animal species

Why is state government against heritage tag for Western Ghats, question greens


July 9th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) The Karnataka government's opposition to Unesco's heritage tag for the Western Ghats is being strongly criticised by greens and environmental scientists as illogical and another example ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese region eyes 15 mn tourists by 2015


June 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's picturesque Xishuangbanna region near the Myanmar border is planning to attract 15 million tourists annually by 2015.Lu Yonghe, deputy head of Xishuangbanna Dai prefecture, said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Over 1,200 firefighters battle New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire


June 4th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Mexico, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest ever wildfire in New Mexico's history continued to burn last Saturday in the Gila National Forest. The fire, which was generated after lightning strikes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ravens can recall faces, sounds years later


April 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 20 (IANS) Just as we remember faces and voices of several individuals, certain birds too can recall faces and sounds after a number of years, says a study. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Climate change could wipe out rarest forests


March 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Many of the world's rarest and richest forests, located in high-altitudes, could be all but wiped out by the combined impact of man-made climate change and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Males snakes pursue same sex with high estrogen


February 12th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) High estrogen levels could unwittingly wreck one's sexuality and love life -- so beware.Male snakes implanted with a small capsule that raised their estrogen level ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s tallest peaks most vulnerable to climate change


December 4th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 4 (IANS) The Himalayan region which is home to the world's tallest peaks, including Mount Everest, is particularly vulnerable as rising temperatures disturb the balance of snow, ice ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Larger brain size not governed by shrinking gut


November 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It was believed that early humans were able to redirect energy to their brains due to a reduced digestive tract. But primatologists have disproved this, showing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Humans, climate changed wiped out Ice Age mammals


November 6th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 6 (IANS) What particularly caused the extinction of iconic Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth?It was believed that drastic climate changes killed large ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rising sea level greatest climate change threat: Pachauri


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathamandu, Sep 6 (IANS) The rise of the sea level would be the greatest threat to the world in the days to come unless efforts are made to contain and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rejection spawns ill health, anti-social feelings


August 14th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gene coats different butterfly species in similar patterns


July 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The presence of similar colour patterns among different species of poisonous butterflies has intrigued scientists for 150 years. How is that they evolved to mimic one ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Genes causing arthritis isolated


July 12th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) In a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatment of patients suffering from a painful form of arthritis, which fuses bones in the spine ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

BSF troopers caught felling trees in reserve forest


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 22 (IANS) Six Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were caught red-handed while felling Sal trees inside a government reserve forest in the South Garo hills district of Meghalaya, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Study busts myth of ‘lefties’ being more gifted


June 8th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Psychologists have busted the myth that left-handed people are more gifted.In a study led by Professor Mike Nicholls, director of the Brain and Cognition Lab in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10 species disappear from Mexican forests


April 21st, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 21 (IANS/EFE) Eight species of snakes, one type of frog and a species of salamander have disappeared from the forests of southeastern Mexico, a senior biologist said.Sampling ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae, bacteria hogged oxygen after ancient mass extinction, wiping out marine life


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stanford researchers have found that after the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history - 250 million years ago - algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mushrooms evolved alongside humans


March 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A researcher at Oregon State University and her team has published one of the most detailed genetic analyses ever done on morels or mushrooms, to help identify their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India moves ahead with conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity


February 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said that India is well placed to lead the way in incorporating the value of nature into national, regional and local policy ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Lowly marine worms distantly related to humans


February 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research has found that two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish.Previously thought to be an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cocaine production speeding up destruction of Colombia’s rainforests


February 10th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is speeding up destruction of rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's "hotspots" of plant and animal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consultations on economics of ecosystems, biodiversity in India begins tomorrow


February 9th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): The two day's stakeholder consultations to develop the framework for strengthening biodiversity conservation programs and initiating action for assessing the economic value of India's natural capital begins ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Study On Deep Sea Turtles Show Interesting Results


January 20th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists performed a study on 25 leatherback turtles for a period of 5 years and the female turtle named Darwinia has ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cross Eyed Opossum Heidi Becomes Famous


January 12th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Heidi is a name, that is the current buzz in the internet all over the world. Although it is an opossum, it has managed to gain ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

It’s natural for girls to play with dolls and boys to like guns


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Girls like to play with dolls and boys love guns because they're programmed to do so, not due to social conditioning, suggests a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WWII Bombs Found On Galapagos Islands


October 29th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fisherman have found a dozen bombshells belonging to the World War II near the Galapagos Islands. The Ecuador Navy officials dug out the shells and sent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why women outlive men


October 25th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): The reason for women outliving men has been put down to the possibility that the cells of male bodies are not genetically programmed to last as long as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Socially sensitive’ teams with more women ‘are smarter’


October 1st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A team comprising of more women is also more 'socially sensitive' and therefore more successful, reveals a new study.A group is more successful if it contains people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crows’ major energy intake comes from tool-derived food


September 18th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a substantial amount of the crows' energy intake comes from tool-derived food, highlighting the nutritional significance of their remarkable tool-use skills.Tool use is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A fish that ‘walks’ in water


August 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) The angler fish, which is mostly found in the ocean depths, appears to saunter along on four legs on the ocean floor, new pictures have revealed. But the angler ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ban sought on genetic engineering of animals


August 25th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Humane Society International (HIS), an animal welfare group, wants a ban on the genetic engineering and cloning of farm animals aimed at boosting egg, meat or milk ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Whale sharks can produce many offspring from single mating session


August 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new paternity study on female whale sharks has shown that these ocean-roaming giants can continue to produce many offspring from a single mating session.The results of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red Meat Increases Bladder Cancer Risk, Study Says


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Aug 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Red meat is already known to rank really low in the list of healthy foods as it has been linked to a variety of ailments ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Climate change likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Climate change is likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests by 2100 and less than one in five of the plants and animals which inhabit these ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How virus jumps from host to host


August 6th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): A new study has found how viruses jump from host to host.HIV-AIDS. SARS. Ebola. Bird Flu. Swine Flu. Rabies-these are emerging infectious diseases where the viruses have jumped ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe