Animals

Scientists Reveal Rare Footage of Wild Crows Shaping Hooked Tool

December 28, 2015 / No Comments

One of the biggest imprints in human evolution history that holds high significance is the period in which we managed to get to the bottom of tool creation and shaping. A very little flair from the human brain along with the rest is what has fetched the race to where we stand now. But scientists now prove that we needn’t ...

Migrant Birds in Peril Due to Lack of Habitat Conservation, Warns Study

December 24, 2015 / No Comments

Migrant birds are nothing less than a treasure. Their journeys  deserve high accolades. But more than that, what they require right now is a bit of attention from the human race. The flight of these birds is a treat to all the observers and even to the eyes of normal ones. But scientists warn that this aesthetic sight could slowly be receding ...

Living Bridges of Army Ants are Dynamic, but Dependent on Cost-Benefits

November 27, 2015 / No Comments

We do know the prowess of army ants in building live bridges threaded by merging their bodies. But we thought they were static bridges, like the normal human constructions which hold the structure strong. But a recently published study proves that it needn’t be the case. Dr. Christopher Reid, lead co-author of the study, explains that these bridges can evolve to form ...

First Video Footage of Omura Whale Captured

November 5, 2015 / No Comments

A team of scientists from New England Aquarium, led by Dr. Salvatore Cerchio, has published a new study, which brings the mysterious ocean whale called Omura for the first time under the limelight. Pursuing the species since 2011, the team reveals that the study was carried out off the coast near Madagascar. They have also released the captured images and videos ...

Scientists Reveal New Family Hierarchy for Birds

October 19, 2015 / No Comments

Getting deep into the family tree of the avian group is nothing less than a puzzle. But thanks to a group of scientists, we now have one of the most comprehensive bird trees formulated from DNA sequencing. Data from over 198 bird species were taken into account for the research, which focussed heavily on the species Neoaves. Over 90% of the ...

Hawkbill Turtle that Emits Fluorescent Light Discovered

September 30, 2015 / No Comments

Not everything that glows is gold, it could be a sea turtle! With human brains going deeper and deeper into the blue, more creatures are being exposed with their bio fluorescence. The latest to be added to that list is the hawkbill sea turtle. David Gruber, a National Geographic explorer from City University of New York, was the one who met ...

Butterfly Count Dips

August 31, 2015 / No Comments

‘What’s a butterfly count without butterflies? Someone who is tromping across the wilds for the first time may never have this question in mind. They could meet up more than thousands in their hunt. But for John Weber and Marlene, this sounds the right concern as they meet a non-gold, non-silver year of butterfly count. For the couple, year 2015 was ...

World’s Smallest Rodent Found in China

August 13, 2015 / No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that China remains the abode for a wide population of jumping mice. But what was unknown till now was the fact that the country is also a home for the world’s smallest jumping mouse, which was discovered recently in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Chen Wenjie, a local bird lover, would have seldom thought of having ...

Will Wooly Mammoths Saunter Back to Life?

July 11, 2015 / No Comments

Ever yearned for running into a real life Manny? The wooly mammoth from the house of Blue Sky Studios was buffed with some arrant charm, that at least once in our lifetime would we have wished to meet the fluffy burly species in real. Thanks to powers of genetic engineering that we are not perching far from that being bloomed ...

Polar Bears Threatened by Melting Sea Ice

July 3, 2015 / No Comments

Arctic animals have always been walking the tightrope in terms of population. The effect of global warming and climatic changes upon these animals is nothing new, and polar bears are a species that have been standing closer to the danger zone. Revelations of a new study are even more painful than we might have thought. Biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey ...