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BSF troopers caught felling trees in reserve forest


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 22 (IANS) Six Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were caught red-handed while felling Sal trees inside a government reserve forest in the South Garo hills district of Meghalaya, ... Read more...

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Leeza Gibbons gets married


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TV personality Leeza Gibbons and her fiancé Steven Fenton got married in a ceremony which was only attended by Gibbon’s three children. The wedding was held ... Read more...

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It’s official! Men have lower attention spans than women


February 28th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Do you struggle to make your man give attention to what you say? Well, now even science says that men have lower attention spans than women.Also, women are ... Read more...

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Like humans, gibbons have regional accents too


February 7th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has found that just like humans, gibbons have regional accents too.Gibbons, which along with the great apes are the closest relatives to humans, sing to ... Read more...

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US Congressman, 81, caught reading Playboy mag on flight


November 26th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): An 81-year-old US Congressman has been caught reading a Playboy magazine on a flight.Detroit Democratic Congressman John Conyers was on a plane headed to Washington when a ... Read more...

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New snub-nosed monkey found in Northern Myanmar


October 27th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists have found a new species of monkey in Northern Myanmar (formerly Burma.)The research, by an international team of primatologists, reveals how Rhinopithecus strykeri, a species of ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that can climb wall like human rock climber


August 6th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A first-of-its-kind robot has been designed that can climb a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds.A small robot named ROCR ('rocker') can move like human rock ... Read more...

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How apes leap huge distances


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): It is well-known that gibbons are capable of leaping prodigious distances between trees, crossing gaps of more than 10m at a time. Now scientists have discovered just how ... Read more...

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Vietnam forest wardens rescue 3,500 crocodiles


June 10th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, June 10 (DPA) Forest wardens in Vietnam have rescued 3,500 illegally imported crocodiles and four rare white-cheeked gibbons, a ranger said Thursday. Forest wardens in the southern province of An Giang have ... Read more...

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35-mn-year-old fossil raises questions on primates’ origin


January 7th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 7 (DPA) A 35-million-year-old primate fossil found in southern Thailand has added to evidence that primates, which include humans, might have originated in Asia rather than Africa, Thai media reports ... Read more...

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Rosario Dawson Being Considered For The Upcoming Martha Washington Movie


August 9th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by GD
Actress Rosario Dawson is featured in the news a lot nowadays as the stunning beauty is being considered to essay the lead role in an upcoming Martha Washington movie. According to reports, ... Read more...

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Apes can’t recognise own faces in mirror


February 26th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Unlike chimpanzees, orang-utans and gorillas, apes do not recognise their own face in a mirror, a new study has found.According to scientists, the lack of self-recognition in gibbons ... Read more...

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Hand axes were made 1.6 million years ago, twice as long ago as previously believed


January 3rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): New evidence has suggested that human ancestors in southern Africa were making hand axes as early as 1.6 million years ago, which is nearly twice as long ... Read more...

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Modern-day gibbons flexible feet may have helped early humans walk


December 16th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Similar to modern day gibbons, early humans could have walked successfully on a ''flexible'' flat foot, researchers at the University of Liverpool have found.The arched ''rigid'' foot ... Read more...

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Study on floppy-footed gibbons casts light on how early humans might have walked


November 24th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers reckon that the modern human foot might have first appeared about 1.8 million years ago, but their ape-like ancestors probably took to walking ... Read more...

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Chevron blamed for destroying natural forest in Bangladesh


June 27th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Dhaka, June 27 (DPA) Environmental groups in Bangladesh are up in arms against a US-based oil giant for allegedly destroying a natural forest while exploring for oil and gas near the ... Read more...

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Ape returns to the wild - with lady love


June 8th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjeeb Baruah Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) A male hoolock gibbon wandered from the wild into a national park in Assam in search of a mate - and has now returned with her ... Read more...

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