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Pitcher plant inspires liquid repelling coating
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) After rainfall, the cupped leaf of the sweet smelling pitcher plant becomes a frictionless surface, enticing ants, spiders and even frogs to their doom. Now it has inspired a liquid repelling coating that could find a range of uses.

Friday, September 23, 2011 4:04:32 PM

Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.

Friday, September 23, 2011 3:56:03 PM

Facebook introduces new applications
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook has came out with a slew of new applications intended to provide its more than 800 million users with more options for sharing music, videos, news and personal information online.

Friday, September 23, 2011 3:52:57 PM

In cramped space even fishes turn aggressive
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean and aggressive -- and a new study says this may have larger implications for human beings.

Friday, September 23, 2011 3:23:13 PM

Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.

Friday, September 23, 2011 2:54:46 PM

India takes over presidency of G-24 after 28 years
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) India Thursday took over the presidency of the G-24 group of 24 developing countries after a gap of 28 years and said it would use the multilateral platform to build stronger South-South cooperation.

Friday, September 23, 2011 1:23:30 PM

'India natural destination for Afghanistan on New Silk Road'
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Welcoming the international initiative to help Afghanistan in building a self-reliant and sustainable economy, India has said its rapid growth and its large market make it a natural destination for Afghan exports.

Friday, September 23, 2011 11:28:39 AM

Ramdin, Shillingford recalled to Windies Test squad
St Johns (Antigua), Sep 23 (IANS/CMC) Wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin and off-spinner Shane Shillingford have been recalled to the West Indies Test squad for their tour of Bangladesh next month.

Friday, September 23, 2011 11:24:57 AM

Tougher security for nuclear facilities needed: UN chief
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an increase in security standards for nuclear energy plants.

Friday, September 23, 2011 10:53:33 AM

India hails the 'century of Asia and Africa'
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Calling it the 'century of Asia and Africa', India has vowed to walk together with South Africa on a journey of shared principles into a better future for the entire world.

Friday, September 23, 2011 10:53:20 AM

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