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Climate change linked to Indus civilization decline 4,100 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 14:27

A new study has suggested that climate change may have contributed to the decline of a city-dwelling civilization in Pakistan and India 4,100 years ago.

11,000 years ago, a dog transferred cancer that haunts canines

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:09

The world`s oldest surviving cancer has been traced to an ancient dog who mated and transferred the cancerous cells to another dog before dying 11,000-year ago.

Skin colour variation in Indians linked to genetic diversity

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 13:21

An international team of scientists took skin colour measurements from local residents in India to quantify the range and extent of variation in skin pigmentation phenotype and found that one of the important pigmentation genes, SLC24A5, plays a key role in skin pigmentation variation among South Asians.

How plants tell time of day

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 12:14

Researchers studying how plants are able to set and maintain this internal clock have found that they use sugars to tell the time of day.

Stephen Hawking reveals trials, triumphs in new documentary film

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:37

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain.

Cat allergies may soon be consigned to history

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 20:03

Scientists have identified how allergic reactions to cats are triggered, and as a result have raised hopes of developing a preventive medicine.

Arctic methane leakage an `economic time bomb`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 09:16

Massive leakage of methane from thawing shoreline in the Arctic would devastate the world`s climate and economy, a trio of scientists warned on Wednesday.

Earth`s most powerful telescope strengthens Big Bang theory

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 10:37

Scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered that the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts, eliminating a significant discrepancy that troubled physicists for two decades.

Cambridge choir to sing with Mumbai slum children

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 09:19

For the first time, a choir from the University of Cambridge - the Jesus College Choir - will perform for and work with slum children in Mumbai as part of a project with the charity Songbound, which aims to change the lives of deprived children through music.

Facebook `Likes` could expose users` personal info: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 10:18

Accurate estimates of Facebook users` race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views can be inferred from automated analysis of only their `Likes` on the social networking site, a research has revealed.

`Owl wings hold clue to quieter aircraft`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 19:50

The ability of owls to fly silently in search of prey could lead to development of quieter passenger aircraft, Cambridge researchers say.

Faulty model behind US underestimating carbon costs

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 14:49

A faulty analytical model is behind the US government`s underestimating the costs of carbon pollution, says an economic expert.