Secret behind turtles’ upper shells lies in muscle-bone ‘origami’

turtle-shellWASHINGTON - It is due to a unique feat of “origami” with their muscles and bones that turtles develop their upper shells, according to a new study.

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Indian vulture centres get machines to detect poison

PINJORE - A machine to detect the drug Diclofenac - widely believed to have led to the steep decline in the vulture population in India - may prove crucial in the battle to save these scavenger birds.

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Search on for a turtle species in Himachal Pradesh (With Image)

SHIMLA - A search is on at a Himachal Pradesh sanctuary for a species of turtle not earlier known to be found in the state after scientists here made a chance discovery of its carcass.

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Overweight pets are at risk for life-threatening diseases

Overweight or obese pets are at risk for the same life-threatening diseases as humans:  type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, heart disease, and many types of cancer.

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