Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

Opportunities for Indian students in US

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Science & Technology

German insects can foresee earthquake?

Sunday April 14, 2013 08:21:08 PM, IANS

London: A new study has suggested ants are able to sense earthquakes before the Earth even lightly shudders.

Germany researchers discovered the red wood ants prefer to build their colonies along active faults, fractures where the Earth ruptures, Daily Mail reported.

The ants' behaviour significantly changed before an earthquake above magnitude 2.0 hit the area. The behaviour did not nomalise until a day after the earthquake, said Gabriele Berberich, of the University of Duisburg-Essen, in Germany.

Berberich presented her research at the European Geosciences Union annual meeting in Vienna, LiveScience reported. Her team counted 15,000 ant mounds lining the active faults. She tracked the ants round the clock for three years between 2009 and 2012.

Researchers discovered how the ants would undergo their usual activities during the day before retreating into their mound at night.








 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

More Headlines

Catholics hail Mumbai cardinal as Pope's advisor

Congress accuses Akali Dal of doublespeak on Bhullar

U.S. 'Madrasa' mixes subjects to achieve an American feel

Swedish mosque gets permission for Azaan

Better service delivery: Converting confusion to coordination

Pakistan bars vote-seeking on religious grounds

Reliving, archiving the thrill of Bangladesh's 1971 liberation war

Genuine workers would be unaffected by new Saudi labour law: Khurshid

IIIT-Delhi to offer joint PhD programme with QUT Australia

Haryana villages set to win longer power supply

Hope amid despair in India

Chechen leader Kadyrov laughs off US list rumours

 

Top Stories

Nitish takes a dig at Modi, JD-U sets deadline

A day after the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) came out against Narendra Modi's prime ministerial candidature, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday took a dig at Modi, saying one state's model of development cannot 

As head of state, Modi failed in dealing with Gujarat riots: JD-U

JD-U against Narendra Modi as Prime Minister

 

  Most Read

Genuine workers would be unaffected by new Saudi labour law: Salman Khurshid

Saudi Arabia's new labour policy will affect only illegal immigrants and not genuine workers employed in the Kingdom, India's External Affairs Minister  

Rewriting History

Before 'cooking' pork, Doordarshan Urdu wanted to show Aurangzeb as villain

The Doordarshan - an Indian public service broadcaster and a division of Prasar Bharati, in 2012 wanted from a producer to edit a TV serial to be telecast on 

DD Urdu says pork delicious when cooked, upsets Muslims

 

  News Pick

Missing Tolerance

Four year old student of Assam told to remove Hijab or leave school

In a shocking incident, Fathima Beebi, a four year old Nursery student, was served notice by a local school to remove the hijab or stop coming to 

Ziaul Haq murder case: Pradhan's son arrested

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team probing the triple murders of deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haq, a village pradhan and his brother at a Kunda village in Pratapgarh Saturday arrested 

Jagan continues to haunt Congress

The case relating to "disproportionate assets" of YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy continues to haunt the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh with the Central Bureau of  

Katju appeals for pardon for Bhullar

Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju Saturday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealing for pardon or commuting the death sentence of Khalistanti terrorist Devender  

 

Picture of the Day

A view of the newly Commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191, in Mumbai Harbour on April 09, 2013.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.