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Skull fossil of oldest Asian modern man found


August 24th, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) France's National Museum of Natural History has announced the discovery of the skull of the oldest Asian modern man, Xinhua reported.An international researchers team found the ... Read more...

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18 feet python found in Florida


August 14th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) An 18 feet python, carrying a record 87 eggs, has been captured in Florida.The huge Myanmarese python, weighing about 70 kg, is the biggest ever found ... Read more...

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Ancient Mayans first domesticated turkey


August 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated by the ancient Mayans, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.The discovery of ... Read more...

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Gigantic new turtle fossil discovered


July 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Paleontologists have discovered a gigantic new species of fossil turtle that lived 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America.Named Puentemys mushaisaensis because ... 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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Chinese paleontologists discover large feathered dinosaur


April 6th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Paleontologists in northeastern China have discovered fossils of a large feathered dinosaur, disproving a widely believed theory that large dinosaurs were featherless, according to research published in ... Read more...

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Now climate change threatens Antarctica fish


February 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Fish which adapted to the polar condition with 'anti-freeze' proteins, tens of millions of years ago, are now being endangered by a rapid rise in ocean ... Read more...

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Popcorn was discovered in ancient coastal Peru


January 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Coastal Peruvians munched popcorn a 1,000 years earlier than previously estimated, even before the use of ceramic pottery.Some of the oldest known corncobs, husks, stalks and ... Read more...

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Blame backbone fractures on evolution, not osteoporosis


October 20th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People blame osteoporosis for backbone fractures but the real villian is likely to be the spine or vertebrae, which evolved to absorb the pounding of upright ... Read more...

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Himachal’s geo park to showcase fossils


September 11th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 11 (IANS) Animal and plant fossils and rocks will be showcased at an upcoming geo heritage park in this tourist resort, an official said Sunday.This picturesque ... Read more...

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Ruins of 300-year-old church found in US


June 4th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 4 (IANS/EFE) A team of archaeologists from the University of Florida have discovered in St. Augustine the ruins of a church more than 300 years old that belonged ... Read more...

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Long-sought fossil mammal with transitional middle ear found in China


April 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Palaeontologists have announced the discovery of Liaoconodon hui, a complete fossil mammal from the Mesozoic found in China that includes the long-sought transitional middle ear.The specimen was found ... Read more...

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Neanderthals penetrated into cold Europe without fire


March 15th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A review of supposed archaeological hearths in Europe have suggested humans expanded into cold northern climates without the warmth of fire.The second major finding of the study was ... Read more...

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Some sharks follow ‘mental map’ to navigate seas


March 10th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (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...

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45mn-yr-old pollen shows Florida is 10 to 15mn yrs older than thought


March 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has suggested that Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years older than previously ... 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...

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Small fire broke out at Smithsonian institution


February 8th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A small fire in a Smithsonian museum in Washington was quickly extinguished by firefighters on Monday.After putting out the fire, the firefighters said the fire caused ... Read more...

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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has Small Fire


February 8th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday a small fire which broke out in the Smithsonian museum located in Washington, DC, was quickly put out by the city;s fire department with no injuries ... Read more...

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7 new species of fish discovered


February 5th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Using modern genetic analysis, combined with traditional examination of morphology, scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation have discovered that what were once thought to ... Read more...

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Holly Hunter, Sissy Spacek And Susan Sarandon On “Oprah Winfrey Show”


February 1st, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oprah Winfrey invited three of the most celebrated actresses and Oscar winners of the last two decades, in her very popular and widely watched "Oprah Winfrey ... Read more...

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Tibetan monks to lead meditation sessions at Museum of Natural History


January 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 25 (ANI): 12 Tibetan monks will lead meditation sessions at the Museum of Natural History to teach people about Tibetan culture and highlight new research which shows the mental ... Read more...

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First parrot-sized dino with only one finger discovered in China


January 25th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of parrot-sized dinosaur that has only one finger, in China.It belongs to the Alvarezsauroidea, a branch of the carnivorous dinosaur group Theropods ... Read more...

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Lice DNA shows humans started wearing clothes about 170,000yrs ago


January 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new study following the evolution of lice has revealed that modern humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to successfully migrate ... Read more...

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Meet Soapman, the 18th century Egyptian mummy made of soap!


January 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have revealed an 18th century Egyptian mummy that is made out of soap.The mummy belongs to North America and lived in 18th-century Philadelphia. It was unearthed by ... Read more...

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Extinct Jamaican bird clobbered rivals with club-like wings


December 29th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Yale University researchers have discovered that an extinct Jamaican bird used its club-like wings to clobber rivals during fights.The bird, Xenicibis xympithecus, which went extinct around 10,000 years ... Read more...

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Teeth remains indicate Neanderthals’ meat-only diet is a myth


December 28th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Neanderthals were always thought to be non-vegetarians who enjoyed nothing but meat. However, a new find indicates otherwise.Discoveries from cave sites in Iraq and Belgium indicate that our ... Read more...

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Skygazers Eagerly Wait For Last Lunar Eclipse Of The Year


December 19th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Skygazers are in for a huge treat in the week ahead as the last lunar eclipse of the year is all set to make its presence ... Read more...

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SantaCon 2010 Pumps Up The Christmas Spirit In New York


December 12th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, Dec 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Christmas is round the corner and that marks the beginning of a number of winter excitements and delights for the citizens of United ... Read more...

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Fossils of giant bird discovered on ‘hobbit’ island of Flores


December 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 1.8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.The remains of the big bird were discovered on the ... Read more...

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103mn-yr-old first horned dino identified in South Korea


December 7th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified a new horned dinosaur that lived about 103 million years ago, in South Korea.The newly identified genus, Koreaceratops hwaseongensis, lived during ... Read more...

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Ancestors of humans evolved in Asia, not Africa


October 28th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) The human family tree may have to be rewritten after scientists found evidence that the ancient ancestors of humans evolved in Asia - rather than Africa - tens ... Read more...

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Human ancestors ‘colonized’ Africa 39 mn yrs ago


October 28th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An international team of scientists have said that anthropoids-the primate group that includes humans, apes, and monkeys-"colonized" Africa, rather than originally evolving in Africa.The team discovered fossils found ... Read more...

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55-million-year-old fossil sheds light on bizarre extinct mammal


October 12th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): University of Florida researchers, who found a well-preserved 55-million-year-old North American mammal, have discovered that it shares a common ancestor with rodents and primates, including humans.High resolution CT ... Read more...

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How dinosaurs conquered the world!


October 7th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 7 IANS) Dinosaurs didn't need to kill other animals to become world beaters, says new research.According to Canadian and US scientists, dinosaurs - the most powerful creature ever ... Read more...

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Fossil find suggests dino not as fierce as thought


October 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new fossil discovery has led scientists to believe that dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural ... Read more...

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