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Insects Accidentally have Same Sex Mating

Insects Accidentally have Same Sex Mating

Not many will be aware of the fact that insects and spiders often enter into same sex mating. A collaborative research was carried out on the topic.

As per the same, study researchers have found that the same sex mating is not intentional, but insects and spiders actually do it accidentally.

Study researchers were of the view that insects and spiders are in such a rush for mating that they do not pay much attention to their partner's gender. This is where, the confusion takes place and they perform same sex mating.

Oarfish Washes Up on a Californian Beach

Oarfish Washes Up on a Californian Beach

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that a 13- and-a half-foot-long oarfish got washed up on a beach in Oceanside Harbor, California.

Suzanne Kohin from the National Marine Fisheries Service has affirmed that it is not very common to find such species. It is the second time in a few days that such rarely seen creature has washed up.

"They thought it was a very rare event the first time, so these two events that we heard of in the last few weeks are the only ones I've ever heard of", affirmed Kohin.

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Sneak Peak into Interesting Incidents

Sneak Peak into Interesting Incidents

On day-to-day basis, a number of strange things take place across the world. Some such stories have been discussed below.

A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from Princeton University in the US. As per the same, it has been unveiled that marmoset monkeys are very polite when talk to each other.

Kenya’s Step Forward to Act against Poachers

Kenya’s Step Forward to Act against Poachers

As per a new report, the rhino's in Kenya are fitted with microchips by the wildlife officials, as their step forward to put a control on poaching. Poaching has almost threatened the lives of these animals, causing the number of these animals to an extent.

Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), said that their step to control poaching has put some complications in the work of poachers. He said that it is utmost necessary to follow conservation steps to counter the killing of the wildlife.

Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

According to a new research by the scientists, sub species of brown bear can be found currently in the High Himalayas. Scientists had tested the hair samples of the big beast and revealed that there exists some genetic match between brown bear and the ancient polar bear.

The new DNA research by the scientists revealed the mystery behind the Yeti. They now believe that some sub species of brown bear could be found in the High Himalayas that has been proved wrong for the mythical beast.

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Massive colony of honeybees in attic stuns elderly Florida woman

Massive colony of honeybees in attic stuns elderly Florida woman

An elderly Florida woman was quite stunned when exterminators called to remove a rodents found a huge honeybee hive hiding in the attic of her home.

Sevia Moore, 98, had called exterminator remove what she thought was rats in the attic of her single-level home, but they found the attic was full of bees.

Leo Cross, founder of Florida Wildlife Trappers, found bees everywhere in hallows of her home. He estimated that there were 20,000 to 30,000 bees in the elderly woman's home. The bees were there for around one year.

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Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Mosquitoes have been sucking blood of other creatures for nearly 50 million years, a research by scientists at the National Museum of Natural History revealed.

The researchers discovered components of red blood cells (RBCs) in a fossilized mosquito that existed nearly 46 million years ago.

The fossilized mosquito was discovered from inside an oil shale (a sedimentary rock) extracted from a prehistoric lakebed in north-western Montana.

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Moose are Devouring Vegetation in Canada's Gros Morne National Park

Moose are Devouring Vegetation in Canada's Gros Morne National Park

Moose are consuming vegetation in Gros Morne National Park in Canada to an extent that entire species of songbirds is vanishing. Research is now showing the impact of moose on the park.

Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is known for its natural scenic beauty along variety of wildlife that is living there. It was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1987.

However, recent changes in vegetation as well as increase in deforestation in many regions of the park were brought to the notice of Darroch Whitaker, with Parks Canada in Gros Morne.

Iran Calls Off Its Plan of Sending Cat to Space

Iran Calls Off Its Plan of Sending Cat to Space

Plans to send a cat to space by March next year have, apparently, been callously thrashed by the advocates from PETA. It is, therefore, that the country of Iran has now decided to send a second monkey to outer space by the end of November 2013.

"The second live animal will be ready within a month to be sent into space", said Iran's space organization's deputy head, Hamid Fazeli.

It has been found that Fazeli has already fulfilled all possible requirements for the monkey launch.

African Elephants Capable of Understanding Human Gestures

African Elephants Capable of Understanding Human Gestures

A number of experiments were performed on elephants of Africa. These experiments demonstrated that elephants were able to understand the gestures made by humans.

Elephants were given a test in which they were provided with two identical buckets. The elephants were successful in choosing the one with a hidden treat. This was told by researcher Ann Smet from the University of St Andrews.

Elephants were locked up at a lodge in Zimbabwe. The main motive for such an action was to conduct study on them.

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