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London Paralympics open in ‘journey of discovery’


August 30th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) London Paralympic Games were officially opened in a storytelling ceremony highlighted by "a journey of discovery" Wednesday night.Guided by the world's most celebrated scientist, Professor ... Read more...

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Scientists come up with low-cost ‘artificial petrol’


January 31st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Artificial petrol that costs 19 pence per litre could be available in as little as three years. Scientists in Britain are refining the recipe for a hydrogen-based fuel ... Read more...

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We are alone, aliens unlikely in the universe, says expert


January 24th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) There are probably no aliens out there - meaning we are entirely alone in the universe, said an astronomer. Even though there may many earth like planets, their ... Read more...

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New, exotic African mistletoe discovered just in time for Christmas


December 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating some of the weird, wonderful and stunning discoveries they've made this year from the rainforests of Cameroon to the ... Read more...

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Scientists decode West Nile mosquito’s DNA


October 1st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the DNA sequence of the mosquito species whose bite transmits West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus and the microscopic worm ... Read more...

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1 in 5 plants faces extinction


September 29th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world's plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world's plant species threatened with extinction.The Royal Botanic ... Read more...

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Homeless youths most vulnerable to crime and violence


September 28th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new report has revealed that homeless young people are victims of crime at rates that society would consider unacceptable for any other group.Researchers at York University and ... Read more...

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Meet the 8 Brit boys who have the same IQ as Einstein


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): Eight boys at King's School in Grantham, Lincs have the same IQ as genius Albert Einstein.They equalled Einstein's estimated IQ of 160 - also Professor Stephen Hawking's score ... Read more...

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Blair, like most politicians, ‘reached end of his shelf life’, says psychologist


September 15th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's "Journey" took him on the classic path of politicians and other leaders who reach the end of their "shelf life", a psychologist has ... Read more...

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‘Springy’ polymer molecule paves way for ’self-healing’ materials


August 27th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): In the quest for "self-healing" materials, Duke and Stanford chemistry team has found a polymer molecule that's so springy it snaps back from stretching much smaller than it ... Read more...

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New Study Published In ‘Biology Letters’ Challenges The Theory Of Evolution Of The Famed Charles Darwin


August 25th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A new study has the potential to shudder the very fundamentals of Darwin's theory of evolution. This study has mentioned that 'living space', and not ... 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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Arab Americans protest CNN’s firing of senior editor Nasr


July 10th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Arab-Americans have expressed their anger over CNN firing its Senior Middle East News Editor Octavia Nasr.Nasr's 20-year career at CNN ended Wednesday after a tweet mourning the death ... Read more...

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Simple, non-invasive test to diagnose Down’s syndrome in pregnant women


June 30th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A simple non-invasive blood test, touted as the holy grail for prenatal diagnosis, could detect Down's syndrome in pregnant women, according to researchers.Currently, high-risk women are offered an ... Read more...

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“Human guinea pig” scientist sequences own genome to predict health risks!


April 30th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): A "human guinea pig" boffin is the world's first person to have all his DNA screened for unknown disease risk factors.Professor Stephen Quake, an American scientist, subjected himself ... Read more...

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Jurors less likely to convict attractive people


April 25th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Attractive people get their way, it seems, even in the courtroom. A new study has found that the more good-looking people are, the less likely they are to ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine shows promise against chikungunya


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed an experimental vaccine for chikungunya virus and successfully tested it in monkeys.The vaccine, developed by at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ... Read more...

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The Royal Society releases historic papers online on 350th anniversary


November 30th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): The Royal Society, one of the world's oldest scientific institutions is commemorating its 350th year by putting 60 of its most memorable research papers online.Founded in London in ... Read more...

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Michael Green named as Stephen Hawking’s successor at Cambridge University


October 21st, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 21 (ANI): Cambridge University has named Professor Michael Green as the man who will succeed Professor Stephen Hawking in one of the world's most prestigious academic positions - the Lucasian ... Read more...

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World’s first ‘artificial heart-stem cells’ combo op saves a life


September 25th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): A British surgeon has for the first time used a combination of an artificial heart and stem cells to save the life of a dying man.Professor Stephen ... Read more...

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New computing tool may help scientists create tastier and longer lasting tomatoes


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new computing tool that could help scientists predict how plants will react to different environmental conditions in order to create better crops, such as ... Read more...

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Lower obesity threshold in British Asians, say Indian experts


July 10th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Experts have called upon to lower the threshold for being overweight and obese in British Asians.Indian health chiefs have carried out changes in measuring system to take into ... Read more...

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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...

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Britain’s first homoeopathic product’s labelling may be illegal, warn senior scientists


June 10th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A senior British scientist says that the labelling for the first homoeopathic product to get a licence from the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) should ... Read more...

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Ancient refuges could be key to saving biodiversity under threat from climate change


May 30th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 30 (ANI): Australian researchers have said that ancient refuges could be the key to saving the country's unique biodiversity under threat from climate change.According to a report by ABC News, ... Read more...

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Lying to boss or client can be good for your business


May 22nd, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 22 (ANI): Telling white lies can actually be good for business, says an expert.Professor Stephen Teo, Associate Dean of Business at the University of Western Sydney, said that lying to ... Read more...

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Asteroids may have boosted life on Earth 3.9 billion years ago


May 21st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that the bombardment of Earth by asteroids 3.9 billion years ago may have enhanced early life rather then wipe it out.The study, by ... Read more...

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Diets rich in meat and fats and low in carbohydrates up colon cancer risk


March 31st, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Diets rich in meat and fats and low in complex carbohydrates may increase the risk of colon cancer, say U.S. researchers.Speaking at the Society for General Microbiology ... Read more...

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New discovery to make human vaccine against bird flu a reality


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Researchers at University of Melbourne claim that they are closer to developing a human vaccine for avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, after making a new ... Read more...

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Why some people never put on weight despite eating a lot and being inactive


February 23rd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Dusseldorf in Germany say that they may have unravelled the mystery as to how some people can eat and never put on ... Read more...

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Who has the most evolved chromosomes? Head lice


January 28th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists, like primary school kids everywhere, are scratching their heads over lice, but in sheer wonder. "It will be of little comfort to parents but head lice ... Read more...

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Divorce makes men the richer sex


January 25th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Divorce makes men particularly fathers significantly richer, however, ex-wives are plunged into poverty, according to a new research.When a dad separates from the mother of his children, ... Read more...

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Competition between two sides of the brain makes it asymmetrical


January 15th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): A Wellcome Trust-funded study has shown that a competition between the two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical, which is thought to be important ... Read more...

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Plants more important than ever to reduce impact of global warming


January 1st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): Plants have never been as important to the environment as right now, as they are vital to reduce the impact of global warming.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Brit girl makes miraculous recovery after having third of heart removed


December 31st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): In what can be called as a miraculous case of survival, a girl who had almost one third of her heart removed in a life-saving operation has ... Read more...

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