environmental sciences

Boys develop social skills through kindergarten friendships


November 30th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) High-quality friendships in kindergarten spell better social skills in the first and third grades for boys and also fewer behaviour problems as compared to girls. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chronically ill kids subjected more to physical abuse


February 18th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Children with chronic health conditions are 88 percent more likely to suffer physical abuse than healthy children, says new research. These kids are also 154 percent more likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

66pc permafrost to melt by 2200, speed up global warming in coming years


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has warned that global warming could cause up to two-thirds of the Earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, releasing carbon equal to half the emissions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prince Charles defends ‘climategate’ scientists


December 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.4 (ANI): The Prince of Wales, Charles, has come out in support of the British scientists embroiled in the "Climategate" saga, describing their treatment as "appalling". During a speech at London's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chocolate could be combating heart diseases in 5 years


November 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Chocolate could be combating heart disease and conferring other major health benefits within five years. Researchers are scouring the genome of the tree theobroma cacao to find ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Water flowing through ice sheets speeds up warming


November 4th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female bonding among dolphins makes for good moms


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Female dolphins who have help from their same sex friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help.The finding is based on 25 years of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

School Named After Al Gore Built On Toxic Ground


September 8th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former United States vice-president Al Gore is all set to be recognized with the honor of a environmental school in Los Angeles being named after him. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Al Gore gets school honour


September 7th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 7 (IANS) Former US vice-president Al Gore who has lately dabbled into environmental filmmaking is set to be honoured with an environmental school in his name in Los Angeles. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Organic pesticides not always an ‘eco-friendly’ choice


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): If you believe that organic pesticides are 'greener' than conventional pesticides - think again.A new University of Guelph study reveals some organic pesticides can have a higher environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human bite stronger than ape’s


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) The human bite is more powerful than that of a typical ape, says an Australian study. Researchers found that humans can achieve relatively high bite forces using less-powerful jaw ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Even apes can’t ‘ape’ the human bite


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 22 (ANI): The human bite is stronger than that of a typical ape, proving that our skull is quite strong despite its wimpish appearance, according to a new Australian research.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Viswanathan Anand unveils mobile science lab


June 15th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): World chess champion Viswanathan Anand unveiled a mobile science lab, portable learning solution, that integrates science in classrooms in New Delhi on Tuesday .The Mobile Science Lab ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New human ‘ancestor’ revealed


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A newly discovered 3-foot tall human (Homo gautengensis) has been declared as the earliest recognized species of human in the world.The new human is believed to have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water was present during Earth’s birth


May 14th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Volatile elements - most likely to include water - were present during the violent process of the Earth's birth between 30 and 100 million years after the solar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA Photo: Nat’l Guard Will Stop Oil Slick Threat With Fire


April 29th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In images which can be seen below NASA has released pictures of the oil spill that is seeping it's way to the shorelines of Florida, Louisiana, and other ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why did early earth absorb more sunlight?


April 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Four billion years ago, the sun radiated only 70 to 75 percent as much energy as it does today. Now, scientists are trying to explain what compensated for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mass media key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): In a new study, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor has determined that mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do peanuts trigger allergic reactions?


February 12th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers now have a clue as to why peanuts trigger life-threatening allergic reactions, a finding that potentially opens the way to avert such outcomes. "Peanut allergy is a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Goof-up on Himalayan Glaciers’ melting was a “human mistake”, says IPCC deputy


January 27th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): The deputy leader of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that the UN's climate science body's claim that the Himalayan Glaciers would melt by 2035 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Cooling’ forests can ‘heat’ as well


January 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that although forests help to remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, some forests can directly absorb ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not all forests act against global warming


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The notion that forests remove carbon dioxide from the air and prevent global warming has some complications, says a new study. There's a kind of forest that does ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Thawing permafrost likely to hasten Arctic groundwater runoff


December 31st, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Thanks to Arctic warming, thawing of permafrost, or frozen soil, is likely to hasten groundwater runoff, says a new study. Permafrost is a soil frozen for at least ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Prehistoric Oz koalas were as lazy as their modern counterparts


December 20th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Prehistoric Australian koalas were as lazy as their modern counterparts and used the same loud bellowing calls to attract mates and provide warnings about predators, a new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, climate change ‘early warning system’


December 4th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has developed a new method of measuring the absorption of CO2 by the oceans, which could lead to a climate change 'early warning ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Some fish like it hot!


December 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that coral reef fish can undergo a personality change in warmer water, which indicates that climate change may make some species ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grain sized fossil helps unspool climate change mystery


November 9th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Deep under the sea, a sand grain sized fossil nestles among a billion of its closest dead kins. Known as foraminifera, these complex little shells of calcium carbonate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Seafloor fossils to reconstruct Earth’s climates up to 250 million years ago


November 8th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 8 (ANI): In a research lasting two decades, a scientist has studied ancient, deep-sea fossils to reconstruct the climates of Earth up to 250 million years ago. The scientist in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ethiopian desert rift likely the beginning of new sea


November 3rd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Scientists from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Massive burning of forests by early civilizations may have altered global climate


August 17th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) enough to alter global climate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How humans can help save critically endangered waterbird from extinction


July 27th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Humans can help in saving the world's most threatened bird species, called the white-shouldered ibis or waterbirds, from extinction, according to new findings by the University of East ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists try to find effective ways to identify toxic pollutants in city air


April 19th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A team of scientists is looking for easier, more effective ways of finding and measuring the toxic pollutants that people actually breathe, especially in cities.The team is being ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How Hawaii’s ‘necklace’ developed a bump in the middle


April 4th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, April 4 (ANI): A new research has suggested that a sharp bend in the middle of the Hawaii 'necklace' of islands is a result of a rapid drift of the region's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers stumble on algae that detoxifies arsenic


March 10th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on an algae that detoxifies arsenic, potentially opening the way for cleaning up underground water reservoirs in West Bengal and Bangladesh contaminated with the poison. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists find alga that can detoxify arsenic


March 10th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have found an alga in Yellowstone National Park, US, that can detoxify arsenic. "The alga - a simple one-celled algae called Cyanidioschyzon - thrives in extremely toxic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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