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50 Oz students suspended for ‘rating female teachers online’


April 13th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 13 (ANI): A Brisbane Catholic school has suspended over 50 students following an investigation, which found students from years 9-12 had been "rating" the attractiveness of their teachers on a ... Read more...

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Scientists raise doubts over North’s hand behind sinking of S. Korean ship ‘Cheonan’


July 9th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): New research has suggested that North Korea may not have been responsible for the sinking of a South Korean warship, 'Cheonan' on 26 March 2010.According to the ... Read more...

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Clamshells may provide most detailed record yet of global climate change


March 9th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): A team of scientists, who studied a haul of ancient Icelandic mollusks, has said that oxygen isotopes in clamshells may provide the most detailed record yet of global ... Read more...

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Galileo’s early research may have led him to support Earth as center of Universe


March 6th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A physicist has determined that if Galileo Galilei had followed the results of his observations to their logical conclusion, he should have backed the view that Earth didn't ... Read more...

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Scientists claim to have caught the building blocks of our solar system


March 4th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has said that they have caught the first pieces of interstellar dust - the fundamental building blocks of the Sun, the Earth and the ... Read more...

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Extinctions were more severe in northern oceans after catastrophe 65 mln yrs ago


March 1st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): A new study has determined that the extinctions that happened 65 million years were more severe in northern oceans than the southern ones.The extraterrestrial body that slammed into ... Read more...

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Underground experiment may have found dark matter


February 27th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): An underground experiment deep in the Soudan mine in Minnesota, US, may have detected a type of dark-matter particle.According to a report in Nature News, the huge Cryogenic ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ’saser’ that emits sound rather than light


February 27th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Two research groups, using tiny drum heads and vibrating towers, have made impressive advances in developing a 'saser', which is a new type of laser that emits sound ... Read more...

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Two-seater rocket may fly humans to space by 2011


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Spaceflight could soon be opened up to hundreds or potentially thousands of researchers rather than just an elite few, all thanks to the development of a piloted, two-seat ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs were also marine creatures, not just land dwellers


February 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Researchers have found evidence of dinosaurs that spent much of their time in water, which shows that the prehistoric beasts were not in fact restricted to land as ... Read more...

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Trees can act as giant methane chimneys


February 17th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that trees can act like chimneys, moving methane gas produced by soil microbes up through roots, stems and leaves before releasing it into ... Read more...

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Subatomic soup may explain why matter won over antimatter after Big Bang


February 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): Physicists have measured the temperature inside the hottest fireball on Earth, a four-trillion-degree soup of melted protons and neutrons, which could help explain why matter won over antimatter ... Read more...

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Carpet of silicon whiskers could make solar cells cheaper


February 15th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new solar-cell design based on a carpet of silicon rods could produce electricity at a fraction of the cost of conventional solar devices.According ... Read more...

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Moths can hitch a ride on jet streams to get to warmer climes


February 5th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has shown that migrating insects like moths can hitch a ride on favourable jet streams and adjust their flight direction to get to warmer climates.According ... Read more...

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How spider silk catches the morning dew


February 4th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have figured out how spider silk is able to catch the morning dew, which may lead to the development of new materials that ... Read more...

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Puzzling drop in water vapour may be behind warming slowdown


January 29th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 29 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a puzzling drop in the amount of water vapour in the Earth's atmosphere may be responsible for a slowdown in average global temperatures.Although the ... Read more...

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Early humans, not climate change, may have wiped out Australia’s giant animals


January 25th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humans, not climate change, may have caused the mass extinction of Australia's giant animals, tens of thousands of years ago.Scientists have long ... Read more...

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GlaxoSmithKline to go public with malaria data


January 20th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Reports indicate that GlaxoSmithKline is all set to go public with data regarding more than 13,500 structures of possible drugs against malaria, along with associated pharmacological data.According ... Read more...

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Rare sighting of brown-and-white panda may point towards inbreeding


January 19th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): The recent sighting of an extremely rare giant panda with brown and white fur is raising fears that the species may be suffering from inbreeding.In November 2009, a ... Read more...

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Decades old DDT still being released from world’s oceans


January 8th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A computer simulation by scientists has revealed that substantial quantities of the pesticide DDT are still being released from the world's oceans, despite widespread restrictions on its use ... Read more...

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Sea stars bury much more carbon than anticipated


January 8th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A new study has determined that animals such as sea stars, sea urchins and sea lilies bury much more carbon than anticipated.Studies of biological carbon in the oceans ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal secret disposal system of frogs


January 6th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that frogs can absorb foreign objects from their body cavities into their bladders and excrete them through urination, thus revealing the secret disposal system of ... Read more...

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People still not prepared to face tsunami even after 5 yrs of Indian Ocean disaster


December 26th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 26 (ANI): Experts have determined that even after five years of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that struck Indonesia, local communities are not well prepared to face such a ... Read more...

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International wildlife trade threatens Southeast Asia’s rare species


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): A Dutch conservation biologist working in Britain has said that the international wildlife trade is a major threat to Southeast Asia's rare species.According to a report in Nature ... Read more...

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50 percent of plume shooting out of geysers on Enceladus could be ice


December 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 21 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has revealed that as much as 50 percent of the plume shooting out of geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus could be ice.According ... Read more...

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Minnesota experiment could have made first direct detection of dark matter


December 18th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 18 (ANI): Reports indicate that an experiment buried deep beneath the forests of Minnesota in the US has seen two events that could be the first direct detection of dark ... Read more...

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Wars can be predicted, claims Maths model


December 17th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): A new mathematical model has suggested that wars are predictable, as insurgencies have a common underlying pattern that may allow the timing of attacks and the number of ... Read more...

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Sea level rise may be even more urgent than previously thought


December 17th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that as a result of global warming, sea level rise may be even more urgent than previously thought.According to a report in Nature ... Read more...

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Proposed exoplanet may not exist after all


December 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 9 (ANI): If a new research is to be believed, a proposed exoplanet near a star some 6 parsecs from Earth may not exist after all.Ground-based astrometry has been ... Read more...

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Astronomers witness biggest star explosion yet


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): Astronomers have witnessed the biggest star explosion yet, that is thought to have generated more than 50 Suns' worth (1032 kilograms) of different elements, which may one day ... Read more...

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China can achieve climate target if its implements major societal reforms


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 2 (ANI): Environment experts have suggested that if China is to achieve its climate target of cutting carbon emissions per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 40-45 percent from ... Read more...

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Indian government rejects neutrino lab site under Nilgiri hills in Tamil Nadu


November 25th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 25 (ANI): The Indian government has rejected a site under Nilgiri hills at Singara in the state of Tamil Nadu for the construction of a neutrino laboratory, due to environmental ... Read more...

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‘Bubble fusion’ hoax Indian origin scientist debarred from federal funding


November 24th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 24 (ANI): Reports indicate that Rusi Taleyarkhan, a nuclear engineer of Indian origin who claimed that he could perform 'bubble fusion' in a table-top apparatus, has been debarred from receiving ... Read more...

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Computer model predicts future deforestation in Congo Basin rainforest


November 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 21 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a computer model that predicts future changes in the world's forests, which has forecasted deforestation in the Congo Basin rainforest in the future.Forest ... Read more...

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How the sponge stays slim


November 17th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 17 (ANI): In a new research, a team of biologists has discovered how a reef-dwelling species of sponge can filter enormous amounts of carbon without growing in size.According to a ... Read more...

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