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Stone Age hunters discovered America


March 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe - 10,000 years before the Siberia-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New ... Read more...

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Smithsonian to chronicle the story of Indian Americans


February 25th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex, is putting together an exhibition chronicling the story of immigrants from India and their descendants in ... Read more...

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US African American history museum breaks ground


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a new national African American history museum, saying it will serve "not just as a ... Read more...

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Algal turf can clean highly polluted streams, lakes


June 1st, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Field-sized algal turf scrubbers could clean up streams, canals, and lakes polluted by agricultural, domestic and some industrial runoff. These devices work by pulsing contaminated water ... Read more...

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Newly discovered species of dinosaur bridges gap in dinosaur family tree


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a fossilized dinosaur skull and neck vertebrae that not only reveal a new species, but also an evolutionary link between two groups of dinosaurs.The team ... Read more...

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American pet cats are No. 1 enemy of birds: Study


March 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 21 (ANI): A new study has found that pet cats were the No. 1 enemy of birds.While public attention has focused on wind turbines as a menace to birds, ... Read more...

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US returns seized ancient artifacts to China


March 12th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.12 (ANI): The United States has returned over a dozen ancient artifacts to China, after they were seized by law enforcement officers from illegal traffickers as part of Operation Great Wall, ... Read more...

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Island tool finds offer insights into lives of first Americans


March 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): Caches of tools and animal remains, unearthed the islands off the coast of California, are shedding new light on how early Americans lived and ate around 12,000 years ... Read more...

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Small fire broke out at Smithsonian institution


February 8th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A small fire in a Smithsonian museum in Washington was quickly extinguished by firefighters on Monday.After putting out the fire, the firefighters said the fire caused ... Read more...

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7 new species of fish discovered


February 5th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Using modern genetic analysis, combined with traditional examination of morphology, scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation have discovered that what were once thought to ... Read more...

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Action ‘needed to save archaeological sites threatened by rising seas’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists have issued call to action for archaeological sites threatened by rising seas.Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological ... Read more...

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How non-migrating grey whales survived the ice age


October 18th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study attempts to shed light on how non-migrating grey whales survived the last ice age.Grey whales feed on the seafloor at depths of up to 50 ... Read more...

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Global biodiversity much less than previously thought


June 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the count of species that share the planet with us is only 5.5 million, and not more than 30 million, as an earlier study ... Read more...

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Flies inspire scotch tape solution for surgical wounds


March 13th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Inspired by the larvae of caddisflies that tape things together underwater, scientists are hoping to make synthetic glue that can be used to tape wet tissues together in ... Read more...

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Baby monkeys receive environment cues from mother’s milk


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A new American study suggests that baby rhesus macaque monkeys receive signals about their environment through their mother's breast milk.The research, conducted by scientists from the Smithsonian Institution ... Read more...

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Snowstorm causes the collapse of the Smithsonian Institution’s roof


February 13th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The cold wave and the snowstorms caused havoc all over the country, and disrupted the normal lives of people. They also caused a lot of damage in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Smithsonian Museum’s Roof And Wall Collapses


February 13th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Maryland, Feb 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The building of the Museum Support Center of the Smithsonian Institution has suffered considerable damage in a snowstorm. Located in the Garber Facility in Suitland, ... Read more...

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Smithsonian Institution’s roof collapses


February 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Maryland, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The historic Smithsonian Institution faced a unique problem on Wednesday, when the roof and the wall of a storage facility collapsed. The Garber Preservation, Restoration and ... Read more...

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Virginia Meteorite Sparks Ownership Battle


February 1st, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Virginia, Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The meteorite that smashed through the roof of a doctor's clinic in Virginia last month has landed itself in a rather bizarre ownership battle. Dr. ... Read more...

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NASA selling off Discovery Space Shuttle for 28.2 million dollars


January 18th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 18 (ANI): Reports indicate that NASA is selling off the Discovery Space Shuttle for 28.2 million dollars.The soon-to-be redundant shuttle was the ultimate boy's toy, flying faster and higher than ... Read more...

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California Science Centre sued for not showing a documentary related to Charles Darwin


January 3rd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The prestigious California Science Centre is in the news as it apparently canceled a documentary that spoke against the Charles Darwin theory of evolution. It ... Read more...

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Tata Nano to be featured at New York design museum


December 12th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The Tata Nano, designed to be the world's most affordable car, will be on view at prestigious Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York's from ... Read more...

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Burned soldier portrait to show at Smithsonian


October 21st, 2009 - 3:51 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Antonio, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Retired Army Sgt. Richard Yarosh face is very different following an explosion in Iraq. A life-sized oil painting of him will be put on display at ... Read more...

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Emmett Till’s Casket Headed Towards Museum


August 29th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez On Friday, the family of Emmett Till made the announcement that the glass topped casket which had displayed the disfigured body of Till to the world, was on its way ... Read more...

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Early man might have harmed and altered the environment


August 24th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): In a new study, a team of archaeologists has discovered that the early man, intentionally or unintentionally, harmed and altered the environment.For example, aboriginal people in Australia ... Read more...

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Martian meteorite sheds light on Red Planet’s environmental history


August 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is investigating a metallic meteorite the size of a large watermelon, larger than any other known meteorite on Mars, that is providing researchers more ... Read more...

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Survey to examine extent of damage caused by marine life to 19th century US wreck


August 8th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A survey is all set to examine the population of lionfish on the USS Monitor wreck to determine if this fierce predator is harming the site's natural ecosystem. ... Read more...

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Vulnerability to extinction runs in evolutionary families


August 7th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): An analysis of 200 million years of history for marine clams found that vulnerability to extinction runs in evolutionary families, even when the losses result form ongoing, background ... Read more...

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Obama’s half-sister to move to Washington


July 31st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) President Barack Obama's half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng is moving her family from Hawaii to Washington to spend a few months in the capital, a media report said Thursday ... Read more...

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Volcanic glass trail provides clues to how humans settled in inhospitable Kuril Islands


June 23rd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Archaeologists have analyzed the origin of 131 flakes of obsidian, a volcanic glass, to better understand how people settled and interacted in the inhospitable Kuril Islands in the ... Read more...

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New global programme to save tigers to link India


June 20th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to save wild tigers from extinction, the Smithsonian Institution and the World Bank Group plan to link relevant institutions in India, China, Indonesia, ... Read more...

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Rise in CO2 levels 200 mln yrs ago led to sudden collapse in plant biodiversity


June 19th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that a rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels 200 million years ago led to a sudden ancient collapse in plant biodiversity.The ... Read more...

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Rising CO2 may benefit worlds coastal wetlands


March 24th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): In a paradoxical finding, scientists have discovered that an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) may ironically counterbalance some of its negative effects on coastal wetlands, which are ... Read more...

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Hidden message found in Lincoln’’s pocket watch from 1861


March 11th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A watchmaker has found a legendary message inscribed inside American President Abraham Lincoln''s pocket watch, dating back to 1861. The legend about this message has been there for ... Read more...

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Footprints prove earliest humans walked 1.5 mn years ago


February 28th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Footprints found by researchers in two 1.5 million-year-old sedimentary layers in Kenya show that some of the earliest humans walked like we do today. The footprints found ... Read more...

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