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African lake turns red from high levels of salt


June 4th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) A lake in west African nation Senegal has turned blood red in colour due to a high concentration of salt, with some areas within the lake ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Cool blue’ can repel heat in buildings


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) A new pigment, known as 'cool blue,' could repel heat in buildings and cut energy costs, a boon in warmer climes, says a study.Oregon State ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

When civilistations clashed over search for syphilis cure


January 17th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The clash of civilisations through the canons of Eastern and Western medicines and historical ties between the Occident and China play out in a powerful ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rare blue roses to be up for sale in US


September 16th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Not naturally available, the mythical blue rose will be on sale in the US and Canada in November.Named 'Applause,' the rose is the product of a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stress turns hair grey


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Stress can turn your hair grey, say scientists.They have found how stress hormone adrenaline causes damage that could lead to a variety of conditions - such ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tomato compound may help prevent prostate cancer


July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Lycopene, a red pigment that gives tomatoes their distinctive colour, could help prevent prostate cancer, say scientists.Lycopene is a potent antioxidant and some studies have shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New substance to make passports fraud-proof


May 19th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Your passport can now be protected from fraudsters. Scientists here have developed a new substance that can be used to prevent forging of passports and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chernobyl radiation reduced population of birds with orange plumage: Study


April 27th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): The population of birds with an orange plumage was reduced as they suffered radiation effects from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, according to a study.Ismael Galvan, a researcher ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why it is difficult to produce large numbers of same type cells in lab


April 1st, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): Researchers have provided another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

X-ray technique peers beneath surfaces of artefacts


March 26th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Researchers say that striking discoveries in archaeology are being made possible by strong beams of X-rays.A report showed how X-ray sources known as synchrotrons could unravel an artefact's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beyonce emerges with bleach-blonde hair, fairer looking skin


February 17th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Singer Beyonce Knowles is said to have looked almost unrecognisable while shopping in Hollywood recently with her newly bleach-blonde hair and a fairer skin tone.Beyonce, 29, whose ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Auction record shows society supports art: Arpita Singh (With Image)


December 28th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Arpita Singh is still an old-fashioned idealist at heart, unruffled by the hype of her work fetching millions at the auction mart. The 73-year-old painter ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Is your pomegranate juice adulterated?


November 30th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants and good for health. But is the bottled juice you purchased real or adulterated? A US scientist is now studying samples from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

2,700-yr-old pyramid tomb with royal burials, jewels unearthed in Mexico


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A 2,700-year-old pyramid tomb containing royal burials and jewels was uncovered in Mexico by archaeologists from Brigham Young University.The tomb in Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, could resolve ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene that helps fish ‘disappear’ discovered


October 30th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight.The new gene, called agrp2, has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘pigment noise’ technology could identify century-old colours


September 6th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Identifying the composition of pigments in century-old artworks could be made easier soon, with the discovery of a new technology called photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy.The chemical composition of pigments ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Michelle Obama’s portrait to be placed at Smithsonian’s National Gallery


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): The portraits of US First Lady Michelle Obama and business magnate Martha Stewart would be reportedly placed at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington.A New York-based ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Neolithic stonework discovered on Orkney


August 5th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Archaeologists discovered the first evidence in the UK of stonework painted with a pattern, suggesting Neolithic people enjoyed decorating.The painted and decorated stones may have been used to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Berlusconi breaks strict ‘no photo’ rule in front of Leonardo’s Last Supper


July 27th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, July 27 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been criticized after he broke a strict "no photographs" rule by posing with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in front of Leonardo Da ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince Jackson Reportedly Has Vitiligo Like His Late Father


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Jackson the late pop legend who passed away last year had claimed that he suffered from a skin condition named Vitiligo which was responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Michael Jackson’s son - Prince Michael I might have vitiligo


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hawaii, July 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is rising speculation that the King of Pop – Michael Jackson’s son Prince Michael I might be suffering from the skin disease vitiligo.Michael’s children ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sexy birds are poor fliers


June 17th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Birds with the brightest feathers may look stunningly attractive and sexy but they go on to become poor fliers, according to a new study.Males with the brightest plumage ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Causes of mysterious skin disease


June 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered additional evidence that generalized vitiligo - a disease that typically causes patches of white skin on the face and neck, is associated with slight variations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

58000-year-old glue and paint factory found in Africa


June 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Archaeologists have stumbled upon a once-thriving ochre powder production site in South Africa.The colour and glue trade could have been a blossoming industry some 58,000 years ago. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oldest Pyramid Tomb In North America Found in Mexico!


May 19th, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 2700 year old pyramid has been found by archaeologists working in southern Mexico which is believed to be the oldest tomb of it's kind on the continent ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Soon, prescription tattoos to monitor glucose levels


May 8th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Medical tattoos would soon replace needle sticks needed to monitor glucose levels, say scientists.Scientists from Microsoft and The Draper Laboratory are developing medical tattoos that would stop hackers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel way to turn water into hydrogen fuel found


April 12th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A team of MIT researchers has genetically modified a virus that can exploit sunlight to split water into oxygen and hydrogen.Splitting water is one way to solve ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Secrets of animals’ spots, stripes revealed


April 8th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. say they have unlocked the secret of how animals make spots, stripes and other colouring patterns.For their study, the researchers examined how a species ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jackson’s Doctor Claim: He Was Hiding Skin Whitening Cream Meds


March 30th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Documents, which had been sealed by the courts until the exact cause of death in the case of Michael Jackson, were released on Friday. These papers ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tangy fruits help stay slim


March 22nd, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Munching on tangy fruits can help you stay slim, reveals a new study. The study conducted on mice showed that the juice of the blood orange stopped them from ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bronze-era Buddhist sites discovered in Swat


March 10th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.10 (ANI): An Italian archaeological mission in Pakistan has discovered a large number of Buddhist sites and rock shelters in Kandak and Kota valleys of Barikot in the Swat Valley linked ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technology can help identify melanoma stage with more accuracy


February 24th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an important tool in the fight against the most serious type of skin cancer.Being aware of a patient's melanoma stage is crucial when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blues make people prefer greys


February 9th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) People with anxiety and depression are most likely to use a shade of grey to represent their mental state. Researchers describe the development of a colour chart, The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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 |

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