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Larger brain size not governed by shrinking gut


November 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It was believed that early humans were able to redirect energy to their brains due to a reduced digestive tract. But primatologists have disproved this, showing ... Read more...

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Gastric bug H. pylori protects against asthma


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A gut bug, H. pylori, which infects half the global population and causes gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer, has been found to protect ... Read more...

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Succulent plants emerged after Earth cooled, dried up


May 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A team of biologists have determined that cacti, succulent plants and tropical grasses emerged as the Earth cooled, increased in aridity, and had lower atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels.Brown University ... Read more...

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Striped mice more cautious of ‘nasty neighbour’ than mate’s defence


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The four-striped grass mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio) is certainly not fond of his neighbours during the breading season. Breeding males are much more concerned about repelling their neighbours than ... Read more...

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Scientists use airport body scanners to scan mummies


June 19th, 2010 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) An international team of scientists are trying out a new technique of using airport body scanners to conduct tests on ancient mummies. The chemically preserved bodies are usually investigated ... Read more...

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World’s birds shrinking due to global warming


March 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study by scientists has shown that many birds in the world, particularly in North America, are shrinking, in response to warmer temperatures.In biology, there is ... Read more...

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Robots designed using human anatomy may soon move like we do


August 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 25 (ANI): A group of researchers from five European countries are designing a robot using human anatomy as a blueprint.The Eccerobot project has been designed to duplicate the way ... Read more...

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Male sea-horses prefer bigger females


July 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Male sea-horses prefer bigger females for sex and for bigger offspring, a recent study has revealed. This finding is consistent with predictions on the importance of female body ... Read more...

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Glaciers around the globe continue to melt at high rates


January 30th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, glaciers around the globe continue to melt at high rates, all due to global warming.Tentative figures for the year 2007, of ... Read more...

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Milky Ways new dwarfs steal the limelight from home-grown galaxies


October 13th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists have solved the puzzle as to why so few dwarf galaxies have been spotted near the Milky Way, attributing the reason to the fact that home-grown ... Read more...

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Astronomers catch massive galaxies in the act of merging 4 billion yrs ago


August 27th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, August 27 (ANI): Using ground and space-based telescopes, astronomers have caught multiple massive galaxies in the act of merging about 4 billion years ago, a discovery that supports the favoured ... Read more...

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Being an early riser or night owl is all in your genes


January 29th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): If you are an early bird or struggle to get out of the bed in the morning, then you should blame your genes for the habit.A new study, ... Read more...

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Allergy medications may make a subsequent allergic attack even stronger


January 12th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
London, January 12 (ANI): Allergy medications may indeed make a subsequent allergic attack even stronger, according to a study.Pal Johansen at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, conducted a study on mice ... Read more...

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