February 8, 2012
Older male sparrows don't put much of a fight when they hear a young male singing in their territory, it probably means that younger birds aren't considered much of a threat by other sparrows, a n...
January 14, 2012
Global warming may have sparked off alarm at the international level but the surge in temperature is proving a blessing in disguise for the lizards, according to a new research.
October 12, 2011
A virus found in the sea off Chile is the biggest in the world, harbouring more than 1,000 genes, surprised scientists reported on October 10, 2011.
The genome of Megavirus chilensis is 6...
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June 10, 2011
Argentinian scientists have introduced modified genes in a cloned calf that are to cause it to produce a kind of human breast milk when it grows up.
The cow named Rosita ISA had two hu...
March 11, 2011
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...
December 13, 2010
Scientists believe they have discovered a new species of lemur in the forests of Madagascar.The animal’s unique, feathery structure under its tongue - possibly used to gather nectar -...
September 4, 2010
University of Pennsylvania anthropologists have shown that in Azaro’s owl monkeys, temperature and light are just as important environmental factors as the circadian rhythm that regulates pe...
July 29, 2010
Monarch butterflies — renowned for their lengthy annual migration to and from Mexico — complete an even more spectacular journey home than previously thought. New research from t...
June 29, 2010
Animal rights group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today demanded a ban on dissection in zoology classes in universities and colleges. It said a central panel comprising exp...
March 30, 2010
Scientists have deciphered the “giggle” sound of spotted hyenas, which they claim reveals information about age, dominance and identity of the animals.An international team has...
January 31, 2012
A study published today suggests that the common female ancestor of all modern horses lived between 1,30,000 and 1,60,000 years ago.
It appears that at least 17 female horse lines were do...
November 17, 2011
A species of butterfly uses its legs to taste plants to see which leaves offer its eggs the best chance of survival, Japanese scientists said Wednesday.
A group of researchers say they ha...
July 14, 2011
Benjamin Franklin, one of America's Founding Fathers, was not only a statesman but a scientist as well. He fabricated, among other things, the lightning arrester and the bifocal spectacles....
May 16, 2011
Wet weather puts bats off flying as they don’t like getting wet, according to the findings of a study published in the scientific journal Biology Letters. A wet bat needs more energy...
January 2, 2011
The various species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects that inhabit the Raj Bhavan have found a place in ‘The Fauna of Raj Bhavan,' a book authored by K. Vivekanandan, deputy s...
November 19, 2010
A well grown porcupine fish is the new attraction at the marine aquarium at the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) premises in Foreshore Estate here.
Giving details about the new exhibit...
August 26, 2010
One of the world’s tiniest frogs — barely larger than a pea — has been found living in and around carnivorous plants on Borneo island, one of the scientists who made the accidenta...
July 20, 2010
What colour is your hen? A question as simple as that will leave Selvaraj fumbling for an answer. The small time farmer is yet to figure out the real colour of the hen strutting ab...
May 21, 2010
Spain has cloned a fighting bull for the first time, the team of scientists behind the achievement said on Wednesday.
The bull, named Got, which means glass in the Catalan language, wa...
March 2, 2010
Can a snake prey on a dinosaur? The answer is yes. Remains of a snake and dinosaur fossil, and dinosaur eggs provide unequivocal evidence that a particular species of snake that lived in Dh...