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Whisker stolen from giant cat statue in Colombia


April 11th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 11 (IANS/EFE) One of the whiskers on the giant "El Gato" (The Cat) statue donated by painter and sculptor Fernando Botero to his native Medellin has been stolen, ... Read more...

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Now, cats that glow in the dark


September 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Scientists in New York have created cats that glow green in the dark, a media report said Monday.A gene from a fluorescent jellyfish was inserted into ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers could grow human tissue


March 13th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Minute nanoscale whiskers taken from sea creatures hold the key to creating human muscle tissue, say researchers.University of Manchester academics Stephen Eichhorn and Julie Gough, working ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers from sea squirts could grow human muscle tissue


March 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): University of Manchester researchers have discovered that minute whiskers of nanoscale dimensions taken from sea creatures could hold the key to creating working human muscle tissue.They have found ... Read more...

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How man, but not chimp, evolved to have spike-free penis


March 10th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Sex would be a very different, not to mention painful, proposition had man not evolved to lose spikes that once existed on the male penis.Researchers at Stanford University ... Read more...

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What rat whiskers can tell us about the sense of touch


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists are studying how rats use their whiskers to sense the environment around them to convert the sense of touch with movement.Rats, using their whiskers, can determine all ... Read more...

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Mythical ‘goat sucker’ chupacabra shot by US man


December 28th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): A fabled blood-sucking creature called chupacabra was shot and killed in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, after it emerged from woodland into the garden of a home.It's equally plausible that ... Read more...

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Biological basis of brain’s ability for rapid adaptation revealed


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): When you detect an object flying at your head, you first move out of the way and then you try to determine what the object is. Your brain's ... Read more...

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‘Tiger Dance’ performed in Kerala


August 27th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelThrissur (Kerala), Aug 27 (ANI): The 10-day long Onam festival of Kerala came to an end, with the traditional tiger dance, or Pulikali, being performed by villagers of Thrissur district.The ... Read more...

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Self-styled Godman arrested for selling tiger skin in Maharashtra


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Latur (Maharashtra), July 22 (ANI): A tiger skin and elephant's tusks have been seized from a self-proclaimed godman by the district police of Latur in Maharashtra following a report that he had ... Read more...

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Stimulating fingers, lips and face could prevent strokes


July 14th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A good massage, listening to a song or otherwise stimulating the right nerve endings could prevent strokes, if a discovery in rats could be translated in humans, revealed ... Read more...

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Twirling a whisker prevents strokes in rats


July 14th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that common types of strokes can be completely prevented in rats by stimulating a single whisker, suggesting that similar results could be possible in humans ... Read more...

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Adult brain is continually modified by experience, finds study


June 16th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Experience shapes the brain's circuitry throughout adulthood, according to a new American study.The research, conducted by Rockefeller University scientists, will be published next week in the online, open ... Read more...

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Seals use whiskers to track faraway fish


June 12th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A team of German scientists have found that harbour seals can track passing miniature submarines from 130 feet away by using their extraordinarily sensitive whiskers to follow the ... Read more...

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Rats use whiskers like human fingers


April 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Rats use their whiskers much like humans use their fingertips to feel objects as both of them process these sensations in the same part of the brain and ... Read more...

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Officials seize a tiger skin from poachers in Tamil Nadu


April 15th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mudumalai (Tamil Nadu), Apr 15 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Forest Department officials recovered a tiger skin from a seven-member gang on Thursday in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve of the state's Niligiri District.The ... Read more...

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Carpet of silicon whiskers could make solar cells cheaper


February 15th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Reports indicate that a new solar-cell design based on a carpet of silicon rods could produce electricity at a fraction of the cost of conventional solar devices.According ... Read more...

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Whiskers reveal secret life of invasive minks


December 24th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): A new analysis of the whiskers of minks, which escaped from fur farms and now live wild in the UK, is revealing the secret lifestyle of the animals.Scientists ... Read more...

