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Plant and Animal Science

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Inspired from plants, a new catalyst has been developed by researchers from University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. The catalyst effectively converts electrical energy…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • November 21, 2017
  • 555 views

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy. This energy is used by the organisms to fuel their activities. Now scientists have succeeded in harnessing…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • September 20, 2017
  • 580 views

Dogs have always showered humans with unconditional love. Research finally tells us why dogs are so friendly-man’s best friend is apparently genetically predisposed to be good natured and a great…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 21, 2017
  • 529 views

In what was possibly the most memorable piece of cinematic history, Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park has a scene in which an injured Jeff Goldblum is chased by an agile Tyrannosaurus rex. However…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 19, 2017
  • 582 views

Harsh Bais, a botanist at the University of Delaware, and a high school student collaborated to understand how plants behave when they feel threatened. They studied…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 19, 2017
  • 2.1k views

Researchers have been trying to understand why and how mosquitoes get attracted to humans as their prey by studying their odor sensor system. However, biologists at…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 21, 2017
  • 2.2k views

To study the effect of exotic plants on the ecosystem, a group of researchers led by PD Dr Christopher Kaiser-Bunbury, member of the Ecological Networks Study Group of…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 2, 2017
  • 2.5k views

The incubation period of dinosaur eggs has been a subject of interest to researchers. A team of researchers led by Gregory Erickson, a Florida State University…

  • Editage Insights
  • January 6, 2017
  • 2.6k views

To understand behavioral responses of animals to fast and slow rise in temperature, researchers at the University of California - Santa Barbara conducted a study on…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 20, 2016
  • 4.1k views

Contrary to popular belief that eggs from small local enterprises are safer than those produced commercially, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural…

  • Editage Insights
  • September 20, 2016
  • 2.9k views

For the longest time, researchers have wondered why humans have bigger and more developed brains compared to primates. A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University has revealed that there…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 12, 2016
  • 3.4k views

A team of scientists from Norway and NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle studied the effect of oil spills on the haddock, cod, and pollock species of fish. They…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 11, 2016
  • 2.9k views

Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, led by oceanographer Jules Jaffe, have developed a new type of…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 14, 2016
  • 2.9k views

Bear cubs are at a high risk of losing their life to infanticidal male bears who may want to impregnate a female who has just borne cubs. To protect the cubs, female…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 22, 2016
  • 3.4k views

It is known that plastic waste has an adverse impact on marine life. But for the first time, researchers from Uppsala University have shown that microplastic…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 3, 2016
  • 3.9k views

How any species inhabit Earth? The Indiana University researchers have answered this daunting question by collecting large datasets and basing their estimate…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 4, 2016
  • 3.6k views

Birds living in urban areas are smarter than those living in the rural areas, according to a team of researchers from McGill University. In this first-ever study to…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 22, 2016
  • 3.8k views

Storks are no longer migratory birds, according to a new research conducted by the researchers at the University of East Anglia. Dr. Aldina Franco from UEA's School of…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 16, 2016
  • 3.8k views

Nicholas Whitney of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla., and colleagues observed that nurse sharks are some of the most inactive species of shark that spend most…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 19, 2016
  • 4.4k views

An international team of researchers belonging to Japan and the US studying American alligators found the presence of TRPV4, a thermosensitive protein, in alligator…

  • Editage Insights
  • January 4, 2016
  • 4k views

A group of conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed that the extinction of one species of a carnivore can lead to the extinction of…

  • Editage Insights
  • November 13, 2015
  • 6.5k views

A team led by Barbara Goettsch of the IUCN’s Cactus and Succulent Plant Specialist Group analyzed the cacti’s distributions, population trends, habitat preferences,…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 8, 2015
  • 4.9k views

Humans are intelligent creatures and use medicines to treat themselves. However, do ants know how to treat their ailments? Researchers from the University of…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 26, 2015
  • 4.7k views

Stick insects, one of the most peculiar insects found on earth, have intrigued scientists by exhibiting how the process of natural selection can prevent the…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 12, 2015
  • 5.6k views

Researchers from Arizona State University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences have discovered that queen bees…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 4, 2015
  • 4.5k views

The discovery of a four-legged fossil snake has provided a new direction to the long-standing argument of researchers over the evolution of snakes. The fossil is…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 25, 2015
  • 5.1k views

Researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, have developed a computer-based model using large data sets to accurately…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 21, 2015
  • 4.5k views

Jeffrey Marlow and his team at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, discovered microbes below the seabed around methane seeps near Oregon that…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 10, 2015
  • 4.6k views

Toxoplasma gondii – an intracellular, parasitic protozoan that causes the disease toxoplasmosis – has reportedly infected many humans. The parasite makes…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 19, 2015
  • 4.9k views

In a drought-like situation, plants naturally secrete abscisic acid (ABA), inhibiting plant growth and reducing water consumption. While crops can be…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 5, 2015
  • 5.6k views

An epidemic that started a year ago called Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD) has killed thousands of Northeast Pacific Coast sea stars. Read on to find out…

  • Editage Insights
  • November 20, 2014
  • 7.4k views

Do adult ferns get to decide the sex of the younger ferns? Makoto Matsuoka, a molecular biologist at Nagoya University in Japan, led a study of Japanese…

  • Editage Insights
  • October 27, 2014
  • 10.5k views

A zoologist at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, Jean Just, discovered sea creatures in the Tasman Sea that cannot be classified into…

  • Editage Insights
  • September 4, 2014
  • 10.6k views

Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and their colleagues combined analytical chemistry and behavioral assessment to…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 2, 2014
  • 10.5k views
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It is believed that bees, like birds and butterflies, use the sun as a compass for navigation, unlike mammals who use a mental map. However, Randolf Menzel…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 3, 2014
  • 99.5k views

Neuroscientist Alipasha Vaziri of the University of Vienna and his colleagues have for the first time imaged all of the neurons firing in a living organism, the…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 19, 2014
  • 9.7k views

Guy Levy, a neuroscientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his team studied how an octopus avoids latching onto itself. They cut off an octopus’…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 16, 2014
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The discovery of a fossilized juvenile skeleton of Eocasea martini has helped researchers understand how carnivores transitioned into herbivores…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 18, 2014
  • 10.1k views

It is widely believed that domestication influenced the abilities of dogs to form close relationships with humans. Although wolves and dogs are closely related, scientists suggest that wolves…

  • Anselmo Martyres
  • February 4, 2014
  • 14.4k views

The discovery of pelves and a partial pelvic fin from Tiktaalik roseae, a 375 million-year-old transitional species between fish and the first legged animals, reveals that hind legs…

  • Clarinda Cerejo
  • January 17, 2014
  • 6.6k views