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Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, 1,100 suspected cases: WHO

The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said today.Officials on the poor Indian Ocean island nation had earlier this week reported 74 ... Business Standard, 10 hours ago
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'Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified'

A large, now extinct, frog species that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs, a study suggests. Researchers studied the bite force of South American horned frogs from the living genus Ceratophrys, ...
 DNA4 weeks ago Bite force research reveals dinosaur-eating frog  Science Daily4 weeks ago

Madagascar crash: At least 34 dead as bus carrying Christian pilgrims plunges into ravine

At least 34 people died when a bus carrying Christian worshippers plunged down a steep ravine in central Madagascar, police and hospital officials said. The post Madagascar crash: At least 34 dead as bus carrying Christian pilgrims plunges into ravine ...
 First Post.com2 months ago At least 34 killed in Madagascar bus crash: Officials  Zee News2 months ago

Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened

When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense -- tearing out of their own skin. Now, new research shows the geckos' skin contains a hidden strength: bony deposits known as osteoderms, ...
 Science Daily2 months ago

UAE warns citizens against travel to Madagascar

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned its citizens against travel to Madagascar after the reported outbreak of pneumonic plague in the African country.The Ministry has taken all necessary preventive measures to instil awareness in this regard, ...
 Prokerala2 days ago Madagascar health minister separates siamese twins  Business Standard1 month ago
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India tops world in pollution deaths in 2015

Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians — the highest in the world — in 2015, of whom more than 18 lakh lives were snuffed out by foul air alone, a global panel of public health experts have said in their latest report. Most of these deaths were caused ...
 Deccan Herald5 hours ago Pollution killed 25 lakh people in India in 2015, highest in world: Lancet study  DNA12 hours ago Pollution linked to millions of deaths worldwide, says study  DNA18 hours ago

As seas warm, whales face new dangers

From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls. At least twice a day, beginning shortly after dawn, researchers ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago

Economy needs early growth push

FC Bureau City: Hyderabad Sounding optimistic about the economy bouncing back in the coming months, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor C Rangarajan on Sunday said the economy needs to “pick up very fast” to be able to maintain a healthy annual ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 weeks ago
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Google celebrated her 100th birthday. Who was Dr Asima Chatterjee?

An organic chemist, she is best known for her path-breaking research that helped in developing chemotherapy and in epilepsy and malaria treatment. Here's 5 things you must know about the scientific trailblazer who inspired a Google Doodle.   We are still reaping the benefits of the rich scientific legacy of Dr Asima Chatterjee, but not many even know her name. The Google Arts & Culture lab is trying to change that with its Women Scientists of India Series. On September 23, the birth ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Google Doodle celebrates centenary of celebrated Indian chemist  Rediff.com3 weeks ago Google honours Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee on 100th birthday  Business Standard4 weeks ago
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Befitting today's fun bride...

How does one review a resort/festive line? Should one look at wearability or new elements of surprise? In a season when everything looks beaded and sequinned and appliqué embroideries have become almost every label's signature element, it's refreshing to see ...
 DNA2 months ago
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