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Dubai demolishes 40 ugly buildings, more to follow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) At least 40 abandoned buildings have been demolished in Dubai this year by the municipality because they posed a health threat, security risk and distortion of ... Read more...

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Juhi, Sonakshi go on shopping spree at Patiala (Snippets)


August 16th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Juhi Chawla and Sonakshi Sinha hit it off so well while shooting "Son Of Sardaar" in Patiala, that they used to shop at local ... Read more...

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Fiza Mohammed found (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Fiza Mohammed, aka Anuradha Bali, who had married and was later divorced by former Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan, has been found dead ... Read more...

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Fiza Mohammed commits suicide


August 6th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Fiza Mohammed, aka Anuradha Bali, who got married to and was later divorced by former Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan under controversial circumstances, has committed ... Read more...

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NHRC asks Bihar for report on students’ thrashing


July 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notice to the Bihar government following a report that two school children were beaten till they fainted ... Read more...

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China to use chicken army to fight locusts


July 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) An "army of chickens" will be employed by the administration of a Chinese province to fight locusts in its pastureland.Gansu province in northwest China will send ... Read more...

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Vitamin K2 found promising in Parkinson’s treatment


May 13th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) Vitamin K2 has shown promise in the treatment of Parkinson's, a condition characterised by lack of movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. Using vitamin K2, Patrik Verstreken, ... Read more...

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Sexual reproduction has genetic advantages


April 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Courtship rituals can be a full-time activity, demanding time and effort, but now scientists have discovered why it might be worth it. Animals and plants which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home


March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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Some honey bees tend to take risks


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Believe it or not -- some honey bees tend to take the initiative or the risk to find new hives, with their brains showing similar patterns ... Read more...

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‘Menstruating’ hen blamed for bloody egg white


March 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) A Chinese company claimed its "hens were menstruating" when a customer complained that the egg whites of its products were blood red.Bai, who hails from Qingdao ... Read more...

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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...

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Hudgens finds centipedes ‘awful’


February 11th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she freak out after seeing centipedes.The 23-year-old, who stars alongside Liam Hemsworth and Michael Caine in her new project, ... Read more...

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Israel develops green pesticide


December 29th, 2011 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 29 (IANS) Israeli scientists have developed an inexpensive environment friendly pesticide.Researchers, led by Shmuel Gan-Mor, at Israel's Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), said they have developed an emulsion based ... Read more...

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Worker ants can kill termites


December 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Worker ants from an African species can paralyse and kill termites from afar due to a potent venom they carry, reveals new research that could prove ... Read more...

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‘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...

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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 |

Source of insect buzz around beer identified


November 20th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Why do insects buzz around beer -- because flies can sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound used in yeast fermentation."Insects use their taste system to glean ... Read more...

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Couple sues airline over cockroaches


November 14th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A couple who felt sick after seeing cockroaches emerge from air vents and storage areas on an American flight is suing the airline.Harry Marsh and his ... Read more...

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Insects inspires mother of all adhesives


November 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Insects can scurry up walls, hang from ceilings and perform other acrobatic feats with remarkable ease. This has inspired scientists to come up with a mother ... Read more...

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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...

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30 killed in Arunachal bridge collapse (Lead)


October 29th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 30 people, including children, were feared killed when a suspension bridge over the Kameng river collapsed late Saturday in Arunachal Pradesh, a police official ... Read more...

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Chivalrous male cricket would die for his female


October 7th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Chivalrous male crickets are willing to lay down their lives for their lady loves, so that their genetic legacy and offpsring can live on, new research ... Read more...

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Thought it was a joke, says scientist who won Nobel


October 6th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Oct 6 (IANS) Jules Hoffmann, one of the three scientists who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize for medicine, initially "thought it was a joke, just a mistake" when he ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes disappear in some parts of Africa


August 31st, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Scientists have been left baffled with reports that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, BBC reported.Figures in the Malaria Journal say control methods ... Read more...

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Bees on a Yakutia Airline flight to Moscow creates panic


August 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Passengers in a Moscow-bound flight were given a scare when bees on the plane went on the loose. Daily Mail reports that two swarms of the insects ... Read more...

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Bloom to save endangered butterflies


August 16th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom has pledged to help endangered butterflies by backing his mother's campaign to raise awareness about the threatened insects.The actor has sponsored children's book ... Read more...

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‘Paranoid’ insects double mating time with females


August 9th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Male insects which become 'paranoid' in a rival's presence, double the mating time with a female even though her risk of being fertilised by another male ... Read more...

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Scientists complete potato genome sequencing


July 16th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) A consortium of scientists led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) has finished sequencing the genetic code of the potato.The six-year study carried out ... Read more...

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Caterpillars stop train in China


June 13th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Caterpillars forced a train to stop in China after they gummed up the wheels and created a thick sticky layer on the track as it chugged ... Read more...

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When caterpillars stopped a train in China


June 1st, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 1 (IANS) Swarms of caterpillars delayed a cargo train in China for three hours as they invaded a section of the railway track, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Cell phones killing off global bee populations


May 13th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) The mobile phone may be a blessing for millions of people worldwide, but it has also become a deadly bane for bees, say experts.Researchers say mobile ... Read more...

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Termites eat away 10 million Indian rupees kept in a bank


April 25th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The State Bank of India has lost 10 million rupees to termites. The insects ate the money which was kept in the vault at the bank. ... Read more...

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Repulsive smell could fight bed bug infestation in homes


April 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sweden, Apr 1 (ANI): A Swedish study has found that repulsive smells could help in combating bed bug infestation in homes.Researchers from Lund and Sundsvall in Sweden discovered that young bed bugs ... Read more...

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Explorer David Livingstone’s letter reveals he ate elephant


March 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A letter that describes how famous Scottish explorer David Livingstone killed and ate an elephant during an African expedition has fetched 28,800 pounds at a London auction.The explorer ... Read more...

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