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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prehistoric Chilean bird sets wingspan record at 17ft


September 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): At 17 feet, a prehistoric, bony-toothed bird from Chile has set the world wingspan record.The measurement is based on well preserved wing bones from the newly named ... Read more...

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Male hummingbirds well maintain their territories to attract mates


April 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): While observing the behaviour of hummingbirds, a group of researchers discovered that males defend and maintain a territory with a high density of nectar-producing flowers to attract females.During ... Read more...

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‘Sustainable development need of hour’


March 5th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, March 5 (IANS) Pointing out that an estimated 81 species of animals and 38 species of birds were endangered in India, an expert Friday said protection of the environment through sustainable ... Read more...

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Who is the real owner of the Virginia meteorite?


February 1st, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Virginia, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The meteorite that landed in a Lorton doctor’s office on the 18th of January, is now in the midst of a legal battle over its ownership. ... Read more...

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Scientists discover four new species of King crab


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has discovered four new species of king crab, all from the deep sea, thus increasing the family of this species ... Read more...

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World’s biggest snake lived in first “modern” rain forest 60 mln yrs ago


October 14th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the world's biggest snake lived in the earliest known "modern" rain forest some 60 million years ago.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Rat as big as a cat found in extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea


September 7th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): An expedition team has found a new species of giant rat in an extinct volcano in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, which at 82cm length, is as ... Read more...

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60-mln yr old rabbit-sized elephant ancestor found in Morocco


June 24th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have found the fossil of a 60-million-year-old creature in Morocco, which is the rabbit sized ancestor of the modern day elephant.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Rise in CO2 levels 200 mln yrs ago led to sudden collapse in plant biodiversity


June 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that a rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels 200 million years ago led to a sudden ancient collapse in plant biodiversity.The ... Read more...

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Nation to commemorate World Environment Day today


June 5th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): The nation will commemorate the World Environment Day today along with all the nations of the World.The theme this year reflects the urgency for nations to ... Read more...

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Native Americans planted farms with hardy “pioneer” crops 3800 years ago


April 9th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): New evidence of the first farming in eastern North America has emerged which suggests that 3800 years ago, Native Americans planted farms with hardy "pioneer" crops.The ancient ... Read more...

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500-mln yr old fossil sheds new light on origin of arthropods


March 20th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Scientists have reconstructed the fossil of a crustacean-like creature, to reveal that it is just one part of a complex and remarkable new animal dating back to ... Read more...

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Earths sea level was more than 70 feet higher 400,000 years ago


February 10th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence in Bermuda that Earths sea level was once more than 70 feet higher about 400,000 years ago than it is now, which may ... Read more...

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Ancient Peruvians ate well, suggests evidence from prehistoric teeth


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): The diet of ancient Peruvians was quite filling, with a variety of cultivated crops including squash, beans, peanuts and the fruit of cultivated pacay trees, as revealed ... Read more...

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Discovered: a new species of robin


August 16th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Smithsonian Institute scientists have discovered a new species of bird in Gabon, Africa, that was unknown to the scientific community. The newly found olive-backed forest robin was named ... Read more...

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New bird species discovered in Gabon


August 16th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): A new species of bird, that was, until now, unknown to the scientific community has been discovered.Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution made the discovery in Gabon, Africa.The ... Read more...

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Wild elephant seals to track changes in temperature of Antarctic seas


August 12th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): A team of scientists has glued electronic sensors to the heads of 58 wild elephant seals to track changes in the temperature of the Antarctic seas.Mounting evidence ... Read more...

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Scientists turn to elephant seals for study of warming Antarctic seas


August 12th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists are uncovering the deepest secrets of Antarctic waters by recruiting elephant seals that collect data for them.Growing evidence that the Southern Ocean is warming more rapidly ... Read more...

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There are more bee species than mammals and birds combined


June 12th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 12 (ANI): Data from the newly completed checklists of bee species from the American Museum of Natural History has revealed that the species of these pollinators far exceeds ... Read more...

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290-mln-yr old Frog-amander fossil might be missing link in amphibian family tree


May 22nd, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A 290 million year old fossil, dubbed as Frog-amander, has been described by scientists as possibly being an evolutionary missing link in the amphibian family tree.First ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence that could rewrite Hawaiis botanical history


April 16th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 16 (ANI): The discovery that one of Hawaiis most dominant plants, Metrosideros, has been a resident of the islands far longer than previously believed, might change the states botanical ... Read more...

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Study reveals ants as fungus farmers


March 25th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A study by scientists at the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History in US, has provided new insight into the agricultural abilities of ants by determining that ... Read more...

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Last common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans found in Kenya?


November 14th, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin
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