August 1, 2012
Care for the environment? Head to Hyatt Regency in the city where a 3-day fest celebrating bees is on
May 1, 2012
Researchers have shed light on why bigger is not always better when it comes to running speed."Typically, bigger animals tend to run faster than smaller animals, because they have longer le...
February 22, 2012
Ancient lineage traced to East, West parts of Africa
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...
May 24, 2012
They have not eaten for the past 86 million years, but these deep-sea bacteria found on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean are not peckish either — as they don't really need food to survive, scientis...
April 11, 2012
Researchers in Kerala to use modern techniques for DNA analysis
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...