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`Tobacco eating` Hornworm caterpillar puffs nicotine to ward off predators

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 16:17

Researchers have found a caterpillar that has a unique defence mechanism against some of their predators such as wolf spiders.

US stocks lower on earnings, China concerns

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:54

US stocks Wednesday opened lower on mixed earnings results and reports that an increase in bad loans in China could crimp investment in the world`s second-biggest economy.

US firm confident of China's economic rebound

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 16:41

China's economy expanded 7.6 percent year on year in the second quarter of 2012, slowing from 8.1 percent in the first quarter. The growth rate marked the sixth consecutive quarter of decline and was the slowest pace since the first quarter of 2009.

Tata International forms JV with Wolverine Worldwide

Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 18:14

Tata International Ltd (TIL) Monday said it has formed a joint venture with Wolverine World Wide Inc for wholesale distribution of the latter's footwear and apparel brands Merrell and Caterpillar in India.

Caterpillar Fungus on radar of international smugglers

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 11:24

A rare mushroom highly valued as an aphrodisiac has become the target of international smuggling ring.

Caterpillar inspires soft-body robot design

Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010, 14:09

"Weird movements" in the guts of caterpillars could improve the design of soft material robots.