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ANIMALS NEWS

A Science Teacher Explains: How do some animals see better at night?

February 21, 2021 5:16 pm

Not only do these animals have bigger eyes than humans, their pupils also tend to open wider than ours which help in letting in more light.

Change rules on confiscation of animals, SC tells Centre

January 05, 2021 3:39 am

The 2017 rules allow a magistrate to forfeit the cattle of an owner facing trial under the Act and send them to infirmaries, gaushalas etc.

From food, pets to romance, celebs: What gave Twitterati joy this time, last year

September 16, 2020 12:30 pm

From Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata topping the list for conversations around nostalgia to Ludhiana tweeting the most about romance, find out what kept Twitter abuzz last year

Ancient female's "chewing gum" reveals details about stone age people's diet: Study

December 18, 2019 5:18 pm

The study noted that Stylholm is one of the biggest Stone Age sites in Denmark.

Down in Jungleland: Four Legs and Our Tongues

December 08, 2019 7:50 am

We use the names of animals derogatorily, but find it insulting if someone calls us by their names

Down In Jungleland: A Clean Bill of Health

December 01, 2019 8:05 am

Learning a thing or two about cleanliness from the animal world.

Air pollution is hazardous for animals too: Here's how to save them from toxic air

November 14, 2019 3:18 pm

Air pollution also increases risk of acute cardiovascular events and development of coronary artery disease.

Down In Jungleland: To Love and to Protect

September 08, 2019 6:01 am

Claws, teeth and wile — no holds are barred when defending territory and young ones in the wild.

Down in Jungleland: What Lies Beneath

June 30, 2019 6:30 am

In the animal kingdom, the first impression is rarely the last one.

Check out these adorable pictures from the winners of Comedy Wildlife Photography Contest 2018

November 27, 2018 6:27 pm

From a startled owl to a smiling shark and an astonished squirrel, the eight categories of Comedy Wildlife Photography 2018 had forty-one finalists, which were whittled to fourteen winners.

ANIMALS VIDEOS

Science Take | How geckos move across water

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.

Science Take | How to give a spider an eye test

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Jumping spiders have excellent vision. To test it, scientists use a special machine of which there are only two in the world.

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

NYT ScienceTake | The Science Behind a Frog’s Leap

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

A frog’s leap is a study in power and accuracy. So how do frogs do it, and what can humans learn from its mechanics?

Do parrots understand economics? Well, kind of | NYT ScienceTake

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

At least four different species shows they can accurately assign value to food and tokens, swamping lower value items for higher value food.

NYT ScienceTake: What ducks hear underwater

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Scientists from the University of Delaware have created a hearing test for ducks. This is an important step. Watch here what they found.

On World Environment Day, a look at what countries are doing to promote tiger conservation

June 22, 2020 6:26 pm

In 2018, 12 countries agreed to work on tiger conservation. This is how they are doing. India, while doing well, must realise it is not the time to slowdown.