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Aussies require kick on the protector to get out of pre-Ashes stupor


November 6th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov.6 (ANI): The Australian cricket teams, despite its lucrative guaranteed contracts, are victims of expectations massively inflated by a generation of great success, and also of their own cricketing bureaucracy, which ... Read more...

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Animals may have hitched rides on natural rafts to populate Madagascar


January 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In a new research, a pair of scientists has suggested that animals may have populated Madagascar by hitching rides on natural rafts blown out to sea.According to professors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Samoans ready for road rage as Pacific paradise shifts lanes


September 7th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (DPA) Samoa's 20,000 motorists were bracing for road rage Monday as the South Pacific island nation switches to driving on the left after keeping to the right in the ... Read more...

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Why we sleep - ’science-wise’


August 21st, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): From animals to humans, everybody requires a good night sleep. However, the function of sleep still remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of science, say researchers.While many ... Read more...

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‘Super-sleepers’ can store enough energy to fight obesity


June 29th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has found that animals that sleep longer store energy for a long duration, a finding that can be useful in ... Read more...

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Animals that hibernate can avoid extinction


February 20th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): In a new study, it has been found that the reclusive behavior of many animals to hibernate can be a remarkably good way to avoid extinction for ... Read more...

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”Mini-hibernation” crucial to mammals” winter survival too


January 6th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): A dormant state called torpor could be as important in helping small mammals to survive cold winters as hibernation. Zoologists Gerhard Kortner and Fritz Geiser from the University ... Read more...

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Liver-produced starvation hormone stunts growth of mice


June 27th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that chronically high levels of a liver-produced starvation hormone, known as FGF21, significantly stop the growth ... Read more...

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