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It’s once in a blue moon


August 31st, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) There's something everyone does once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday was the day to do what you do occasionally.Thousands ... Read more...

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Once in a blue moon, this Friday


August 30th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There's something everyone does every once in a blue moon. If you take that idiom literally, Friday is the day to do that thing you ... Read more...

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Crowe struggles to reach sets of ‘Noah’


August 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe says he has to climb mountains in order to reach on the sets of his forthcoming movie, "Noah".The 48-year-old is playing ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings park left covered in volcanic ash


August 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Tongariro, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Tongariro of New Zealand erupted on Monday night after being quiet for more than a century. The mountain which had been exhibiting seismic activity for ... Read more...

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Moon dust could be toxic to humans


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) A layer of thick, ultrafine dust on lunar surface could prove toxic for humans, increasing the risk of various cancers, similar to breathing asbestos and volcanic ... Read more...

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Mexican city distributes masks for volcano ash


May 7th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City has started distributing 483,000 masks to residents who might need protection from the ash being spewed by the Popocatepetl volcano.The Federal District's Public ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese forest found under volcanic ash


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) A forest in north China that was preserved under a layer of volcanic ash deposited nearly 300 million years ago has been found.The fossil forest, located ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Italy preserve Pompeii


December 1st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) The Unesco will advise Italy on how to best protect one of the world's biggest archaeological sites, Pompeii, where a massive volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. ... Read more...

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A film funded by Icelandic volcano


November 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) In April 2010, volcanic ash from the eruption of the hard to pronounce Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, threw global airline traffic and business into disarray, causing billions ... Read more...

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Buenos Aires airports reopen as volcanic ash clears


October 18th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (IANS) Regular operations have gradually resumed at two airports in this capital of Argentina, where most flights had been cancelled due to ash cloud generated from ... Read more...

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Clay locks carbon, promotes soil health


September 15th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) A low-cost and out-of-the-box solution that involves adding clay rich compost helps lock up carbon and promotes soil fertility."Traditional ways to lower carbon emission... include spreading ... Read more...

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Two fresh eruptions at Indonesia’s Mount Lokon


July 19th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
MANADO, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, on Monday erupted twice, as thousands of residents have been forced to ... Read more...

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Australia suspends flights due to Chile volcanic ash


June 12th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of travelers have been left stranded in Australia after airlines cancelled flights to Melbourne, Tasmania and New Zealand due to volcanic ash spreading from an ... Read more...

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Australian flights cancelled due to Chile volcanic ash


June 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Thousands of travellers were left stranded in Australia after many domestic and international flights were cancelled Sunday due to volcanic ash from Chile making its way ... Read more...

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India-Europe flights unaffected as of now (Lead)


May 25th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Indian air carriers Wednesday reported no cancellation of flights to Europe where volcanic ash from Iceland has grounded about 500 flights in Britain alone and ... Read more...

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Volcano ash shuts down airports in Germany (Lead)


May 25th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Ash from an Icelandic volcano has forced the closure of major airports across northern Germany, BBC reported Wednesday. Traffic was returning to normal in other parts ... Read more...

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India-Europe flights unaffected as of now


May 25th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Indian air carriers Wednesday reported no cancellation of flights to Europe, despite volcanic ash from Iceland grounding about 500 flights in Britain alone and covering ... Read more...

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Polish airspace safe despite Iceland volcano eruption


May 24th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 24 (IANS) The eruption of Iceland's most active volcano has not threatened air traffic safety in the Polish airspace, an official said.Air traffic over Poland was normal and ... Read more...

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Soon, jet engines to have volcano-proof coatings!


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has discovered that a new class of ceramic coatings could offer jet engines special protection against volcanic ash damage in ... Read more...

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Deep-sea volcanoes not only produce lava flows, but they also explode!


March 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Researchers at McGill University have discovered high concentrations of CO2 at mid-ocean ridges, confirming the explosive nature of certain volcanic eruptions.By using an ion microprobe, Christoph Helo, student ... Read more...

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250-mn-yrs old population of trilobites fossilized during orgy discovered


March 17th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an entire population of trilobites fossilized during orgy. These ancient arthropods - relatives of lobsters, spiders and insects - went extinct more than 250 million ... Read more...

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Volcano erupts in the Philippines


February 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 21 (IANS) A volcano erupted Monday in central Philippines with ash reaching as high as two km, authorities said.The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) said a deafening noise ... Read more...

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Plea for UNESCO to save Indonesian temples


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 23 (ANI): UNESCO has been asked to urgently help save ancient Hindu temples, which are reportedly threatened by volcanic ash flows from Mount Merapi on an Indonesian island.Hindu statesman ... Read more...

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Second Pompeii structure collapses


December 1st, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Just weeks after a similar disaster, another structure has collapsed in Pompeii and has raised new fears about the fate of the ancient Roman town.A 25-foot-long garden wall ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Merapi death toll reaches 206


November 12th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 206 after two weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Friday.The National Disaster Management Agency confirmed the number of deaths ... Read more...

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Mismanagement caused Pompeii disaster: Italian minister


November 11th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 11 (IANS/AKI) The collapse of an important building at Pompeii is a sign of mismanagement, not underfunding, according to Italian culture minister Sandro Bondi who addressed Parliament in Rome Wednesday ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Merapi death toll rises to 191, international flights again cancelled


November 10th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by BNO News
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll in Indonesia's Mount Merapi eruptions risen to 191 on Wednesday as international airlines again cancel and postpone routes to and from the region.Disaster management ... Read more...

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Most of Pompeii site at risk of collapse


November 10th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Naples (Italy), Nov 10 (IANS/AKI) Almost three-quarters of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was "at risk" of collapse and 40 percent of its buildings in need of highly urgent restoration work, ... Read more...

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U.S. President Obama to visit Indonesia despite volcano threat


November 8th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is due to arrive on Tuesday for a 24-hour visit to Indonesia as part of a 10-day Asian tour, despite concerns resulting from the ... Read more...

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Italy’s ancient gladiator training centre collapses


November 7th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) An ancient building, which was used by Roman gladiators as their training centre, has collapsed, officials said.The building in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii collapsed Saturday morning, ... Read more...

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Pompeii’s mystery horse is actually a donkey


November 4th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Pompeii, Nov 04 (ANI): The strange breed of 'horse' that was discovered in 2004, at Pompeii, was actually a donkey, Cambridge University researchers have found.In 2004 when academics unearthed skeletons found at ... Read more...

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Our ancestors were pioneers of colonisation


October 5th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) Archaeological investigation of campsites up to 50,000 years old in Papua New Guinea gives a glimpse of how highly adaptable humans at the forefront of global colonisation were. ... Read more...

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European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Disastrous volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals and indirectly affected farther-flung populations, revealed a study.Modern humans, though, squeaked by, thanks to ... Read more...

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Indonesian volcano erupts again


September 7th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 7 (DPA) Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted again early Tuesday, belching thick black smoke up to 5,000 metres into the air and spewing volcanic ash over a wide area, officials ... Read more...

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Kate Hudson reaches out-of-court settlement with hair care line


September 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 6 (ANI): Kate Hudson has had an out-of-court settlement over a lawsuit in which she was accused of stealing the idea for a line of haircare products.The suit alleged ... Read more...

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