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Wingless female fireflies get less support from mates


April 6th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new research led by Tufts University biologists found that wingless 'stay-at-home' female fireflies get less support from their mates than females who are able to fly.There are ... Read more...

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How beach beetles use wheel locomotion to roll away from danger


March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Biologists have discovered how a beach beetle rolls away from danger across the sand - it simply leaps into the air and curves its body into a perfect ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle’s Latest Album Breaks Records Of Madonna And Elvis Presley!


November 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Reportedly Susan’s latest album, 'The Gift' reached the top of the charts on either side of the Atlantic and made her the first solo artist ever to have reached that level, ... Read more...

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Ancient Insects Grew Bigger With More Oxygen, Study Reveals


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Giant bugs may appear revolting to some while fascinating for others. What was previously just a hypothesis is now a fact, with John VandenBrooks of Arizona ... Read more...

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Raising Giant Insects to unravel Ancient Oxygen


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Denver, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that some ancient insects grew bigger due to increased levels of atmospheric oxygen. The research found in particular that dragonflies grow bigger ... Read more...

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Tobacco’s content of toxic nicotine ‘makes it an excellent green pesticide’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists are searching for new uses of tobacco and one potential use they have found is its use as a natural pesticide, due to tobacco's content of toxic ... Read more...

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Indian goodwill triumphed over Kalmadi, says Aussie paper


October 15th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 15 (IANS) "The people of India, their goodwill and their kindness triumphed over the (Commonwealth Games) Organising Committee's chaos and corruption in the end," an Australian newspaper said Friday.In a ... Read more...

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FDA announces the Similac recall because of beetle infiltration at the manufacturing plant


September 24th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) FDA has announced a recall of the Similac brand baby formula, because they suspect that a variety of the small beetle might have infiltrated one of manufacturing plants.FDA ... Read more...

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For ants and trees, multiple partners are a boon: Study


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed trees that sequentially partner with multi-species sets of ants produce more offspring than trees that maintain a lifelong association with any single ant.The ... Read more...

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Bats too have regional accents


September 13th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 13 (ANI): It's not only humans who have accents, for even bats from different regions speak differently, say Aussie scientists.'Bats in different regions have different calls. You may have the ... Read more...

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Shor Bazaar Ka Shor!!


August 11th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): You have always seen Lord Krishna and Radha dancing to the tunes of many hymns. But have you ever imagined this love submerged pair tapping ... Read more...

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Designer Pallavi Mohan Launches Flowery Monsoon Line


August 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Fashion designer Pallavi Mohan of "Not So Serious' fame has designed a monsoon collection inspired by Murano glassmakers, who made the most exotic multicolored glass in ... Read more...

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Beetles’ ‘life span controlling’ genes may shed light on ageing


August 5th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 5 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that a particular group of insects' genes helped control their life span - a find that could give them insights into the human ageing process.Melbourne ... Read more...

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Beetles posing threat to Olive Ridley turtles


July 12th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Beetles are posing an imminent threat to millions of Olive Ridley turtle eggs in Mexico's beaches. Mexican authorities are preparing for the mass arrival of Olive Ridley turtles, ... Read more...

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Women like stylish cars, while men prefer brawny vehicles: US study


June 27th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): The stylish and affordable Volkswagen Beetle is the most wanted car among women, while men prefer a brawny GM truck or a Bugatti, according to a study of ... Read more...

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Inbred sperm fertilise fewer eggs


June 16th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Males with genetically-related parents have been found to have sperm that fertilise fewer eggs when compared with non-inbred males, according to a latest research. Inbreeding is the reproduction from ... Read more...

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Inbred sperm fertilize fewer eggs


June 16th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Inbred male sperm fertilise fewer eggs when in competition with non-inbred males, found a new study by the University of East Anglia.Research into the breeding habits of the ... Read more...

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Zombie Beetles to soon light cinema screens


May 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): The Beatles will soon be making it to the silver screen as zombies - the movie adaptation of the book "Paul Is Undead" will see the Fab ... Read more...

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Beetles use ‘Avatar’ technology to locate each other


April 20th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Jewel scarab beetles use the same technology that created the 3D effects for the blockbuster movie Avatar to find each other-and hide from their enemies, according to a ... Read more...

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EU outlaws vital chemical used by cricket-bat manufacturing industry


April 16th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16(ANI): Cricket is facing a bizarre threat following a European Union (EU) directive, which could lead to a world shortage of bats.The crisis is looming after a law came into ... Read more...

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Cat Food is an ally in trying to wipe out the cane toads in Australia


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australians have been trying to fight the cane toad problem for years, and the latest weapon in their kitty is now cat food. Cane toads were ... Read more...

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American Idol: Season 9 Episode 1: Posh Spice Guest Stars


January 13th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
By Angela Kaye Mason Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Literally thousands showed up for the American Idol tryouts. The first contestant told everyone that she had mastered the American Idol game, but her ... Read more...

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Deadly scorpion venom used to develop safe, ecological pesticide


January 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Researchers have made use of powerful, paralysing venom produced by scorpions to develop a safe and ecologically sound pesticide that immobilises animal prey on the spot.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, ... Read more...

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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...

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Jordan wants to quit I’m A Celebrity


November 20th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Katie Price a.k.a Jordan has threatened to quit reality TV show I'm A Celebrity after she was made to do three Bushtucker trials in a row.The glamour girl ... Read more...

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Soon, ‘cybugs’ to access areas where people can’t go


October 11th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists have developed what they call a 'cybug', part beetle and part machine, which can be used to access areas where people can't go.The ... Read more...

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Howler monkeys reject vegetarianism, start eating eggs


October 1st, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): Scientists have captured on camera wild howler monkeys raiding chicken coops and eating bird's eggs, which is a surprising find as the species are thought to be exclusively ... Read more...

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Cockroaches stop breathing to stay alive!


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 23 (ANI): Australian scientists have found that cockroaches hold their breath in order to stay alive.The study done by Dr Craig White, an animal physiologist at the University of Queensland, ... Read more...

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Squirting toxic blood helps insects avoid being eaten by predators


July 29th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown that the tactic of insects to squirt toxic blood out of gaps in their body to avoid being eaten by predators ... Read more...

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What makes the “jeweled beetle” appear bright green


July 27th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the stunning metallic green sheen of the "jeweled beetle" is produced by microscopic cells in its exoskeleton.These cells were almost ... Read more...

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Novel method to remove ‘Ladybug taint’ from packaged wine


June 9th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): The bad taste in stored wine, known as the "ladybug taint", would soon be a thing of the past, all thanks to a newly developed way of packaging ... Read more...

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George Strait is the Artist of the Decade


May 29th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by GD
George Strait has been honored with the prestigious and much respected 'Artist of the Decade' title by CBS TV Special. The CBS has been honoring and celebrating artists and musicians across decades. ... Read more...

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Darwin spent more on food than books during college days


March 22nd, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Charles Darwins life during college days was quite different from what many would expect. He used to spend very little time studying or in lectures, preferring to ... Read more...

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Why parents are born and not made


November 4th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Parents don''t take up children''s duties on their own, it''s the genes that guide them to take up different roles in kids'' upbringing, finds a new study, ... Read more...

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Czechoslovakian entomologist jumps bail, escapes from India


October 28th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct 28 (ANI): Czechoslovakian entomologist Emil Kucera has jumped bail and reached his home in Czechoslovakia, according to reports on Tuesday.Kucera had been sentenced to three years'' imprisonment ... Read more...

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