Fast-growing fish face dramatic fall in population

 In a counterintuitive discovery, new research has found that ocean species that grow quickly and reproduce frequently -- such as sardines -- are more likely to experience dramatic plunges in population than larger, slower growing fish such as sharks or tuna.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:32 PM IST
From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

England`s transformation from "startled rabbits" at this year`s World Cup to record-breakers against New Zealand on Tuesday has left fans and pundits shaking their heads in disbelief.

Jun 10, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Bacteria may jump between species more easily than thought

Bacteria may be able to jump between species more easily than previously thought, according to a new study which can explain how infection passes between animals and humans.

Feb 17, 2015, 12:43 PM IST
Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`

Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`

 Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits", defending the Church`s stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to practise responsible parenting.

Jan 20, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

New research sheds light on rabbit domestication

Genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for animal domestication, suggests a new study on rabbits.

Aug 29, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

Britain to cull thousands of rabbits on tiny Scottish island

The windswept Scottish island of Canna is home to just 12 people -- and 16,000 rabbits. But thousands of the bunnies are set to be culled after their frantic burrowing caused a landslide, officials said Monday.

Oct 22, 2013, 12:41 PM IST

Scientists create `glow-in-dark bunnies` to battle life-threatening genetic diseases

Researchers have created eight rabbits, which look just like any other white bunnies, but can glow in the dark, in a leap forward for developing medicine for life-threatening genetic diseases.

Aug 13, 2013, 22:13 PM IST

Scientists create glow-in-the-dark rabbits

Scientists have produced a litter of ordinary-looking rabbits but with a twist - they glow green in the dark!

Aug 13, 2013, 08:33 AM IST

Rabbits grow their own joint replacements: Study

Scientists are studying how rabbits implanted with artificial bones re-grew their own joints.

Jul 30, 2010, 10:41 AM IST