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Sex-change to combat one of Australia`s worst pests

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 17:48

In a unique way to combat one of Australia`s worst pests, scientists are planning to create a male-only line of the dreaded Queensland fruit fly to save the country`s 7 billion dollar horticulture industry.

Plants may be more intelligent than previously believed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:47

Researchers have suggested that plants are more intelligent than we believe, insisting that they are also able to make complex decisions.

Longevity mutation found in flies `far-reaching`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 15:03

Researchers have said that a particularly important variation of the gene with much the same life-governing consequences has actually been widespread among fruit flies.

Fruit flies bred in space reveal microgravity`s impact on astronauts

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 22:08

Fruit flies bred in space are now offering scientists a clue as to how astronauts` immune systems could get damaged during prolonged space travel.

Zero gravity in space may impact astronauts` immunity

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 12:12

The clue to astronauts` immunity in outer space owing to prolonged travel lies in learning the negative impact of zero gravity on fruit flies.

Rachel Zoe survives on fruit to lose baby weight?

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 17:55

Rachel Zoe is reportedly determined to lose her baby weight.

Mahindra diversifies into branded fresh fruit biz with Saboro

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 15:46

Mahindra & Mahindra has forayed into fresh fruit business under the brand Saboro, which will be available across 200 outlets pan India in next three years.

Dabur forays into packaged milk fruit shake segment

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 14:59

The company said it has test launched the new product in select markets of Delhi and Punjab and plans to roll out in other parts of the country soon.

Recipe: Dry Fruit Kheer

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 10:44

Karva Chauth special: Pamper your beloved with this sweet delicacy.

I’ts like mother, like daughter, like father, like son, when it comes to lifespans

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:29

Evolutionary biologists have shown that the proverb: like mother, like daughter; like father, like son, also applies to inheriting a long life at least for fruit flies.

Fruit flies help reveal how animals learn to like the food they dislike

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 16:01

Researchers use a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to unravel a mechanism to explain how animals modify their taste preferences.

Now, water purifying technique that uses fruit peels

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 18:59

An Indian-origin scientist has developed the world`s first water purification technique that uses the peels of apples and tomatoes to remove different types of pollutants.