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Zoo keepers use iPads, apps for apes


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jakarta, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not only have humans been found to have an interest on electronic gadgets, but it has also been discovered that the apes in zoos have developed passion ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Air India stops ferrying animals for labs


September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hyenas innovative in problem solving


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans and now researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.The study presented steel puzzle boxes ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Buenos Aires zoo faces uncertain future


July 16th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 16 (IANS/EFE) The Buenos Aires zoo, listed as a national historic monument for its Victorian pavilions, faces an uncertain future after the attempt by the capital government ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gene duplication gave humans powerful brain


May 4th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The genetic changes that account for the bulk of differences between humans and primates boils down to a single factor - gene duplication, which gave us ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke


March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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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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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...

Posted in World |

Fear of predators forced primates into social group


November 15th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Fear of predators made our solitary primate ancestors descend from the trees and unite into groups for daytime activity, says a new study. "It has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shakespearean work recreated by ‘Virtual Monkeys’


September 26th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 99.990% of Shakespeare’s entire work has been recreated by a computer program in a project titled Virtual Monkeys. The project was started last August and it’s ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Some fish smart enough to use tools


June 28th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 28 (IANS) Fish are not exactly known to be smart, but new evidence suggests that they may even be able to use simple tools.Researchers from Macquarie University and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Some primate mothers kill their own babies


June 9th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Some primate mothers, who cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide when stressed and competing with other females."Infanticide is an extreme ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Orissa zoo launches special summer menu for animals


May 16th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Authorities in Orissa's Nandankanan Zoo have introduced a special summer menu to protect animals from the heat wave with the mercury crossing 45 degrees Celsius in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Like humans, monkeys too can recall what they’ve seen!


April 29th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, a study has suggested that monkeys too can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory just like humans.The finding may help us understand ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How male monkeys spot a fertile female by reading her face


April 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Males monkeys who spend good amount of time getting to know females tend to pick up sexual signals better than less attentive counterparts, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Attentive males can pick up sexual cues better


April 6th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Males who spend time getting to know females tend to pick up sexual signals better than their less attentive counterparts."Many primates, including humans, receive signals from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ravens reconcile after a brawl if they are close allies


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Plenty of primates and other mammals reconcile after a conflict, but previously no birds were known to do so.Now, scientists have found that angry ravens might kick ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sugars play key role in bacterial infection in humans: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed that sugars that change their shape with temperature could be a key to bacterial infection in humans.The findings could lead to new ways to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkeys recognise photos of their friends


March 18th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that adult monkeys recognise photographs of their friends.In a study, untrained Barbary macaques showed interest in the photos and spent more time scrutinising pictures of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Monkey business: Rhesus outsmarts langur


March 14th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) Langurs were inducted on the campus of Panjab University to drive away rhesus monkeys that had made life miserable for residents on the complex and the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Study attributes human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer societies


March 11th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11(ANI): A new study by an international team of noted anthropologists, including several from Arizona State University, has linked human uniqueness to hunter-gatherer societies.Because humans lived as hunter-gatherers for 95 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Promiscuous’ chimps produce more sperm


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists based in Japan have revealed that chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans.Promiscuous ape species have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Language makes humans smarter than chimps


February 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): With extensive systems of governance and global cooperative networks in place, we probably think we are expert co-operators when compared with other animals or even relative primates, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Big babies ‘may have helped define the shape of modern human societies’


January 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Large babies shaped the development of modern human societies, according to a new study.The research revealed that human babies weigh proportionately more at birth than the newborns of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Big babies shape up the early human societies


January 11th, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Jan 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Comparatively the human species gives birth to the biggest babies among all the primates. That remains a fact but an anthropologist in Boston believes that he has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s oldest known human ancestor was ‘threatened by sabre tooth cats’


January 4th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): A team of palaeontologists has come to the conclusion that the world's oldest known human ancestor was threatened by sabretooth species.The team from Poitier University have identified two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Size of brain structure correlates with social life


December 27th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The size of amygdala, a small almond-shaped structure deep within brain, seems to contribute to a rich social life among humans. The finding is similar to previous ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dogs can tell size of another dog by listening to its growls


December 21st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, has shown that dogs can tell the size of another dog by listening to its growls.Peter Pongracz and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, mystic Briti monkey making correct Ashes predictions


December 19th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 19 (ANI): Paul the psychic octopus of FIFA World Cup fame maybe dead, but that doesn't mean the predicting the results in key events has gone down south, for now, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Not bad diet or lack of exercise - viruses could be to blame for weight gain


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Think it's bad diet and lack of exercise that's making you gain those extra kilos? You might be wrong, as a new study has suggested that the real ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For chimps, dominance is a double-edged sword


December 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Dominant animals with higher testosterone levels tend to suffer from an increased burden of parasites, reveals a study of chimpanzees.Scientists observed the primates' behavior and studied their droppings ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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