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Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.The findings are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Meteorologists declare Libya’s world temperature record invalid


September 14th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Death Valley in California was on Thursday recognized as having posted the world's hottest temperature after an international team of experts ruled the previous record set in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Six dead due to hot weather in US


July 8th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Six people have died due to hot weather in a county in Illinois state in the US, officials said Saturday.The six people -- two Thursday and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Your body heat could power future devices


July 1st, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 1 (IANS) A new way of powering gadgets using simply a person's own body heat has been developed by an American company that specialises in green power ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Earth-sized planets found beyond solar system


December 21st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system, the US space agency has announced.The planets, called Kepler-20e ... Read more...

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Bermuda cancels tropical storm warning as Gert turns to the northeast


August 16th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- The Bermuda Weather Service on Monday canceled a tropical storm warning for the British overseas territory after Tropical Storm Gert turned to the north-northeast, earlier than expected.Forecasters at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Astronomers discover darkest known planet


August 13th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by BNO News
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers have discovered the darkest known exoplanet, according to a report released by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) on Friday.The CfA report said that a distant, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tropical storm Beatriz forms off the Pacific coast of Mexico; hurricane watch issued


June 20th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Sunday morning, prompting a hurricane watch for some local coastlines, forecasters said.Forecasters at the U.S. National ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Scientists find strong evidence for presence of liquid water in comet


April 6th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): University of Arizona scientists have found convincing evidence for the presence of liquid water in a comet.The finding has shattered the current paradigm that comets never get ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Platini backs winter 2022 football World Cup in Qatar


December 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13(ANI): UEFA President Michel Platini has said that he supports the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter to avoid extreme desert temperatures.Platini said ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

When Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon for the first time


December 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Wonder what really happened when Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon? Well, here's what he wrote to NPR blogger Robert Krulwich that may quench your curiosity too.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA eyes unprecedented mission to unlock Sun’s biggest mysteries


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): NASA is developing an unprecedented mission to study the Sun closer than ever before.The project, named Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch no later than 2018.The small ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World on course for hottest year since 1880


July 21st, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The world is on course for the hottest year since records began in 1880 after record-breaking temperatures in four of the first six months of the year, according ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Proposed prototype ecosystem to test climate change effects on Arctic


June 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists are planning a large-scale, long-term ecosystem experiment to test the effects of global warming on the icy layers of Arctic."The arctic regions are important to the topic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hubble observes star eating a planet


May 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, called the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS), has observed that the hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy being ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change could make our planet uninhabitable


May 5th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Reasonable worst-case scenarios for global warming could lead to deadly temperatures for humans in coming centuries, says a new research. Researchers for the first time have calculated the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Future temperatures could surpass liveable limits


May 5th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): In what could be called the worst scenarios for global warming, the temperatures could reach such heights that it would be impossible for humans to survive on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spitzer telescope finds distant planet that lacks methane


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have made a rather strange finding about a distant planet- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hottest known exoplanet slowly being “eaten” by its parent star


February 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Astronomers have reported that one of the hottest known planets outside our solar system is slowly being "eaten" by its parent star.First described in 2008, the exoplanet-WASP-12b ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Last Decade Warmest Ever, NASA Study Reveals


January 25th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent report released by NASA scientists reveals that the last decade experienced the warmest weather ever on Earth. The study also indicates that ... Read more...

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Global warming increasing flood risk in mountain areas


January 25th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that global warming is increasing the risk of flood in mountain areas.The world's mountainous regions are home to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cooling therapy protects brain after cardiac arrest


December 5th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Revival of the heart after it stops may save a patient's life, but it permanently damages the brain. Cooling the patient for some time is known to mitigate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eating frequently may keep fungi at bay


October 16th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The fact that humans eat often and a lot may explain why most people are protected from the majority of fungal pathogens, says a new study. The study ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Extremely fast computers come a step closer to reality


September 28th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): Physicists at UC (University of California) San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called "excitons" that operate at commercially cold temperatures, bringing the possibility of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming may cause “supertyphoons” to strike Japan


September 26th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Scientists have warned that increasingly powerful "supertyphoons" will strike Japan if global warming continues to affect weather patterns in the western Pacific Ocean.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Billion-light-year-wide cold spot in Universe is really nothing special


September 24th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): A new analysis by scientists has determined that a billion-light-year-wide cold spot in the universe, which was found in 2004, is merely a statistical artifact, and one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The curious case of the 2,500-yr-old bizarre Nok people of Nigeria


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): A team of German archaeologists is looking for clues to explain the mysterious culture of the 2,500 years old Nok people in Nigeria.The Nok people left behind bizarre ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA’s Spitzer sees the cosmos through ‘warm’ infrared eyes


August 6th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up.The infrared telescope ran out of coolant May 15, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Suzaku space mission snaps first complete X-ray view of a galaxy cluster


May 29th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): In a new study, the joint Japan-US Suzaku mission has for the first time detected X-ray-emitting gas at a cluster's outskirts, where a billion-year plunge to the center ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find new evidence for existence of “cold fusion”


March 24th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists have across evidence for the existence of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), the process once called "cold fusion" that may promise a new source of energy. Low-energy nuclear ... Read more...

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Swampy expansion spurred Little Ice Age in 17th century


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a vast expansion of swampy wetlands across North America may have invoked the Little Ice Age, a two-centuries-long cold snap that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Abhay Deol moves to New York, takes up welding course


February 12th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Why is Abhay Deol not in Mumbai to savour the rave reviews his "Dev D" is getting? The actor is in New York and has decided to make ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Astronomers observe `hot-headed planet with wild temperature swings


January 29th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pasadena (California, US), Jan 29 (ANI): Astronomers have observed a planet that heats up to red-hot temperatures in a matter of hours before quickly cooling down. Using NASA''s Spitzer Space Telescope, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crowds pour in as Obama prepares to step into history


January 20th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) As Barack Obama Tuesday prepared to step into history as the first black president of the United States, thousands of supporters poured into Washington before daylight in standing-room-only ... Read more...

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Globe warming methane bubbling up from undersea reserves


December 21st, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A recent expedition by a Russian team has determined that the East Siberian Sea is bubbling with methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, which is being released from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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