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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... Read more...

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Oceans absorbing half of greenhouse emission


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by human activities, but US researchers fear this may not ... Read more...

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Fish learn to cope with high CO2 in oceans


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 3 (IANS) Some coral reef fish may be better prepared to cope with rising carbon dioxide in the world's oceans - thanks to their parents. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US to redeploy naval fleet in Asia-Pacific region


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will re-deploy bulk of its naval fleet in the Pacific Ocean by 2020, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said."By 2020, the ... Read more...

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Kunaal Roy Kapoor to direct horror film


May 5th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" actor Kunaal Roy Kapoor is set to go behind the camera to direct "Pool", a horror film expected to feature a slew of bikini-clad ... Read more...

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Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.Working on a research sailboat gliding over the Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Acidic oceans endangering baby corals


April 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Acidic oceans are dramatically altering the ability of baby corals to sense their surroundings, says a study.A team from the School of Biological Sciences and Global ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible to try 7,000-meter dive


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's manned submersible will try a 7,000-meter dive in the Pacific Ocean between June and July this year, an official said Sunday.Preparatory work for the dive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Carbon emissions could wipeout marine species


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in ... Read more...

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Arctic changes could spell dire consequences


January 31st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) The first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic could spell dire consequences for the whole of humankind, scientists warn.The Arctic has been warming ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... Read more...

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Six-tonne satellite to fall from orbit


September 9th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A six-tonne satellite, launched in 1991 and which completed its mission in 2005, will now fall out of orbit. Its debris would possible spread over large ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The world now has 8.7 mn species


August 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) The natural world now contains about 8.7 million species, says a new report described by scientists as the "most accurate ever".However, the vast majority of species ... Read more...

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Son of Indian migrant to Ghana now retail chain magnate


August 14th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian investment in Ghana goes way back to the time when it was a British colony with the name Gold Coast. A 14-year-old Indian who landed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cheap procedure to reuse seawater


August 5th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Scarcity of water can soon be a thing of past if salty seawater is filtered by a cheap process called reverse osmosis, by making the water ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Greenland ice melted more than Antartica’s


August 1st, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The last prolonged warm spell caused the oceans to rise between 4 to 6.5 metres higher than their current levels.Where did all that extra water come ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Melting glaciers on Arctic islands play major role in rise of sea level


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A study has found that melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humpback whales use unique compass mechanism for navigation


April 20th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A new research has suggested that humpback whales may have a unique compass mechanism, which helps them maintain remarkably straight movements for weeks across thousands of kilometres of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whales too get fixated on new tunes


April 15th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Whales become fixated on new tunes just like people do, and the most popular original whale songs spread globally like hit singles, says a new study.Exotic ... Read more...

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Miner finds 300 million year old shark fossil


April 11th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kentucky, April 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The University of Kentucky has put on display a 300-million-year-old shark fossil which was found by a miner. The jawbone was found in January in an underground ... Read more...

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Scientist stumbles on new class of living things


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) A scientist claims to have discovered not just a new species but a whole new branch of the tree of life. Living things are currently split ... Read more...

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Marriage changes Russell Brand from wild to protecting one


March 24th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 24 (ANI): Russell Brand has revealed that he has dramatically changed after he married Katy Perry last year."There are a lot of areas where I've simply relinquished decision-making," ... Read more...

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Five-year-old finds 160 million-year-old fossil


March 18th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A five-year-old girl in Britain has found a massive 160 million-year-old fossil while digging with her plastic beach spade.Emily Baldry found the pre-historic specimen at Cotswold ... Read more...

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I did too many drugs and chicks to run for office, says George Clooney


February 24th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): George Clooney has revealed why he will never become a politician.The Hollywood star, who has campaigned tirelessly for the people of Sudan, said he wasn't squeaky clean and ... Read more...

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Shark deaths pack oceans with small fish


February 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The oceans are increasingly becoming over-crowded with sardines thanks to the huge decline of big predators like sharks, as also tuna and cod due to overfishing, scientists say. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

More warm, acidic oceans will require greater reef care


February 15th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has said that the more our oceans become warmer and acidic, the harder we will have to work to save our coral reefs.Dr Ken Anthony ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Believe it or not - glaciers are growing!


January 28th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) There is some good news regarding climate change - glaciers are actually growing! The reason being that hotter summers may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

George Clooney recovers from malaria after Sudan trip


January 21st, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 21 (ANI): Hollywood hunk George Clooney has just recovered from malaria, which he contracted in Africa earlier this month.The news sparked minor panic among showbiz fans online after television host ... Read more...

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Oceans went oxygen-poor ‘499mn yrs ago after animals appeared on Earth’


January 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study at the University of California, Riverside, has found that contrary to the belief that oceans became oxygen-rich about 600 million years ago and stayed that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oceanic ‘garbage patch’ not as big as depicted in media


January 5th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Claims that the 'Great Garbage Patch' between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas are grossly exaggerated, according to an Oregon State University scientist."There is no ... Read more...

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Bering Sea floor sheds light on last major global warming period


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz have found that the sediments at the bottom of the Bering Sea indicate that that the region was ice-free ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Size of ocean garbage patch exaggerated


January 5th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) A lot of plastic trash is floating on the Pacific Ocean but claims that the 'Great Garbage Patch' between California and Japan is twice the size of Texas ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Actress Noureen DeWulf engaged to Ryan Miller


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Just last week, there were rumors making the rounds on the Internet that Ryan Miller and her actress girlfriend, Noureen DeWulf had broken up.All that seemed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

High acidity levels in oceans harming marine life


December 5th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) With acidity levels of the oceans going up greatly, it could harm marine life and consequently impact billions of people who rely on fish as their main protein ... Read more...

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