herbivores

High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Great Himalayan National Park vies for World Heritage status


June 13th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.A team ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Flesh eating helped humans spread globally


April 19th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 19 (IANS) When early humans turned flesh eaters, the diet allowed women to wean babies earlier and have more children, culminating in the species' global spread, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems


April 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 1 (IANS) Hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent with global warming, threatening species especially in bio-diverse ecosystems and tropical rainforests.Flora and fauna will become extinct ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New grasslands to boost Bihar tigers (With Images)


January 8th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Valmiki Nagar (Bihar), Jan 8 (IANS) Bihar is planning to create more grasslands in its only tiger reserve to help support more prey animals for the big cats that currently ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fish help coral coral reefs recover


November 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Can fish save coral reefs from dying? It seems so, if one is to go by an instance where the fish did help coral reefs recover ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dinosaur herd migrated over huge distances


October 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A herd of dinosaurs that lived 145 million years ago migrated huge distances to find food, a study says.Herds of Camarasaurus, a long-necked herbivore known as ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Potential new way for plants to fend off pests - starvation


March 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A potential new way for plants to fend off pests is starvation, revealed a study at Michigan State University.Gregg Howe, biochemistry and molecular biology professor, cites that this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Saber-toothed’ vegetarian prowled Brazil 260 million years ago


March 25th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A dog-sized, vegetarian animal that lived 260 million years ago in Brazil might have used its fierce-looking saber-teeth to ward off predators and in battles over territory, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dinos were pretty picky when it came to where they roamed about


October 16th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different environments separated by just a few miles.Hadrosaurs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New horned dinosaurs found in Utah


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Utah, Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered two species of horned dinosaurs. The discovery is most surprising to scientists. The new species are part of the ceratopsids dinosaurs group.The species were ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Climate change, not hunting, killed woolly mammoths: Study


August 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the woolly mammoths died out because of dwindling grasslands - rather than being hunted to extinction by humans.There was a severe decline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New York’s Central Park could accommodate almost 100 dinosaurs


August 14th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): As many as 100 dinosaurs could have crowded into New York's Central Park, estimated a palaeontologist.James Farlow of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and colleagues have worked out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jameshedpur’s Tata Zoo starts deer sterilization drive


August 11th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Anup SinhaJamshedpur, Aug 11 (ANI): The Tata Zoo in Jamshedpur has begun sterilization of male spotted deer to check the rise in their numbers.Zoo authorities have sterilized at least 15 spotted ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Even insects have a self-protective instinct (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Plant-dwelling insects drop to the ground to avoid being chewed by herbivores as they can sense the imminent danger on mammals' breath, a study has found. Herbivores could easily ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Secret location’ of dino skeletons found in South Dakota Badlands


July 30th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A palaeontology team is hoping to find a Triceratops skeleton from a 'secret location' they've found in the South Dakota Badlands.Phil Manning, from the University of Manchester, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stephen Hawking’s take on how aliens might really look


July 9th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 9 (ANI): British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has revealed his idea on how aliens might really look in a new documentary series, 'Into The Universe'.Hawking, 68, who is paralysed due ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans as predators led to the extinction of woolly mammoths


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Life scientists have found what led to the extinction of woolly mammoths and other large mammals more than 10,000 years ago- entry of humans as predators.Researchers have said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pest’s spit ‘doubles spud production’


May 28th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A little spit may be more than enough to double the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, spud, claim researchers.The saliva of the Guatemalan potato moth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New skeletons from Dino-era reveal what reptile Typothorax looked like


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The discovery of two new skeletons has helped scientists reveal what the reptile Typothorax looked like.Typothorax is one of the last large herbivores to evolve in the Late ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

On Diwali, it’s treat time for Lucknow zoo animals


October 17th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 17 (IANS) Animals in the Lucknow zoo enjoyed a Diwali feast Saturday with Kesari Kheer, roasted dry fruits, tandoori chicken, fruit salad, fruit juices and other mouth-watering recipes. On the occasion ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Largest ever dino footprints found in France


October 10th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Footprints from sauropod dinosaurs, giant herbivores with long necks, were found in Plagne, near Lyon, France. The dinosaur footprints in Plagne are circular depressions surrounded by a fold ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

30-mln yr old fossilized mega-dung reveals secret ecology of lost world


July 16th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study of 30 million year old fossil 'mega-dung' from extinct giant South American mammals reveals evidence of complex ecological interactions and theft of dung-beetles' food stores ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Three new Aussie dinos discovered


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 3 (ANI): In a new research, paleontologists have unveiled three new Australian dinosaur skeletons in outback Queensland, Australia.According to a report by ABC News, the two herbivores and one carnivore, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New crops needed in case of continued rise in CO2 levels


June 29th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research has determined that new crops would be needed to be grown in the future if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise.Global food security in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

High ozone depletes productivity in oil seed rape plants


June 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research indicates that high ozone conditions causes a 30 percent decrease in yield and an increase in the concentration of a group of toxic compounds within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Outbreak of Anthrax in Andhra Pradesh


May 10th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, May 10 (ANI): Outbreak of Anthrax in the remote areas has been reported from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.According to the Labburu Primary Health Centre, nearly 51 cases of Anthrax are ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Red flowers use chemical warfare to protect themselves


March 19th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 19 (ANI): A new study has determined that an Australian native plant is using chemical warfare to prevent its bright red flowers from being eaten, by using some quantity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australia and South America need elephants to save their threatened native plants


March 18th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 18 (ANI): An ecologist has said that large herbivores like elephants need to be introduced in regions such as Australia and South America, which would help save threatened native ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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