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Peacocks make `fake sex sounds` to attract peahens

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:56

Scientists have revealed that peacocks make fake sex sounds to attract peahens` attention.

Social networking turns people into slacktivists

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 19:18

British researchers have shown that people declaring support for a charity on social media are less likely to donate for the cause later on.

Anna Hazare first recipient of new Canadian award

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 20:58

Indian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is the inaugural recipient of a new Canadian award that recognises individuals who fight abuse of power and suppression of human rights.

Candian universities to woo Indian students

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:39

Officials from nine Canadian universities will visit India for two weeks to meet students in selected schools in five cities to hold information sessions on how Canada can be a premier destination for higher education.

How stars` ages and their orbits are linked

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:22

Astronomers have tried to show a link between stars` ages and their orbits using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Lean, mean microbes survive in world`s oceans

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 21:25

A new study has found that planktonic bacteria inhabiting the world`s oceans have streamlined their genetic makeup to become lean, mean survival machines.

Calorie-rich diet key to survival of whales and dolphins

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 19:11

Survival of whales and dolphins depends on the right kind of high-energy diet and not just any prey will do, scientists say.

Flies learn to forgo sweet foods

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 09:54

Flies quickly learn to opt for less sweet food sources that offer more calories and nutritional value, a study has found.

`Jupiter`s smallest moon barely 2km wide`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 16:11

Astronomers claim to have pinned down details of Jupiter`s smallest known moon -- a tiny space rock which is barely two kilometres wide.