insect species

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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Scientists find way to decimate malarial mosquitoes


August 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed a vital clue that could help them decimate malaria-causing mosquito populations by rendering males genetically sterile.They figured out that the female mosquito is ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Great Himalayan National Park


July 18th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) In a move that could bring global recognition for the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, a team of international wildlife experts will visit it ... Read more...

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China opens Asia’s largest insect museum


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) About 400,000 million insect samples are on display in Asia's largest insect museum opened in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.The Insect Museum of West China ... Read more...

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Algae, bacteria hogged oxygen after ancient mass extinction, wiping out marine life


March 26th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stanford researchers have found that after the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history - 250 million years ago - algae and bacteria in the ocean rebounded so fast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New mosquito type presents challenge in fighting malaria


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in France have identified a new type of mosquito in Africa and say it could further complicate the fight to control malaria.It is a subgroup of Anopheles ... Read more...

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Malaysia release of GM insects ‘may create uncontrollable new species’


January 27th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): In the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at combating dengue fever, Malaysia has released 6,000 genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in an uninhabited forest area.The landmark ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly insect repellents identified


July 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Paving way for new environmental-friendly insect repellents, researchers have identified two compounds emitted by mosquito predators that make the mosquitoes less inclined to lay eggs in pools of ... Read more...

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Using ’super sexed’ male insects to control pest population


June 7th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Scientists are developing 'super-sexed' yet sterile male insects to copulate with female ones to control pests. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) scientists hope to offer yet another efficient ... Read more...

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Not an ordinary insect, it monitors FIFA World Cup (With image)


May 14th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) You are not the only one waiting impatiently for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to start at Johannesburg in South Africa June 11 -- a tiny insect in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Why female moths are bigger than the males


March 12th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have discovered why female moths are bigger and more beautiful than the male species.The researchers discovered that the key to unraveling ... Read more...

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Female ants give up sex for greater good


January 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) The fungus-gardening ant is the only species of its kind to have dispensed with sex or males, says a new study. Most social insects, wasps, ants and bees ... Read more...

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Researchers find bacterium to trip malarial mosquitoes


December 25th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Wolbachia, a bacterium from fruit flies, makes mosquitoes more resistant to infection by viruses, including those triggering dengue fever and Chikungunya, says a new research. Previous studies had shown ... Read more...

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Microbial ‘mosquito net’ to aid in fight against mosquito-borne disease


December 25th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): By finding a microbial 'mosquito net', scientists have made new progress in the fight against mosquito-borne disease like dengue fever and Chikungunya.Earlier this year, researchers showed that they ... Read more...

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How females control sperm storage to pick the best dad


September 9th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): University of Exeter researchers have found new evidence to explain how female insects can influence the father of their offspring, even after mating with up to ten males. ... Read more...

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One ant species has given up sex completely


August 26th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Texas and Brazilian researchers have confirmed the complete asexuality of a widespread fungus-gardening ant-called Mycocepurus smithii- the only ant species in the world known to have dispensed with ... Read more...

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Squirting toxic blood helps insects avoid being eaten by predators


July 29th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown that the tactic of insects to squirt toxic blood out of gaps in their body to avoid being eaten by predators ... Read more...

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Finding new mammal species not a cause for joy, but a warning for humanity


February 10th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A scientist has said the fact that were discovering new mammal species in an era of human-caused mass extinctions, is not a cause for joy, but only ... Read more...

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Climate-change hampering long-term recovery for acidified rivers


December 13th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Cardiff University in the UK has determined that climate change is hampering the long-term recovery of rivers from the effects of ... Read more...

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Climate change negates recovery of acid hit rivers


December 13th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Climate change is negating long-term recovery of rivers from the effects of acid rain, according to a Cardiff University study.The research by Steve Ormerod and Isabelle Durance of ... Read more...

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Climate change hampering long-term recovery of rivers from effects of acid rain


December 3rd, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that climate change is hampering the long-term recovery of rivers from the effects of acid rain, with wet weather offsetting improvements.The research, ... Read more...

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Size doesn’t matter in insect sex


September 6th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 6 (IANS) When it comes to sex, an insect species has shown size doesn't really matter, but it involves tremendous legwork on the part of the much smaller, lighter males ... Read more...

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India discovers 67 animal species, 29 plant species


June 5th, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Indian scientists have discovered 67 new animal species, including fishes, spiders and crop eating insects, and 29 plant species, including grass and flower varieties, ... Read more...

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Koalas may be threatened as climate change makes leaves inedible


April 6th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, April 6 (ANI): A new research has indicated that Koalas and other leaf-eating animals may be threatened because of climate change causing eucalyptus leaves to become inedible. The research, carried out ... Read more...

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