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New footage shows how a hummingbird’s tongue helps it drink


May 4th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Spectacular new close-up footage of hummingbirds overturn nearly two centuries of conventional wisdom on how they drink.Researchers previously thought tube-like channels in their tongues sucked up fluid bycapillary ... Read more...

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Male hummingbirds well maintain their territories to attract mates


April 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): While observing the behaviour of hummingbirds, a group of researchers discovered that males defend and maintain a territory with a high density of nectar-producing flowers to attract females.During ... Read more...

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Acacia plant can release chemicals to stop ants from interfering in pollination


December 28th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the acacia plant can stop ants from interfering in their pollination process, by producing chemicals that send the approaching insects ... Read more...

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High-speed photography captures hummingbirds in mid-flight


December 14th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): An American photographer has successfully captured the flapping of hummingbirds wings with the help of high-speed photography.These birds flap their wings a staggering 90 times per second making ... Read more...

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Mammals, birds, fishes have won evolutionary race


August 24th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Mammals, birds and fishes are among evolution's "winners" because they have diversified into more species, while crocodiles, alligators and their reptile cousin tuatara are among the "losers", says ... Read more...

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Flapping ‘nano’ aircraft takes off successfully without using wires


August 14th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): The smallest ever free-flying aircraft to hover and climb with flapping wings has taken off successfully without the aid of wires.The aircraft was tested at aerospace firm Aeronvironment ... Read more...

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Here’s presenting evolution’s “winners” and “losers”!


July 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new research by scientists has named mammals and many species of birds and fish as evolution's "winners", while crocodiles, alligators and a reptile cousin of snakes known ... Read more...

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Scientists zero in on genes responsible for changing flower color


June 30th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists at UC (University of California) Santa Barbara have zeroed in on the genes responsible for changing flower color.In an article published recently in the Proceedings of the ... Read more...

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Male hummingbirds move faster than fighter jets for love


June 10th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Male Anna's hummingbirds move faster than the fighter jets to impress potential mates, a new study has found.The study showed that during courtship flights, male hummingbirds sustain accelerations ... Read more...

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African sunbirds have evolved to hover over plants for nectar


April 14th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Just like American hummingbirds, African sunbirds have also learnt to hover around a flower to collect nectar, and scientists have found that the tree tobacco plant prompts the ... Read more...

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Ancient Nazca Lines in Peru to be protected from heavy rains


April 14th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): The National Institute of Culture (INC) is currently preparing a preservation project to prevent damaged caused by weather on the enigmatic Nazca Lines in Peru."It's a project that ... Read more...

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Long, sexy tails not a drawback for male hummingbirds birds


March 13th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): The long tails sported by male birds in the tropics are often considered a distinct disadvantage because they lead to as much as a 50 percent greater ... Read more...

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Religious viewers send me hate mail for not crediting God: Attenborough


January 27th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.27 (ANI): BBC television presenter and conservationist Sir David Attenborough has claimed that religious viewers send him hate mail for not crediting God for his natures bountiful benefits, and he ... Read more...

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Dolly Parton to be inducted into Gospel Music Hall of Fame


January 9th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): American country music singer Dolly Parton will be inducted into the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Hall of Fame next month.According to Contactmusic, the induction ceremony will be ... Read more...

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Biologists redraw entire bird evolutionary tree


June 27th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): A new study by biologists has completely redrawn the bird evolutionary tree, with the largest study of bird genetics ever completed.According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Like penguins and hummingbirds, humans too trade sex for resources


April 11th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown that humans follow in the footsteps of penguins and other primates, when it comes to trading sex for resources.Studies ... Read more...

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