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Coldest Decade of Millennium 1430s Saw Famine, Disease and More

While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, Chantal Camenisch noticed something odd. “I realised that there was something extraordinary going on regarding the climate during the 1430s,” says the historian from the University of Bern in Switzerland. Compared with other decades of the ...

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Google Offers Matching Donations to Help Refugees as UNHCR Struggles to Keep Alive 80000 Others

Amid mounting pressure on governments unable to support migrants forced upon them due to refugee deaths and dead infants washed ashore, Google has given a momentum to raise donations to help refugees and migrants. Last week, Google announced 1 Million Eurosas donation to frontline organizations working on refugee problems in Europe, especially the Syrian migrants. Now the tech giant has ...

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Without Humans, How the World Would Have Been?

Without humans, the whole world would have looked like Serengeti, says a new study that projected a scenario of the natural worldwide diversity patterns of mammals in the absence of past and present humans. Since the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa, which reflects past human activities – and not climatic or other environmental constraints, the new ...

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India Foils UK Company’s Bid to Patent Turmeric, Pine Bark & Tea for Treating Hair Loss

India once again thwarted a UK firm’s bid to patent its traditional Ayurvedic knowledge. Europe’s Leading Dermaceutical Laboratory-Pangaea Laboratories Limited tried to take patent on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, located the patent application filed at European ...

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Oppo to Open Manufacturing Unit in India by August 2015 but Where?

Chinese handset maker Oppo is planning to establish a manufacturing unit in India by August this year, it announced on Wednesday, without mentioning the location. Going by industry expectations, the manufacturing unit may come up somewhere in Tamil Nadu, most probably bordering the tech capital Bangalore, experts said but the company is yet to confirm the place. “India is the ...

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China Takes Note of India’s Mangalyaan, Ranks it as 6th ‘Leading Space Power’

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan has made the world sit up and take congnisance of other space majors and China too has taken note of the accomplishment by mentioning it in its annual report released recently. The report by the Beijing Institute of Space Science and Technology said the US, Europe, Russia, China, Japan and India are the leading powers ...

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Blackberry Buyout: Microsoft, Xiaomi and Others Consider Possible Acquisition

  Blackberry is once again in the news for possible acquisition. The Canada-based telecommunication had showed profitability from December 2014 to February 2015 following its recent corporate restructuring. The DigiTimes reported that Microsoft, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and other Chinese handset vendors are being named as possible investors. The Chinese companies are planning to expand their business in the US and ...

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