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Cameron moves to dismiss ‘Avatar’ lawsuit


July 17th, 2012 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 17 (IANS) Filmmaker James Cameron has asked a judge to dismiss a $2.5 billion lawsuit against "Avatar", filed by a screenwriter, who alleged that it shares key ... Read more...

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Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cameron hit by lawsuit again over ‘Avatar’


December 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron has reportedly been hit by a $2.5 billion lawsuit alleging that he stole the idea for his 2009 sci-fi epic "Avatar".Contactmusic.com reports ... Read more...

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Plant develops echo to attract bats


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves which develop echoes to attract bats for pollination, researchers claim.The Cuban plant's leaves develop such conspicuous echoes that the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Good health unthinkable without honeybee


June 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Good health is unthinkable without the tireless efforts of the humble honeybees, butterflies other pollinators. Thanks to their presence, an abundance of vitamins and minerals from ... Read more...

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Extended chill may upset Himachal’s applecart


April 16th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 16 (IANS) Extended winter in Himachal Pradesh may turn apple production sour this season. Farmers are praying for sunny days as extremely low temperatures have started to ... Read more...

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Plastic bags help pollination in apple gardens in Kullu


April 9th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Apr 9 (ANI): Despite a strict ban imposed by the Provincial Government on the use of plastic and polythene products like bags in a bid to reduce pollution levels, apple growers ... Read more...

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Orchid wears the scent of death to attract flies for pollination


March 15th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Orchid Satyrium pumilum lures flies into its flowers by mimicking the smell of rotting flesh, according to a new study.The orchid S. pumilum is found in sandy, moist ... 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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Study: Ban pesticides as these are causing bee deaths


January 21st, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An investigation to determine the exact cause of the dwindling numbers of honeybees in the United Kingdom has placed the blame right on the doorstep of some ... Read more...

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India,Brazil take lead in move to ‘green’ economic future


October 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): The governments of Brazil and India are keen to use the economic value of nature in policy-making.So far, 27 governments from Africa and Latin America, and one from Asia, ... Read more...

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Bumblebees prefer striped flowers: Study


October 12th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that gardeners can help maintain bumblebee populations by growing flowers equipped with "landing lights"."Stripes following the veins of flowers are one of the most ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Reason found for the Honey Bee Colony collapse syndrome


October 9th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Scientists say they may have found the reason for the colony collapse syndrome.Scientists in the United States have been left confounded with the mystery of honeybee colony collapse syndrome for some years.However ... Read more...

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New scent created by breeding orchid species to trick male bees


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Just like some orchids attract males for pollination by mimicking the scent of a female insect, scientists have now created a new scent by breeding two orchid species ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant thwarts caterpillar attack by opening flowers in the morning


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered that the tobacco plant thwarts an onslaught by caterpillars by opening its flowers in the morning, instead of the night.This finding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Acacia plant can release chemicals to stop ants from interfering in pollination


December 28th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that the acacia plant can stop ants from interfering in their pollination process, by producing chemicals that send the approaching insects ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sexual deception in orchids explained


December 18th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Orchids use sexual trickery to lure insect pollinators, a new study has found.According to the study, sexual deception in orchids leads to a more efficient pollinating system.Most ... Read more...

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Apple crop affected due to adverse weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh


May 23rd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu (HP), May 23 (ANI): The apple crop in Kullu has been affected due to lack of adequate snowfall and rains in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh.A good crop of apples ... Read more...

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African sunbirds have evolved to hover over plants for nectar


April 14th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): Just like American hummingbirds, African sunbirds have also learnt to hover around a flower to collect nectar, and scientists have found that the tree tobacco plant prompts the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How iridescence attracts bees to flowers for pollination


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): A new study has found that bees are attracted to plants iridescence rather than their colour.Bees live in a paintbox world in which flowers take on different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Worldwide decline of bees not reducing crop yields just yet


November 12th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): An international study has determined that the well-documented worldwide decline in the number of bees and other pollinators is not, at this stage, limiting global crop yields.The ... Read more...

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Brown tree snake wiped out Guam’s bird species


August 8th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Brown tree snakes which caused the extinction of nearly every native bird on the Pacific island of Guam could be inflicting even more severe consequences indirectly, according to ... Read more...

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Decline in bee biodiversity could threaten worlds crops


July 3rd, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): Scientists have said that a decline in bee biodiversity might spell trouble for crop producers as their differences are crucial to the maintenance of the worlds crops.According ... Read more...

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Ecologists delve into private lives of plants and their pollinators


May 6th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study by ecologists has tried to delve into the intimate relationships between plants and their pollinators.Published online in the British Ecological Societys journal Functional Ecology, ... Read more...

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