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Post menopausal conditions hit younger women


September 9th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) A hormonal condition characteristic of post-menopausal women is hitting large numbers of much younger females.The condition, known as Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), seems to be attacking ... Read more...

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Rising mercury levels threaten eco-system


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Traces of mercury found in albatross feathers up to 120 years old have helped determine how much sea birds and global systems are being threatened by ... Read more...

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Animals’ thighbones study reveals how they can efficiently carry loads


March 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the structures inside animals' thighbones enable them to support huge loads whilst being relatively lightweight.The researchers say the findings could lead to ... Read more...

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Hunt on for new National Museum chief


September 27th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The government is slowly - but surely - moving to streamline the activities of the National Museum, one of the most prestigious repositories of the country's ... Read more...

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Radiocarbon dating helps to nail down chronology of Egyptian kings


June 18th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Using detailed radiocarbon analysis of short-lived plant remains from Egypt's Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, scientists have developed a long and accurate chronology of ancient Egyptian dynasties that ... Read more...

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World’s least known bird rediscovered in Afghanistan


January 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Scientists have rediscovered a species of bird, which has only been observed alive on three previous occasions since it was first discovered in 1867, in a remote land ... Read more...

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Bizarre new ghostshark with sex organ on forehead found by scientists


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified a bizarre new ghostshark, the male species of which has a club-like sex organ on its forehead.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

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Playing ‘heads or tails’ helps sea snakes deceive their predators


August 6th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): A new research has claimed that in a deadly game of heads or tails, venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans deceive their predators into believing ... Read more...

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Climate change forces mammals to move north


May 13th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that some mammal species in Michigan, US, are rapidly expanding their ranges northward, apparently in response to climate change.In the process, these ... Read more...

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Atlantic snails increasing dramatically in size


March 25th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A biologist has discovered that the shell lengths of northwest Atlantic Ocean snails have increased by 22.6 per cent over the past century.We found a dramatic increase ... Read more...

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Pregnant fish was among the first on Earth to have sex


February 27th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) The fossil of a pregnant fish has shed light on the possible origin of sex, according to a new study. The fossil is an adult placoderm, an extinct group ... Read more...

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Triceratops horns were lethal battle weapons, not mere ornaments


January 28th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): After searching the skulls of Triceratops in museum collections across North America, paleontologists have come up with evidence that the horns on the animals were not just ... Read more...

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DNA evidence reveals 113 new sharks and rays in Australia


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): Scientists have used DNA evidence to identify 113 new sharks and rays in Australia, which includes a skinny saw shark, a swell shark that looks like it ... Read more...

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Scientists explain evolutionary mystery behind bizarre eyed flatfish


July 10th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have explained the evolutionary mystery behind the asymmetrical arrangement of eyes on one side of the head of the flatfish. All adult flatfishes, including the gastronomically familiar ... Read more...

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Environment, forced change in habitat determine burrowing capacity of mammals: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 3:00 am ICT by admin
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