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Zac Efron spent 8 weeks in same jeans!


November 10th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 10 (ANI): Zac Efron has revealed that he wore a pair of denim jeans for eight continuous weeks in order to get it rugged and dirty for his film 'High ... Read more...

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Future robots could have fingertips more sensitive than ours


October 26th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, October 26 (ANI): Thanks to research being carried out by Scottish scientists, robots of the future could have fingertips more sensitive than those of humans.According to a report in The Scotsman, ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover origin of Merkel cells


September 29th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Scientists claim to have unravelled the mystery surrounding the developmental origin of specialized skin cells involved in touch sensation.Merkel cells are neuroendocrine cells that reside in the vertebrate ... Read more...

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Novel robotic rat to search for survivors through rubble and burning buildings


July 1st, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): Rescue teams are all set to get a run for their money, for scientists have now unveiled a pioneering robotic rat that could search through rubble and burning ... Read more...

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Brit mum finds dead mouse in tikka masala jar


June 18th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): While preparing Asda curry sauce for her children, Cate Barrett, a British mom, found dead mouse in the tikka masala jar.Following the discovery, nursery worker Cate, of St ... Read more...

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Oz farmer discovers man-shaped spud!


January 9th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9 (ANI): An Australian farmer was left stunned when he unearthed a man-shaped spud.Retired orcharding consultant and farmer Ernie Crouch, 73, was digging spuds when he discovered the potato ... Read more...

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Wills beard make women weak in the knees!


December 26th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Britains Prince William set female hearts fluttering as he proudly stepped out in his beard to attend a Christmas Day church service.Debbie Bartlett, 50, of Kings Lynn, ... Read more...

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Now, artificial whiskers that work just like animals hair to probe environment


July 15th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): US scientists at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign say that they have created artificial whiskers that work just like animals hair, which they use to probe ... Read more...

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When a croc walked into an Aussie pub!


June 26th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 26 (ANI): Drinkers at a Territory pub in Australia found an unusual boozing mate at their door a two-foot long crocodile.The under-age male saltie nearly made it to the ... Read more...

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Sea cucumber-inspired fibre switches from rigid to flexible


June 21st, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Case Western University researchers say that they have invented a biopolymer that can be transformed from rigid to flexible, and vice versa.The researchers say that their ... Read more...

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RAF pilot fights with US Air Force over his moustache


June 13th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): A British airman fought a different kind of battle against the United States Air Force all because of his handlebar moustache.When RAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Chris Ball ... Read more...

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Worlds smallest predator can recognize prey with sense of touch


May 19th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Biologists have determined that the Etruscan shrew, which is one of the worlds smallest predators, hunts for its prey predominantly with its sense of touch.About four centimetres ... Read more...

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Mapping a tiny but ruthless killer


May 17th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by admin
London, May 17 (IANS) Don't go by its size. The Etruscan shrew, one of tiniest known mammals that weighs just two grams, ranks among the quickest, most ruthless and adaptive predators. It ... Read more...

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Meet the Indian who has the longest ear hair in the world!


March 10th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 10 (ANI): An Indian man has broken a world record for having the longest ear hair!Radhakant Bajpai, a grocer has dense tufts sprouting to an incredible 5.2in at their longest ... Read more...

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Sea cucumber-inspired new plastic grows rigid to floppy when soaked in water


March 7th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
London, March 7 (ANI): Inspired by a peculiar characteristic of sea cucumbers supple skin that enables them to become considerably stiffer and soften again within seconds, scientists have now created a polymer ... Read more...

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Interstellar space may be scattered with tiny whiskers of carbon


February 29th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution, US, have discovered that interstellar space may be strewn with tiny whiskers of carbon, dimming the light of far-away objects, which may have ... Read more...

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How do we sense? Rat whiskers have the answer


February 29th, 2008 - 12:37 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Insights derived from how rats sense objects could enable a better understanding of hearing and touch in all mammals, including humans. A high-speed video of rats using their ... Read more...

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