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‘Travel, urbanisation have led to 50-fold rise in dengue cases’


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Constant travelling and rapid urbanisation of rural areas have contributed to a nearly 50-fold increase in dengue cases over the last 50 years, say experts."Aedes aegypti ... Read more...

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Mamata raps civic bodies for negligence in preventing dengue


September 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Criticising civic bodies run by both her Trinamool Congress as also the opposition Left Front for negligence in combating dengue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Kolkata civic body on overdrive to contain dengue


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for cleaning up the city due to a dengue outbreak, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has intensified vigil to ... Read more...

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Climate change forces mirgration of Australian tropical fish


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Australian scientists have unearthed "striking evidence" of mass migration of tropical fish southwards owing to climate change.Compiled by over 80 of Australia's leading marine experts for ... Read more...

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Attack of the moths at Olympics Village


July 25th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) It was a terror attack of a different kind. Swarms of moths of the Tineola bisselliella and Tineola pellionella species arrived at the Olympics Village, attracted ... Read more...

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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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‘Older bees provide clues to fighting dementia’


July 5th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Surprisingly, older honey bees can reverse brain aging or dementia when they take on nest responsibilities handled by much younger bees, according to scientists from a ... Read more...

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Acidic oceans endangering baby corals


April 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.A team from the School of Biological Sciences and Global ... Read more...

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Bees ’self-medicate’ when infected


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, with the help of antifungal plant resins to ward off the invader, a study ... Read more...

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Pet lizard ‘plucks’ game ants off Android screen


December 18th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) A pet bearded lizard tried to pluck and eat as many as 16 ants off an Android touchscreen on his 24 year-old owner's phone, before giving ... Read more...

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Just 10 yrs left to save Oz’s Great Barrier Reef: Expert


April 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): The beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Australia might soon be a wonder that the future generation may never see.An expert has warned that time was running out for ... Read more...

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Bees could hold the key to dementia


March 24th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A Norwegian scientist has successfully reversed the aging process in bee brain, which may have a bearing on dementia."We accept that as we age, our health ... Read more...

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Why being too good looking might cut your chances with females


February 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): Traditional theory of evolution maintains that it's the good-looking male that gets the ladies, but a new study might prove otherwise.Research by the University of Queensland (UQ) has ... Read more...

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Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): It is no secret that many flowering plants have evolved structures that prevent pollinators such as bees from taking too much pollen.Now, Swiss researchers have produced experimental ... Read more...

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Frogs’ faces give clues to special secret of their evolutionary success


January 14th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) analyse why frogs are the champions of evolution."In terms of numbers frogs are superior to all ... Read more...

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Ginger root helps conserve stag beetles


January 10th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Ecologists have indicated that ginger root could be the key to conserving the largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle - the stag beetle.Ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of ... Read more...

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Female butterflies chase males when it’s cool


January 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Yale University researchers have found that female butterflies actively court males after being exposed to cool, dry temperatures as caterpillars.Raised in the moist and warmer season as larvae, ... Read more...

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Starfish’s ’slimy goo’ may cure inflammation


December 10th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Starfish could hold the key to new treatment for inflammatory conditions such as asthma, hay fever and arthritis, believe scientists.The species they are interested in is the spiny ... Read more...

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MCD to promote mosquito-proof coolers


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Friday asked the city residents to use special mosquito-proof coolers (MPC) to keep dengue and chikungunya at bay.The civic body is ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered mosquitoes thwart dengue spreaders


November 12th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Fight against dengue would soon become more efficient, as scientists have successfully conducted an outdoor trial of genetically modified mosquitoes to sabotage the dengue spreaders.By the end of ... Read more...

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Birds mimic alarm calls of other species to steal food


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has discovered that drongos in the Kalahari mimic the alarm calls of other species to steal food.The birds 'play tricks' on meerkats in particular, following ... Read more...

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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...

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Millions of Cans of Similac Baby Formula Recalled Due To Beetles


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Similac Infant Formula has announced a voluntary recall of cans as well as plastic containers of the powdered formula because it may be ... Read more...

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Abbot Laboratories Recall Around 5 million Similac-Brand Formulas From Market


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday, drugmaker Abbot Laboratories voluntarily recalled millions of powder-based infant formula containers that are feared to be contaminated with insect parts. The company in its ... Read more...

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Social environment changes bees’ behaviour and internal clocks


September 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that honeybees, which are removed from their usual roles in the hive, undergo changes in their behaviour and internal clocks.These findings indicate that ... Read more...

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Tiny Gulf sea creature could shed light on impact of oil spill


August 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A University of Alabama molecular biologist plans to collect sea anemones that live in Gulf Coast waters back to his lab in order to better understand the impact ... Read more...

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Fungus-farming ants use ‘antibiotic weed killers’ to maintain their gardens


August 27th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Fungus farming ants also have means to protect their 'gardens' - they use multiple antibiotics as weed killers to maintain their grounds.Dr Matt Hutchings at the University of ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth Great Barrier Reef’s 169,000-year-old great grandmother


August 20th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a more ancient reef than the Great Barrier Reef - just 600 metres away from it.This year, an international team extracted 34 sediment cores from ... Read more...

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Incidence of malaria, dengue drops in Haryana


August 5th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) Haryana has registered a considerable decline in the cases of malaria and other vector borne diseases like dengue and encephalitis in 2010, health officials Thursday said. "Recently there were ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly insect repellents identified


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Paving way for new environmental-friendly insect repellents, researchers have identified two compounds emitted by mosquito predators that make the mosquitoes less inclined to lay eggs in pools of ... Read more...

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What makes a bee grow up to be a queen?


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Putting a new piece into the puzzle of what makes a bee grow up to be a queen, researchers have found that a key protein in the insulin ... Read more...

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New tome reveals bizarre fears of hypochondriacs


July 14th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 14 (ANI): A Reader's Digest writer has compiled every unknown, terrifying and rare illness and disease in a book - especially for hypochondriacs.The list of phobias includes foreign accent syndrome, ... Read more...

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Why some termites become queens and others don’t


July 9th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new research explains which specific chemicals are used by some termite queens to prevent other termites in the colony from becoming mommies like themselves.NC State's Dr. Ed ... Read more...

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Even workers can produce queen bees!


June 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Cape honeybee workers can produce a new queen at any time, new Australian research reveals.While in most bee species, the eggs laid by workers always grow into ... Read more...

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Giant Oil Plume Seen In Alabama


May 28th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Alabama, May 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Gulf of Mexico is still burning and the scientists have now discovered yet another oil plume which they claim is drifting towards Alabama. The ... Read more...

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