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US flying armed drones over Baghdad: Official

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:00

The US military is flying "a few" armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats in the Iraqi capital if necessary, a senior US official said Friday.

`Fruit fly` gene reveals how human communication is possible: Study

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:56

A new study has discovered a crucial component of the origin of language in humans with the help of gene identified in fruit flies.

Scientists discover fossil of blood-sucking parasite in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:12

In a bizarre find, scientists from the University of Bonn and from China have discovered an unusual aquatic parasite- the fossil remains of fly larvae with an amazing sucking tool, which lived about 165 million years ago.

Genetic code of bloodsucking tsetse fly cracked

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 09:33

Scientists said today that they have cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, potentially helping to tackle one of sub-Saharan Africa`s most devastating livestock diseases as well as human sleeping sickness.

Sex-change to combat one of Australia`s worst pests

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 17:48

In a unique way to combat one of Australia`s worst pests, scientists are planning to create a male-only line of the dreaded Queensland fruit fly to save the country`s 7 billion dollar horticulture industry.

Plants may be more intelligent than previously believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:47

Researchers have suggested that plants are more intelligent than we believe, insisting that they are also able to make complex decisions.

Meet bumblebees who can fly beyond Mt Everest!

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 19:59

Believe it! Bumblebees are capable of flying at much higher elevations - higher than even Mount Everest!

Indian director wins Sundance Institute award

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 03:05

Indian director Neeraj Ghaywan was handed over the 2014 Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award in Park City, Utah, US for his film `Fly Away Solo`.

Birds fly in `V` formation to save energy: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:44

The next time you see birds flying in a "V`` formation, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.

`China air defence zone not a no-fly zone`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 17:12

China Wednesday said its Air Defence Identification Zone over the East China Sea is not a "no-fly zone" and will not affect the "freedom of overflights".

Japan govt gets support on China fly zone but airlines comply

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 16:53

Japanese airlines said today they would obey Beijing`s rules when they overfly the East China Sea, but several governments joined Tokyo in criticising China`s latest bid to carve out a zone of control.

Swifts fly nonstop for more than six months at a time

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 13:51

A study has suggested that alpine swifts stay airborne for more than six consecutive months aloft at a stretch.