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Stonehenge marks Britain’s unification, says study


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western parts of the landmass, ... Read more...

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Bugs can destroy toxins in polluted groundwater


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Bugs can safely destroy dangerous toxins in groundwater, leaching from solvents in plastic effluents.A trial by researchers has shown that they could be used to clean ... Read more...

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Study busts myth of ‘lefties’ being more gifted


June 8th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Psychologists have busted the myth that left-handed people are more gifted.In a study led by Professor Mike Nicholls, director of the Brain and Cognition Lab in ... Read more...

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Children trained to think logically grasp subject clearly


March 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Children who are trained to think and act logically develop clearer understanding of a subject, says a new study.The research project led by The University of ... Read more...

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Why being too good looking might cut your chances with females


February 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): Traditional theory of evolution maintains that it's the good-looking male that gets the ladies, but a new study might prove otherwise.Research by the University of Queensland (UQ) has ... Read more...

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Fossil site in China offers clues to mass extinction recovery


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A massive new fossil site discovered in south-west China has shed light on how life on Earth recovered from the greatest mass extinction of all time.The work is ... Read more...

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‘Speed gun’ for Earth’s insides developed


October 28th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): University of Bristol's scientists have claimed that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth and this technique will enable them to measure ... Read more...

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Dogs can also be pessimists and ’see the glass half empty’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): It seems unlikely that a dog could be pessimistic, but a new study suggests that sometimes even they see the glass half empty.A study at the University of ... Read more...

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Sometimes, even dogs ’see the glass half empty’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): It seems unlikely that a dog could be pessimistic, but a new study suggests that sometimes even they see the glass half empty.A study at the University of ... Read more...

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‘Ear on the universe’ to revolutionize astronomy studies


September 21st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) - the first major radio telescope to be built in Britain for decades will help answer questions such as "Are we alone?" and "how ... Read more...

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New Evolution Theory Published In “Biology Letters” Questions Charles Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution


August 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study published in "Biology Letters" argues that perhaps Charles Darwin's famous theory of evolution had some faults in it. A study conducted by University ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researcher challenges Darwin’s ’survival of the fittest’ theory


August 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A new study could shake the very foundations of Darwin's theory of evolution, which says that 'living space' and not competition, was the major driving force of evolution.The ... Read more...

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Now, rapid meningitis test that can detect the brain disease within an hour


August 20th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): A groundbreaking test for meningitis and septicaemia, which can tell if a child has the deadly diseases within an hour, has been developed by researchers.The speed of the ... Read more...

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Is The Black Hole Mystery Solved?


August 19th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stephen Hawking might argue about the destructive or constructive powers of the black holes but the discovery of a new star has challenged the most established ... Read more...

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Just like humans, animals too make choices based on their emotions


August 4th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Just like humans, animals too make choices based on their emotional states, says a new study.Bristol University's Professor Mike Mendl and Dr Liz Paul and Lincoln University's Dr ... Read more...

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Reptiles were first animals to conquer dry land


August 1st, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Ancient footprints made by reptiles 318 million years ago prove they were the first animals to conquer dry land, a media report has said. The fossilised reptile footprints were ... Read more...

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Reptiles first conquered dry land 318 million years ago


July 30th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists have finally been able to establish when reptiles first conquered dry land, thanks to the discovery of fossilized footprints.The 318-million-year-old reptile footprints were found in sea-cliffs on ... Read more...

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Insight into make-up of cells could help in development of new medicines


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): The discovery that proteins communicate by a complex network of chemical messages could lead to the development of new medicines, suggests a new study.Drugs could have a ... Read more...

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Interpol issues arrest warrant against Saddam’s daughter


April 21st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lyon (France), Apr 21 (ANI): Interpol has issued an arrest warrant against former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter Raghad Hussein after she was charged with supporting terrorist activities in Iraq.The website ... Read more...

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How key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell


February 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals to recognize others by their smell.The study, by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, has ... Read more...

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How a hormone helps animals recognise each other by smell


February 25th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed how a key hormone, known as vasopressin, helps animals recognise each other by their smell.The new study into how animals ... Read more...

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Scientists sequence giant panda genome to shed new light into the bear’s diet


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): By successfully sequencing the panda genome for the first time, an international team of scientists has shed new light on some of the giant panda's unusual biological traits, ... Read more...

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Atlantic puffins may be dying because of worsening conditions within North Sea


January 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that a recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea.The research team included ... Read more...

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People with lung disease ‘more likely to be shorter’


January 9th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): In a new study, University of Nottingham researchers have found that individuals who develop chronic lung disease are more likely to be shorter in height than the general ... Read more...

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“Breast cancer is not one disease but collection of diseases”


December 24th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that breast cancer is not one disease but a collection of several diseases.They cracked the genetic code of breast cancer ... Read more...

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Archaeologists to explore feasting habits of ancient builders of Stonehenge


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 22 (ANI): A new research project by archaeologists is seeking to investigate the feasting habits of the ancient builders of the Stonehenge.According to a report in Culture24, the team who ... Read more...

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It takes just 15 ciggies to raise lung cancer risk


December 17th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that it takes just 15 cigarettes to increase the risk of developing lung cancer.The research team led by Peter Campbell of the Wellcome ... Read more...

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Britain’s oldest known dinosaur to be unearthed


November 4th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, November 4 (ANI): A team of researchers have announced that the are all set to excavate the remains of Britain's oldest known dinosaur almost 40 years after they were first discovered.Bones ... Read more...

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Stonehenge’s ‘little sister’ discovered by archaeologists in England


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 3 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered Stonehenge's 'little sister', dubbed 'Bluehenge', which is located a mile away from Britain's famous circle of prehistoric standing stones.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Humans are damaging the world’s oceans, say scientists


July 30th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have said that there is mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world's oceans in profound and damaging ways.The study was carried ... Read more...

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200,000 year old elephant skeleton found in Indonesia


June 10th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) An almost 200,000-year-old elephant skeleton from a terrace adjacent to the Solo River in East Java, Indonesia has been excavated recently. The discovery was made by a team ... Read more...

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New DNA binding compound could pave way for novel antibiotics


June 10th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A synthetic DNA binding compound, called [Fe2L3]4+, has been found to be surprisingly effective at binding to the DNA of bacteria and killing all the bacteria it touched ... Read more...

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Nine new X chromosome genes linked to learning disabilities identified


April 20th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified nine new genes linked to learning disabilities.The team of 70 researchers has found nine new genes on the X chromosome, ... Read more...

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Black hole behind formation of mysterious Hannys voorwerp in deep space


November 26th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Nov 26 (ANI): New observations made by radio telescopes have revealed that the bizarre astronomical object known as Hannys voorwerp, which is a huge green irregular cloud of gas, is ... Read more...

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Bedbug organ find may hold hope for malaria prevention


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 23 (ANI): A researcher from the University of Sheffield has found a unique organ on female bedbugs that could help in the battle against malaria.Female bedbugs suffer serious problems ... Read more...

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