Infographic Guide to skeletons

Infographic showing the skeletons to body size of few animals.

Common pet diseases and how to prevent them

We love our pets so much that if their health starts to decline, it can be devastating. Learn what you can do to prevent diseases to ensure your pet lives long and happy life.

Ancestor of all placental mammals was an insect eater

Placental mammals were early insectivores and lived along with dinosaurs in the Late cretaceous. During cretaceous mass extinction, dinosaurs became extinct and opened up lots of dietary niches. The ancestral insectivore radiated out into all the niches and had 5 chitinase genes. But those who got adapted for other diets lost their chitinase genes through accumulation of various mutations. These gene remnants passed on to all mammals now exist, as pseudo genes.

Everything you need to know about ivory poaching

A ban was imposed in 1989 banning the international trade in ivory to reverse a rapid decline in the population of African elephants. But to no avail. Illegal hunting and killing of elephants remains a sad reality in Africa despite the ban.

The chemistry of milk

In milk, proteins cluster together to form structures called micelles. They grow from small clusters of calcium phosphate, which held the proteins together. The micelles are on average about 150 nanometres in diameter, and are able to scatter light that hits them. This scattering gives the milk its white colour.

Fishes singing in chorus recorded; says new research

Fish chorus? Our aquariums feel silent doesn’t mean fishes can’t product sounds. Only thing is, they make sounds that are not audible to human ears. Think of oceans, seems like a quiet place, but filled with lots of noises. Researchers...

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Escherichia coli bacteria

Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. It is a large and diverse group of bacteria. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses.

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