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Genes invest you with unique facial identity


September 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have isolated genes that shape our facial form and structure, besides explaining why twins and siblings have more similar faces than unrelated people.This study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Goa to spend Rs.36 crore to battle sea erosion


July 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) The Goa government will spend Rs.36 crore to save the popular Sinquerim-Baga beach stretch in north Goa from sea erosion.The beach stretch, located a short distance ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russian Hare Krishna Movement to be Rathyatra theme


June 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
K0olkata, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to spread awareness about the Hare Krishna Movement in Russia, the Kolkata chapter of ISKCON has decided to make it the theme of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Earth Hour in Moscow saves 2,400 kWh


April 1st, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 2,400 kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy were saved as 65 buildings in Moscow went dark during the global Earth Hour Saturday evening, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UN to observe Earth Hour


March 31st, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) The UN will observe Earth Hour Saturday by turning off the lights for one hour at its facilities around the world.The world body, headquartered in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New mapping tool pinpoints cancer hotspots


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) A new mapping tool simplifies cancer detection by pinpointing genetic information that may be linked with cancer hotspots, a study reveals.A research team, led by Thomas ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UAE, Belarus discuss bilateral cooperation


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Vice President Mohammed Bin Rashid and Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail V. Myasnikovich Tuesday discussed ways for opening new horizons of cooperation between ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan celebrates Milad-un-Nabi


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) People across Pakistan Sunday celebrated Milad-un-Nabi with fervour.The day began with special prayers for development, safety, peace and unity amongst the followers of Prophet Mohammed.Special ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

At CST, 26/11 heroes still do their duty (Three years after 26/11 attack)


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) When 26/11 terrorists Ajmal Amir Kasab and Ismail Khan fired manically at passengers, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) announcers Bablu Kumar and Vishnu Zende, displaying immense ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2012 London Olympics torch relay to pass through 1,000 places


November 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed Monday that 1,018 villages, towns and cities in Britain will be on the route ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Unesco adds new sites to world heritage list


June 25th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unesco has added many new landmarks on its World Heritage List, the global organisation reported on its website.Among the new sites are lake districts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bees navigate home by ‘reading the sky’


May 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) How do bees display this incredible knack of navigating cross-country? Scientists have now hit upon the reason for this -- bees are sky readers!Bees can home ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bieber to meet Israeli PM


April 12th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber is planning to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday during his visit to that country.The pop star arrived in the Middle ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now listen to complete ‘Don Quixote’ on YouTube


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 23 (IANS/EFE) People from all over the world shot videos against iconic landmarks while reading different fragments of "Don Quixote". These have been now uploaded on YouTube as ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

At 680 feet now and climbing, One World Trade Center finally joins New York skyline


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22(ANI): One World Trade Center, aka the Freedom Tower, has finally joined the New York skyline, as its steel frame now stands at 58 stories - with a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New software allows the blind to ’see’ their printed portrait images


February 17th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Computer scientists in Arizona have demonstrated new software that enables the blind to 'see' their printed portrait images.Their software allows a blind user to take a photo of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Couple create giant Christmas pudding tree in their garden


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A couple had a “wonderful” use for their time in UK.Roger Holley and his wife Valerie spent six years of their time to shape two trees in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Men, women still follow ancient rituals while shopping


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Men and women still follow ancient rituals while shopping, says a new study.For instance, during the last-minute holiday rush, men seek their prized item, pay, and leave without ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Iran launches biggest air defence drill


November 16th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 16 (IANS) The Iranian Army Tuesday launched its biggest nationwide air defence drill to prepare against any possible attacks "on public or nuclear sites" in the country, the state-run Press ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Face recognition may replace passwords in mobile phones


October 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) A new software that can track your facial features in real time is likely to replace passwords and PIN numbers when you log into internet sites from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Buy Loch Ness instead of Angel Islington in Scotland’s own Monopoly


October 19th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Scotland has got its own flavour of the famous board game Monopoly, with iconic locations like Angel Islington, Euston Road and Pentonville Road being replaced by more sought-after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Photographer captures rare image of lightning striking Statue of Liberty


October 14th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Statue of Liberty, which is one of the most significant landmarks of the US coast line, was in its finest splendor when she ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Why pink is Liz Hurley’s favourite colour


October 12th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 12 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley, model for the Esteé Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, is obsessed with the colour pink, and she tells why."I adore pink! For my Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

How our brains ‘light up’ when we navigate


September 30th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 30 (ANI): A new Australian research has found that specialised neurons in the brain 'fire' corresponding to the direction that a person is moving.Dr Oliver Baumann of the Queensland Brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Football playing robots ‘to beat world’s best players by 2050′


September 24th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Football playing robots could soon defeat a champion human team by 2050, claim their creators, who think their advance could drive the development of artificial intelligence and robotic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Football playing robots to change how rescue ops are conducted


September 14th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Football playing robots could soon defeat a human team, claim their creators, who think their advance could drive the development of artificial intelligence and robotic technology towards roles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare color footage of the London Blitz found


September 8th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare colored footage of when Britain came under siege from the Nazi Germany has been shown by the Westminster City Council to commemorate the 70th anniversary ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

A 250,000-rose India Gate replica


August 4th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) Ever imagined what the India Gate would look like if it was made of roses? A replica of the monument with 250,000 roses will be the star attraction ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Touchdown Jesus statue struck by lightning


June 17th, 2010 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ohio, Jun 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a shocking incident, a 6-storey tall statue of Jesus Christ was destroyed when it was struck by lightning. The statue was completely reduced to shambles ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Touchdown Jesus Fire Leads To A Loss Of $700,000


June 16th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Monroe, June 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A day after the Touchdown Jesus was struck and burnt by the lightning, the Monroe Fire Station officials on Tuesday came forward with the estimated ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Lightning-struck 60ft Jesus statue in Ohio burns to ground


June 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): A 60ft statue of Jesus, which was one of Ohio's most familiar landmarks, has burned to the ground after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm.Police said the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nine Nanos begin countrywide drive from Sanand


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Sanand (Gujarat), June 2 (IANS) A fleet of nine Nanos driven by prospective customers who participated in an online contest, began a countrywide drive from here Wednesday to mark the inauguration of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Romeo wherefore art thou’ game becomes internet sensation


February 6th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 06 (ANI): 'Romeo wherefore art thou,' a new online game based on William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet,' is the new hit on the Internet.It has already attracted 22 ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Haiti After The Quake


January 17th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Haiti, Jan 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The catastrophic earthquake at Haiti of magnitude 7.0 has shaken the nation. The devastating earthquake took away thousands of lives rendering so many people homeless. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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