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Birds scare Scarlett


December 16th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson has admitted she is terrified of birds and says it runs in the family."I'm only scared of birds. Something about wings and beaks ... Read more...

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Ravens reconcile after a brawl if they are close allies


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Plenty of primates and other mammals reconcile after a conflict, but previously no birds were known to do so.Now, scientists have found that angry ravens might kick ... Read more...

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Birds in the dino era pecked just like their modern counterparts


October 27th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): 110 million-year-old rock fossils discovered recently by palaeontologists from the University of Kansas in Lawrence indicate that shorebirds from the dinosaur era shuffled and foraged just like today's ... Read more...

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Prehistoric Chilean bird sets wingspan record at 17ft


September 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): At 17 feet, a prehistoric, bony-toothed bird from Chile has set the world wingspan record.The measurement is based on well preserved wing bones from the newly named ... Read more...

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Courtship calls hold key to good parenting among penguins


July 13th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 13 (IANS) How does a female penguin choose a mate? She decides whether the male is likely to be a devoted dad! Courtship calls help females decide which males are likely ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Size of birds’ bills depends on climatic conditions of their habitat


June 24th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The evolution of bird bills is linked to climate. Birds with larger beaks are usually found in hot habitats, while birds in colder environments have evolved smaller peckers, ... Read more...

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100 dead birds fall on British home


March 11th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) It looked like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic "The Birds" when over a hundred dead birds fell in the garden of a British home, a media ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dino find may explain evolution of largest land animals ever to walk Earth


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the remains of a new herbivorous sauropod dinosaur near the world-famous Carnegie Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument, US, which may help explain the evolution of ... Read more...

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Newest rock band: birds jam on electric guitars, cymbals in London!


March 1st, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A band of 40 zebra finches jamming on electric guitars and cymbals are providing a new kind of entertainment to visitors at the Barbican, in London.The walk-through orchestra-come-aviary ... Read more...

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World’s smallest parrot filmed in wild for first time


September 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): The world's smallest parrot, which is not much bigger than an adult person's thumb, has been filmed in the wild for the first time.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Animals that use one side of their brains more successful than two-sided ones


September 7th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 7 (ANI): A new study has determined animals that process information using a preferred hemisphere of the brain fare better those who use both sides of their brain simultaneously.According to ... Read more...

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Biased parrots better at problem-solving than ambidextrous counterparts


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Parrots that are strongly right- or left-footed are better at problem-solving tasks than their ambidextrous counterparts, according to a new study.Lead researchers Maria Magat and Culum Brown at ... Read more...

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Aesop’s fable ‘The crow and the pitcher’ may be true


August 7th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): An Aesop's fable about 'The Crow and the Pitcher', in which a crow uses stones to raise the level of water in a pitcher to quench its thirst, ... Read more...

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Do crows plan their actions ahead of time to achieve a goal?


August 5th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): A pair of British researchers have cast doubt on the suggestion that New Caledonian crows plan their actions ahead of time to achieve a goal.Past studies have shown ... Read more...

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Humbolt Squid Invasion: Beast Feast


July 17th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by GD
In a rather 'octopussey' affair of late that has alarmed marine biologists and scuba divers alike, there has been what appears to be an invasion of giant Humbolt squid in the shallow ... Read more...

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PETA activists want KFC boycotted


June 4th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Alleging abusive treatment of chickens by Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in India, animal rights group PETA Thursday distributed balloons urging customers to boycott the popular fast food ... Read more...

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Crows as smart as chimps when it comes to making and using tools


May 26th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Rooks, a member of the crow family, are no bird-brained, infact they're as good with their beaks as chimps are with their hands.Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge ... Read more...

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Bizarre squid sex rituals revealed


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists studying the sex lives of deep-sea squids have come across some of its bizarre mating techniques. According to study leader Henk-Jan Hoving, a Ph.D. student at the ... Read more...

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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...

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Birds gravity-defying beak eating mystery unravelled


May 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has solved the gravity-defying mystery behind a birds beak, by finding that certain types of shorebirds defy gravity to get ... Read more...

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Squid beaks may help engineers create new materials


March 28th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists at University of California - Santa Barbara have made an advancement in understanding the characteristics of squid beaks, something that may pave the way for engineers ... Read more...

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Fickle females choose ideal mate depending on changing fashions


January 25th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study on a group of female songbirds has shed new light on the female prerogative to change her mind when choosing mates.Scientists studying the mating habits ... Read more...

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Lack of antioxidants may take the spring in your step away


November 14th, 2007 - 10:21 am ICT by admin
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