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New Ginger species with medicinal properties discovered in Andamans

Jan 9, 2017
It has tuberous root and its inflorescence buds are urceolate in shape and its morphological features make it different from other species belonging to the genus Zingiber.

Scientists discover a new organ in human digestive system

Jan 5, 2017
New Research shows evidence of the existence of a new organ – Mesentery-within the human digestive system.

Ancient Camping site discovered in Ladakh

Dec 5, 2016
The site shows traces of human inhabitation, perhaps a temporary settlement of pre-historic hunters. It dates back to circa 8500 BCE.

7000-year-old city discovered in Egypt

Nov 25, 2016
The unearthed things include huts, pottery remains, iron tools and 15 graves. The sizes of some of the graves look even larger than the royal ones belonging to the kings in Abydos, indicating that those who were buried beneath held a high social standing.

Researchers discover biomarkers to identify drug-resistant TB

Nov 7, 2016
The research covered measuring of the levels of 4 miRNAs – miR-16, miR-29a, miR-125b and miR-155 in 30 newly diagnosed TB patients, 19 Multi Drug Resistant (MDR TB) patients and 10 patients who completed their therapy and were cured of the disease. 30 healthy individuals were also recruited as controls.

3.7 Billion Years Old fossils discovered on Earth in Greenland rocks

Sep 3, 2016
Led by the Australian University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Professor Allen Nutman, the team's discovery pushes back the previous record by 220 million years and captures the earliest history of the planet.

New species of Pterosaur from early Jurassic Era discovered in Patagonia

Sep 3, 2016
The fossil of Allkaruen koi was found in northern central Chubut Province in Argentina. The remains included a superbly preserved and uncrushed braincase. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation.

India, US discover major Natural Gas Reserve in Indian Ocean

Jul 28, 2016
The international team of scientists was led by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited of India in cooperation with the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Japanese Drilling Company.

Pre-historic Megaliths study indicate Khasis lived Meghalaya since 1200 BCE

Jul 12, 2016
The study was performed at an excavated site near Lummawbuh village in the northern slopes of Sohpetbneng (Heaven’s Naval) peak near the NH-40.

3800-year-old statuettes of priestess and politicians discovered in Peru

Jun 11, 2015
The Caral civilisation first emerged some 5000-year-ago and covered an area of over 60 hectares, with around 3000 inhabitants.

17th Century Scottish pirate captain William Kidd treasure found in Madagascar

May 8, 2015
The explorers brought a 50-kg silver bar to shore on the island of Sainte Marie, from wreck of the Adventure Galley.

Scientists at ANU found the world’s largest asteroid impact zone in Warburton basin, Australia

Mar 25, 2015
The study claims that the 400-kilometer (250-mile) wide area is buried deep in the earth’s crust and consists of two separate impact scars.

Ancient Vishnu idol found in Punjab's Tran Taran

Feb 17, 2015
It seems that the statue belongs to the era of King Harshvardhana (590-647AD) and is surrounded by 21 other deities on a lotus flower base.

10th century sculpture of Buddha discovered in Thanjavur

Feb 2, 2015
A headless sculpture of Buddha dating back to 10th century AD was discovered at Manalur village in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu in January 2015.

Chinese archaeologists discovered Buddhist relics in Hubei Province of Central China

Jan 14, 2015
The relics were discovered by a team of archaeologists led by Chen Qianwan, Head of the archaeology institute of Xiangyang City.

Scientists discovered two Earth-like planets Kepler 438b and Kepler 442b

Jan 8, 2015
The Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics have discovered two Earth-like planets Kepler 438b and Kepler 442b.

Late Harappan period house discovered in Chandyan village of Uttar Pradesh

Dec 31, 2014
The ASI discovered a house belonging to late Harappan period (1900 – 1800 BC) att Chandyan village in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

Archaeologists discovered Buddhist sculptures and Kushan-era coins in Pakistan

Dec 27, 2014
Archaeologists discovered ancient Buddhist sculptures and precious coins during ongoing excavation at an ancient Buddhist Stupa in northwest Pakistan.

Archaeologists discovered 12th century royal palace hidden under prehistoric fortress at Old Sarum

Dec 4, 2014
Archaeologists from the University of Southampton revealed their discovery of medieval royal palace of 12th Century buried under the ground inside a vast prehistoric fortress in Old Sarum.

Wreckage of Chinese warship Zhiyuan sunk during first Sino-Japanese War discovered

Nov 7, 2014
Wreckage of a Chinese warship that sank 120 years ago during the first Sino-Japanese War discovered.

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