mammal species

Rats have best bite of rodent world: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or ... Read more...

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Humans, climate changed wiped out Ice Age mammals


November 6th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 6 (IANS) What particularly caused the extinction of iconic Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth?It was believed that drastic climate changes killed large ... 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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Longer breast feeding helps babies develop bigger brains


March 30th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Breast feeding for longer stretches could be a safe way to help babies develop bigger brains.A three-year study of 128 mammal species, including humans, found that ... Read more...

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Brain growth in babies liked to mothers’ ‘investment’


March 29th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new Durham University research has revealed that brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers 'invest'.The study of 128 mammal species, ... Read more...

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India should conserve its wetlands, says BNHS director


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) There is urgent need to conserve India's wetlands, home to rare bird and mammal species, which are shrinking gradually due to the dumping of debris, siltation ... Read more...

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‘Placenta key to pregnancy length’ discovery ends 100-year mystery


November 17th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the structure of the placenta has an important role in determining the pregnancy length in humans.The research, which ends a 100-year mystery, ... Read more...

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Discovery of bones unravel Ice Age ecosystem


November 7th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) An excavation site in western Colorado in the US has revealed an entire Ice Age ecosystem. Denver Museum of Nature and Science excavation crews discovered two additional Ice ... Read more...

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Pakistan doesn’t have a single lion, tiger, rhino


November 7th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Tiger, lion, rhinoceros and swamp deer are the four mammal species that have disappeared from Pakistan, reveal latest wildlife data that also indicate that many birds and ... Read more...

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One third of ‘extinct’ animals back from the dead


September 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study has found that a third of all mammal species declared extinct in the past few centuries have turned up alive and well.Some of the more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Your longevity depends on your brain size!


July 16th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Mammals with larger brains in relation to body size tend to have longer lives. This finding is based on an analysis of about 500 mammal species by the ... Read more...

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Climate change caused mass extinction of mammals 50,000 years ago


May 19th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Climate change played a major role in causing mass extinction of mammals in the late quaternary era, 50,000 years ago, an international team of scientists have discovered.Their study ... Read more...

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India needs more parks and corridors for long-term survival of its animals


March 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists has determined that the long-term survival of many large species in the midst of rapid economic growth in India will ... Read more...

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A rehabilitation centre for black bears comes up in Kashmir


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Feb 23 (ANI): A modern rehabilitation centre for the Himalayan black bear has been recently set up at the Dachigam National Park, around 25 kilometers from Srinagar.The purpose to this high-tech ... Read more...

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Fossil of prehistoric pygmy sea cow discovered in Madagascar


December 14th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossil of a new species of extinct pygmy sea cow, which is one of the first fossil mammal species found in Madagascar from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mass extinction event in North America occurred in a ‘geological instant’


November 28th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 28 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has determined that the mass extinction event in North America, in which over 50 percent of large mammal species were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animals really do feel the pain of religious slaughter


October 14th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): When calves are slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law, they really do feel the pain, that's what a new study suggests."I think our work is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early hominids first walked on two legs in woods, not on open grasslands


October 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that early hominids first walked on two legs in the woods, not on the open, grassy savanna.University of Illinois anthropology professor ... Read more...

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Governments seeks return of cheetah to India


October 7th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Environment and Forests has asked the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to prepare a roadmap for re-introduction of the cheetah in India, the NGO ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sentenced for leaving water bottles for illegal immigrants


August 14th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) An Arizona man caught leaving water bottles in the desert for illegal immigrants has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a year of probation, an ... Read more...

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Hundreds of new species discovered in the Himalayas


August 11th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Over 350 new species, including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year-old gecko, have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, according to a World ... Read more...

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“Flying frog” and world’s smallest deer discovered in Eastern Himalayas


August 11th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered over 350 new species including the world's smallest deer, a "flying frog" and a 100 million-year old gecko in the Eastern Himalayas.The new species include ... Read more...

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New Nepal wildlife discovery boosts yeti fantasies


August 10th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost 50 years after an expedition by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary to track down the elusive yeti of the Himalayas failed, there is fresh hope ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Evolution faster in tropics than cooler regions


July 28th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Mammals living in the tropics are evolving faster than those inhabiting cooler regions, according to a new study. Previously, it had been assumed that rates of genetic change ... Read more...

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Himalayan park on world heritage site shortlist (With Image)


July 16th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The Great Himalayan National Park may get global recognition, with Unesco's world heritage committee placing it in the latest shortlist of world heritage sites.With magnificent glaciers, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mosquitoes sucking the life out of Galapagos wildlife


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that some of the mosquitoes on the Galapagos island have developed a taste for reptile blood, thus threatening precious wildlife in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify new glucose-regulating protein linked with diabetes


May 29th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that a specialized protein in human muscles is linked with the process that clears glucose out of the bloodstream.The finding by researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change forces mammals to move north


May 13th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that some mammal species in Michigan, US, are rapidly expanding their ranges northward, apparently in response to climate change.In the process, these ... Read more...

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Peking Man site to be excavated again to find more relics of ape-men


May 5th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): Chinese scientists will soon launch an excavation at a cave where the first 'Peking Man' skull was found with an aim to find more relics of ape ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s the smell, silly, not the looks


March 18th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Female mammals are likely to follow their noses to the right mate, according to the latest study on the subject. Lab studies of olfactory signalling may provide the ... Read more...

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Female mammals use their noses to choose right mates


March 18th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, march 18 (ANI): While female birds are known to choose their mates based on fancy feathers, a new study suggests that female mammals are more likely to follow their noses ... Read more...

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Animals that hibernate can avoid extinction


February 20th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): In a new study, it has been found that the reclusive behavior of many animals to hibernate can be a remarkably good way to avoid extinction for ... Read more...

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Mammals that hibernate or burrow are less likely to go extinct


January 29th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.29 (ANI): A new study published in The American Naturalist suggests that mammals that hibernate or that hide in burrows are less likely to turn up on an endangered species ... Read more...

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Third of Britain’’s mammals face extinction


December 28th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): The hedgehog, water vole and hazel dormouse are among a number of British mammals that face extinction, according to a new research.The study commissioned by the People''s ... Read more...

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Earth headed for an ecological “credit crunch”


October 29th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A report issued by conservation groups has determined that the planet is headed for an ecological "credit crunch". According to a report by BBC News, the document contends ... Read more...

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