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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...

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Mole rat may hold key to human longevity


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 3 (IANS) Compared to the average three-year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30-year life of the naked mole rat, an underground rodent native ... Read more...

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Diaz flirts with David Attenborough


May 25th, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz, 39, openly flirted with veteran broadcaster, 86-year-old David Attenborough during a talk show.The actress was in conversation with talk show host ... Read more...

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Israeli technology minimizes bird hits in flight


February 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Bird hits can be particularly nasty for an airplane, forcing it to land or send it crashing to the ground, often with devastating consequences. Now, ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to decimate malarial mosquitoes


August 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists have unearthed a vital clue that could help them decimate malaria-causing mosquito populations by rendering males genetically sterile.They figured out that the female mosquito is ... Read more...

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Dawson allergy troubles!


June 26th, 2011 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Actress Rosario Dawson was well medicated on the set of her new movie "The Zookeeper" because she is severely allergic to animals.The "Sin City" star plays ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Spiders particular about renovating damaged webs


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Spiderman performs incredible death defying leaps in reel life with the help of his web swinging skills to save lives in imminent danger. However, in real ... Read more...

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Cockroaches inspiration behind future robots


February 8th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Ask anyone who has ever tried to squash a skittering cockroach - they're masters of quick and precise movement. And scientists are now trying to incorporate this feature ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Feeding birds impact male mating chances


December 27th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Feeding birds can delay their dawn chorus, says new research, which pointed out that the extra food could have a major impact on male mating chances.Scientists have discovered ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

IVF breakthrough raises pregnancy chances


October 9th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 09 (ANI): A groundbreaking way to measure the health of an embryo and the likelihood of a successful pregnancy through IVF treatment has been developed by the Scientists from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s biggest, strongest spider webs discovered


September 18th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Scientists have discovered some of world's biggest, strongest spider webs, one of which, created by Darwin's bark spider, spans over a river in Madagascar.In 2008, zoologists discovered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Lake Placid 3′ Returns With Monster Crocs


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lovers of monster flicks had a great time last night as Syfy aired the latest installment in its croc terror film series named 'Lake Placid ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

British shop sells squirrel meat


July 29th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A popular grocery chain in Britain is reportedly selling grey squirrel meat, which it says is "high in protein and low in fat". The shop - Budgens - claims ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Turtles use ’super tongue’ to survive underwater


May 21st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the common musk turtle possesses an extraordinary organ that allows it to breathe underwater and stay submerged for many months - a tiny tongue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not an ordinary insect, it monitors FIFA World Cup (With image)


May 14th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) You are not the only one waiting impatiently for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to start at Johannesburg in South Africa June 11 -- a tiny insect in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Leech in girl’s nose


April 16th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A fresh type of leech, which plagues human beings, has been unearthed by the investigators. It has been named Tyrannobdella rex, which means tyrant ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Boosting ivory trade monitoring important before allowing one-off sales


March 12th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): An international group of researchers has suggested that boosting ivory trade monitoring and enforcement is important before allowing one-off sales.In 2008, a one-off sale of stockpiled ivory from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find frog that can undergo “striking” color change


March 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): Scientists have found a new frog species in Papua New Guinea, which undergoes a "striking" change from a black, yellow-spotted youngster to a peach-colored, blue-eyed adult.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why these two butterfly species have same pattern?


February 6th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled the secret behind two butterfly species having evolved exactly the same striking wing colour and pattern, explaining one of the most extraordinary examples of mimicry ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Joan of Arc ‘Relics’ confirmed as hoax


January 21st, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In an extensive new study, a team of scientists has determined that the revered relics of Joan of Arc are nothing more than the bones of a human ... Read more...

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Study offers insight into evolution of fish gills


January 14th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 14 (ANI): Biologists appear to be one step closer in solving the mystery behind the evolution of fish gills after researchers observed that regulating chemicals in their bodies may be ... Read more...

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Male pipefish cannibalises own offspring


January 4th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on the prevalence of filial cannibalism among pipefish, even though the male cares for its offspring. The pipefish male, a kin of the seahorse, takes care ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Family moves from recession-hit UK to India to start a new life


December 6th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): Shrugging off the financial hardships of recession-stricken Britain, a family has moved to India to carve out a new life.Selling off their wordly possessions in garage sale to ... Read more...

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House sparrows facing extinction in Punjab


November 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Nov. 15 (ANI): Ornithologists and forest officers in Punjab have expressed concern over the dwindling population of some popular birds, including the house sparrow.Disappearance of the common house sparrow from ... Read more...

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Birds chirping more loudly to be heard above city noise


November 11th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 11 (IANS) Birds and frogs are raising the volume of their calls to be heard above urban noise, says a new study. The noise of traffic, machinery and air ... Read more...

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Amazon’s low salt content keeps CO2 emissions at bay


November 5th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): A new study has found that the Amazon jungle, the most robust of the world's rain forests, suffers from "chronic malnutrition" due to a lack of salt, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rooks upstage chimps in understanding physics


October 7th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Rooks are cleverer than chimpanzees when it comes to understand the basic laws of physics, according to a new study.Experts have found that they better grasp the principle ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Explorers spot legendary ape man in Sumatra


October 1st, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A team of British explorers has claimed to have spotted a legendary ape man believed to inhabit an island jungle in Sumatra.According to a report in The Sun, ... Read more...

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Blue whales forced to increase their ’singing’ to cope with noise pollution from ships


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists has determined that blue whales have had to increase their 'singing' to cope with noise pollution from ships.Man-made noise such as ships' engines ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crying is good for relationships: Study


September 7th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Crying is known to be a symptom of physical pain or stress but it can improve personal relationships, says a new study. New analysis by Tel Aviv University (TAU) ... Read more...

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Bizarre newt uses ribs as poisonous stings to protect itself against predators


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 22 (ANI): Scientists report that a newt has evolved a bizarre and gruesome defence mechanism to protect itself against predators, by pushing out its ribs until they pierce through its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Audrey Tautou wanted to study monkeys


July 24th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) French actress Audrey Tautou has revealed she wanted to be a zoologist and study monkeys when she was growing up. "The Da Vinci Code" star admits acting was never ... Read more...

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‘Jealous’ female birds change singing pattern to prevent males from flirting


July 19th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Researchers from Oxford University have found that female birds change the way they sing to prevent males from flirting with other females.They found that warbling antbirds, which form ... Read more...

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Toad captured on camera while eating snake in China


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 3 (ANI): In a rare case of a predator hunted by its prey, a toad has for the first time been captured on camera while eating a whole snake in ... Read more...

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