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`Indian origins of melons and cucumbers confirmed`

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 15:10

The humble cucumber and melons are indigenous to India and may have originated from the foothills of the Himalayas, scientists claim.

Modern-day deep-sea animals may have evolved earlier than thought

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 17:32

Present day deep-sea fauna like sea urchins, starfish and sea cucumbers may have evolved earlier than previously believed.

Gang takes away seized sea cucumbers

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 14:30

A 20-member-gang managed to snatch away 150 kg of sea cucumbers seized by a team of wildlife officials from a farm at Vedalai village and escape, police said.

Sea cucumbers could protect endangered corals

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 15:52

Tropical sea cucumbers could protect coral reefs from the devastating effects of climate change, a new finding says.

Japanese astronaut plans to grow space cucumbers

Last Updated: Monday, June 06, 2011, 20:36

Japanese astronaut Furukawa said he would be growing cucumbers in space as part of ongoing study.