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100 threatened animals, plants face extinction by 2020


September 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) An international consortium of more than 8,000 scientists has called for urgent help to save Earth's 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Female condom yet to gain acceptability


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) The female condom has not gained the kind of social acceptability in India it should have been six years after its launch but efforts are underway ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New angiography technique a boon for many


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) At 55, Ratnesh Shah was suffering from frequent chest pain and was advised a coronary angiography -- which involves opening up blocked vessels. Unfortunately, both his ... Read more...

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Why dew drops sit on leaf tip


January 12th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate and poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote: "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf." ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Viagra in condom promises the lift


December 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A patented gel in a new condom promises to boost lovemaking by promoting blood flow.The gel inside the tip of the sheath rapidly permeates the skin ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Lakme Fashion Week: Anita Dongre Prefers Rajasthani Dancers To Mallika Sherawat!


December 4th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
On this, the designer said that Mallika was invited to attend the event only as guest. Dongre rather preferred two Rajasthani dancers to showcase her designs as the showstoppers. The designer ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Angelina Jolie makes an appearance at ‘Comic-con’ to promote her new movie Salt


July 23rd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, July 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An auditorium full of movie fans were there to cheer Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, when she made an appearance at the Comic-con festival in San ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cockroach’s brain fires out walking commands


May 7th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Researchers have, for the first time, found that cockroach's brain fires out commands to walk and run-a feat that has paved way for better rescue robots.A team led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Smart bombs’ could kill tumours


November 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Raising hopes of a breakthrough on prostate cancer, scientists are for the first time preparing to test a seek-and-destroy treatment -called "smart bombs"- on humans.The "smart bombs" are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sikh students now can carry ‘Kirpan’ in 61 US schools


September 25th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Sikh students enrolled in 61 schools run by the National Heritage Academies in the US have been allowed to carry a 'Kirpan', a symbol of their faith, subject ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obamas’ sartorially match colours for White House envoys reception


July 28th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A reception for ambassadors held in the Grand Foyer of The White House Monday night saw the Obamas' exhibiting a united front, both philosophically and sartorially, reports ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pietersen doubtful for third Ashes Test


July 20th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) The persistent problem on his Achilles tendon has made England batsman Kevin Pietersen doubtful for the third Ashes Test. The former England skipper will meet a doctor after the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Michelle Obama wears $10 T-shirt to lunch with ex First Lady Nancy Reagan


June 6th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 6 (ANI): Michelle Obama defied predictions of fashion experts after turning up in a 10-dollar T-shirt and a 25-dollar cardigan for a lunch with Former First Lady Nancy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stylish Michelle Obama makes ‘purple splash’ in the Big Apple


May 20th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 20 (ANI): Michelle Obama continued to win admirers after stunning the New York crowd in her purple cocktail dress during a public show of support for the arts in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

TTK LIG to launch youth-focussed condoms


April 4th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Contraceptive products maker TTK LIG Ltd is returning to the youth condom segment with a new product, Durex Jeans, a few years after it withdrew its first youth-focussed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Michelle Obama is first lady of fashion


February 11th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
The American fashion bible said it dispatched celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz to snap the first lady at the Hay Adams Hotel, where the Obama family stayed prior to the inauguration. The cover ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Stem cells can reverse spinal cord injuries in animals


January 29th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Stem cells from spinal cord lining, transplanted into animals with spinal injury, regenerated 10 times faster in recipients than similar cells derived from healthy control animals.The findings show ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stem cell therapy may help reverse paralysis


January 29th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Stem cells transplantation from the lining of the spinal cord, called ependymal stem cells, can reverse paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in laboratory tests, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Predecessor of Cows lived in Netherlands for longer than originally assumed


December 13th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Archaeological researchers have discovered that the aurochs, the predecessor of the present-day cow, lived in the Netherlands for longer than originally assumed.Remains of bones recently retrieved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

11 species of African frogs can morph toes into claws to kick predators


June 24th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new research by biologists at Harvard University has determined that at least 11 species of African frogs can morph toes into claws, which they use to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers find why its tricky to catch a simple baseball pop-up


April 14th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
London, April 14 (ANI): US researchers have used computer simulations to find out that in baseball, why an apparently simple pop-up - a ball that flies almost vertically off the bat, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

The spray-on condom that fits all sizes!


November 23rd, 2007 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Good news for men who cant find a perfect fitting condom.A German inventor has come up with a spray on condom that promises to put an end to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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