Articles by Maneka Gandhi
Oct 08, 2019
From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humansOnce animals are grouped, a mechanism comes into play that makes living in a group efficient
Oct 01, 2019
Trees are not inanimate, passive species, but can smell, taste and actually signal stress when in distressUnable to run away, plants deploy a complex vocabulary to signal distress, deter or poison enemies, and recruit animals to perform various services for them.
Sep 23, 2019
Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as childrenWomen placed value on how their dog reacted to a potential mate, in the same way that she would put value on how her human children would react to a potential mate, according to studies.
Sep 16, 2019
Identifying traits of animals that are similar to human beings will help people empathise with birds and beastsA study by psychologists in McGill University and the University of British Columbia, Canada, published in Nature Methods, shows that mice, like humans, express pain through facial expressions in the same way humans do.
Sep 09, 2019
Bonsai does't enhance interior design, aquariums aren't aesthetic, breads kill birds: Stop inflicting pain on animals and treesBonsai trees are actually huge ones that are weakened and stunted constantly by cutting their roots, and not allowing them to grow.
Sep 02, 2019
Disappearing crows, a wake up-caw: Intelligent birds just like humans, action needed before numbers further dwindleLike humans, crows plan for the future. They store tools for later use, cache food, and only hide those pieces of food that they know will be running low in the future.
Aug 27, 2019
Sex-change process among many marine species helps them maintain male-female ratio, allows reproduction as per needSequential hermaphroditism occurs when the individual changes sex at some point in its life and produces eggs or sperm at different stages in life.
Aug 20, 2019
Humans are not the ultimate beings on earth, there are many in animal, avian, marine spheres that have similar skills and feelingsThe human is the ultimate cannibal: eating his own kind, humans in another form, again and again.
Aug 12, 2019
Rampant use of methamphetamine, an equivalent of ractopamine, in meat may trigger heart attacks, organ damageIndia is the top user and supplying country in the world – supplying 100 percent of ractopamine to countries in Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia, and Central America.
Aug 07, 2019
Several living organisms are neither animals nor plants, defy traditional ways of classificationMesodinium chamaeleon, a strange green creature found in Denmark that lives at the bottom of the sea, is causing researchers to rethink traditional ways of classifying living organisms.