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Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot


September 12th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) A rare species of armadillo is set to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.World football's governing body FIFA ... Read more...

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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Stranded whale put down in Cornwall


August 14th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cornwall, Aug 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A rare scene occurred at the beach of Cornwall when a 65 feet whale died. The whale was found by the beach walkers who while they were ... Read more...

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Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Warm-up exercise helps tiny shrews survive icy waters


July 5th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
This behaviour is unexpected because lower body temperatures enable diving mammals to stay underwater for longer. Heating up doesn't make sense as animals use up oxygen more quickly when they are ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New tool shows dinosaurs lighter than thought


June 6th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have developed a tool to measure the weight and size of dinosaurs precisely and discovered they are not as heavy as previously thought. Biologists used ... Read more...

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24 newly discovered lizard species face extinction


April 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be close to extinction and the other half are ... Read more...

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Hundreds of fossils found outside Argentina’s capital


April 20th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Paleontologists found about 300 well-preserved fossils of pre-historic animals at two quarries outside Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said.The fossils were found by specialists from the ... Read more...

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24 mn generations for mice to grow to elephant size


January 31st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) It would take at least 24 million generations for a mouse-sized creature to evolve into something as big as an elephant. Conversely, it would require only ... Read more...

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Meat-loving predator survived 35 million years


December 7th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) An ancient predator with serrated teeth, streamlined body and a ravenous appetite for meat outlived a major extinction at a time when the distant relatives of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Twisted trees found in Siberia are ‘proof of Bigfoot’


November 14th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siberia, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bigfoot hunters say they have found the strongest evident yet to back their claim that creature really exist. The evidence, as presented to the world by the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Yeti nests found in Russia?


November 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Experts from Russia, Canada, the US and Sweden went on an expedition to Siberia and reportedly found nests of the elusive Bigfoot or the legendary creature ... Read more...

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Remains of 10,000-year-old giant sloth found


October 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Scientists have found bones in Brazil that belonged to a 20-foot-tall sloth that lived some 10,000 years ago.The bones were found in Minas Gerais state. The ... Read more...

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Whale found dead 800 metres from shoreline


September 29th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A rare breed of whale, which has been found dead 800 yards from the shoreline, has baffled marine experts in Britain.The 33ft mammal was discovered at ... Read more...

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African crested rat uses poison from trees


August 4th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) African crested rat could be predators' nightmare, because it applies a deadly plant toxin to sponge-like hairs on its sides to keep them at bay, says ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Remains of woolly mammoth found in Russia


May 27th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of a woolly mammoth have been discovered by a group of students in the remote northeast Russian region of Yakutia, an official said ... Read more...

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Drought threatens rare dolphin breed in China


May 27th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A drought in central China, lasting for about 200 days, has lowered the water level in a nature reserve, so much so that the survival of ... Read more...

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Tirupati temple proposes breeding of civet for musk


March 10th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) To meet the demand for musk at Sri Venkateswara temple -- India's richest temple -- in Tirupati, the temple administration has proposed to sponsor breeding ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Designing tough robos? Let them grow as humans do


January 21st, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): In a new study, a University of Vermont robotics expert explains that the process of building a robust robot should start right from being a baby, just as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disrupted routine makes healthy cats act sick: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): The next time your cat vomits hairballs or refuses to eat, don't think she is being finicky, as she might just be acting sick because of the stress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why are female squirrels promiscuous?


December 16th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 16 (IANS) Why do female squirrels entertain as many suitors as available?Canadian researchers say rampant promiscuity among female squirrels in the mammal world is linked to how many males are ... Read more...

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Pheromones only a figment of imagination


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Pheromones are just a figment of imagination, not the hidden key to attracting the opposite sex as popularly believed.Richard Doty at the Penn State University's School of Medicine ... Read more...

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‘Attraction chemicals’ pheromones do not exist, claims scientist


December 4th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Pheromones-the mysterious chemical signals that 'trigger attraction'-do not even exist, a scientist has claimed.Richard Doty at Penn State University's School of Medicine said that mammals, unlike insects, do ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coffee made from cat poo is ‘world’s most expensive’ at $15 a cup!


December 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 1 (ANI): The world's most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a civet is gaining fast in popularity and priced at ... Read more...

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Study: Dogs are smarter than cats


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that contrary to the popular belief, dogs are in fact more intelligent than cats.The study was conducted by researchers from ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on mysterious eel-like creatures that lived before dinos


October 30th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has shed light on conodonts - a species of eel-like creatures that lived even before dinosaurs - and according to scientists, ate like the creature ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inia Boliviensis, The Pink Dolphin Of Amazon Gets Famous


October 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Amazon Alive! A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009," an articled published on Tuesday, by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) features the biggest diversity of animals, for whom the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Humpback whale undertakes record 6,200-mile journey


October 13th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) A humpback whale has swum into the record books after travelling a quarter of the way around the world. In the longest recorded migration by any mammal, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Record-breaking whale swims 9,800 kms in search of love


October 13th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): A female humpback whale has astonished marine biologists by swimming over 9,800 kilometres from breeding areas in Brazil to those in Madagascar, setting a record for the longest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New species of ‘mongoose-like’ carnivore discovered in Madagascar


October 12th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new species of carnivore in Madagascar.The cat-sized, speckled brown mammal belongs to a family of mongoose-like animals found only on the Indian Ocean island, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sacramento Bee Reports The Vanish Of Chipmunks


October 5th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar After many other animals it is probably the time for Sierra Nevada inhabitant, Inyo chipmunk, to go Dodo's way. This striped cheeked, bushy tailed, and button brown eyed chipmunk ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Montana Woman Uses Zucchini to Fight Off Bear


September 24th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Thursday in Missoula County, Montana, a bear decided to try and enter the home of a woman who was heavily armed...with a zucchini.Just after midnight, ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

New species of elephant shrew captured on camera


September 17th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) A giant elephant shrew captured on camera in an African forest may be a new species, said scientists. The weird looking mammal, which has a long trunk-like nose, was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Septuagenarian Female In Wisconsin Slays A Rattlesnake With An Ice Chopper


August 24th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 24, 2010 (Just Flashed): Margaret Street happens to be a septuagenarian female, who stems from Sheboygan in Wisconsin. This female encountered a rather frightening situation recently. A rattlesnake had put ... Read more...

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Female Driver Ordered To Fork Out $100 In Virginia For Placing A Goat In The Trunk Of Her Vehicle


August 22nd, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Virginia August 21, 2010 (Just Flashed): Fiona Ann Enderby happens to be an American female, who stems from Washington, D.C. She has now been found guilty of perpetrating brutality against mammals and ... Read more...

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