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Elephant`s sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Elephant`s sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 15:02

Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.

How bats use a compass to find their way at night

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:46

A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark -- the first mammal known to do so, researchers said today.

Fossil of world`s smallest hedgehog unearthed in Canada

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:09

You`ve heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, the video game character. But how about the half-pint hedgehog, the tiniest one that ever lived?

Law of urination: It takes 20 seconds to pee!

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:48

All animals - from elephants to cats - that weigh more than 3 kilogrammes take about 20 seconds to pee, scientists have found.

A ready reckoner on mammals in India

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 15:00

Did you know that rhinos are one of the most dangerous animals to come across on foot as they can clock 55 km an hour when they chase?

New animal species discovered in Papua New Guinea

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:43

Australian scientists have uncovered several new species of mammals in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea.

Thousands of birds, hundred of animals died in Maharashtra hailstorms: BNHS

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 20:42

Over 65,000 birds and hundreds of mammals were killed and many more injured during the hailstorms in Maharashtra between February and April this year, a report released here Tuesday said.

Not hot- nor cold-blooded, dinosaurs were `in between`

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 19:03

Were dinosaurs hot-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded like reptiles? Well, they were somewhere "in between".

Tibetan Plateau served as cradle of evolution for cold-adapted mammals: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:32

A new study suggests that the advance and retreat of the ice sheets millions of years ago had a profound influence in the evolution and geographic distribution of many animals, including those that live today in the Arctic regions.

Sonar signal `leaks` likely audible to some marine mammals

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 15:21

Scientists have found that killer whales and other marine mammals can hear sonar signals better than previously thought.

Whales hear sonar signals more than we realize

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 12:24

A new study has found that killer whales and other marine mammals are likelier to hear sonar signals more than we`ve known.

How ravens maintain their social relations

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:35

A new study has found that like many social mammals, ravens form different types of social relationships - they may be friends, kin, or partners and they also form strict dominance relations.