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A 70 pounds coffee - made out of cat droppings


December 17th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) A cat eats ripe coffee cherries but cannot digest the hard seeds. Later, a cup of coffee -- famous for a rich, frothy flavour -- is ... Read more...

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Some primate mothers kill their own babies


June 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Some primate mothers, who cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide when stressed and competing with other females."Infanticide is an extreme ... Read more...

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Creating Wealth from Waste in Uttarakhand


January 18th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Dinesh PantDehradun, Jan 18 (ANI): One of the most enduring images of the hilly regions in northern India is the ubitiqous 'Pine' trees that cover the undulating landscape. Yes there are ... Read more...

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The woman who can only have sex in open air!


March 21st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Danielle Vincely has a bizarre sexual phobia that prevents her from having sex indoors.The 24-year-old says her sexual claustrophobia ruins her love life as partners soon get ... Read more...

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“Drunk” bats can fly properly


February 10th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that bats have no trouble flying under the influence of alcohol.According to a report in National Geographic News, the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s rarest gorilla captured on professional video for first time


December 17th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): The world's rarest and most camera shy great ape has finally been captured on professional video on a forested mountain in Cameroon.With the assistance of the Wildlife Conservation ... Read more...

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Rat as big as a cat found in extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea


September 7th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): An expedition team has found a new species of giant rat in an extinct volcano in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, which at 82cm length, is as ... Read more...

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Fungal parasite turns ants into zombies


August 12th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A fungal parasite coerces ants into dying in just the right spot -- one that is ideal for the fungus to grow and reproduce, a new study has ... Read more...

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Fungal parasite grows by causing ants to die in the right spot


August 12th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Harvard University researchers found that a fungal parasite causes ants into dying in just the right spot-one that is ideal for the fungus to grow and reproduce.Led by ... Read more...

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Some trees can camouflage themselves too


July 27th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Like animals, trees can camouflage themselves too, a new study has found. One tree even kept changing the colour of its leaves to protect them from a giant ... Read more...

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Trees in New Zealand evolved camouflage defense against long extinct giant birds


July 25th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that trees in New Zealand have evolved a camouflage defense mechanism to protect themselves from extinct giant birds, providing the first ... Read more...

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New species of lungless salamander found in Appalachian foothills of the US


July 9th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A striking new species of lungless salamander has been found living in a small stream in the Appalachian foothills of the US.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

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Ferns climbed aboard trees to experience flowering of their own species diversity


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists have constructed a new time-calibrated family tree for ferns, which has indicated that while modern tropical rain forests were becoming established, ferns climbed aboard, and experienced a ... Read more...

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Isolated forest patches can lose species and biological diversity


June 12th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the increasing fragmentation of forest patches by roads and development are making them isolated green islands, which can lose species and biological ... Read more...

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Predators tend to ignore peculiar prey


May 13th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that predators looking out for prey that looks like the majority, are bound to ignore those animals which are unique and ... Read more...

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Parasitic butterflies trick hosts using ant music


February 6th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 06 (ANI): Infant blue butterflies dupe ants into protecting themselves by mimicking the tune of their queen, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Oxford have found ... Read more...

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Modern radar technology to efficiently monitor rainforests


October 19th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): A University of Leicester professor has called for the use of modern radar technology for monitoring the rainforests. Professor Heiko Balzter, the Head of Geography at the ... Read more...

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