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Maria Sharapova opens up a candy business


August 21st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tennis player Maria Sharapova just opened up a candy business. She says that she loves candy and opening up a candy business was exciting for ... Read more...

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Stanford centre opens in Beijing


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Stanford University of the US has launched a research centre in China -- in Peking University.The centre serves as the headquarters for Stanford staff conducting research ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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WHO warns of lab-produced bird flu virus


December 31st, 2011 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert to warn that studies undertaken by several institutions, which generate mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus, could ... Read more...

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India to help Ethiopia boost agricultural output


December 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Dec 14 (IANS) A premier Indian agricultural research institute has tied up with an Ethiopian institute to help it increase the country's agricultural output.The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural ... Read more...

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World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official ... Read more...

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India in danger of missing ‘nano bus’: PM’s scientific advisor


July 6th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) India could miss the "nano bus" it it did not catch up soon with China, Japan or the US that were making rapid strides in ... Read more...

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Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

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For first time, Chinese PM asks citizens to ‘criticize and supervise the government’


January 26th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 26 (ANI): For the first time after the formation of People's Republic of China in 1949, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has taken the extraordinary step of asking officials to address ... Read more...

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Serotonin research could lead to new therapies for schizophrenia


October 6th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Scripps Research Institute scientists are conducting research on how serotonin works - the work could affect the development of new therapies for a number of disorders, including schizophrenia ... Read more...

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India signs agriculture pact with Argentina


September 12th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with Argentina on conducting research in agriculture and other allied sectors, in line with its plans to tap natural and other resources ... Read more...

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Ants scare jumbos from stripping tree cover


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Tiny ants are scaring away jumbos about a billion times their size from stripping the tree cover, scientists have discovered. Columns of angered ants will swarm elephant trunks ... Read more...

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Expect better vaccines to quit smoking


May 10th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) If researchers could figure out why some smokers are more addicted to nicotine than others, they could work out a way to halt this addiction. Pradeep K. Garg ... Read more...

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Kids living near highways have higher asthma risk


May 10th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Children who lived near major highways or railroad intersections have higher diagnoses of asthma, says a new study. Mayo Clinic researchers used this study to show how neighbourhood ... Read more...

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Orange peels and newspapers may lead to cheaper and cleaner fuel


February 19th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a groundbreaking way to way to produce cheap and clean fuel from waste products such as orange peels and newspapers, to power ... Read more...

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Nano will certainly be brought to Africa: Tata Africa head


January 7th, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Devirupa MitraLusaka (Zambia), Jan 7 (IANS) India's 'people's car' will certainly drive down the roads of Africa, with the Tata group conducting research on the rules and regulations of the different ... Read more...

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Wanted: a lap dance researcher!


November 28th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): The University of Leeds is seeking a lap dance researcher who has "prior experience of conducting research in the female sex industry".The School of Sociology and Social Policy ... Read more...

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Obama announces $5-bn plan for new medical research


October 1st, 2009 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (DPA) The US will provide $5 billion in new grants for medical research, which will also create thousands of new jobs, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The funds will ... Read more...

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FINA confirms bodysuit ban, to introduce textile restrictions


July 29th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 29 (DPA) Swimming's world controlling body FINA confirmed a ban on bodysuits from next year and said it would also be introducing strict textile restrictions. Newly-elected FINA president Julio Maglione said ... Read more...

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15 new prehistoric sites found in Central Java


July 9th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, July 9 (ANI): Archaeologists have found up to 15 new prehistoric sites in Purbalingga regency, Central Java.According to Prayitno, the head of Purbalingga administration's Media Information Division, the sites were spread ... Read more...

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Americans to see International Space Station on Fourth of July


July 1st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): The skies of the Unites States of America are all set to lit up on the fourth of July with a spectacular view of the International Space Station ... Read more...

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Professor Rehman appointed Institute of Kashmir Affairs regional director


July 1st, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): After a detailed meeting with Dr Shabir Choudhry in London, Professor Khawaja Abdul Rehman has been appointed Regional Director of Institute of Kashmir Affairs, Azad Kashmir Chapter.Rehman is ... Read more...

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‘Milk adulteration threatens India’s nutritional needs’


May 23rd, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Rampant adulteration of milk poses a major threat to India's nutritional needs, researchers and experts said Saturday. A week ahead of World Milk Day June 1, the Indian ... Read more...

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Prehistoric man’s cave found in southwest China


May 9th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): A group of construction workers have accidentally stumbled upon a prehistoric man's cave underneath a Buddhist temple in southwest China's Guizhou Province.The stone structure, containing hundreds of ... Read more...

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Advani demands inquiry into Mumbai terror attacks


January 30th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.30 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday called for an inquiry into the last years Mumbai terror attacks besides demanding the setting up of ... Read more...

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Humans are outliving their eyeballs, says expert


January 7th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 7 (ANI): While people are living longer as a result of improved health standards, humans are starting to outlive their eyeballs, according to Australian researchers.The researchers are working on ... Read more...

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Scientists a step closer to male contraceptive vaccine


July 4th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) A team of scientists here, which is conducting research to develop a male contraceptive, has identified and tested on animals a protein that can temporarily suppress male fertility. ... Read more...

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Tablas can be curative too


June 26th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha Menon Barrackpore (Kolkata), June 26 (ANI): A Tabla player near Kolkata has set up a Tabla Academy to popularise the indigenous percussion instrument and enable it to gain popularity beyond ... Read more...

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`Difficult times for for budget airlines’


June 18th, 2008 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 17 (IANS) Budget carriers will find it difficult to survive with fuel prices and airport charges going up, an airline official said Tuesday. "The low cost model will not survive," ... Read more...

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Aligarh Muslim University teacher bags US fellowship


June 12th, 2008 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University professor Zuber Ahmad has bagged the prestigious fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians, a university official said Wednesday. Ahmad teaches in the department ... Read more...

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Digital archive created for 337 Egyptian tombs


May 9th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Amsterdam, May 9 (ANI): Dutch Egyptologists have created a digital archive for each of the 337 Mastaba tombs from ancient Egypt, in a CD-ROM called the Mastabase, which will make research ... Read more...

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Goa-based Sangath wins $350,000 MacArthur grant


April 11th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Sangath, a Goa-based public health institution focussing on 350 million children and youth, is one among eight organisations in six countries that has won the MacArthur Award for ... Read more...

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India a popular destination for clinical research


April 4th, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India has emerged as a popular destination for clinical research, overtaking China, and is cheaper too, says a Planning Commission report. The market value of clinical trial ... Read more...

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Thrash infidel Australian tourists, says radical Indonesian cleric


March 24th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Mar.24 (ANI): Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has called on his followers to beat up Western, and especially Australian tourists whom he described as infidels. In the sermon, organised by ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic practitioners seek to be abreast of modern medicine


February 19th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
By Ravi Khandelwal Jalandhar, Feb 19 (ANI): Ayurveda, which is one of the oldest and most holistic medical systems, suffered a setback during Medieval and British rule in India. But, institutions like, Dayanand ... Read more...

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