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British scientists to study how cows make friends!


July 30th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Cows have attracted the curiosity of British scientists as to how they make friends among themselves.In a three-year study, funded by the Department for Environment, Food ... Read more...

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Loss of predators tied with deforestation


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The unbridled growth of moose, deer and other herbivore populations is contributing to deforestation thanks to the loss of predators such as wolves.This loss has allowed ... Read more...

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Mobile towers impacting biological systems of birds: Study


October 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from mobile towers was interfering with the biological systems of birds, a study released by the environment ministry said Wednesday and called ... Read more...

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Hungry female spiders alter mating preferences when food is scarce


April 2nd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): When food is scarce, hungry female spiders alter mating preferences, new research from the University of Cincinnati has foundThe study examined how short-term and long-term hunger affected mate ... Read more...

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Successful dolphin mums get help from pals


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A landmark new study has shown that female dolphins that take help from their female friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help.Previous ... Read more...

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Why some people get sicker than others when exposed to same illness


October 31st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study conducted on a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may ... Read more...

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Chemicals behind rise of ‘gender-bending’ fish in southern Alberta


July 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Chemicals in two rivers in southern Alberta are likely causing feminisation of fish, say researchers."The situation for native fish will likely get worse as the concentration of organic ... Read more...

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Tiny termite, not lion, lords over African Savannah


May 26th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) The tiny termite eclipses much larger and mightier animals likes lions, elephants and giraffes when it comes to lording over African grasslands. Ecologists say they've found these humble ... Read more...

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Termite, not the lion or elephant, could be king of Africa’s savanna


May 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Always associated African savanna with fierce lions, massive elephantsand towering giraffes? Well, it's not these big animals, but the humble termite, that appears to be the king of ... Read more...

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World leaders ‘fail to stem biodiversity loss’


April 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): A major study has confirmed that the world's governments will not be able to meet their internationally agreed target of curbing the loss of species and nature by ... Read more...

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Improved technology a must to feed world’s projected 9 billion people by 2050


March 7th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A top agricultural economist has determined that technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset, in order to feed a world population projected to ... Read more...

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Climate change making some animals thin, while some fat


February 10th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Tel Aviv University in Israel have determined that as a result of climate change, some animals are going on a diet, ... Read more...

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Reducing natural water flow rates may bring ecological benefits


January 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): A new study by scientists has suggested that in some highly disturbed landscapes, restoration of natural water flows may cause more harm than good, which suggests that reducing ... Read more...

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International wildlife trade threatens Southeast Asia’s rare species


December 23rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): A Dutch conservation biologist working in Britain has said that the international wildlife trade is a major threat to Southeast Asia's rare species.According to a report in Nature ... Read more...

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Climate change makes reef fishes more aggressive


December 7th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Climate change could bring about unpredictable alterations in one's personality. Coral reef fish, for instance, can become more aggressive in warmer water, says a new study. Experiments with ... Read more...

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Some fish like it hot!


December 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that coral reef fish can undergo a personality change in warmer water, which indicates that climate change may make some species ... Read more...

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Eutrophication of seas may have impact on genetic variation in algae


October 20th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): A research at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has shown that eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae.Eutrophication is an increase ... Read more...

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Scientists gain fresh insights into virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus


July 31st, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Kansas State University researchers say that the studies they are carrying out with collaborators from other institutions have started to reveal the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 ... Read more...

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Cancer a major threat to wildlife too


June 25th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has revealed that cancer not only touches the lives of humans, it is also a major threat to wild ... Read more...

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Scientists find formula to uncover the Earth’s past and predict its future


May 27th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found a formula to uncover the Earth's past and predict its future.The novel method, found by a research team from California and ... Read more...

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Uncovering Earth’s past, predicting its future


May 27th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have evolved a formula which will unravel how and why our climate moved us on from ice ages to warmer periods. Similarly, researchers will be able to ... Read more...

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PETA approaches Anoop Desai for new campaign


April 24th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has approached the recently voted out"American Idol" contestant Anoop Desai to join hands with them ... Read more...

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Dark buildings, vehicles, roads act as ecological traps for organisms


January 8th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Insects and other creatures can mistake smooth, dark buildings, vehicles and even roads for water, which act as "ecological traps" that jeopardize animal populations and fragile ecosystems, ... Read more...

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Elephant memories may hold key to their survival


August 12th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A recent study has suggested that the memories that old female elephants have of distant, life-sustaining sources of food and water, may be the key to survival ... Read more...

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Indigenous peoples hardest hit by climate change


April 3rd, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Indigenous people have suffered the worst impacts of climate change, despite contributing the least to world greenhouse gas emissions.According to organizers of a United Nations University ... Read more...

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