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Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, ... Read more...

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Scientist decodes centuries old cryptogram


October 26th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) This manuscript has all the ingredients of a thriller -- a handwritten message in arcane symbols and Roman letters spread over 105 yellowing pages, hidden in ... Read more...

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Indian river turned into ‘hotspot for dumped drugs’


February 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An Indian river has turned into a dumping ground for drugs from a waste-water treatment plant in Patancheru, near Hyderabad.The continual discharge of antibiotic-contaminated water has created a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny insect brains capable of giant feats


June 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Insects may have tiny brains the size of a pinhead, but latest research shows just how clever they really are. For the first time, researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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11th century rune stones say more than what was written on them


May 28th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): While literacy wasn't crucial for accessing rune carvings in the 11th century, people who were well-read could glean much more information from a rune stone than merely what ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors may lead to new species


February 19th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), has determined that the evolutionary game of rock-paper-scissors in some animals might lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poor mental functioning may up stroke risk


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Memory failing? Well, you may be at higher risk for stroke, concludes a new study.Published in the February 2, 2010, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paper-based batteries made from algae to power electronics in future


November 29th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 29 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists are working towards developing paper-based batteries made from algae to power electronics in the future.According to a report in Live Science, scientists worldwide are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, disposable batteries made from salt and paper


October 19th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): A piece of wet, salty paper can make a battery that could actually hold up to one volt of electricity, say researchers.Swedish scientists hope that the new disposable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 28th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked the carbon cycling processes of inland ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Green algae serve as effective coating substrate in eco-friendly batteries


September 11th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A group of researchers at the Angstrom Laboratory at Uppsala University in Sweden have discovered that the distinctive cellulose nanostructure of the green Cladophora algae can serve as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a new report, scientists have determined that climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters.Scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Online newspaper archives can help trace changes in language usage


June 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Experts at Uppsala University in Sweden have shown that changes in language usage-which may make it possible to attain an entirely new degree of precision in dating-can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Process separate from natural selection also drives human evolution


January 27th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new research, led by a group at Uppsala University in Sweden, has suggested that apart from natural selection, a separate neutral (nonadaptive) process has also made ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What underlies bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals


January 16th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden say that the prime reason behind the bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals like pigs and dogs, as compared ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oldest shark braincase shakes up assumptions about vertebrate evolution


January 15th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has said that the earliest known braincase of a shark-like fish has shown that some assumptions about the early evolution of vertebrates are ... Read more...

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Gene behind placebo effect identified


December 4th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene behind increased vulnerability to the placebo effect the mysterious capacity which enables some people to benefit from sham treatments.The finding could be ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fish choosy about leaders


November 14th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A fish species is quite particular about the kind of leader its members choose, a new study has found."Stickleback fish preferred to follow larger over smaller leaders," said ... Read more...

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Dogs being studied to identify human disease genes


October 17th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 17 (ANI): Scientists are now recruiting dogs as research models to study genetic mutations that led to diseases in humans. "Dogs get very similar diseases to humans," said Kerstin ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Transparency in politics may actually heighten corruption


October 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): Transparency in politics can increase corruption rather than decrease it, according to a new study. Viviana Stechina, an expert from Uppsala University in Sweden, studied why corruption ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fish had fingers before acquiring fins


September 22nd, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): The analysis of a newly discovered fossil skeleton has revealed that before it acquired fins, an ancient fish sported something like fingers that were the precursors to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Heres why white horses are white


July 20th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): They say white horses are a mythical image of purity and sanctity. Now, a group of scientists have come up with a scientific answer for the white ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist develops potential hydrogen storage material


June 17th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin has led an international research team to demonstrate an atomistic mechanism of hydrogen release in magnesium nanoparticles a potential hydrogen storage material.The ... Read more...

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