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Secret of kangaroo’s gravity defying leaps unravelled


March 11th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Scientists using sophisticated infrared Hollywood technology have unravelled the secret behind kangaroo's gravity defying leaps. The technology was used in the movie "The Lord of the ... Read more...

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What puts the spring in a kangaroo’s step


March 10th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study from the Royal Veterinary College, London, the University of Idaho, the University of Queensland, and the University of Western Australia, is trying to find what ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animals’ thighbones study reveals how they can efficiently carry loads


March 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the structures inside animals' thighbones enable them to support huge loads whilst being relatively lightweight.The researchers say the findings could lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What a pregnant woman eats, drinks, feels affects baby well into adulthood


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): It's a known fact that a mother's diet affects her baby's health, but new studies are showing that these effects are carried out well into adulthood.The food ... Read more...

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T. Rex were lumbering dinos much like today’s elephants


June 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): The Tyrannosaurus rex was no agile dinosaur and would have just plodded along like an elephant, according to a new study that estimated the "speed limit" of ... Read more...

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An elephant can both walk and run while moving at high speed


February 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Closer analysis of elephant footfall patterns by scientists has suggested that the large animals can appear as both walking and running when they are moving at high speeds. ... Read more...

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Do high speed pachyderms run or walk?


February 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) The sheer size of pachyderms makes it impossible for them to bounce up in the air at high speeds. So how do high-speed elephants move: do they run ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

People ‘waste time by jogging, swimming, pumping iron’, say scientists


February 4th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 4 (ANI): The efforts of millions of people who try to keep in shape with jogging, swimming or hitting the gym have been rendered useless after scientists claimed the activities ... Read more...

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3D model simulates how dinos ran


December 15th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 15 (ANI): A computational zoologist at the University of Manchester, UK, has developed a new technique for simulating dinosaur movement in 3D and working out which gaits they most likely ... Read more...

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Evidence indicates dinos were probably warm-blooded


November 11th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists has found strong evidence that many dinosaur species were probably warm-blooded.Herman Pontzer, assistant professor of anthropology in Arts and Sciences, ... Read more...

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Global warming could make meat lose its juiciness


September 5th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 5 (ANI): Veterinary scientists have said that as the world warms, slabs of meat would lose their juiciness, and become soggier, blander, leaner, darker and more prone to spoilage.According to ... Read more...

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Jockeys’ riding posture boosts horses’ speed


July 17th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Ever wondered why do jockeys sit on horses in such a weird way? Well, that's because it allows stallions to gallop more quickly, a new study has found.Their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What makes cheetah the fastest running animal on Earth


July 11th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Using high-speed cameras, a team of scientists is attempting to discover exactly what makes cheetahs the fastest running animals on the planet.According to a report by BBC ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Males’ sperm travel faster when females are attractive


July 10th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 10 (ANI): A new piece of research on red junglefowl, an ancestor of chickens, has shown that males can adjust the speed and effectiveness of their sperm, based on whether ... Read more...

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Dogs suffer as many injuries chasing and catching sticks as they do on roads


December 28th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): The next time you ask your pet pooch to fetch a stick, try to remember this stark warning: dogs suffer as many injuries chasing and catching sticks ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lumbering pachyderms almost as mobile as horses: Study


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) In popular perception, playful pachyderms are perceived as stiff gaited, but latest research has established that they are almost as mobile as trotting horses.For example, John Hutchinson of ... Read more...

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Elephants legs are far more flexible than Shakespeare believed


August 23rd, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): William Shakespeare once stated that the elephants legs are inflexible, but now a group of researchers has poured cold water on his claims, stating that the pachyderms'' ... Read more...

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Airplanes can never mimic birds and bees miracle of flight


July 7th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A researcher from the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK, has suggested that scientists should avoid imitating the actions of birds and bees in flying machines.First attempts ... Read more...

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Junk food during pregnancy can harm unborn baby: study


July 1st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Smoking and drinking in pregnancy are known to harm the baby, but new research indicates that junk food may also sow the seeds of heart disease and diabetes ... Read more...

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Junk food diet during pregnancy may harm your babys health


July 1st, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Eating a poor diet when pregnant may cause long-lasting, irreversible damage - from heart disease to diabetes - in offspring, finds a new study in mice.During the ... Read more...

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Prions associate cholesterol to neurodegeneration


February 12th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK has suggested that disturbances in membrane cholesterol may be the mechanism by which prions cause ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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