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Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russian scientists revive plants frozen for 30,000 years


February 21st, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A team of Russian biophysicists has successfully grown ancient plants from tissue material that stayed frozen in the Siberian region for about 30,000 years.This is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

66pc permafrost to melt by 2200, speed up global warming in coming years


February 17th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has warned that global warming could cause up to two-thirds of the Earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, releasing carbon equal to half the emissions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two thirds of permafrost likely to melt by 2200


February 17th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Two-thirds of permafrost is likely to melt by 2200, thanks to global warming which will loft vast quantities of carbon into the air. "The carbon resides in permanently ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables


December 29th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Neanderthals' diet was not confined to meat alone but they also cooked and ate vegetables, a study has found.Researchers in the US have found grains of cooked plant ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Humans’ plant consumption rising significantly


December 16th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new NASA research has found that humans are consuming an increasing amount of the earth's total annual land plant production.As the human population continues to grow and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered bugs could ‘turn plant material into biofuels’


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): New research from Concordia University shows that bacterium can be engineered to transform plant material into biofuels or other chemicals.Concordia biology professor Vincent Martin and student Andrew ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

200 mn years old skeleton of giant dinosaur discovered


October 31st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Scientists claim to have discovered the first intact skeleton of a dinosaur that is an ancestor to the sauropod, the largest creature ever to walk the planet. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

First complete remains of dinosaur’s ancestor found in China


October 29th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered the complete remains of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals - the sauropod dinosaurs, in China.The new species, tentatively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mummy tattoos offer clues to ancient acupuncture-like healing therapy


October 9th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Experts have identified that mysterious circle tattoos on a Peruvian mummy contained burned plant material-a feat that sheds light on a possible ancient healing practice that may have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1,000-year-old Andean tattoos reveal ancient acupuncture techniques


October 4th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered tattoos on a 1,000-year-old Andean woman that reveals the practice of acupuncture.Maria Anna Pabst of Austria's Medical University of Graz and her ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vegetable garden on Moon comes closer to reality


September 16th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): With no air, no water, poor soil, extreme heat and cold, deadly cosmic rays, the atmosphere on the moon doesn't look suitable to grow crops, but researchers are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s oldest shoe found in Armenian cave


June 10th, 2010 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Archaeologists have found the world's oldest shoe dating back to 5,500 years in an Armenian cave. The shoe made from a single piece of cowhide can fit a woman's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spiders decorate webs with shimmering ornaments to lure prey


December 26th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that orb-weaving spiders decorate their webs with colorful and shimmering decorations in order to lure their prey to death.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Howler monkeys reject vegetarianism, start eating eggs


October 1st, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): Scientists have captured on camera wild howler monkeys raiding chicken coops and eating bird's eggs, which is a surprising find as the species are thought to be exclusively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More corn for biofuels would contaminate water with fertilizers and pesticides


September 29th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Purdue University, US, has determined that more of the fertilizers and pesticides used to grow corn would find their way into nearby ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists discover London’s oldest “boardwalk”


August 18th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): Archaeologists have found London's oldest known timber structure, which dating back to 5,700 years, could be the city's earliest "boardwalk".According to a report by BBC News, the structure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New method converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic


June 7th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A research team has developed a new method that converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic.The researchers, from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long-necked dinos didn’t graze treetops


May 15th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A new research has suggested that long-necked dinosaurs didn't graze treetops, and were better off holding their necks horizontal, not upright.According to a report in National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shredding corn stover could produce more ethanol at less cost


February 24th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A Purdue University researcher has found a way to produce more ethanol at less cost, by shredding corn stover instead of chopping it.According to Dennis Buckmaster, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel technology could produce biofuel for around 0.50 euros a liter


January 30th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): German scientists have developed a novel technology for synthesizing chemicals from plant material that could produce biofuel for just over 0.50 euros a liter.Developed by scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biofuel carbon footprint not as big as feared


January 16th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new analysis by scientists has determined that assumptions about biofuels significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions may not be correct.Many researchers have blasted biofuels for significantly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Butanol made from plants could displace petroleum-derived version


January 11th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A University of Illinois researcher has determined that butanol made from plant material could displace butanol made from petroleum, and that too just not at the fuel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient Americans loved to gorge on Stone Age tortillas!


December 23rd, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Two new studies have revealed that ancient rock piles were used by early Native Americans in the Stone Age as earth ovens for cooking their own version ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetically modified plants could be key for producing eco-friendly biofuel


December 23rd, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new research has suggested plants that are genetically modified to ease the breaking down of their woody material, could be the key to producing a cheaper ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Conservation atlas reveals most valuable forests


December 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): The UN Environment Programme has released a new atlas that shows how conservation efforts can most efficiently make use of limited resources by laying out which forests ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Globe warming CO2 can be measured in wines bouquet


November 27th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that the amount of fossil-fuel-derived carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air over the vineyard can be measured in the wines alcohol.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Global warming can change organic matter in soil


November 25th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada, have shown that global warming can actually change the molecular structure of organic matter ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Earthworms can change chemical nature of carbon in forests


October 28th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study by Purdue University researchers has determined that earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in forest litter and soils, potentially affecting the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biofuel-powered aircraft will take to the skies in three years


October 27th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): The Boeing Company, which is a major aerospace and defense corporation, has said that biofuel-powered aircraft could be carrying millions of passengers around the world within three ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Enzymes produced by termites can help make biofuel


October 22nd, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new research has explored the possibilities of how enzymes produced by both termites and the micro-organisms that inhabit their gut could help to produce biofuel from ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Your gut can also sense and spit out bitter tasting food


October 10th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Just like the way people have an instantaneous tendency to spit out bitter-tasting food, mammals small intestine too can sense sour toxins in food and make their ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Medicinal cannabis may help relieve neuropathic pain among HIV patients


August 7th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A team of researchers in the U.S. has found medicinal cannabis, also known as marijuana, to be effective in relieving the neuropathic pain which is associated with ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Archaeologists unravel Perus mysterious mummy


July 19th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): A team of archaeologists is unraveling a mummy bundle found in Perus historic Huaura Valley.The mummy is believed to have been an elite member of the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists come up with an eco-friendly solution for biofuel production


July 8th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A group of scientists have come up with an eco-friendly solution for biofuel production in the form of using plants to make the enzymes that can break ... Read more...

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