living organisms

Alien Life could be discovered within the next 40 years


September 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lord Martin Rees who is the queen’s astronomer said last night that there is a possibility of alien life being discovered beyond the solar system in the ... Read more...

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Storing zettabytes of information on a few grams of DNA


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 23 (IANS) Archival storage of the world's ever-increasing volume of information is reaching a point where it will require a breakthrough technology to meet the enormous need.Although flash ... Read more...

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Lichen can survive in hostile space conditions


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 24 (IANS) You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation, but lichen can still survive. In 2008, scientists from the European Space ... Read more...

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Mexico steps up effort to protect biodiversity


March 7th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol, which sets the rules for protecting biodiversity, as well as for the responsible and safe use of biotechnology, ... Read more...

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Russian scientists finally reach Lake Vostok


February 9th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After 20 years of trying, Russian scientists have announced a major breakthrough in the quest to get to Lake Vostok. The scientists believe that the lake which ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Oldest living organism - seagrass discovered


February 8th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have discovered the world’s oldest living organisms – seagrass. They inhabit more than 2000 miles ranging from the country of Spain to Cyrus. The scientists ... Read more...

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Forget religion, get 21st century morals: Richard Dawkins


January 24th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Salman Rushdie may not be here, but the shadow of god looms large over the Jaipur Literature Festival, with philosopher and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins dismissing ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012.Venkatraman works as a biologist at the ... Read more...

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U.S. Daylight Savings time change for 2011


November 5th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Daylight Saving Time in the United States will end on Sunday (6th of November 2011); a week after the rest of the world turned their clocks ... Read more...

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Nature inspires scientists to create new materials


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Inspired by nature's approach, which bonds tiny atoms into diamonds and silicon, scientists are fashioning new crystals from nanoparticles and DNA, the basic building blocks of ... Read more...

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Tomato plants produce unique antioxidant


July 24th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A new natural antioxidant synthesised by tomato plants is 14 times as potent as resveratrol, the wonder compound and antioxidant in red wine, which delays ageing.Antioxidants ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE anti-plastic bags campaign a hit with private sector


May 6th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' move to keep the country free from plastic bags has won tremendous appreciation and support from the private sector.The drive - ... Read more...

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Ban endosulfan: Environmentalists


April 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Ahead of a convention in Switzerland which will deal with endosulfan pesticides, environmental groups Monday urged the government to ban the pesticide."Environmental health groups appeal ... Read more...

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Animals too hedge their bets like humans in natural selection


March 16th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 16 (ANI): Just like humans, other animals also hedge their bets, and understanding this may help explain how nature will respond to future climate change, says expert.Andrew Simons of Carleton ... Read more...

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Did life on Earth begin in space?


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Many experts believe that biological raw materials were carried to our planet as lumps of asteroid rock.The molecular structure of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins ... Read more...

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Using living cells to create ‘biotic’ video games


January 15th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A Stanford researcher has started developing video games using biotechnology.Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing "biotic games" involving paramecia and other living organisms.In his video games, a player's actions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

34,000-year-old life found trapped in salt crystals


January 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have found 34,000-year-old bacteria trapped inside tiny bubbles of salt crystals that could be the oldest living organisms on Earth, according to a report in the latest ... Read more...

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UK scientists are on a mission to find alien life in the Earth’s atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In many Hollywood Sci-Fi movies, aliens are portrayed as creatures that live millions of miles away from the earth but new evidence by researchers suggest aliens could be ... Read more...

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Nanobubbles ‘can detect and eliminate prostate cancer cells’


September 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Scientists at Rice University were able to use plasmonic nanobubbles in living organisms to detect and eliminate implanted human prostate cancer cells.Dmitri Lapotko showed that the nanobubbles, generated ... Read more...

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Long-standing mystery of protein ‘quality control’ mechanism solved


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 13, 2010: Scientists have apparently solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct "quality control" to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production.The findings ... Read more...

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Spike Lee denounces the Gulf Report


August 9th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Spike Lee has called the announcement by scientists that most of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico has disappeared as a 'Lie'.It ought to ... Read more...

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Underwater Census Reveals The Extent Of The Unknown


August 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a revelation that can only be called mind blowing, a group of scientists have announced that there are a total of 230,000 species of living ... Read more...

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Greenpeace launches campaign on soil fertility


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Environmental organisation Greenpeace Tuesday launched a nationwide campaign seeking implementation of government policies to save the soil from the harmful impact of chemical fertilizers. The Living Soils ... Read more...

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Greenpeace “Living Soils” campaign calls to save soils from harmful chemical fertilizers


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati/New Delhi, Aug.3 (ANI): Greenpeace India today launched "Living Soils", a nationwide campaign with a call to implement Government policies to save soils from the harmful impacts of chemical fertilizers.This campaign ... Read more...

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Evidence of 4bn-years-old life may be preserved in Martian rocks


July 30th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A research on hydrothermal formation of Clay-Carbonate rocks in the Nili Fossae region of Mars could provide a link to evidence of living organisms on Mars, roughly 4 ... Read more...

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Two-billion-year-old macrofossils discovered in West Africa


July 1st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): The 2.1billion-year-old, thumb-sized fossils discovered in Gabon, West Africa, represent ancient signs of multicultural life, according to palaeontologists.Fossils of putative multicellular organisms, found in India, were nearly half ... Read more...

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on the rise


June 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has risen by about 2 parts per million (ppm), scientists have determined using data sent by SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eight scientists win Norwegian Kavli prizes


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 3 (DPA) Eight scientists were Thursday named winners of the Norwegian Kavli prizes for discoveries in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said. The astrophysics prize ... Read more...

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Seabirds’ diets cause metal contamination of Arctic ponds


May 26th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Potent metals like mercury and lead, which are ingested by Arctic seabirds feeding in the ocean, end up in the sediment of polar ponds, a collaborative research team ... Read more...

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‘Stress’ protein may stop aging process


May 25th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Excessive amounts of HSP10 (Heat Shock Protein) inside mitochondria - 'organs' that act as energy generators in cells - can halt the body's ageing process by preserving muscle ... Read more...

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New technique can control cell movement with light in organisms


May 17th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Looking for cancer cure, scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to manipulate the activity of a protein at precise times and places within a living ... Read more...

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Study proves Darwin’s theory of universal common ancestry


May 13th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): A large scale, quantitative test has proved Darwin's theory of universal common ancestry (UCA), linking all forms of life by a shared genetic heritage from single-celled microorganisms to ... Read more...

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80-year old theory of ‘primordial soup’ as origin of life rejected


February 3rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): A new research by scientists has rejected the 80-year old theory of 'primordial soup' as the origin of life, and has instead suggested that claims it was the ... Read more...

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‘Metabolism first’ theory on origin of life rejected


January 9th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): A new research has rejected the 'metabolism first' hypothesis about the origin of life, a theory that says life originated from a system of self-catalytic molecules capable of ... Read more...

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How rays use their sensory abilities to hunt for prey


December 27th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 27 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists explored the sensory abilities of rays in order to find how the marine animals scout for food on the seafloor, ... Read more...

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