mammals

'Gorillas, gibbons first mammals to embrace daytime activity'

'Gorillas, gibbons first mammals to embrace daytime activity'

The visual acuity and colour perception of simians is comparable to those of diurnal reptiles and birds -- groups that never left the daytime niche, the researchers said.
 

Nov 08, 2017, 17:49 PM IST

Our ancestors had powerful night-time vision

Mammals and reptiles share a common ancestor, with the earliest mammal-like animals appearing in the Late Triassic about 200 million years ago. 

Apr 21, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
New research suggests global warming could make us shorter

New research suggests global warming could make us shorter

A new research suggests that global warming could make us shorter over time. 

Mar 17, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
Large mammals ideal ambassadors for conservation

Large mammals ideal ambassadors for conservation

A public declaration made last year by the same scientists had called for a global plan to prevent the world`s large mammals from slipping into oblivion.

Mar 14, 2017, 22:20 PM IST
This dog-sized mammalian reptile was the first animal to produce venom

This dog-sized mammalian reptile was the first animal to produce venom

According to the new study, computerised tomography (CT) scans of fossils of the dog-sized reptile, Therapsid Euchambersia, showed anatomical features, designed for venom production.

Feb 14, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Bone gene can be repurposed for cognition in humans: Study

Bone gene can be repurposed for cognition in humans: Study

 Researchers have identified a gene -- previously known only to regulate bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals -- that can also act as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and non-human primates.

Nov 10, 2016, 21:38 PM IST
Herbivorous mammals possess bigger bellies, says study

Herbivorous mammals possess bigger bellies, says study

The study revealed that on average, herbivorous mammals have a body cavity that is twice as big as carnivores of a similar body size. 

Nov 04, 2016, 19:34 PM IST
Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

As per the report, the population if mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians has plunged owing to the human activities that have overwhelmed the environment.

Oct 27, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

Human breast milk is complex than other mammals

After one month, when the infant begins developing an adaptive immune system of his or her own, the composition of breast milk transitions so that levels of maternal antibodies drop by more than 90 percent.

Apr 20, 2016, 16:43 PM IST
For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

The disoriented damselfish were six times less likely to dart away from an attack, and more than twice as likely to wind up as some other fish`s meal, the study found.

Feb 05, 2016, 23:50 PM IST

Ancient mammals could regrow limbs: Study

The fossils used in the study derive from the collections of a number of Natural history museums among them the Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin.

Oct 28, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

Mammalian reproductive system highly-developed 48 million years ago

The fossil was discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany, and studied by Jens Lorenz Franzen and colleagues from Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt.

Oct 08, 2015, 18:09 PM IST

Rodent-like mammal survived dinosaur extinction

The discovery of a new fossil has given scientists an insight into how rodent-like mammal survived extinction of dinosaurs.

Oct 05, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

Turns out fishes too watch each others` back

 Fishes may be better at helping each other out than previously believed as a new study suggests that some of them really do look after their mates.

Sep 26, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

How deep-diving whales may help create synthetic blood

As per a recent study, deep-diving whales can hold answer for synthetic blood.

Sep 26, 2015, 16:21 PM IST

Fish too look after their mates!

 When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than previously thought as researchers have found that pairs of rabbitfish cooperate and support each other while feeding.

Sep 25, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Male seahorse nourishes baby like human mom

 Male seahorses play as much a part in nurturing embryos during pregnancy as female mammals, suggests a new study. Previously their role, other than as pouch provider, was largely a mystery.

Sep 02, 2015, 12:37 PM IST

Scarface: New species of pre-mammal discovered in Zambia

Venomousness is rare among mammals and their extinct relatives but scientists have now identified a new species of venomous relative of mammals in Zambia.

Aug 16, 2015, 13:13 PM IST
Pandas may have unique body clock

Pandas may have unique body clock

Unlike other mammals who are typically active either during the day, night or during twilight - at dawn and dusk - pandas may have a unique activity pattern. They are most active in the morning, afternoon and midnight, says a new study.

Aug 06, 2015, 17:53 PM IST
Caught on camera: Anaconda gives birth to live snakes!

Caught on camera: Anaconda gives birth to live snakes!

Behold the wonders of nature! It is very well known that snakes are known to lay eggs when it is about time to release their offspring.

Aug 04, 2015, 21:06 PM IST

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