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Scientists find car-sized turtle fossil


May 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Imagine a giant turtle the size of an average car with a shell large enough to double as a kiddie pool. Paleontologists from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Single gene’s mutations shaped our brain


April 29th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A single gene may have structured the size and shape of the human brain's cerebral cortex, the seat of his intellect.The evolution of the ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

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Extinct rabbit ‘didn’t hop and had no enemies due to hefty size’


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A massive bunny that lived three to five million years ago on the Spanish island of Minorca was so hefty that it had lost the ability to hop ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green rust can guard groundwater from radioactive contamination


March 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Neptunium, a waste product from uranium reactors, could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into groundwater - even five million years after it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactivity


March 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Neptunium, a radioactive waste product from uranium reactors, can be captured now. It could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Newly discovered dino ‘may be father of Triceratops’


February 1st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A newly discovered species of dinosaur appears to be related to the horned dinosaur species, Triceratops.The new species, called Titanoceratops weighed nearly 15,000 pounds and a massive eight-foot-long ... Read more...

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New 230mn-yr-old predator ‘dawn runner’ discovered in South America


January 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Experts have announced the discovery of a dinosaur that roamed South America approximately 230 million years ago and have dubbed it the 'dawn runner'."It really is the ... Read more...

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Ancient tools show man sailed the seas 130,000 years ago


January 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered a set of tools that point to man sailing the seas tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought.Rough axes and other tools, thought ... Read more...

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A Fifth of Species Slides Toward Extinction; Sixth Mass Extinction Underway?


October 28th, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One in every five of the world’s pant and animals species are at risk of extinction at this time, according to a shocking new study. The new count ... Read more...

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Malaria came from gorillas thousands of years ago


September 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Gorillas first transmitted the malaria parasite to humans thousands of years ago, according to a new research. The latest finding could help develop a vaccine for malaria, which claims ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Magnetar’ discovery challenges stellar evolution, black hole theory


August 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): A neutron star with a mighty magnetic field has challenged the theories about stellar evolution and the birth of black holes, according to astronomers.The "magnetar" lies in a ... Read more...

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Rare flying reptile Aetodactylus halli identified as new pterosaur genus, species


April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Scientists have identified a 95 million-year-old fossilized jaw discovered in Texas-it is a new genus and species of flying reptile, Aetodactylus halli.Aetodactylus halli is a pterosaur, a group ... Read more...

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Evidence of sea ice extending to equator 715 mln yrs ago hints at “snowball Earth”


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): In a new research, geologists have found evidence that sea ice extended to the equator 716.5 million years ago, which gives weight to the theory of a "snowball ... Read more...

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More tropical cyclones in ancient past could play role in Earth’s warmer future


February 25th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A team of climate scientists has determined that more frequent tropical cyclones in Earth's ancient past have contributed to persistent El Nino-like conditions, which could have implications for ... Read more...

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Discovery of stone tools at Crete push back seafaring by 130,000 years


February 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Discoveries made during the last two summers on the Greek island of Crete have revealed stone tools dating back to 130,000 years, which is being considered strong evidence ... Read more...

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130,000-year-old tools in Crete reveal world’s earliest seafaring


January 19th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): An archaeological survey in Crete has revealed evidence for the world's earliest seafaring, in the form of tools of Lower Palaeolithic type, which are at least 130,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spike in carbon dioxide emissions can cause mercury to rise


December 21st, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide could have a significantly larger effect on global temperatures than previously thought, says a new study. A team of researchers demonstrated that only a ... Read more...

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Slow changes to Earth systems can amplify global warming


December 21st, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): A new study has found that slow changes such as melting ice sheets amplified the initial warming caused by greenhouse gases about 4.5 million years ago during the ... Read more...

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Global temperatures could rise more than expected


December 21st, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 21 (ANI): A new study led by Yale University geologists has suggested that the kinds of increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) taking place today could have a significantly larger ... Read more...

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Prehistoric goat lived like a reptile on Spanish island


November 18th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A new study has determined that a prehistoric goat on a Spanish island survived for millennia on a resource-poor island by living like a reptile, changing its ... Read more...

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World’s biggest snake lived in first “modern” rain forest 60 mln yrs ago


October 14th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the world's biggest snake lived in the earliest known "modern" rain forest some 60 million years ago.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Scientists find ’stopwatch for the solar system’


August 26th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has described how aluminium radioisotopes can now offer precise timing of events 4.5 billion years ago, and thus have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaria parasite transmitted from chimpanzees to humans 5,000yrs ago


August 4th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): University of California researchers claim to have identified what they believe is the original source of malignant malaria-a parasite found in chimpanzees in equatorial Africa.UC Irvine biologist Francisco ... Read more...

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Sea to rise 5 metres as West Antarctic ice sheet melts


July 7th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) The melting of West Antarctic ice sheet, Antarctica's most vulnerable part, could raise global sea levels by up to five metres. "Polar ice sheets have grown and collapsed ... Read more...

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Global warming could raise sea level by five metres: Scientist


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) New evidence shows that if global warming melts the West Antarctic ice sheet, sea levels around the world could rise by up to five metres, a New Zealand ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Men on the road to extinction’


May 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Men are on the road to extinction, a leading researcher has said.Professor Jennifer Graves, a leading researcher in human sex chromosomes, claims the male Y chromosome was dying ... Read more...

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Sea level rises help explain puzzling biological divide


March 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Ecologists have come up with a new explanation for an apparently abrupt switch in the kinds of mammals found along the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia - from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Reduction in greenhouse gases caused prehistoric global cooling: Study


February 27th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Ice in Antarctica suddenly appeared about 35 million years ago. For the previous 100 million years the continent had been essentially ice-free. The question for science has been, ... Read more...

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35.5 mln yr old global cooling caused by sharp decline in CO2


February 27th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new research has found that prehistoric global cooling that started in Antarctica about 35.5 million years ago, was caused by a sharp drop in the carbon ... Read more...

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Upright posture made assisted childbirth desirable for humans


February 18th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) While giving birth, women are usually surrounded by doctors, nurses and husbands in delivery rooms and sometimes even other relatives and friends. Assisted birth has likely been around ... Read more...

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Darwin missed rare pink Iguana species on Galapagos Islands


January 6th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): New genetic analysis by scientists has revealed that a long-overlooked pink iguana on the Galapagos Islands is a species in its own right, and was missed by ... Read more...

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Dino extinction event may have been caused by magnetic chaos


December 13th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new theory has suggested that the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs 250 million years ago, was caused by the Earths magnetic field going into ... Read more...

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”Flying lemurs” are more diverse than previously believed


November 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research has determined that ''flying lemurs'', the closest living relatives of primates, are more diverse than had previously been believed. Primates are most familiarly represented by ... Read more...

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Unique, magnetic death star fossil discovered


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Scientists have discovered microscopic, magnetic fossils resembling spears and spindles, among sediment layers deposited during an ancient global-warming event along the Atlantic coastal plain.The researchers were led by ... Read more...

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