environmental conditions

Brazil expecting record grain harvest


August 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will reap a record grain harvest of 163.3 million tonnes this year, a gain of 2 percent over 2011, a statistics agency said.The ... 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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Sea bird’s deep diving feat stuns researchers


August 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) An imperial cormorant dived 150 feet deep into the ocean within 40 seconds, looking for prey on its floor where it eventually caught a snakelike fish, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in World |

Environment not genes govern testosterone levels


May 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Comparing testosterone levels of five-month-old pairs of twins, both identical and non-identical, researchers have found the hormone's levels are governed by environmental factors, not genes."Testosterone is ... Read more...

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Cassava, staple of millions, contaminated by cyanide


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Cassava, a staple crop found in southeast Africa, contains cyanide toxins above levels considered safe for human consumption, says a new study.Staple food for more than ... Read more...

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Google patents environment-based ads


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Google has been awarded a patent on technology that will serve up targeted advertising based on a smartphone user's environment, The Telegraph reported Friday.The web giant ... Read more...

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Moscow to have electric-car charging stations


February 29th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow could set up several hundreds of charging stations for electric cars within the next few years, an official said.Andrei Konovalov, general director of the ... Read more...

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Global warming could be similar across ecosystems


January 22nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species. A team from Queen Mary's School of Biological and ... Read more...

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Nuclear-powered US rover launched to probe Mars’ habitability


November 26th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) A nuclear-powered US rover lifted off on Saturday morning to help assess Mars' habitability, or whether the Red Planet is or ever was an environment able ... Read more...

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NASA to launch Mars rover in November


November 11th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) NASA will launch its car-sized Mars rover named Curiosity later this month.Scheduled to land on Mars in August 2012, the one-tonne rover will examine Gale Crater ... Read more...

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Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Eugene is far away from Mexico


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US meteorological experts say Tropical Storm Eugene is still far from the coast of Mexico. The storm is one of the numerous named ones that have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Roses for the world: An Indian success story in Ethiopia


May 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Holeta (Ethiopia), May 29 (IANS) The world's largest exporter of roses is an Indian who grows and ships hundreds of varieties of the prized flowers -- not just out of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US-based firm inks deal with Solarsis


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) Abound Solar, a US-based leading manufacturer of cadmium telluride thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, Wednesday announced a long-term sales agreement with city-based firm Solarsis.The companies will ... Read more...

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World’s oldest wedding cake made in 1898 even survived WWII!


February 14th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A whole wedding cake is really the last thing that one should dare to preserve - even for posterity's sake.More so because the title of the world's oldest ... Read more...

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Tiny water flea contains largest number of genes


February 9th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the near-microscopic freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex, or water flea is the animal with the most genes, about 31,000.By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Green Super Rice that performs well in toughest conditions


January 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Green Super Rice, bred to perform well in the toughest conditions, is a step away from reaching farmers.GSR, a collaborative project between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female butterflies chase males when it’s cool


January 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Yale University researchers have found that female butterflies actively court males after being exposed to cool, dry temperatures as caterpillars.Raised in the moist and warmer season as larvae, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disrupted routine makes healthy cats act sick: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): The next time your cat vomits hairballs or refuses to eat, don't think she is being finicky, as she might just be acting sick because of the stress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists train software to keep track of climate change


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers say that a computer program, which automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data, could help climate scientists keep track of complex, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

When will athletes reach their physical limit?


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Year after year, the sports fraternity witnesses old records being broken, be it in swimming or running. But what is the limit of this human physical ability? ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ice-age reptile extinctions shed light on responses to climate change


December 10th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that a wave of reptile extinctions on the Greek islands over the past 15,000 years may shed light on how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Preity Zinta To Work With Leonardo DiCaprio And Naomi Campbell


December 8th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It is true that the number of tigers in India and around the world have been decreasing at a very fast pace, largely on account of the lessening of jungles and ... Read more...

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This uninvited wedding guest has a green cause


November 30th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) You could say he barges into weddings, but it's all for a good cause. Santosh Bajpai turns up uninvited at Uttar Pradesh wedding ceremoies to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weevil Eradication Foundation Would Now Prosper The Cotton Growers


November 19th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the last few years, South Carolina has been facing a lot of problems in the production and growth of cotton in its state. Probably that ... Read more...

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Neanderthals matured faster, died younger: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Neanderthals were a live fast, die young species, according to a study from Harvard University.They reached full maturity faster than humans do today, according to analysis of teeth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify Grand Challenges to address global sustainability


November 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

23pc of youngsters get into fights when they go out at night


November 12th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A research carried out by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention has revealed that night-time violence among young Spaniards is becoming more common.The study shows that ... Read more...

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Jamia submits report on Gurgaon rainwater harvesting


October 11th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia University Monday submitted a draft master plan on feasibility of rainwater harvesting for Gurgaon.According to a press statement, the university has submitted a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coral reefs discovered in Mediterranean for the first time


October 5th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Experts from the University of Haifa's Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences discovered for the first time an area of reefs with deep-sea corals in the Mediterranean, ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Lisa forms in the far eastern Atlantic, no threat to land


September 21st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Lisa formed in the far eastern Atlantic on early Tuesday morning, forecasters said, but no land is currently being threatened.As of 5 a.m. EDT, Lisa was ... Read more...

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Scientists release the DNA of chocolate


September 17th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a long and tedious research, scientists have been rewarded with an initial map denoting the DNA of the cocoa plant which is used in the manufacture of ... Read more...

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Forecasters: Tropical depression may form in the eastern Atlantic off Africa


August 27th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Forecasters on Friday said a tropical depression may soon form off the African coast in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean.Forecasters at the Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center have ... Read more...

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Gondwana supercontinent underwent 60-degree rotation during Cambrian explosion


August 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): New evidence uncovered by a team of Yale University geologists has revealed that the Gondwana supercontinent underwent a 60-degree rotation across Earth's surface during the Early Cambrian period. ... Read more...

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