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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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Modern Humans Evolved in 4 Stages Since First Homo Species: Study

Humans have evolved after undergoing at least four major stages of change, said scientists based on plaeontological evidence of fossils from the Sima de los Huesos in Spain’s Sierra de Atapuerca. The fossils dated 430,000 years ago were found in a cave site and the belonged to hominin species, named the Sima de los Huesos hominin. Researchers found that the ...

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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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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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Ubuntu Phone Aquarius E4.5 to go on Sale in Europe Monday

The Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu phone is to go on sale in Europe on Monday, with open-source Ubuntu Operating System, that was promised years ago by the Chinese tech giant. The world’s first Ubuntu phone will be available across Europe from BQ.com Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical says, “The new experience we deliver for users, as well as the opportunities for ...

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Nokia Re-enters Market, Unveils its First Android Tablet N1

Finland-based mobile company Nokia has its first Nokia-branded Android tablet, marking its decision to re-enter the consumer electronics market, at the Slush 2014, a technology and start-ups event held in Finland. The tablet, running on Android 5.0 (Lollipop), using Nokia’s own Z launcher, is called N1 and it has a 6.9 mm thick anodized aluminium unibody with a 7.9-inch screen. ...

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