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Termites eat through 32,000 pounds in cash


June 28th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Termites got into a Taiwanese woman's safe and munched their way through 32,700 pounds in cash that she saved to study abroad, it was reported here.She ... Read more...

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Skyscrapers, termites threaten Buddhist temple in China


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, March 2 (IANS) A 130-year-old Buddhist temple here is facing an alarming situation due to termites, ageing structures and nearby high-rise buildings.The Jade Buddha Temple in Putuo district was ... Read more...

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Tiny sensor to snitch on termites


January 9th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) A tiny sensor detects termites by 'hearing' them chew through wood and SMSing a pest control firm to nip the infestation in the bud. The device, ... Read more...

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Worker ants can kill termites


December 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Worker ants from an African species can paralyse and kill termites from afar due to a potent venom they carry, reveals new research that could prove ... Read more...

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Subhas Bose to Hemant Kumar - history on record! (Feature)


September 9th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Trash for some, treasure for others. Meet Sushanta Chatterjee, who has pursued his passion for music and history, collecting over 8,000 gramophone records that include not ... Read more...

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Termites could act as low-cost biofuel refinery


July 6th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Termites, one of the peskiest household pests, could become a cheap source of biofuels for fuel-consuming four wheelers. A cocktail of enzymes from guts of termites ... Read more...

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Termites eat away 10 million Indian rupees kept in a bank


April 25th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The State Bank of India has lost 10 million rupees to termites. The insects ate the money which was kept in the vault at the bank. ... Read more...

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Termites eat up currency worth Rs.1 crore


April 21st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Currency notes worth about Rs.1 crore kept in a State Bank of India (SBI) chest in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district were destroyed by ... Read more...

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Low IQ linked to pesticide exposure


April 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 21 (IANS) Pregnant women exposed to high levels of pesticide will have children with lower IQs, say experts.Researchers have concluded this based on three separate studies, two were ... Read more...

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Ants, termites have positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): A new research has revealed that ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture."Our studies on ants and termites in soil showed ... Read more...

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Ants, termites can boost wheat yields


March 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) Allowing ants and termites to flourish on farmlands can boost wheat yields by more than a third, a finding that has a direct bearing on food ... Read more...

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Dolphins learning to ‘walk’ on water ‘just for fun’


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Biologists have claimed that dolphins in the wild are learning to 'walk' with their tails along the surface of water.According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society ... Read more...

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Junk food causing surge in illnesses and allergies in UK: Study


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Britain is facing a spike in allergies and illnesses across the country - courtesy junk food, says a new study.Evidence suggests, according to experts, that 'industrialised' Western diets ... Read more...

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Why some termites become queens and others don’t


July 9th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new research explains which specific chemicals are used by some termite queens to prevent other termites in the colony from becoming mommies like themselves.NC State's Dr. Ed ... Read more...

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Birds ‘prepare for war just like humans’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Birds get ready for battle just like humans do, new research has revealed.Researchers involved in the study found that birds try to boost the morale of their comrades ... Read more...

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Termite, not the lion or elephant, could be king of Africa’s savanna


May 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Always associated African savanna with fierce lions, massive elephantsand towering giraffes? Well, it's not these big animals, but the humble termite, that appears to be the king of ... Read more...

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300m-yr-old cockroach ancestor revealed in new 3-D model


April 14th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a new three-dimensional 'virtual fossil' model of an early ancestor of the cockroach that lived around 300 million years ago.Researchers at Imperial College London have ... Read more...

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Scientists turn ancient cockroach fossil into 3-D model


April 14th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) An early cockroach ancestor that lived around 300 million years ago was unveiled in unprecedented detail here in a new 3-D 'virtual fossil' model. Scientists at Imperial College London ... Read more...

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Tiny dinosaur tailor-made for running discovered


March 30th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a tiny dinosaur tailor-made for running, according to a new Chinese-Canadian-British study. The fossil skeleton of the tiny animal, named Xixianykus Zhangi, is incomplete but ... Read more...

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Wood-eating gribble holds key for biofuels to power ships of future


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have demonstrated that the digestive system of the wood-eating gribble contains enzymes which could hold the key to converting wood and straw into ... Read more...

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Termites feasting on Gandhi books in his ashram


February 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Books on Mahatma Gandhi are an endangered lot in his own hermitage, the Sabarmati ashram in Ahmedabad. Over a hundred books on the Mahatma and some of ... Read more...

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Termite wings may pave way for hydrophobic materials


February 8th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 8 (ANI): The unique water-repelling ability of termites might help scientists from James Cook University in Townsville in developing new hydrophobic materials.According to Nanoscience researcher Dr Gregory Watson, water droplets ... Read more...

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Extreme Home Makeover Officer Down


December 7th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by admin
By Anita Thomas Extreme Home Makeover Rebuilds in Clarksville.Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Scott family is faced with challenges when David the father died while on duty as a police officer in Clarksville, ... Read more...

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Lizards can change their diet to avoid predators


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown that a particular lizard species from the Negev Desert in the Near East changes its diet to avoid predators.The research was ... Read more...

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Army’s South Waziristan offensive has ‘broken the back of militants’: Kayani


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.3 (ANI): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that the on-going military offensive against the Taliban, in its stronghold South Waziristan, has been successful as ... Read more...

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Mountbatten’s historical ‘transfer of power’ document to Jinnah rotting in Sindh loo!


October 15th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct.15 (ANI): The Sindh Assembly administration appears to care the least about keeping important documents and historical records concerning the house proceedings intact and secure.Historical records such as the 'power documents' ... Read more...

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Chimps use ’specialised tool kits’ to catch army ants


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that chimpanzees in Congo use "specialised tool kits" to catch army ants.Published in the American Journal of Primatology, the study suggests that ... Read more...

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Eavesdropping helps termites evade predatory kin


August 27th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Eavesdropping helps dry wood termites avoid their more aggressive kin as a mode of survival, according to scientists. Both species eat dry wood and can co-exist in the ... Read more...

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‘Wimpy’ drywood termites eavesdrop to avoid aggressive cousins


August 27th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 27 (ANI): Drywood termites eavesdrop on their aggressive cousins to avoid contact, and keep themselves safe, finds a new study.The research team led by CSIRO entomologist Dr Theodore Evans has ... Read more...

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Ground beetles can produce orange-scented aromas as predator repellents


August 14th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that ground beetles produce orange scented aromas as predator repellents.The research by Stevens Institute of Technology Professor Athula Attygalle and his ... Read more...

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Homes under attack, after Hrithik its Ashish’s turn!


July 15th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Looks like holidays and work pressures are not the excuse for our B-town stars to evade and elope from home. The termites take care of it all!After mite attack forced ... Read more...

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Chimps can learn to make their own tools watching video demos


July 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): St Andrews University researchers in Scotland have shown that chimpanzees can be learn how to make their own tools by watching demonstrations on video.For this work, the researchers ... Read more...

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Sugar may be tenacious termite’s Achilles heel


June 9th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists in the US have come up with a cheap, environmentally friendly way to kill termites and other pests.In their study, they have found that a substance derived ... Read more...

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Fossil throws up oldest example of insect-parasite cooperation


May 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A termite, entombed for 100 million years in amber, has helped researchers unravel the oldest example of insect-parasite cooperation or 'mutualism'. Mutualism is a natural process in which ... Read more...

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“Mutual beneficial” relationship of termite-protozoa goes back 100 mln yrs


May 15th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The analysis of a termite entombed for 100 million years in an ancient piece of amber has revealed the oldest example of "mutualism" ever discovered between an animal ... Read more...

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