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Earth’s oldest crater found in Greenland


June 29th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Geo-scientists have stumbled upon a vast, 100 km-wide crater in Greenland resulting from a massive asteroid hit a billion years before any other known collision on ... Read more...

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Controversial cartoons: From arrests to murder attempts


May 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A cartoon on Dalit icon Dr. B.R. Ambedkar printed in a textbook created a storm Friday forcing the Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Staying active key to youthful brain: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 29 (IANS) Aging may be inevitable, but staying physically and mentally active is the key to maintaining a youthful brain, says a new study."Although some memory functions do ... Read more...

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Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, ... Read more...

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Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems


April 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 1 (IANS) Hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent with global warming, threatening species especially in bio-diverse ecosystems and tropical rainforests.Flora and fauna will become extinct ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

EU experts in Sri Lanka to study dengue


February 16th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 16 (IANS) Experts from the European Union have arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a study on the dengue epidemic, the health ministry said Thursday.According to an official, ... Read more...

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Scientist decodes centuries old cryptogram


October 26th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) This manuscript has all the ingredients of a thriller -- a handwritten message in arcane symbols and Roman letters spread over 105 yellowing pages, hidden in ... Read more...

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Laser ensures food is fresh


October 21st, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Bread, fruit juice and many other foods are packaged in protective gas which extends their shelf life. But there is currently no good method to check ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Children make for better eye witnesses


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Children who witness crimes are better at accurately recounting them than adults, a study says. This has been borne out in a study by psychologist Gunilla ... Read more...

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Stone crafting developed human brain 80,000 years ago


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Advanced crafting of stone spearheads helped develop new ways of human thinking and behaviour. The technology took a long time to acquire, required step by step ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Simulated’ needles as effective as real acupuncture


March 25th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A study from Karolinska Institutet and Linkoping University in Sweden has shown that simulated acupuncture - sometimes referred to as placebo - is just as beneficial as real ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian river turned into ‘hotspot for dumped drugs’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An Indian river has turned into a dumping ground for drugs from a waste-water treatment plant in Patancheru, near Hyderabad.The continual discharge of antibiotic-contaminated water has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freshwater methane emission changes greenhouse gas equation


January 7th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas, to newly released data by an international team of scientists.John Downing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study finds changes in solar activity affect local climate


December 9th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): There is a lot of debate about whether the sun's activity could have influenced the earth's climate over thousands or millions of years.Now, Swedish researchers have revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientist reveals why tanned women live longer


December 5th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Women who regularly sunbathe tend to live longer, says a leading oncologist.Vitamin D produced by the body while tanning gives vital protection against blood clots, diabetes and some ... Read more...

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Women who sunbathe regularly ‘live longer’


December 4th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A leading cancer specialist has claimed that women who regularly sunbathe live longer.Hakan Olsson's claims are based on a study of 40,000 women.The expert, who works in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bad back? Now, you can ‘grow’ a new spine!


November 30th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Suffering from chronic back pain? Worry not, for you can now 'grow' a new spine, thanks to a revolutionary treatment.Damaged discs, common among older people, occur when the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People with exhaustion syndrome demonstrate impaired memory


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study from Umea University in Sweden has shown that exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain.Certain personality traits ... Read more...

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Teenagers’ take on why bullying occurs


November 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Swedish teenagers believe that the bully and the victim's individual characteristics, rather than the wider social environment, explain why bullying occurs.Robert Thornberg and Sven Knutsen at Linkoping University ... Read more...

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Unsweetened chocolate protects heart by tackling high BP


November 12th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Cocoa can bring down blood pressure (BP) by inhibiting an enzyme that pushes it upwards - hence protecting the heart.In fact, it was as effective as BP drugs ... Read more...

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Variety in food could cut down risk of diseases


October 19th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) A wide range of food that contains anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids can cut the risk of illnesses like heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes.Scientists found that ... Read more...

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Laptop thief mails his victim an USB stick with all the backed up data


October 19th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stockholm, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is refreshing to know that there are some thieves out there that still have some “principles”. At least this thief does.That is even what the victim ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Variety in meals holds key to a long and healthy life


October 18th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Food containing anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids are likely to cut the risk of killer illnesses including heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes, a new study has suggested.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

White Noise Boosts The Attention Of Inattentive Students


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Oct 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some researchers have scientifically proved that White Noise is an effective way to boost attention and memories of inattentive children. Behavioral and Brain Functions, a journal ... Read more...

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Brain molecule gives cocaine addiction clue


September 17th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Those who have used cocaine are more prone to becoming addicted, even after long drug-free periods. And now, researchers have found the reason behind such relapses.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biosynthetic corneas restore vision in humans for the first time


August 26th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans, according to a new study."This study is important because it is the first ... Read more...

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Tiny insect brains capable of giant feats


June 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Insects may have tiny brains the size of a pinhead, but latest research shows just how clever they really are. For the first time, researchers from the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

11th century rune stones say more than what was written on them


May 28th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): While literacy wasn't crucial for accessing rune carvings in the 11th century, people who were well-read could glean much more information from a rune stone than merely what ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors may lead to new species


February 19th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), has determined that the evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors in some animals might lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Butter may be better for you than olive oil


February 10th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Butter may be good for you after all, claims a new study.The research by Lund University in Sweden shows that butter leads to considerably less elevation of blood ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for controlling viral infection identified


February 6th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have identified a potential therapeutic target for controlling viral infection.Within a virus's tiny exterior is a store of energy waiting to be unleashed. ... Read more...

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100 bottles of wine a day can banish wrinkles!


February 4th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Here's some good news for booze lovers: Red wine can halt the ageing process - but the bottles of wine should be 100.That's the conclusion of a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor mental functioning may up stroke risk


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Memory failing? Well, you may be at higher risk for stroke, concludes a new study.Published in the February 2, 2010, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of ... Read more...

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Family gatherings around TV a thing of the past


February 1st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new research suggests that the trend of British families watching TV together is fast becoming a thing of the past.There was a time when 15 million audiences ... Read more...

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High blood-sugar levels ‘up cancer risk’


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): A new study has found a link between elevated blood-sugar levels and increased risk of cancer.The finding is worrying, especially in Britian, as an estimated 10.1 million people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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