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‘Obese women receive lower starting salaries’


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and also receive lower starting salaries than their slim colleagues, an Australian study ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions speed up ocean acidification


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Manmade emissions over the last two centuries have already raised ocean acidity far beyond the range of natural variations, threatening important species of marine life. "In ... Read more...

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The world now has 8.7 mn species


August 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) The natural world now contains about 8.7 million species, says a new report described by scientists as the "most accurate ever".However, the vast majority of species ... Read more...

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Obama’s dad was ‘forced out of US in 1960s’ over his ‘playboy ways’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's father was forced out of the US in the 1960s amid concerns about his "playboy ways", according to a government file.The government record ... Read more...

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Sensors to detect nuclear blasts could also hear tsunamis, quakes


March 12th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization monitoring centre in Vienna, Austria, spotted yesterday's Japanese quake.It also alerted Indonesia and other governments to the quake off Sumatra that caused ... Read more...

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Study shows weakened trade winds in Tropical Atlantic


February 7th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that trade winds in the tropical Atlantic have weakened and the pattern of ocean surface temperature has changed.And as a result, the equatorial ... Read more...

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34,000-year-old life found trapped in salt crystals


January 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have found 34,000-year-old bacteria trapped inside tiny bubbles of salt crystals that could be the oldest living organisms on Earth, according to a report in the latest ... Read more...

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NIST study may solve ‘universe’s expansion mystery’


January 7th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Astrophysicists may finally be able to solve the mystery of the unending expansion of our universe, thanks to a telescope calibrated by scientists from the National Institute of ... Read more...

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Discrediting anti-Obama ‘birthers’ is top priority for Hawaii governor


December 25th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Hawaii (US), Dec. 25 (ANI): New Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has been aggravated by the so-called birther movement, which alleges that US President Barack Obama was not born in the United ... Read more...

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Key Ahmadinejad aide behind dismissal of senior Iranian officials


December 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 25 (ANI): A key aide of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, is said to be the man behind the dismissal of several senior officials.Chief of Staff Rahim-Mashaei's daughter is ... Read more...

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Legalizing child porn could deter child sex abuse: Study


December 1st, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): Researchers from University of Hawaii have suggested that legalizing child pornography could aid in reducing the rates of child sex abuse.Researcher Milton Diamond and colleagues noted that results ... Read more...

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Clouds could make global warming worse


November 30th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A team of University of Hawaii-Manoa researchers from the U.S. and Japan have solved one of the most deceptively difficult problems in climate science: What happens to clouds ... Read more...

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Record-breaking whale swims 9,800 kms in search of love


October 13th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A female humpback whale has astonished marine biologists by swimming over 9,800 kilometres from breeding areas in Brazil to those in Madagascar, setting a record for the longest ... Read more...

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Grunting during tennis leads to ’slower response, more decision errors’


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A researcher at University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that when players grunt with every tennis shot, it slows down their responses and causes them to make ... Read more...

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Chances of life on newly discovered Earth-like planet ‘100pc’


September 30th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A team of astronomers has discovered a new planet that could have water on its surface, and therefore could support life."Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life ... Read more...

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Most habitable Earth-like planet discovered


September 30th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A team of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii's Nader Haghighipour has declared the discovery of a new planet that could have water on its surface.Discovered using ... Read more...

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Muslim women who wear headscarves face workplace discrimination in US


September 29th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that Muslim women who wear headscarves face workplace discrimination in the US.Professor Sonia Ghumman from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College ... Read more...

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Spectrum of young extrasolar planet reveals its uniqueness


August 31st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): By measuring the temperature of a young gas-giant planet around another star using the W. M. Keck Observatory, University of Hawaii astronomers have unveiled surprising results.They have found ... Read more...

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Altantic home to widespread floating plastic debris


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) An expanse of the western North Atlantic Ocean has become home to high concentrations of floating plastic debris. More than 64,000 plastic pieces were collected at 6,100 locations that ... Read more...

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Hawaiian oceans could provide steady renewable energy: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa say that seawater from the Hawaiian Islands may be ideal for future ocean-based renewable energy plants.The technology is referred to ... Read more...

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Brown dwarf star found orbiting a young sun-like star


July 30th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a very young brown dwarf (or failed star dubbed "PZ Tel B") in a tight orbit around a young nearby Sun-like star (PZ Tel A).University ... Read more...

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Past post-glacial warming changed North Pacific circulation


July 9th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study could provide valuable insights into what drives glacial and interglacial cycles.The article, titled, "Deep Water Formation in the North Pacific during the Last Glacial Termination" ... Read more...

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Telescope with world’s most powerful digi cam to reveal universe’s mysteries


June 18th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Scientists are more optimistic about unravelling the hidden mysteries of the universe as the Pan-STARRS sky survey telescope (PS1) beings observing the night sky.PS1, equipped with the world's ... Read more...

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Jute’s genome sequencing opens new prospects: Bangladesh PM


June 17th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) Bangladeshi scientists have successfully sequenced genomes of jute, creating new potentials for its production, conservation and characterisation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. The discovery, she told parliament ... Read more...

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Animals can be gay: Study


May 19th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) New research suggests that animals can be gau too, defying Darwin's theory that the sexual impulses of animals are designed to cause reproduction and are therefore necessarily heterosexual. The ... Read more...

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Astronomers surprised by Sun’s constant size


May 12th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The Sun's size has been remarkably constant in recent times-a finding that has taken astronomers by surprise as our nearest star's diameter has changed by less than one ... Read more...

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Galaxy merger dilemma solved


April 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A long-standing dilemma about the mass of infrared bright merging galaxies has finally been solved by scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).Dr. Barry Rothberg along with ... Read more...

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Transcendental meditation can help cure depression


April 9th, 2010 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) A new study has revealed that transcendental meditation can successfully be used to treat depression. The research led by University of California Los Angeles has shown that depressive symptoms ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation helps in depression


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique may be an effective way to ease the symptoms of depression, according to two new studies. The studies, conducted at Charles Drew University in ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation may help fight depression


April 8th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Transcendental Meditation, a stress-busting technique, may help reduce symptoms of depression, according to two new studies.The studies will be presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society ... Read more...

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Mysterious cosmic ‘dark flow’ tracked deeper into universe


March 11th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): A new study has tracked the mysterious cosmic 'dark flow' to twice the distance originally reported in the Universe.The study was led by Alexander Kashlinsky at NASA's Goddard Space ... Read more...

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How far South American cities moved in Chile quake


March 9th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown how far South American cities moved in the massive earthquake that struck Chile on February 27.Preliminary measurements, produced from data gathered ... Read more...

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Global warming likely to impact rainfall patterns


March 1st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Climate models project that the global average temperature will rise about 1 degree C by mid-century, if we continue with business as usual and emit greenhouse gases. The ... Read more...

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Ocean temperature patterns in tropics and subtropics will change rainfall patterns


February 27th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that that ocean temperature patterns in the tropics and subtropics will change in ways that will lead to significant changes in rainfall ... Read more...

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NASA’s ‘WISE’ eyes spot near-Earth asteroid


January 26th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 26 (ANI): NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map ... Read more...

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