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African crested rat uses poison from trees

August 4th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) African crested rat could be predators' nightmare, because it applies a deadly plant toxin to sponge-like hairs on its sides to keep them at bay, says ... Read more...

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Soviet space capsule sells for $2.9 mn

April 13th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) A Soviet space capsule that orbited the Earth 50 years ago sold for about $2.9 million at Sotheby's in New York. The spherical Vostok 3KA-2 Space ... Read more...

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Researchers find almost perfectly preserved 300-year-old pocket watch

October 12th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A corroded, barnacle-covered pocket watch recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck has revealed exquisite workmanship and almost perfectly preserved internal mechanisms of the rusty relic.Researchers from the National Museums ... Read more...

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Ringo Starr’s Liverpool birthplace in new demolition threat

August 18th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): The Liverpool birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is once again under the threat of demolition.The Victorian terrace at Madryn Street, Toxteth, is one of hundreds in the ... Read more...

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Swarms of flying ants stage annual mating ritual in Scotland

July 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Swarms of flying ants in Scotland have been spotted staging a spectacular annual mating ritual.Large female ants pick one day a year to mate by sensing temperature, humidity ... Read more...

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Fish diet may have given our brain its cutting edge

June 2nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Two million years ago, humans began eating crocodiles, turtles and fish - a diet that could have given our brains its cutting edge, research says. In what is the ... Read more...

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Alive or dead, snow leopardess remains main attraction at Nainital Zoo

April 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr 30 (ANI): Whether alive or dead, a snow leopardess remains one of the main attractions of the G B Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital.Rani, the snow leopardess, died ... Read more...

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Replica of Bronze Age longboat to be carved using 3,000 yr old techniques

August 14th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A team of historical experts is all set to go back to the roots of boat building using Bronze Age tools to carve a replica of a Bronze ... Read more...

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UK ministers planning to return art looted by Nazis to owners

March 29th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Ministers in Britain are all set to support a new law that would allow museums in the country to return artwork looted by the Nazis to Holocaust survivors ... Read more...

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The Obamas to pick their White House furniture from presidential treasure trove

January 20th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): The Obama family will be allowed to select from among thousands of pieces of furniture located in a secret, 40,000-square-foot warehouse in Maryland, for use in the ... Read more...

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Archaeological evidence reveals existence of the real Robinson Crusoe

October 30th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): New archaeological evidence has emerged that points to the existence of a sailor on a small tropical island in the Pacific in 1704, who is believed to ... Read more...

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Worlds first modern human had Neanderthal like qualities

August 23rd, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 23 (ANI): New studies by multiple international research teams have determined that the worlds first known modern human, who lived around 200,000 years ago, retained a few primitive characteristics ... Read more...

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4,000-year-old pots link prehistoric Scotland with the Netherlands

February 21st, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Feb 21 (ANI): Recent analysis of 4,000-year-old pots recovered during an excavation of two graves at Upper Largie in Scotland, has provided exciting evidence linking prehistoric Scotland with the Netherlands.The ... Read more...

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