arthropods

100-million-year-old amber preserved oldest animal societies

100-million-year-old amber preserved oldest animal societies

Among vertebrates, eusociality is found in just two species of African mole rats.

Feb 13, 2016, 13:11 PM IST

First fossils of microscopic 'mud dragons' found

Researchers have discovered the fossils of microscopic kinorhynch worms - commonly known as mud dragons - in China which date back to more than 530 million years.

Dec 12, 2015, 23:58 PM IST

Brain too can get fossilised

Scientists have long maintained that brains do not fossilise -- but new research has provided the strongest evidence yet that it is possible. In fact, the brains of a set of 520-million-year-old arthropods did just that.

Nov 09, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Insects compete with rats to clear garbage

Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said.

Dec 04, 2014, 17:18 PM IST

Centipede's genome gives new insight into how life developed on Earth

 A new study has revealed that centipedes, genetically sequenced for the first time, have given new insight into how life developed on Earth.

Nov 26, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

World’s largest land crabs tracked using GPS

Using GPS technology, scientists have tracked 55 huge robber crabs on Christmas Island, south of Indonesia.

Nov 18, 2012, 19:35 PM IST

Jurassic animals sang love songs to woo mates

In the middle Jurassic, some 165 million years ago, many animals, such as amphibians and other arthropods, apparently sang love songs to attract mating partners.

Feb 07, 2012, 13:08 PM IST