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Indian -American scientist to leave top energy job


May 16th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Arunava Majumdar, a top Indian-American scientist, is leaving his job at the US energy department as the Senate has not confirmed his elevation as an ... Read more...

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Bt.Brinjal decision not influenced by NGOs, asserts Jairam (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the role of foreign-aided NGOs in opposing use of genetic engineering, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Decision on Bt. Brinjal not influenced by NGOs: Jairam (Second Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the role of foreign-aided NGOs in opposing use of genetic engineering, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Decision on Bt. Brinjal not influenced by NGOs: Jairam


February 25th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the decision to ban the commercial use of Bt. Brinjal has not been influenced by NGOs and added ... Read more...

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Global warming less dire than estimates?


November 27th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The most draconian projections of rising temperatures due to the doubling of atmospheric carbon are unlikely, says a new study.The rate of global warming may be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Focusing on negatives helps catalyse change


November 15th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) If you want people to change, you have to get them to notice what is wrong with existing norms. That's the idea on which a new ... Read more...

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We are born good or bad at maths


August 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Many people wonder after all why they fair poor when it comes to mathematics. Is it because they were probably born that way?. A new study ... Read more...

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Now, a dog that glows in the dark


July 30th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) South Korean scientists have created a dog that glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light after antibiotic drugs are put in its food.The dog named Tagon - ... Read more...

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Most women prefer men with feminine shaped faces: Study


April 25th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study claims that men with feminine faces will be luckier in love as more women are attracted to them than masculine men.According to the research by ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘knowing it in your gut’ is real


March 24th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the 'cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Endurance exercise thwarts premature aging


February 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study by McMaster University researchers has found that endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer."We have clearly shown ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even a minor cut ‘can trigger tumour’


February 15th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that even a minor cut can rouse dormant cancer cells into forming a tumour.To determine how cancerous genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming to turn clouds into heat traps


December 12th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Global warming will turn clouds into heat traps, worsening the greenhouse gas effects, and chances that clouds will save us from climate change are low, an expert says. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A Wandering Mind Makes You Sad Say Scientists


November 15th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): There have been quite a lot of discussions going around about the advantages of being able to keep your focus. Setting your mind ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How giant dinos soared the high skies


November 15th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that the huge pterosaur dinosaurs were capable of flying and used the combined power of its legs and winged arms as 'engines' to push itself ... Read more...

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Sociability ‘may lie in our genes’


November 11th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): How well a person performs in a group may be hereditary, according to a new study by University of Edinburgh researchers.They found that strong genetic influences have a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US Population To Have 42% Obese People In Future?


November 6th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has suggested that the residents of USA will keep growing obese till at least 42 percent of the US population becomes overweight. It ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pompeii victims ‘killed by intense heat not suffocation’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 70 AD, temperatures shot up to 600 degrees Celsius, killing residents instantly within a span of ten seconds, a study has revealed."Contrary to ... Read more...

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Study: Reason found for the Honey Bee Colony collapse syndrome


October 9th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Scientists say they may have found the reason for the colony collapse syndrome.Scientists in the United States have been left confounded with the mystery of honeybee colony collapse syndrome for some years.However ... Read more...

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It’s official: Men look at women’s faces over bodies for marriage


September 15th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Men look at women's faces over bodies when it comes to a long-term relationship, such as marriage, according to a new research.The results of study support the belief ... Read more...

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Tinkered-gene rice fights salinity, increases yield


September 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of scientists in Australian claimed to have altered the genes of rice so as to improve its tolerance to toxic sodium ion and increase the crops' ... Read more...

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Superbug scaremogering: It’s not the end of antibiotics (Comment)


August 15th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Narayanan Suresh After the swine flu, or the Influenza A H1N1, virus achieved media superstardom in the past 12 months before bowing out of the world stage unceremoniously last week, its place ... Read more...

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An Attention-grabbing Meteorite Crater Named ‘Kamil’ Is Found In Egypt


July 31st, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An eye-catching meteorite crater has been found in Egypt in a far-flung zone of the Sahara Desert. This crater has been named as Kamil. It ... Read more...

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Giant Asteroid May Hit Earth In 2182


July 31st, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have detected a giant asteroid making its journey towards our planet. However there is still no reason to worry as it has been reported that ... Read more...

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Be busy to stay happy


July 30th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Keep yourself busy to stay happy. People who have something to do, even if pointless, are happier than those who sit idle, say researchers. The study was conducted ... Read more...

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Asteroid Could Hit Earth in 2182, Destroying All Life


July 28th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although it may sound like it came straight from the script of a movie, such as “Armageddon”, a huge asteroid which scientists have been watching since 1999 stands ... Read more...

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Asteroid could hit the Earth in 2182


July 28th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists who are studying asteroid 1999 RQ36 says the asteroid just has 1 in 1000 chance of hitting the planet Earth.Scientists’ also say even if at ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover Most Powerful HIV Antibody


July 9th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Bethesda, July 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American researchers have confirmed the discovery of three antibodies which is said to be capable of removing HIV strains by 91 percent. Moving ahead, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cancer info on Wikipedia accurate, but not reader-friendly: Study


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Wikipedia is a wealth of information - written and edited by non-experts without professional oversight. Despite that, crucial information about cancer is as accurate as a science journal, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heat is driving lizards to extinction driving


May 14th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santa Cruz, May 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers say the recent increase in temperature is responsible for driving lizards to extinction. This particular study involved more than twenty scientists from all over ... Read more...

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India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study


May 6th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 6 (IANS) India figures among the world's worst 10 countries causing environmental damage, according to a new study which lists Brazil as the most polluting country. The research led by professor ... Read more...

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Depleting fish stock forcing shipping fleets to work harder: Study


May 5th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) The UK trawl fishing fleet has to work 17 times harder to catch the same amount of fish today as it did when most of its boats were ... Read more...

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Fast food culture making people impatient


April 19th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) A new study has shown that eating fast food makes people impatient even when they are not short of time. The research team from Canada showed that daily exposure ... Read more...

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More Video Games Means Less Sleep? Not Really


April 16th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Apr 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study conducted by a science journal has concluded that playing video games just before a male teenager falls asleep has nothing to do with ... Read more...

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Williams Syndrome Children Likely To Be More Racially Tolerant


April 13th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study conducted by the researchers, and published in a science journal have showed that there is a way to diminish the extreme racial bias ... Read more...

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