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‘40 percent of Goa mining operations without clearances’


June 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Nearly 40 per cent of the 100-odd mining operations in Goa are possibly functioning without requisite clearances, says a report by an international human rights organisation, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wireless ‘body-to-body networks’ can revolutionize mobile communication


October 29th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): If every human being were to carry with him or her, a wearable sensor, they could communicate with each other to create potentially vast body-to-body networks (BBNs), forming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britain’s ‘earliest hospital’ discovered in Hampshire


October 21st, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A Hampshire dig by archeologists has unearthed a site that may house Britain's earliest known hospital.Radio carbon analysis at the former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

2.85bn people lived at risk of malaria in 2009


August 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new evidence-based global distribution map has revealed that that 2.85 billion people lived at risk of infection with Plasmodium vivax parasite in 2009.91 percent of them ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gardening boosts reading and numeric skills in kids


June 28th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Gardening may enhance children's reading, writing and numeric skills, a study said.Children should be encouraged to practice gardening to help their literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baby burials in Buckinghamshire linked to presence of Roman ‘brothel’


June 25th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Archaeologists believe a brothel could be the only reason behind a mass burial of 97 infants at a Roman villa in the Thames Valley.Tests on the site at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Improving treatment and averting heart failure in kids


April 24th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Experts are finding new strategies to improve treatment of, and ultimately to rapidly identify and prevent, the congenital cardiovascular defects and the subsequent damage acquired after birth that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wood-eating gribble holds key for biofuels to power ships of future


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have demonstrated that the digestive system of the wood-eating gribble contains enzymes which could hold the key to converting wood and straw into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Corals reef in danger of being wiped off the face of the Earth


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): If reports are anything to go by, then coral reefs are in danger of being wiped off the face of the Earth, all due to global warming.Corals get ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Super spinach’ that boosts immunity set to go on sale in UK


February 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A new 'super' spinach, specially developed to be a rich source of selenium, which can bolster the body's defence system, is set to hit UK market today.The green ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New mums a driving ‘hazard’


January 29th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 29 (ANI): New mothers can be as bad as drunk people while driving cars, a new study claims.Dr Kerry Armstrong and Dr Simon Smith, from the Queensland University of Technology's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Children more prone to swine flu


December 31st, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Children below 18 years of age are more likely to catch swine flu from an infected person in their household than adults, reveals a new study.In the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Supersprouts for vitamin boost


December 21st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Give yourself a vitamin boost in the run-up to Christmas with supersprouts.The Super C Sprout - nicknamed the Sproutsuma - is so packed with vitamin C that it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists developing futuristic communications systems to protect frontline troops


November 5th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A team of researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is working to develop futuristic communications systems that could help protect frontline troops.Building on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fatigued shiftworkers ‘at high risk of sleepy driving’


October 9th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, October 9 (ANI): People involved in odd shifts or night shifts are likely to be at high risk of sleepy driving, Australian researchers have found.Dr Simon Smith, the Queensland University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Flowering plants may have appeared 180 million years earlier than believed


October 5th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 5 (ANI): The discovery of a piece of fossilized amber that came from a plant living more than 300 million years ago, has led scientists to suggest that flowering plants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

King Arthur was a “genocidal warlord”, claims historian


September 28th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 28 (ANI): A new book by a historian has claimed that the mythical King Arthur was actually a "genocidal warlord whose deeds would have been the stuff of Nuremburg trials ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient oceans yield clues to the origins of animal life on Earth


September 10th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): Analysis of a rock type found only in the world's oldest oceans has shed new light on how large animals first got a foothold on the Earth.By analysing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit IVF clinics under scanner following rise in treatment-related errors


June 15th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): The standards of British IVF clinics have come under the scanner as there is an upsurge in the number of errors at these treatment centres.New figures are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jupiter’s gravity could trigger chain reaction of planetary collisions one day


June 11th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 11 (ANI: In a grim scenario put forward by scientists, the gravity of Jupiter could one day pull Mercury off course, triggering a chain reaction of collisions in the Solar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High stilettos may increase women’s risk of acute, chronic problems


April 6th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): Modern women's penchant for high heels is putting them at a higher risk of acute and chronic problems.With the increasing popularity of high heels shortening of the Achilles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Discovery of slow-growing TB bacteria may pave way for new drugs


March 30th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a large number of slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of TB patients, which can pave the way for new medicines for treating the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walking 100 steps a minute achieves moderate intensity activity


March 17th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): While moderate physical activity is known to be beneficial to health, researchers are now suggesting people to walk 150 minutes a week, which is equivalent to 30 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One-fifth of worlds fossil fuel emitted CO2 being absorbed by tropical trees


February 19th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A research has shown that tropical trees in undisturbed forest are absorbing nearly a fifth of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by burning fossil fuels in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pioneering IVF treatment ”could double birth rates”


January 27th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan (ANI): A woman has become pregnant with the help of a pioneering IVF treatment which doctors hope could more than double birth rates.The 41-year-old patient had previously undergone 13 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Newly discovered molecule could harbour motor neurone disease cure


November 18th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a molecule that could be the key to understanding the cause of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND).Lead researcher Professor Patricia Salinas, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How lying saves crabs lives


November 12th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A team of Australian ecologists has discovered that crabs bluff about there fighting ability.They found that some male fiddler crabs lie about their fighting ability by growing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Autism gene may play role in childhood language disorder


November 6th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have discovered the first gene, called CNTNAP2, linked with a common childhood language disorder, known as specific language impairment (SLI).The discovery of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hypnosis can reduce dementia symptoms


July 29th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 29 (ANI): Hypnosis can not only reduce dementia symptoms, but as it turns out, also improve quality of life for those living with the condition, says a scientist ... Read more...

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The baffling phenomenon of UFO sightings over Britain


June 27th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): A doctor of psychology at Cardiff University claimed that he witnessed a UFO over the Brecon Beacons - the third reported sighting in Britain, following observations by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shutting schools could blunt flu pandemic, claims study


April 10th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Closing schools during a deadly flu pandemic could slow the spread of the disease and prevent up to one in seven cases, says a new study.Health organisations ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rare page of Mozart’s masterpiece sells for record PS110,900


December 5th, 2007 - 1:56 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 5 (ANI): One of just two surviving leaves in Mozart's hand with cadenzas written for the Sinfonia Concertante in E flat , one of his first masterpieces, has been sold ... Read more...

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Giant scorpions 460 million years ago were larger than humans


November 21st, 2007 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a giant fossilized claw of an ancient sea scorpion in Germany, which when alive, would have been much taller than the average man. This suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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