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First-ever cast of Hobbit to be unveiled on April 21


March 24th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A cast of a Hobbit skeleton will be publicly displayed for the first time ever at Stony Brook Universitys 7th Human Evolution Symposium on April 21, thanks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3,500 yr old perfume of Egyptian pharaoh to be re-created


March 16th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): Scientists are aiming to re-create the perfume of Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut, using residues from a 3,500 year old vessel.Pharaoh Hatshepsut was a power-conscious woman who assumed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prehistoric Leatherback turtles threatened with extinction


March 14th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): In a new study, it has been determined that the prehistoric leatherback turtles, who survived even the extinction of dinosaurs, are now threatened with extinction themselves, all ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Huge CO2 releases may have amplified global warming at end of last ice age


March 13th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that natural releases of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean due to shifting wind patterns could have amplified global warming at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Your looks can affect your chances of getting a loan


March 13th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): Your looks may play a significant role in getting your loans sanctioned, if U.S. researchers are to be believed. Jefferson Duarte at Rice Universitys Jones Graduate School ... Read more...

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Chelsy Davy trying to win back Prince Harry with pub crawl


March 1st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): It seems that Chelsy Davy is trying to win back Prince Harry.The 23-year-old Zimbabwean student is said to be upset with reports that the prince had been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

”Obesity gene” involved in weight gain response to high-fat diet identified


February 25th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A team of scientists, including an Indian-origin boffin, has identified a specific gene that plays a key role in the weight-gain response to a high-fat diet.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ex-UK Home Secretary Blunkett to issue warnings about Big Brother Britain


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.23 (ANI): Former British Home Secretary David Blunkett, who introduced the idea of identity cards, will issue a stark warning to the Government that it is in danger of abusing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists come up with novel way to freeze water into a solid


February 21st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers has suggested a novel way to freeze water into a solid, not by cooling but by confining it to narrow ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex switching key to coral survival during global warming


February 20th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): It has been found in a new research that Japanese sea corals engage in sex switching, which may be the key to the survival of the fragile ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Idea of infinity stretched back to third century B.C.


February 18th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new analysis of a medieval manuscript has pushed back the first mathematical use of the concept of actual infinity by some 2,000 years, all the way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facial expressions could help identify mental illness before it starts


February 5th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Recognising facial expression may one day help in early diagnosis of mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, according to a Tel Aviv researcher.Prof. Talma Hendler of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kebab seller rows with Oxford University college over food smell


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.3 (ANI): A kebab seller and Oxford Universitys Christchurch College are embroiled in a row over smells emanating from his van that distract students. Saeid Keshmiri''s business has been moved ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Road lines seem shorter because you are driving faster than you think


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 3 (ANI): A study in the United States has revealed that drivers grossly underestimate the length of the dashed lines painted down the middle of a road to separate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High-tech facial reconstruction reveals face of 2,000 yr old Egyptian aristocrat


January 30th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 30 (ANI): Using an advanced method of facial reconstruction, a team of researchers at the Otago University in New Zealand, has revealed the face of an Egyptian aristocrat, dating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Organizational factors led to time delays in evacuation during 9/11 tragedy


January 27th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A study has identified organizational factors that led to time delays in evacuation during the World Trade Center (WTC) Towers tragedy on September 11, 2001.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Site older than Moenjodaro found in Pakistan


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 23 (ANI): An archaeological site, about 5,500 years old, has been found in a district in Pakistan, which has been claimed by experts as being older than the ruins ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smart lighting may replace common light bulb in coming years


January 14th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): The common light bulb may become history in coming years, thanks to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York who have significantly improved the lighting performance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Corporate Australias push to export IT jobs to India in disarray after Satyam fraud


January 9th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): Corporate Australias push to export IT jobs to India is in disarray following a 1.84 billion dollars fraud involving one of the worlds key outsourcing companies.Telstra, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Comet smashes triggered dry fog that caused famine 1,500 years ago


January 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has found evidence that multiple comet impacts around 1,500 years ago triggered a dry fog that plunged half the world into famine.Historical records ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Broccoli can dramatically cut breast cancer risk


January 2nd, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Eating broccoli can significantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers.The leafy vegetable along with other cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, cauliflower and cabbage, contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook-ing enhances kids social, technical skills


December 28th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Stop worrying about the time your kid spends on chatting and Facebook-ing, for a new study has revealed that children are picking up basic social and technical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chink in the armour of viral ”tummy bug” identified


December 24th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have taken a major step towards the treatment for the dreaded ''viral tummy bug'' or rotavirus after finding a chink in the armour of these rotaviruses.Rotaviruses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: a bionic sex chip to turn you on!


December 21st, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Viagra may soon be history, for scientists at Oxford University are working on an electronic sex chip that can stimulate pleasure centers in the brain.While the current ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toothbrushing can reduce hospital-borne pneumonia risk


December 12th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Patients who rely on a mechanical ventilator can reduce their risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) by brushing their teeth three times a day.Hospital-borne infections are a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enzyme behind slow memory process in aging brains unveiled


December 11th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): University of Florida researchers may have moved a step closer to developing effective treatments for age-related memory loss, as they have found out why some brain cells ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Now, software that can spot next great music superstar


December 9th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec9 (ANI): Want to know whether youll make it big like Madonna, Britney Spears or King of pop Michael Jackson? Well, researchers from Tel Aviv Universitys School of Electrical Engineering ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hormone injection may prevent onset of post-traumatic stress disorder


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): An effective medical treatment to prevent the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be just around the corner, thanks to an internationally recognised Tel Aviv University ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Polymer solar cells with higher efficiency levels created


November 27th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Solar cells that can be hanged like posters on a wall may soon be available in local hardware stores, thanks to researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Globe-warming CO2 already in danger zone


November 19th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A revised theory by a group of 10 prominent scientists has suggested that the level of globe-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air has already reached the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Link between nicotine addiction and autism found


November 18th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at Ohio State Universitys College of Medicine have found a connection between two proteins in the brain that has links to both nicotine addiction and autism. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Damage caused during heart attacks more severe than previously thought


November 12th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers from Michigan State University have revealed that damage caused during cardiac arrest can be more severe than previously thought.They found that cholesterol crystals released in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Laser welding can seal and heal wounds faster than suturing


November 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers in Israel claim to have perfected a technique called laser welding, in which carbon dioxide lasers are used to seal and heal wounds. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pylons, high-voltage cables double dementia-related death risk


November 11th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): People who live close to pylons and high-voltage cables double their risk of dying from Alzheimers disease and senile dementia, a shocking new study has claimed.According to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Novel beauty machine can change plain Janes into drop-dead stunners


November 7th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have built a beauty machine that can turn a picture of an ordinary face into that of a cover model, just with the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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