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New species of cannibal scorpions – Bangalore Mirror

By Deepthi Sanjiv, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | December 9, 2015 Three researchers from Maharashtra working in Bengaluru have described a new species of scorpion from the Western Ghats During a field study for the Indian tarantula project supported by the Rufford Foundation and Department of Science and Technology, three scientists Zeeshan A Mirza and Rajesh V Sanap from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru and Amod M Zambre from the Centre …

Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed

… how it senses magnetism. “It’s either a very important paper or totally wrong. I strongly suspect the latter,” says David Keays, a neuroscientist who studies magnetoreception at the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Discovery of long-sought biological compass claimed : Nature News & Comment …

Desmatochelys padillai: Paleontologists Find Oldest Known Species of Sea Turtle | Paleontology | Sci-News.com

By Sci-News.com | September 7, 2015 A new species of ancient sea turtle has been identified from fossils found in Colombia. The fossils are at least 120 million years old, about 10 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle specimen, according to paleontologists Dr Edwin Cadena of the Senckenberg Research Institute and his colleague, Dr James Parham of California State University, Fullerton. “Santanachelys gaffneyi is the oldest known sea turtle’ – this sentence from …

Cushion plants harbour tiny mountain worlds inside

… domes too. Within each cushion plant’s structure is a totally different world – a sheltered microcosm with moderate temperatures, higher moisture and good soil. “They form a shape that can be compared to a turtle,” says Fabien Anthelme of the French Institute for Development Research based in La Paz, Bolivia, who studies alpine plants. “It allows them to develop their own microenvironment, which is moist, warm and rich in nutrients.” Working in the Altai …

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