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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Toll in Russia ship capsize rises to 54 (Lead)


July 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescuers searching the wreck of a Russian cruise ship that sank in the Volga river Sunday have recovered 53 bodies, officials said Monday. One woman ... Read more...

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Fire ants make rafts to save themselves from floods


April 27th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Well, if you thought the humans were the smartest and well prepared against natural calamities, then think again! Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Biggest Loser couples’ recap


January 12th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The race to lose as much weight as possible continued on the reality show, Biggest Loser Couples.The Campus team was beaten by the Unknown team during ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Disabled team pulls off 108-km river rafting journey


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Proving grit and determination can overcome physical disability, a team of 13 disabled people rowed their bamboo rafts up the Hooghly river from Haldia in East Midnapore to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘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...

Posted in Health Science |

The City Council Of San Diego Debars Offshore Boozing, Which Is Greeted With A Mixed Response


July 27th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, July 27, 2010 (Just Flashed): The city council of San Diego in America on Monday prohibited self-styled "floatopia' revelries in which individuals guzzle alcohol on inner tubes offshore. With this ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Guwahati flooded, troopers deployed to rescue residents


April 20th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Authorities Tuesday deployed paramilitary troopers to carry out rescue operations in Assam's main city of Guwahati hit by massive flooding, triggered by heavy rains since Sunday. Troopers of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thousand-year-old “mythical” temple complex found in Peru


January 30th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): Archaeologists have found a thousand-year-old "mythical" temple complex under the windswept dunes of northwestern Peru.According to a report in National Geographic News, the discovery of the complex, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animals may have hitched rides on natural rafts to populate Madagascar


January 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, a pair of scientists has suggested that animals may have populated Madagascar by hitching rides on natural rafts blown out to sea.According to professors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient hominids may have been seafarers


January 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 10 (ANI): New evidence has emerged recently which indicates that ancient hominids that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world may have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One killed, 16 missing in Canada chopper crash


March 13th, 2009 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Ottawa, March 13 (Xinhua) One person was kiled and 16 others were missing Thursday when the helicopter in which they were travelling crashed into the North Atlantic off the coast of Canada's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

“Living fossil” tree may provide clues to past and future climate change


October 31st, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): With the help of a "living fossil" tree species, a researcher from the University of Michigan is trying to understand how tropical forests responded to past climate ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Orissa sounds alert, army called out in flood-hit Assam district


June 17th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, June 17 (ANI): An alert was sounded in coastal Orissa as incessant rains due to deep depression over northwest Bay of Bengal, about 250 km from Balasore coast, claimed one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

25 killed, 200,000 displaced in northeast floods


June 16th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 16 (IANS) The army was called Monday to rescue marooned villagers as flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in the northeast displaced 200,000 people and left 25 ... Read more...

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Ancient trade in New World may have been carried out using rafts


March 20th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): New findings by MIT researchers has suggested that oceangoing sailing rafts plied the waters of the equatorial Pacific long before Europeans arrived in the Americas, and carried ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global warming causes older Arctic sea ice to almost disappear (Re-Issue)


January 21st, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study using satellite measurements has revealed that thick Arctic sea ice older than nine years, had all but disappeared by 2007, because of global warming.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming causes older Arctic sea ice to almost disappear


January 19th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study using satellite measurements has revealed that thick Arctic sea ice older than nine years, had all but disappeared by 2007, because of global warming.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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