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Bangkok’s insect food: protein-rich cricket cookies, bamboo-worm pizzas (Feature with pics)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 25 (IANS) These appetizers are also crispy and crunchy although the extra pairs of legs and tentacles do not make them look so yummy like your regular chicken ... Read more...

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Production of sperm may lower immunity


January 31st, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Production of sperm not only seems to lower one's immunity but is also a more biologically taxing process than previously thought.Damian Dowling of Monash University's School ... Read more...

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50m-year-old cricket fossils give clues to insect hearing


January 4th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Fifty million year-old cricket and katydid fossils have thrown up significant clues about how insect hearing evolved. Insects hear with help of unusual ears. Grasshoppers have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bugs ground into bread in Australia


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) Ever thought of eating bread and biscuits made of worms? A woman insect breeder in Australia has now come up with a recipe where worms are ... Read more...

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Winning fights drives greater aggression


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Winning fights seems to drive greater aggression, thanks to a bio-chemical mechanism.Paul Stevenson of the University of Leipzig and his team staged "tournaments" among crickets to ... Read more...

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Chivalrous male cricket would die for his female


October 7th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Chivalrous male crickets are willing to lay down their lives for their lady loves, so that their genetic legacy and offpsring can live on, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Five dead after rivers overflow in southern Laos


August 13th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by BNO News
VIENTIANE (BNO NEWS) -- Five people have been killed in southern Laos since the Mekong River and its tributaries burst their banks earlier this week, the Vientiane Times reported on Friday.Three boys ... Read more...

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Antioxidants boost sperm health


July 19th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene help maintain male fertility and offer the best protection against sperm damage. In a study of crickets, researchers found that a ... Read more...

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Jolie’s sons love eating crickets


July 18th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has been forced to ban bugs from her kitchen after her children developed a liking for it.Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt ... Read more...

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Crickets emit odour to bypass rivals in mating


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Field crickets emit a special odour to bypass dominant rivals in order to attract a female, says new research.The study authors show that just as male ... Read more...

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Lucknow restaurateur promotes World Cup themed eatery


February 21st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Feb.21 (ANI): Sanjay Arora, Lucknow restaurant owner is promoting this Year's World Cup with enthusiasm."We have converted this restaurant into a crickets stadium. We have introduced new international fare for our ... Read more...

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100mn-yr-old ancestor of carnivorous insect fossil reveals evolution stasis


February 4th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a 100 million-year-old fossil of the ancestor of a carnivorous, cricket-like insect that still live today in southern Asia, northern ... Read more...

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Female crickets fall for louder songs sung by younger males


January 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Female crickets fall for the higher-pitched and louder songs sung by younger males, suggests a study.The study has challenged a well-established theory that females prefer older males because ... Read more...

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Man to live with spiders to raise money for charity


November 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) A 67-year-old Australian man hopes to raise about $50,000 for a children's charity by spending three weeks in his Melbourne shop window surrounded by hundreds of spiders.Though Nick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Many important matches to be played before World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar


October 29th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.29 (ANI): Playing down the hype surrounding the forthcoming World Cup, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said that there are several key matches for the team to focus ... Read more...

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Your personality type makes you docile or aggressive


October 11th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Are you docile or aggressive? Well, that depends on your personality type, says a new research."Some of us are couch potatoes while others are drawn to sport and ... Read more...

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Players swing rackets - to swat insects (Games Sidelights)


October 10th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The R.K. Khanna tennis stadium has a new kind of visitor that has been turning up in hordes - insects. So much so that players have had ... Read more...

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Chocolate covered scorpions ticking many a palate in Edinburgh


October 10th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): A range of insect-based food products, including worm crisps, chocolate covered scorpions, and toasted ants, has been launched in Harvey Nichols' Edinburgh store.The unusual range, priced from 2.95 ... Read more...

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New bat species that look like Star Wars’ Yoda have been discovered


October 8th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
A new species of tube-nosed bat was discovered which resembles with Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda. The bat was found in remote rainforest area of a region of Papua New Guinea.Apart from ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts once served ‘chocolate crickets’ to pals


July 18th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 18 (ANI): Julia Roberts, who loves experimenting with unusual food, once served chocolate-covered crickets to her friends at a dinner party, it has emerged.The Hollywood star has grown fond of ... Read more...

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Hearing sexual signals helps male crickets grow larger


May 13th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Male crickets growing in the presence of loud songs used as sexual signals tend to be larger than those growing up in a silent environment, research says. Adult male ... Read more...

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How eavesdropping on sexual signals helps young male crickets


May 13th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Sexual signals do more than just attract mates - in the case of crickets, says a new study.Adult male crickets produce loud song to lure females, but the ... Read more...

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Crickets can forewarn their unborn babies about predatory spiders


February 18th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research by scientists has shown that crickets can warn their unborn babies about potential predator threats.The research was carried out by Jonathan Storm of the University ... Read more...

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Mum’s care sometimes knows no bounds - literally


January 31st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study on crickets and spiders has shown that a mother's care sometimes knows no boundaries.Jonathan Storm, a behavioural ecologist now at the University of South Carolina ... Read more...

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From insects to whales, most animals have similar call signs


January 6th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have found common denominators in the calls of hundreds of species of insects, birds, fish, frogs, lizards and other animals.Compiling data from nearly 500 species, researchers at ... Read more...

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Insects, other animals have similar call signs


January 6th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists comparing hundreds of calls of insects and other animals have discerned common threads tying all of them. Compiling data from nearly 500 species, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Locusts perform complex tasks even with dot-sized brains


December 25th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Locusts perform complex tasks even with pinhead-sized brains, says a new study. Take, for instance, climbing a ladder. We rely on our vision to find the successive rungs. Similarly, ... Read more...

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Even bugs use vision to find footholds


December 25th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Just like mammals, insects too use vision rather than touch to find footholds, a new study found.The first of its kind discovery was made, thanks to high-speed video ... Read more...

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Female spiders beat hunger pangs by eating ‘distasteful’ mates


December 21st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Female spiders eat their male partners after sex only if they are starving, a new study has found.Scientists at Miami University, US, have shown that relative to their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Men more likely to be woken up by buzzing flies, women by crying babies’


November 30th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Men are more likely to be woken up by the sound of buzzing flies while there is no other noise more likely to wake up women than that ... Read more...

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Beckhams reward sons with new pets for getting good grades


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Hollywood star couple David and Victoria Beckham gift their hard-working sons new pets whenever they get good grades.The soccer ace says he's impressed how well his three ... Read more...

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Beckhams gift lizard to son for getting good marks


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Football star David Beckham and his wife Victoria rewarded their son with a lizard when he got good grades in school. David was so proud of his eldest ... Read more...

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Beckham stayed at Galaxy to enable kids to get a “normal” schooling


November 21st, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 21 (ANI): David Beckham has revealed that the attraction of spending quality time with his family was the main reason that kept him committed at Galaxy, despite his under-whelming, ... Read more...

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Club-winged songbird’s vibrating feathers produce courtship song


November 11th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Club-winged manakins might not use their specialised feathers for flying, but when it comes to courting a potential mate they can be music to the ears, say researchers ... Read more...

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How females control sperm storage to pick the best dad


September 9th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): University of Exeter researchers have found new evidence to explain how female insects can influence the father of their offspring, even after mating with up to ten males. ... Read more...

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