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Chinese couple held for burying woman alive


May 24th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A Chinese couple has been detained after they got drunk and knocked down an elderly woman and later buried her alive.It was certain the woman was ... Read more...

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Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century


January 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) If your house seems dustier than usual, it may have nothing to do with your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the atmosphere has doubled over the ... Read more...

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Dust in Earth’s atmosphere has doubled since the beginning of 20th century


January 9th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 09 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled since the beginning of the 20th century and the dramatic increase is ... Read more...

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No ’safe haven’ for organic molecules on Mars


June 11th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): The atmosphere on Mars is not favourable for organic compounds such as proteins, concluded a new study.For a long time, absence of organic compounds such as proteins in ... Read more...

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Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that the secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique.The researchers, led by experts at Durham ... Read more...

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Moon dust particles gave Apollo mission astronauts tough time


September 27th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Fine as flour and rough as sandpaper, moon dust gave Apollo astronauts a tough time by causing 'lunar hay fever', problems with space suits, and dust storms in ... Read more...

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Microbial life moves in as soon as glacier ice retreats in mountains


September 9th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): A University of Colorado at Boulder team working at 16,400 feet in the Peruvian Andes has discovered how barren soils uncovered by retreating glacier ice can swiftly ... Read more...

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NASA probe set to deliver Martian soil to its wet chemistry laboratory


June 25th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has repositioned its robotic arm slightly and is now poised to deliver Martian soil to its wet chemistry laboratory.Sample delivery and analysis is ... Read more...

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NASA probes instruments begin inspection of Martian soil samples


June 14th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Two instruments on NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander have begun inspecting Martian soil samples delivered by the scoop on the probes arm.The instruments are a microscope and a ... Read more...

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NASA probe to analyze Martian soil in search of watery past


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars lander, which would descent on the Martian surface on May 25, would analyze the red sand on the planet to find evidence that liquid ... Read more...

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Chimps eat dirt and leaves to fight off malaria


February 20th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A new study has discovered that chimpanzees can fight off malaria by swallowing mouthfuls of dirt and leaves, which act as self-medication for the animals.According to a report ... Read more...

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Comet may have wiped out mammoths and mastodons 12900 years ago


November 14th, 2007 - 1:49 am ICT by admin
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