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Darwin’s lost fossils collection found in Britain


January 17th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A treasure trove of fossils collected by a young Charles Darwin in the 1830s in South America during his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle that ... Read more...

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Married couples take turns to win arguments


April 19th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Husbands and wives take turns to win arguments while unmarried couples do not, a study has found.Rather than fighting it out among themselves to be the ... Read more...

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Married couples ‘focus on maintaining fairness in their relationships’


April 18th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A novel experiment has found that husbands and wives take it in turns to win arguments while unmarried couples do not.Rather than always battling it out to be ... Read more...

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Brit college girl posts topless pics on website


February 12th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): A Cheltenham Ladies' College first-year student has posted topless photos of herself on a lads' magazine website which offers the winner the chance to take part in ... Read more...

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Ice age graveyard reveals ancient mysteries


January 24th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon an ice age graveyard where many huge mammoths, mastodons and a giant ground sloth died upto 150,000 years ago. The fossilised remains, discovered ... Read more...

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Ginger root helps conserve stag beetles


January 10th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): Ecologists have indicated that ginger root could be the key to conserving the largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle - the stag beetle.Ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of ... Read more...

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‘Shared interests’ form friendships


December 1st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested we choose our friends mainly because we have shared interests and not necessarily because we like them the most.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Global warming hastened arrival of dinosaurs


November 30th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Global warming 300 million years ago triggered the evolutionary burst which caused tiny lizards to grow into gigantic dinosaurs, say scientists.Scientists now believe that the Earth became ... Read more...

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Global warming 300mn years ago ‘triggered the arrival of the dinos’


November 30th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago, which triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and inadvertently paved the way for the ... Read more...

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Thoughts of religion provoke acts of punishment


November 24th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study examined the link between support for a religion and a willingness to inflict punishment.Ernst Fehr at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and his team ... Read more...

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Bees beat computers in solving complex problems


October 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Bees solve complex maths problems in a jiffy, compared to computers, which can take much longer, a study shows.These insects are capable of solving the 'travelling salesman problem' ... Read more...

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Tiny bees ‘better than computers at solving complex math problems’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Who would have thought a bee could solve complex mathematical problems? But scientists at the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London believe that they ... 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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Is dark matter cooling off sun’s core?


July 15th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Dark matter is cooling off the core of our sun, according to two research groups.While the insight doesn't significantly affect the sun's overall temperature, a cool core would ... Read more...

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Fossil evidence challenges Younger Dryas Impact theory


June 17th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study has found evidence against a theory, which claimed that a meteor explosion or impact thousands of years ago caused catastrophic fires over much of North ... Read more...

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Pregnant women heed mother’s wisdom more than medical advice


May 17th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Pregnant women tend to heed mother's and grandmother's wisdom more than medical advice, says a new study. Paula Nicolson, professor and Rebekah Fox from the Department of Health ... Read more...

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Mums-to-be trust their moms more than docs


May 15th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): Expectant mothers pay more heed to their mothers' advice during pregnancy, as compared to medical advice from doctors, say researchers.A survey by a team from University of London ... Read more...

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Acacia plant can release chemicals to stop ants from interfering in pollination


December 28th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the acacia plant can stop ants from interfering in their pollination process, by producing chemicals that send the approaching insects ... Read more...

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Sat-nav systems ‘pose risk to drivers’


December 28th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Satellite navigation devices could prove to be a big distraction for drivers, thus increasing the risk of getting involved in an accident, say researchers.Previous studies have shown that ... Read more...

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Dino-killing meteorite did not start global wildfires 65 million years ago


February 24th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): The results of a new research indicate that the dinosaur-killing meteorite that struck Earth at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago did not ... Read more...

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Sharing experiences with others can change how we recognize our own faces


January 8th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Sharing an experience with another person may change the perception we have of our own self, such as the recognition of our own face, according to a ... Read more...

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Computer model solves mystery of ancient supercontinents demise


April 24th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new computer model has solved the mystery behind the breaking up of Gondwana, the ancient supercontinent.Dr Graeme Eagles from the Earth Sciences Department at Royal Holloway, ... Read more...

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Supercontinent of Gondwana may have collapsed under its own weight


March 23rd, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
London, March 23 (ANI): A new computer model of Gondwana - the southern hemisphere supercontinent that existed between 500 and 180 million years ago, has suggested that it simply cracked in ... Read more...

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Rising multinationals in China should stick to their own management techniques


January 20th, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Multinational companies breaking into the profitable Chinese market should stick on to their own management techniques rather than adapting Chinese cultural environment, management experts have advised.In a recent ... Read more...

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Anti-drinking ad campaigns catastrophically misconceived


December 10th, 2007 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Researchers have warned that some anti-drinking advertising campaigns might be catastrophically misconceived because they focus on entertaining drinking incidents that young people use to assert their social identity.The ... Read more...

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