tipping point

How solitary locusts turn maurading bands


August 30th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Vast locust swarms, spread over many square kilometres, can blot out the sky and destroy standing crops whenever they land. The scourge has been well recorded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Facebook, Twitter lowering your confidence?


July 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Ever felt low if your friend gets more likes or tweets than you? You're not alone. Comparisons on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Putin, Medvedev approval ratings rise amid protests


June 9th, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian president and prime minister's approval ratings have been steadily climbing since December 2011 when the first wave of opposition rallies swept ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cease-fire finally ends 60 years old Myanmar war


January 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Myanmar, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Myanmar government has penned a cease-fire agreement with the country’s rebels, giving hope that the 60-year-old war may be coming to an end. The conflict is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Small island nations want global treaty now


December 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) While major economies like China have proposed to take legal emission cuts post 2020, the Association of Small Island Nations (AOSIS) Wednesday rejected the proposal saying ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Advertising firm Jivox gets $8.2 mn venture funding


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 2 (IANS) Global interactive online video advertising firm Jivox Wednesday secured $8.2 million funding from Fortisure Ventures LLC headed by an Indian chief executive and three institutional investors.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mclarern boss concerned at 20-race F1 calendar


October 31st, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) McLaren-Mercedes boss Martin Whitmarsh is concerned with the heavy schedule as the next year's Formula One calendar could see record-breaking 20 races.Whitmarsh feels 20 races in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Can’t dismiss Imran Khan as also-ran: Daily


October 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) The massive turnout at Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf rally in Lahore shows that it is no longer possible to dismiss the former cricket star as "some ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Buy a home for just $99!


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Helping many ordinary people realise their dream to own a house, an American firm is offering wooden houses which can be bought at just $99.Besides ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi’s rule in Libya has come to an end: Obama


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's rule in the country has come to an end and asked him to relinquish ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama taking economy to tipping point: Bobby Jindal


August 5th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal wants his Republican party to embrace the politics of stubbornness, no matter how unpopular it may be, accusing President Barack ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

How minorities lead to mass uprisings


July 26th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A strong opinion of a mere 10 percent of a population will always be adopted by a majority and can lead to uprisings as witnessed in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kalki learns charcoal painting for ‘Shaitan’ (With Images)


May 9th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin's character in "Shaitan" required her to do a lot of charcoal painting and, instead of just posing in the act, she actually ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Shaitan’ aggressive, violent promo out


April 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The risque and violent promo of Anurag Kashyap's next production venture "Shaitan" is out and has raised quite a few eyebrows.Shot with novel angles, the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anti-Palin movement brands her “unintelligent” to head Oval Office


April 26th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A self-styled anti-Palin movement, whose members span across the globe, has revealed some facts about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin her family and allies, including claims that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Debating use of drones in war reaching technological tipping point


April 25th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.25 (ANI): The British study has said that it is essential for military officials not "risk losing our controlling humanity and make war more likely" by using armed drones.It ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Just 10 yrs left to save Oz’s Great Barrier Reef: Expert


April 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): The beautiful Great Barrier Reef in Australia might soon be a wonder that the future generation may never see.An expert has warned that time was running out for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How your religious experiences shape you news preferences


March 27th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): A new research suggests that religious experiences will subconsciously affect the way that individuals consume news about religion and spirituality.Michael Kitchens, assistant professor of psychology at Lebanon Valley ... Read more...

Posted in World |

States cutting cigarette taxes


March 19th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Concord, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some states in a bid to cut down on smoking have increased taxes on cigarettes. However in a counter move, other states have reduced their taxes on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

ISI-CIA negotiations for patch-up likely to yield breakthrough


March 15th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are close to resolving their issues, with their behind-the-scene negotiations reportedly making progress.An end to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bharti Airtel launches 3G service in Delhi circle


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Thursday launched its third generation (3G) service in the national capital region spanning Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida."We are definitely witnessing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Is Earth already on the brink of 6th mass extinction?


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has laid down the possibility that Earth may already be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, like those that occurred only five times ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Italian women’s tolerance for Berlusconi’s sexcapades finally runs out


February 19th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 19 (ANI): According to Sophie Arie of The Guardian, Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's latest scandal involving an underage prostitute was the last straw - women are finally fed up of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Viacom18 to release nine films in 2011-12


February 14th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Viacom18 Motion Pictures has nine films on its slate for 2011-12. The company has plans for 10 to 12 movies, nine of which have already been finalised and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Greenland ice sheet is safer than scientists previously believed


January 27th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World losing biodiversity at unprecedented rate: UN


January 7th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The extinction of biodiversity due to global warming is thousand times higher than natural extinction and irreparable degradation may take place if ecosystems are pushed beyond certain tipping ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australia’s party over, hangover begins, says Holding


December 30th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding said that Australia's party as the top team is over and what the former No.1 are experiencing is a "hangover".Australia has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Eyes can make your face come alive


December 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) It is the eyes that makes someone's face come alive, says a new study. Several movies have tried and failed to generate lifelike animations of humans.For example, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

It’s the eyes that make a face look alive: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Consider this: A doll with human-like features still doesn't look as real as a live person - do you know why? A new study claims it's all in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Polar bears ‘can be saved from extinction by emission cuts’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Polar bears and its Arctic habitat can be saved if we cut global greenhouse emissions, according to scientists.Polar bears were added to the threatened species list nearly three ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TSA body scanners are tipping point for travellers


November 28th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A psychologist has said that the new security measures at the nation's airports are the straws that broke the travellers' backs.UAB psychologist Josh Klapow, a professor in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exceeding ‘cell fat storage capacity’ might trigger type-2 diabetes


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has found that fat cells and tissues of acutely obese people and animals have a limit of storing fat after which further expansion may trigger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NATO’s escalating Afghan airstrikes aimed at forcing Taliban towards negotiation


October 15th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 15(ANI): NATO's ever-increasing airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan is believed to be a coordinated effort orchestrated by General David H. Petraeus to force the insurgents and their leaders ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asian water crisis worsening, Asian Development Bank says


October 12th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said Asia is facing a water crisis that continues to worsen and threaten the region's economy.ADB's Special Senior Advisor Arjun ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Neurons guide decision-making by casting votes


October 9th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with a choice and triggers an action once that evidence reaches a tipping point."Psychological models of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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