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August 28, 2016
Cyclops beetles hint at answer to chicken-and-egg problem
Bloomington IN (SPX) Aug 26, 2016
Beetles with cyclops eyes have given Indiana University scientists insight into how new traits may evolve through the recruitment of existing genes - even if these genes are already carrying out critical functions. The study, reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, was led by Eduardo Zattara, a postdoctoral researcher in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology. It was published in tandem with another study led by Hannah Busey, an undergraduate student res ... read more

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Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan, officials said. ... more

Flooding in Indian holy city halts cremations
India's holy city of Varanasi has been forced to halt cremations along the banks of the sacred river Ganges as deadly floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country, an official said Tuesday. ... more

Better understanding seismic hazards
The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. With a magnitude of 7.8, it was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal- ... more
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Economy of energy-hungry India may face headwinds
The economy of energy-hungry India is on pace for steady growth that outpaces the global economy, though gains are moderating, Moody's Investors Service said. ... more


Australia to study drift of MH370 debris
Replicas of a large piece of debris from missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be set adrift and tracked by satellite in the hope of helping find the plane's crash site, Australian officials said Wednesday. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue
Coca-Cola has temporarily halted operations at a bottling plant in northern India over alleged environmental violations, an ongoing controversy which has dogged its factories in the country. ... more

Sick throng Indian capital's new, high-tech clinics
For asthma sufferer Mohan Lal, regular visits to the Indian capital's hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues in sweltering corridors that swarm with mosquitoes. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Russia to design super-heavy carrier rocket


New research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles
A team of psychologists, kinesiologists and archaeologists at Indiana University and elsewhere are throwing new light on a longstanding archaeological mystery: the purpose of a large number of spher ... more

India to Provide Cost Incentives to Use Homemade Version of GPS
According to official sources, India's government is exploring several options, including reduced charges for air navigation services. The Indian government may soon announce incentives to air ... more

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh
An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him. ... more
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World's Largest Telescope Unlikely to Find Home in India
The telescope is part of an ambitious international project to discover more about our universe. One of the potential alternate sites for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), proposed for the Ind ... more

Court lifts ban on large diesel cars in Delhi
India's top court Friday lifted a ban on the registration of new high-end diesel vehicles in New Delhi after carmakers said they had been left stranded with thousands of unsold SUVs. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube

Water shortage: The demise of the Maya civilization

Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind

Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing CO2

The relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas

Researchers image roots in the ground


Top China official slams foreign influence on Tibetan Buddhism
A senior Chinese official has called on Tibetans to resist foreign influence on their Buddhist religion, state media said Sunday, in the latest comments apparently targeting exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ... more

Sri Lanka, China in new deal over $1.4 bn reclamation
Sri Lanka Friday signed a new deal to replace a controversial agreement with a Chinese company building a new city within Colombo to remove its freehold rights over reclaimed land after India voiced concerns over the agreement. ... more

Bangladesh rescues elephant that travelled 1,000 km
An elephant thought to have travelled 1,000 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods was stopped in its tracks Thursday in a dramatic rescue that nearly ended in disaster. ... more

India to Explore Planetary Evolution in Its Ambition Mars Mission-2
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) invited scientists from all over the country to join in its second Mars mission, which will focus on addressing questions regarding planetary evolution proc ... more

Sri Lanka to replace its ageing fighter jets
Sri Lanka Wednesday announced plans to replace its ageing jet fighters to better defend its maritime borders including rich fishing grounds, seven years after the island's separatist war ended. ... more


Tourist boom threatens Sri Lanka's golden beaches
Tourists have flocked back to Sri Lanka's palm-fringed beaches since a bloody civil war ended in 2009, but environmentalists warn unchecked development means some areas are now so polluted, swimming there is a health hazard. ... more

Midwest states skew gas price average higher
An issue at a BP refinery in Indiana and an uptick in road travel strained supplies, though retail prices are holding relatively stable overall, AAA said. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
New electrical energy storage material shows its power

Science set to upstage fiction with Fantastic Voyage

New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

Biochemists describe light-driven conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel

Bio-inspired tire design: Where the rubber meets the road

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Giving eCar drivers more miles per minute of charging

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Tradition faces modernity at Tibetan horse festival


Malaysia says MH370 pilot flew Indian Ocean route on simulator


MH370 plunged into ocean at high speed: report


Nepal lawmakers elect Maoist chief as prime minister


India appeals for help for baby rhinos rescued in floods


Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse


Riders on the plateau: Tibetans gather for horse festival


Chinese tracking ship Yuanwang-7 starts maiden voyage


India home minister to visit Pakistan as tensions flare


India inks $1 billion deal with Boeing for spy planes: sources

Indian army receives three Dhanush howitzers

India conducts firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System

Monsoon intensity enhanced by heat captured by desert dust

Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes

Monsoon-triggered floods kill more than 50 in India

India earned Rs 230 crore through satellite launch services in FY16

ISRO to use radar imaging satellite to locate missing IAF plane

Bell teams with Tata for helicopters

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

India Set to Test Domestically-Produced Scramjet Engine in Third Quarter

Floods, landslides kill at least 58 in Nepal

ISRO to launch weather satellite next month

Flood, landslides kill 33 after heavy rains in Nepal

India to launch EO satellite jointly developed with US in 2021

Chinese demolitions at Buddhist institute draw fire

Bank hacks raise fears for financial sector

India Continues to Push China to Support Its Nuclear Supply Group Bid

Indian Scientists Go Nuclear to Provide Pure Water to Thirsty Sub-Continent

Chinese anger as journalists forced to leave India

Lockheed Martin team lays keel for 17th LCS

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