How beach beetles use wheel locomotion to roll away from danger

March 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Biologists have discovered how a beach beetle rolls away from danger across the sand - it simply leaps into the air and curves its body into a perfect ... Read more...

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Flowers produce chemicals to keep greedy bees at bay: Study

February 2nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): It is no secret that many flowering plants have evolved structures that prevent pollinators such as bees from taking too much pollen.Now, Swiss researchers have produced experimental ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered mosquitoes thwart dengue spreaders

November 12th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Fight against dengue would soon become more efficient, as scientists have successfully conducted an outdoor trial of genetically modified mosquitoes to sabotage the dengue spreaders.By the end of ... Read more...

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Ancient Insects Grew Bigger With More Oxygen, Study Reveals

November 2nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Giant bugs may appear revolting to some while fascinating for others. What was previously just a hypothesis is now a fact, with John VandenBrooks of Arizona ... Read more...

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What prevents zebrafish from biting off more than it can chew?

November 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists may have found why it is easier for us to spot movement of small objects in our field of vision, than to notice other things.University of California ... Read more...

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Butterflies cure themselves of disease with medicinal plants

October 11th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Experts have discovered that Monarch butterflies can cure themselves and their offspring of disease by using medicinal plants.The disease is caused by a protozoan parasite called Ophryocystis elektroscirrha. ... Read more...

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Dengue victims are mostly students and working persons

September 21st, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.21 (ANI): Chairman of Municipal Corporation of Delhi's Medical Relief and Public Health Committee Dr. V.K. Monga on Monday said that the most affected segment of population from dengue is ... Read more...

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Female beetles lock horns in fierce battle for dung!

March 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 3 (ANI): In a new research, scientists found out that female beetles resort to horned aggression against each other in the battle for securing dung.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Scientists explain evolutionary mystery behind bizarre eyed flatfish

July 10th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have explained the evolutionary mystery behind the asymmetrical arrangement of eyes on one side of the head of the flatfish. All adult flatfishes, including the gastronomically familiar ... Read more...

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Indian scientists use cow urine for better rearing of honeybees

July 9th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Pantnagar, July 8 (ANI): Scientists in Uttarakhand are making use of cow urine to save bees from contacting microbial diseases during the rearing process.Researchers at the Govind Ballabh Pant University of ... Read more...

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Larva of mysterious crustacean could grow up to be a parasite

May 20th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have got a clue in solving the mystery behind a crustacean that has only been seen in the form of larvae, suggesting that the adult of ... Read more...

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Compound holds promise for treating parasitic worm disease

March 17th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Researchers at the Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal, Ill., and NIHs Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC) have identified chemical compounds that hold promise as potential therapies for ... Read more...

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Butterfly conservatory breeds exotic varieties of winged beauties

March 2nd, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by admin
By Shivaji Pune, March 2 (ANI): A unique park in Pune is home to hundreds of colourful butterflies.The park is spread across two acres of land in Sahakar Nagar in the city ... Read more...

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Heres how you turn cockroaches into ‘zombie slaves’

November 30th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 30 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a neurological trick used by a species of wasp that live in tropical regions of India, Africa and the Pacific Islands, to turn cockroaches into ... Read more...

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