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Indian warships to begin evacuating Indians from Libya next week


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Two Indian warships sailing to Libya to evacuate Indians stranded by the massive protests against the Muammar Gaddafi regime will reach Alexandria in neighbouring ... Read more...

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Some sharks navigate to specific locations up to 50km away: Study


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): A new study has shown that some shark species are able to navigate to specific locations up to 50km away.Re-analysing tracking data from tagged sharks, ecologists found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amar Singh takes off trousers at press meet


February 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Cheesed off with the-oft repeated criticism about using luxury vehicles during his much-hyped Purvachal Yatra in pursuance of his campaign for carving out a new state out of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kidnapped Hindu trader rescued in Pakistan


February 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A Hindu trader, who had been abducted late last month, was rescued after a fierce gun battle in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said.Sarwan Kumar was rescued from the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Racism probe after UK health watchdog describes gossip as ‘jungle drums’


February 7th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A health watchdog in Britain has had its funding withdrawn after its chairman was accused of racism for using the phrase "jungle drums" to describe gossip.The innocuous remark ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chernobyl birds ‘have 5 percent smaller brains’


February 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5 percent smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Right nostril helps pigeons find their way home


January 28th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): It's the right nostril that helps pigeons navigate long distances of unfamiliar territory to find their way home, suggests a new study.Biologist Anna Gagliardo of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gorilla That Walks Like A Man Filmed At Zoo In Kent


January 27th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Kent, Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is one gorilla determined to establish his kinship with humans all the more. Ambam, a resident of the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Facebook, Twitter demeaning human values: Scientist


January 24th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook could be downright anti-social, threatening to dominate our lives and making us less human, a researcher says. Prof. Sherry Turkle ... Read more...

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New study explains humans’ critical ability to throw long distances


January 24th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances.The study by Indiana University and the University of Wyoming ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook, Twitter ‘making us more isolated and less human’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A leading academic in the U.S. has claimed that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are threatening to dominate our lives, making us more isolated and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Resistance training good to lower blood pressure


January 17th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Resistance training is as good as aerobic exercise in lowering one's blood pressure (BP). The study, led by Scott Collier of the Appalachian State University in the US, ... Read more...

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Decline in number of winged visitors to Delhi zoo


December 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) From a few thousands in the 1980s to a few hundreds now, the number of migratory birds visiting Delhi zoo in winter has dropped drastically. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sleep-deprived bees make poor dancers: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Like humans, bees aren't at their best on the job if they've been deprived of sleep, according to a new study.The research showed that sleep-deprived bees are less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists build microbatteries with nanowire hearts


December 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Robust, three-dimensional microbatteries that would charge faster and hold other advantages over conventional lithium-ion batteries are one-step closer to reality now.Rice University researchers have built microbatteries, which could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to keep back pain away this winter


December 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Holidays are indeed a time to have a lot of fun, but additional stress and busier schedule may end up giving you that intolerable back pain. Now, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change could give you cancer, claim scientists


December 9th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 09 (ANI): Scientists have warned that melting glaciers and ice sheets are releasing cancer-causing pollutants into the air and oceans.The long-lasting chemicals get into the food chain and build up ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honey bee? No, aircraft on autopilot!


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) It can do the loop, the barrel roll and is precise and deft. And no, it's not a honey bee. A novel autopilot can now help aircraft perform ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists Discover New Planet In Space


November 19th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a latest discovery in the world of astronomy for one more time. This time one more planet within another galaxy has been discovered ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wearing multifocal contact lenses may reduce vision for driving at night


November 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Older adults who wear multifocal contact lenses to correct problems with near vision, a very common condition that increases with age, may have greater difficulty driving at night ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New undersea robot is ‘fast, hovers and carries several instruments’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): MBARI engineers recently demonstrated a new super-efficient autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) that can travel rapidly for hundreds of kilometres, "hover" in the water for weeks at a time, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pterosaurs could fly non-stop for 10,000 miles


October 20th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Giant pterosaurs may have been capable of flying up to 10,000 miles (16,000 km) non-stop, according to a new research. The huge flying creatures, some ... Read more...

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Airship that can shift buildings


October 5th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Enormous airships that can lift heavy loads over long distances can also shift entire buildings from one place to another.Australian firm Skylifter is developing a piloted airship ... Read more...

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Giant airships could carry entire buildings 1000 miles


October 5th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 05 (ANI): An Australian firm is developing an airship that would be able to transport buildings over long distances.Skylifter is developing a piloted airship that will carry up to 150 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russel Crowe taking sons on road trip through Australia’s Outback


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Russell Crowe has revealed that he's taking his sons on a road trip through Australia's Outback.The Gladiator star has two children - Charlie, 6, and 4-year-old Tennyson ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Court cancels driving licence of woman, 81, for speeding


September 15th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 15 (IANS) An 81-year-old woman has been disqualified from getting a driving licence for one year and fined $850 after being convicted of dangerous driving on a highway in Australia. Judith ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rains fail to dampen Rakhi festivities in Delhi


August 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Heavy downpour and waterlogged roads in the capital could not dampen the Raksha Bandhan festivities in the city Tuesday, with men proudly sporting on their wrists ... Read more...

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Vibram Fivefingers Creates Waves


August 20th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For all those who like to run barefoot, the Vibram FiveFingers may just be the most coveted footwear to hit the market recently. Reports, however, indicate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Japanese robot to allow long distance chats by mimicking speakers’ movements


August 5th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 5 (ANI): The newly designed Japanese robot- Telenoid R1- has no legs, stumps instead of arms, and is only as tall as a young child, but its forte is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to buy six more C-17 airlifters from US


August 4th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra and Air Marshal Ashok Goel (Retd) New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy six more C-17 Globemaster III heavy transport aircraft in addition to the ... Read more...

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Archaeologists unearth 67,000-year-old human bone


August 4th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Archaeologists have unearthed a 67,000-year-old human bone they claim proves the area was settled by man 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. The discovery was made at the ... Read more...

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Jackie Shroff inaugurates BEST’s eco-friendly buses (With Images)


July 4th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Mumbaikars will now be able to commute long distances to offices and back home in style in the air-conditioned comfort of eco-friendly BEST buses launched by Bollywood actor ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Man, 34, creates ‘face-book’ by snapping self-portraits everyday since 1998


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 2 (ANI): Jonathan Keller, a New York-based artist, has snapped a picture of his face everyday for the past 12 years. He has now created an online archive since 1998. ... Read more...

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A pill that resets body clock could make jet lag a thing of the past


June 24th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have moved closer to developing a pill that may help cure jet lag by resetting the body clock.Jet lag ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar Plane Being Readied For Nocturnal Flight


June 16th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Swiss team is involved in efforts to fly a plane powered by solar ray across the world in 2012. The team is trying to fly ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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