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Koalas’ loud noises made by human-style voice boxes


September 29th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) Male koalas bellow during the mating season because their voice boxes are similar to those of humans. The cute and furry tree-dwelling creature, a marsupial, weighing ... Read more...

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Frogs re-evolved ‘lost’ lower teeth after more than 200mn yrs


February 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): New research suggests that frogs re-evolved 'lost' bottom teeth after more than 200 million years.Tree-dwelling Gastrotheca guentheri are the only frogs with teeth on both their upper and ... Read more...

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Rare clouded leopards reintroduced to the wild for first time in India


May 5th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
MANAS, INDIA (BNO NEWS) – Two clouded leopard cubs have been returned to the wild for the first time in India, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said Tuesday.The orphaned cubs, ... Read more...

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Tree-dwelling mammals live longer than earthbound ones


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound overhead will live to plague your yard longer than the ones that aerate it with their burrows, according ... Read more...

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Living in the trees may be the secret to longevity


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that living in the trees may be the secret to longevity, at least in the evolutionary long run.Evolutionary biologists have long ... Read more...

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Rarest monkey sprang from intriguing sexual past


November 14th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) The most extensive DNA study of Africa's rarest monkey reveals that the species had sprung from an intriguing sexual past. Of the last two remaining populations of the ... Read more...

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DNA study reveals Africa’s rarest monkey had an intriguing sexual past


November 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): The most extensive DNA study to-date of Africa's rarest monkey has revealed that the species had an intriguing sexual past.Of the last two remaining populations of the ... Read more...

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Ants can be both friends and enemies of trees


November 7th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): A new research has suggested that when tree-dwelling ants run out of space in their trees of choice, they can get destructive to neighboring trees.The research is the ... Read more...

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Bizarre bald bird discovered in Laos


July 30th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne have discovered an odd songbird with a bald head living in a rugged region in Laos.Dubbed the "Bare-faced ... Read more...

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Primates evolved larger brains to hop between trees


July 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study, in which scientists scanned a 54-million-year-old skull roughly the size of a walnut, has suggested that primates such as lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans ... Read more...

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54-million-year-old skull may reveal how primates got larger brain


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Following the analysis of a well-preserved skull from 54 million years ago, researchers at the University of Florida and the University of Winnipeg have developed the first detailed ... Read more...

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Losing tails turn lizards” jumps into uncomfortable somersaults


February 15th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new research has suggested that escaping lizards probably pay a significant ecological cost for losing their tails while escaping predators, in the sense that their jumps ... Read more...

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Tail-ing lizards can be frustrating experience for predators


February 13th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Ever tried cornering a lizard, you'll know they can easily give you the slip by detaching their tails and scampering to safety. Gary Gillis from Mount Holyoke ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on evolution of malaria


December 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): In a novel study, scientists have revealed that malarial parasites found in tree-dwelling rats share a close evolutionary relationship with Plasmodium falciparum, the deadly form of malaria ... Read more...

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Modern-day gibbons flexible feet may have helped early humans walk


December 16th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Similar to modern day gibbons, early humans could have walked successfully on a ''flexible'' flat foot, researchers at the University of Liverpool have found.The arched ''rigid'' foot ... Read more...

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Dino-era feathers might hold key to how dinosaurs gave rise to birds


March 12th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have found seven dino-era feathers preserved in amber in western France, which could fill a key gap in the puzzle of how dinosaurs gave rise to birds.According ... Read more...

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Chinese fossil reveals smallest pterodactyl


February 12th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified a tiny, toothless pterodactyl from a well-preserved Chinese fossil, which had a wingspan of about 250 millimetres, making it the smallest pterodactyl ever found.According ... Read more...

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Atlantic fish have tree dwelling, air breathing features


November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
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Earliest bats developed flight skills before echolocation over 50 mln years ago


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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