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Easter Island drug boosts memory, learning

July 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) A drug of Polynesian origin has shown exciting results in improving memory and learning, which diminish with age but hit rock bottom in Alzhemier's patients. University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pacific colonisation more recent and rapid than previously thought

December 28th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that East Polynesia was colonised by humans more recently, and faster, than previously thought.The study indicates the region was settled in two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chile’s Robinson Crusoe Island deluged

February 28th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chile was hit by a massive earthquake of magnitude 8.8 today. After the earthquake, tsunami warnings have been issued for Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

John Mayer’s pregnancy joke during gig

January 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): American singer John Mayer surprised female fans at his London gig by joking he could get anyone of them pregnant."I could make it happen with any ... Read more...

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Regulate tourism, say Easter Island residents

October 26th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Oct 26 (EFE) Easter Island residents approved by a resounding 96.3 percent majority a constitutional reform to control tourism in that tiny territory. Easter Island is 163.6 square km in size and ... Read more...

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Six kilometers of caves discovered in Easter Island

July 14th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Santiago (Chile), July 14 (ANI): A team of experts has discovered a six-kilometer-long lava cave system on Easter Island thought to have been used as a refuge by the island's inhabitants during ... Read more...

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Middle-aged mice fed with antibiotic live longer

July 10th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Middle-aged mice, fed with the anti-biotic rapamycin, lived between nine and 14 percent longer than other mice, according to a new study. The drug has the potential to ... Read more...

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Tests Reveal That Sirolimus Can Extend Life Span

July 9th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
Though it hasn't been recommended by the researchers to consume pills in order to live longer, they hope that a drug, which had been predominantly used for rejection of transplanted organs might ... Read more...

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‘Fountain of youth’ anti-aging pill comes closer to reality

July 9th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): An anti-aging pill may just have come one step closer to reality, with researchers finding that a drug, commonly used in humans to prevent transplanted organs from being ... Read more...

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Fish poisoning may be why Polynesians left paradise

May 19th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a theory that attributes the historic migrations of the Polynesians from the Cook islands to New Zealand, Easter Island and Hawaii in the ... Read more...

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Pacific people originated in Taiwan 5,200 years ago

January 23rd, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new research into language evolution has suggested that most Pacific populations originated in Taiwan around 5,200 years ago.The research, by scientists at the University of ... Read more...

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Kati-Kehari, Kanjus Makkhichus among worlds most bizarre words!

December 19th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 19 (ANI): Popular Hindi words like Kati-Kehari and Kanjus Makkhichus have made it to the list of the worlds most bizarre words and phrases in a new book.Toujouras Tingo ... Read more...

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One of the largest objects in a distant solar body named Makemake

July 15th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): One of the largest objects in the Kuiper Belt, a ring of icy bodies beyond Neptune, has finally gotten a name: Makemake, after a god in the ... Read more...

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