Crab

Scientists discover unique species of hermit crab in South Africa

Scientists discover unique species of hermit crab in South Africa

The newly discovered crustacean is called Paragiopagurus atkinsonae or the 'Green-eyed hermit crab'.

Jul 16, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
Scientists find new tree-climbing crab species

Scientists find new tree-climbing crab species

The new species named Haberma tingkok have been placed in a small genus, which contains merely three members.

Mar 23, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
Say hello to 'Harryplax severus' – elusive coral reef crab named after Harry Potter characters!

Say hello to 'Harryplax severus' – elusive coral reef crab named after Harry Potter characters!

The name is in honour of the one who discovered it – Harry Conley who died in 2002 and Harry Potter – the fictional boy wizard who was a creation of the franchise's author, JK Rowling.

Feb 13, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
New crab species discovered in Chinese pet market

New crab species discovered in Chinese pet market

An examination of the ornamental fish market in southern China has led to the discovery of a new species and even a new genus of freshwater crab, researchers have reported.

Sep 09, 2016, 00:12 AM IST
Goan man killed just for a crab

Goan man killed just for a crab

 A squabble over a freshly-trapped crab resulted in the death of a middle-aged man at Goa`s Dongri, around 10 km from here.

Dec 19, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

How to determine the age of a lobster figured out

Scientists have finally figured out how to determine the age of a lobster.

Nov 30, 2012, 21:24 PM IST

Newly discovered crab species named Areopaguristes tudgei

A new species of hermit crab recently discovered on the barrier reef off the coast of Belize has been named Areopaguristes tudgei - after the American University biologist who first found it.

Nov 28, 2012, 11:09 AM IST

US family finds crab with Osama`s face

An American family claims to have found a crab whose belly has a striking resemblance to Jesus Christ as well as slain Osama bin Laden.

Jul 22, 2012, 17:36 PM IST

Crabs `fake it to avoid fights`

Apparently crabs also deceive. In fact, they fake their strength to avoid a fight, a study has revealed.

May 18, 2012, 11:51 AM IST

Now, a computer that can develop hypotheses

Scientists claim to be developing a computer which can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make connections between facts and develop hypotheses, almost in a similar way to humans.

Nov 20, 2011, 12:55 PM IST

Now, a computer that can develop hypotheses

Scientists claim to be developing a computer which can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make connections between facts and develop hypotheses, almost in a similar way to humans.

Nov 20, 2011, 12:55 PM IST

Computer 'that can read scientific literature like humans'

A team at Cambridge University says that the computer system, called CRAB, is able to trawl through millions of peer-reviewed articles for clues to the causes of tumours, and thus it promises breakthroughs in cancer research.

Nov 20, 2011, 12:54 PM IST

New `strawberry` crab species found off Taiwan

A marine biologist says he has discovered a new crab species off the coast of southern Taiwan that looks like a strawberry with small white bumps on its red shell.

Jan 07, 2010, 09:17 AM IST

Crab vision `mapped` for better robotic sight

In a key breakthrough which
could be used to improve sight for robots, scientists have for
the first time mapped crab vision.

Oct 27, 2009, 12:14 PM IST

Crab vision `mapped` for better robotic sight

In a key breakthrough which
could be used to improve sight for robots, scientists have for
the first time mapped crab vision.

Oct 27, 2009, 12:14 PM IST