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Mice also foIlowed migrating humans: Study


March 19th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Unlike dogs, house mice may not be man's best friend, but they accompanied the two-legged specimen on their colonising drives.Study co-author Eleanor Jones (affiliated with the ... Read more...

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Leopard strays into Guwahati, injures three


January 20th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) At least three people were mauled by a leopard Friday in the heart of Assam's main city of Guwahati after the big cat strayed into a ... Read more...

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Tigress shot dead by police at Kaziranga


December 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) A full grown Royal Bengal tigress was shot dead Monday by police commandos at the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam after the big cat went ... Read more...

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A university to manage a rapidly urbanising India


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 3 (IANS) With over 625,000 villages, rural India still dominates the country's landscape even as rapid urbanising is throwing up challenges for planners. To train people manage this ... Read more...

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Greens hop along to catch Goa’s frog poachers


June 10th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 10 (IANS) The first monsoon thunder in Goa comes along with a rather modest but equally harmonious accompaniment in the form of croaking bull frogs that are hunted ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict intensifies in Madhya Pradesh


June 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 1 (IANS) Man-animal conflict is intensifying in Madhya Pradesh with regular incidents of attacks on humans as big cats stray into inhabited areas because they are forced to ... Read more...

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Our forefathers chose to live in volcanic zones


March 4th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Our ancestors chose to settle in locations that sat on risky quake prone or volcanic zones. This was because regions vulnerable to earthquake and volcanic activity ... Read more...

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Scientists study isolated islands to test limits of human existence


February 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists are studying an isolated segment of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire to test the limits upto which humans can survive in extreme conditions.The Kuril Islands ... Read more...

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Water resources played vital role in patterns of human settlement


December 5th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Water resources played an important role in shaping patterns of human settlement and networks of biological and economic exchange, say scientists as they reconstruct the colonial hydrology of ... Read more...

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Tiger shot dead in Assam


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) A Royal Bengal tiger was shot dead by forest rangers after the big cat mauled two people to death and critically injured two more in Assam Tuesday, wildlife ... Read more...

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Assam orders probe into killing of elephant calf


October 28th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) The Assam government Thursday ordered a probe into the death of a wild elephant calf clobbered to death by villagers two days ago after it strayed from the ... Read more...

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Action ‘needed to save archaeological sites threatened by rising seas’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have issued call to action for archaeological sites threatened by rising seas.Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological ... Read more...

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Outrage over baby elephant’s killing in Assam


October 27th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) Wildlife experts and conservationists Wednesday were outraged over the brutal killing of a wild elephant calf that was clobbered to death by irate villagers after it entered a ... Read more...

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Flour residues on stone tools suggest early humans ate a balanced diet


October 19th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Early humans, who were initially thought of as near total carnivores, ate ground flour 20,000 years before the dawn of agriculture, it has been found.Flour residues recovered from ... Read more...

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Assam villagers poisoning elephants to prevent attacks


October 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions in Assam with at least four wild Asiatic elephants being poisoned by the villagers in the past one week, ... Read more...

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Mathura tiger eludes, may be close to Rajasthan border


October 7th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 7 (IANS) The tiger, now named Mohan, eluded wildlife trackers from three states, two days after it was spotted in Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh where it attacked half a ... Read more...

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Egypt completes canal project to turn desert into farmland


August 17th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Alexandria (Egypt), Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) An ambitious $100 million canal project to bring water from the Nile river to the Toshka desert in Egypt to convert arid regions into farmland and boost ... Read more...

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Manned lunar space station now closer to reality


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Hopes of building a manned lunar space station have moved a step closer after scientists discovered water is widespread on the moon. It is abundant both on the ... Read more...

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Human settlement on the moon not so far-fetched


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): The day is not far when humans would start building homes on the moon-thanks to researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who have discovered "lunar dew" on ... Read more...

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India-Africa business conclave opens with large African participation


March 15th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for scaling up trade and investment with Africa, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday inaugurated a two-day conclave that is set ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh villagers kill leopard for alleged trespassing into human settlement


February 21st, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Feb.21 (ANI): In a gruesome incident of violence against wild animals, villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district killed a leopard after it allegedly strayed into their locality on Saturday ... Read more...

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Man-animal conflict: Villagers poison elephants in Assam


October 25th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 25 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Assam have warned that the human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions with villagers poisoning to death at least four wild elephants in ... Read more...

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James Cameron’s “Avatar” Trailer Debuts Online


August 21st, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez There has been whispered utterances about this for almost a decade and a half now and finally the news has burst all over the place that James Cameron's long awaited ... Read more...

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Buzz Aldrin calls for human settlement on Mars


July 4th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): The NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin has said that humans should create a settlement on Mars to provide much-needed objectives to the younger generation.Aldrin, the second man to set ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find oldest human settlement of Aegean Islands


June 28th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): The ruins of the oldest human settlement in the Aegean Islands found so far have been unearthed in archaeological excavations by a team of Greek, Italian and American ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves IBSA MoU on Human Settlements Development


February 5th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has accorded ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) on Cooperation in the field ... Read more...

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Wildlife officials capture tiger in Ramnagar


January 10th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Ramnagar (Uttaranchal), Jan.10 (ANI): Wildlife officials captured a tiger on Friday after it had strayed into a human settlement here. The tiger had been wandering around in the area for past one ... Read more...

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Rampaging elephants attack Jharkhand village


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kundhit (Jharkhand), Jan 2 (ANI): Wild elephants have attacked the remote village of Kundhit in Jharkhand''s Jaamtara District, terrifying its residents. The animals after losing their track ventured into the human ... Read more...

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When jumbos helped rangers bring back rhinos on the run


September 25th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Pallav Basu Lataguri (Dooars) West Bengal, Sep.25 (ANI): Two tamed elephants proved a major help for the forest rangers of the Gorumara National Park in the foothills of Himalaya recently to ... Read more...

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Bronze Age settlements found in Iran


August 26th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, August 26 (ANI): A team of international archeologists has unearthed over 100 prehistoric mounds in the Darestan region of Irans Kerman Province, which date back to the Bronze Age.According to ... Read more...

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Nature reserves attract human settlement in developing nations


July 4th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkley, has determined that rather than suppressing local communities in developing nations, nature reserves attract human settlement.In ... Read more...

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Paris is 3,000 years older than earlier believed


June 27th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): An archaeological dig has moved back the first known human occupation of Paris to about 7600 BC, which is more than 3,000 years older than earlier thought.The ... Read more...

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Ecosystem connectivity patterns can yield better predictions of future ecological change


June 2nd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): By examining how human influences interact with natural processes to influence connectivity at the continental scale, ecologists have determined that networks of large-scale experiments are needed to ... Read more...

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What rubbish, it’s money down the drain!


June 2nd, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by admin
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbish is not rubbish, it's just money being thrown away, says Colin Drummond, an entrepreneur from Britain who made his millions managing waste and generating ... Read more...

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First wave of floods hits Assam


May 28th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) Heavy pre-monsoon rains have triggered flash floods in Assam Wednesday snapping road links and breaching embankments, officials said. A government spokesman said the eastern district of Dhemaji, about ... Read more...

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