Animals

Seals taking advantage of the wind farms for hunting grounds

July 22, 2014 / No Comments

Active wind farms in Germany and UK are being rendered by seals for hunting grounds for food. This act has shocked the scientists who saw the same via satellite trackings in the area. ive areas. A research in the journal Current Biology showed that seals encountered a series of pipelines making multiple trips in a day. Far away from the coasts of ...

Six-Crore-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossilised Feces Found In Narmada Valley In India

July 15, 2014 / No Comments

Rare fossilized feces of six-crore-year-old dinosaurs have been found in the Narmada valley in the Madhya Pradesh region. Though this region has been rich in dinosaur remains, fossilised feces have been found for the very first time. These have been discovered in the Umarban area near Mandu in the Dhar district. Earlier dinosaur bones and eggs have been recovered from the area, ...

Temperature And Weather Determine Sex Of Offspring In Insects!

May 24, 2014 / No Comments

It has been known for long that the temperature inside the breeding ground where reptiles lay their eggs determines the sex of the hatchlings. But temperature and weather might also have a clear effect on determining the sex of offspring in insects as well. Latest research by a team of experts led by Joffrey Moiroux from the University of Montreal in Canada ...

Cool Drunk Fish Bowl Over The Sober Ones With Bold Moves!

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

Somehow, both smoking and drinking have always carried a sense of ‘coolness’ along with them and it seems like this trait is not exclusive to the human world. In a strange turn of events, it is the drunk fish that always end up being the “designated drivers” of the school, as a recent research showed! Yup, when you think of fish and ...

Mysterious Duck Sound In The Southern Ocean Attributed To Antarctic Whales

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

For decades, a sound dubbed by submarine crew in the Southern Ocean as ‘bio-duck’ perplexed researchers from the world over. First spotted in the early 60s, this mysterious underwater sound mimicked the call of a duck and it seems after decades of research its origin has been finally traced. The extremely rare and elusive Antarctic Minke whale is the one responsible for ...

Monkeys Have Mathematical Abilities With 90% Accuracy Rate!

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

A recent study reveals that monkeys are capable of learning mathematics and are up to 90 percent accurate in their math skills. In a published study in April 21 Issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it has been revealed that the ancestors of humans do have mathematical abilities. Scientists have taught 26 distinct symbols including 10 Arabic numerals and ...

15 Indian birds listed among 100 globally endangered species

April 21, 2014 / No Comments

The Times of India reported on April 20, 2014, that experts at Zoological Society of London and the Yale University have concluded that 100 Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered species across the world are under threat from human activities. 15 out of the 100 species are from India. According to Bittu Sahgal, editor, Sanctuary Asia, birds like Bengal Florican, Great Indian ...

World’s First Case Of Female Penis And Male Vagina Found!

April 18, 2014 / 1 Comment

It is kind of desperate when a girl has to forcibly hold down a guy with spikes to get some action! But it goes to a whole new level when ‘she’ is the one bringing the ‘penis to the bed’! But the team led by Kazunori Yoshizawa, an entomologist at Hokkaido University in Japan and Rodrigo Ferreira has stumbled upon the ...

Indian Lions Might Help Bring Back Extinct Barbary Lions To Africa

April 4, 2014 / No Comments

We humans are more adept at driving various species to extinction than in bringing them back from the brink. So, imagine our surprise when we heard that the Barbary Lion, already extinct in wild (and probably even in captivity), might once again majestically roam the North African plains. But Dr Ross Barnett of Copenhagen University is the one who believes that this ...

21 Endangered Himalayan Griffon Vultures Dead In Uttarakhand, Banned Painkiller Suspected

March 29, 2014 / No Comments

The sudden and mysterious death of 21 Himalayan Griffon vultures in a village in Haldwani has come off has quite a shocker to the Uttarakhand wildlife department and many other animal activists groups in India. Himalayan Griffon vultures are known to be one of the rarest and endangered species of birds and have been spotted in the state after many years ...