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First humans out of Africa once shrank to 1,000: Study


July 19th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of descendants of the first humans leaving Africa had once reduced to barely over 1,000 before they began to expand rapidly, a study has ... Read more...

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Scientist stumbles on new class of living things


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) A scientist claims to have discovered not just a new species but a whole new branch of the tree of life. Living things are currently split ... Read more...

Posted in World |

General public relaxed about artificial life


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): While the scientific fraternity was expecting a debate over the creation of artificial life in a laboratory, the general public is surprisingly relaxed and accepting the idea, found ... Read more...

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Synthetic cell must benefit mankind: Vatican


May 21st, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (DPA) Vatican and Catholic church officials in Italy welcomed Friday the creation by US scientists of the first synthetic cell, but stressed that such scientific discoveries must ultimately benefit ... Read more...

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Photosynthetic viruses keep world’s oxygen levels up


August 31st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): A new research has shown that photosynthetic viruses can keep the world's oxygen levels up.The viruses, which infect single-celled algae called cyanobacteria, are hyper efficient photosynthesisers thanks to ... Read more...

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Synthetic Genomics In Partnership With Exxon Mobil To Make Fuel From Algae


July 14th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
Synthetic Genomics, a private company founded by Craig Venter, who is a pioneer in the field of genomics, will be partnering with Exxon Mobil to develop fuel from algae. In 2005 Synthetic ... Read more...

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New vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011


February 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011, according to researchers.Although vaccines are available for pneumococcal meningitis and the C and ... Read more...

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Zardari among Time magazine’’s ”20 People Who Mattered Most in 2008”


December 26th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has made it to Time magazine''s new list of ''People Who Mattered''. Zardari ends 2008 as the President of a nuclear-armed nation ... Read more...

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Future is designer fuels: Craig Venter


March 15th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Imagine a world where synthetically made microorganisms will suck up excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into fuel. It's not the imagination of a ... Read more...

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Beijing researchers sequence first Asian genome


November 14th, 2007 - 2:10 am ICT by admin
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