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Experts find new evidence supporting John the Baptist bones theory


June 15th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sveti Ivan Island, June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeology experts have found new evidence that the remains discovered in the ruins of a Bulgaria 5th century monastery belong to St John the Baptist. ... Read more...

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‘Cool blue’ can repel heat in buildings


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) A new pigment, known as 'cool blue,' could repel heat in buildings and cut energy costs, a boon in warmer climes, says a study.Oregon State ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dinosaur-like sea reptile suffered from arthritis too


May 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Scientists found signs of a degenerative condition similar to human arthritis in the jaw of a pliosaur, a dinosaur-like ancient sea reptile that lived 150 million ... Read more...

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Programme converts sign language into text


March 12th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Researchers are designing a software programme which instantly translates sign language into type which can be read on a computer screen.The new technology could be available ... Read more...

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Arthritis invites higher risk of heart attacks


March 9th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Arthritis sufferers have 40 percent higher risk of developing erratic heartbeat which can trigger heart attacks and death, warn researchers.The researchers believe the inflammation of joints ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Teardrop protein has jaws to chew up harmful bacteria


January 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Lysozymes, antiseptic proteins in our teardrops, have jaws that latch on and chomp through rows of cell walls of harmful bugs like someone hungrily devouring an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Roll-out flat-screen TV on the way


December 12th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Scientists are creating flat screen TVs that can be rolled up and safely tucked away in your pockets, thanks to QD or quantum dot technology. Developed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shining bright light into ear banishes winter blues


November 10th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) The days are turning shorter and darker and the nights longer as the winter looms, bringing on the dreaded blues, a major symptom of Seasonal Affective ... Read more...

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New blood test to diagnose heart attacks


September 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A possible new blood test based on the presence of a protein released after a heart attack, could help diagnose an attack, new research suggests.Loyola ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Laughter best medicine for pain relief


September 14th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Having a good laugh not only makes you feel better but also helps you deal with pain. A polite titter may please others, but it does ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Green way to clean computers


September 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have come up with ?green? solutions to remove digital waste from computers.For instance, old or rarely used files deplete precious storage space, bog down a ... Read more...

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Frankincense could be an answer to treating painful joints


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense. Cardiff University scientists have been examining the potential benefits of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Flame retardants in blood of pet dogs at higher level than in humans


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that chemical flame-retardants in the blood of pet dogs are at a higher level than in humans.Indiana University scientists found the concentrations to be five ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chronic inhalation of polluted air ‘can lead to inflammation, heart risk’


April 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A study led by an Indian origin scientist, has suggested that chronic inhalation of polluted air triggers the release of white blood cells that leads to inflammation and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify molecules that help propel cancer metastasis


April 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a novel mechanism that can fight cancer spread by controlling the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels.Harnessing this mechanism may help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Attentive males can pick up sexual cues better


April 6th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Males who spend time getting to know females tend to pick up sexual signals better than their less attentive counterparts."Many primates, including humans, receive signals from ... Read more...

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Killer spiders prey on insects that use vibration to woo mates


March 30th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Insects wanting to attract a mate are at risk of being eaten alive by killer spiders, according to a new study.Cardiff University scientists have discovered that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, people make playlists not by genres but as per different moods


March 15th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15 (ANI): Scottish University scientists have discovered a growing trend for music fans to create unusual track lists on their mp3 players.Rather than simply ordering their favourite songs by artist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery paves way for anti-obesity pill


March 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research by Harvard University scientists has paved way for a new obesity and diabetes drug.The researchers have found that reducing the function of a transmembrane protein, ... Read more...

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New novel metals - stronger than steel, as mouldable as plastic


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Yale University scientists have developed novel metal alloys that can be moulded into virtually any shape and are stronger than steel.Jan Schroers and his team have shown that ... Read more...

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Yale University scientists build world’s first anti-laser


February 18th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Yale University scientists have developed the world's first anti-laser, in which incoming beams of light interfere with one another in such a way as to perfectly cancel each ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Loss of gene ‘24′ saps will to wake up


February 17th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) In what could also impact humans, the loss of a crucial gene, dubbed "24", disrupts the fruit fly's sleep-wake cycle, sapping their will to awaken.The gene, discovered by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Parasites’ struggle for ‘long-term survival’ makes malaria ‘deadly’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Malaria is particularly deadly because the parasites that carry it battle other infections for survival, Edinburgh University scientists have claimed.They found, when malaria parasites enter the bloodstream, they ... Read more...

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Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, a universal vaccine that kills all strains of flu virus


February 7th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Oxford University scientists have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.The treatment-using a new technique and tested for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, high-tech prosthetic arms that can be controlled with thoughts!


February 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Northwestern University scientists have developed high-tech prosthetic arms that can be controlled using thoughts instead of a motor.After an amputation, the nerves in a stump remain healthy, at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism involved in breast cancer’s spread to bone uncovered


February 4th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered a mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone, which may lead to a new treatment for the disease.Cancer cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Long-sought-after anti-cancer agent synthesized


February 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): For the first time, Yale University scientists have synthesized a chemical compound, leading to the development of a new class of molecules that may target and destroy cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Staph’ bacteria prefer the taste of human blood


December 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered that "Staph" bacteria prefer the taste of human blood."Staph" bacteria feed on blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, drug that can stop post-traumatic stress disorder before it starts


December 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Northwestern University scientists have discovered a novel way to stop post-traumatic stress syndrome in its tracks-by injecting a calming drug into the brain.They found that after a traumatic ... Read more...

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Marriage makes men less ‘antisocial’


December 7th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): The mystery of why married men behave better seems to have been finally unraveled thanks to the Michigan State University scientists.S. Alexandra Burt and colleagues found that less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Glowing trees could double up as streetlights


November 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Scientists are developing ways of making trees glow so they can double up as streetlights. A team of researchers is experimenting with genes to allow bioluminescence, which causes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wi-Fi radiation killing trees


November 24th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Radiation from Wi-Fi networks which enable our burgeoning online communications may be killing off magnificent trees.Trees planted close to a wireless router had bleeding bark and dying ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wi-fi radiation harmful to trees: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Wi-fi networks that enable our burgeoning online communications are a threat to trees, say Dutch scientists.According to the study in Holland, trees planted close to a wireless router ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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