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Scientists unearth over 500-mln-year old rare fossilized embryos

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:54

Researchers at the University of Missouri have unearthed rare fossilized embryos which they believe is more than 500 million years old.

Family tree of all known snake and lizard groups mapped

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 19:20

The first large-scale evolutionary family tree for every snake and lizard around the globe has been created by scientists.

Even animals indulge in self-medication

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:56

Animal pharmacists! The practice of self-medication in animal is lot more widespread than previously thought, according to new research.

Urban grasshoppers change tune to cope with traffic noise

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 15:44

Grasshoppers in urban areas have changed their mating calls to cope with the traffic noise, scientists say.

Pesky insects too play ecological role

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 11:06

Getting rid of pesky insects, such as mosquitoes, ants and roaches may be fraught with adverse consequences, depriving plants of their taste and high yield, suggests a new study.

Paper wasps have flair for recalling faces

Last Updated: Sunday, December 04, 2011, 17:21

Paper wasps, possessing brains less than a millionth of the size of that of humans, have evolved a similar face-learning abilities, a study reveals.