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Rome zoo feeds animals frozen yoghurt


August 21st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A zoo in Rome is helping its animals overcome the blistering summer temperatures with specially flavoured frozen yoghurt and shaved ice.The Rome Biopark adopted the new ... Read more...

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Controller clears clot-buster drug for human trial


August 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has cleared a bio-therapeutic clot-buster drug for phase-one human clinical trials, a statement said Friday.The drug, earlier licensed ... Read more...

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Parrots are lot smarter


August 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Parrots are a lot smarter than previously thought. In a test that puzzled monkeys and defeated dogs, parrots passed with flying colours.The test was taken by ... Read more...

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Monkeys menace in Puerto Rican capital


August 7th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) Several monkeys descended from those that were brought to Puerto Rico decades ago to be used in scientific research and which now live in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists decode brain activity of monkeys


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists were able to "see" that two monkeys were planning to tackle the same task differently, even before they moved a muscle, thanks to a decoding ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nests for birds distributed in Taj City (With Image)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 11 (IANS) A bird lover in the Taj city, businessman Rajeev Gupta, is on a mission to save sparrows from extinction.In a bid to increase their numbers, Gupta ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Haryana to count wildlife in May-June


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana's wildlife will be counted in May and June in order to conserve it, an official said here Sunday."While intensifying its campaign to conserve wildlife, the ... Read more...

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Math teacher in Russia sentenced for verbal abuse


April 12th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A mathematics teacher who systematically humiliated her students has been sentenced to one year of community service, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office ... Read more...

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PETA organises ‘Easter Protest’ in Delhi


April 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Indian chapter People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Wednesday organised a protest at India Gate against animal testing by cosmetic companies.Three PETA volunteers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wild animals kill 22 in Himachal


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed by wild animals in Himachal Pradesh in the past three years, a minister said Wednesday.The deaths took place from Jan 1, 2009 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Monkeys suffer shocking tests in Britain


February 27th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) More than 2,600 monkeys in Britain have became targets of "horrifying experiments" that included sawing open their skulls while still alive, putting electrodes in them and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chimpanzees learn to mop cage from keepers


February 10th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chimpanzees in a Russian zoo have learned to clean their cages by watching zookeepers.A pair of chimpanzees, Yasha and Jessica, grabbed mops, rags and trash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Monkeys in Kazakh zoo get wine to keep warm


February 4th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Monkeys in a Kazakhstan zoo are enjoying a "very human" remedy against cold weather, with wine added to their daily ration.Each monkey is getting a ... Read more...

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Agra battles stray dogs


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) After battling bovine and simian threats to tourists, authorities in the Taj Mahal city have declared war on stray dogs.Dogs have bitten many tourists not only ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pigeons can count as well as monkeys, says study


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Phrases like being a bird-brain may require a new explanation with researchers in New Zealand having discovered that pigeons can actually count as well as monkeys.Scientists ... Read more...

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On an Indian monkey that strayed into Pakistan


December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Was an adventurous monkey that strayed into Pakistan from India "an Indian-Zionist-US plot against the Islamic republic?", a leading Pakistani daily asks tongue-in-cheek after authorities captured ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Fewer calories spell longer life, protection from diabetes


November 1st, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Consuming fewer calories can benefit you in a number of ways -- it can slow down ageing and keep at bay cancer and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

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When Rama met Hanuman - a short, delightful take (IANS Book Review)


October 19th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Valmiki Ramayana: The Book of Wilderness"; Translated and Abridged by: Arshia Sattar; Publisher: Penguin, Pages: 150; Price: Rs.99When a story told a million times and a mythology tale one has ... Read more...

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Catch a monkey, win Rs.500


October 18th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is offering Rs.500 for every monkey that is trapped. And officials said the hill state has an estimated 300,000 monkeys. Desperate to overcome ... Read more...

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HIV vaccine being tested in Spain


September 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) A team of Spanish researchers has developed a prototype of a vaccine against the AIDS-causing HIV virus that is "much more powerful" than those made to ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks to rein in monkeys


September 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday requested the central government to allow it to employ people under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to check monkey ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ADHD medication may delay boys’ puberty


September 21st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in a new study into the effect of the medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children have announced that the active ingredient may delay ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Court seeks report on Shimla monkey menace


September 15th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday issued notice to Shimla's civic body and state government's wildlife wing after a senior citizen wrote to the court regarding ... Read more...

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Man found with snakes & tortoise in his pants at Miami Airport


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man tried to board a Brazilian-bound plane from Miami with seven snakes and three tortoises concealed in his pants! Officials of the Transportation Security Administration said ... Read more...

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Where children conduct their parents’ marriage (Feature with images)


August 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 9 (IANS) Among the Bhil tribal community in Gujarat's Dang district, youths very often conduct the marriage of their parents! This is among the many quaint customs ... Read more...

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Animal protection group cries foul at ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi-4′


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) Saturday objected to what it termed "cruelty and mistreatment" of animals on the reality show "Khatron Ke ... Read more...

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Happily ever after for Raju-Chinki, the monkeys?


July 7th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) The wedding of Raju and Chinki could put Bollywood to shame. The monkeys were married off in a hush hush ceremony by villagers in Rajasthan before ... Read more...

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Security guard electrocuted


June 24th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) In a freak incident, a security guard at a water treatment plant in north Delhi was electrocuted Friday when he touched a high-tension wire while ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees have repertoire of gestures for chatting


May 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Chimpanzees rely on more than twice the number of gestures to chat with one another than previously thought, scientists say. They have at least 66 different ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘She Monkeys’, ‘Bombay Beach’ win Tribeca top honours


April 30th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Swedish films "She Monkeys" and "Bombay Beach" took home top honours at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative feature and best documentary, respectively.The judges announced ... Read more...

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Our own social status determines our brain’s response to others’ rank!


April 29th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that our own social status influences the way our brains respond to others of higher or lower rank.People of higher subjective socio-economic status ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys too are racists: Study


April 10th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): We know that many people are prejudiced towards others based on group affiliations - be they racial, ethnic or religious.Now, a new research, using monkeys and led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sheep are smart enough to make ‘executive decisions’


February 12th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Unlike previously thought, sheep are actually so smart that they make 'executive decisions', have long memories and can remember friends for two years.University of Cambridge researchers have said ... Read more...

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We aren’t born afraid of spiders and snakes


January 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): People aren't born afraid of spiders and snakes, but can learn these fears very quickly during infancy, says a new research.Scientists have studied how infants and toddlers react ... Read more...

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What’s ‘Monkeys Of Bollywood’ Cooking?


January 14th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Any idea guys? Is this movie on monkeys or on Bollywood or on Ramayan, the greatest Indian epic? Going by the reports, this is the story of Hanuman, the monkey ... Read more...

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