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Thousands of skeletons found in London pit


August 6th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Thousands of skeletons found in a mass grave in London were of people who died due to climatic changes after a 13th century volcanic eruption, according ... Read more...

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Syria’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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Russia reminds Syria of 1925 chemical weapons ban


July 25th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow expects Syrian authorities to strictly comply with their country's obligations under the ban on chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said in a ... Read more...

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Colombian volcano erupts


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A volcano in Colombia has erupted, sending a plume of ash and vapour 10 km into the sky, officials said.The volcano erupted at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, ... Read more...

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EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India


April 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Iranian scientist creates gas-filled aspirin to fight cancer


March 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 13 (IANS) An Iranian scientist has developed a gas-filled aspirin that can boost the cancer-fighting ability of the drug, the Iranian Students News agency (ISNA) reported.Khosrow Kashfi, associate ... Read more...

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Metallic Spaceball falls from the sky in Namibia


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Windhoek, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Namibian authorities have contacted NASA to investigate a mysterious metallic spaceball that dropped at a remote location in the country. Government officials explain that the object with ... Read more...

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Haryana to stop collection at 10 toll points


December 14th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The Haryana government Wednesday decided to close down collection at 10 toll points in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting of the ... Read more...

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Four found dead at home in northern England


December 12th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by BNO News
PUDSEY, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Four people were found dead at a house in northern England on late Sunday afternoon, police said on Monday morning. A murder investigation has been launched.West Yorkshire ... Read more...

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Turtle eggs communicate before hatching


November 30th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Baby turtles can communicate with one another before they hatch and can arrange to emerge from their eggs at the same time, an Australian study has ... Read more...

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India will raise EU aviation tax issue: Natarajan


October 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Expressing reservations about European Union's (EU) decision to put a charge on carbon emissions from airlines, India Tuesday said it will raise the matter in ... Read more...

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No backing away on emission cap for aviation sector: EU


October 4th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will not back away from its decision to put a charge on carbon emissions from airlines from January 2012 but it ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s garbage plant raises a stink


September 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Chandigarh's reputation is taking a smelly beating. A lot of stink is being raised - environmentally and politically - over the city's experiment with a solid ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pompeii red is actually yellow


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) "Pompeiian red" became a favoured colour following the discovery of Pompeii in the 18th century. But, the red colour in the Roman town's frescoes was initially ... Read more...

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Delhi has high level of air pollutants


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi has high levels of air pollutants and ozone and the latter has harmful impact on health and agricultural yield, a study revealed Wednesday.The Energy ... Read more...

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Two killed in Orissa plant blast


April 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) At least two people were killed and two injured Saturday when oxygen cylinders exploded in a plant near Orissa's Rourkela city, police said.The accident took place ... Read more...

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NIT Trichy study links nanoparticles to increased biofuel performance


April 9th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study by an Indian researcher has indicated that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel.The idea, said lead author R. ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Pakistan mine blasts (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) At least seven miners were killed and 45 trapped underground after a series of blasts Sunday morning in a coal mine in southwest Pakistan, media reports ... Read more...

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Pakistan mine blast kills one


March 20th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) At least one miner was killed and over 50 were trapped after three blasts shook an underground coal mine Sunday in southwest Pakistan, media reports said.Urdu ... Read more...

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Oz firms develop first beer that can be consumed in space


March 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 1 (ANI): Two companies in Australia have developed a beer that can be safely consumed in space.With space tourism preparing to take off as early as next year, Saber Astronautics ... Read more...

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Red, green and blue colours are best to find Earth-like planets


February 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found that red, green and blue coloured filters are the best to spot a planet that looks like Earth.Scientists used the mothership of ... Read more...

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Viking discovered organics on Mars: Study


January 5th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Using Mars-like soil taken from Atacama Desert, a new experiment has confirmed that Mars has organics, and Viking found them.More than three decades after NASA's Viking landers ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic gasses also contribute to global warming: Scientists


December 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Atmosphere scientists have warned that anaesthetic gasses that are conveniently used during surgeries have a global warming potential.These gases are as harmful for the environment as a refrigerant, ... Read more...

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Universe holds more stars than sand grains on earth


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) The universe holds more stars than the total number of sand grains on the earth, or just triple the current estimates, boosting chances of alien life elsewhere in ... Read more...

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City’s ’smells’ could help sniff out chemical terrorist attack


December 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested creating a virtual map of a city's chemical smells to help recognize a chemical terrorist attack.Researchers at DARPA, who have named the project ... Read more...

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India can play key role at Cancun: US


November 23rd, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The United States says India can play an important role at next week's climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, to help make progress on efforts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Probe Into Blast At Playa Del Carmen’s Grand Riviera Princess Hotel Begins


November 16th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Playa Del Carmen, Nov 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in the resort city of Playa Del Carmen have launched a thorough probe into the blast that ripped apart the lavish Grand ... Read more...

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Earth to have a close encounter with Comet Hartley 2 today


October 20th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The planet is set to have a close shave with a comet that has been very elusive since its discovery in 1986.The Australian astronomer, Malcolm ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution can double breast cancer risk


October 7th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Believe it or not, traffic pollution can double a woman's chances of getting breast cancer.Breast cancer incidence was clearly higher in areas with increased levels of nitrogen dioxide, ... Read more...

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Mercury found to have comet-like appearance


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Scientists say that NASA satellites designed to view the escaping atmosphere of the Sun have also recorded evidence of escaping gas from the planet Mercury.The STEREO mission ... Read more...

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Rich countries may pay $10 bn this year: UN climate chief


September 8th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Rich countries are likely to live up to their commitment to pay $10 billion this year to combat climate change, the UN's new climate panel chief said ... Read more...

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‘Magical’ process turns one kiwifruit into 100 bioplastic utensils!


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sept 3 (ANI): New Zealand researchers have performed a feat nothing less than magic, by converting one kiwifruit into 100 plastic spoons and sewage into electricity.Scion, a Crown research institute in ... Read more...

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Experts predict onset of new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity


August 14th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Scientists from Boston University's Center for Space Physics (CSP) believe that there's new evidence to suggest the onset of a new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity.The team observed ... Read more...

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Factfile on deflecting asteroids (To go with Massive asteroid could hit Earth in 2182)


July 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Three ways of deflecting an asteroid: * Nuclear blast: A large nuclear explosion on an asteroid might be enough to deflect an asteroid but has significant political ... Read more...

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WWII offers solution for eliminating body odour


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): A secret ingredient used during the World War II period could be the solution for eliminating body odour.As a key component of gas masks, it has taken on ... Read more...

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