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Bee population escalated post last ice age, reveals study!

Bee population escalated post last ice age, reveals study!

According to the study conducted by experts from Flinders University of South Australia, the Australian small carpenter bee -- found in sub-tropical, coastal and desert areas in Australia --has flourished in the period of global warming following the last Ice Age some 18,000 years ago.

Jun 02, 2016, 00:01 AM IST

Gene associated with Down syndrome, diabetes recognised

This gene can cause defects in insulin secretion in people with Type-2 diabetes and Down syndrome as well.

May 20, 2016, 19:05 PM IST
Australian scientist Colin Raston wins Ig Nobel prize for 'unboiling' an egg

Australian scientist Colin Raston wins Ig Nobel prize for 'unboiling' an egg

Can you unboil an egg? Well, Australian researcher Colin Raston can just do that! And for undertaking such an unusual and imaginative research, he just won the Ig Nobel.

Sep 18, 2015, 19:13 PM IST

New Zealand`s kiwi `descended from Australian ancestor`

In a finding likely to be a bitter blow for many New Zealanders, researchers have found the country`s iconic kiwi bird probably descended from an ancestor that flew in from Australia.

Dec 18, 2013, 09:16 AM IST

Bees underwent extinction same time as dinos 65 mln yrs ago

A new study claimed that bees also underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did millions of years ago.

Oct 24, 2013, 12:47 PM IST

Global warming `could kill off snails`

Scientists have warned that global warming could kill off some of the world`s smallest and slimiest creatures such as snails.

Feb 08, 2012, 12:39 PM IST

Why we crave for specific foods

Researchers have found why do we get intense desires to eat certain foods.

Jul 19, 2010, 09:34 AM IST

Why we crave for specific foods

Researchers have found why do we get intense desires to eat certain foods.

Jul 19, 2010, 00:00 AM IST