Thursday, Dec 01, 2022



All-women zoologists to study rare faunal species from Lahaul

September 19, 2022 7:57 am

Led by Dr Dhriti Banerjee, director, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), the scientists spent 15 days in the remote locations of Lahaul and Spiti. The expedition aimed at exploring the remote Himalayan ecosystem of Lahaul valley and recording rare and endemic faunal diversity.

This jellyfish can live forever. Its genes may tell us how

September 07, 2022 10:19 am

While a predator or an injury can kill Turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish, old age does not. They are, effectively, immortal.

Digging Deep: Chimpanzees observed applying insects to wounds

March 04, 2022 12:01 pm

The new study reports findings from investigating the behaviour of nearly 45 chimpanzees.

New study decodes why whales don’t choke

January 25, 2022 3:10 pm

When a whale lunges, the oral plug protects the respiratory and digestive tracts from being flooded by the water and the critters that the animal has taken in.

In Mizoram, a new snake species gets named after local warrior Vanhnuailiana

July 06, 2021 7:01 pm

The team gave a common name, ‘Lushai hills dragon snake’, and in the local Mizo language they suggest it be called rulphusin, meaning ‘snake with small scales’.

Mumbai University releases Zoology textbook based on student feedback

June 30, 2015 1:41 am

Emphasis was given on information about the ecology prevalent in and around the colleges.

UGC bans dissection at UG, PG levels

August 06, 2014 1:28 am

Colleges have also been instructed to include a chapter on “animal ethics”.

In heart of city,BMCC a ‘biodiversity hotspot’

October 13, 2013 3:19 am

BMCC principal Rawal said the biodiversity audit was part of the college’s initiative to achieve the ‘green’ and ‘eco-friendly’ status.

Weekend science films a hit in rural France

September 11, 2012 1:10 am

Lorraine,a small province in northeastern France with four administrative zones and a population of over two million,has been aggressively trying to bridge the gap between scientific research and common man to take science to the grassroots


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.