Environment

UAE researcher helps discover new ant species

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 19:46

Abu Dhabi, May 13 (IANS/WAM) A UAE researcher has contributed to the discovery of a new species of ant, according to a paper published in the Journal of Natural History.

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Mercury rises in Himachal but rain in store

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:12

Shimla, May 13 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw the mercury rising on Friday, but the Met office forecast rains and thundershowers soon.

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Congress skips 3-year rule celebrations in Karnataka

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 16:12

Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) In the wake of severe drought and various controversies, the ruling Congress in Karnataka has decided not to celebrate completion of its three-year rule in the state on Friday.

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Once called 'bicycle kingdom', Beijing space for pedallers shrinking (Trend Feature)

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:18

Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Every morning, Gao Ru Lung zigzags on his bicycle between the crawling cars in the maddening traffic of Beijing. After wading through a sea of cars, the 46-year old professor of philosophy reaches the lane for cyclists, only to be honked at by the vehicles that spill on to the reserved lane.

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Partly cloudy Friday morning in Delhi

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:44

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Friday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.

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Gwalior, Allahabad more polluted now than Delhi

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 21:14

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Delhi is no more the world's most polluted city. Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur have overtaken Delhi in the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report released on Thursday.

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Clean-up drive undertaken in Ghaziabad

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 18:08

Ghaziabad, May 12 (IANS) A drive to clean up Ghaziabad was taken up on Thursday, which was inaugurated by Municipal Corporation Mayor Ashu Verma at the Ambedkar Park here.

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Gut microbiomes may run in families

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:28

New York, May 12 (IANS) Some microbes in our gut may be heritable as researchers have found that parts of our microbiomes are inherited and shaped -- not through a spread of microbes from parent to child, but through our genes.

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Persistent childhood asthma can trigger lung disease

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:42

New York, May 12 (IANS) Children who recurrently suffer from asthmatic attacks such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath are likely to fall prey to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, new research says.

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5.8 quake jolts Taiwan

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:50

Taipei, May 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Taiwan on Thursday.

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