Animals

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 ...

Photos: Sachin Tendulkar Enjoys An Exciting Safari at Gir National Park In Gujarat!

March 27, 2014 / No Comments

When Sachin Tendulkar goes on a hunt, it is usually with a hand in the bat and the victims generally end up being the who’s who of world cricket. But that golden era came to an end late last year with the great man hanging up his boots. This time, the little master went on a safari of a different kind ...

Merck to Take Chimpanzees Out from Testing Labs

February 4, 2014 / No Comments

Merck has decided to tread a more humane path, when it comes to using animals as test subjects. The third largest pharmaceutical company in the world has resolved to put an end to using chimpanzees to test its products. The decision comes after realisation that “science has advanced” and that they don’t really need to do it anymore. The decision has ...

Indonesia to Boost Shrimp Farming with Eco-friendly Technology

January 31, 2014 / No Comments

The Central Sulawesi provincial administration in Indonesia is all set to champion a new, environmentally-friendly technique for the growth of shrimp farming production. A new technology, will help for the cultivation of the vannamei shrimps. The Supra Intensive Indonesia (SII) is soon going to replace the farming technique. SII was launched in October by Indonesia Aquaculture Community head Rokhmin Dahur  in ...

A Lab in China Clones 500 Pigs Every Year

January 21, 2014 / No Comments

Cloning is not big deal in China. In case you do not want to agree to that, read on. What we have here for you is the story of a facility that churns out 500 pig clones every year. he Shenzhen facility is a farm run by a company called BGI. What the folks over there do is implant around ...