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The suicide forest of Japan


April 11th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) An evergreen forest at the foot of Japan's Mount Fuji is being dubbed a "suicide forest" because up to 100 bodies of people who kill themselves ... Read more...

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Benin invites Indian firms for oil and gas exploration


December 10th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The West African country of Benin Saturday invited Indian companies to help develop its oil and gas sector."There is a lot of unexplored mineral reserves ... Read more...

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Skin bones helped huge dinos survive


November 30th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 30 (IANS) Bones within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam our planet might have stored vital minerals to help them survive and bear ... Read more...

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Remains of 10,000-year-old giant sloth found


October 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Scientists have found bones in Brazil that belonged to a 20-foot-tall sloth that lived some 10,000 years ago.The bones were found in Minas Gerais state. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Quakes unlikely in Sikkim for next few years, says expert


September 25th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Sikkim is unlikely to face any large earthquake over the next couple of years as vast energy has been released through last Sunday's tremors and ... Read more...

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Government pulls up 20 percent mines


September 18th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has issued notices to nearly a fifth of operative mines in Goa.The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), a wing of the ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Strong quake may hit Kashmir by 2055: Expert


July 7th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 7 (IANS) A "great earthquake" measuring eight or above on the Richter scale may rock Jammu and Kashmir by 2055, a geologist warned Thursday.The state was hit by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

It’s ‘back to school’ for Deora’s geo-scientist


May 5th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Seventy-two-year-old Shiv Balak Misra is hardly a pin-up hero. The frail, down-to-earth geo-scientist-turned-social worker and educator wants to ensure that children in his backwater Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spirited Irish fans back minnows against England


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) About 300 die hard Irish fans flew into this city to back their home team in their World Cup Group B match against s England at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indonesian mud volcano ‘likely to continue erupting for another 26 yrs’


February 26th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Researchers have estimated that the world's largest mud volcano, which left 13,000 families homeless, is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years.The volcano, in East Java, Indonesia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Zealand may face further quake aftershocks; Oz seismologist


February 26th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.26 (ANI): An Australian seismologist has warned that Christchurch could face earthquake aftershocks for a year and added that Wellington is at risk of experiencing bigger earthquake."I think there will be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chemist claims oil droplets mimic early life


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chemist claims oil droplets mimic early lifeLondon, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study by a chemist claims that oil droplets mimic early life in the manner they that creep purposefully through their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WiliLeaks cables state Saudi oil reserves may be overstated by almost 40 percent


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.10 (ANI): Leaked American diplomatic cables released by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have revealed that the United States fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may ... Read more...

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Six dead after Taliban attack Hungarian oil company convoy in Pakistan


January 21st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by BNO News
Islamabad - Six people were killed on Thursday when militants ambushed a convoy of a Hungarian oil company in Pakistan's northwestern region, security officials said.Two employees returning from work were killed in ... Read more...

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Adapting to climate change may have been easier 13,500yrs ago


December 19th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Adapting to climate change may have been easier in the past, according to a new study.Samuel Munoz, now a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and geologist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iceland volcano pushes down 1,000 tonne boulder


November 28th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) An erupting volcano forced a gigantic 1,000 tonne boulder down the mountainside onto a valley floor in Iceland.The huge boulder, standing more than 50 feet high, dwarfs ... Read more...

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Radar images from space shuttle reveal Egypt’s lost great lake


November 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Geologists have found that a huge lake waxed and waned deep in the sandy heart of the Egyptian Sahara.Tushka region of Egypt is covered by a huge sand ... Read more...

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India’s maiden scientific team reaches South Pole


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After traversing over 2,350 km in nine days, India's first scientific expedition team to the South Pole planted the Indian flag at the earth's southernmost point Monday ... Read more...

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350mn-yr-old, 4-legged amphibian’s burrow found in Pennsylvania


November 10th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Researchers have stumbled upon the fossil remains of a burrow belonging to an amphibian that lived 350 million years ago in Pennsylvania.The borrow is now filled with sediments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan Taliban claim responsibility for mosque attack


November 6th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS/AKI) Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest Pakistan in which over 60 people were killed, saying their target was ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tremors Strongest At Anchorage Says, Alaska Earthquake Information Center


September 21st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Anchorage, Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday afternoon an earthquake of moderate intensity shook a huge part of the state of Alaska. At around the 1:24 p.m., the tremors of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Dr. Roger Musson: Britain’s overdue killer earthquake could kill hundreds


September 17th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A geologist in Britain has warned that the country could face a killer earthquake that could see up to one hundred people dead.

The geologist in question is ... Read more...

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Several skeletons recovered in Dharwar in Karnataka


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaipal SharmaDharwar (Karnataka), Sep 1 (ANI): Around 60 to 75 human skeletons were recovered from the outskirts of Annagiri town in Karanataka's Dharwar District.The first 20 skeletons were discovered on Saturday ... Read more...

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Large oilfield discovered in Afghanistan


August 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 15 (DPA) Officials said Sunday that an oilfield containing an estimated 1.8 billion barrels of oil have been discovered by geologists in northern Afghanistan. The Afghan government revealed earlier this ... Read more...

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77 mn years old dino claw prints found in Utah


July 24th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): An ancient 'crime scene' in Utah has revealed evidence of a dinosaur in the act of preying on a small mammal.A 77-million-year-old dinosaur claw mark and scratched-out digging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US urges release of citizen sentenced in China


July 7th, 2010 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (DPA) The US called on China Tuesday to release a US geologist who was sentenced to eight years in prison for obtaining an oil database regarded as a ... Read more...

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China jails US geologist on ’state secret’ charges


July 5th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 5 (DPA) A Chinese court sentenced a Chinese-born US geologist to eight years in prison Monday after convicting him of illegally obtaining an oil database that was deemed a ... Read more...

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Guatemala sinkhole not a sinkhole, says expert


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 03 (ANI): The giant sinkhole in Guatemala City that has caught attention of the world shouldn't be called a sinkhole, according to an expert.Geologist Sam Bonis claims "sinkholes" mean areas ... Read more...

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Egyptian blue pigment found in 12th century Romanesque altarpiece


May 6th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) has discovered Egyptian blue pigment in a Romanesque altarpiece in the church of Sant Pere de Terrassa (Barcelona).The ... Read more...

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British ‘climategate’ scientists cleared of wrongdoing


April 14th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (DPA) British scientists accused of manipulating climate change data were not involved in any "deliberate scientific malpractice", an independent review published Wednesday said. The row which erupted in December centred ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Geologists Discover The Deepest Undersea Volcanic Vent


April 13th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Caribbean Sea witnessed the discovery of the deepest undersea volcanic vent as a remote controlled submarine carried out a series of extensive explorations through the ... Read more...

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Scientists Find New Life In Deepest Undersea Volcanic Vent


April 13th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A remote controlled robot sub which was deep beneath the Caribbean Sea came upon what is the world's deepest known hydrothermal vents. Extremely hot water, rich in ... Read more...

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Andaman earthquake confirms worst fears: Geologist


April 4th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of the Andaman Islands on March 30 is yet another confirmation that this particular region will continue to ... Read more...

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