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Meet the planet’s most powerful biters


March 19th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) A 17 ft Australian saltwater crocodile exerts the most powerful bite on earth, recorded at 3,700 pounds, beating a wild American alligator with a 2,980-pound ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

5,000-year-old iceman too suffered from hardening arteries


February 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 29 (IANS) Scientists have decoded how Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old ice mummy, suffered from hardening of arteries and was genetically prone to cardiovascular diseases.Surprisingly, in his lifetime, Ötzi ... Read more...

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Hyde Park, Image Nation tie up with Nat Geo for films, TV series


December 26th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Hyde Park Entertainment and Image Nation are collaborating with National Geographic channel to finance and produce feature films, documentaries and television series for family ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Earliest known winery found in Armenian cave


January 11th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Yerevan, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Armenian home may be home to the oldest winery in the history of the world.International team of experts that descended on the location have managed to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Earth running out of room to expand fisheries: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A University of British Columbia study has suggested that the Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries.In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Underwater Census Reveals The Extent Of The Unknown


August 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a revelation that can only be called mind blowing, a group of scientists have announced that there are a total of 230,000 species of living ... Read more...

Posted in Images, Sci-Tech |

Grandfather Of Fossil Lucy Discovered


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, June 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous Lucy skeleton that was considered as one of the earliest upright walking hominids now has got a predecessor as well.According to what ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Greenwashing’ discouraging ‘green’ behaviour


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 3 (ANI): A survey has shown that 46 percent Canadians believe that companies are 'greenwashing' or lying about their products being environment friendly, which leads to consumers leading less ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plant-eating dinosaur with largest horns unearthed


May 29th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A new species of horned dinosaur unearthed in Mexico has larger horns - up to four-feet-long - than any other species. It has given scientists fresh insights into ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian-origin boy, 13, in Florida wins National Geographic Bee


May 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy from Florida has won the 22nd annual National Geographic Bee - courtesy his knowledge about Haiti.By correctly answering that Cap-Haitien is the largest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China And Nepal Settle Dispute Over Mount Everest Height


April 12th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nepal, Apr 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Top officials from countries China and Nepal conducted a meeting to settle the dispute regarding the height of the tallest peak in the world, Mount ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mount Everest Height Dispute Settled By China & Nepal


April 12th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials from both China and Nepal have finally reached an agreement in the issue of the actual height on Mount Everest, according to media reports from several sources.The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ancient snake devoured dinosaur young in India


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) Ancient snakes in India fed on young dinosaurs. The remains of a fossil unearthed in 67-million-year-old sediments in Gujarat provide a rare glimpse of this unusual feeding ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tiger numbers dropped by more than 70 percent in last decade, says WWF


January 27th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 27 (ANI): A new report from the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) has determined that the numbers of tigers in the wild in Southeast Asia have dropped by more than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antarctica’s “ghost mountains” finally come into view


January 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has announced that the so-called 'ghost peaks' in the middle of Antarctica, which are hidden miles beneath the surface of an ice sheet, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery suggests dinosaurs ‘originated in South America’


December 12th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): The discovery of the remains of a dog-size T. Rex ancestor has shed new light on dinosaur evolutionary history, a new study claims.Hikers at New Mexico's fossil-rich ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kerala Tourism starts ad campaign on Google


November 24th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) Kerala has tied up with Google to promote its tourism through search and banner advertisements on the search engine. This is the first time a state tourism department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala tourism smiles after National Geographic rating


November 16th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Kerala tourism needed some good news after being hit by global recession and the Thekkady boat tragedy in September. It has got the pep with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rajasthan, Kerala backwaters eclipse Taj as dream destination


November 12th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Rajasthan with its royal forts and palaces amid the sand dunes and the beautiful backwaters of Kerala have eclipsed India's iconic Taj Mahal in an international ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Research team all set to explore sacred Maya pools of Belize


September 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist is all set to become the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Maya lowlands ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prehistoric European cave artists were female, reveals analysis


June 27th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): An analysis of hand stencils inside the 25,000-year-old Pech Merle cave has indicated that the handprints belong to females, which suggests that the majority of prehistoric European ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

14yr-old Indian-origin boy bags second spot in National Geographic Bee contest


May 21st, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Arjun Kandaswamy, a 14-year-old boy of Indian origin in Oregon, has won second place in the annual National Geographic Bee geography contest, and bagged a 15,000-dollar college ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Experts use videocameras to study tortoise behaviour in Galapagos


May 17th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, May 17 (EFE) Scientists have fitted videocameras on three giant tortoises in Galapagos National Park in Ecuador to understand the behaviour of these ancient animals. The project "consists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Treasure trove of stolen Afghan artifacts returned to Kabul


March 7th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Antiquities that were pillaged from more than 1,500 ancient sites around Afghanistan by scavengers, looters, and thieves, have been returned to Kabul.Across the war-shattered nation, thieves have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Kingdom of the Blue Whale’ to premier on Nat Geo Sunday


March 5th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) They are the largest creatures to inhabit the planet, are larger than any of the great dinosaurs, yet few people have seen them. They deliver the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Songbirds fly thrice as fast as estimated


February 13th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 13 (IANS) Songbirds fly thrice as fast as estimated, scientists have found after tracking their movements for the first time with the help of tiny flight geolocators. The devices, smaller ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

How the Saharas strangest Stone Age graveyard was uncovered


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): The Sahara deserts strangest Stone Age graveyard, which was uncovered in the year 2000 by a small team of paleontologists, had excavated 20 tons of dinosaur bones ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hobbits were actually modern, normal-sized hunters and gatherers


August 27th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): A new research has determined that the so-called dwarfs or hobbits of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, were actually modern, normal-sized hunters and gatherers.Misinterpreted ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Archaeologists say ‘Cursus’ may be older than Stonehenge


June 11th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): An archaeologist at the University of Manchester says that the Greater Stonehenge Cursus may have been there since about 3,500 years BC, making the structure 500 years ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal nails famed US explorer for illegal treasure trove


May 24th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) A famed American explorer and writer, whose books on Tibet opened the forbidden former Buddhist kingdom to Western eyes, has been nailed by Nepal Police for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian American boy wins National Geographic contest


May 22nd, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 22 (IANS) An 11-year-old Indian American boy won the 2008 National Geographic Bee contest, taking home a $25,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership. The contest was organised by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indians, Brazilians consumers top greenest citizens survey; US scores least


May 8th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Indian and Brazilian customers have the most environmentally friendly lifestyles, according to a new global survey.American customers scored lowest in the survey from the National Geographic ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Iran slams Google for renaming Persian Gulf


April 16th, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by admin
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran Tuesday strongly criticised Google Earth, the virtual globe programme of the US-based search engine, for using term "Arabian Gulf" to show the water body historically known as ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

The Gospel of Judas new translation terms him a “demon”


December 22nd, 2007 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 22 (ANI): A new translation of the recently revealed Gospel of Judas suggests that Judas Iscariot was not only a traitor but as a demon also.The new interpretation contrasts ... Read more...

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