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Northern Hemisphere facing hotter summers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Land areas are now much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century, according to ... Read more...

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Ravens can recall faces, sounds years later


April 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 20 (IANS) Just as we remember faces and voices of several individuals, certain birds too can recall faces and sounds after a number of years, says a study. ... Read more...

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Mumbai sees coldest March day in 43 years


March 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Mumbai Saturday saw its coldest March day in 43 years, with the minimum temperature dipping to 12.7 degrees Celsius, weather officials said.The previous low for the ... Read more...

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Stargazers wait to see Mars


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) People in the Northern Hemisphere might be able to see the Mars with their naked eyes this weekend when it is at its closest to Earth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arctic sea ice loss driving snowy winters


February 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Heavy ice loss in Arctic regions may be linked with greater frequency of snowy winters in the US, Europe and China, according to the latest evidence ... Read more...

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Quadrantids meteor shower to kick off 2012


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Expectant space watchers are closely looking out for the first visible meteor shower of the year. On Wednesday, astronomers say clear skies will present the perfect ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhi celebrates longest day of year with solar fest


June 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi June 21 (IANS) With scores of students and others in attendance, Delhi Tuesday celebrated the longest day of the year, called the summer solstice, with a skit and ... Read more...

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Solar fest in Delhi on longest day of the year


June 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi will host a solar fest Tuesday to celebrate the longest day of the year - which marks the summer solstice in the northern ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

657 new islands discovered


April 24th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A total of 657 new islands have been discovered around the world, a global survey has said.The Earth has many more barrier islands than previously thought, ... Read more...

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Northeast India celebrate “Bihu” to mark new harvest season


April 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat, Apr 14 (ANI): Locals celebrated Bihu, the annual harvest festival with great zeal in Assam's Jorhat town on Thursday.Ecstatic people were seen dancing on folk songs while performing traditional rituals with ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Glaciers melting 100 times faster


April 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The world's glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than any time during the last 350 years. The findings, based on a study of Patagonia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Glaciers ‘melting 100 times faster than at any time in 350 yrs’


April 4th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the world's glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than any time in the past 350 years.The findings, based on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Day, night to be equal Monday


March 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Day and night will be of equal duration Monday, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.According to the Science Popularisation Association of Communicators ... Read more...

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Shrinking snow and ice cover ‘making global warming worse’


January 19th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research from the University of Michigan has shown that the decreasing snow and ice cover on Earth's surface has contributed much more to global warming than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Top 10 global weather events in 2010


January 14th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) A panel of experts has ranked the top 10 global weather and climate events of 2010 as follows.According to Christian Science Monitor, voters considered the scope and unusualness ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change to precipitate Antarctic ice sheet collapse


January 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 10 (IANS) Rising carbon dioxide levels will precipitate the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, causing sea levels to rise by four metres. The study ... Read more...

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World food prices enter ‘danger territory’ to reach record high


January 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.6 (ANI): Soaring prices of sugar, grain and oilseed drove world food prices to a record in December, surpassing the levels of 2008 when the cost of food sparked riots around ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global Grocery Bill: Food Prices at All Time High


January 5th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, otherwise called the FAO, the world's grocery bill reached an all time high last year. With ... Read more...

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Britain to get colder winters due to climate change: Experts


December 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Britain will be hit by longer and bitter winters in coming years as the melting ice in the Arctic Sea due to global warming has changed the wind ... Read more...

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Year’s shortest day Wednesday


December 21st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Nehru Planetarium will organise an event at Delhi's Jantar Mantar monument Wednesday to explain the phenomenon of winter solstice - the shortest day of the year ... Read more...

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Lunar Eclispe Coincides With Winter Solstice After 456 Years


December 20th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that this year, the North American people will have double reason to rejoice as according to eclipse experts, Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice are ... Read more...

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‘Solar tsunami’ offers new clues about sun


December 15th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) It was the breathtaking solar event that sparked spectacular displays of Northern Lights across much of the northern hemisphere.In August, the sun's surface suddenly erupted and blasted tons ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Doctors need not fear redheads, says expert


December 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): In a recent study, scientists have found that people with red hair do not bleed any more than other patients, as it was popularly believed.The authors, led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earth’s lakes are warming, says NASA study


November 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change, say NASA scientists.Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2,400 yr-old star table reveals secrets of ancient Egyptian ’star-gazing’


November 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): The Ancient Egyptians kept close tabs on the Big Dipper, monitoring changes in the constellation's orientation throughout the course of an entire year, a new research on a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age


October 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has put to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period.It turns out it ended up in the icy ... Read more...

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Comet Hartley 2 Set To Pass Close By Earth


October 20th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Astronomers suggest that a comet discovered in 1986 will soon fly by earth giving the sky watchers a rare glimpse at the ... Read more...

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Comet Hartley 2 Will Be Visible From The Northern Horizon


October 20th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovered in 1986 by Australian astronomer Malcolm Hartley, comet Hartley 2 will make its closest appearance towards the earth today in the midnight. Astronomers have said ... Read more...

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Ocean asteroid impact could damage Earth’s protective ozone layer


October 14th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): If a medium-sized asteroid were to land in the oceans a tsunami wouldn't be the only worry, say scientists- Earth's ozone layer could be at risk too.A new ... Read more...

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Aircraft pollution ‘to kill 8,000 people this year’


September 30th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A recent study has estimated that at least 8000 people will die this year due to pollution emitted by aircrafts.Researchers from MIT say that nitrogen oxides and sulphur ... Read more...

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Scientists may have solved mystery of disappearing CO2 on Mars


September 24th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists may have solved the mystery of the carbon dioxide ice disappearance early in the Northern Martian springs followed later by its sudden reappearance, revealing a very active ... Read more...

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Double eye of Venus polar vortex disappears


September 24th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Using data from ESA's Venus Express spacecraft, a new animation has shown that the double eye of the giant vortex at Venus's South pole has disappeared.Dr. Giuseppe ... Read more...

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Rare Super “Harvest Moon” Phenomenon Witnessed


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A wonderful phenomenon known as " Harvest moon" took place this equinox on Sep 22, Wednesday. The time varied a few hours depending on the location. ... Read more...

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Ocean cooling ‘contributed to global warming hiatus during mid-20th century ‘


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A new study has indicated that the ocean cooling in North Atlantic around 1970 contributed to the hiatus of global warming in the Northern Hemisphere during the mid-20th ... Read more...

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