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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

The Hoff crab named after David Hasselhoff


January 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UK scientists have named a new crab specie The Hoff crab because of its hairy chest. This is the first time that the specie has been ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Unknown species unravelled in Antarctica’s hot springs


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Unknown species have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents. The discoveries, made by teams from the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Could shark skin lead to possible cure for bacterial infections?


February 7th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): We think of sharks as the ultimate predators but if a material that prevents bacterial growth really works, we may soon owe them our lives.Modern medicine has defeated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

9/11 Koran burning pastor accused of using supporters as unpaid labour


September 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.9 (ANI): The American pastor who plans to burn 200 copies of the Koran to mark the anniversary of 9/11, has been accused by former members of his evangelical church of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Popcorn of the sea’ not missing, found in Galapagos Islands


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): A research team has found that the barnacle, which is known as the 'popcorn of the sea', is not missing, and can be found in vertical upwelling zones ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare ancient arthropod become toxic to repel hungry predators


December 25th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that one species of a rare, ancient barnacle has extraordinarily high levels of a toxic chemical in its body, in order to repel hungry predators.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Habitats will have to keep pace with climate change


December 25th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) From beetles to barnacles, pikas to pine warblers, many species are already responding to shifting climate regimes. But how fast will they -- and their habitats -- have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Barnacles use clot-like glue to stick to ships


October 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Barnacles create a lot of trouble for boats. These hitchhikers adhere to the surface of the boat hull, which can increase fuel consumption by as much as 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to keep super-sticky barnacles at bay


October 16th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Barnacles create a lot of trouble for boats. These hitchhikers adhere to the surface of the boat hull, which can increase fuel consumption by as much as 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian-origin researcher’s slimy-skinned design to cut ships’ fuel consumption 20pct


September 27th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 27 (ANI): A ship's fuel consumption can be reduced by about 20 per cent by designing it in such a manner that it exude slime from its hull, says an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Presence of plastic garbage in deep Pacific shocks scientists


August 28th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) The presence of a huge quantity of plastic garbage in a remote patch of Pacific ocean shocked scientists who have just completed an unprecedented journey to its least-explored ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

1st century Greek statue may aid in development of “biofouling” resistant metals


August 8th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that an ancient first century B.C. Greek statue, discovered off the coast of Croatia in 1998, may help researchers develop metals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find undersea volcano has grown a massive cone


May 6th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Marine scientists, on an expedition to an erupting undersea volcano near the Island of Guam, have discovered that it appears to be continuously active, has grown a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Isabella Rossellini likes to film ‘animal sex’


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Italian actress Isabella Rossellini has developed a rather saucy hobby-watching and filming animals having sex.The 'Death Becomes Her' star has always had a keen interest in wildlife, but ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Atlantic snails increasing dramatically in size


March 25th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A biologist has discovered that the shell lengths of northwest Atlantic Ocean snails have increased by 22.6 per cent over the past century.We found a dramatic increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Charles Darwin was autistic, claims leading psychiatrist


February 18th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Charles Darwin, the author of On the Origin of Species, had a form of autism which is related to creativity and originality, claims a leading psychiatrist.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pacific shellfish to invade Atlantic as ice melts


August 10th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): North Pacific shellfishincluding snails and other mollusks may make their way towards the North Atlantic as global warming increases water temperatures, claims a new study.Scientists said that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Larva of mysterious crustacean could grow up to be a parasite


May 20th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have got a clue in solving the mystery behind a crustacean that has only been seen in the form of larvae, suggesting that the adult of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ecological disaster prompts biggest-ever rat hunt


February 26th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) The biggest-ever rat hunts will begin this summer, prompted by grave concerns over the decimation of nesting seabird colonies on the Aleutian islands of the north Pacific. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Barnacles can drastically change penis size to have sex


February 7th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Barnacles can totally change the size and shape of their penises to battle the waves and have sex, a new study has found.Graduate student Christopher Neufeld and Dr. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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