Here's how animals find their way in the dark

Here's how animals find their way in the dark

The study conducted in larval zebrafish, the team analysed the relationship between spontaneous brain activity and spontaneous behaviour.

Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

Out of 96,000, 50 animal species in India are “critically endangered”: Govt

The Zoological Survey of India conducted studies, through which, 96,000 animal species were recorded to inhabit India.

Japan offers cyber security, introduces sensor for pet animals

Japan's leading IT and network technologies company, NEC Corporation, has launched a cyber security factory in Singapore as the latest addition to its global portfolio of security operation centers.

PETA to take legal advice to distance animals from cruel sports

Responding to the Supreme Court's stay on the Central Government's notification, lifting the ban on bull-fighting sport 'Jallikattu' in Tamil Nadu, the animal rights group PETA on Tuesday said it would take legal advice on other such sports.

Central government allows `Jallikattu' in Tamil Nadu

The central government bowed to the strong demand made by various organisations and political parties to permit the traditional bull taming sport that was banned by the Supreme Court to prevent cruelty to animals.

Earth had enough oxygen before animals appeared

It's a known fact that oxygen is crucial for the existence of animals on Earth, but did you know that an increase in oxygen level did not apparently lead to the rise of the first animals.

China mulls first amendment to wildlife law

China mulls first amendment to wildlife law

China's top legislature is deliberating an amendment to the Wildlife Law, the first since it came into force in 1989.

Scientists discover fossils of ancient microscopic worms

 Scientists have discovered fossils of 530 million-year-old microscopic worms, filling a huge gap in the known fossil record of kinorhynchs -- small invertebrate animals that are related to arthropods.

Your pet dog has clear conscience too

Your pet dog has clear conscience too

According to lead researcher Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, till now only humans and great apes (gorillas excluded), a single Asian elephant, some dolphins, Eurasian magpies, and some ants have passed the test of mirror self-recognition (MSR).

Jennifer Lawrence calls Hemsworth brothers 'animals'

Jennifer Lawrence calls Hemsworth brothers 'animals'

 Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence says her "Hunger Games" co-star Liam Hemsworth and his older brothers Chris and Luke are like a pack of wild animals.

Mass extinctions hit large vertebrates hardest

For animals, being huge comes at a price as a new study has found that mass extinctions don't favor large vertebrates.

How cockroach `turbocharges` bite

 The study indicates that cockroaches use a combination of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers to give their mandibles a 'force boost' that allows them to chew through tough materials.

What makes a leader? Animals show the way

In comparison to other mammal species, human leaders are not so powerful after all.

Complex animals evolved earlier than thought

Scientists had long suspected that complex animals existed before then but till now they had no proof.

Heaters, jaggery for Delhi Zoo animals as winter approaches

With winter knocking at Delhi's doors, zoo authorities here have installed heaters, bulbs and paddy straw seats in animal enclosures besides making available chunks of jaggery, healthy porridge and Indian gooseberry to the inmates.

Those committing sex crimes against minors are 'animals', deserve no mercy: SC

Those committing sex crimes against minors are 'animals', deserve no mercy: SC

The Supreme Court has dubbed those committing sexual crimes against minors as animals and decried they deserve no mercy.

When they met! The amazing tale of friendship between a jaguar and a dog - Watch

When they met! The amazing tale of friendship between a jaguar and a dog - Watch

Who says cats and dogs don’t mix well as pets? The unusual friendship between a jaguar and a Jack Russell dog, shown in the video here, will leave you in awe.

Anti-cancer drug may sharpen memory, treat Alzheimer's

There is good news for people with poor memory. Researchers have found that an anti-cancer drug currently being tested in animals may make it easier to learn a language, sharpen your memory and help those with Alzheimer's disease.

Balanced diet good for corals too: Study

Balanced diet good for corals too: Study

A nutrient-rich, balanced diet is beneficial to corals during stressful thermal events, a new study has found.

MP govt seeks Centre's nod to get white tigers from Chhattisgarh

MP govt seeks Centre's nod to get white tigers from Chhattisgarh

White tigers may soon make a comeback to their place of "origin" in Madhya Pradesh, with the state government requesting the Centre's nod for transfer of these felines from Chhattisgarh to Satna District for what it claims will be the world's first 'White Tiger Safari'.