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‘Beg Borrow Steal’ goes to Thailand!


August 7th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The ninth season of reality show "Beg Borrow Steal" will go international and the show's host Aaliyah is ready to take on the challenge one ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A robot that walks on water!


July 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bejing, July 29 (IANS) The first bio-inspired microbot is capable of not just walking on water but jumping up and down on the water's surface like the insect, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Modified bug knocks out malaria parasite


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists are using a modified mosquito bug to knock out the deadliest malaria parasite, present in the insect's gut, by 98 percent.The bug, Pantoea agglomerans, was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cockroach essential to earth’s delicate ccoystem


June 24th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) People need to stop stamping on cockroaches, as one of the most despised of all insects is essential to our planet for converting nitrogen into fertiliser, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Street lighting changing insect ecosystems: Study


May 24th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Street lighting is changing insect ecosystems in towns and cities, The Independent reported.Groups of invertebrates living near artificial lights include more predators and scavengers, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads


March 26th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study. Aerogel, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Paltrow obsession for bees


March 16th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow admits she loves small black and yellow bees and that she has even undergone bee venom therapy to help rid her of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tree lobster thought to be extinct found alive


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) The tree lobster insect that was thought to be extinct for 80 years was found alive on a rock in the South Pacific Ocean.Scientists have discovered ... Read more...

Posted in World |

This spider eats the snake


March 1st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Some spiders in South Africa can tangle up a snake by trapping it in the sticky mesh and then spinning a fine web around its coils.Eventually, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fearing something magnifies its hold on you


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) The more you fear a spider, the bigger it insect will seem to be. Simply told, fearing something only magnifies its hold on you and distracts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fly named after Beyonce


January 13th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian researchers have named a rare fly after singer Beyonce in honour of its golden behind, a media report said.The Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae fly -- ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s smallest frog discovered


January 12th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Papua New Guinea, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are convinced that a 7mm frog found on the island of Papua New Guinea could be the world’s tiniest frog. The amphibian is smaller ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Winning fights drives greater aggression


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Winning fights seems to drive greater aggression, thanks to a bio-chemical mechanism.Paul Stevenson of the University of Leipzig and his team staged "tournaments" among crickets to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘New vision’ tweaks drones’ ability to fly precisely


December 13th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new visual system will tweak pilotless aircraft's ability to navigate even more accurately by imitating how insects do it."UAVs (pilotless aircraft) are used in crop ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Paper wasps have flair for recalling faces


December 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Paper wasps, possessing brains less than a millionth of the size of that of humans, have evolved a similar face-learning abilities, a study reveals. "Wasps and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s biggest insect - Weta insect discovered in New Zealand


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Auckland, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world’s biggest insect has been discovered on an island in New Zealand. The animal is so big that it has carrot on its list of diets! ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s biggest insect found


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) An American explorer claims to have found the world's biggest insect on New Zealand's Little Barrier Island.The insect is called the "Weta Bug" and has a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Arunachal bridge collapse: Three bodies found


October 30th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Oct 30 (IANS) Three dead bodies were recovered while 14 people are still missing as rescue workers managed to pull out at least 58 people, of whom 30 were ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lizard in midday meal: Goa orders probe


September 13th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) Goa Tuesday ordered an official inquiry after 12 primary school students fell ill after eating a midday meal, which had a dead lizard and an insect ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mosquito pill on the horizon


July 12th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dakar, Senegal, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from Senegal and the Colorado State University have concluded a study into a worm drug which turns the tide against mosquitoes. Scientists have long suspected ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Zoe Saldana loves working with guns


July 11th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) American actress Zoe Saldana enjoys working with guns and respects the weapons, as she has grown up with it."Women with guns is happening and it's exciting. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scorpion venom-injected pesticide could protect plants from bugs!


April 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered new ways to use scorpion venom to protect plants from bugs.Past research identified scorpion toxin's usefulness in the development of insecticides. Its venom attacks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biggest ever spider fossil found in Mongolia


April 21st, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ulaanbaatar, April 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeologists have found the biggest prehistoric spider fossil in Inner Mongolia. The creature was well preserved and scientists have been able to determine even the minute details ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Walking robot HECTOR developed to study animal movements


April 20th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A six-legged robot HECTOR (Hexapod Cognitive autonomously Operating Robot), designed by researchers at the University of Bielefeld's Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, has been built to study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Higher CO2 could change plant evolution


February 17th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan have suggested that rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monarch Butterfly Count Bounces Back


February 16th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being devastated by terrible storms, the Monarch butterfly count has bounced back, with colonies in Mexico more than doubling in size during the season, however experts say ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cockroach ‘to fine-tune robots of the future’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers are using the maddening locomotive skills of cockroaches to improve robots of the future.Amir Ayali of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology said the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“Human Torch” Johnny Storm of Marvel’s Fantastic Four Dies


January 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a move which has left comic fans shocked, Marvel Comics has killed off one of it's iconic characters who has been with the franchise since 1961. After ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Survey says that bedbug problem in US is pervasive


January 13th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers were stunned when they found that bedbug problem in the United States was “pervasive”.A study to understand how Americans see the bedbug problem was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bedbug Problem Is Pervasive, Survey Says


January 13th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The problem of bedbugs affecting normal life seems to be on the rise in the United States, if revelations of a recent survey are taken into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Worm sticks between woman’s cornea and iris in Bihar


December 26th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravi RanjanNalanda (Bihar), Dec.26 (ANI): In an unusual case a worm got stuck between a woman's cornea and the iris of her right eye in Bihar's Nalanda District.Radha Devi, a 20 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rowan Somerville beats Alastair Campbell to win Bad Sex in Fiction Award


November 30th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Irish author Rowan Somerville has landed this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award.He has narrowly beaten the former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell to win the award, reports ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How about fried onions spiced up with a used condom for dinner?


November 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 06 (ANI): A used condom was found inside a 100gm packet of fried onion that had been sold at a convenience store in Singapore.According to the Sin Chew ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How whales can help planes to fly better, by Prince Charles


October 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): Prince Charles has highlighted the extraordinary advances being made with the help of lessons learned from the natural world in his new book 'Harmony.'In this extract, the Prince ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FDA announces the Similac recall because of beetle infiltration at the manufacturing plant


September 24th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) FDA has announced a recall of the Similac brand baby formula, because they suspect that a variety of the small beetle might have infiltrated one of manufacturing plants.FDA ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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