Articles by Ajit Jha
Understanding A Sea Lion's Surprising Ability To Dance To Music [VIDEO] Feb 16, 2014 18:27 PM E
Ronan, the sea lion that became an internet sensation for dancing to the Backstreet Boys, has caused researchers to ask many questions about animals' ability to respond to music.
A Robotic Fish Designed To Mimic Abilities Of Amazonian Electric Knifefish Feb 16, 2014 17:16 PM E
The Amazon's black ghost knifefish is able to swim in many different directions with the help of a special fin. It's also able to use a self-generated electric field to sense its surroundings. Now, researchers are trying to develop a robotic fish that's able to mimic these abilities.
How Climate Shock May Affect People Prone To Food Shortages; Strategies For Disaster Management Feb 16, 2014 16:07 PM E
People who live in areas prone to food shortages may be more at risk of getting them due to climate change. Now, researchers are developing strategies for preventing these disasters.
Conserving Potato Agrobiodiversity: Top-Down, Bottom-Up Approach Looks Toward Sustainability Feb 15, 2014 17:59 PM E
With over 4,000 different kinds of potatoes in this world, one researcher has developed a way to make sure they remain sustainable.
Newly Discovered New Burgess Shale Site In Canada’s Kootenay National Park May Be Most Important Fossil Site In Decades Feb 11, 2014 18:37 PM E
A new, "epic" fossil site has been discovered in Kootenay National Park, a sprawling reserve located in the Canadian Rockies.
For Male Fallow Deer, Mating Calls Are A Sign Of Strength And Competition Feb 09, 2014 19:03 PM E
Although mating calls among male fallow deer are meant to attract females, they also indicate to other bucks one's strength and ability to compete.
Pacific Trade Winds Delay Global Warming As They Pull Heat Into Ocean Feb 09, 2014 13:27 PM E
Strong trade winds are forcing heat from the Earth's surface deeper into the Pacific ocean, offering a respite from rising temperatures, however, researchers don't think it will last very long.
Labradoodle Creator Believes He's 'Created A Lot Of Problems' For The Breed, Including Puppy Mills Feb 08, 2014 15:49 PM E
Wally Conron, the breeder who created the Labradoodle, believes that the popularity of the Labradoodle and other "designer dogs" has caused harmful puppy mills to proliferate uncontrollably.
Penguins Given Antidepressants To Battle Tough Winter; How Climate Change Makes Them Miserable Feb 08, 2014 14:15 PM E
A number of Humboldt penguins at the Sea Life Center in England are being given antidepressants to pick up their spirits after weeks of heavy winds and rain.
Pigeons Don't Have To Be Gray: Three Genes Determine Varied Feather Color In 82 Breeds Of Pigeons Feb 06, 2014 12:19 PM E
Scientists have identified a set of three genes that impart feather color in domestic rock pigeons (known scientifically as Columba livia).
Pacific Salmon Have Built-In GPS That Uses A Magnetic Field To Guide Them Home Feb 06, 2014 12:14 PM E
Young pacific salmon, even with zero prior experience, will rush headlong to the marine feeding grounds frequented by their ancestors. That's because their inbuilt GPS helps them orient according to the Earth's magnetic field in the desired direction.
Is Graphene The New Silicon? Innovative Electronic Device May Be Possible Due To Carbon-Based Material's Unique Properties Feb 05, 2014 15:21 PM E
Because graphene can transport electrons without any resistance, the material could be the future of electronic devices.
Scientists Delve Into Inner Structure Of An Asteroid: Anatomy of 'Itokawa' Asteroid Yields Surprising Insights Feb 05, 2014 12:01 PM E
Scientists know surprisingly little about asteroid anatomy, which is why a research team decided to probe inside a peanut-shaped, near-Earth asteroid nicknamed "Itokawa."
Madagascar Sucker-Footed Bats Have A 37 Million Year History That Can Be Traced Back To Africa Feb 04, 2014 17:11 PM E
In a recent study, scientists traced the evolution of Madagascar sucker-footed bats to their roots in Africa, from where they went on to evolve and flourish in South America.
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