animal biology

Sharks are colour blind, says study

September 20th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) New research which could help conserve sharks has confirmed that many of the ocean predators are probably completely colour blind.The joint study by The Universities of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Magnetic pulses could overcome depression, schizophrenia

February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Magnetic pulses could stamp out neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke after researchers unravelled how they work to stimulate the brain.Jennifer Rodger, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Baa! Sheep can memorise 50 other sheep faces

October 3rd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 3 (IANS) Sheep may have a reputation for being dumb, but when it involves recognising their own or their friends and foes, they have excellent memories.Graeme Martin, professor ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genetic study reveals how Antarctic antifreeze fish survives icy waters

October 17th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A genetic study of a fish that lives in the icy waters off Antarctica sheds light on the adaptations that enable it to survive in one of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bumblebees go off-color when ill

July 16th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Like humans, bumblebees too are not at their most astute when they are ill, says a new research, which found that the bees go ''off colour'' and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Birds migrate together at night in dispersed flocks

July 8th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has indicated that some birds keep together at night on their migratory journeys, flying in dispersed flocks, even when they are 200 meters or ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lizards do a wheelie as they accelerate!

June 13th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): While studying how dragon lizards run on two legs, a team of researchers has realised that there is a strong correlation between the lizards' acceleration and their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

First sex chromosome gene involved in meiosis, male infertility identified

March 15th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 15 (ANI): In a study on mice, veterinary researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered an X chromosome gene, TEX11, which, if disrupted, may render males sterile ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Moss genome sequence reveals how plants invaded land

December 16th, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): The sequencing of a dainty moss called Physcomitrella has revealed as to how plants invaded the land and learned to survive heat and drought.The mosses are land dwellers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |