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Scientists solve dinos’ tree-top eating riddle


August 5th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists have worked out how giant Diplodocus, a dinosaur weighing 12 tonnes and 170 feet long, stripped entire treetops and branches of their leaves by clamping ... Read more...

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High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

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Ancient fish pays with life for snaring flying dino


March 12th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Fossil remains of an ancient armoured fish, excavated in Bavaria, Germany, show it in the act of snaring its prey and paying with its life. The ... Read more...

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Climate change - a blessing in disguise!


November 21st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Periods when the earth cooled or warmed have always boosted human evolution by forcing man to adapt to changing conditions and allowing migration. Climate change not ... Read more...

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Two million year old skeletons discovered


November 18th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Two skeletons, nearly two million years old, still seem to bear a coating of skin on their bare bones which would provide scientists a unique insight ... Read more...

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Electric blue lobster now holed up in a museum


November 17th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A spectacularly-looking blue lobster has been moved from the market to the museum. Fishermen caught the electric blue lobster off the coast of Scotland and they placed ... Read more...

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Tiny fossil part reveals biggest-ever toothed pterosaur


October 16th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Paleontologists have identified a small fossil fragment as being part of the biggest-ever toothed pterosaur, a winged dinosaur.David Martill and David Unwin from the Universities of ... Read more...

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Drawing on research to teach art of flirting


September 18th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Experts will help men and women harness their animal magnestism, drawing on research into different flirting techniques worldwide, under an initiative of London's Natural History Museum.The ... 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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Ancient animals could see in dark


July 1st, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Scientits have discovered 515-million-year-old eye fossils which prove that ancient animals had excellent vision and could even see in the dark.Resembling "squashed eyes from a recently ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks manuscript on Orissa plants written in 1725


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked for help from the French envoy in India to get a digitised copy of a manuscript on plants in ... Read more...

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49-million years old spider now gets 3-D makeover


May 19th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Ever heard of a stunning makeover to a creature millions of years old?Well, scientists here have used the very latest computer-imaging technology to produce stunning 3-D ... Read more...

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Polar bear Knut to become world’s most famous stuffed animal


March 24th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Knut, the polar bear who was born and bred in captivity at the Berlin Zoological Garden, may soon become world's most famous stuffed animal.German zookeepers have said they ... Read more...

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Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’


March 9th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.According to the researchers, the hunter-gatherer populations in the region had the greatest ... Read more...

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Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

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Ancient Britons used skulls as cups


February 17th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists say they have found human skulls that date back to the ice-age Britain.The skulls – that of a child and two adults- have given scientists ... Read more...

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Martian meteorites suggest collision with Red planet caused water flow


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): University of Leicester researchers are investigating rare fragments of Martian meteorites to reveal one of the ways water flowed near the surface of Mars.Scientists at the University's renowned ... Read more...

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UK exhibition to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about wild sex


January 30th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): An exhibition at the Natural History Museum here will provide curious public an opportunity to explore the diversity of methods used for sex and reproduction in the natural ... Read more...

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Neanderthal face is not a result of adaptation to extreme cold: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): The long held belief that the Neanderthal nose was a result of adaptations to extreme cold may not be all it seems, say researchers.The finding is based on ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘balloon head’ dolphin


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Dutch researchers have identified a new type of dolphin, that appears to have had a broad snout and balloon-like forehead, from a fossil found in the North Sea ... Read more...

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Baby dino footprints discovered near Denver


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): Paleontologists have once again discovered infant dinosaur footprints in the foothills west of Denver, near the town of Morrison.The discovery was made by Morrison Natural History Museum staff.Dating ... Read more...

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Missouri researcher’s genus discovery is ‘once in a lifetime experience’


October 16th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new genus named Hondurodendron, which means "tree of Honduras", has been discovered by a Missouri botanical garden researcher.Dr. Carmen Ulloa, associate curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden, ... Read more...

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New species of ‘mongoose-like’ carnivore discovered in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar.The cat-sized, speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian Ocean island, ... Read more...

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New mongoose-like species found in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A new species of cat sized carnivores has been discovered in Madagascar. The speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian ... Read more...

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1 in 5 plants faces extinction


September 29th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world's plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world's plant species threatened with extinction.The Royal Botanic ... Read more...

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Obama looking forward to India trip; Michelle excited


September 24th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is looking forward to visiting India in early November and first lady Michelle is excited about the trip. Obamas conveyed this to Indian ... Read more...

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3-million-year-old whale found at San Diego Zoo


September 20th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Construction workers at the San Diego Zoo have apparently found a three-million-year-old whale at the site.The workmen constructing a storm water equalization tank were using an excavator ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... 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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85mn-year-old fossil of marine predator Mosasaur reveals new secrets


August 11th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Mosasaur Platecarpus, one of the most formidable marine predators, lived some 85 million years ago and was thought to have swum like an eel - a theory that ... Read more...

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Prince Charles urged to block bold, futuristic Iranian embassy next to Victorian mansion blocks


August 1st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): Britain's Prince Charles has been asked to intervene and prevent Iran from building a brand new embassy and Islamic cultural centre next to a historic church in one of ... Read more...

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Humans survived ice age by sheltering in ‘Garden of Eden’


July 27th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Garden of Eden, a strip of land off Africa's southern coast, had provided shelter to a handful of humans who survived mass extinction on earth during the ... Read more...

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Humans ‘arrived in Britain 250,000 years earlier than thought’


July 8th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered stone tools that indicate that first humans arrived in Britain much earlier than previously thought.A discovery of 78 pieces of razor-sharp primitive cutting and piercing ... Read more...

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Archaeologists Discover Whale Eating Whale Fossil In Peru


July 1st, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The archaeologists in Peru have discovered a huge whale eating whale fossil. Although the specimen has 14-inch teeth in its upper and lower ... Read more...

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Fossilized fig wasp hasn’t changed for over 34 million years


June 16th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): World's oldest fig wasp fossil, found on the Isle of Wight, proves that this tiny, specialised insect has remained virtually unchanged for more than 34 million years.The fossil ... Read more...

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