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World’s first eyeless spider discovered in Laos cave


August 10th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (IANS) A scientist has discovered an eyeless huntsman spider, named the Sinopoda scurion, the first of its kind.With a leg span of only 6 cm and a ... Read more...

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Amanda Seyfried loves taxidermy


March 11th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) Actress Amanda Seyfried finds taxidermy an amazing way to look after animals after they are dead.The 26-year-old is a huge fan of taxidermy and ... Read more...

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Man arrested for trying to smuggle 50 snakes on a plane


November 17th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man was arrested for trying to smuggle about 50 snakes on board a flight. The authorities at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport detected the unusual “goods” in ... Read more...

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Workspace happiness is new corporate credo: Mind guru Rekha Shetty


June 15th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The latest corporate buzz is to make people happy at workspace - to liberate the butterflies, turn on the fountains of love and to help ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ancient 8-foot sea scorpions not as frightening as previously thought


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Huge ancient sea scorpions, believed to be terrors of the seas 470 million to 370 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs appeared, might actually have been timid ... Read more...

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World’s hottest chilli is ‘hot enough to strip paint’


October 21st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, 0ct 21 (ANI): Brit growers continue to hold the record for the world's hottest chilli for the third time in a year.The new record holder is the Naga Viper chilli from ... Read more...

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Chocolate covered scorpions ticking many a palate in Edinburgh


October 10th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): A range of insect-based food products, including worm crisps, chocolate covered scorpions, and toasted ants, has been launched in Harvey Nichols' Edinburgh store.The unusual range, priced from 2.95 ... Read more...

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AC/DC up for Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards


August 14th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine, KISS, and Slash are leading the nominations for the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards, with two nods each.They are up ... Read more...

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Malaysian woman to stay with 100 poisonous snakes in world record bid


July 13th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 13 (ANI): A female snake charmer in Malaysia has stated that she wants to set a world record by staying the longest with 100 poisonous snakes in a glass ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

`Scorpion’ Taliban send farmers scurrying from area controlled by NATO troops


May 17th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan), May 17 (ANI): The largest American-led military operation in Marja in Afghanistan has led to the Taliban terrorizing the local population, especially the farming community. So intense is ... Read more...

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Gemma Arterton suffers injuries while doing stunts for new film


March 29th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Gemma Arterton was left with multiple injuries on the set of upcoming movie 'Clash Of The Titans', because she insisted on performing her own stunts.The former Bond girl ... Read more...

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Arterton suffered multiple injuries during film shoot


March 29th, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Bond girl Gemma Arteron suffered a number of injuries on the sets of her upcoming movie "Clash of the Titans" because she insisted on performing her own stunts. Arterton ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Soon, scorpion venom-based painkillers


February 17th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scorpion venom could be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, an expert has claimed.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, a Tel Aviv University researcher, is investigating ... Read more...

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Deadly scorpion venom used to develop safe, ecological pesticide


January 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Researchers have made use of powerful, paralysing venom produced by scorpions to develop a safe and ecologically sound pesticide that immobilises animal prey on the spot.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction


September 29th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 29 (ANI): A report has found that one in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction.According to www.news.co.au, of the 388 species of mammals found naturally in ... Read more...

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Secrets ingredients of scorpion venom unravelled


July 1st, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Chinese scientists have unravelled the protein composition of the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion's venom.Experts at Wuhan University claim that they are the first research team to have analysed venom ... Read more...

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US Soldiers to Run “Shadow” LA Marathon in Iraq


May 25th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by GD
US soldiers in Iraq have decided to brave scorpions, venomous snakes and the oppressive heat to run in what they have dubbed the "shadow" LA marathon.1st Lt. Jeremy Arnett of the 56th ... Read more...

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Early land creatures borrowed shells for protection around 500 mln yrs back


April 11th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have studied the fossilized tracks left by arthropods 490 to 510 million years to suggest that these creatures crawled out of the ocean ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene exchange widespread among sex-manipulating bacteria


March 26th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): By mapping the entire genome of a bacterium that infects a close relative of the fruit fly, scientists at Uppsala University have found that gene exchange is widespread ... Read more...

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Fossil shows how claws originated 390 mn years ago


February 7th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) The discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil has provided a missing link in the evolution of the front claw of scorpions and horseshoe crabs.The specimen, named Schinderhannes bartelsi, ... Read more...

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Scientists find missing link in claw evolution in 390 million-year-old fossil


February 6th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): The discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil has helped scientists to identify a missing link in the evolution of the front claw of living scorpions and horseshoe ... Read more...

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Internet watchdog lifts Wikipedia ban


December 10th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): In an unprecedented move, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has lifted its ban on a controversial page on Wikipedia which showed an image of a record album ... Read more...

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Censoring of Wikipedias naked girl page leaves users fuming


December 8th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Wikipedia users are enraged after many UK Internet providers decided to block a page on the online encyclopaedia showing an image of a naked girl.The blocked page ... Read more...

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007 Pinewood Studio infested by scorpions


November 14th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 14 (ANI): Famous for filming James Bond flicks, Pinewood Studios recently sent out an SOS after two small scorpions were spotted on the loose there. Pest control experts captured ... Read more...

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Prince Harry, girlfriends romantic dinner with zebras, crocs and locusts!


October 12th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 12 (ANI): Prince Harry and girlfriend Chelsy Davy enjoyed a romantic dinner with a wild menu consisting of zebras, crocodiles, and wildebeest.The couple spent the evening having a merry ... Read more...

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Cambodia indicts first former Khmer Rouge leader


August 12th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Phnom Penh, Aug 12 (DPA) Nearly 30 years after the regime ended, a joint UN-Cambodian court set up to try former Khmer Rouge leaders Tuesday announced it had indicted its first defendant ... Read more...

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Mammal from Mongoose family hones hunting skills in its young ones


May 1st, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study has indicated that meerkats - small mammals and members of the Mongoose family, which are not thought to have any great levels of intelligence, ... Read more...

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Canadian recalls ordeal in Bihar’s `rat-infested’ jail


March 29th, 2008 - 9:36 am ICT by admin
Toronto, March 29 (IANS) A Canadian, who was jailed for three years last October for entering India from Nepal on a expired visa 10 months ago, returned home Friday after being released ... Read more...

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Indore man is in love with crabs


January 13th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by admin
Indore, Jan.13 (ANI): Discovering a crab coming close to our body can make most of us flee the spot or at least sweating for hours in fear. But for Syed Yakat Ali ... Read more...

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Giant scorpions 460 million years ago were larger than humans


November 21st, 2007 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a giant fossilized claw of an ancient sea scorpion in Germany, which when alive, would have been much taller than the average man. This suggests ... Read more...

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