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Parrots are lot smarter


August 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.The test was taken by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exotic bird lands on Matt Lauer’s head during show


August 12th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today Show host Matt Lauer was made to recount his unfortunate encounter with a deer in 2009 when a bird perched right on top of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New footage shows how a hummingbird’s tongue helps it drink


May 4th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Spectacular new close-up footage of hummingbirds overturn nearly two centuries of conventional wisdom on how they drink.Researchers previously thought tube-like channels in their tongues sucked up fluid bycapillary ... Read more...

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Extinct Jamaican bird clobbered rivals with club-like wings


December 29th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Yale University researchers have discovered that an extinct Jamaican bird used its club-like wings to clobber rivals during fights.The bird, Xenicibis xympithecus, which went extinct around 10,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Will There Be a Beak-Up Between Sara Khan And Ali Merchant?


October 11th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bigg Boss House is a platform, where every impossible thing can happen. Here, you can see a lot of cat fights, emotional turbulence,  developing fake and genuine ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ancient giant penguin existed on Earth 36 million years ago


October 1st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fossil of an ancient Giant Penguin was found in Reserva Nacional de Paracas in Peru. The fossil is of the penguin that lived around 36 million years ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Meet Jack the parrot who scared off gang of thieves with savage attack


September 16th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): A parrot in a pet shop in England is being hailed as a hero after it fought off a gang of thieves when they tried to make off ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ancient ‘terror bird’ did the ‘butterfly-and-bee’ routine like Mohammed Ali


August 19th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Researchers have reconstructed kills of a prehistoric predator bird called Andalgalornis, which they found to have a fighting strategy similar to that of boxer Mohammed Ali.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pelicans have resisted winds of evolutionary change, reveals fossil evidence


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Pelican fossils that closely resemble today's living species have revealed that the birds were scooping fish from the water while our ancestors were still swinging from the trees.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

95-million-year-old pterosaur fossil found in Morocco


May 27th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new type of pterosaur (giant flying reptile or pterodactyl) that existed about 95 million years ago.With the help of ancient fossils unearthed in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plucky, the duck, survives 500-mile journey in van grille!


April 1st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A duck survived a 400-mile long trip from Belgium to Britain while being stuck behind the radiator grille of a truck.Driver Paul Murphy assumed that he had ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kidnapped man’s thumb dropped from above by a bird


March 26th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) The thumb of a kidnap victim feared dead was found in a car park - after being dropped from above by a bird, a media report said Friday. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dinos might be older than previously thought


March 4th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): The discovery of a dinosaur-like animal that lived 10 million years earlier than the oldest known dinos, has suggested that dinosaurs and other close relatives such as pterosaurs ... Read more...

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Tiny dinos died after falling into 160-mln-yr-old deep footprints of larger beasts


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 3 (ANI): A rare fossil haul of feathered dinosaurs in a 160-million-year-old marsh in China suggests that they perished after falling into the deep muddy footprints of larger beasts.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parrot that tried to mate with wildlife presenter gets New Zealand govt job!


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 2 (ANI): The parrot that shot to fame after trying to mate with the head of a wildlife presenter has been made "spokesbird for conservation" by the New Zealand ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Just like in humans, sleep helps solidify birds’ memories


January 13th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): It is known that sleep helps humans stabilize information and tasks learned during the preceding day. But now, researchers say the same is true of birds.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bird alarm calls warn friends and foes


December 4th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Bird alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators. And some of them can sing from the side of their mouths, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Birds’ alarm calls to warn friends and foes


December 4th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new UC Davis study has shown that birds' alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators.Jessica Yorzinski, a graduate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Robins ’see’ Earth’s magnetic field to navigate


October 29th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 29 (ANI): In a new study, German scientists studied 36 European robins and concluded that the birds can 'see' the Earth's magnetic field, allowing them to navigate.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twin ducklings hatch from same egg


October 26th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A Brit farmer became the spectator of a rare sight when twin ducklings hatched from the same egg at a duck farm.The ducklings named Romulus and Remus are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Feathered fossils found in China confirm that birds evolved from dinosaurs


September 25th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 25 (ANI): Chinese scientists have said that the discovery of five remarkable new fossils of feathered dinosaurs in rock formations in northeastern China, has confirmed that birds evolved from dinosaurs.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sania overcomes Fichman, enters Vancouver final


August 9th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vacouver, Aug 9 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza came back strongly after dropping the first set to beat Canadian Sharon Fichman 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2 and enter the women's singles final at the Odium ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Toucans’ enormous beaks keep them cool


July 24th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Researchers in Brazil have unravelled the mystery of the toucan's enormous beak, which has perplexed scientists since Charles Darwin, by finding out that it acts as a natural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fossilized dino hand may help solve how bird wings evolved from dinosaur limbs


June 18th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found the fossilized hand of a long-necked, ostrich-like dinosaur in China, which may help solve the mystery of how bird wings evolved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Doug Reinhardt confesses he was ‘dumped’ by Paris Hilton


June 13th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): Paris Hilton's newly dumped beau Doug Reinhardt has finally confessed that the hotel heiress walked out on him.The baseball player's confession of the beak-up comes two days ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Paes and Dlouhy in French Open quarter-finals


May 30th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 30 (IANS) India's Leander Paes and and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy stormed into the French Open doubles quarter-final with a 7-6(4), 6-3, win over Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Nicolas ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Endangered bird gets reserved beach in Indonesia


May 18th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 18 (IANS) An exclusive private beach has been reserved as a protected nesting area for an endangered bird species in Indonesia, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Located on the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Endangered birds lay eggs on exclusive beach in Indonesia


May 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): An endangered bird found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, has been provided an exclusive stretch of sand as a protected nesting area, where it can lay ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parrot that plays golf, basketball takes YouTube by storm


March 18th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A sporty parrot, who plays golf and basketball, has become a big rage on the online video-sharing website YouTube.The bird named AJ can be seen putting a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Henry the reptile becomes dad at 111 years old


January 26th, 2009 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 26 (DPA) Henry, a tuatara reptile said to be 111 years old and a relic of the dinosaur age, has become a father for the first time, a newspaper reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fossil hunters discover two new dino species in Sahara desert


December 17th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): An expedition to the Sahara desert has found the fossilized remains of what are thought to be two new species of dinosaurs.According to a report in The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female dolphins more likely to use sponge as hunting accessory than males


December 10th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 10 (ANI): A review of data gathered through several studies on dolphins suggests that males among them are less likely to be interested in learning to use a sponge ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Will Smith makes undisclosed donation to Miami Children’’s Hospital


November 22nd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Hollywood superstar Will Smith has donated an undisclosed amount for sick children at the Children''s Hospital in Miami.Smith took a beak from the promotion of his new ... Read more...

Posted in National |

”Montauk Monster” riddle turning more mysterious


August 3rd, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): The mystery behind the ''Montauk Monster'' found on an upscale East Hampton, New York, beach has puzzled further as experts are still clueless about the creatures detailsAnimal ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Birds ability to see UV wavelengths helps them spot cuckoo in the nest


July 16th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Ever wondered how birds spot cuckoos eggs in their nests. Well, Czech researcher Marcel Honza says that their ability to see UV wavelengths helps them with this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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