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How to keep your skin glowing during monsoon


July 4th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After a hot and sweaty summer, the monsoon comes as a relief but the humid and damp weather takes a toll on the skin and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Old stars reveal sun’s future


December 14th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Old stars, called red giants, have offered insight into what our sun will look like after five billion years -- its outer layer will expand and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dumped onion waste could be used as food supplement: Study


July 15th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) More than a half million tonnes of onion waste dumped every year in Europe could be used as food supplements as they are rich in dietary ... Read more...

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Treating blue jeans eco-friendly offers alternative to deadly ’sandblasting’


April 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed an alternative eco-friendly method for treating dyed denim jeans to controversial 'sandblasting' technique.The process of 'surface activation' used to wash-down the denim following dyeing is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Milky Way’s smallest black holes ‘don’t exist’


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that black holes a few times the mass of the sun may not exist to begin with.Stars that are eight or more times ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Image from NASA shows ‘glowing jellyfish’ star in speckled sea


November 18th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has captured images of a dying star that resembles a glowing jellyfish floating at the bottom of a dark, speckled sea."I am reminded ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers spot merging star systems that might explode


November 17th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Astronomers who found the first hypervelocity stars escaping the Milky Way have announced that their search also turned up a dozen double-star systems.Half of those are merging ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists capture ’song’ of a distant star


November 8th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) Scientists have captured a hum emitted by a star trillions of miles away as part of new research that is providing insights into what lies beneath the surface ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA’s Chandra Observatory finds evidence of stellar cannibalism


September 15th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Evidence has found evidence that a star has recently engulfed a companion star or a giant planet.The likely existence of such a "cannibal" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Black rice is the new cancer-fighting superfood (Lead)


August 27th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Black rice, revered in ancient China, could be the greatest 'superfood'. Low in sugar, the grain is packed with healthy fibre and plant compounds that combat heart disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Soon, prickly patch to replace traditional injections


July 19th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): If you've always hated painful jabs here's some good news for you. A prickly skin patch, which delivers medicine painlessly under the skin, could soon replace injections, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers detect black hole farther away than any other previously known


January 27th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): Reports indicate that astronomers have used ESO's (European Southern Observatory's) Very Large Telescope (VLT) to detect a stellar-mass black hole much farther away than any other previously known. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unravel secret of pink tomato


January 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Diners in the Far East are quite partial to a variety of sweet, pink-skinned tomatoes. Now, a researcher has revealed the secret behind this pink vegetable. Asaph Aharoni of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gene behind pink tomatoes identified


January 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Sweet, pink-skinned tomatoes are said to be one of the favourites of Far Eastern diners. Now, researchers from Weizmann Institute's Plant Sciences Department have identified a gene, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Close-up snaps of dying star shows how our Sun’s going to snuff out


December 16th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): Astronomers have captured close-up photos of a star writhing in its death throes, which is indicative of the fate that our Sun awaits in the future.Chi Cygni, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant ’soap bubble’ found floating in space


July 25th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found a new planetary nebula, which looks like a giant 'soap bubble' floating in space.Planetary nebulae, which got their name after being misidentified ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skin cancer cream can smooth out wrinkles


June 16th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): A cancer-busting skin cream can help banish the ageing effects of too much sun, such as wrinkles, dark spots, shadows and sallowness, say researchers.US scientists led by Dr ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers propose new physical interpretation of a supernova


June 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Astronomers from Queen's University Belfast have proposed a new physical interpretation of a supernova discovered on 7th November 2008.A group of researchers, led by Dr. Stefano Valenti ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hubble camera captures final “pretty picture” of planetary nebula


May 11th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of a planetary nebula as the final "pretty picture" of the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), which is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Corkscrew waves on Sun may help solve solar mystery


March 20th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): New pictures have revealed that mysterious corkscrew waves appear to be pushing heat from the suns surface to its outer atmosphere, which could help solve the mystery ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hubble snaps images of a nebula within a star cluster


January 16th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped images of a unique planetary nebula, which is nestled inside a star cluster, 10,000 light-years away from Earth.The Hubble image was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dead stars shed new light on planet birth


January 6th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Observations made with NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed six dead white dwarf stars littered with the remains of shredded asteroids, which may shed new light on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronomers detect rare explosion of binary star inside planetary nebula


November 20th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A team of astronomers has detected the explosion of a binary star inside a planetary nebula, an event that has not been witnessed for more than 100 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World’’s oldest cooked cereal was prepared just like todays instant food


October 25th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): The worlds oldest cooked cereal, enjoyed by European diners about 8,000 years ago, could be prepared instantly just by soaking it in hot water. The researchers behind ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hurricane-sized whirlpools spotted on the Sun


October 7th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Hurricane-sized whirlpools have been spotted spiralling on the surface of the Sun, confirming theories about how material convects in the Suns roiling outer layers.The scalding soup of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Newtonian telescopes could make TVs more power efficient and viewer friendly


July 23rd, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Building the pixels of flat-panel displays like tiny telescopes, similar to a design invented by Isaac Newton, could make them much more power efficient, or make screens ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Supernova birth seen for first time by astronomers


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Astronomers have observed the death of a star for the first time in the form of a stellar explosion, which is also the first detection of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Astronomers begin hunt for vanishing stars


May 10th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
London, May 10 (ANI): Astronomers have started monitoring about a million massive stars to see if any suddenly vanish, seemingly without a trace, which would support a theory that some massive ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Astronomers discover strange white dwarf star 800 light-years away


May 7th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A strange white dwarf star has been discovered in the constellation Ursa Major 800 light-years away, which has a pulsating variety with carbon at its surface, not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rehab therapy increases grey matter in the brain


April 19th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, including a researcher of Indian origin, say that a rehabilitation therapy developed by them can produce changes in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Solar flares make the Sun ring like a bell


March 29th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
London, March 29 (ANI): Scientists have determined that solar flares in the Suns outer layers that causes quakes, produce strong oscillations throughout the star the same way as the entire Earth ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists measure the solar systems first breath


March 14th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): Scientists have made a measurement of oxygen composition at the birth of the solar system by capturing the stream of ionized particles known as the solar wind ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tiny RNA strand that helps skin cells protect body from bacteria, cancer uncovered


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Researchers at Rockefeller University conducted a series of experiments in mice and discovered a small RNA molecule that helps exposed skin cells protect the body from bacteria, dehydration ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drugs worth millions seized at Chennai airport


February 26th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 26 (ANI): Customs officials at Chennai Airport have seized 25 kg of the internationally banned party drug, Ketamine, worth over Rs.25 million from a 22-year-old Taiwanese passenger. According to officials, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Earth would face a fiery end when Sun becomes red giant


February 23rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Earth would face destruction when the Sun expands into a red giant in about 7.6 billion years from now.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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