feathers

Solved: Mystery of birds' effortless flight

Solved: Mystery of birds' effortless flight

 Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of birds' seemingly effortless in-flight turns and the softness of their landing.

Jun 07, 2015, 12:32 PM IST
Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

A new study provides deeper insight into why dinosaurs had cloak of feathers long before early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight.

Oct 31, 2014, 11:30 AM IST

Ashish Soni adds another 'feather' to his cap

Ashish N Soni showcased his "fascination for feathers" through his new collection titled "Plumage" at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) spring-summer 2015 here Friday.

Oct 11, 2014, 09:28 AM IST

Fur, feathers scatter light to keep animals warm

When it comes to protection from extreme temperatures, the polar bear fur is much more efficient than what we can develop for insulating our buildings.

Jan 24, 2014, 12:20 PM IST

It`s official! Sex appeal lies in peacocks` tail feathers

Until recently no one could say whether the stunning tail feathers of peacocks actually drew the eyes of peahens.

Aug 16, 2013, 22:32 PM IST

Dinosaurs used feathers for courtship: Study

Some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys, according to a new study.

Jan 04, 2013, 20:14 PM IST

Animal hair, feathers may offer clues to restore human fingers and toes

While the concept of regenerative medicine is comparatively new, animals are well known to remake their hair and feathers regularly by normal regenerative physiological processes.

May 11, 2012, 14:07 PM IST

Feathers in amber reveal dinosaur diversity

In science fiction, amber preserved the DNA that allowed rebirth of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. In real life, amber preserved feathers that provide a new image of what dinosaurs looked like.

Sep 15, 2011, 21:46 PM IST

Did Neanderthals use feathers to deck themselves up?

A new study has found that Neanderthals may have used feathers as ornaments.

Feb 22, 2011, 10:37 AM IST

Flamingos apply natural make-up to attract mates

A new study has revealed that flamingos apply natural make-up to attract mates.

Oct 26, 2010, 18:49 PM IST

Indian-American professor turns chicken feathers into fuel

Manoranjan "Mano" Misra, an Indian American professor known for turning coffee grounds and chicken feathers into fuel, been honoured as the 2010 Regents` Researcher by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents.

Mar 11, 2010, 22:30 PM IST

Birds use feathers ‘to touch’, say experts

Experts may have come one step closer to explaining the evolution of ornamental feathers in birds.

Feb 06, 2010, 22:40 PM IST