26th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have recently discovered that there is a possibility for curing blindness. US scientists have discovered a chemical that can be injected in the eyes that ... Read more...

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Why men don’t want to chat after sex?


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Men really do need to sleep after sex because the male brain is designed to switch off at that point, scientists claim.They scanned men's brains before ... Read more...

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Loo turns human waste into biofuel, fertiliser


June 28th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) An aeroplane-style vacuum toilet can help turn human waste into electricity and fertilisers.The No-Mix Vacuum Toilet, which uses vacuum suction technology like aeroplane toilets, splits human ... Read more...

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Rajasthan offers sops to industrial units


June 13th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 13 (IANS) To attract investment into Rajasthan, the state cabinet Wednesday offered various sops to prospective industrial units."These decisions of the cabinet will pave way for investment of ... Read more...

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‘Tooth Tattoo’ Developed That Could Save Your Life


June 8th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Princeton, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 'tooth tattoo' manufactured from silk strands and gold wires could be used by experts to detect serious diseases. The small sensor sticks to dental enamel and ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can boost lab test’s sensitivity


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in nanotechnology would boost a lab test's sensitivity more than three-million-fold, vastly improving early detection of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other disorders, a study ... Read more...

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Four tonnes of drugs destroyed in China


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Over four tonnes of drugs, including heroin, opium, marijuana and cocaine, were Sunday destroyed in China.The 4.2 tonnes of drugs and drug-making chemicals were destroyed by ... Read more...

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Laser wipes paper clean for reuse


May 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Engineers have developed a way of using lasers to remove ink from paper so it can be reused in printers and photocopiers. The new technique could ... Read more...

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Compound in apple, onion can beat blood clots: Study


May 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Rutin, a chemical present in apple, orange, onion and green and black tea, not only keeps blood clots at bay but can also be part of ... Read more...

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Chemical spill forces Brazilian port’s closure


May 7th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 7 (IANS/EFE) A spill of chemicals used to make cleaning products prompted an evacuation and the closing of the port in the Brazilian city of Salvador for ... Read more...

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Fire in Faridabad paint unit


May 1st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Faridabad, May 1 (IANS) A major fire broke out at a paint manufacturing unit here Tuesday destroying a large quantity of stored material, an official said.The fire broke out in ... Read more...

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‘Beetroot boosts runners’ speed, stamina’


April 26th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Beetroot seems to boost the speed and stamina of runners because of the presence of high levels of performance-enhancing chemicals called nitrates, says a study at ... Read more...

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Gene that makes men aggressive found


March 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) The "macho" gene which makes men behave more aggressively than women under stress has been discovered.They say this one gene could explain why men have a ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing expansion continues in February


March 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Australian manufacturing activity continued to expand in February, a survey showed Thursday.The survey was released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers ... Read more...

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Fugates: Blue-skinned people of Kentucky


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kentucky, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As rare as it may seem, blue-skinned people are not only found in the books and sci-fi movies – they are real as well. Though very rare ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of synthetic drugs burnt in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) More than 15 tonnes of methamphetamines valued at 58 million pesos (around $4.5 million) have been burnt by the military in Mexico, officials said.The drugs ... Read more...

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Argentine oil firm made $3 bn investments in 2011


February 9th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) Argentine oil company YPF, a unit of Spain's Repsol-YPF, announced Wednesday that its investments in the South American country rose last year by 50 percent ... Read more...

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Driver booked after sand, not chemicals reach Germany


February 5th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 5 (IANS) A driver of a transport company in Punjab's Derabassi industrial town was booked for fraud after some chemical boxes shipped to Germany from India last month ... Read more...

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Will swallowed gum stay in your stomach?


January 26th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have debunked the long-held believe that swallowed gum stays in the stomach for seven years. This has been a common warning that parents give their children ... Read more...

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Alba launches website, gives online parenting tips


January 17th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba, who gave birth to her second child last year, has co-founded a website with an aim to warn parents against baby products using ... Read more...

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Scientists crack protein code of killer parasite


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have cracked the protein code of a malaria parasite that killed 655,000 people in 2010.The protein is an enzyme that Plasmodium falciparum - the protozoan ... Read more...

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RTI query exposes urea shortage in Bihar


January 4th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 4 (IANS) Information received under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that millions of farmers in Bihar are facing a shortage of fertilizers, particularly urea, ... Read more...

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Worker ants can kill termites


December 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Worker ants from an African species can paralyse and kill termites from afar due to a potent venom they carry, reveals new research that could prove ... Read more...

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Scientists say that “Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’”


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that toads could be good warning system for earthquakes. The scientists say certain species of the animal have the capacity to ... Read more...

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Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

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Fake items worth over $300 mn seized in China


November 17th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) Counterfeit items including medicines and chemicals worth two billion yuan (around $315 million) have been seized in a nationwide raid in China Thursday, the government said.Police ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s chemical weapons found


November 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Deadly chemical weapons hoarded by slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been found in the North African country, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s chemical products export goes up


November 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) The export of chemicals and pharmaceutical products of Pakistan surged by 43 percent during first quarter of current fiscal year (July 2011 to June 2012) as ... Read more...

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Train derailment, explosion in US town prompts evacuation


October 7th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Oct 7 (IANS) Officials are evacuating the town of Tiskilwa in Illinois after a freight train derailed and several tanker cars containing ethanol exploded early Friday, Chicago Tribune reports.The ... Read more...

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Deadly bug may help fight counterfeiting


September 28th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Scientists have used deadly bugs to encrypt a message in a way to render counterfeiting impossible.Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts engineered strains of E.coli, associated ... Read more...

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