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IGNOU opens admissions for biodiversity programme


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University Sunday invited applications for admission to its online programme in biodiversity."IGNOU's chair for sustainable development (CSD) invites applications for ... Read more...

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Rapper Launches New Single from Red Planet


August 28th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The famous rapper Will.I.am is planning to launch his new album in planet Mars through rover Curiosity. He will manage this through the help of astronaut Leland Melvin. The up coming album ... Read more...

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Rachel Weisz doesn’t think son will act


August 9th, 2012 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Rachel Weisz doesn't think six-year-old son Henry will want to follow in his family's footsteps and pursue a career in performing.She is determined not to push ... Read more...

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Humour key to beauty, says Julia Roberts


August 6th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 6 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts says optimism and a sense of humour are the keys to looking beautiful. She always feels better about her looks when she ... Read more...

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7-magnitude quake hits New Zealand


July 4th, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 4 (IANS) An undersea quake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand but there was no report of damage or casualty, authorities said Wednesday.The tremor occurred ... Read more...

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Garfield designed ‘…Spider-Man’ skateboard


June 30th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Actor Andrew Garfield revealed that he had designed his character's skateboard in "The Amazing Spider-Man".The actor said that it was his idea ... Read more...

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Men aren’t hard-wired to be unfaithful after all?


June 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) A study has undermined the long-accepted theory that men are hard-wired to be unfaithful while women seek monogamy.University of California researchers examined the fruit fly study ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches online course on biodiversity


May 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) said Monday it will launch a new online course on biodiversity from July."The Appreciation Programme on Sustainable Management ... Read more...

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Hu wants plantation drives to support scientific development


April 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) President Hu Jintao has called for more efforts to promote voluntary tree-planting to provide ecological support to China's scientific development.Introduced in 1981, the campaign remains effective ... Read more...

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India Yamaha Motor reports 14 percent sales growth in March


March 31st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor Saturday reported a 13.9 percent increase in sales during March. The company sold 41,886 units as compared to 36,768 units ... Read more...

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Robot makes speed record


March 6th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah has set a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 29 kmph on a treadmill in ... Read more...

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We have 14 bn brain cells less than we thought


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists believe that the human brain contains 100 billion neurons but that figure is actually 14 billion too many, claims a new study.Humans actually have 86 ... Read more...

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Experts express concern over illegal mining


February 24th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The enormous environmental damage caused by rampant mining activity in the country is a neglected issue as the state is concerned only with rapid industrialisation, ... Read more...

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NGOs to discuss massive green clearances to projects


February 21st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Over 100 NGOs from across India will come together on one platform with government and industry representatives this week to discuss the issue of ... Read more...

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Chennai student kills teacher for complaining to parents


February 9th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) A Class 9 student Thursday stabbed to death a teacher in his school here for complaining to his parents about his poor academic performance. Mohammed Irfan ... Read more...

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US, Russia conclude Antarctica inspection


January 31st, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The US and Russia have concluded a joint inspection of foreign research stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica.The six-day inspection that ended Saturday was conducted as ... Read more...

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US, Russia to conduct joint inspection in Antarctica


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US and Russia will jointly inspect foreign stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica Jan 23-28, the US state department has said.The US-Russian team will review ... Read more...

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Two college girls run over by truck


January 9th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Two college girls standing by the roadside were killed Monday when a truck lost control and ran over them in Jaipur, said police.The angry residents of ... Read more...

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53 new species found in Costa Rica in 2011


December 28th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The forests of Costa Rica provided the setting this year for science to discover 53 new species of insects, fungi and plants.The National Biodiversity Institute, ... Read more...

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Maths helps science predict hit songs


December 18th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Can science predict which songs are more likely to become hits and chart busters? The process might not be all that far fetched, thanks to the ... Read more...

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Geologists name new mineral after Kazakh president


December 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakh scientists have discovered a new mineral and named it in honour of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the government said Thursday.The new mineral was named ... Read more...

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Awards announced for India-Britain research


November 15th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Tuesday declared a total of 161 awards for 2011-12 for joint research and education initiatives between the two ... Read more...

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Watching another being caressed acts as turn-on


October 18th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Humans love and enjoy sensual caresses but the brain reacts just as powerfully to seeing another person being caressed, new research says.Being gently caressed by another ... Read more...

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Kunis wants to travel the world


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Mila Kunis loves to travel. She wants to roam around the world and eat different cuisines.The "Friends with Benefits" actress was born in Ukraine but ... Read more...

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Website helps find look-alike soul mate!


August 30th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Scientific theory has it that people are attracted to the opposite sex who have similar facial features. An American entrepreneur has now launched a website that ... Read more...

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‘Need stringent parking policy’


August 17th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Poor management and lack of enforcement of rules are the reasons for increasing parking woes in Delhi and a stringent parking policy is in order, ... Read more...

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Mongolia, India seek close n-energy cooperation


July 29th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Ulan Bator, July 29 (IANS) Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil Thursday agreed to strengthen their countries' cooperation in nuclear energy and mining. Both sides ... Read more...

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CSE hails mining profit sharing with locals


July 8th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Friday hailed a government decision asking coal mining companies to share 26 percent of their profits with local ... Read more...

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Alley offers organic weight loss programme


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) American actress Kirstie Alley has created an all-organic weight loss programme titled Organic Liaison.The former "Cheers" star lost 40.9 kg in a dramatic health overhaul and ... Read more...

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Atheists among scientists spiritually oriented


May 8th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) More than 20 percent of atheists among scientists are spiritually oriented, says a new study. Through in-depth interviews with 275 natural and social scientists, Rice University ... Read more...

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People rebuked at work buy expensive items with credit card


May 6th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) People feeling low after a rebuke or threat at the workplace often shop for expensive, luxurious items, paying with their credit cards. This sense of hurt ... Read more...

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Mendes, Watts Pantene’s new brand ambassadors


May 6th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts have been named as the new celebrity ambassadors for haircare brand Pantene.Mendes will feature in Pantene's Breakage to Strength collection, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that botox may damage a person’s emotional perception


April 26th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not able to perceive other’s emotions? Well, blame it on Botox, say the scientists. One of the most sought after anti-aging treatment is under scanner for ... Read more...

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People know how reliable their ‘first impressions’ are


April 17th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
People know how reliable their 'first impressions' areWashington, Apr 17 (ANI): A recent study has indicated that people instinctively know how accurate their first impressions are.According to it people know when ... Read more...

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WHO to assist India in superbug research


April 14th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether the multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water ... Read more...

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