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Ancient Mayans first domesticated turkey


August 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated by the ancient Mayans, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.The discovery of ... Read more...

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Sea levels may rise much higher, says fossil study


July 16th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) Sea levels may rise much higher than previously thought, suggests a new study on fossil corals, which shows how warmer climes in the past promoted dramatic ... Read more...

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US marine held for raping minor girl in Italy


May 30th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 30 (IANS/AKI) A US marine sergeant has been arrested by Italian police after he allegedly made a video of his repeated rape of a seven-year-old girl and posted ... Read more...

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Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and ... Read more...

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Indian envoy cautions US against protectionism


April 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it hinders economic growth and development in the ... Read more...

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More Indians opting for public varsities in US


February 1st, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With the rupee depreciating against the dollar and the economy taking a downward swing, more Indians are choosing to study at public universities in the ... Read more...

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‘Green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests


January 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a key amino acid, methionine, vital for human nutrition, can also knock out caterpillars threatening the citrus industry. The Lime Swallowtail, ... Read more...

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Global warming disrupts natural patterns of glaciation


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, setting back the process of the earth's cooling as it did in its prehistoric past.That ... Read more...

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Three killed in US chopper crash


December 27th, 2011 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Three people, including the pilot, were killed in a helicopter crash in the US state of Florida Monday.The chopper was carrying two medical staff from a ... Read more...

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British man loses legs to great white after ignoring warnings


September 29th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
FISH HOEK, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- A British man lost both his legs on early Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked by a Great White Shark off the coast of South ... Read more...

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Some strains of influenza becoming drug-resistant


September 15th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Certain strains of influenza are becoming resistant to common treatments, according to scientists."We've been able to map out globally how this phenomenon is happening," said study ... Read more...

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Ring finger length linked to male libido


September 6th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The length of a man's fourth (ring) finger has been linked to his libido. The more testosterone a foetus is exposed to, the longer the ring ... Read more...

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Can dogs read our minds?


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) How do dogs learn to beg for food or behave badly, particularly when they are not paid any attention? It's a combination of specific cues, context ... Read more...

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Ruins of 300-year-old church found in US


June 4th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 4 (IANS/EFE) A team of archaeologists from the University of Florida have discovered in St. Augustine the ruins of a church more than 300 years old that belonged ... Read more...

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Scholastic success can keep kids away from drugs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Children who did better at school were also less likely to use drugs and alcohol or steal or break into fights than their non-performing peers."Higher performance ... Read more...

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New plant species offers insights into how evolution works


March 18th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that a new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants.The new plant species, Tragopogon miscellus, appeared ... Read more...

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Study shows extinction’s ripple effect through the animal kingdom


March 8th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study from the University of Florida has demonstrated the cascading effect of extinction through the animal kingdom.It also shows how the death of large mammals 20,000 ... Read more...

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45mn-yr-old pollen shows Florida is 10 to 15mn yrs older than thought


March 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has suggested that Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years older than previously ... Read more...

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New Treatment For Depression: Brain Pacemakers?


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report from the Associated Press reveals that a new device may be used to help combat the symptoms of depression in chronic patients. Called “brain pacemakers,” scientists ... Read more...

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Identification of glaucoma gene paves way for future therapies


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new candidate gene for the most common form of glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).The findings offer novel insights into glaucoma pathology and could ... Read more...

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Could shark skin lead to possible cure for bacterial infections?


February 7th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): We think of sharks as the ultimate predators but if a material that prevents bacterial growth really works, we may soon owe them our lives.Modern medicine has defeated ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles found promising in beating bad odours


January 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are working on eliminating bad odours at the source, rather than masking them with room fresheners. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles, eliminates odours ... Read more...

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Man Freed From Charges Of Having Sex With Dog ‘Christie Brinkley’


January 14th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aventura, Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Armand Pacher on Wednesday was finally granted a clean chit when prosecutors freed him from charges of having sex with his pet dog. The 65-year-old ... Read more...

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Mercury is responsible for turning gay birds


January 12th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists were baffled as to why the levels of the white ibises were going down. As a result, researchers from United States and Sri Lanka set ... Read more...

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Why women want to look ’skinny but shapely’


December 13th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A professor has indicated that women are always concerned about their weight and they keep looking into every possible option to lose few pounds."In our interviews with ... Read more...

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New study reveals the key to New Year’s resolution success


December 12th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): When it comes to New Year's resolutions, such as losing weight or saving money, you should really be asking yourself "why" you want to achieve your goal, rather ... Read more...

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Scientists grow human brain stem cells in rats


December 11th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists in the US have made a major breakthrough that has the potential for people with brain damage, caused by epilepsy or Parkinson's for example, to use their ... Read more...

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Urban Meyer Stepping Down As The Head Football Coach Of University Of Florida


December 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The renowned head football coach of University of Florida, Urban Meyer is stepping down and he would coach the team for the last time in Outback ... Read more...

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Exposure to mercury pollution causes homosexuality in birds


December 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by US scientists has revealed that exposure to mercury pollution could be hitting some wild birds' reproductive prospects hard by causing males to pair with ... Read more...

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Chemical in toothpastes ‘can leave unborn babies brain damaged’


December 1st, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Toothpastes and soaps contain a chemical that can leave unborn babies brain damaged, according to scientists.They fear pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of the chemical, ... Read more...

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Deadliest form of malaria can be wiped out in a decade


October 31st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) The deadliest type of malaria could be wiped out in most parts of the world in 10 to 15 years, scientists are predicting on the basis of data ... Read more...

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New study gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age


October 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has put to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period.It turns out it ended up in the icy ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Moreau Pays A Price For Being A Bad Ex-Wife


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) She is the one who is responsible for supplying news, and now, she has become a news herself. Her news however, would just bring a smile ... Read more...

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Here’s how men’s and women’s weight can influence their pay cheques


October 8th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 8 (ANI): Slim women are treated with higher pay at work than their over-weight counterparts, however, thin men tend to get paid less than male workers of average weight, ... Read more...

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Staying slim makes it easier for women to climb the success ladder


October 8th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 8 (ANI): Slim women are treated with higher pay at work, while over-weight women end up with smaller paychecks, just like in fashion industry, found a new study.On ... Read more...

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