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India seals $4.1 bn deal for 10 C-17 airlifters

June 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India Wednesday sealed its biggest $4.1 billion deal with the US for 10 Boeing C-17 heavy-lift aircraft by signing a formal agreement on this, the ... Read more...

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Neanderthals penetrated into cold Europe without fire

March 15th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A review of supposed archaeological hearths in Europe have suggested humans expanded into cold northern climates without the warmth of fire.The second major finding of the study was ... Read more...

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Modern humans would easily beat Neanderthals in a marathon

January 29th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): If humans were to be pitted against Neanderthals in a marathon, the former would win, says a new study.Having said that, Neanderthal bones were built for long-distance walking ... Read more...

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Teeth took 400m yrs to evolve to allow us to eat the way we do today

September 19th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Peter Ungar's book, titled 'Mammal Teeth: Origin, Evolution, and Diversity', examines the tension between the feeder and food, which also evolved ways to minimize the chances of being consumed.Developing teeth meant ... Read more...

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Glaciers help actively growing mountains become higher

September 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): A University of Arizona-led research team has found that glaciers can help actively growing mountains become higher by protecting them from erosion.The finding is contrary to the conventional ... Read more...

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Mammoths, reindeers already lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 yrs ago

September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have revealed that although in small numbers, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and ... Read more...

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Toyota recalls Sienna minivans

April 17th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (DPA) Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of some 600,000 Sienna minivans in the US and 270,000 in Canada because of safety concerns about potential corrosion in its spare ... Read more...

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Sediments show climate changes in remote Arctic lake a result of human activities

October 20th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that an analysis of sediment cores indicates that biological and chemical changes occurring at a remote Arctic lake are unprecedented over the ... Read more...

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Evidence of salt water found on Mars, scientists say

March 18th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Washinton, March 17 (DPA) A group of scientists who worked on the Phoenix Mars lander last year say they have found evidence of liquid salt water on the red planet. An analysis of ... Read more...

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Kashmiris may soon relish Emu, the Australian bird

October 25th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
By PummyJammu, Oct.25 (ANI): People in Jammu and Kashmir may soon be able to relish a new variety of bird meat, which is expected to be beneficial for the poultry farmers ... Read more...

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Breakthrough made in overcoming corn’’s intolerance of cold

August 31st, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 31 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough in overcoming corn''s intolerance of low temperatures, which could lead to an increase in the length of the growing season and yield ... Read more...

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Add one enzyme, and corn can stand the cold

August 30th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Add one enzyme, and corn plants will be able to stand the cold much better, scientists have found. The finding is crucial in a situation where the price ... Read more...

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Global warming to imperil tropical species

May 6th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Global warming is likely to imperil tropical species much more than fauna in the Arctic regions, even with a slight rise in temperature. "Many tropical species can only ... Read more...

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