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Will India’s indigenous horses trot into sunset?


March 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) For millennia, they have shared the world with their human masters. They have carried their owners in the thick of battle, across grasslands, hills, plains ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Male mice sing to attract females


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Male mice are able to sing melodic tunes to attract female partners, a study has said.The tunes are sung at ultrasonic range beyond human hearing, and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s first hybrid shark found in Australia


January 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are anxiously monitoring the first hybrid shark found in the Australian waters. Marine scientists say the animal is a result of inbreeding between the Australian blacktip ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.For instance, penguins may be able to smell whether another penguin is a kin, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Green corridors to help pandas find Mr. or Miss Right


April 17th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Green corridors will be built linking 16 forest reserve areas in northwest China to help giant pandas from different groups "make friends" and "seek their ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Women shy away from fathers during ovulation


November 30th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Researchers have found that women tend to shy away from their fathers during ovulation. They have based their study on cell phone records of 48 women aged ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women ‘avoid contact with their dads during ovulation’


November 30th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Women avoid contact with their fathers during ovulation, according to researchers at UCLA, the University of Miami and Cal State, Fullerton.The findings are based on an innovative use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birds learn migratory destinations from parents


November 17th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A six-year study on migrating geese has discovered that they learn their migratory destinations from parents.The findings suggested young light-bellied Brent geese return to the same spots ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sagotra marriage opposer told to move high court (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked a petitioner, seeking direction to the central government that marriages within "sagotra (same clan)" be deemed prohibited relationship under the Hindu Marriage ... Read more...

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Inbreeding damaged Darwin’s family


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Charles Darwin's children may have blighted themselves genetically because of generations of inbreeding in his own family.The research, led by James Moore, professor of science history at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene boosts yield of hybrid tomatoes


April 7th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Researchers have boosted yields and improved taste of hybrid tomato, thanks to a single gene. The discovery was patented by Yissum, the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University, ... Read more...

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Stress broadens men’s ‘mating’ tastes


March 10th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): The mating business just got more complex: A new study has found that when stressed, men get drawn to a wider range of women.Published in Proceedings of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists sequence giant panda genome to shed new light into the bear’s diet


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): By successfully sequencing the panda genome for the first time, an international team of scientists has shed new light on some of the giant panda's unusual biological traits, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare sighting of brown-and-white panda may point towards inbreeding


January 19th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): The recent sighting of an extremely rare giant panda with brown and white fur is raising fears that the species may be suffering from inbreeding.In November 2009, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

14 wolves killed in first hunt in Sweden in four decades


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Stockhom, Jan 3 (DPA) Hunters benefited from good snow cover Saturday and shot 14 of the 27 wolves allowed to be culled under the first licensed wolf hunt in Sweden for over ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scent signals make lemurs prevent incest


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Lemurs can avoid incest and nepotism, thanks to some specific scent signals secreted from the genital glands of others in the family, according to a new study.Researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiger relocation in Madhya Pradesh park delayed


September 25th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 25 (IANS) Two tigresses in the Panna national park in Madhya Pradesh, earlier slated to get a male companion Friday, will now have to wait at least for another four ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Uttar Pradesh to create new rhino reserve in Dudhwa


September 16th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) Encouraged by a substantial increase in the state's rhino population, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to carve out a new Rhino reserve in the Dudhwa National Park ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Like humans, birds too avoid inbreeding


June 30th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found that a strictly monogamous species of bird has the ability to choose partners with a different genetic profile.The researchers, led by Richard Wagner from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Termites indulge in both sexual and asexual reproduction


March 27th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): When it comes to sex, certain female termite "primary queens" can reproduce both sexually and asexually during their lifetimes, according to a new study.The collaborative study by scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inbreeding blamed for 59 lion deaths in Himachal


February 21st, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) A lion safari in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district has lost 59 Asiatic lions in the past 26 years, with most big cats succumbing to diseases and abnormalities brought ... Read more...

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Animals can re-learn smell of siblings after hibernation


February 14th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): A new research has determined that even after an interruption such as prolonged hibernation, animals can re-establish their use of smell to detect their siblings.Animals also need ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apes faces reveal family ties


February 12th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Humans can discern family resemblances in great apes and some monkeys, hints a new study.According to lead researcher Alexandra Alvergne, an anthropologist at the University of Montpelier, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nazi doctor not responsible for creating town of twins in Brazil


January 28th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have rejected claims that the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who was notorious for his experiments at Auschwitz in Poland, was responsible for creating a tribe of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern chickens have lost most of their ancestral genes


November 5th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that super-productive modern chickens have, on average, lost over half the genes present in ancestral populations. Bill Muir of Purdue University in West Lafayette, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Inbreeding does not lead to amphibian deformities


October 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): While inbreeding is looked upon as the cause behind deformity in a wide variety of animals, a new study has claimed that the same doesnt hold true ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Corals can breed themselves out of a one-way trip to extinction


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that faced with a dire shortage of mates of their own kind, corals may be able to cross-breed with certain other coral ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Promiscuous females endanger offspring’s life


September 12th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) Fish born to promiscuous females may be disadvantaged because of certain inherited traits, according to researchers of University of Western Australia. The University's Centre for Evolutionary Biology scientist ... Read more...

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The Pill can make women sniff out wrong partners


August 13th, 2008 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): The Pill can screw up a woman''s ability to sniff out a suitable partner, suggests a new University of Liverpool research. Women are said to have an ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Limbless pooches get wheels for ride!


July 20th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Life certainly rolled on wheels for three disabled pooches, when they were fitted with new sets of wheels.Chihuahua triplets Venus, Pablo and Carmen were born without ... Read more...

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Celibate snow leopard to get foreign female companion!


July 16th, 2008 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 16 (IANS) Single at six can sure be lonely - at least if you are a male snow leopard! To help one such captive big cat in a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

The scent of a male primate says everything about him


June 24th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): For humans, perfumes and colognes may all have to do with superficiality, but when it comes to the world of primates, scents go much deeper.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian animal rights advocate says zoos are genetic wastelands


June 3rd, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 3 (ANI): An Indian animal rights advocate has claimed that zoos are just genetic wastelands that have no real point in the modern world.According to a report by Fairfax ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orchids lure male bees by posing as irresistibly scented exotic females


May 27th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin
London , May 27 (ANI): Orchids use their irresistible scent to lure male bees for sex and end up benefiting themselves in their own reproduction, a new study has found.Orchids sexually ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female mice avoid inbred males on basis of scent alone


April 18th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): A new study from the University of Liverpool has found that female mice recognize inbred males on the basis of their scent alone.The team led by led ... Read more...

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