Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Rare dolphin rescued in China

Rare dolphin rescued in China

A rare rough-toothed dolphin, which beached itself in south China's Guangdong Province, has been rescued and will soon be released back into the sea, a nature reserve said on Saturday.

May 07, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
42-feet-long dead Bryde’s whale washes ashore Guhaghar beach in Maharashtra

42-feet-long dead Bryde’s whale washes ashore Guhaghar beach in Maharashtra

A decomposed body of 42-feet-long whale washed ashore the Guhaghar beach in Ratnagiri district in coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra on Friday morning. 

Oct 09, 2016, 00:03 AM IST
Blue whale washed ashore at Alibaugh beach, dies

Blue whale washed ashore at Alibaugh beach, dies

In a tragic incident, a 42-foot-long blue whale washed ashore at the Revdanda beach in Alibaugh, Mumbai, died despite efforts by local residents to put the mammal back into the sea.

Jun 26, 2015, 03:11 AM IST

Opossum peptide may save lives lost to snakebites

Scientists have turned to the opossum -- a rat-like mammal found in the Americas -- to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for poisonous snake bites.

Mar 23, 2015, 16:59 PM IST
Genes behind bowhead whale's longevity identified

Genes behind bowhead whale's longevity identified

Scientists have mapped the genome for the world's longest-living mammal, the bowhead whale, and discovered unique genes that give it a lifespan of more than 200 years.

Jan 04, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

New species of small mammal found

Scientists have found a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of south-western Africa.

Jun 27, 2014, 18:17 PM IST

48-million-year-old food webs show modern structure

In the most compelling evidence to date that ancient food webs were organised much like modern food webs, researchers have pieced together a highly detailed picture of feeding relationships among 700 mammal, bird, reptile, fish, insect and plant species from a 48 million year old lake and forest ecosystem.

Mar 20, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

Sea lion shows surprising rhythmic ability

Ronan, a rescued sea lion, has a unique talent that has shed new light on animal cognition.

Feb 16, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Fossil of most evolutionarily successful mammal found in China

A nearly complete skeleton that belongs to the oldest ancestor of "the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived mammal lineage" on Earth has been unearthed in China

Aug 16, 2013, 22:45 PM IST

Oddest couple amphibian and mammal shared 250 mln year old burrow

Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa.

Jun 22, 2013, 14:34 PM IST

Research foretells bleak future for mammals

A higher fequency of extreme conditions such as cyclones and droughts, spurred by climate change, could subject mammals to a greater risk of extinction, a zoological study says.

Dec 14, 2012, 16:29 PM IST

How jaws evolved in humans and other mammals

A University of Notre Dame researcher has shed light on the evolution and function of jaws.

Aug 08, 2012, 19:04 PM IST

A device to communicate with dolphins!

Scientists have developed a new dolphin speaker device which they say could help one talk with these remarkably intelligent mammals.

May 26, 2012, 10:13 AM IST

Diversity `helped mammals’ survival over deep time

Diversity is the mammal’s best defense when it comes to adapting climatic changes.

Apr 24, 2012, 15:26 PM IST

Neuron transplants may repair diseased brain circuitry in mammals

Carefully selected young, healthy neurons can functionally integrate into diseased brain circuitry in mammals, a new study has found.

Nov 25, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

Evolution of ear

A new species of mammal that lived 123 mn yrs ago has been discovered.

Oct 11, 2009, 09:00 AM IST

Scientists find mammal that lived 123 mn yrs ago in China

An international team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of mammal that lived 123 million years ago in what is now the Liaoning Province in northeastern China.

Oct 09, 2009, 15:22 PM IST

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