Mexican claims he found a fairy

August 12th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Aug 12 (IANS/EFE) An unemployed 22-year-old bricklayer claims he has found a fairy in this western Mexican metropolis.Jose Maldonado, who charges a monetary "donation" in exchange for displaying ... Read more...

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Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful

July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hair straightening warning: Products could be harmful

April 14th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has warned that straightening the hair with certain products could be harmful to the health.The warning ... Read more...

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Poisonous chemical formaldehyde linked to origin of life on Earth

April 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research suggests that the poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life.Scientists have long speculated about ... Read more...

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‘Brazilian blow-dry’ raising concern over health hazards

March 7th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 07 (ANI): A hair straightening treatment - dubbed the Brazilian blow-dry- has raised eyebrows as it is leaving women with deep disturbing side effects.The Brazilian blow-dry, which is loved ... Read more...

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‘Brazilian blowout’ hair straightening process is a health hazard

February 12th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Feb 12 (ANI): Using expensive keratin treatments to transform frizzy, untamed locks into glossy, straight hair may not be a safe option, scientists have indicated.Late last year, stylists in the US ... Read more...

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Couple find their dead son’s brain on display

October 3rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) A couple in the US who shocking discovered that their dead son's brain was put up on display at a mortuary are suing the medical examiner, it was ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Toxic cancer-causing dyes found in China garments

July 31st, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Toxic dyes that can cause cancer have been detected in some garments in China, creating concern that buyers may also be exposed to health hazards. Beijing's municipal bureau of ... Read more...

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Now, you can go ‘green’ even after your death

July 1st, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): People who care for the environment can contribute after their death too - by opting for eco-friendly method of burial or cremation.Entrepreneurs in Europe have developed two new ... Read more...

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Crease-resistant toxin in nurses’ uniform cause ‘can cause cancer’

May 8th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): Nurses in several hospitals across Wales and Scotland have reported skin rashes due to allergic reaction to the fabric of their uniforms, which contain potentially carcinogenic formaldehyde.A leading ... Read more...

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Cabbie gets Hirst doodle as tip, now worth 5,000 pounds

April 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A British taxi driver received a sketch, which looks little more than a doodle, as a tip from Damien Hirst, the artist well-known for pickling a shark ... Read more...

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Adhesives could make biofuels more economically viable

October 30th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have determined that an adhesive used in products like laminate countertops may also help cement a place for economically viable biofuels.The study ... Read more...

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Scientists discover bizarre new fish off Brazil’s Bahia coast

September 22nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species off Brazil's Bahia coast, which is more than six feet long, has small teeth, and has no scales covering its ... Read more...

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Johnson’’s Baby Shampoo contains cancer-causing chemicals

March 15th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Popular bath products for kids contain cancer-causing chemicals, says a new study.According to a research carried out in the United States, many of the top-selling brands contain ... Read more...

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Indoor plants can cut formaldehyde levels

February 18th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Indoor plants can reduce formaldehyde levels in the air, according to a new study.The sources of the toxic gas formaldehyde are building materials including carpeting, curtains, plywood, ... Read more...

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Secret formula behind “Sleeping Beauty” mummy found

January 27th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): An Italian biological anthropologist has discovered the secret formula that conserved the body of one of the world''s best-preserved bodies a two-year-old Sicilian girl also known as ... Read more...

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Italian artist uses chewed bubblegums to create life-size sculptures!

January 16th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): Italian artist Maurizio Savini has created a series of life-size sculptures including a buffalo and a bear using chewed bubble gums.Savini, based in Rome, created sculptures using ... Read more...

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Damien Hirst’’s UK art sale breaks records, rakes in PS70.5m in its first day

September 16th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): An art auction by British contemporary Damien Hirst has set a new record for a sale dedicated to one artist, after it fetched more than 70 million ... Read more...

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Damien Hirst thirst rakes in £70m at Sotheby’s auction

September 16th, 2008 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Monday saw global investment giant Lehmann Brothers file for bankruptcy, but by night there wasn't even a whiff of the credit crunch at Sotheby's in London where a ... Read more...

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Old newspapers can literally land you a gold mine!

July 8th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Japanese scientists have suggested that newsprint is a vital ingredient in a new process for recovering gold and other precious metals from industrial waste metal solutions.Though old ... Read more...

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Now, scented clothing that masks the stench of body odour

July 1st, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Sick of telling your boyfriend to do something about that stench of sweat and dirt that puts you off even before sharing an intimate moments in his ... Read more...

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Now, a green poker table

June 2nd, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Thousands of participants in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be the worlds first lot of players to enjoy the game on an environmentally friendly tournament ... Read more...

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Asthmatic? Time to skip office!

May 12th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Ever heard of "occupational asthma"? That's asthma caused by exposure to allergens present in the average office - and a new study says it's on the rise. Exposure ... Read more...

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Chemical exposure may raise risk of Lou Gehrigs disease

April 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard University in Boston have shown that exposure to a common environmental chemical might increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known ... Read more...

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