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Game show winner meets son after 45 years


August 14th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A British mother won a 75,000-pound jackpot at a TV game show and used the amount to be reunited with her son who remained untraced for ... Read more...

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NASA rover lands on Mars to discover if there was life (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered one tonne rover Curiosity, packed with sophisticated instruments, touched down on Mars Sunday on a quest for signs of whether the Earth's ... Read more...

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Curiosity lands on Mars


August 6th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) US space agency's nuclear-powered rover Curiosity touched down on Mars Sunday."Touchdown confirmed for @MarsCuriosity," said a NASA tweet as its scientists celebrated back in headquarters.The six-wheeled ... Read more...

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Mars rover landing to be broadcast live


August 1st, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface at 0531 GMT Aug 6 and the landing process will be broadcast live from the New York ... Read more...

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Genes only partially affect intelligence levels


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) Genetic factors only partially affect our lifelong intelligence levels, while environmental causes seem to exert the largest influence.In a number of studies since early 2000, researchers ... Read more...

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Washing machines contaminate seas with plastic bits


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Washing machines are polluting seas with polyester and acrylic bits, smaller than a pinhead. Mark Anthony Browne from the University College Dublin School of Biology and ... Read more...

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Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

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New genetic study helps solve Darwin’s mystery of evolution of flowering plants


April 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested the evolution and diversification of the more than 300,000 living species of flowering plants may have been "jump started" much earlier than previously ... Read more...

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1,000-yr-old Viking massacre remains unearthed in Oxford


November 8th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have revealed that Viking skeletons found buried beneath an Oxford college two years back were the victims of brutal ethnic cleansing 1,000 years ago.Experts were mystified when ... Read more...

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Scholars bring alive Babylonian 2,000 years after it died


September 30th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Scholars have discovered how to speak Babylonian, the tongue of the king Of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. The ancient language of Babylonian can be heard for the first time in ... Read more...

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Is The Black Hole Mystery Solved?


August 19th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Hawking might argue about the destructive or constructive powers of the black holes but the discovery of a new star has challenged the most established ... Read more...

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Dicaprio praises ‘Inception’ director


July 18th, 2010 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is all praises for his director Christopher Nolan's "highly ambitious" new movie "Inception". "It's a highly ambitious film and it works on four different states of ... Read more...

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Original handwritten copy of 1776 Declaration of Independence found at flea market to be auctioned off


June 15th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by BNO News
BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) -- A true copy of the original handwritten 1776 Declaration of Independence rescued from obscurity will be offered for sale, the Heritage Collectors' Society said Monday.Tom Lingenfelter ... Read more...

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NASA Rover finds clue to Mars past


June 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favourable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four ... Read more...

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Fugitive killer was running wedding chapel


March 26th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) A convicted murderer, who has been on the run for 38 years, is back behind bars in the US after being discovered running a wedding chapel, a media ... Read more...

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Breeding area of “world’s least known bird species” found in Afghanistan


January 16th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have discovered in Afghanistan the breeding area of the large-billed reed warbler, which is dubbed "the world's least known bird species".The breeding ... Read more...

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Scientists locate breeding ground of rarest bird


January 14th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Researchers have located the breeding ground of a species dubbed "the world's least known bird" -- the large-billed reed warbler, in the remote Wakhan reaches of Afghanistan. The ... Read more...

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Mystery behind Vincent van Gogh’s slashed ear solved?


December 27th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh slashed his ear after learning that his brother, Theo, was about to get married, claims a scholar.Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear is ... Read more...

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What makes us uniquely human


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a remarkable piece of detective work, scientists working at Trinity College Dublin have discovered three genes that are unique to humans.In the study published online in Genome ... Read more...

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Toxic Chinese couches may cause skin cancer


May 11th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Toxic Chinese sofas, which left thousands of Brits with burns, have now been found to cause skin cancer, according to report.Doctors are investigating the veracity of claims that ... Read more...

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Vitamin B3 emerges as best way to manage cholesterol


April 10th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Scientists are likely to revive niacin as one of the best and cheapest ways to manage cholesterol, minus its side-effects, thanks to deft detective work by researchers. Niacin, ... Read more...

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Richard Belzer thinks Marilyn Monroe was murdered


December 19th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 19 (ANI): American stand up comedian Richard Belzer has said that, as per the facts presented, he thinks American actress Marilyn Monroe was murdered.Belzer, who has been starring ... Read more...

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Digital pics contain fingerprints of cameras used to click them


November 15th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 15 (ANI): A digital picture carries pixel-based fingerprint that can reveal which camera model was used to click it, say researchers. Nasir Memon of the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, ... Read more...

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Did the dinosaur mother abandon her eggs?


November 14th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Seventy-seven million years ago, did a dinosaur mother sat on a nest of a dozen eggs on a sandy river bank, brooding whether to abandon the unhatched offspring ... Read more...

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Scientists solve 77-million-year old dino fossil mystery


November 14th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Scientists have solved a 77-million-year old mystery of a unique fossilized nest and eggs, by determining the egg layer to be a small theropod (meat-eating) dinosaur.The ... Read more...

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Detective work solves origin mystery of 3 bln-yr-old molten rock


October 16th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new technique using X-rays has enabled scientists to play detective and solve the debate about the origins of a 3 billion-year-old molten rock fragment.The technique can ... Read more...

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Astronomers identify one of the nearest supernovae in the last 25 years


September 26th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, September 26 (ANI): Using a web of telescopes, astronomers have identified one of the nearest supernovae in the last 25 years, a decade after it exploded.This result was made possible ... Read more...

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Diagnose eye cancer on photo: White flashes in child’s eye is a sign


August 28th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot
Madeleine Robb spotted baby's eye of her friend through a photo over internet, see unusual white light in the eye of the baby which diagnosed eye cancer Retinoblastoma later.A mother from Manchester ... Read more...

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Anti-bacterial products might cause environmental pollution


May 18th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A new study has surprisingly linked personal care products like anti-bacterial soaps and cleaning agents to environmental pollution and human health concerns. The study, conducted by the Biodesign ... Read more...

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Bacterial battle for survival leads to new antibiotic


February 29th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A bacteria under threat from another produced a new type of antibiotic, which can help in the treatment of stomach ulcers. Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ... Read more...

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Genetic variation linked to Kawasaki disease identified


December 17th, 2007 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 17(ANI): Researchers have made a significant advancement in identifying a new genetic variation that affects a childs risk of getting Kawasaki disease (KD), an illness characterized by acute inflammation of ... Read more...

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65 percent Brits are cyberchondriacs


November 21st, 2007 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 21 (ANI): What do the British do when they are unwell? No, they dont call for a doctor. Instead they diagnose their illnesses on the Internet.A new research has found ... Read more...

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