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Migrating birds map routes to prevent interbreeding?

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:42

Genes may lead migrating birds to take particular routes to their destination that could prevent interbreeding, suggests a study that tracked hybrids between songbird species.

Birds did not evolve from dinosaurs: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:24

In what could alter the textbooks, researchers have declassified dinosaurs as being the great-great-grandparents of birds.

Smartphone break can make you happy, productive

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:57

Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play "Angry Birds" or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to a new research.

Smartphone break can make you happy, productive

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:37

Want to be more productive and happier during the workday? Try taking a short break to text a friend, play "Angry Birds" or check Facebook on your smartphone, according to a new research.

Climate change prompting Arctic birds to breed early

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 23:10

According to a study, the earlier spring seasons and snow-melt brought about by climate change are causing migratory birds that breed in the Arctic Alaska to breed sooner.

World`s protected areas not protecting biodiversity: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:12

Researchers have warned that the world`s protected areas are not safeguarding most of the world`s imperilled biodiversity, and clear changes need to be made on how nations undertake future land protection if wildlife is going to be saved.

Birds throng Bhitarkanika National Park

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:19

With the onset of monsoon, thousands of birds have started arriving in Odisha`s Bhitarkanika National Park for nesting, an official said Friday.

Birds stamp `signature` on eggs to beat Cuckoo cheats

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 14:40

Just like a bank might insert watermarks on its currency to deter counterfeiters, many birds have evolved signature patterns on their eggs in order to distinguish them from those laid by a Cuckoo cheat, said a study.

Now, board an asteroid and reach Mars!

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 18:40

If you have missed on playing Angry Birds Space, no worries. Just wait for the new version of the famous mobile game that would send you to NASA`s next target - asteroids - and eventually to Mars.

Thousands of birds, hundred of animals died in Maharashtra hailstorms: BNHS

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 20:42

Over 65,000 birds and hundreds of mammals were killed and many more injured during the hailstorms in Maharashtra between February and April this year, a report released here Tuesday said.

Nature-inspired flying drones near you soon

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:37

Drone of the future will not just deliver pizzas or take a dog to a morning walk, they could be as tiny as insects, enter cramped places for rescue operations or fly like birds when searching vast expanses of land.

Kiwi not related to emu as previously believed

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:20

Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research, which shows that the kiwi`s closest relative is not the emu as was previously thought.