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Stonehenge marks Britain’s unification, says study


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western parts of the landmass, ... Read more...

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‘Suspect’ in bee colony deaths found


June 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.Bee populations have been falling ... Read more...

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‘Kids dehydrate as they hardly drink during breakfast’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds of children are dehydrated because they hardly drink anything during breakfast, a new study says. An analysis of more than 450 children between nine ... Read more...

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Bee swarms make decisions like humans


December 11th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Both humans and insects make decisions in a similar way but bees could teach us about how our brains work. James Marshall, computer scientist and study ... Read more...

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Magnets help fight prostate cancer


November 9th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Magnetic force can help treat prostate cancer in men, say experts.Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the treatment can kill cancerous cells without harming healthy tissue, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Your computer could shout back at you in a few years


July 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The computer crashes and we respond angrily at the flickering screen. But we may soon risk being shouted at by the machine we've just cursed. Scientists ... Read more...

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New substance to make passports fraud-proof


May 19th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Your passport can now be protected from fraudsters. Scientists here have developed a new substance that can be used to prevent forging of passports and ... Read more...

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‘Pounds for pounds’ scheme encourages obese people to shed flab


April 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nearly, 400 people took part in a "pounds for pounds" initiative, which pays thepatients to lose some extra flabs and almost half of them lost more than 5 pc oftheir ... Read more...

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Soon, magnets could help voice box-less patients speak again!


April 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): People who have had their larynx - or the voice box - removed following cancer, disease or injury may be able to speak again - thanks to a ... Read more...

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Loch fossils show how photosynthesis, sexual reproduction started


April 14th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered fossils from remote lochs along the west coast of Scotland that help to explain how photosynthesis and sexual reproduction were made possible.A team of scientists ... Read more...

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Ancient tools found in India throw light on hominid migrations out of Africa


March 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stone artefacts unearthed in southeastern India have shown that African hominids moved to South Asia shortly after developing advanced stone tools 1.6 million years ago.Archaeologist Shanti Pappu of ... Read more...

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Parent star’s long ‘napping’ could trigger the formation of baby stars


March 10th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): It has long been suspected that the build up of material onto young stars is not continuous but happens in episodic events, resulting in short outbursts of energy ... Read more...

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Sperm quality deteriorating ‘likely due to chemical exposure’


March 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has blamed falling sperm quality and rise in testicular cancer cases over the recent years on environmental reasons, particularly chemical exposure.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Researchers map how ice sheets shrank during Ice Age


February 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Researchers have mapped for the first time how the last British ice sheet shrank during the Ice Age. The maps record the pattern and speed of shrinkage of ... Read more...

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Cheap, flexible plastic solar panels to end developing countries’ power woes


January 27th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): A new technology that uses plastic solar panels that are cheap as well as flexible is set to light up everything, from buildings to bus shelters.Plastic photovoltaics (PV) ... Read more...

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Function of novel molecule that underlies human deafness revealed


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists has revealed that the molecular mechanism underlying deafness is caused by a mutation of a specific microRNA called miR-96.The discovery by researchers at the University of Sheffield ... Read more...

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Food in early life affects fertility: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new research by the University of Sheffield has revealed that the reproductive success of men and women is influenced by the food they receive at an early ... Read more...

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Birds learn migratory destinations from parents


November 17th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A six-year study on migrating geese has discovered that they learn their migratory destinations from parents.The findings suggested young light-bellied Brent geese return to the same spots ... Read more...

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Deaf adults ’see better’ than hearing people


November 11th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research at the University of Sheffield has revealed that deaf adults can react more quickly to visual cues than those who can hear well.Dr Charlotte Codina, ... Read more...

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Painkillers during pregnancy can make sons infertile


November 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Painkillers taken by pregnant women could expose their unborn sons to risk of infertility, researchers say.Prolonged use of medicines such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen may harm the ... Read more...

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How plants and soil fungi turned Earth ‘green’ over 470 mn yrs ago


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Imperial College London and the University of Sydney have learnt how ancient plants and soil fungi turned the Earth green over ... Read more...

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Why kids see a bear or a dog when they see a cloud


November 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study by Brit scientist has found that children do not see objects in a fully grown-up way until the age of 13.While adult brains can assume ... Read more...

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Romans too recycled glass: study


October 4th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Apart from being pro at making beautiful vessels, ornaments and plates from glass, Romans were also good at recycling the stuff, just like we do today.A new study ... Read more...

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Our real-partners are poles apart from our ideal mates


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): You might have given a whole lot of thought about your ideal partner, but according to researchers, our image of the perfect mate is drastically different from our ... Read more...

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Viagra ‘doesn’t work for men with low testosterone’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Viagra may not work for men with low testosterone levels, says an expert.Geoffrey Hackett, a consultant urologist, said men with erectile dysfunction could be "wasting hundreds of pounds ... Read more...

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Tranquil scenes helps the brain work harmoniously


September 16th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Gazing at a tranquil sea or a secluded beach can positively impact the human brain. Scenes comprising natural features cause distinct brain areas to become "connected" with one another ... Read more...

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New hope for heart attack patients


September 14th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): A major drug trial has brought scientists closer to making a drug that could prevent thousands of deaths from heart attacks.From the past six years, international clinical ... Read more...

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Now, detect oral cancer just by a mouth swab


August 10th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers are on the verge of developing a new test for oral cancer that could be done by using a brush to collect cells from a patient's mouth.Scientists ... Read more...

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Deep open ocean ‘most under-explored area of the sea’


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the deep open ocean is the most under-explored area of the sea.The study points out that most of ... Read more...

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Drinking alcohol ‘can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis’


July 28th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking alcohol may reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis.This is the first time that this effect has been shown in humans. The ... Read more...

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Women will be more fertile in 40s, says study


July 23rd, 2010 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) The trend for having children later in life could lead to women becoming more fertile in their 40s, researchers at a British university have suggested. As many women ... Read more...

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Universe’s biggest star discovered


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The biggest star, with a mass 320 times greater than the sun's, has been discovered at the edge of our galaxy by British astronomers. Scientists at the ... Read more...

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Most massive star ever 300 times heavier than Sun discovered


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered the most massive stars to date, one weighing at birth more than 300 times the mass of the Sun.Paul Crowther, Professor of Astrophysics at the ... Read more...

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The chicken may have come before the egg, sort of


July 14th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"According to a team, comprising researchers from the ... Read more...

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What came first the chicken or the egg?


July 10th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, "what came first the chicken or the egg?"According to a team, comprising researchers from the ... Read more...

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