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‘Shark Night’ - overstretched, but fun little film (IANS Movie Film Review)


August 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shark Night"; Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack; Director: David R. Ellis; Rating: ** 1/2The big screen doesn't seem to get enough of limbs underwater being ripped apart by ... Read more...

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Australian surfer dies of shark attack


July 14th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 24-year-old surfer died Saturday in a shark attack near Wedge Island in Western Australia province, media reports said.According to The West Australian newspaper, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Britons fined in Australia for stealing penguin


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Two British tourists have been fined $1,000 each by a court for becoming drunk and stealing a penguin from a marine park in Australia.A third tourist ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sharks’ remarkable skin boosts swimming


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Swimming comes effortlessly to sharks, thanks to their streamlined shapes and coating of razor sharp tooth-like scales, called denticles. Experiments with the intact shark skins accelerated ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Krishna moves apex court against Lokayukta proceedings


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a private complaint and the probe ordered by the Karnataka Lokayukta for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia


January 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are anxiously monitoring the first hybrid shark found in the Australian waters. Marine scientists say the animal is a result of inbreeding between the Australian blacktip ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Flying shark stuns NZ pilot


January 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Christchurch, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A New Zealand pilot thought he was dreaming when he spotted a “flying shark” during a flight on the 26th of December. Alarmed by the unusual sight, ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Surfer Stephen King has a lucky escape from shark attack


December 12th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A surfer believes he is the “luckiest” person in the world after a shark missed him just barely. Stephen King of NSW was left with only minor ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Kamal finds his heroine! (Tamil Movie Snippets)


November 21st, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Nov 21 (IANS) The search for the feamle lead for Kamal Haasan starrer "Viswaroopam" has ended with NRI Pooja Kumar and the Tamil superstar says the film will be ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shark liver compound could treat dengue, hepatitis


September 20th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A shark liver compound could be used to treat dengue, yellow fever and hepatitis, say experts. Michael Zasloff, from Georgetown University, US, who led the study, ... Read more...

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Goa Law Commission dejected as tips neglected


September 9th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 9 (IANS) The Goa Law Commission has expressed dismay at the state government virtually ignoring all its recommendations, especially those relating to land reform."You can say that the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Poke sharks in eyes if attacked: Russian officials


August 19th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The best way to defend yourself from a shark attack is to poke them in the eyes and gills, Russian emergency officials have warned swimmers."If ... Read more...

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Ban shark fin sales, DiCaprio urges California


June 30th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has urged officials in California to ban the sale of shark fins in the state.The actor, a longtime animal rights campaigner, has thrown ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Megan, Brian Austin may renew wedding vows


June 17th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox says she may renew wedding vows with her actor husband Brian Austin Green."I didn't think that I was into it until my ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

World’s largest shark jaws to be auctioned


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have managed to complete the giant jaw of a shark which has its teeth set intact. The jaw which is large enough to swallow several humans ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Shark deaths pack oceans with small fish


February 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The oceans are increasingly becoming over-crowded with sardines thanks to the huge decline of big predators like sharks, as also tuna and cod due to overfishing, scientists say. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Egypt pays $50,000 to Russian tourist for shark attack


February 15th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian Tourism Ministry has paid $50,000 in compensation to a Russian tourist, whose hand was bitten off by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Agra ponds lost to land sharks, Officials get court notice


January 24th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 24 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has issued contempt of court notice to top officials of Agra administration, civic agencies and police over a petition alleging that several ponds in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Insensitive’ Damien Hirst slammed for using baby’s skull in new artwork


January 10th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Artist Damien Hirst has been criticized for using a infant's skull studded with 8,000 diamonds for his latest art work, 'For Heaven's Sake.'The skull, which is believed to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sydney beaches get rubber sharks to test patrol efficiency


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 22 (ANI): A number of rubber sharks are being anchored off Sydney's beaches in a bid to see how easily they can be spotted from the air during patrols.The rubber ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shark kills elderly German tourist of Egyptian resort


December 6th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Dec.6 (ANI): A 70-year-old German woman died after being savaged by a shark off the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday.The woman's right thigh and elbow were torn off ... Read more...

Posted in World |

German tourist dies after facing a shark attack in Egypt


December 6th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Dec 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German tourist has been killed after she faced a shark attack when she was holidaying in Egypt. The shark attacked her when she was snorkeling ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sharks use golf ball technology to hunt


November 24th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Sharks use a similar technology to the dimples that help a golf ball to fly straight to make sudden changes in direction in the water at full speed. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How sharks change directions while moving at full speed


November 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one of the evolutionary secrets of the shark's success hides in one of its tiniest traits-flexible scales on the bodies of these ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

20-foot long shark found dead in Chennai port


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarChennai, Nov.23 (ANI): A dead 20-foot-long shark has been retrieved from the waters off Chennai Port.Chennai Port employee said sharks are usually found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and he ... Read more...

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Female bonding among dolphins makes for good moms


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Female dolphins who have help from their same sex friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help.The finding is based on 25 years of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oz radio hosts set new record for Longest Underwater Broadcast


October 28th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 28 (ANI): Australian radio hosts Brendan "Jonesy" Jones and Amanda Keller have set a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Underwater Broadcast.The WSFM breakfast duo performed the feat at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Santa Barbara Beaches Closed After Lucas Ransom’s Death


October 25th, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The authorities in Santa Barbara county of California closed three beaches after a huge shark attacked and killed a young body-surfer. The 19-year-old teenager Lucas Ransom ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

How Jurassic predators evolved into mega meat-eaters


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): New findings have shed light on how adaptations for a mega meat-eating lifestyle extended to some full-time water dwellers as well as to certain land-based animals, like dinosaurs.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seasick Halle Berry throws up on co-star Oliver Martinez’s shoes


September 18th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Sep 18 (ANI): Halle Berry got so sea sick while shooting for her new movie 'Dark Tides', that she ended up vomiting on co-star Oliver Martinez's shoes on the first day ... Read more...

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Shark Attack Survivors Beg To Save Sharks


September 14th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was really a commendable effort of nine shark attack survivors as they came to United Nations on Monday to beg the world to save sharks. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Massachusetts Police Assert That The ‘Shark Detection’ Was A Lark


August 27th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 27, 2010 (Just Flashed): A practical comic in Massachusetts has made the most of the recent unearthing of sharks and has engendered panic with a phony fin.The police personnel have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jeff Foxworthy To Appear In “Shark Tank” Season 2


August 11th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Los Angeles, Aug 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Here is double good news for "Shark Tank" fanatics. The ABC is not only going for a second season of the business-reality series "Shark ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Entertainment |

I’m terrified of sharks: Jessica Simpson


August 11th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) American singer Jessica Simpson says she is scared of sharks and did not swim in the sea during a recent holiday on a yacht. Simpson celebrated her 30th ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

“Shark Week” To Return On Discovery Channel Today


August 1st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovery Channel's long running series "Shark Week" is all set to return today for its 2010 edition. The annual program on the channel which spans across ... Read more...

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