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Sulphuric acid formation affects climate, health


August 9th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) The formation in the air of sulphuric acid, which smells like rotten eggs, is significantly impacting our climate and health, says a study.The study led by ... Read more...

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African hominid fed on unique hard diet


July 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (IANS) The two-million-year-old African hominid had a diet unlike all other known human ancestors, according to German researchers. Hominid is a primate of a family (Hominidae) that ... Read more...

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Woman imprisons grandmom for monthly benefit money


January 5th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) A German woman imprisoned her grandmother for three years in one room in pitch darkness so that she could lay her hands on the benefit money the woman ... Read more...

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49,000-yr-old Spanish murder site indicates ‘Neanderthals were cannibals’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an ancient mass murder site in Spain that indicates that Neanderthals could have feasted on the bodies of their family members too.The 49,000 years old ... Read more...

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The top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2010


December 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The top ten archaeological discoveries for this year have been revealed, and they include royal tombs among others.This year archaeologists were led to the discovery of royal tombs ... Read more...

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Neanderthals crafted earliest tool made from human bone


December 16th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the earliest known tool made from human bone- and it was apparently crafted by Neanderthals.They have identified a human skull fragment dating back at least ... Read more...

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A R Rahman at GIMA: “My Dad Used To Look At Lata Mageshkar’s Photo Every …


December 4th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The first edition of Global Music Indian Awards (GIMA) has become a platform of emotional outburst for all the Indian musicians. It has started a trend and set a landmark ... Read more...

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Oldest tool-use claim challenged by Spanish researchers


November 17th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A Spanish-led team of researchers has challenged the idea that human ancestors were using stone tools about 3.4 million years ago.The original claim was based on what were ... Read more...

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3-year-olds sensitive to others’ moral behaviors and intentions


November 16th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Two new studies have concluded that young children's helpfulness is tempered when they see that the person they intend to help has harmed another person. But it also ... Read more...

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‘Grandmother hypothesis’ that helps us live longer may be a myth


August 25th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Shattering the so-called 'grandmother hypothesis', researchers have claimed that grandma may not be as important as we thought - at least when it comes to evolution.In a new ... Read more...

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Stopping frowning can change ability to read sad and angry sentences


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Blocking frowning can take a toll on a person's ability to read emotional sentences, revealed a study.While the world can tell what you are thinking or feeling just ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem


July 13th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a tiny clay fragment dating from the 14th century B.C.E. Found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls, the ... Read more...

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Brit scientists unveil bionic hand


May 12th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Scientists in Britain have developed a bionic hand with fingers that move and react independently.A first of its kind, the cutting-edge ProDigits provides a lifelike replacement for full ... Read more...

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Fossils indicate that Humans and Neanderthals inter-bred with each other


May 7th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New study suggests that humans and Neanderthals may have interbred some time in history, before the eventual extinction of the Neanderthals. The Neanderthals existed on ... Read more...

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‘Wireless’ bionic hand unveiled by Scottish firm


May 6th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): A Scottish firm has unveiled a bionic hand that can be programmed using wireless technology.West Lothian-based Touch Bionics said its i-Limb Pulse, which will be featured at a ... Read more...

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Bonobo chimps like humans may be hardwired to shake their heads to say ‘no’


May 6th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Anthropologists have recently filmed Bonobo chimps shaking their heads from side to side to 'say no'.This finding may be indicative of the behaviour of humans as primates."In bonobos, ... Read more...

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Just like humans, apes suffer self-doubt too


April 19th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Just like humans, apes are sufficiently self-aware to doubt their own knowledge, says a new study.As part of the research, Josep Call of the Max Planck Institute for ... Read more...

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How the brain hears music and lyrics


March 10th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Does the brain process words and music separately or as one? Well scientists in Germany seem to have found an answer to the hotly debated question.The research ... Read more...

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Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... Read more...

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Analyzing DNA directly from 30,000-year-old modern humans now made possible


January 1st, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): A team of scientists has shown how it is possible to directly analyze DNA from ancient modern humans who lived around 30,000 years ago.DNA that is left in ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too close a deal


August 21st, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Lower-ranking chimpanzees know how to bargain with their superiors to achieve a fairer split of food, concludes a new study.The study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior, suggests ... Read more...

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Sweet tooth drives chimps to develop own brand of toolkits


May 31st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Chimps are so nuts about honey that, even though they've no access to a hardware store, they construct their own brand of toolkits when foraging for snacks from ... Read more...

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Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan has cancer surgery


May 28th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan has undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his bladder, just two weeks after collapsing in a dressing room in Athens and being rushed to ... Read more...

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Chimps create fishing rods to hunt termites


March 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees can fashion plant stems into tools that resemble fishing rods, in order to scoop termites out of their nests.According to a ... Read more...

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Human mouth houses over 600 kinds of microbes


February 28th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A human mouth houses a flourishing community of over 600 different kinds of bugs or microbiome. But like fingerprints, no two microbiomes are alike, say scientists. In the ... Read more...

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Human saliva is teeming with 600 microbe species


February 27th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Every one of us is different even when it comes to spit. Thats the conclusion of a new study which says more than 600 microbe species live ... Read more...

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More convictions in Germany for attack on Indians


February 25th, 2009 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Leipzig (Germany), Feb 25 (DPA) A German court convicted three more men Tuesday of assault in connection with a 2007 attack on a group of Indian migrants. After a dance-floor brawl, the Indians ... Read more...

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Half a gram of Neanderthal bone enough to discover genome


February 13th, 2009 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Leipzig (Germany), Feb 13 (DPA) Less than half a gram of Neanderthal bone, collected from skeletons in Croatia, Spain, Russia and Germany, was enough to decode the genome of humanity's relative, scientists ... Read more...

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Good night’s sleep boosts immunity, protects against parasites


January 11th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) A sound sleep boosts immunity and protects against parasite infestation, according to a study. Brian Preston from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, led ... Read more...

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A good night’’s sleep protects against parasite infestation


January 9th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany have found that animals that sleep longer do not suffer from parasite infestation.They hope that the ... Read more...

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Scientists decode half of the Neanderthal genome


December 10th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Scientists have decoded half of the Neanderthal genome and are aiming to sequence the rest by the years end.According to a report in New Scientist, researchers ... Read more...

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Chimps too dole out tit-for-tat behaviour to friends and foes


October 29th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 29 (ANI): Chimpanzees very closely observe who all are grooming them, and ultimately return favours to them while freezing out others, according to a new study. Cristina Gomes, a ... Read more...

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World’s oldest bible online


July 21st, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Leipzig (Germany), July 21 (DPA) World's oldest surviving semi-complete copy of the Bible, a fourth century manuscript in ancient Greek that was discovered in a wastepaper bin by a German scholar, ... Read more...

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Even apes prefer their meals cooked


May 29th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (ANI): Scientists have shown that our ancestors had a natural liking for cooked meals, by finding that chimps, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans all prefer cooked food to raw ... Read more...

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Neanderthals were highly carnivorous, with a taste for red meat


April 24th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study on a large, worn Neanderthal tooth has led scientists to speculate that the hominids were highly carnivorous, with a diet consisting largely of red ... Read more...

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