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850-years old human skeletons found in Mexico


August 25th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican specialists found 15 graves with entire human skeletons estimated at more than 850-years old at an archaeological site in the central state of Queretaro, ... Read more...

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Two Sets of Pyramids Discovered In Egypt


August 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Aug 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two new possible pyramid sites have been discovered by an American scientist who has spent 10 years studying the region. The archeology researchers known as Angela Micol ... Read more...

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New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

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Scientists image billion stars of Milky Way in detail


March 29th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) A picture combining infra-red light images reveals more than a billion stars of the Milky Way in detail for the very first time.Large structures of the ... Read more...

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Prehistoric brainless, faceless fish found near Britain


December 29th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) A prehistoric fish that had no brain and no face, and described as "elusive" and "rarely seen", has now been found in the seas off Scotland.The ... Read more...

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Encounter with bugs gears infants against allergies


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Infants who encounter a wide range of bacteria are less at risk of developing allergies later in life."In our study of over 400 children, we observed ... Read more...

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Why Indian researchers fail to make news (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Most Indian scientists working in the anonymity of their labs or research institutes seldom make news even if they achieve a vital breakthrough or invent something new. Their discoveries and insights ... Read more...

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Lookout for your coffee gene!


September 18th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Coffee and your genes have a strong connection - a particular gene could be playing a role in your liking for coffee, new research says.A small ... Read more...

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Pakistan spuds 21 new oil wells


August 21st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan's state-run OGDCL oil company has spudded 21 new oil wells with net crude production of 37,370 bpd during the fiscal ending June 30, a media ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

25,000-year-old pendant found in Spain


August 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) A pendant some 25,000-years old has been found in northern Spain's Basque region by archaeologists.The piece, an oblong gray smooth stone some 10 centimeters ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt expects no gratitude from his discoveries!


July 10th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt gave actresses like Sushmita Sen, Kangana Ranawat and Mallika Sherawat their first big break in the Hindi film industry, but they never worked ... Read more...

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I’m not ready to return to films yet: Jeetendra (Interview)


July 4th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Although his contemporaries are still active in films, veteran actor Jeetendra is not in a mood to act any time soon.Jeetendra was last seen in ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old objects found in Pakistan’s Taxila


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) About 200 objects dating back to the first century AD have been found during excavations near Pakistan's ancient site of Taxila.Taxila shows the different stages in ... Read more...

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Scientists extract protein from ancient bones


June 6th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Researchers have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000-year-old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils.Using an ultra-high resolution mass spectrometer, ... Read more...

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Powerful people ‘likelier to cheat’, irrespective of gender!


April 28th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have scraped the old notion that men are more likely to stray than women.They now believe that it is a person's power, rather than gender, that plays ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mineral


April 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have chanced upon a mineral that have not been seen before. The new mineral has been named “Wassonite” and it is one of the most ... Read more...

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Genetic clues to prevent Alzheimer’s discovered


April 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The discovery of five genetic links to Alzheimer's disease potentially opens newer ways of treating the condition.The discoveries mean a total of 10 genes are now ... Read more...

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High radiation water found outside Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 29th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.29 (ANI): Highly radioactive water has been found outside No.2 reactor of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, said Tokyo Electric Power Company officials.The water was found in ... Read more...

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More Great Wall remains found in NW China


March 21st, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered many Great Wall remains in the territory of Qinghai Province in northwest China after more than two years of field investigation.Ren Xiaoyan, a researcher ... Read more...

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Anti-tumor drug that also fights flu virus


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, called DMXAA, originally developed as anti-tumor agent, also enhances the ability of flu vaccines to ward off this deadly virus.Their study suggests ... Read more...

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Earth’s value: 3,000 trillion pounds


February 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A scientist has thought up of a formula to calculate the worth of planet Earth and has valued it at 3,000 trillion pounds. Astrophysicist Greg Laughlin came up ... Read more...

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Snake-like robo discovers how lizards swim through the sand


February 25th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have successfully found how lizards manage to swim their way through desert sands.Using a snake-like robot, the researchers at the Georgia Institute Of Technology in the U.S. ... Read more...

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Mukesh Ambani’s RIL signs $20 billion deal with BP


February 21st, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Monday signed an agreement with oil major British Petroleum (BP) for 30 per cent stake in Reliance Industries' 23 oil and ... Read more...

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Vikings considered Stone Age objects ‘to have magical qualities’


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Oslo, Feb 3 (ANI): Vikings considered Stone Age objects to have magical qualities, and such 'antiques' were more important in Viking culture than previously understood, according to new archaeological findings.Excavation of around ... Read more...

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Kepler 10b planet discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA spacecraft, Kepler has discovered the smallest exoplanet so far.The new planet called Kepler 10b is about 1.4 times the diameter of earth. The discovery of ... Read more...

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Widely Anticipated “Pretty Little Liars” Episode 12 Airs On ABC


January 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Teenage mystery drama "Pretty Little Liars" episode 12 was aired on ABC last night. Last night's episode was appreciated by the loyal fans of the series ... Read more...

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400,000-yr-old remains show ‘humans evolved from Middle East, not Africa’


December 28th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): A new discovery of 400,000-yr-old human remains has raised doubts as to whether the first humans evolved out of Africa, as the popular theory goes, or elsewhere.Archaeologists from ... Read more...

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Many cancer cells have ‘eat me’ signal: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that many cancer cells carry the seeds of their own destruction - a protein on the cell surface that signals circulating immune cells ... Read more...

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How ‘chameleon-like’ HIV virus eludes treatment by mutating


December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how chameleon-like HIV virus constantly mutates into forms and gets away even from the best cocktail of current therapies.This understanding may ... Read more...

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Ecopetrol makes new oil find in Colombia


December 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) State-owned Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos, or Ecopetrol, said it found oil at a new well in central Colombia, raising the number of new petroleum discoveries this year to ... Read more...

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New study brings longer life closer to reality


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A team of scientists from Texas has made important discoveries that bring longer life spans much closer to reality.The research describes how scientists "activated" life extension in the ... Read more...

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Oldest known stone axe discovered in Northern Territory


November 5th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 05 (ANI): A piece of stone axe, discovered in the Northern Territory, is believed to be the oldest of its type in the world.The piece, dated at 35,500 years old, ... Read more...

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New Study Proves Common Cold Virus Could Have A Cure


November 4th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery of a mechanism in the immune system that could help in creating a cure for the common cold. A media ... Read more...

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Is cure for common cold in sight?


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A cure for common cold seems to be in sight after scientists identified a vital mechanism that fights off viruses.The breakthrough by scientists at a Medical Research Council ... Read more...

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Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous


October 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009," an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the ... Read more...

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