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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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Lab-grown meat would cut emissions: Study


June 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Meat grown artificially in labs would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production, a study says.Lab-grown meat will be a greener alternative ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

David Cameron in race row with Oxford University


April 12th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron was embroiled in a race rowwithOxfordUniversityon Monday after claiming that the institution admitted only one black student in 2009.He was accused of ... Read more...

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Cameron disappointed over Oxford University’s decision to admit one black student in 2009


April 12th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed disappointment ovet Oxford University's decision to accept only one black student in 2009.Academics rubbished his claims saying Cameron, an ... Read more...

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Neo-nazis dominate German village where Hitler is still considered Fuehrer


February 7th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Feb 7 (ANI): Adolf Hitler might have died many years back, but his legacy is continuing in one of the villages in Germany where people still 'heil' the nazi leader chanting ... Read more...

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New technology to recycle most challenging Christmas plastic wrapping


December 26th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): University of Warwick researchers have developed a new technology that could process 100 percent of Christmas and other household plastic instead of the tiny fraction that currently gets ... Read more...

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60 minutes: Endless memory


December 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Can you imagine having an endless memory? Well it’s not entirely science fiction any more.Scientists say there is tiny fraction of people who have endless ... Read more...

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Rescued hens to feast at this Christmas Party!


December 13th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Six hens rescued from slaughter will be served at a Christmas dinner - not in dinner plates but with food as guests of honour! This unusual party will ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Radiation rings hint Big Bang may not have been the first


November 30th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new analysis of the relic radiation has suggested that the universe got its start eons earlier and has cycled through myriad episodes of birth and death, with ... Read more...

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How the human brain recognizes and retains patterns, images


November 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that an early part of the brain's visual system rewires itself when people are trained to perceive patterns and has shown this ... Read more...

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Amir Khan is now the heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao: Roach


October 30th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30(ANI): British boxing ace Amir Khan is now the heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao as the best boxer in the world, according to the fighters' trainer Freddie Roach.Roach is currently ... Read more...

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Portable breast scanner enables cancer detection ‘in a second’


October 27th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new portable breast scanner could soon allow women to test themselves at home.Professor Zhipeng Wu has invented a portable scanner based on radio frequency technology, which is ... Read more...

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Pak flood impact worse than Indian Ocean tsunami, Kashmir earthquake: Imran Khan


September 13th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13(ANI): Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has warned that the massive flooding in the South Asian country could have a greater impact than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2005 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Coming soon, new-gen drugs that that target ‘undruggable’ diseases


August 24th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Scientists have reported progress in developing drugs that target the "untouchables" among the body's key players in health and disease.They are the hundreds of thousands of proteins that ... Read more...

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Pak wants UN debate on flood situation, says envoy


August 13th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Hussain Haroon, has said that his country is trying for a UN General Assembly debate on the flood situation, and making all-out efforts ... Read more...

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UN appeals for 460 million dollar emergency aid for Pak flood victims


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 12(ANI): UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.Holmes called for help saying that the disaster was ... Read more...

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Pak floods ‘greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history’: UN


August 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): The United Nations (UN) has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history.According to assessment done by the UN, the number of people suffering ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Your brain can want something even without your knowing it


June 30th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Motivation doesn't have to be conscious -- your brain can decide how much it wants something without any prompting from your conscious mind. Now a new study shows ... Read more...

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Astronomers detect first superstorm on exoplanet


June 24th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Astronomers have, for the first time, measured a superstorm in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, the well-studied "hot Jupiter " HD209458b.The results have been published in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor public education system ’stoking militancy’ in Pak: U.S. report


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22(ANI): A report by a Washington think tank has found that Pakistan's poor public education system helps stoke militancy, while the religious schools, often cited as a cause of extremism, ... Read more...

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Drunkenness ups risk for violent behaviour in people who suppress anger


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): People who suppress anger are more likely to become violent when drunk, a new study has found.Thor Norstrom and Hilde Pape, researchers involved in the study, applied an ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama lashes out at BP chief Tony Hayward


June 9th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The United States President Barack Obama has lashed out at the CEO of BP - Tony Hayward saying that he would have sacked the BP chief, for his failure in handling the ... Read more...

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Specific gene regulates intelligence in patients with Williams Syndrome


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): The brain gene STX1A plays a significant role in the level of intelligence displayed by patients with Williams Syndrome (WS), a team led by a University of Utah ... Read more...

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Scientists sniff sea salt smell nearly 900 miles away from any ocean


March 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the process by which the smell of sea salt is created can occur in the atmosphere nearly 900 miles away from ... Read more...

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Sky Bus, not Metro, tailor-made for Indian cities: Inventor


February 9th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Shudip Talukdar New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Sky Bus is tailor-made for congested Indian cities and is a safer and better option than Metro Rail, according to B. Rajaram, inventor of ... Read more...

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Last decade warmest on record, says NASA


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The last decade from January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest on record, according to a NASA analysis. Looking back to 1880, when modern scientific instrumentation became available ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indians are head-and-shoulders above other immigrants in US: Forbes


December 22nd, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Pepsico chief executive Indira Nooyi inevitably tops the list of what Forbes calls "Eight Indian-Flavoured CEOs" who lead US corporations with revenues of at least $2 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lifelong memories linked to stable nerves


December 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): The ability to learn new information and retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study by NYU Langone ... Read more...

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Stable nerves preserve memories lifelong


December 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Our ability to absorb new information or to retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study. New York ... Read more...

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Sun using Earth’s solar defense to steal its atmosphere


May 30th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Sun is slowly stealing Earth's atmosphere, with our planet's main solar defense acting as a double agent, aiding and abetting ... Read more...

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Space telescopes may soon start detecting air-breathing aliens in exoplanets


May 18th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): The day is not far when it would be possible to see signs of life on planets far away from our own solar system-thanks to space telescopes that ... Read more...

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Probe to look out for gravity waves emitted 14 billion years ago


May 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A new probe is going to look for the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, which is the afterglow of the Big Bang, that may still carry a faint ... Read more...

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Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can save billions of dollars


May 13th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save billions of dollars in costs while improving care, according to a new study. The research by University of Wisconsin-Madison ... Read more...

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Latest CIA scandal puts focus on how agency polices itself


March 20th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.20 (ANI): A new scandal involving an officer of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has raised questions about how the agency polices itself. Case officer in the Middle East Andrew ... Read more...

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Detecting Earth-like planets harder than previously thought


March 20th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that it would be much more difficult to detect Earth-sized worlds that are habitable than previously believed. The study, by Lisa ... Read more...

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