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‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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World’s first eyeless spider discovered in Laos cave


August 10th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (IANS) A scientist has discovered an eyeless huntsman spider, named the Sinopoda scurion, the first of its kind.With a leg span of only 6 cm and a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New species of blind snake found in Brazil


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new species of a blind snake that is closely related to salamanders and frogs, it was reported here.The atretochoana eiselti ... Read more...

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Fish named after Richard Dawkins


July 16th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sri Lanka, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new type of fresh water fish has been identified in South Asia. Sri Lankan scientists who classified the creature have named it after famous evolutionary ... Read more...

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Scientists excited about mammoth discovery in Iowa


June 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oskaloosa (Iowa), June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rare discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Iowa farm has left archaeological scientists very excited.The unusual of an undisturbed mammoth's skeleton will allow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia


March 25th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new and unusual wasp species during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The new species is pitch black, has an enormous ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea


December 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) World's smallest frogs were discovered in southeast New Guinea by US researchers.The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne. The length of an adult frog of this ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

The world now has 8.7 mn species


August 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) The natural world now contains about 8.7 million species, says a new report described by scientists as the "most accurate ever".However, the vast majority of species ... Read more...

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49-million years old spider now gets 3-D makeover


May 19th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Ever heard of a stunning makeover to a creature millions of years old?Well, scientists here have used the very latest computer-imaging technology to produce stunning 3-D ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Miner finds 300 million year old shark fossil


April 11th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kentucky, April 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The University of Kentucky has put on display a 300-million-year-old shark fossil which was found by a miner. The jawbone was found in January in an underground ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Frogs re-evolved ‘lost’ lower teeth after more than 200mn yrs


February 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): New research suggests that frogs re-evolved 'lost' bottom teeth after more than 200 million years.Tree-dwelling Gastrotheca guentheri are the only frogs with teeth on both their upper and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New microbe species found in Titanic ‘rusticles’


December 7th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): A new species of microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic.The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans drove giant turtle to extinction


August 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Humans drove an ancient, giant turtle species to extinction in the Pacific about 3,000 years ago. Researchers found the turtles, a never-before-seen species in the genus Meiolania, were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nine persons arrested for 2009 Jaipur oil depot fire


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rajashthan July 3: (ANI) Police have arrested nine Indian Oil Corporation officials in Jaipur in Rajasthan. They were held on criminal charges of negligence that led to a major fire at an ... Read more...

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New fossil material reveals Azendohsaurus as an early reptile, not a dinosaur


May 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): New fossil material has revealed that Azendohsaurus was not a dinosaur, but a peculiar early reptile.A careful new analysis of A. madagaskarensis-this time based on the entire skull ... Read more...

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Fly gut bacteria may help fight sleeping sickness


May 11th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists in France have discovered a new bacterial species in the gut of the fly that transmits African sleeping sickness. They say that the bacteria could be engineered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paleontologists discover new bony-skulled dinosaur species


April 20th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A new species of dinosaur with a softball-sized lump of solid bone on top of its skull has been discovered by paleontologists.The paper has been published in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil riot police uses pepper spray on players


March 26th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): To restore order in a Brazilian League game, the riot police in the country baton-charged and used pepper-spraying on the players.Fans at the clash between Genus and ... Read more...

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New Worm Species Discovered In Great Barrier Reef


March 10th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Mar 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Beds of seas and oceans have been the home to the thousands of water animals for a considerable period of time. They have attracted scientists and ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence genome of three species of parasitoid wasps


February 18th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists has sequenced the genome of three species of parasitoid wasps of the genus Nasonia.Parasitoid wasps are four times smaller than the common ... Read more...

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Some fish can develop lopsided jaw to have distinct feeding advantage


January 26th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): A new research has shown that members of the Perissodinus genus of fish have developed a hugely lopsided jaw that provides a distinct feeding advantage, which means that ... Read more...

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Chemical analyses reveal substance used to seal ancient amphora


January 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A team of chemists from the University of Valencia (UV) in Spain has confirmed that the substance used to hermetically seal an amphora found among ancient remains at ... Read more...

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Coral reefs are hotspot for evolution, say scientists


January 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A new study has determined that coral reefs give rise to many more new species than other tropical marine habitats, thus making them the hotspot for evolution.According ... Read more...

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Sea slug that emits light found in Cuba


November 24th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Santa Cruz (Spain), Nov 24 (EFE) Researchers have found in Cuba a unique sea slug that emits light when it is disturbed. In addition, two biologists described five other new slug species - ... Read more...

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Scientists discover oldest known relative of tyrannosauroid


November 5th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): With the help of an ultramodern imaging technique, a team of scientists has recognized a long forgotten fossil skull in the collections of the Natural History Museum in ... Read more...

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Jaipur fire: FIR lodged against IOC officials for negligence


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Nov 3(ANI): A private company has lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against the officials of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) depot in Jaipur for their alleged negligence in the outbreak ... Read more...

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Jaipur fire: Indian Oil faces negligence charge


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 3 (IANS) An executive of a private company has filed a complaint against Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) after a fire broke out at its oil depot here Oct 29 killing ... Read more...

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Two more bodies spotted at IOC site, fire still rages


November 1st, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Nov 1(ANI): Two more bodies were spotted at the burning Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) fuel depot in Jaipur today, pushing the toll to ten."The unidentified charred bodies were noticed in the ... Read more...

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“Ida” not missing link in human evolution, claims scientist


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): A new analysis has determined that the exceptionally well-preserved fossil primate known as "Ida" is not a missing link as some have claimed, and it may have belonged ... Read more...

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7 new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species discovered


October 6th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species, increasing the number of known luminescent fungi species from 64 to 71.The discoveries also shed light on the evolution of ... Read more...

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Rat as big as a cat found in extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea


September 7th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): An expedition team has found a new species of giant rat in an extinct volcano in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, which at 82cm length, is as ... Read more...

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Scientists discover fossil tooth remains of extinct rodent species in Valencia


August 8th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered an extinct rodent species, based on fossil tooth remains found in Alborache, Valencia, which is the oldest find within this genus ... Read more...

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Scientists discover extinct rodent species


July 29th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered an extinct rodent species, based on fossil tooth remains found in Alborache, Valencia.Eomyops noeliae, from the Eomyidae family, represents the ... Read more...

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New species of lungless salamander found in Appalachian foothills of the US


July 9th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A striking new species of lungless salamander has been found living in a small stream in the Appalachian foothills of the US.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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