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Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans


March 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time. But they remain relatively less affected than other animals that show signs of chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Student vet mauled to death by pygmy elephant


December 8th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Borneo, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A student of Australia’s University of Sydney has been mauled to death by a pygmy elephant in a Malaysian wildlife park. Painfully, veterinarian Jenna O'Grady Donley ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cracked ice runway strands Prince Harry in Arctic


April 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Prince Harry has been left trapped in the Arctic while on an expedition with four disabled servicemen due to cracks formed in an ice runway.The Prince is likely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Elusive wildcat species believed extinct, spotted


January 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) One of the world's most elusive wildcats, believed extinct after 2003, has been spotted in pictures from camera traps. The Bornean Bay Cat, similar in size to a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Malaysia, Brunei ink ’significant’ joint oil exploration deal


December 13th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 13 (ANI): Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam took their political and diplomatic ties to a new level by signing an agreement between the national oil company of the two countries ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Search on for ‘lost amphibians’ before they go extinct


August 9th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) A search has been launched to find 100 'lost' frogs, toads and lizards that have not been seen for up to a century. Endangered species of the rainforests ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ant communities have suicide bombers too!


July 14th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Self-bombing terrorists don't just exist among humans, as ants too commit suicide in a very dramatic way while taking others out with them, according to an ecologist.In a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chia - from pets to cake recipes?


July 1st, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
July 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has revealed that chia seeds which have been used for recipes for pets can be used to make gel, which can in turn reduce ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chia Moves From Pets To Cakes


July 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The name 'Chia' will no longer be confined to pets alone. If reports from a new study are to be believed, Chia may soon replace eggs ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How Orangutans communicate through dense jungle


March 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): By delving deeper into the long calls of male Orangutans in Borneo, scientists have got new insight into how these solitary apes communicate through dense jungle.The researchers conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Logged rainforests can support as much biodiversity as virgin forest within 15 years


October 21st, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 21 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds, UK, has found that logged rainforests can support as much plant, animal and insect life as virgin forest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gold, silver and pottery - treasure hunting in Indonesia (Feature)


July 25th, 2009 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
By Christiane Oelrich Jakarta, July 25 (DPA) For years, treasure hunter Klaus Keppler, the owner of a salvage company, has been looking for the wrecks of ships that had been carrying gold, silver ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Seven injured as Qantas flight hits air turbulence


June 22nd, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, June 22 (Xinhua) A Qantas flight from Hong Kong to Perth in Australia plunged about 100 feet (30 meters) after hitting severe turbulence Monday, injuring seven passengers. The Qantas A330-300 Airbus, with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Music to the ears: Young songstress Zee Avi is all set to mesmerize


May 19th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by GD
In the big bad world of show business, there comes only once in a while, a performer so fresh, that it breaks your heart just to hear her perform. For the early ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gurkhas guarding Britain’s Olympic stadium from any terrorist attack


May 10th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A secret battalion of Gurkhas has been deployed to guard Britain's Olympic stadium from any terrorist attack.The decorated veterans, many of them heroes of the Falklands War, patrol ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seasonal wildfires can double CO2 emissions above Asia


May 1st, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A new study by NASA researchers has determined that seasonal wildfires can double the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from the Earth to the atmosphere above many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animal families with most diversity also have largest range of body sizes


March 18th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new research has found that families of animals grouped together by a similar body plan, with the greatest diversity of species, were also those with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming may cause some animals to move uphill


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new research has found that due to global warming, some animals can move uphill to cope with the changes in the climate.This research is an offshoot ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rhinoceros ordered to have sex to save its specie!


December 26th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): It may sound bizarre, but a rhinoceros has been ordered to have sex in a bid to save its species.Tam, the rhino is sadly one of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global warming aided by drought, deforestation link in equatorial Asia


December 9th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found that in the rainforests of equatorial Asia, a link between drought and deforestation is fueling global warming.The study, analyzing six years of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Elephant gored to death by another tusker in Jim Corbett Park


November 18th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Jim Corbett (Uttarakhand), Nov 18 (ANI): Wildlife officials at Jim Corbett National Park on Monday discovered an elephant gored to death by another tusker. The carcass of the badly mauled elephant, about ... Read more...

Posted in National |

”Flying lemurs” are more diverse than previously believed


November 11th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research has determined that ''flying lemurs'', the closest living relatives of primates, are more diverse than had previously been believed. Primates are most familiarly represented by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dominant dads dont guarantee dominant descendants


August 7th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A new study suggests that it is not certain that a rich and powerful father will definitely ensure a socially dominant status for his sons and grandsons ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Malaysian lawmakers for crackdown on illegal migrants


May 26th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (DPA) Malaysian politicians urged the government to intensify efforts to detain and deport undocumented immigrants in Sabah state on Borneo, news reports said Monday. The state's deputy chief ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New theory takes human migration into Island Southeast Asia back by 10,000 years


May 24th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A new research, led by the University of Leeds, has discovered genetic evidence that overturns existing theories about human migration into Island Southeast Asia, taking the timeline ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Carnivorous plants use slimy secretions to catch their prey


November 21st, 2007 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Carnivorous plants were thought to supplement their diet by capturing prey with a simple passive trap, but a new study has found that they employ slimy secretions to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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