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New tool can map birth, evolution of galaxies


August 17th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Astrophysicists have developed a new computational approach that can accurately map the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years. It can also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Indian traders made British curious about Africa’ (With Images)


June 25th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Did Indian traders prove to be catalysts in Britain's colonisation of Africa? Yes, says the author of a book on sea trade between India and Africa.Blanche ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Himachal raises objections to Renuka dam project


June 16th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) A proposed hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district which also aims to provide drinking water to Delhi received a setback Saturday, with the hill state ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Britons claim having visited non-existing ancient wonders


February 5th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) A British survey has found one in eight people claiming to have visited ancient wonders of the world that turned non-existent centuries ago!Of the 2,500 people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Isles of Wonder’ theme of Olympic’s opening ceremony


January 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) London 2012's opening ceremony will feature the "Isles of Wonder", the ceremony's artistic director Danny Boyle revealed six months ahead of the Games.Boyle said it ... Read more...

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Bird nest delicacy could cause cancer


December 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) A delicacy made from the nest of cave swift, a species of bird that builds its nest from its saliva, may cause cancer, China's quality watchdog ... Read more...

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UAE backs Pakistan for UNSC seat


October 20th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The UAE will back Pakistan's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, the UAE's envoy here has said.UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Essa ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Punjab formulate cultural policy


September 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Unesco will help the Punjab government formulate its cultural and heritage policy, an official said Tuesday.There is great potential to highlight the cultural heritage of Punjab, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gunfire, spirituality and call of wild on book cart (IANS Books This Week)


August 18th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Let your mind travel with the pile on your book shelf this weekend...1. "Girls Behind the Gunfire"; Written by Trisha Ray; Published by HarperCollins-India; Priced ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

The Mennonites: A lesser known community in Mexico


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) The German-speaking Mennonite community in Mexico - who came from Canada in search of cheap land and "greater respect for their way of life" - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Islamic banking ideal for economic growth: Expert


May 1st, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 1 (IANS) The interest-free Islamic banking system will provide the ideal thrust to India's economic development, an expert said here Sunday.Islamic banking, which propagates zero-interest lending, can solve ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Brief Encounter’ theme is UK’s favourite classic


April 26th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2, known to many as the 'Brief Encounter' theme, has been voted the favourite piece of classical music in the UK.The tune, featured throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Who speaks for the Adivasi’s right to the forests?


April 17th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Aloka KujurRanchi, Apr 17 (ANI): Much is at stake for the Adivasis in Jharkhand. Inhabitants of a region heavily forested for hundreds of years and rich in mineral and ore deposits, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Capitalism may have killed life on Mars, says Hugo Chavez


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Capitalism may be the reason behind lack of life on the planet Mars, according to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez."I have always said, heard, that it would not be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How chickens ‘keep their cool’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anthony Hopkins hated theatre work


February 2nd, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Veteran actor Sir Anthony Hopkins never enjoyed working in the theatre and also found the movie industry frustrating at times."I did some Shakespeare. Jesus Christ - Never again. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sir Anthony Hopkins hated working in theatre


February 1st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Sir Anthony Hopkins has admitted that he didn't enjoy working in theatre.The 'Silence of the Lambs' actor took to the stage at London's prestigious National Theatre earlier in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Emma Watson: Probable Lead In The Incarceron Film Adaptation


January 14th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Emma Watson the popular actress from the Harry Potter series is all set to make her mark on the silver screen with an amazing lead role in the film adaptation ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Colourful ancient rock art in Western Australia ‘is alive’


December 28th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that a particular type of ancient rock art in Western Australia maintains its vivid colours because it is alive.Some rock art fades in hundreds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hindus and Jews seek Romanian Church Patriarch’s help to end Roma apartheid


December 28th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 28 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have urged Patriarch of majority Romanian Orthodox Church, its Holy Synod, and National Church Assembly to help improve the plight of Roma (Gypsy), ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Becks, Posh are devotees of ‘healing crystals’


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): David Beckham and wife Victoria have become devotees of 'healing crystals' since moving to California.The former England captain and his wife keep the colorful stones in their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists discover new ways to predict possible earthquakes


December 1st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A recent research provides new means for replicating how earth ruptures develop and possibly enabling prediction of future earthquakes.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mystery of diamond’s soft side solved


November 30th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A German research has decoded the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding, explaining how the hardest known material in the world can be machined.A team of researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists say that the precursor to the HIV was in monkeys for millennia


September 17th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say they have found new evidence that the ancestor to the virus that causes AIDS, Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), have existed in monkeys for more years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

An Ancient Site Utilized To Slaughter Bison Unveiled In Montana


August 10th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 10, 2010 (Just Flashed): A squad of American archaeologists is presently functioning in the Blackfeet Indian reservation that is positioned in the northwestern region of Montana. These archaeologists have voiced ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Exact death toll not known in Leh tragedy: Azad


August 6th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday said the exact number of casualties due to the flash floods in Leh ... Read more...

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An 800-year-old museum in war-torn Gaza


August 6th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza, Aug 6 (IANS) An 800-year-old house in Gaza is being turned into a museum, which will house a massive collection of 1,300 coins belonging to different ancient civilisations. Marwan Shahwan, owner of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

E-books will take over print in 5 years, predicts Sony


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Sony has predicted that e-books will completely take over the print media in another five years."Within five years there will be more digital content sold than physical content. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Graphene to pave way for development of advanced touch screens


May 31st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): A team of American and Israeli researchers has come up with a new method for the production of bulk quantities of one-atom-thick sheets of carbon called graphene, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist decodes secret of Rembrandt’s appeal


May 29th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 29 (IANS) Rembrandt may have pioneered a technique that guides the viewer's gaze around a portrait, creating a "calmer" viewing experience, says a new study. Renaissance artists used various techniques to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Secret behind Rembrandt’s ‘magic’ uncovered


May 29th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A University of British Columbia researcher has found the secret behind what makes Rembrandt's masterful portraits so appealing.In the study, Steve DiPaola has argued that Rembrandt may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jindal to take up khap panchayat issues with government


May 10th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Congress MP Naveen Jindal clarified Monday that he had not taken a stand on the demand of khap (caste) panchayats in Haryana to amend the Hindu Marriage ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World’s oldest Wonderbra discovered


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A 200-year-old lacy boob enhancer, which is thought to be the world's oldest push-up bra, was recently discovered in storage at the Science Museum in London.The pads ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mughal monuments in Jammu and Kashmir get a facelift


March 12th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 12(ANI): Archaeologists are restoring medieval Mughal buildings in Jammu and Kashmir, in a bid to boost tourism in the state.The buildings lie inside the famous Nishat Bagh, which is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Drake wants to create off-world listening post to listen for alien messages


February 19th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Frank Drake, the founder of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), has proposed sending a spacecraft to planets orbiting distant stars to overhear alien communications, which would be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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