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Rescue workers spot wreckage of small plane on Indonesian mountain

October 5th, 2012 - 4:20 am ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesian rescue workers on Thursday morning spotted the wreckage of a small plane on a mountain in eastern Indonesia, police and local media said, but severe weather ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea

December 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) World's smallest frogs were discovered in southeast New Guinea by US researchers.The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne. The length of an adult frog of this ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World’s oldest stone axe with sharpend edge found

November 9th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 9 (IANS) The world's oldest stone axe with a sharpened edge has been discovered in northern Australia.Evidence for stone tool-use among the earliest hominid ancestors of man dates back to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bilingualism boosts brain prowess

October 15th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles has revealed that the ability to speak multiple languages is associated with better mental capacities."Being able to use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CWG Medals tally, Day Five

October 9th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Medals tally of the Commonwealth Games Friday:Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 Australia 47 24 27 98 2 India 20 16 12 48 3 England 19 37 20 76 4 ... Read more...

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Remains of 2,000 year-old monster rodent found

July 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) The remains of a giant rodent, believed to be the biggest among the species ever to have scurried on the earth nearly 2,000 years ago, have been found ... Read more...

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“Pinocchio” frog’s nose grows when it calls others

May 18th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): A frog with a Pinocchio-like nose is among the new species discovered in Indonesia's remote Foja Mountains, say scientists.Scientists have called it the "Pinocchio" frog because of its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New species of monitor lizard discovered in Indonesia

April 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of monitor lizard, a close relative of the Komodo dragon.Sam Sweet, a professor in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Free market, religions fostered fairplay in society: Study

March 22nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) Free market and religions have played a huge role in the evolution of trust, fair-play and respect for others in human societies, says a new Canadian study. Anthropologist Joe ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Palau region, no reports of damage

March 13th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck Indonesia's Palau region on Saturday morning, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck at about 11.53 a.m. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Models of sea level change during ice-age cycles challenged

February 12th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new research has challenged theories about the rates of ice accumulation and melting during the Quaternary Period - the time interval ranging from 2.6 million years ago ... Read more...

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Another earthquake, measuring 7.3 on Richter scale, hits Indonesia

October 24th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Oct 24(ANI): Several parts of Indonesia were jolted on Saturday by a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale.No damage to life has been reported so far. However, taking preventive ... Read more...

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Tasmanian Tiger Episode To Screen This Week

May 14th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by GD
The new MonsterQuest episode "Isle of the Lost Tiger" is to screen this week featuring the WLMD Expedition carried out in 2009 to look for the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger. Final results ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming aided by drought, deforestation link in equatorial Asia

December 9th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found that in the rainforests of equatorial Asia, a link between drought and deforestation is fueling global warming.The study, analyzing six years of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Researchers demystify collapse of super-continent Gondwana

April 25th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Geologists, long exercised over the breakdown of the super-continent Gondwana, have developed a multitude of scenarios that either claim it separated into small plates, or broke into just ... Read more...

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Six rare international bird species listed as endangered

January 18th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Six rare international bird species have been listed as endangered under the US Endangered Species Act, after a series of lawsuits demanding protection for these birds.According to ... Read more...

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Polynesians share close genetic relationship with Asians: Study

January 18th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 18 (ANI): A new comprehensive genetic study of almost 1,000 individuals has revealed that Polynesians and Micronesians closest genetic relationship is with Asians, specifically with Taiwan Aborigines and East ... Read more...

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