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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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Brazil’s humpback whale population triples


September 4th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The population of humpback whales has tripled in Brazil over the past decade, to the point that they now number some 10,000, a research ... Read more...

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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

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Climate change forces mirgration of Australian tropical fish


August 17th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Australian scientists have unearthed "striking evidence" of mass migration of tropical fish southwards owing to climate change.Compiled by over 80 of Australia's leading marine experts for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Marine life under threat from UV radiation


July 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the latest threat to seas and oceans besides global warming and atmospheric carbon, is causing an alarming spike in deaths of marine animals ... Read more...

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Scientists simulate common cold virus in 3D for better drugs


July 17th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) Researchers are simulating the motion of the complete human rhinovirus causing the common cold, in 3D, with the help of a supercomputer, paving the way for ... Read more...

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GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel climate patterns from glacial debris


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new diagnostic tool that will enable better understanding of global climate patterns. By distinguishing whether debris in glacial deposits originates from climatic ... Read more...

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‘Rocket Woman’ propels India’s missile mission


November 21st, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Forget breaking the glass ceiling, Tessy Thomas has virtually blasted her way through it. The 48-year-old is the first-ever woman director of an Indian missile ... Read more...

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Agni-IV production by 2014


November 16th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India, which successfully tested the new generation Agni-IV medium-range ballistic missile Tuesday, will carry out further tests of the weapon system till 2013 to ensure ... Read more...

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Rugby World Cup: Australia scrape past South Africa


October 9th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 9 (IANS) A fierce battle between two of the southern hemisphere's major rugby powers for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals ended with Australia's Wallabies just ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates longest day of year with solar fest


June 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi June 21 (IANS) With scores of students and others in attendance, Delhi Tuesday celebrated the longest day of the year, called the summer solstice, with a skit and ... Read more...

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Solar fest in Delhi on longest day of the year


June 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi will host a solar fest Tuesday to celebrate the longest day of the year - which marks the summer solstice in the northern ... Read more...

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Australia suspends flights due to Chile volcanic ash


June 12th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Australia after airlines cancelled flights to Melbourne, Tasmania and New Zealand due to volcanic ash spreading from an ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble on planet going the wrong way


June 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) All planets move around their stars in the same direction as the star spins - but now astronomers have stumbled onto one that goes the wrong ... Read more...

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12 mn Brazilians vaccinated for flu


May 9th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS) Over 12 million Brazilians have been vaccinated for flu during the ongoing nationwide campaign, according to an official report.The campaign that began April 25 ends May ... Read more...

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Ozone hole ‘affecting climate change in Southern Hemisphere’


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation ... Read more...

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Glaciers melting 100 times faster


April 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) The world's glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than any time during the last 350 years. The findings, based on a study of Patagonia, ... Read more...

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Glaciers ‘melting 100 times faster than at any time in 350 yrs’


April 4th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the world's glaciers are melting up to 100 times faster than any time in the past 350 years.The findings, based on the ... Read more...

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Earth becoming a windier place: Study


March 25th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world is getting breezier.Although global warming is a suspect, researchers can't say for sure whether climate change is behind the growing ... Read more...

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Earth’s rotation, not human activity caused ‘methane level increase’


February 7th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that it's not human activity but the Earth's rotation patterns that caused an increase in methane levels 5000 years ago.Dr Joy Singarayer of ... Read more...

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West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a ... Read more...

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Lunar Eclispe Coincides With Winter Solstice After 456 Years


December 20th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that this year, the North American people will have double reason to rejoice as according to eclipse experts, Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice are ... Read more...

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Trapped ice reveals changing trends of biomass burning over 650 yrs


December 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that carbon monoxide trapped in a column of Antarctic ice spanning 650 years reveals fluctuations in biomass burning --the consumption of wood, peat ... Read more...

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Earth running out of room to expand fisheries: Study


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A University of British Columbia study has suggested that the Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries.In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the study ... Read more...

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Earth’s lakes are warming, says NASA study


November 24th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change, say NASA scientists.Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in ... Read more...

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NASA reveals Saturn is on a cosmic dimmer switch


November 11th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found that Saturn emitted gradually less energy each year from 2005 to 2009, but its southern hemisphere consistently emitted more energy than its northern ... Read more...

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Comet Hartley 2 Will Be Visible From The Northern Horizon


October 20th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovered in 1986 by Australian astronomer Malcolm Hartley, comet Hartley 2 will make its closest appearance towards the earth today in the midnight. Astronomers have said ... Read more...

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Underground Antarctic ‘telescope’ to trace cosmic rays


October 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A "telescope" buried deep under Antarctic ice has detected the first signals that scientists hope will allow them to identify the source of mysterious particles that bombard Earth ... Read more...

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Huge parts of world drying up due to land ‘evapotranspiration’: Study


October 11th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A group of researchers examining 'evapotranspiration' on a global basis have concluded that the soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including major portions of Australia, Africa ... Read more...

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Durban street now named Juma Masjid Square (Second Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) A plaque renaming as 'Juma Masjid Square' the street outside one of the oldest mosques in South Africa built on a plot owned by a Gujarati ... Read more...

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Durban street now called Juma Masjid Square (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) A plaque renaming as Juma Masjid Square was unveiled by India's Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi on the street outside one of the oldest mosques ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi unveils new name of Durban street


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi unveiled a plaque renaming as 'Juma Masjid Square' the street outside one of the oldest mosques in South Africa built ... Read more...

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Magnetic anomalies shielding Moon’s surface from solar winds


September 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, strongly deflected the solar wind, shielding the Moon's surface.This will help ... Read more...

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Double eye of Venus polar vortex disappears


September 24th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Using data from ESA's Venus Express spacecraft, a new animation has shown that the double eye of the giant vortex at Venus's South pole has disappeared.Dr. Giuseppe ... Read more...

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