life span

World’s oldest plant brought back to life


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wonders of this world will never cease. It is alleged to be true that one of the oldest plants had withered and it nearly came into ... Read more...

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Italian family in Sardinia is world’s oldest


August 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS) The oldest family in the world is an Italian one living on the island of Sardinia, where nine brothers and sisters have a collective age of ... Read more...

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Today August 21 is ‘Senior Citizens Day’


August 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On every 21st August the United States of America celebrates old person in the society. This day is used to appreciate any older person who is ... Read more...

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Russia launches Proton-M rocket with Dutch telesat


July 10th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) Russia conducted the launch of a Proton-M rocket with a telecommunications satellite late Monday.According to Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos, the Russian Proton-M launch vehicle carrying ... Read more...

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Eating less food may lengthen your life


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Reducing daily intake of food by 40 percent may help in enhancing one's life span by 20 years, British scientists working over treatment for ageing disease ... Read more...

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Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

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Offspring of older fathers may live longer


June 12th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits. "If your father and grandfather were able to live ... Read more...

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India to launch satellite to monitor border


April 25th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India proposes to launch Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) with cloud penetrating capability for imaging various parts of the country, including border areas, the Lok ... Read more...

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Indian rocket being fuelled for Risat-1 launch


April 25th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) With 5.47 a.m. Thursday set for the blast-off of the Indian rocket carrying a remote sensing/earth observation satellite - Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - into ... Read more...

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Facebook open to partnerships: Carolyn Everson


March 14th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Stating that Facebook is conscious about the content it uploads, the social networking site's Vice President for Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson said it strives ... Read more...

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Russia postpones rocket launch


January 27th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The launch of a Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with a Dutch telecommunication satellite onboard scheduled for Friday has been postponed indefinitely for technical reasons, Russian ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum calls for business innovation


January 26th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 26 (IANS) Participants at the annual World Economic Forum here Wednesday urged the companies to focus on innovation to remain in business.Companies failing to adapt themselves to new ... Read more...

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China ‘understands’ Sri Lanka-India ties: Wijesinha


January 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) China understands the primacy of Sri Lanka's relations with India, an advisor to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Wednesday.Speaking at an event organised by ... Read more...

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Russia launches two telecom satellites


December 11th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Sunday launched two telecommunications satellites --Luch-5A and Amos-5 -- from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.A Proton-M carrier rocket with two telecommunications satellites onboard ... Read more...

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Parliament panel raps Coast Guard for poor force accretion


December 9th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A Parliamentary Standing Committee Thursday rapped the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for its poor rate of force accretion, pointing out that it had added only ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress may not be all that harmful


December 7th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-oxidants play a critical role in protecting cells but could also damage them or cause their deaths if they are malfunctioning, a study reveals. This damage ... Read more...

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‘Homeopathy fast becoming preferred mode of treatment in India’


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Homeopathy is not a placebo but is effective in treating many serious diseases, including certain kinds of cancer, and costs just one-fifth of allopathic medication, ... Read more...

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PM to speak to Chandy, Jayalalithaa on Mullaperiyar


November 25th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday promised to speak to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa and Kerala's Oommen Chandy to defuse tensions between the ... Read more...

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Doctors overlook vital signs in diagnosing delirium


November 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Clinicians are overlooking vital signs in the blood that could help them more accurately diagnose patients with delirium, a condition tied to shorter lifespans. "These biomarkers ... Read more...

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Seven things to live up to 100 years


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) People can live up to 100 years if they take care of seven simple things in everyday life, a leading cardiologist has claimed.Clyde Yancy, a Canadian ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu university plans Centre for Space Technology


October 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) As an Indian rocket prepares to sling into orbit Wednesday a nano-satellite built by its students, SRM University has announced plans to set up a ... Read more...

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Three women scientists involved in satellite project


July 16th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) Three women space scientists are playing an important role for the successful functioning of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-12, launched Friday from the ... Read more...

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India notches another space success


July 15th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) India notched another milestone in its space programme Friday evening when it successfully launched a heavy-duty rocket that placed a major communications satellite ... Read more...

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Spiders weave erratic webs as they age


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Young spiders create webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they age, their skills show gaping holes and erratic weaving, new research claims.By using ... Read more...

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Canada introduces plastic cash


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Canada, June 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bank of Canada has announced that they will place in circulation new currency notes made of polymer by the end of 2013. The central bank ... Read more...

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Acidic reservoir threatens Meghalaya’s hydel project


June 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) The Kopili Hydel Project in Meghalaya, owned by the North Eastern Electric Corporation (NEEPCO), has come under threat from high content of acid in its reservoir ... Read more...

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China’s second moon orbiter Chang’e-2 heads for outer space


June 10th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) China's second moon orbiter, Chang'e-2, Thursday set off on a journey into outer space that will take it about 1.5 million km away from the ... Read more...

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Cutting fat may actually shorten your life


May 4th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that restricting fatty food may not lengthen the life span, as was widely believed, but may have a contrary effect, i.e. shortened life.Researchers ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans to deploy two new choppers for Arunachal Pradesh


April 29th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep KumarItanagar, Apr 29(ANI): Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited (PHHL) Executive Director Sanjeev Bahl on Friday said that the company would deploy two new MI-172 helicopters in Arunachal Pradesh in December.Four ... Read more...

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India’s latest satellite starts beaming pictures


April 29th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) India's latest advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 launched last week beamed its first set of pictures Thursday.In a statement, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said ... Read more...

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India’s latest satellite to beam pictures from Thursday


April 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) India's latest advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2, launched last week, is all set to beam back pictures Thursday onwards, the Indian space agency said.A statement ... Read more...

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Two-year-old world’s first to have extra DNA strand


April 12th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A British toddler has become the first person in the world to be diagnosed with an extra strand in his DNA.Two-year-old Alfie Clamp from Nuneaton in ... Read more...

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Huge lobster saved from the pot


March 16th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One very lucky lobster has been saved to live another day. The massive creature was caught in Britain and officials have taken the creature to an aquarium.The ... Read more...

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Parliament reluctant to pass women’s bill: Book


February 25th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Parliament is reluctant to pass the women's reservation bill as it is not a politically satisfying move for various parties, says a new book, stressing that "more ... Read more...

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Midlife crisis is more hype than truth: Experts


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Experts have suggested that the idea of midlife crisis being common is nothing but a myth.Psychologist Margie Lachman of Brandeis University in Massachusetts has said that crisis are ... Read more...

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