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Two British policewomen sacked for racial abuse


September 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Two women police officers in Britain have been sacked after a colleague recorded them having a conversation in which one said that black people looked like ... Read more...

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Eating monkeys, apes could cause ‘next HIV’


May 26th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.They are already tracking a HIV-like virus ... Read more...

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Unique genetic adaptation helped our brain grow


April 13th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 13 (IANS) Humans adapted genetically about 300,000 years ago to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, says a study.The human nervous system ... Read more...

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500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park


February 9th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo's Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.An official of the Congolese ... Read more...

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Great apes too make sophisticated decisions


December 30th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The great apes too seem human in making sophisticated decisions, based on what they know and the likelihood of success when guessing, according to a German ... Read more...

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Fear of predators forced primates into social group


November 15th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Fear of predators made our solitary primate ancestors descend from the trees and unite into groups for daytime activity, says a new study. "It has been ... Read more...

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Twisted trees found in Siberia are ‘proof of Bigfoot’


November 14th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siberia, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bigfoot hunters say they have found the strongest evident yet to back their claim that creature really exist. The evidence, as presented to the world by the ... Read more...

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Yeti nests found in Russia?


November 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Experts from Russia, Canada, the US and Sweden went on an expedition to Siberia and reportedly found nests of the elusive Bigfoot or the legendary creature ... Read more...

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Longer breast feeding helps babies develop bigger brains


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Breast feeding for longer stretches could be a safe way to help babies develop bigger brains.A three-year study of 128 mammal species, including humans, found that ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

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Humans stink worse than other animals


February 24th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): While we tend to think of other animals as smelling more unpleasantly than we do, a new study suggests that the truth may actually be the opposite.Strong body ... Read more...

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‘Promiscuous’ chimps produce more sperm


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists based in Japan have revealed that chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans.Promiscuous ape species have ... Read more...

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Gorilla That Walks Like A Man Filmed At Zoo In Kent


January 27th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Kent, Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is one gorilla determined to establish his kinship with humans all the more. Ambam, a resident of the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in ... Read more...

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Primates better adapted to environmental changes


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) What sets humankind's closest relatives -- monkeys, apes and other primates -- apart from other animals? One answer is that primates are less affected by seasonal ups ... Read more...

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Non-human sugar in drugs causes chronic inflammation


July 26th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a kind of sugar molecule found in some biotechnology drugs may limit or undermine their therapeutic effectiveness in some patients leading to chronic inflammation.The ... Read more...

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Apes running ‘out of time’ due to global warming


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Global warming may change ape behaviour, which in turn could cause them to run 'out of time', reveals a study.The study states that rising temperatures and changes in ... Read more...

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Oldest footprint fossil could offer insights into ancient human gait


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): After discovering fossil remains of what is believed to be the oldest footprints that look like those made by modern humans, scientists are trying to understand how walking ... Read more...

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How human laughter is different from that of apes


July 21st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled how human laughter is different from that of apes.Human laughter, as we know, is unique and different than other animals-this is down to our unique ... Read more...

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Your longevity depends on your brain size!


July 16th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Mammals with larger brains in relation to body size tend to have longer lives. This finding is based on an analysis of about 500 mammal species by the ... Read more...

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Gorillas play tag to maintain competitive edge: Study


July 14th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Gorillas play tag as a way to learn how to keep a competitive edge, says a new study."The hitting can be very hard and still be part of ... Read more...

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Humans And Whales Linked By Their “Grandmothers”


July 4th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Exeter, UK, July 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent researches by the scientists have proved how human beings and whales are linked to one another by their grandmothers. The scientists are of ... Read more...

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Even apes can’t ‘ape’ the human bite


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 22 (ANI): The human bite is stronger than that of a typical ape, proving that our skull is quite strong despite its wimpish appearance, according to a new Australian research.The ... Read more...

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Damian Aspinall has an emotional reunion with a gorilla after 5 years


May 18th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
West Africa, May 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Conservationist Damian Aspinall had a very emotional moment when he was reunited with a gorilla, which he had released in the wild jungles 5 years ... Read more...

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Emotional Reunion Of Damian Aspinall With A Gorilla Takes Place


May 17th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Conservationist Damian Aspinall has joined up with a gorilla named Kwibi subsequent to five lengthy years of separation. He had discharged Kwibi into the forests ... Read more...

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Just like humans, apes suffer self-doubt too


April 19th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Just like humans, apes are sufficiently self-aware to doubt their own knowledge, says a new study.As part of the research, Josep Call of the Max Planck Institute for ... Read more...

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Three Tigers Escape From A Canary Islands Zoo


March 24th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Madrid, Spain, March 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was not a zebra that had ventured out on the road or some notorious monkey creating a ruckus, the Civil Guard police of ... Read more...

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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...

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Tree-dwelling mammals live longer than earthbound ones


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound overhead will live to plague your yard longer than the ones that aerate it with their burrows, according ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sharing comes naturally to apes


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Sharing is a behaviour which kindergarten teachers and day care workers hold up as an ideal to be followed by pupils and patients alike. But for our ape ... Read more...

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Gorillas can reinfect humans with malaria even after eradication


January 20th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) A malignant malaria parasite that infects humans comes from another closely related bug, found in equatorial African chimpanzees and gorillas, which could complicate its eradication, says a new ... Read more...

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Understanding human cultures key to preserving gorillas, elephants


January 14th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Understanding human cultures has been linked to the preservation of gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in African parks and reserves in a new study.Researchers from Purdue University stressed ... Read more...

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Teeth of some apes are formed primarily to survive toughest times


December 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that the teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce.The research, performed by scientists ... Read more...

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Discovery of “Ardi” named breakthrough of the year


December 18th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): The discovery of Ardipithecus ramidus, or "Ardi," has received the top honor as the Breakthrough of the Year 2009 by the magazine 'Science' and its publisher, AAAS, the ... Read more...

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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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World’s rarest ape makes its debut in a video


December 17th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) The world's rarest and most camera shy great ape has been filmed for the first time in a forested mountain in Cameroon, says the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). With ... Read more...

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