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Insect wing tougher than man-made substances


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, Aug 23 (IANS) The seemingly fragile insect wings are much tougher than many man-made substances that combine the best of technology and the latest advances in science.The finding may ... Read more...

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Scaring grasshoppers could hit the whole of ecosystem


June 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Grasshoppers, stressed by the fear of an attack by spiders, could harm our ecosystem dearly by consuming a greater quantity of carbohydrate-rich plants, similar to what ... Read more...

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Roy Hodgson to take over as England soccer manager


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Roy Hodgson is the new England manager, the Football Association (FA) announced Tuesday.Hodgson has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the FA that runs ... Read more...

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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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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...

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Protein turns harmless grasshoppers into destructive swarms


December 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Locusts devastate swathes of vegetation in swarms that stretch over many square kilometres, blotting the sun and the sky for hours. This is due to a ... Read more...

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Priyanka misses family on Diwali (Movie Snippets)


October 25th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is busy working on her music album in Los Angeles and says she is missing the Diwali festivities with her family ... 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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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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Dragonflies grow bigger with more oxygen: Study


October 31st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): New experiments have confirmed that dragonflies grow bigger with more oxygen, or hyperoxia.The giant dragonflies of ancient Earth with wingspans of up to 70 centimetres are generally attributed ... Read more...

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Creepy-crawlies in Mexican-style on Brooklyn restaurant’s menu


September 15th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Caterpillars, mealworms and moth larvae give you a creepy feeling? What if you have to eat them? A Brooklyn restaurant has all this on the menu.Adventurous diners with ... Read more...

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Grasshopper swarm destroys crops in Kathua district


August 30th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanKathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 30 (ANI): Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district and adjacent areas have been hit by a swarm of grasshoppers.The new species of grasshopper ... Read more...

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Vodafone-Crossword book award nominees announced


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Out of a total 210 entries, 16 books have been shortlisted for the Vodafone-Crossword Book Award 2009, in the categories of Indian language fiction translation, English non- ... Read more...

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Salma enjoys eating bugs


June 23rd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she enjoys eating ants, worms and grasshoppers. The "Lonely Hearts" star says there are many delicious recipes in her native Mexico, reports thesun.co.uk."We eat ... Read more...

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Grasshopper infestations hampering normal life in Wyoming


March 30th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Newcastle, Mar 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Massive grasshopper infestation is hampering normal life in the prairies of northeastern Wyoming. They cause a lot of devastation and havoc when they disrupt the ... Read more...

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Some American Provinces Dread A Destructive Grasshopper Invasion In the Upcoming Summer


March 30th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Grasshopper invasions have assumed mythic pitches on the barren pampas of northeastern Wyoming. The grasshoppers engulf thoroughfares, wolf T-shirts off clotheslines and gulp down ... Read more...

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Grasshopper Invasion Threat In West This Summer


March 30th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Newcastle, March 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This summer, according to the findings of the federal research team, could turn to be a nightmare for farmers and ranchers in South Dakota, North ... Read more...

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Scientists find new clues as to why animals grow bigger in the cold


February 25th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have across new clues that offers new insight to Bergmann's rule that animals grow larger at high, cold latitudes than their counterparts closer to the equator.The ... Read more...

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Better food makes high-latitude animals bigger


January 29th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) Animals at high latitudes grow better than their counterparts closer to the equator because higher-latitude vegetation is more nutritious, says a new study. The report presents a novel ... Read more...

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Ailing Stuttgart sack Babbel, appoint Gross


December 7th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Stuttgart, Dec 7 (DPA) Struggling VfB Stuttgart appointed Swiss coach Christian Gross to succeed Markus Babbel who was dismissed a day after fan protests before and after a 1-1 draw with ... Read more...

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NASA scientists make mice levitate with the help of magnets


September 10th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 10 (ANI): As part of research into the conditions endured by astronauts in space, NASA-backed scientists have successfully levitated mice with the help of magnets.According to a report in the ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy takes a hard look at democracy (IANS Book Review)


July 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy"; Author: Arundhati Roy; Publisher: Penguin-Books India; Price: Rs 499 By Madhusree ChatterjeeMan Booker winning author Arundhati Roy takes a probing look at the underbelly ... Read more...

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Plants do chat with each other


June 22nd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Plants do talk to one another to warn about predators, and are "capable of more sophisticated behaviour than we imagined", according to a new study.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Plants can engage in self-recognition and warn of danger


June 21st, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): In a groundbreaking research, scientists have determined that plants engage in self-recognition and can communicate danger to their "clones" or genetically identical cuttings planted nearby.The research was done ... Read more...

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Thailand prescribes bug-free diet for asthma patients


March 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 22 (DPA) Thailand's health ministry has warned people suffering from asthma and allergies to avoid eating fried insects, a popular street-stall snack in Bangkok and other cities, media reports said ... Read more...

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Happiness chemical turns humble grasshoppers into marauding locusts


January 30th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists from the UK and Australia have uncovered the underlying biological reason why locusts form migrating swarms.They have identified an increase in the chemical serotonin (a chemical ... Read more...

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Grasshoppers and crickets identified as ideal trackers of climate change


September 15th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): The fact that grasshoppers can be used to tack climate changes, has worked in their favour, as they, along with bush crickets, have been identified as the ... Read more...

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Haryana faces a grasshopper problem


August 15th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Farmers in some districts of Haryana are a worried lot as they face an invasion of crop-destroying grasshoppers. The pests are destroying crops and the state's ... Read more...

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Grasshoppers invasion delights residents in Kohima


June 29th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima (Nagaland), June 29 (ANI): Catching a grasshopper is something many children enjoy for the thrill it involves. But in the State capital of Nagaland, Kohima, several people of ... Read more...

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Eat bugs to stay hale and hearty!


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, June 2 (ANI): It would take a while for you digest them, but scientists have revealed that eating bugs would be nutritious, delicious and environmental friendly.Gorging on spiders and grasshoppers, ... Read more...

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