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Carbon Sheds New Light on Origin of Life

New findings may lead to key to the origin of life as it revealed long unknown details about carbon, deep beneath the Earth’s surface by suggesting ways that the carbon might have influenced the history of life on the planet. “It is a very exciting possibility that deep fluids beneath the Earth’s surface might transport building blocks for life into ...

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Second ‘Great Wall’ of China Can Cause Ecological Disasters

China’s second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country’s mainland coastline, may be a foundation for economic growth but it can also result in ecological disasters that can extend beyond China, says a study. One of the study authors Jianguo “Jack” Liu from Michigan State University said, “These coastal areas are a perfect example of ...

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NASA’s LiDAR Technology Discovers Gold Mines in Spain

Archaeologists discovered a vast gold mining network with the help of a laser system called the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology that is attached to an aircraft. The mining network has been created by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago in Spain. The researchers have also unearthed the complex hydraulics system used by the Romans in the first ...

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Upcoming! Health ATMs with Public-Private Partnership

Health ATMs with a stock of drugs and medical essentials are no more a dream now but would turn into a reality as some of the state governments are considering about setting up similar kiosks through the public-private partnership mode, in the rural areas of the country. The Wish India Foundation, an NGO working in innovations in health, gets prepared ...

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Inaugural Movie Title in Indian Panorama Allegedly ‘Hurt Religious Sentiments’

A controversy has erupted based on the inaugural movie title in the Indian Panorama, claiming it hurt the religious sentiments, after the 45th prestigious film award ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) seemed to be to its fullest at the inaugural ceremony with the presence of two amazing actors from the Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth. ...

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India Poised to Have 100 Million Online Shoppers by 2016: Google Survey

India will have 100 million online shoppers chasing the country’s $15 billion e-retail market by 2016, said a study by Google. Compiled by Forrester Consulting and Google search trends, it said India is projected to have 35 million online shoppers in 2014, compared to 8 million in 2012. The research was based on interviewing 6,859 respondents covering online buyers and ...

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Gunman Enters Florida Varsity Library, Kills 3, Shot Dead

A gunman wounded at least three people in a shooting in the library of Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee before police shot him dead, authorities said Thursday. Mary Coburn, vice-president of student affairs at the university, told reporters that FSU police shot and killed the gunman after he refused to lower his weapon. There was no immediate word on ...

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Former Goa CM Demands Ban on Entry for Ebola Patients in State

After, India has reported its first Ebola case when a 26-year-old man travelling from Liberia arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport at New Delhi on Tuesday, Congressman and former Goa chief minister Ravi Naik demanded Ebola patients should not be allowed to enter Goa and those who succumb to the disease should not be buried in the state. While ...

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NASA Joins InnoCentive, Seeks Ideas from Public to Reduce Radiation Exposure

The American space agency, NASA, is looking to the public for innovative ways to help mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions, a critical issue scientists and engineers must solve before astronauts travel to Mars. According to a statement, one of the major human health issues faced by future space travellers venturing beyond low-Earth orbit is the hazardous effects of ...

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Sterilisation Death: Brinda Karat Blames WHO

A week after 13 women died in the sterilisation tragedy in Chhattisgarh, CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday alleged that the World Health Organisation (WHO) was equally responsible for the botched up sterilisations in the state since the government programme was being funded by the organisation. "Sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh was being funded by the WHO and it needs to ...

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From Bhutan to Brazil, they come to learn English in India

From Indian bureaucrats to executives from as many as 87 countries around the world, when it comes to gaining proficiency in English, it is not England they go to but India. Indian defence personnel to Indian Foreign Service (IFS) probationers, corporate executives and government officials from non-English speaking countries, they all look to English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to ...

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Exploitation of Internet by Terrorists, India Calls for Action

India has called for changes to the management of the internet infrastructure to prevent terrorists from exploiting it by pointing fingers to the use of internet technologies during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. While speaking to the UN Security Council on Wednesday during a marathon session on international cooperation to combat terrorism, India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji drew attention ...

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Public, Private Sectors in India to Make Satellites, Rockets for 5 Years

The Indian industry which is comprised of private and public sectors will be given permission to make communication satellites as well as to build rockets over the next five years, said a top space agency official on Wednesday. "We want the private sector and the public sector (state-run enterprises) to bring out launch vehicles (rockets) and operational communication satellites along ...

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Stem Cells to Enhance Cardiac Repair, Reverse Injury

Delivering stem cells directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study. “Our discoveries offer insight into the power of stem cells to regenerate damaged muscle after a heart attack,” said lead study author Kenneth Fish from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. However, in the study, researchers ...

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Brazilian Research Centre May Develop Anti-Ebola Serum with US

Butanta Institute, a Brazilian research centre, is in discussion to develop a serum to combat the deadly Ebola virus with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Institute is an entity linked to the Sao Paulo state government that plans to develop the serum with the help of the NIH. The details of the proposed accord between the two ...

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WHO too responsible for sterilization deaths: Brinda Karat

Moving beyond the confines of doctors, government behind it, CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday went on to criticize the World Health Organisation (WHO) that funded the program for the botched up sterilizations in Chhattisgarh, conducted by the state government. "Sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh was being funded by the WHO and it needs to be questioned where the money was ...

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Journey from Engineer Rampal to Godman, Takes New Turn to Court Now

After the high drama for days, controversial sect leader Rampal, who was known as the self-styled Godman, was arrested on Wednesday evening from his Satlok Ashram at Barwala in Haryana. Claiming himself a successor of Kabir (who is considered to be Supreme God), Rampal had questioned the belief of the Hindu trinity and held that people have been misled into ...

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