Research

Monkeys turn selective about companions when they grow old

Monkeys become selective about companions when they grow old

When humans grow old, they become more selective about their friends. Many people prefer to stay isolated or with a limited group of friends during old age. Similar phenomenon has been noticed in case of monkeys, especially, Barbary macaques. A team of researchers noticed that Barbary macaques become less social as they age. Researchers from the German Primate Center wished to find out affect of age on behavior. They studied this relation in 100 Barbary macaques that were kept in an enclosure in a park in France.

Hubble Telescope confirms presence of dark vortex on Neptune

Hubble Telescope confirmed presence of dark vortex on Neptune

After using data from Hubble Telescope, astronomers have informed that an interesting spot detected on Neptune is a dark vortex. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope detected this high-pressure system when bright clouds pointed towards its existence.

According to astronomer Mike Wong, of the University of California at Berkeley, Dark vortex can travel through atmosphere like huge, lens-shaped gaseous mountains. Wong led the team that analyzed the Hubble’s data and confirmed presence of Dark vortex.

Hairs, feathers and scales have a lot in common: Study

Hairs, feathers and scales have a lot in common: Study

Earlier, researchers have considered hair in mammals and feathers in birds to be different from scales in reptiles as reptile embryos lack placodes (thickened skin patches are created by special cells termed as columnar cells). A research paper published in the journal Science Advances has unveiled that a bird’s feathers, a reptile’s scales and a mammal’s hairs have originated from a common ancestor. They look different features, but the researchers said that these skin appendages may come from same origins.

Monkeys Are Like Us: They Become More Selective With Friends When They Grow Older

Monkeys Are Like Us: They Become More Selective With Friends When They Grow Older

Monkeys are like humans in many ways, including a feature where both of them become selective when it comes to choosing friends. A new study has found that like humans, when monkeys get old, they have fewer friends.

Researchers at the German Primate Center noted the behavior in Barbary macaques. They noted that the monkeys engage in less social activities as they grow older. Why?

Study finds men more inclined to have unprotected sex with attractive women

Study finds men may get inclined to have unprotected sex with attractive women

A new study by a graduate student from the University of Southampton in England claimed that there is a link between desire to have unprotected sex and perceived attractiveness. What this implies is that if a woman is more attractive, a man may be more inclined to have unprotected sex with her.

US adults have little awareness of chemical components present in cigarette smoke

US adults have little awareness of chemical components present in cigarette smoke

In a study published in open access journal BMC Public Health, researchers have unveiled that US adults have very less knowledge about the chemical components of cigarette smoke. Awareness about chemical components remained low irrespective of the fact that they have earlier looked for relevant information.

Common Milkweed Plants Needed To Sustain Monarch Butterfly Population

Common Milkweed Plants Needed To Sustain Monarch Butterfly Population

Efforts are being made to give all possible assistance to the Monarch butterfly to endure, flourish and revive, as the population of this migratory insect has been decreasing. There are several reasons behind their alleviating population, including various environmental aspects, use of weed sprays and chemicals, along with contracting forest region in Mexico where these butterflies spend their winters and alterations in weather trends.

Pages

Popular Stories

Edelblut officially confirmed as N.H. education commissioner

Frank Edelblut, a businessman who has no... Read More

Trump adviser repeats claims of N.H. voter fraud

Doubling down on President Donald Trump’s baseless... Read More

Trump again insists voter fraud prevented him from winning New Hampshire

U. S. President Donald Trump reportedly insisted... Read More

N.H. lawmakers pass ‘concealed carry’ measure

A bill designed to make it easier for New Hampshire... Read More

N.H. Republicans trying to make voting more difficult

New Hampshire legislators are mulling a package of... Read More

Man accused of double-homicide in Farmington arrested

A team of detectives from Massachusetts State... Read More