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Russia reveals huge diamond source under asteroid crater


September 18th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia can supply diamonds across world markets for the next 3,000 years. The government has revealed a vast diamond source under a 100-km-wide crater that was ... Read more...

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Alien encounter may not be happy one: Nobel laureate


August 27th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) It is probably unwise for human beings to be telling aliens where we are, Nobel laureate Brian P. Schmidt has said."I think it is probably not ... Read more...

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Leisurely sea diving hurt dinos


August 17th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Dinosaur-like creatures may have scarred themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving and not from resurfacing too quickly, as previously believed.A recent study identified bone deformities on the ... Read more...

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Fish could explain how we developed arms, legs


August 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The American paddlefish, one of the oldest fish on the planet, could explain why we developed our arms and legs, according to scientists.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

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High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

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Dinosaur-bird ‘missing link’ could be egg


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A fossilised dinosaur egg found in Spain shares the same characteristics as that of birds' eggs and could be the "missing link" to prove their "common ... Read more...

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China fossil site in World Heritage list


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 2 (IANS) A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Xinhua reported.The Chengjiang Fossil, ... Read more...

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Research suggests humans evolved from prehistoric sharks


June 14th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Believe it or not - humans evolved from a prehistoric shark that populated the seas more than 300 million years ago, according to scientists. The ancient ... Read more...

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Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

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Scientists excited about mammoth discovery in Iowa


June 7th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oskaloosa (Iowa), June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rare discovery of mammoth bones on a rural Iowa farm has left archaeological scientists very excited.The unusual of an undisturbed mammoth's skeleton will allow ... Read more...

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Dinosaur-like sea reptile suffered from arthritis too


May 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Scientists found signs of a degenerative condition similar to human arthritis in the jaw of a pliosaur, a dinosaur-like ancient sea reptile that lived 150 million ... Read more...

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27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

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‘Giant flea fed on dinosaur blood like mosquitoes’


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) A giant "flea-like" insect, possibly the oldest of its kind, sneaked up on a sleeping dinosaur and bit it on its soft underbelly to feed on ... Read more...

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Dinosaur fossil discovered in China


April 15th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Fossilized bones of a dinosaur have been discovered in China's Inner Mongolia region.The Bayan Nur city officials have invited experts to study the remains found by ... Read more...

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Chinese families adopt alligators


April 12th, 2012 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) A group of Chinese families has adopted 20 endangered alligators from a nature reserve in the country's Anhui province.The Yangtze alligator, also known as the Chinese ... Read more...

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Pre-historic fish had tiniest yet sharpest teeth


March 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) A long-extinct prehistoric fish had the sharpest teeth that have ever been recorded, even though they were only a millimetre in size.Scientists from Monash and Bristol ... Read more...

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Pattinson finds comedy scary


March 18th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson is terrified of comedy and says he can't think of doing a funny show like "Saturday Night Live"."Doing comedy is impossible. I ... Read more...

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Stephanie Decker loses her legs while saving her children from tornadoes


March 7th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A brave mother lost both legs when she launched a daring bid to save her two children. Stephanie Decker of Indiana decided to act when the ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions could wipeout marine species


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in ... Read more...

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Tree lobster thought to be extinct found alive


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) The tree lobster insect that was thought to be extinct for 80 years was found alive on a rock in the South Pacific Ocean.Scientists have discovered ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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Chinese Pompeii: 300 million years old forest preserved in ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in China have found a preserved forest in the northeastern part of China which dates back to the ancient times. The forest was covered by about ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese forest found under volcanic ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) A forest in north China that was preserved under a layer of volcanic ash deposited nearly 300 million years ago has been found.The fossil forest, located ... Read more...

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Life ruled out on Mars after 600 mn year drought


February 5th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Arid conditions on Mars for more than 600 million years may have been too hostile for any life to survive on its surface Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Rare moon rock found on earth


January 17th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon tranquillityite, a mineral considered unique to the moon, in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.Researchers at The University of Western Australia's ... Read more...

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Soil bugs quit sea for land later than speculated


January 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Soil bacteria azospirillum quit the sea for land much later than speculated by scientists. Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor of microbiology at Oak Ridge National Lab's ... Read more...

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140-150 mn-year-old dinosaur footprints found in Beijing


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Scientists, studying pre-historic life, have said that several hundred fossilised footprints found in a Beijing suburb are those of dinosaurs who lived about 140 to 150 ... Read more...

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Global warming disrupts natural patterns of glaciation


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, setting back the process of the earth's cooling as it did in its prehistoric past.That ... Read more...

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Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

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Prehistoric brainless, faceless fish found near Britain


December 29th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) A prehistoric fish that had no brain and no face, and described as "elusive" and "rarely seen", has now been found in the seas off Scotland.The ... Read more...

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New theory explains how fishes grew into amphibians


December 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A small fish crawling out of a drying desert pond underlines a theory that ties up the fishes with the amphibians, reveals a study. "Such a ... Read more...

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Remains of plant-eating dinosaurs fround in Antartica


December 20th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS) The remains of large-bodied plant eating dinosaurs have been unearthed for the first time in Antarctica, say researchers.Until now, remains of sauropods, one of the ... Read more...

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Cold streams of gas pushed huge growth in black holes


December 14th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A steady diet of cold, thin streams of gas are what pushed the rapid growth of early supermassive black holes, according to astrophysicists.Computer simulations show that ... Read more...

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Meat-loving predator survived 35 million years


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) An ancient predator with serrated teeth, streamlined body and a ravenous appetite for meat outlived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of ... Read more...

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Tigers never changed much even in two million years?


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The discovery of a skull of the oldest tiger ever found has indicated that the beasts never changed much in two million years except turning bigger ... Read more...

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