Articles by Shweta Iyer

crocodile
Butterflies And Bees Find Nutrition In Crocodile Tears
May 01, 2014 15:44 PM E
A film showing a butterfly (Dryas iulia) and a bee (Centris sp.) sucking the tears of a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), basking on the banks of the Río Puerto Viejo in northeastern Costa Rica was captured by a research team.
planet beta pictoris b
Day On Exoplanet Measured, Found To Be Much Shorter Than Earth’s
Apr 30, 2014 16:59 PM E
Dutch astronomers found the equatorial rotation velocity of Exoplanet Beta Pictoris B.
gamma ray burst
Shockwave: New Findings On Gamma Ray Bursts Rewrite Old Theories
Apr 30, 2014 16:38 PM E
An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has discovered for the first time that GRB's behave differently than previously thought.
wetlands
Wetlands Responsible For Recent Increase In Atmospheric Methane
Apr 29, 2014 17:38 PM E
Wetland emissions are hugely responsible for an exponential rise in the levels of atmospheric methane.
crab
Who Is Eating Up All The Marshlands? Crabs, According To A New Research
Apr 29, 2014 17:27 PM E
Salt marshes along the New England coast are dying at an accelerated rate and a team of researchers have found the reason why: crabs.
tsetse fly
Scientists Map Tsetse Fly Genome; Coming One Step Closer To Controlling Vector-Borne Diseases
Apr 28, 2014 12:18 PM E
the tsetse fly is responsible for transmitting a host of diseases, including malaria and dengue, and now scientists have mapped its genome, hoping to find clues as to how it's able to cause so much harm.
barn swallow
Birds Are Developing Resistance To Radiation Leftover From Chernobyl Disaster
Apr 28, 2014 11:40 AM E
Some birds living near the former Chernobyl power plant are developing a resistance to the high levels of radiation left over from the nuclear explosion that occurred 28 years ago.
brown dwarf
The Coldest 'Brown Dwarf' Star Discovered Lives Close To Our Solar System
Apr 27, 2014 15:05 PM E
The coldest of its kind so far, a brown dwarf star was found living only seven light years away.
trees
Beetle-Infested Trees Are Causing Water Levels To Rise, And Its Quality To Worsen
Apr 27, 2014 14:17 PM E
Bark beetles are destroying trees throughout the Western mountain landscape, and it's causing water levels to rise in certain areas.
tomatoes
Asking For Trouble: How Some Plants Invite Bacteria To Attack
Apr 27, 2014 13:11 PM E
While most plants may benefit from staying alive, some of them take a more harmful route, inviting bacteria to attack them by releasing chemical signals.
cow
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Cow Manure Used For Fertilization; Could Lead To More Infections
Apr 22, 2014 12:36 PM E
Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cow manure used for agricultural fertilization. If their genes are transferred to pathogenic bacteria, it could cause more infections, as some genes were never before discovered.
cancri e
Diamond Planet Closely Orbiting Neighboring Sun Won't Collide Anytime Soon, Scientists Say
Apr 22, 2014 12:08 PM E
Scientists have wondered whether two planets, including one made almost entirely of diamonds, that are part of a planetary system 40 light years away will soon collide with each other or their sun, as they both orbit closely. Scientists have now discovered that they won't.
junglefowl
Modern Chickens Are Quite Young, Originating Only About 500 Years Ago
Apr 21, 2014 12:17 PM E
As quick as a "blink of an eye from an evolutionary perspective," modern day chickens only evolved to their current state about 500 years ago.
Gecko
Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Sticks Your Stuff To The Wall, Can Be Removed Whenever You Want [VIDEO]
Apr 21, 2014 11:43 AM E
A newly developed adhesive called Geckskin can hold whatever you'd like on the wall without nails or screws. Then, when you want to remove it, all you have to do is pull it away.
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