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Sniffiing led to smarter mammals


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An improved sense of smell jump-started brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals, according to paleontologists. The findings may help explain why mammals evolved ... Read more...

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Renee Zellweger says she never planned to be famous


March 13th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger has revealed that she never planned to become famous.The 'Bridget Jones's Diary' star started her career out small.Among her first roles included appearing ... Read more...

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Study finds ‘no link between dark matter, black holes’


January 21st, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): A new study has found that there is no direct connection between black holes and dark matter.The theory first took root when massive black holes were found at ... Read more...

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Black hole big enough to swallow solar system


January 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) This black hole is large enough to swallow our entire solar system and weighs as much as 6.8 billion suns.The M87 black hole is the largest such phenomenon ... Read more...

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Coppell Mayor Leaves Four Suicide Notes Before Killing Daughter And Shooting Herself


July 16th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters who was found dead by police on Tuesday had apparently left 4 suicide notes before killing her teenage daughter and then shooting ... Read more...

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East Antarctic ice sheet losing mass from last 3 years


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 23 (ANI): An analysis of data from a gravity-measuring satellite mission has determined that the East Antarctic ice sheet has been losing mass for the last three years.According to a ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep may affect brain’s information processing


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that lack of sleep can adversely affect the working of the brain in critical situations.The research team led by Dr W. Todd Maddox, ... Read more...

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US physicists create thinnest superconducting metal


June 9th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (Xinhua) A superconducting metal sheet with just two atoms thick has been developed by physicists at the University of Texas in Austin. The university said in a statement Monday that ... Read more...

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Robert De Niro’s $5m film collection to go on display


April 30th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Hollywood actor Robert De Niro's 5-million dollar film collection is set to go on display at the University of Texas in Austin.The film collection consists of ... Read more...

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Auction to renew Gandhi’s message to world: US collector


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) James Otis, the California collector who plans to sell possessions once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, says he had hoped the auction would encourage a renewed discussion of Gandhi's ... Read more...

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Fatima Bhutto protests US varsitys move to name a Pakistan Studies chair after Taliban creator


January 20th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.20 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhuttos niece Fatima Bhutto, has questioned the University of Texass decision to name a chair of Pakistan Studies after Charlie Wilson, the man ... Read more...

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High sex hormone levels make women unfaithful


January 14th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Ladies who have extra-marital affairs can blame it on their hormones, claims a new study, which found that women with high levels of estrogen not only look ... Read more...

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Exploring the deep sea can benefit biomedical research


November 20th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has highlighted how the exploration of the ocean depths can benefit humankind in the field of biomedical research.Many marine organisms such as sea anemones ... Read more...

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Book on `child bride of Prophet Mohamed shelved


August 9th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.9 (ANI): Publishers Random House have shelved plans to publish a new book about the child bride of the Prophet Mohamed over fears that it might "incite acts of violence" ... Read more...

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Male frogs woo females with a song and a sac beneath their throats


July 12th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Texas have found strong evidence that male frogs woo females with a song and a vocal sac beneath their throats.A robot, which ... Read more...

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Platypuses might have evolved slower than earlier believed


January 22nd, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 22 (ANI): The discovery of 100 million year old fossilized jawbones of a platypus like animal suggests that egg-laying mammals such as the platypus might have evolved more slowly than ... Read more...

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Life could have evolved 500 million years earlier but for UV radiation


December 10th, 2007 - 12:10 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that life could have started in the universe 500 million years earlier than it did, but UV (Ultra Violet) radiation suppressed its formation. Conducted ... Read more...

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