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Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk


August 21st, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko started Monday a six-hour spacewalk to carry out a number of maintenance tasks on the International Space Station ... Read more...

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World’s oldest clay pots found in China


June 30th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Archaeologists have found pottery fragments in China that are 20,000 years old, making them the world's oldest known specimens, it was reported here.Earlier theories have held ... Read more...

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Scientists discover T. Rex’s feathered kin


April 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger ... Read more...

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World’s biggest ‘prawn’ discovered


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A British expedition has discovered an enormous species of crustacean that looks like a prawn and is 11 inches long, Daily Mail reported Thursday.The so-called 'supergiant' ... Read more...

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Forest trees retain memories of their origin


July 12th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 12 (IANS) Trees may not be all that different from humans when it comes to certain memories about their origins. And they could, therefore, respond to stress situations ... Read more...

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Ancient sea monsters lived without been discovered for millions of years


May 26th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered that they underestimated the size of some ancient monsters. The researchers say the animals also lived much longer than they initially thought.For ... Read more...

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Beware, being skinny could hasten one’s death


April 29th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) People who gobble up mounds of cakes and chocolates without piling on the pounds, beware. You may be hastening your own death, compared to those who ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mineral


April 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have chanced upon a mineral that have not been seen before. The new mineral has been named “Wassonite” and it is one of the most ... Read more...

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How chickens ‘keep their cool’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover a hairy fly - ‘Mormotomyia Hirsuta’ in Kenya


December 9th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered a very weird insect in Kenya, which is known by its scientific name of Mormotomyia Hirsuta. Even though the insect is barely 1 ... Read more...

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Cloned meat and milk ’safe for consumption’


November 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Meat and milk from cloned cows is safe for consumption, suggests a panel of experts.The panel concluded that there was no material difference between meat and milk from ... Read more...

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200mn-yr-old fossils reveal how snakes’ syringe-like venom fangs evolved


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists are analysing fossils of a 200 million-year-old reptile of the late Triassic period to understand how syringe-like teeth evolved in snakes that exist today.Although not closely related ... Read more...

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New species of squid discovered in southern Indian Ocean


November 16th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists discovered a new species of squid during a research cruise in the southern Indian Ocean.It was found during the analysis of 7,000 samples gathered during last year's ... Read more...

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Brain bleeding ‘common among older individuals’


November 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Brain bleeding is a common occurrence among older individuals, according to a UC Irvine study."In this study, deep regions of the brain were closely examined under a microscope, ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on mysterious eel-like creatures that lived before dinos


October 30th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has shed light on conodonts - a species of eel-like creatures that lived even before dinosaurs - and according to scientists, ate like the creature ... Read more...

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A book on rats translated into Arabic


October 28th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 28 (IANS/WAM) Jonathan Burt's book "Rat" has been translated into Arabic that eloquently describes how the species spread across the world following the commercial routes created by man since ... Read more...

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Tiny Gulf sea creature could shed light on impact of oil spill


August 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A University of Alabama molecular biologist plans to collect sea anemones that live in Gulf Coast waters back to his lab in order to better understand the impact ... Read more...

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Danish woman finds python in compost heap


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 23 (DPA) A Danish woman discovered a four-metre-long tiger python in her compost container in northern Jutland, she told broadcaster DR Friday. The woman alerted police about her unwanted visitor Thursday, ... Read more...

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Chennai’s 100-year-old Guindy Snake Park in modernization mode


June 30th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, June 30 (ANI): The modernization of the hundred-year-old Guindy National Snake Park in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city has led to an increase in the flow of tourists here.The snake park has ... Read more...

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Pelicans have resisted winds of evolutionary change, reveals fossil evidence


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Pelican fossils that closely resemble today's living species have revealed that the birds were scooping fish from the water while our ancestors were still swinging from the trees.Researchers ... Read more...

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Shipment Of Human Heads Found In Arkansas Airport


June 21st, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It was not less than a horror flick for a Southwest Airlines employee on Wednesday, when he found a box filled with 40 ... Read more...

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Prehistoric mammal hair discovered in Cretaceous amber


June 16th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in amber that is a 100 million years old.The oldest 3D specimens, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in ... Read more...

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Mail order service that offers human, animal body parts


June 1st, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) What do you want - a sliver of human head, a piece of smokers' lungs or a slice of human hand? All that and much more are now ... Read more...

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Dwarfed horned dinos may have migrated from Asia to Europe


May 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that horned dinosaurs, which were thought to belong only to Asia and North America, may have roamed in Europe too.Palaeontologists have announced the discovery of ... Read more...

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New skeletons from Dino-era reveal what reptile Typothorax looked like


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The discovery of two new skeletons has helped scientists reveal what the reptile Typothorax looked like.Typothorax is one of the last large herbivores to evolve in the Late ... Read more...

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20 dolphins die of poisoning


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Some 20 pink dolphins were apparently poisoned and killed by poachers in Bazagan Lagoon in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the Lima press said. According to the daily ... Read more...

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Alive or dead, snow leopardess remains main attraction at Nainital Zoo


April 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital, Apr 30 (ANI): Whether alive or dead, a snow leopardess remains one of the main attractions of the G B Pant High Altitude Zoo in Nainital.Rani, the snow leopardess, died ... Read more...

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Newly discovered fossils reveal how dinosaur feathers changed with age


April 29th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Analysis of newfound fossils of a feathered dinosaur has suggested that the extinct reptiles might have had a diversity in plumage types that puts modern birds to ... Read more...

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Noah’s Ark Found? Historians Doubt The Authenticity


April 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Apr 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is being claimed by a Evangelist group, who calls themselves the Noah's Ark Ministries, that they have found the remains of a ship that they ... Read more...

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Mystery of dumped foetuses solved


April 21st, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 20 (IANS) The mystery behind the dumping of a dozen human foetuses at a garbage dump in Ahmedabad's Bapunagar area has been solved with the arrest of a gynaecologist, ... Read more...

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New species of giant lizard found in Philippines


April 10th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Apr 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Philippines is the home of a new species of a giant lizard. Even though the scientists were totally in the dark about its existence, but the tribal’s ... Read more...

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Barcoding of invasive pests, infections underway


March 8th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) After barcoding for books and consumer items, a library of insect DNA barcodes, being built by researcher David Gopurenko, is likely to tilt the battle against invasive pests. ... Read more...

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‘Auspicious Buddhist flower’ blooms in China


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A Chinese nun has found an Udumbara flower, which Buddhist legend holds blossoms every 3,000 years, growing under her washing machine, a newspaper reported. The flower was found in ... Read more...

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Diary of Hitler’s ‘Angel of Death’ to be auctioned in US


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 2 (ANI): A journal and letters kept by Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who was also known as the "Angel of Death" for murdering thousands in concentration camps, is set ... Read more...

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Stress an ancient problem, Peruvian hair sample shows


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 23 (IANS) Recent studies show that stress is on the rise but then the problem is of much older vintage. New research from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) proves stress ... Read more...

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