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‘Oldest Mayan calendar offers no hint of world’s end’

May 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The oldest Mayan Calendar found in an ancient Guatemalan house offers no hint of the alleged end of the world Dec 21 this year, researchers said. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Felix Bendish to launch clutch line in WIFW

October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Designer Felix Bendish, who is known for his scarves and fashion accessories range, is set to launch a clutch line at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Brazilian Amazon activists shot dead as new Forest Code bill advances

May 25th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
BRASILIA, BRAZIL (BNO NEWS) -- A Brazilian Amazon activist and his wife were killed in the northern region of the country, as Brazil's House of Deputies approved a new Forest Code, local ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Lost Mayan city discovered under Guatemala rain forest

April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The ancient Maya city of Holtun, or Head of Stone, which has been hidden for centuries has been discovered under Guatemalan rain forest.According to research presented earlier ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ants form living rafts to avoid drowning

April 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Ants, with their pint-sized brains, avoid mass drownings by clinging to one another forming live rafts.The remarkable survival strategy belongs to South American fire ants, whose ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WHO experts warn of yellow fever virus hitting India, S.E. Asia

March 23rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 23 (ANI): A regional health adviser to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that India and several other countries in South East Asia face an imminent threat from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American Idol: Final Contestant

February 10th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The first contestant on American Idol did a belly dance, and then tried to sing....and got three no votes, although all three judges felt she was “cute as ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

The Springs In Costa Rica Makes “The Bachelor” More Exotic

February 8th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the last episode of "The Bachelor", Brad Womack and his troupe of female admirers had something more exotic in store. The eight remaining women and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous

October 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009," an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Experience virtual roller coaster in Delhi

July 29th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) If you have been craving for a ride on a roller coaster and a race down a steep incline or through several loops for an adrenaline rush, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Remains Of Giant Dog Sized Rat Found In East Timor

July 28th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The archaeologists of Australia have unearthed the remains of the World's largest rat ever to have scurried on earth. The incredible discovery was made during ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Perfumes contain ‘hidden harmful chemicals’

May 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 13 (ANI): Several perfumes contain undeclared chemicals that may have serious health implications, according to a report by two environmental advocacy groups in Canada.To come up with the report, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seven cat species captured on camera in Indian rain forest

March 13th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A photographer have captured on camera seven cat species in Jeypore-Dehing lowland rain forest in the northeast Indian state of Assam.According to a report in National Geographic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Proposed Nilgiris elephant corridor runs into resistance

February 26th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Vazhaithottam (Tamil Nadu), Feb 26 (IANS) Tension is simmering over a proposed elephant corridor in the Ooty foothills. While conservationists say this is essential to restore the man-nature balance, farmers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Saint Lucia Makes Jake Pavelka Fall For Three

February 16th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bachelor Season 14 Episode 7 saw the three women along with Jake Pavelka heading towards Saint Lucia for their first solo date. What seems from ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

ABC Nightline Offers A Sneak Peek In To The Lives Of Tree Kangaroos

December 16th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec.16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC Nightline and ABC World News aired a special feature on Tree Kangaroos residing at the Woodland Park Zoo last night. Dr. Lisa Dabek, associated with the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

DRDO fully focussed on enhancing self-reliance in military hardware: Antony

December 16th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony assured the Parliament on Wednesday that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is fully focussed towards enhancing self-reliance in military hardware.Antony, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tropical forests affected by habitat fragmentation store less biomass, carbon dioxide

December 10th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dec 10(ANI): A recent research conducted on deforestation in tropical rain forests has indicated that it could have an even greater impact on climate change than has previously been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amazon’s low salt content keeps CO2 emissions at bay

November 5th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the Amazon jungle, the most robust of the world's rain forests, suffers from "chronic malnutrition" due to a lack of salt, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s biggest snake lived in first “modern” rain forest 60 mln yrs ago

October 14th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the world's biggest snake lived in the earliest known "modern" rain forest some 60 million years ago.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new frog species that changes colors with gender and age

August 5th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new frog species in the Talamanca mountains of southern Costa Rica, which changes colors depending on its gender and age.Females of the species ... Read more...

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Roadie Palak wants to Expose

July 13th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Gurmeet Kaur aka Palak, one of the contestants of Sony Entertainment Television's new reality show Iss jungle Se Mujhe Bachao wants to add skin-show to her infamous resume.The former Roadies participant ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

300 B.C. panels take Mayan creation myth back by 1,000 years

May 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Archaeologists who have uncovered two massive carved stucco panels in the Mirador Basin of Guatemala's northern rain forest say they are the earliest known representation of the Mayan ... Read more...

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End second-class treatment of Tamils, Sri Lanka urged

January 28th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 28 (IANS) If Sri Lanka's Sinhalese majority doesn't accommodate the aspirations of Tamils, the LTTE-led insurgency could stage a comeback, warns a Canadian daily.In an editorial Tuesday, the respected Globe ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Loss of forests spells death of bio-diversity

June 26th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) The earth is losing 15 million hectares of tropical forests every year -- something that could sound the death-knell of rich bio-diversity areas and human well-being. The loss ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World is fast losing battle over tropical habitat loss

June 26th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 26 (ANI): A new review by University of Adelaide researchers has shown that the world is losing the battle over tropical habitat loss, with potentially disastrous implications for biodiversity ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

At least 15 missing after boat accident in Peru

March 1st, 2008 - 3:19 am ICT by admin
DPA Lima, March 1 (DPA) At least 15 passengers have been missing after a boat capsized in northern Peru. The Santa Elena, which was carrying 40 people and a load of wood on ... Read more...

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Ruins discovered in southern Peru might be of ancient lost city

January 17th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered ruins in southern Peru that could be the ancient lost city of Paititi.According to a report in National Geographic News, details about the new discovery ... Read more...

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