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Forensic tool developed to track ivory traders


August 7th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Even though trade in ivory has been banned, the poaching of tuskers continues unabated, threatening African elephants.However, Alfred Roca, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, ... Read more...

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Wild tuskers rampage through Chhattisgarh villages, cause panic


June 27th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 27 (IANS) Panic has spread as at least two persons have been trampled to death and several houses damaged by herds of wild elephants rampaging in Sarguja forest ... Read more...

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Researchers find that young goats can develop accents


February 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have reported that young goats develop accent based on the group they are in. The study raises the possibility that animals have higher accents than previously ... Read more...

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Uninformed persons can bring about majority decision


December 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) History is witness to how a handful have succeeded in uniting whole societies behind them and directed their fate. Now, a research shows that uninformed individuals ... Read more...

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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...

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Elephants flirt, argue and have tiffs like humans


June 6th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Elephants flirt and argue like humans, and their family outings too have their share of tiffs over directions. Conservationists have discovered such rows are common among ... Read more...

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GM cows produce ‘human’ breast milk


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Scientists have created genetically modified cattle that produce "human" milk in a bid to make cows' milk more nutritious. They have successfully introduced human genes into ... Read more...

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Now, genetically modified cows that produce ‘human’ breast milk!


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Chinese scientists have reportedly developed genetically modified cows that produce 'human' milk.According to a report in The Sunday Telegraph, they have introduced human genes into dairy cows to ... Read more...

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‘Robotic fish’ that could save thousands of undersea creatures


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): New York University researchers have developed 'robotic' fish that they say could save the lives of thousands of undersea creatures.The prototypes fool shoals of fish into thinking they ... Read more...

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Severe winter forces Himachal’s tribal shepherds to migrate


December 16th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanMashobra (Himachal Pradesh), Dec.16 (ANI): With the arrival of the winter season, the tribal shepherds of the Gaddi community have begun to migrate from the hills to the plain areas ... Read more...

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‘Indiana Jones’ hits the Yeti trail in Nepal


October 25th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) As mysterious and as much sought-after as UFOs, the Yeti - also known as the Abominable Snowman, Migoi and Bigfoot - is not a myth or ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

200,000 animals dead in Pakistan floods: FAO


August 20th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Over 200,000 domesticated animals have died in the floods in Pakistan, and poultry in many areas have been completely wiped out, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sunflower oils may help produce fuel and feed for herds


July 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists have found that oil extracted directly from oilseedrape and sunflower seeds can be used as fuel as well as nutritious animal feed.The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

15 million year old fossils found in Outback


July 19th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Sydney have discovered a cave that contains fossils, which date back to 15 million years ago. The fossils are that of prehistoric marsupials in ... Read more...

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15 Million Year Old Fossils Found In Outback Cave


July 19th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered a cave in the Outback which has beautifully preserved fossils of marsupials almost 15 million years old. The discovery has been called a ... Read more...

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Horses could be men’s next best friends after dogs


July 6th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Horses inherently understand humans better than most other animals do, displaying tremendous sensitivity to even the most subtle eye and body movements, says a new study.The research found ... Read more...

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Iceland Animals Threatened By Volcanic Ash Fluoride Poisoning


May 12th, 2010 - 2:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Since the eruption of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano, areas which lie south of the source of the lava spewing from the earth have become caked with a ... Read more...

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Elephants make ‘beware of the bees’ alarm calls


April 27th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that elephants utter a distinctive rumble in response to the sound of bees, signalling troop members to flee their attackers.According to researchers, this ... Read more...

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UN: Milk production accounts for almost 3 percent of greenhouse gas emissions


April 20th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced Tuesday that nearly three percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions are a result of milk production.This ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Meet the gay swan couple with eyes only for each other!


April 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Visitors at the Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset get to witness a rare sight of togetherness-a gay swan couple, who have set up a nest together.The happy couple are ... Read more...

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Boosting ivory trade monitoring important before allowing one-off sales


March 12th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): An international group of researchers has suggested that boosting ivory trade monitoring and enforcement is important before allowing one-off sales.In 2008, a one-off sale of stockpiled ivory from ... Read more...

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Encroaching woody plants don’t slurp up water


March 7th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A study by researchers at the Texas A and M University, US, has suggested that the assumption that encroaching woody plants slurp up water and drain nearby rivers ... Read more...

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PFA activists protest against elephants killing


March 4th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 4 (ANI): Activists of People For Animals (PFA), a voluntary forum working for the welfare of the animals staged a protest against the recurring accidents of elephants being knocked down ... Read more...

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Untied cows produce less milk than tied cattle


February 16th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that untied cattle in small herds produce less milk than cows tied to their stalls, but have a higher reproductive ... Read more...

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Coming soon, rabbit milk that may help treat heart patients


January 17th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on creating herds of dairy rabbits to help treat heart patients with their milk.A farm in Holland is said to be the first in the ... Read more...

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Antelopes play havoc with crops in Bihar


January 14th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KmuarPaliganj (Bihar), Jan.14 (ANI): Antelopes have become a major cause of worry for farmers in Bihar who are on a strict vigil round the clock these days to protect ... Read more...

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Toll reaches 13 as elephants continue Nepal ravage


December 18th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 18 (IANS) More than three weeks after a wounded elephant killed at least 11 people in Nepal, the pachyderms have continued to wreak havoc with the toll now rising to ... Read more...

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Tesla might have caused the Tunguska Event


November 12th, 2009 - 4:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siberia, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The infamous Tunguska event took place on June 30th, 1908. A huge explosion estimated to be equivalent to a whooping 10-15 megatons of TNT flattened a huge ... Read more...

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Britain’s oldest known dinosaur to be unearthed


November 4th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, November 4 (ANI): A team of researchers have announced that the are all set to excavate the remains of Britain's oldest known dinosaur almost 40 years after they were first discovered.Bones ... Read more...

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UFO caught on tape beaming ‘buffalo into spaceship’!


November 2nd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A UFO has reportedly been caught on tape beaming up a buffalo into their spaceship.Pensioner Derek Bridges, 69, filmed the entire scene from his window after spotting pulsating ... Read more...

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A mammoth sensation in Serbia - no matter how old


September 20th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Thomas Brey Kostolac (Serbia), Sep 20 (DPA) Wading through the swamps that hundreds of thousands of years later would become eastern Serbia, Vika became stuck, never managing to pull herself free, and ... Read more...

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Archaeologists to explore how prehistoric Italians made their living at end of the Ice Age


August 25th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Archaeologists at the University of Bradford are all set to lead an exploration into how prehistoric people made their living in Italy at the end of the Ice ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover oldest map in Western Europe


August 6th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Zaragoza have unearthed what they believe is man's earliest map, dating from almost 14,000 years ago.The research team, led by archaeologist Pilar Utrilla, ... Read more...

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Cool male camels corner most females


July 17th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 17 (IANS) When they want sex, male camels just have to stay cool. This ability to drop their body temperature may help them last longer in rutting displays, says Gordon ... Read more...

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Leopard caught on camera while taking a relaxing dip in spa hot tub


July 9th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): It seems that leopards too believe in beauty treatments, for a wild big cat was recently caught on camera taking a break from her cubs with a relaxing ... Read more...

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