life history

Clue to why women live longer discovered


August 4th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) A genetic clue to why women outlive men has been found in a study of fruit flies by British researchers.The research, published in the journal Current ... Read more...

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Opening ceremony a warm-up act for Games: Danny Boyle


July 28th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Danny Boyle, the mastermind behind the grand opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, says the spectacle was a "warm-up" act for the Games.The Oscar-winning ... Read more...

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Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

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Longer breast feeding helps babies develop bigger brains


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Breast feeding for longer stretches could be a safe way to help babies develop bigger brains.A three-year study of 128 mammal species, including humans, found that ... Read more...

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Extra-marital affair forces official to commit suicide


December 30th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) A senior Himachal Pradesh government official Thursday committed suicide at his residence here as a woman he was having an extra-marital affair with was forcing him to marry ... Read more...

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Human childhood considerably longer than chimps: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that human childhood is considerably longer than chimpanzees, our closest-living ape relatives.A multinational team of specialists, led by researchers from Harvard University, Max-Planck Institute for ... Read more...

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James Wall Dies At 92, Immortalizing Mr. Baxter


October 30th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) James wall, who made himself immortal with the role of Mr. Baxter, in the famous children's show "Captain Kangaroo", died on Wednesday at the age of ... Read more...

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“48 Hours Mystery” Revisits Rodney Alcala Case


September 26th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Sep 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The story and life history of serial killer Rodney Alcala, was featured on the premiere episode of this season's CBS News "48 Hours Mystery" on ... Read more...

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Demario Atwater sentenced to life in prison for murdering college student


September 24th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) – A Durham, North Carolina man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 kidnap and murder of a female college student, prosecutors said.Demario ... Read more...

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Delinquent kids don’t always take to crime


July 25th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Children who fall foul of the law early in life don't necessarily take to a life of crime later on. This is one of the findings of the ... Read more...

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People listen when Indian Prime Minister speaks: Obama


June 28th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitToronto, Jun 28 (ANI): Praising Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SIngh's knowledge of economic activities, which US President Barack Obama said were of service to the G-20 summit which ... Read more...

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Maya commoners recorded history by burying relatives under homes


April 21st, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Illiterate Maya people had a novel way of recording their histories - they buried family items and even relatives under their homes.Excavations of Maya homes in central Belize ... Read more...

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First molars help trace how apes, humans evolved


December 29th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The development of the first molars is closely attuned with basic aspects of a primate's biology, says a new study. "Knowing the age when the first molar appears in ... Read more...

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World’s largest slave graveyard uncovered on St Helena Island


December 12th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered one of the largest slave graveyards anywhere in the world on the tiny island of St Helena.According to a report in the Times, the bones ... Read more...

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John Daly weight loss story can be made into a movie


December 9th, 2009 - 1:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Coolum, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) John Daly had 3 ambitions in life. One was to write a book, the second was to have a movie made on his life and the ... Read more...

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Malay centenarian’s shown 23yrs younger in national records!


September 15th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 15 (ANI): She claims to be 107 years old, but the National Registration Department's records in Malaysia show her to be only 84.The revelation about Mek Wook Kondor, ... Read more...

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Scientists define global conservation priorities for endangered carnivores


August 27th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): In a new study, a team of Brazilian researchers has defined global conservation priorities that encompass socioeconomic and life-history factors for endangered carnivores.The team, led by Dr. Rafael ... Read more...

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Gandhian studies catching on at Panjab University


July 5th, 2009 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Not many years ago it was a university department that students applied to only to avail themselves of hostel accommodation and library facilities. But there has ... Read more...

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Macho guys don’t always get the girl


May 12th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Aggressive behaviour might have helped tribal men collect more wives and produce more children, but anthropologists show that macho guys don't always prevail. Researchers have found that more aggressive ... Read more...

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Columbus crews teeth may give fresh insight into earliest European visitors to New World


March 20th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are studying the teeth of crew members Christopher Columbus left on the island of Hispaniola after his second voyage to America ... Read more...

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Hand-written letter by Rabindranath Tagore found in Bangladesh


February 11th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
The six-page letter was found in Patisar village under Atrai Upazila in the northern Bangladesh district of Naogaon. Over 66 years since Tagore's death, it is a major find for those interested ... Read more...

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Parasitic males go spermless in absence of females


November 11th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A species of parasitic nematode worm doesn''t make any sperm when females are not around, according to a new study. Earlier, scientist believed that sperm production is quite ... Read more...

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Identical twin stars are remarkably different


June 19th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): The analysis of the youngest pair of identical twin stars yet discovered has revealed remarkable differences in brightness, surface temperature and possibly even the size of the ... Read more...

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New study to identify species prone to extinction under environmental change


June 14th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 14 (ANI): A new ecological study led by a University of Adelaide researcher would help identify species prone to extinction under environmental change, and species that are likely to ... Read more...

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Now you can trace eight more Indian farm products from birth


June 10th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) You'll soon be able to tell which orchard your mango came from and if any pesticide was used while it was growing. India is ... Read more...

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Astronomers hold Cosmic Seance for Supernova


May 30th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Astronomers have decoded ghostly echoes of light traveling away from the remains of a supernova, to piece together what the star looked like in life and how ... Read more...

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Comics on Jharkhand freedom fighters soon


May 16th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by admin
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has come out with an innovative idea to educate children about the contribution and valour of the state's freedom fighters. The home department ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil meets participants of R-day cultural troupes


January 27th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today met participants of the cultural troupes, which had performed on Rajpath during the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital. Dozens of colourful tableaux ... Read more...

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