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California cops on leave after pepper-spraying sparks outrage


November 21st, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) After a video of two police officers pepper-spraying non-violent protesters at point-blank range sparked nationwide outrage, the University of California at Davis has placed them on ... Read more...

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IIT Patna seeks partnerships with US varsities


August 24th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-Patna) has initiated moves to establish collaboration with premier universities in the US for student and faculty exchange programmes.According to Bihar ... Read more...

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Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

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Bumblebees Included In The Catalog Of Endangered Species


June 24th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A conservationist outfit in America launched an appeal on Wednesday that demanded the inclusion of a bumblebee from Southern Oregon and Northern California in ... Read more...

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Conservationists Petition To Add Franklin’s Bumblebee Into Endangered Species List


June 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A conservationist group has filed a petition that puts Franklin's bumblebee into the endangered list. The species is found in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The ... Read more...

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Underwater asphalt volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean


April 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered underwater asphalt volcanoes that were hidden in the depths of the Pacific Ocean for 40,000 years.The research, funded by the National ... Read more...

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Older mothers more prone to have children with autism


February 9th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that older mothers are more prone to give birth to children with autism. This study analyzed over 5 million births, and ... Read more...

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Siblings better role models than parents


January 18th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Siblings shape our social and emotional development more than parents, says an expert. Laurie Kramer, professor of applied family studies at the University of Illinois (U-I), says that ... Read more...

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Siblings help boost social skills


January 16th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Having siblings has a considerable amount of influence on children in their social and emotional development as adults, say experts.Laurie Kramer, a professor of applied family studies in ... Read more...

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Breast cancer multigene test may help patients avoid chemo


January 12th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study shows that a 21-gene test of a patient's breast cancer tumour may change doctor and patient treatment decisions, including the need for chemotherapy.The test, Oncotype ... Read more...

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Happy fruit flies look for habitat just like their old homes


December 28th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that adult fruit flies, which were happy in their youth, tend to choose a habitat similar to ones they were born in.The study ... Read more...

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Happy flies look for habitat just like their old homes


October 21st, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Adult fruit flies, which were happy in their youth, tend to choose a habitat similar to ones they were born in, according to new study.Led by Judy ... Read more...

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Once fish evolve into top predators, they evolve more slowly


July 29th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A new study has found that once fish evolve the size and speed needed to become top predators, natural selection keeps them in an evolutionary holding pattern, that ... Read more...

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Bigfoot’s favorite haunts revealed


July 7th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has applied ecological niche modelling to predict the mythical Bigfoot's favorite haunts in the United States.Conservation biologists often need to predict where rare species ... Read more...

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Fructose worse than glucose for human health


April 21st, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): While too much sugar is bad for health, scientists have found that over-consumption of fructose is more dangerous than that of glucose.Peter Havel and colleagues, at the University ... Read more...

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Urban trees can enhance water infiltration


November 20th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new research has indicated that urban trees have the potential to enhance water infiltration rates in reservoirs being used to store stormwater.Global land use patterns ... Read more...

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After 3.5 millon years, Pacific creatures set to invade Atlantic


August 11th, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) With global warming hastening the shrinkage of the Arctic Ocean ice cover, scientists have warned that the North Pole may face ice-free summers as early as 2013. Further, ... Read more...

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Pacific shellfish to invade Atlantic as ice melts


August 10th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): North Pacific shellfishincluding snails and other mollusks may make their way towards the North Atlantic as global warming increases water temperatures, claims a new study.Scientists said that ... Read more...

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Chance, not natural selection, behind human evolution?


March 20th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 20 (IANS) Chance, not natural selection, best explains why the skulls of humans and ancient Neanderthals evolved differently, contends a new study that may alter perceptions about evolution. Researchers ... Read more...

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In developing nations, bank failures lead to heart attacks


March 12th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
By Katherine Nightingale London, March 12 (IANS) Researchers have linked national financial crises to deaths from heart attacks - and found that people in developing countries are at higher risk. Scientists from Cambridge ... Read more...

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Indian-American historian Ted is dead


March 9th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
Sacramento (California), March 9 (IANS) Pioneer Indian-American historian Tejinder Singh Sibia, who documented the arrival of early Indian migrants to Canada and the US and their struggles, died here at the weekend ... Read more...

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Smell of the sea leads fish to food, affects climate


March 7th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The ocean has an "odour" that affects global climate and also attracts reef fish to feed as they "eavesdrop" on events that might lead them to food. The ... Read more...

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Smokers, this is exactly what leads to lung cancer


February 29th, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Smoking can kill, but no one has really quite understood how and why cigarettes cause healthy lung cells to become cancerous. Now researchers say they have the answer: ... Read more...

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Wives careers still seen as secondary to husbands


December 1st, 2007 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A sociological research has revealed that if a couple moves, it is inevitably the wifes career that suffers, while the hubby enjoys a career boost. The research was ... Read more...

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