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Daylight saving time 2011


October 31st, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States and Canada will have to wait for one more week before they turn back their clocks because of Daylight Saving Time 2011. Several other ... Read more...

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Lost Mayan city discovered under Guatemala rain forest


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The ancient Maya city of Holtun, or Head of Stone, which has been hidden for centuries has been discovered under Guatemalan rain forest.According to research presented earlier ... Read more...

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Solar-powered hornet that turns light into electricity found


December 25th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the oriental hornet has built-in 'solar cells' that generate electricity from sunlight-a first in the animal kingdom.Study leader Marian Plotkin of ... Read more...

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First X-ray images of lightning captured


December 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists say they have captured the first X-ray images of a lightning strike with the help of a, well, lightning-fast camera.The pictures suggest a lightning bolt carries ... Read more...

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US meat company converts waste animal fat into renewable diesel fuel


December 25th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): The world's largest meat company, Tyson Foods, has entered a partnership to process waste animal fat to a renewable diesel fuel.Along with Syntroleum Corporation, Tyson Foods has ... Read more...

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Children’s skeletons with throats slit, chests opened found in Peru


December 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): According to a new study, 82 skeletons, some of which are of children, have been discovered in Peru. Some of these are with signs of throats slit ... Read more...

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Pluto may be warm enough to harbour ocean beneath its ice shell


December 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): New research has suggested that Pluto may be warm enough to contain an ocean beneath its miles-thick ice shell.And that ocean wouldn't be a mere puddle but ... Read more...

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Oxygen atmosphere found on Saturn’s moon


November 26th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Astronomers have announced that an oxygen atmosphere has been found on Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea.At about 527,000 kilometres from Saturn, Rhea orbits inside the planet's magnetic ... Read more...

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2,700-yr-old pyramid tomb with royal burials, jewels unearthed in Mexico


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A 2,700-year-old pyramid tomb containing royal burials and jewels was uncovered in Mexico by archaeologists from Brigham Young University.The tomb in Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, could resolve ... Read more...

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Headless Egypt king statue could give clues to Cleopatra’s tomb


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A headless statue of a Greek king has been discovered in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple, adding to evidence that the structure could be the ... Read more...

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New self-cloning lizard found in Vietnamese cuisine


November 11th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists have found a previously unknown lizard in Vietnam cuisine, does not mate with a male lizard, but reproduces via cloning.The lizard is called Leiolepis ngovantrii, according ... Read more...

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Ancient urbanization ’spurred evolution of immune system’


November 9th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): It is due to previous exposure to infection in early cities that people are more disease resistant now, a new study has suggested."If cities increase the amount ... Read more...

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Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico


November 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Large communities ... Read more...

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Universe to end in 5 billion years, predict scientists


October 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Right around the time when Sun is slated to die, the universe too would come to an end-in just five billion years-a new study has predicted.The prediction ... Read more...

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1,400-year-old pyramid ‘used for ritual sacrifices’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Archaeologists have found remains of five females who may have been ritually sacrificed in a 1,400-year-old flat-topped pyramid in the Lamayaeque region's southern Jequetepeque Valley.But it's ... Read more...

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Elusive green comet Hartley 2 will be visible today


October 20th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Hartley 2, the comet that was discovered in 1986 by Australian astronomer Malcolm Hartley, has been shrouded in mystery for a very long time, but today it ... Read more...

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Flying camp Pterosaurs ‘could soar 16,000 kms at a stretch’


October 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that pterosaurs was the ultimate flying champ of the dinosaur era, and could clock up to 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) at a ... Read more...

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Scientists ’solve mystery of Saturn’s walnut moon’


October 15th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Research from the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggests that Saturn's moon Iapetus looks like a walnut because it lies in a 'Goldilocks zone' around the giant ... Read more...

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Bombing Earth-bound asteroids may be a viable last resort, experts say


October 14th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers have said that bombing Earth-bound asteroids may be a viable option to avoid a collision.And other scientists are suggesting that, despite previous assumptions, we wouldn't need ... Read more...

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Fossil discovery of new strong-handed dinosaur to change past notions


October 8th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossils of an intriguing new species of dinosaur that had a powerful hand- a feat that could reveal an edgier side of some supposedly ... Read more...

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‘Hidden’ language discovered in remote Indian tribe


October 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Linguists have discovered a 'hidden' language spoken in a northeastern tribe of India.Koro belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family, which includes 400 languages such as Tibetan ... Read more...

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Trigger that sets off pulsating aurorae found


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the elusive trigger that sets off the most striking visual outbursts, known as pulsating aurorae or blinking lights around Earth's polar regions.Though typical auroras ... Read more...

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‘Socially sensitive’ teams with more women ‘are smarter’


October 1st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A team comprising of more women is also more 'socially sensitive' and therefore more successful, reveals a new study.A group is more successful if it contains people ... Read more...

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Gulf oil displaced, killed whale sharks?


September 26th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): As an aftermath of one of the largest oil spill accident in the Gulf of Mexico, the feeding habitat of whale sharks has been destroyed, possibly killing ... Read more...

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Sea-snot blizzard ’caused by Gulf spill’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Researchers say that 'sea snot'-sticky clumps of phytoplankton - have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of ... Read more...

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Standing on a staircase ‘makes you age faster’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Believe it or not, standing on the roof of your building might make you age faster than standing on the ground floor.Research has revealed that Einstein's theories ... Read more...

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European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Disastrous volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals and indirectly affected farther-flung populations, revealed a study.Modern humans, though, squeaked by, thanks to ... Read more...

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Jupiter came closest to Earth on Monday


September 21st, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Skygazers got a chance to see the brightest Jupiter Monday night when the planet came closest to Earth since 1951.In fact, for about the next four months ... Read more...

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New species of giant elephant shrew discovered in Kenya?


September 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Biologists may have discovered a new species of giant elephant shrew in Kenya."The new animal has grizzled, yellow-brown sides, shoulders, and back; maroon thighs; and a jet-black ... Read more...

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New type of lunar volcano discovered


September 20th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists have apparently discovered a new type of rock on the lunar surface, which was spat up by a style of volcano never before seen on the ... Read more...

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‘Observe the Moon Night’ with rest of the planet on Saturday!


September 18th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): People around the world will gather this Saturday to observe and examine Earth's nearest celestial neighbour as part of the first ever International Observe the Moon Night.It ... Read more...

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For 80mn years, Tyrannosaurs were the size of humans


September 17th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Tyrannosaurus rex might be known as those giant-sized dinosaurs, but for their first 80 million years, they were small-timers-no bigger than humans, say researchers.Recent fossil finds-including six ... Read more...

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Rat-implanted biofuel-cell to power devices via body fluids


September 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): A newly-developed fuel cell is changing how alternative energy is derived from biofuels- the implanted device draws power from chemicals in living animals.Dubbed a glucose biofuel ... Read more...

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10,000-year-old skeleton found in Mexican cave


September 15th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A nearly 10,000-year-old skeleton has been discovered from an undersea cave along Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.Dating to a time when the now lush region was a near desert, ... Read more...

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Wide-handed astronauts ‘more likely to have their fingernails fall off’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): A new study has found that astronauts with wider hands are more likely to have their fingernails fall off after working or training in space suit gloves.The trouble ... Read more...

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