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Jurassic era squid ink composition still unchanged


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Two ink sacs from 160-million-year-old giant cephalopod fossils, discovered in 2010 in England, contain the pigment melanin, identical to the melanin found in the ink sac ... Read more...

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50m-year-old cricket fossils give clues to insect hearing


January 4th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Fifty million year-old cricket and katydid fossils have thrown up significant clues about how insect hearing evolved. Insects hear with help of unusual ears. Grasshoppers have ... Read more...

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Original model for Michelangelo’s Pieta ‘found’


December 1st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): An art historian from the US claims that he has found the original model created by Michelangelo for one of his greatest works - the 'Pieta' statue.An Italian ... Read more...

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Sky around Eagle Nebula revealed in stunning new image


July 17th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, July 17 (ANI): The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a new and stunning image of the sky around the Eagle Nebula, a stellar nursery where infant star clusters carve ... Read more...

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Omega Nebula’s ‘watercolors’ revealed in new image


July 8th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Munich, July 8 (ANI): A new image captured by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has reveled the Omega Nebula, a stellar nursery where infant stars illuminate and sculpt a vast pastel ... Read more...

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Hubble captures exceptionally deep view of unusual spiral galaxy


February 6th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A spectacular new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an exceptionally deep view of an unusual spiral galaxy.The image of the galaxy, which is ... Read more...

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New theory says fossils can also form by being stone baked


November 13th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new theory has emerged as to how fossils may form, with the finding that 500 million year old fossils in Canada were formed by minerals that ... Read more...

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Scientists see HIV particle being born


May 26th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
London, May 26 (ANI): A virologist and a biophysicist at Rockefeller University have become the first researchers to see in real time hundreds of thousands of molecules coming together in a ... Read more...

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Geologists solve mystery behind ancient fossil beds in Canada


February 20th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Geologists at the University of Leicester have solved the puzzle behind how the Burgess Shales in the Canadian Rockies preserved fossilized soft tissues of animals .Once an ancient ... Read more...

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