Articles by Shweta Iyer

chameleon
Animals ‘Impersonate’ Poisonous Prey To Survive
Mar 11, 2014 17:41 PM E
Scientists found out when bright colors started evolving in prey and how predators learned to avoid them.
earth galaxy
Where Does Earth Stand Among The Council Of Giants, Milky Way, And Andromeda?
Mar 11, 2014 12:13 PM E
New research offers a detailed view of several bright galaxies within 35-million light years of the Earth.
traffic
Traffic-Related Air Pollution Associated With Changes In Heart Health
Mar 11, 2014 11:55 AM E
The damaging effects of vehicular air pollution on the heart and lungs are well known.
elephants
Teenage Asian Elephant Mothers Have Larger Families But Shorter Lifespans
Mar 11, 2014 11:41 AM E
A new study shows that elephants that gave birth before the age of 19 were almost two times more likely to die before the age of 50.
evanescent wave
Evanescent Light Waves Show Extraordinary Spin And Momentum
Mar 10, 2014 12:40 PM E
A team of scientists from Japan has discovered unique dynamic properties of evanescent waves.
Solar Panel
Atomically Thin, Flexible, And Transparent Solar Panels May Soon Cover Building Facades
Mar 09, 2014 14:18 PM E
A new material, called tungsten diselenide, may one day replace graphene solar panels, since they are thinner, more flexible, and better at turning solar energy into electricity.
pronghorn
Grazing Animals May Reverse Man-Made Damage To Grasslands Around The World
Mar 09, 2014 14:13 PM E
As humans tamper with the world's natural grasslands, added fertilizers and other nutrients cause certain grasses to overpopulate, leading to less biodiversity. In an effort to increase biodiversity, researchers have found that allowing wild animals to graze unhindered might help.
Mallard
Bird Flu Database Will Help Track Future Outbreaks
Mar 09, 2014 14:06 PM E
With bird flu cases on the rise each year, a team of scientists have compiled a database with information on every strain of the flu virus found in birds around the world, which will help track outbreaks.
gorilla
Big Cajones: Testicle Size Determines Speed Of Genome Evolution
Mar 06, 2014 13:17 PM E
A universal truth among primates is this - the bigger the balls, the faster the evolution.
Livestock
8-Point Agenda To Better Utilize Livestock Without Damaging The Environment
Mar 06, 2014 11:59 AM E
An international team of scientists has come up with 8 economic and environmentally friendly ways to fix the global food crisis, by maintaining livestock.
baby sea turtle
Where Do Baby Sea Turtles Spend Their “Lost Years”? Scientists Use Satellite Devices To Track Loggerheads
Mar 05, 2014 13:36 PM E
Scientists monitor the behavior of young loggerhead sea turtles in the wild.
flatworm
New Guinea Flatworm Makes An Appearance In France, Threatening Snail Population
Mar 04, 2014 17:28 PM E
Platydemus manokwari, also called New Guinea flatworm, has the distinction of being in the list of the 100 worst invasive alien species in the world.
electrons
Handling Nano-Objects Just Became Simpler Thanks To Nano-Tweezers
Mar 02, 2014 14:38 PM E
Researchers have been trying to figure out for some time now, how to handle nano-sized objects without damaging them. Now, a nano-tweezer that uses low-intensity laser light might be able to help.
polynya
Climate Change Affects Even The Deepest Waters Of The Ocean
Mar 02, 2014 13:20 PM E
Polynyas, huge open bodies of water residing in the middle of large Antarctic masses of ice haven't appeared in nearly 40 years, and scientists believe it could be because of climate change.
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