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Global extinction was not a sudden event


February 5th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Most of the life forms wiped out in an event known as the Great Dying, 250 million years ago, came slowly from thousands of centuries of ... Read more...

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Study suggests that ichthyosaurs might have been food for the Sea monster Kraken


October 11th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study suggests that ichthyosaurs, which were previously thought to be on top of the ancient sea food chain, might have been a meal for ... Read more...

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34,000-year-old life found trapped in salt crystals


January 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have found 34,000-year-old bacteria trapped inside tiny bubbles of salt crystals that could be the oldest living organisms on Earth, according to a report in the latest ... Read more...

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Research reveals exotic source of Vishnu rock in Grand Canyon of USA


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 2 (ANI): Possible source of sedimentary material that became Vishnu Schist in Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) include Australia, North China, and Antarctica, suggests a new research.Researchers of University ... Read more...

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Mayans converted wetlands to farmland: Study


November 8th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): A new research has found that the ancient Maya civilization coped with tough environmental conditions by developing ingenious methods to grow crops in wetland areas."The work shows that ... Read more...

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Ancient Insects Grew Bigger With More Oxygen, Study Reveals


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Giant bugs may appear revolting to some while fascinating for others. What was previously just a hypothesis is now a fact, with John VandenBrooks of Arizona ... Read more...

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Raising Giant Insects to unravel Ancient Oxygen


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Denver, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that some ancient insects grew bigger due to increased levels of atmospheric oxygen. The research found in particular that dragonflies grow bigger ... Read more...

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200 mn years old skeleton of giant dinosaur discovered


October 31st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists claim to have discovered the first intact skeleton of a dinosaur that is an ancestor to the sauropod, the largest creature ever to walk the planet. ... Read more...

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Aussie dinos hid underground to survive extreme cold and predators


September 28th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A new study has determined that some species of Australian dinosaurs has to take refuge underground to survive freezing temperatures and huge predators.According to a report in Discovery ... Read more...

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Sick Earth may have caused mass extinctions, not asteroids


October 8th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that mass extinctions have happened in the Earths history because the planet got sick.It is believed that asteroids are the reason behind cataclysmic events ... Read more...

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Inactive warships as desalination plants to provide fresh water


October 1st, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Desalination is a practical way to providing fresh water to 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to the life-giving liquid -- the lack of which causes the ... Read more...

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Moon dust particles gave Apollo mission astronauts tough time


September 27th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Fine as flour and rough as sandpaper, moon dust gave Apollo astronauts a tough time by causing 'lunar hay fever', problems with space suits, and dust storms in ... Read more...

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World’s biggest Tsunami tossed gigantic boulders 300 metres ashore


September 26th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) A line of massive boulders on the western shore of an island in the Tonga group stands as a mute testimony to the most powerful volcano-triggered tsunami ever ... Read more...

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Las Vegas sitting on an explosive sleeping earthquake fault line


November 24th, 2007 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 24 (ANI): A sleepy earthquake fault near Las Vegas may wake up someday, according to a report published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin.The Stateline Fault runs within ... Read more...

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330-mln-year-old amphibian footprints discovered


November 14th, 2007 - 8:09 am ICT by admin
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Volcanic clay found to kill 99 per cent of MRSA superbugs


November 14th, 2007 - 3:01 am ICT by admin
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Environment, forced change in habitat determine burrowing capacity of mammals: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 3:00 am ICT by admin
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