higher latitudes

Bigger brains evolved to cope with dim light


August 8th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Human beings living at higher latitudes developed bigger brains than their equatorial counterparts to be able to see better in low light areas.Higher latitudes, characterised by ... Read more...

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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

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Electrical current between Saturn and its moon discovered


April 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): An electrical current running between Saturn and its moon Enceladus that creates an observable emission on the ringed planet has been discovered by the scientists working with data ... Read more...

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Humans first covered their nakedness 170,000 years ago


January 7th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A research suggests that humans first covered their nakedness some 170,000 years ago, something which helped them move out of Africa. Research by David Reed, investigator at Florida ... Read more...

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Lice DNA shows humans started wearing clothes about 170,000yrs ago


January 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new study following the evolution of lice has revealed that modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate ... Read more...

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Lunar Eclispe Coincides With Winter Solstice After 456 Years


December 20th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that this year, the North American people will have double reason to rejoice as according to eclipse experts, Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice are ... Read more...

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‘Knot’ in ribbon at solar system’s edge ‘unties’


October 1st, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 01 (ANI): Maps produced by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft has revealed that the unusual "knot" in the bright, narrow ribbon of neutral atoms emanating from the boundary between ... Read more...

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Solar max ‘gloom and doom’ claims overstated: Expert


August 28th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 28 (ANI): All the hype about how disastrous the solar max could be for the entire power grid of Earth is unnecessary, a leading astronomer from Australia has said.But Dr ... Read more...

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Scientists find new clues as to why animals grow bigger in the cold


February 25th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have across new clues that offers new insight to Bergmann's rule that animals grow larger at high, cold latitudes than their counterparts closer to the equator.The ... Read more...

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Climate change making some animals thin, while some fat


February 10th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Tel Aviv University in Israel have determined that as a result of climate change, some animals are going on a diet, ... Read more...

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Better food makes high-latitude animals bigger


January 29th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Animals at high latitudes grow better than their counterparts closer to the equator because higher-latitude vegetation is more nutritious, says a new study. The report presents a novel ... Read more...

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How water is formed on the Moon


September 25th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), an instrument aboard India's recently ended Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, along with the Deep Impact spacecraft, has confirmed the existence of water on ... Read more...

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Water on moon raises new questions about its origin: NASA


September 25th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The confirmation of elevated water molecules in the moon's polar regions by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 raises new questions about its origin and effect ... Read more...

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Our baby found water on moon: ISRO scientist


September 24th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Sep 24 (IANS) The "baby" had done its job by finding water on the moon, India's ace space scientist and project director of the country's maiden lunar mission ... Read more...

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Trees colonize new territories in response to higher temperatures


August 26th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): Reports indicate that trees around the world are colonizing new territories in response to higher temperatures, all thanks to global warming.From the US west coast to northern Siberia ... Read more...

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Scientists map waves in Earth’s radiation belt


June 1st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Scientists at NASA have mapped chorus waves, a type of electromagnetic emission generated by electrons in Earth's radiation belt.Chorus waves play an important role in both accelerating and ... Read more...

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Tropical lizards may be in serious threat from global warming


March 4th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new research has indicated that lizards living in tropical forests in Central and South America and the Caribbean could be in serious peril from rising temperatures ... Read more...

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Cassini maps Titans vast dune fields that act like weather vanes


February 27th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Using four years of radar data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have mapped Titans vast dune fields, which may act like weather vanes to determine general ... Read more...

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Big volcanic eruptions cooled tropics


January 6th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Big volcanic eruptions cooled the tropics over the past 450 years, an effect masked by rising global temperatures, says a new study.Scientists already agree that large eruptions have ... Read more...

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Big volcanic eruptions can cool the tropics


January 6th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Climate researchers have shown that big volcanic eruptions over the past 450 years have temporarily cooled weather in the tropics.The researchers included Rosanne DArrigo, a scientist at ... Read more...

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Global warming will free billions of tonnes of carbon from peat bogs


November 7th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) Global warming could free billions of tonnes of carbon concentrated in the world's peat bogs within the coming decades, according to a new analysis of the interplay between ... Read more...

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Global warming may hasten carbon release from worlds peat bogs


November 7th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A new analysis has determined that billions of tons of carbon sequestered in the worlds peat bogs could be released into the atmosphere in the coming decades ... Read more...

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Tropical rainforest and mountain species may be threatened by global warming


October 10th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A new study has warned that tropical rainforest and mountain species living in some of the warmest places on Earth may be threatened by global warming. University of ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels may raise heart attack risk in men


June 10th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Men who have low levels of vitamin D may be at an increased risk of having a heart attack, according to a new study.According to background information ... Read more...

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A snow-less Srinagar disappoints tourists on New Year


December 31st, 2007 - 7:29 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Dec 31 (ANI): Lack of snowfall in Srinagar has dampened the spirits of tourists and residents alike who expected to celebrate the New Year amidst heavy snow, a usual occurrence in ... Read more...

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