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Fossils of Mating Turtles Found in Germany


June 20th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darmstadt, June 19
(THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, experts have discovered fossils of two vertebrates copulating. Nine such pairs of fossils have been near Darmstadt (Germany). Paleontology experts believe that ... Read more...

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Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals


February 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says."We have found that sea cucumbers play a vital ... Read more...

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Seed extract proves boon for water purification


January 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A compound extracted from the seeds of a 'miracle tree' could purify water cheaply in the developing world and act as a boon for a billion ... Read more...

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Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

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Industrialisation contaminating lakes with nitrogen


December 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Generated by industrialisation, nitrogen has been polluting lakes far and wide, some thousands of kilometres from the nearest city. Twenty-five out of the 36 lakes under ... Read more...

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Parrotfish play vital role in preserving coral reefs


December 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Brilliantly-hued parrot fish are playing a vital role in preserving whatever remains of the imperilled coral reefs. The new study, led by David Bellwood and Terry ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Arctic ice shelf might have broken up before


October 26th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Researchers think a Canadian ice shelf had broken up 1,400 years ago, long before industrialisation impacted the planet.A study of sedimentary material on the bottom of ... Read more...

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New ice-melting probe could help penetrate frozen environs on Earth, Mars


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists have developed a new type of ice-melting probe, known as an IceMole, which may one day penetrate frozen environs on Earth or Mars.Bernd Dachwald ... Read more...

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Earliest American residents came at least 15,500 years ago


March 25th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): New findings at a Central Texas archaeological site prove that people lived in the region far earlier - as much as 2,500 years earlier - than previously believed, ... Read more...

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First complete sauropod embryo discovered


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the first complete sauropod embryo, still sheltered inside its egg some 110 million years after it was laid.The egg, uncovered during a Soviet expedition ... Read more...

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Rivers cut deep notches in Swiss Alps’ broad glacial valleys: Study


December 6th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study sheds light on the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.The U-shaped valleys were created by slow-moving ... Read more...

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Life discovered in deepest layer of Earth’s crust


November 19th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Just when you thought we had discovered signs of life everywhere possible on Earth, a new expedition has revealed a complete ecosystem existing in the deepest layer of ... Read more...

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Mars CO2 leak linked to existence of life


October 11th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that life may have existed on Mars thanks to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.The revelation has been made after satellite data suggested huge amounts of ... Read more...

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TBT exposure causes female snails to grow penises on heads


September 10th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 10 (ANI): After exposure to the chemical TBT, female marine snails living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads, researchers have revealed.Curtin University researchers ... Read more...

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Fossil find indicates earliest life existed 270m years ago


September 9th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 9 (ANI): A discovery of well-preserved fossils in Western Australia's Pilbara region has revealed that life on Earth existed earlier than thought - 270 million years ago.David Flannery at the ... Read more...

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Undersea River Discovered Beneath The Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The researchers working in the area of the Black Sea have discovered an undersea river which flows along a channel below the surface of ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover River Under Black Sea


August 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 7, (THAIDIAN NEWS) There lies a deep channel equivalent to a terrestrial river under the Black Sea whose water current is 350 times greater than the River Thames. The ... Read more...

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Undersea River Discovered By British Researchers


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A river which flows underneath the Black Sea has been uncovered by the researchers. The gushing water flow has all the characteristics of ... Read more...

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Scientists find world’s sixth largest river - at the bottom of Black Sea


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): British scientists have discovered a 115-feet deep river, more than half a mile wide - at the bottom of Black Sea.The flow - carrying highly salty water and ... Read more...

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Divers Excavate Sunken Ruins Of Cleopatra’s City


May 26th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Alexandria, Egypt, May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Divers are exploring the ruins of the ancient kingdom of the famous queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. The ruins are submerged in the waters off ... Read more...

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New research may explain mysterious dents in Earth’s gravitational field


May 10th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Scientists have made an advance in understanding the mysterious dents in our planet's gravitational field.On sailing towards the centre of the Indian Ocean and a loss in one's ... Read more...

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Plant buffers may limit spread of antibiotics in animal waste


February 13th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new research by scientists at the University of Missouri has suggested that buffer strips of grasses and other plants can limit spread of antibiotics in animal waste, ... Read more...

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Wreckage of 17th-century Dutch cargo ship found near Brazil


November 30th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Budapest (Hungary), November 30 (ANI): A team of Hungarian marine archaeologists has found the wreckage of a Dutch cargo ship that sank near the Brazilian coast over three centuries ago.Voetboog was a ... Read more...

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Hazardous golf balls take 1,000 years to decompose: Scientists


November 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 11 (ANI): Golf balls are proving to be a huge environmental hazard, as they take between 100 and 1,000 years to decompose naturally, according to scientists. An estimated 300 million ... Read more...

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70-mn-year-old footprints shed new light on dinosaurs


November 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the first ever dinosaur footprints in New Zealand, going back some 70 million years. Geologist Greg Browne of GNS Science said the footprints shed ... Read more...

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First dino footprints recognized in New Zealand date back to 70 mln years


November 7th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, November 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has to claimed to have found 70 million-year-old dinosaur footprints in Golden Bay, which they believe are the first dinosaur footprints to be recognised ... Read more...

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Oldest American artefact unearthed dates back to 14,230 years


November 6th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 6 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has claimed to have found the oldest known artefact in the Americas, a scraper-like tool in an Oregon cave that dates back 14,230 years.The ... Read more...

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Geologists help Indians identify contaminated water sources to fight arsenic poisoning


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): Geologists studying groundwater arsenic levels in India are empowering Bengalis by helping them identify contaminated water sources so they can make more informed decisions about where to ... Read more...

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Glacial melting blamed for increased pollutants in environment


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A new study has determined that the melting of glaciers due to global warming may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes ... Read more...

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Killer algae is key player in mass extinction


October 20th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Super volcanoes and crashing asteroids corner all the horrific glory for mass extinction, but a new theory suggests lowly algae may be the killer behind the world's great ... Read more...

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Killer algae may be guilty of world’s greatest mass extinctions


October 20th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): A new theory has suggested that the seemingly lowly algae may be the killer behind the world's great species mass extinctions.Today, just about anywhere there is water, there ... Read more...

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Largest ever dino footprints found in France


October 10th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Footprints from sauropod dinosaurs, giant herbivores with long necks, were found in Plagne, near Lyon, France. The dinosaur footprints in Plagne are circular depressions surrounded by a fold ... Read more...

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Real tsunami may have inspired legend of Atlantis


October 10th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that a real tsunami may have inspired the legend of Atlantis, with evidence coming from islands close to Greece.The islands that make up the small ... Read more...

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40,000-yr-old baby mammoth reveals icy survival secrets


October 5th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have analyzed the ancient remains of a baby wooly mammoth that died after being sucked into a muddy river bed 40,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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