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Fossils of Insect that lived 126 years ago found

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:13

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An international team of researchers declared they have found the fossils of an insect that lived more than 126 years ago and its ancient form imitated nearby plants. The species has been scientifically named as Cretophasmomima melanogramma.

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Scientists Discover Fossil of AnzuWyliei Species of Dinosaur

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:10

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Scientists have unearthed three specimens of fossil of 11-feet-long and 500 pound freakish, birdlike feathered oviraptorosaurs dinosaur in the Hell Creek rock formation in North and South Dakota. Scientifically the dinosaur is termed as Anzuwyliei, but scientists have dubbed the dinosaur as 'The chicken from hell'.

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Earth Narrowly Missed Destructive Solar Storm in 2012

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 09:46

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A new research has revealed how the planet earth narrowly missed a giant solar storm in 2012. Electrical grids and satellites would have definitely suffered the consequences of the hit from a solar storm if it was catapulted by the sun. It was on July 23, 2012, when a rapid succession of coronal mass injection took place from the sun.

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Tag Device to check Freshness of Food, without Opening Container

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:43

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Scientists have developed new color-coded tab to enable consumers to figure out if the food is spoiled, without having the need of opening the container. There are uncertainties over expiration dates and also there is confusion if food is safe to eat after the printed date. As a result, large quantities of food are wasted many times.

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Chronic Sleep Disturbance is an Environmental Risk Factor for Alzheimer's disease: Study

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:28

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People facing chronic sleep disturbance could face an early onset of dementia and Alzheimer's, says a novel study. Chronic sleep disturbance can be caused due to different reasons like work stress, insomnia and other conditions.

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Fireball over Maritime was Actually Meteor, Confirm Researchers

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:18

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A new report by scientist has confirmed that the fireball which shot the sky over Maritimes and parts of Quebec was actually a meteor. Researchers captured images of an extra-bright meteor in the sky near the Masstown Market with the help of Nova Scotia Webcams at around 5 o'clock in morning on March 18.

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Climate Change to Soon Threaten Agriculture: Study

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:43

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A new study has come up with implications for how farming will begin to suffer 15 years from now because of climate change. The study - based on climate models and research on crop productivity - showed farmers will struggle to maintain corn, wheat and rice yields in 2030 because of adverse effects of climate change.

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Screening Catches 95% of Colorectal Cancers, Say Researchers

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:39

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A new research has come up with findings that regular screening can help prevent risks of colorectal cancer. According to statistical figures by the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 137,000 new cases of colorectal cancer and 50,000 deaths have been reported in 2014, which is less when compared with results reported 20 years back.

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Consumer confidence in US witnesses an unexpected drop

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:53

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A survey result published Friday revealed that consumer confidence in the United States witnessed an unexpected fall in the month of March, fuelled by a long and bitter winter.

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High BP can Greatly Increase Risk of Stroke

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:03

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High blood pressure can increase the risk of stroke, says a new study. The study based on Meta analysis said even a slight increase in blood pressure levels could be sufficient to increase the risk of stroke.

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Emotional Facebook Posts are Contagious: Study

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:54

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A new study by the University of California, San Diego, has concluded that positive posts on Facebook lead to positive posts and negative posts resulted into more negative posts. But positive posts were found to be more contagious.

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Report: Desktop search spending to decline this year as mobile search spending grows

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:21

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According to the latest statistics released by market research firm eMarketer, there will probably be a fall in the amount of money spent by advertisers on desktop search spending in 2014, evidently because an increasing number of people are now using their smartphones to search information.

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Astronomer Presents Earth's Place among ‘Council of Giants’

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:36

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A new research paper presented by the Physics and Astronomy Professor Marshall McCall at the York University gives a detail of bright galaxies present within the distance of 35-million light years from Earth.

The paper talks comprehensively about the galaxies, their types, locations and spin directions, which have not been discussed before.

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126 Million Years Old Skull Remains Help Reveal New Crocodile Species

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:32

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With the help of discovery of 126 million years old skull fragments at the Isle of Wight, a new crocodile species has been discovered by the researchers.

The researchers have named this newly discovered species as "unexpected button-toothed crocodile" or "Koumpiodontosuchus aprosdokiti", which is two feet long in size.

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Grass Carp Extends to 45 States

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:28

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Grass carp is getting a lot of attention from state and federal health authorities for overeating plant vegetation. Its habit of overeating has been proving harmful as it leaves lakes and rivers depleted for other aquatic life.

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Elephants can Identify Language, Gender and Age of Humans after Hearing their Voices

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:55

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Elephants react differently to different human voices. Well, this is what a new study has revealed after finding that elephants that were presented with recordings of humans speaking different local languages reacted differently based on the languages spoken, gender and age of the speaker.

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Elderly Diabetics on Insulin Suffering Highest Risk of Low Blood Sugar Levels: Study

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:43

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A new study has found that the scenario for diabetics in the US, who use insulin and wind up in the emergency room with low blood sugar, is more than twice as likely to happen to those over 80 years old as younger ones. Also, elderly patients are at five times more risk to seek admission in hospital compared to younger patients because of the low-blood-sugar episode.

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Male and Female brain not wired differently

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:21

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A number of claims have been made regarding the difference between male and female brains. To show the difference between men and women, commonly people say that 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus'.

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Robots to Walk Streets within 10 Years

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:29

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Oxford University researchers have revealed that robots will be walking on streets within 10 years. Advancement in robotic technology will help elderly people find companions to perform common tasks in their daily lives. 

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Researchers found Samples of CFCs and HCFC Gases in Atmosphere

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:01

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Four new ozone-depleting man-made gases including three types of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbon) and one HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) have been discovered by researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA). In 1987, the U. N.'s Montreal Protocol ban was launched after detection of a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica.

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