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How bats use a compass to find their way at night
23/7/2014 7:40
How bats use a compass to find their way at nightA European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark - the first mammal known to do so, researchers said Tuesday.
Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy
23/7/2014 7:38
Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxyAstronomers said Tuesday they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected.
Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push
23/7/2014 7:43
An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk.
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Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism pushTwin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push
23/7/2014 7:43
An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk.
 
How bats use a compass to find their way at nightHow bats use a compass to find their way at night
23/7/2014 7:40
A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark - the first mammal known to do so, researchers said Tuesday.
 
Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxyAstronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy
23/7/2014 7:38
Astronomers said Tuesday they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected.
 
Elephants possess 'superior' sense of smell: studyElephants possess 'superior' sense of smell: study
23/7/2014 7:32
Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday.
 
Scientists discover new genes linked to schizophreniaScientists discover new genes linked to schizophrenia
23/7/2014 7:26
The biggest ever study of its kind has discovered more than 100 genes that play some kind of role in the development of schizophrenia, one of the most common psychiatric disorders.
 
3-parent babies could be born in UK by 20153-parent babies could be born in UK by 2015
23/7/2014 7:10
The first baby in Britain with three genetic parents is all set to be born by next year.
 
Beef's environmental costs far outweigh poultry, porkBeef's environmental costs far outweigh poultry, pork
22/7/2014 9:55
Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a study out Monday.
 
New MIT material turns sunlight into steamNew MIT material turns sunlight into steam
22/7/2014 9:43
Researchers at MIT have developed a material that they claim generates steam by soaking up the sun. The design, a porous disc-shaped structure that floats on water, comprises a layer of graphite flakes and underlying carbon foam.
 
China police 'question' OSI employees in meat scandalChina police 'question' OSI employees in meat scandal
22/7/2014 9:43
Chinese police are questioning staff of US food supplier OSI Group for selling expired meat, state media said Tuesday, as a newspaper blasted foreign brands for failing to adopt a "dedicated attitude" towards local consumers.
 
Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27
22/7/2014 9:15
Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes, authorities said Tuesday.
 
Geneticists find 100+ DNA pointers for schizophreniaGeneticists find 100+ DNA pointers for schizophrenia
22/7/2014 7:17
A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said Tuesday.
 
Georgian PM reshuffles cabinet, fires seven ministersGeorgian PM reshuffles cabinet, fires seven ministers
21/7/2014 15:11
Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced an unexpected cabinet reshuffle on Monday that will require all government ministers to face a fresh confidence vote in parliament.
 
Rhinos find new home in UP’s Dudhwa tiger reserveRhinos find new home in UP’s Dudhwa tiger reserve
21/7/2014 8:43
Dudhwa tiger reserve in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district has been made ready to be new home for rhinoceros.
 
60 peacocks found dead in Warangal district60 peacocks found dead in Warangal district
21/7/2014 8:39
Nearly 60 peacocks were found dead in Chitur village of Lingala Ghanapur mandal early on Monday morning. The peacocks died as a result of drinking poisonous water.
 
Forty-five years after Apollo landing, US debates next lunar stepForty-five years after Apollo landing, US debates next lunar step
21/7/2014 8:10
Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.
 






 

 




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