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Powerful earthquake hits southwestern Colombia, no casualties


October 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Colombia near the border with Ecuador on late Sunday morning, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea, no damage


August 20th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ANGORAM, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck on land near the north coast of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there ... Read more...

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World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

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GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

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Asteroids hit earth more frequently than thought


April 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, ... Read more...

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Campaign launched against animal testing for cosmetics


April 24th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) has launched a global campaign - 'Be Cruelty-Free' - to end animal testing for cosmetics.The campaign has been ... Read more...

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Cooperation, teamwork fathered intelligence, bigger brains


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, April 20 (IANS) Cooperation and teamwork drove human intelligence and larger brain sizes, according to fresh evidence unearthed by scientists. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin constructed computer models of ... Read more...

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No experiments on animals in colleges: Environment ministry


April 18th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The ministry of environment and forests has issued guidelines to stop experimentation on animals for training undergraduate and post-graduate students in colleges and to instead ... Read more...

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Obese exposed to higher radiation levels


April 8th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Overweight and obese patients may be unwittingly exposed to higher radiation levels during routine X-ray and CT scans, says a study. However, a new technology developed ... Read more...

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Water floating on oil can clean oil spills


April 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom -- water can sometimes float on oil, offering a potential solution to cleaning up of oil ... Read more...

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Clock gene prepares plants for spring bloom


March 12th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Insight into the body clock of plants reveals how they adjust to changing seasons, causing flowers to bloom in spring.University of Edinburgh researchers tested computer models ... Read more...

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Computer model helps design better nasal sprays


February 17th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed computer models to design more effective nasal sprays to replace needle or pill based drug delivery.Jiyuan Tu, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of ... Read more...

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NASA scientist shows how to slow global warming


January 17th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Key steps on pollution control would slow down global warming by 0.5 degree Celsius, increase crop yields by 135 million tonnes and prevent thousands of premature ... Read more...

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Gigantic planets holding billions of tonnes of diamonds


December 6th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Recent findings have revealed that some stars in the Milky Way could be harbouring carbon super earths -- gigantic planets completely bereft of life but potentially ... Read more...

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New guidelines to bar animal dissection in varsities


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) An estimated 19 million animals would be saved annually courtesy new recommendations calling for an end to animal dissection and experimentation in universities and colleges, ... Read more...

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Human-induced global warming requires long-term study


November 20th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS)Isolating the human imprint on global warming amid natural climate fluctuations requires long-term analysis and not short term studies, satellite data reveals.The data indicates that the lower ... Read more...

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Iran working on atomic bomb: IAEA


November 9th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 9 (IANS) United Nations weapons inspectors have suggested that Iran "carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device" and that the project may ... Read more...

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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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Planes influence local weather during take-off


July 1st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) People living close to airports may not only suffer sleepless nights, they could also experience lousy weather.The very presence of aircraft increases the possibility of snow ... Read more...

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Glaciers account for half of rising sea levels


May 29th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Glaciers and ice caps make up for a mere three percent of ice on our planet, yet they account for about half of rising sea levels. ... Read more...

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Star formation linked to sonic booms


April 14th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): An intricate network of tangled gaseous filaments, revealed by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, has provided new evidence on how stars form from the diffuse interstellar medium.Each filament ... Read more...

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Earliest rocks in solar system ‘looked more like candy floss’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): When the earliest rocks were formed in the solar system, they looked more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today, according to a new ... Read more...

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Neanderthal brains ‘were like modern human ones at birth’


March 24th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany have discovered that Neanderthal brains were like modern human ones at birth but developed differently to ours ... Read more...

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Parent star’s long ‘napping’ could trigger the formation of baby stars


March 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): It has long been suspected that the build up of material onto young stars is not continuous but happens in episodic events, resulting in short outbursts of energy ... Read more...

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Genetic pathways involved in breast cancer identified


March 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a genetic pathway that affects the development of breast cancer.The discovery could help predict which patients are at risk of relapse for the disease.By studying ... Read more...

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Dead bones give clues to heal back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The bones of people long dead could be the key to healing chronic back pain, says a new research. It is combining the latest computer modelling ... Read more...

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Old bones being used in development of new treatments for modern back pain


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists are using the bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago for the development of new treatments for chronic back pain.The work is ... Read more...

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Shark deaths pack oceans with small fish


February 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The oceans are increasingly becoming over-crowded with sardines thanks to the huge decline of big predators like sharks, as also tuna and cod due to overfishing, scientists say. ... Read more...

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Earth’s rotation, not human activity caused ‘methane level increase’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it's not human activity but the Earth's rotation patterns that caused an increase in methane levels 5000 years ago.Dr Joy Singarayer of ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past indicates much hotter future


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Earth's hot past indicates a much hotter future than projected if the pace of greenhouse emissions continues unabated.The study warns that if CO2 emissions continue at their current ... Read more...

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China unveils world’s longest sea bridge


January 1st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): The world's longest sea bridge has been unveiled by China.The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge is 26.4 miles - five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and ... Read more...

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Short-term weather extremes, not warming, driving Greenland ice sheet flow: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 09 (ANI): A University of British Columbia study has revealed that sudden changes in the volume of melt water contribute more to the acceleration - and eventual loss - of ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on behaviour of enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s, cancer


November 20th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists are using complex computer simulations to shed light on the workings of a crucial protein that, when malfunctioning, may cause Alzheimer's and cancer."Proteins always 'talk' to ... Read more...

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Scientists using ordinary light to trace merging supermassive black holes


November 10th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers are creating a detailed blueprint for merging black holes using ordinary visible light and existing telescopes.Simulated models of these mergers will also aid the discovery of gravitational ... Read more...

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Human evolution occurred ‘3mn yrs earlier than previously thought’


November 6th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): A new statistical model has suggested that evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely ... Read more...

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