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Mummies reveal history of ‘modern’ plague


May 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Mummies are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.An ... Read more...

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How the Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’


March 8th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study shows that the Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.Mountains generally form where continental ... Read more...

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Common sleep medicine puts older adults at risk for nighttime falls


January 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder has suggested that adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more ... Read more...

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83 pc of deaths from earthquakes occurred in corrupt nations: Study


January 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.The new ... Read more...

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‘Macho-looking’ men more attractive to fertile women


January 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study claims that men who look masculine are more attractive to fertile women.But women with masculine-looking partners do not necessarily become more attracted to their partners, ... Read more...

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Simple writing exercises could help women succeed in science


November 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a brief writing exercise can help women improve their academic performance in physics and reduce some of the well-documented differences between male ... Read more...

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Potential new multiple sclerosis treatment


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder says that successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), may be possible one day using ... Read more...

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Jab-free HPV vaccine ‘more effective, cheaper’ for developing nations


November 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has stated that a targeted inhalable dry powder HPV vaccine may prove more effective and less costly than the current commercial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ... Read more...

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Student’s space-dust counter breaks distance record, heads for Pluto


October 12th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A student from University of Colorado at Boulder has designed a space dust counter that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and now holds the ... Read more...

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Biblical wind movement caused parting of Red Sea waters


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): The movement of wind could have led to the parting of Red Sea waters-a finding which is similar to description of its formation in the biblical account, say ... Read more...

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Why our brains get tripped up when we’re anxious


September 14th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Scientists have elucidated the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from ... Read more...

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Asteroids live in own ‘little worlds’ that spilt to give birth to smaller ones


August 26th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): While it is believed that asteroids are giant rocks lumbering about in orbit, a new study has shown that they actually are constantly changing "little worlds" that can ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to develop problems with alcohol use


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Religiosity can moderate genetic effects on problem alcohol use during adolescence, says a new study.The heritability of an alcohol-related phenotype (measurable and/or observable traits or behaviours) depends upon ... Read more...

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Martian ocean key to unlocking planet’s biological past


June 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): The possible presence of a vast ocean on Mars may be the key to unlocking the mystery behind the existence of life on the Red Planet, say scientists. ... Read more...

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Early Earth haze similar to Titan may have been UV shield for planet


June 4th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new study shows a thick organic haze that covered the Earth several billion years ago, similar to that on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, may have provided ultraviolet ... Read more...

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Immigration rise may explain drop in violent crimes


May 15th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): During the 1990s, immigration reached record highs and crime rates fell more precipitously than at any time in U.S. history. And cities with the largest increases in immigration ... Read more...

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Indian trial for inhalable measles vaccine offers hope for other diseases


May 6th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A dry powder, inhalable vaccine developed for measles prevention and slated for human clinical trials later this year in India, could also help pave the way for the ... Read more...

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University of Colorado to conduct two space experiments


April 28th, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Tuesday that two University of Colorado based space experiments will be placed aboard NASA rockets.The first experiment, EVE, Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, is scheduled ... Read more...

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People value experiences more than material things


April 15th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): People value pleasant experiences more than worldly possessions, a new study has found.According to the new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van ... Read more...

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Mass media key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): In a new study, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor has determined that mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled.The ... Read more...

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Scientists create RNA molecule that may shed light on origin of Earthly life


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have created an extremely small RNA molecule that can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life, which could be a substantial ... Read more...

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Ultra-fast tabletop X-ray laser may be used for high-resolution imaging


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Recent breakthroughs by a team of scientists have paved the way on how to build a ultra-fast tabletop X-ray laser that could be used for super high-resolution imaging.Both ... Read more...

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Dams can trigger more frequent fierce storms


February 5th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have suggested that dams, along with reservoirs, might trigger more frequent fierce storms.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study ... Read more...

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Springtime ozone increases above western US linked to emissions from abroad


January 24th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that springtime ozone levels above western North America are rising primarily due to air flowing eastward from the Pacific Ocean, a ... Read more...

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ESA space telescope looks back 12 billion years back in time


December 31st, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): A space telescope developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to 12 billion years back ... Read more...

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First black holes may have incubated in gigantic starlike cocoons


November 25th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder have determined that the first large black holes in the universe likely formed and grew deep ... Read more...

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First atlas of bacterial diversity across human body created


November 6th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Researchers at University of Colorado at Boulder have developed the first atlas of bacterial diversity across the human body.The atlas charts wide variations in microbe populations that live ... 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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Melting ice could make the Arctic stormier


October 16th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 16 (ANI): In a study, scientists have determined that melting ice in the Arctic could lead to stormier seas and skies around the North Pole.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Emotions make us fear recent threats more than old ones


September 24th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Do you get scared of highly publicized dangers like terrorist attacks more than the routine threats such as global warming? Well, then you are not alone, for its ... Read more...

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World’s low-lying river deltas sinking due to human activity


September 21st, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that most of the world's low-lying river deltas are sinking from human activity, making them increasingly vulnerable to flooding from rivers and ocean ... Read more...

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Arctic sea ice cover reaches minimum extent for 2009


September 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): A new study has found that the Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for this year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring ... Read more...

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Mycobacterium Avium Found In Shower-Heads: Study


September 16th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Taking a shower after a hefty days work might not be that good for you as recent studies have revealed that many shower heads aren't clean enough and can cover ... Read more...

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Daily bathroom showers may up pathogenic bacteria infection risk


September 15th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): That invigorating relief and good cleansing from daily bathroom showers may bring along a face full of potentially pathogenic bacteria, warn researchers at the University of Colorado at ... Read more...

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Teen pregnancy ‘a symptom, not cause, of psychological stress’


July 28th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Teenage mothers suffer a lot of psychological stress in their lives, however, a new research has shown that the distress comes before the pregnancy, not because of it. ... Read more...

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