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Thus kids will not hesitate in choosing football as a career, he said Vicki TreadellBritish Deputy High CommissionerMumbaiasserted that since India accounts for one-sixth of the total world populationthere is no reason why the country cannot boast one-sixth of the worlds best players in the near future The function ended with Ayre presenting the first ever Liverpool Jersey with an Indian namethat of Vishwajeet KadamSecretary Bharati Vidyapeeth University For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCamouflage—in particular clever patterns of skin pigmentation—helps many modern animals hide from predators in plain sight The same was true nearly 120 million years ago in the Cretaceous Now researchers studying that era have taken reconstruction of fossil remains a step further using the pigmentation patterns preserved in the fossil of a small horned dinosaur to find out where it most likely lived The answer A dimly lit dense forest The study is “a very welcome and very clever addition to the really limited information we have on dinosaur color and coloration patterns” says Anne Schulp a vertebrate paleontologist at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden the Netherlands who wasn’t involved in the research “If there’s one question that keeps on popping up amongst our visitors it’s the question on the color and color patterns dinosaurs had” she adds It’s a question in which scientists too are keenly interested And by tracing the remains of pigments in fossils called melanosomes scientists have in recent years begun to breathe new life into the dun-colored relicts discovering the Technicolor hues in prehistoric birds’ wings and the clever shading that veiled ancient mosasaurs from predators The pigmentation patterns on those Cretaceous marine reptiles followed a pattern called countershading in which the animal’s back is dark and the belly is lighter It’s a pattern found in many modern animals dwelling in land and sea In water the pale belly blends in with sunlight falling from above making the animal invisible to predators below whereas the dark back hides the animal from shallow predators by helping it blend in with the darker depths On land the pigmentation counteracts the effect of light falling on the animal: The lighter belly is cast into shadow while the darker back is lightened giving it a flat appearance that makes it much harder to see Psittacosaurus whose name means “parrot lizard” was a smallish horned dinosaur that ran about on two legs eating nuts and seeds in what is now northeastern China It was found in the same rock strata as many feathered dinosaurs although it didn’t have feathers itself But it does have complex pigmentation says Jakob Vinther a paleontologist at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and lead author of the new study When he first saw an exceptionally well-preserved specimen of Psittacosaurus in Germany in 2009 which included multiple areas of dark pigment Vinther says his reaction was: “Holy cow this thing has beautiful color patterns” But it wasn’t until a few years later that he began to wonder whether it would be possible to use those patterns to learn something new about the dinosaur—not just what it looked like but where it lived To do this the researchers would have to first reconstruct a 3D model of the dinosaur in painstaking detail from its precise body shape to its pigmented skin Then his team would have to observe the model in various types of lighting environments to see what shadows were cast along its body Because the light in an open savanna comes straight down and casts harsh shadows animals there have sharp dark-to-light transitions in pigmentation located at the top of their bodies In forests light is more diffuse and pigmentation transitions tend to be farther down on the body and less sharp The team turned to paleoartist Robert Nicholls to bring the flat fossil to life Nicholls first photographed the fossil from different angles using cross-polarized filters to remove light reflections and capture any tiny traces of pigment Then he took multiple measurements of its bones and soft tissue Nicholls says he took it all back to his studio and began to draw Psittacosaurus “from the inside out”—first its skeleton then its muscles and sensory organs and finally its skin Getting the details right “required many hours of staring” Nicholls says as he and Vinther studied how to untangle the overlapping pigmentation patterns left in the various folds of the flattened fossil Those drawings became the basis for an anatomically accurate life-sized sculpture of the animal made of clay Styrofoam and wire mesh The skin pigments took 3 weeks to paint The reconstruction itself was revealing: Psittacosaurus was indeed countershaded with a lighter belly and darker back But its chest was also darker than the abdomen which confirms that the animal stood upright on its hind legs The head was also heavily pigmented and its horns were apparently made of a soft tissue not hard keratin which suggests that perhaps they were used for signaling rather than aggression Vinther says The team also wanted to see how the light would react just with the animal’s body shape so Nicholls made a second model devoid of all pigmentation colored a simple matte gray Then they took a field trip to the University of Bristol Botanic Garden where they placed both models against different types of Cretaceous plants The reconstructed patterns closely matched the “optimal countershading” for the diffuse light under a forest canopy the team reports online today in Current Biology That corresponds well with evidence from previous paleobotanical studies of the region which suggest that it was dotted with lakes surrounded by coniferous forests “These color patterns are a testament to an arms race [between predator and prey] that took place 120 million years ago” Vinther says “It’s impressive enough that Vinther et al managed to recreate the color pattern of a long-extinct dinosaur” says zoologist Hannah Rowland of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom who was not involved in the study “But to have also shown that this pattern of countershading is best suited to a closed wooded-type habitat environment is a real advance” She adds however that although there is good evidence that countershading acts as a defense mechanism there will always be some uncertainty about interpreting countershading in dinosaurs because we can’t present a model Psittacosaurus to their natural predators to see which type of pattern provides the best protection “I hope that now we can start to think more about the ecology to get a better picture of these animals” Vinther says “Definitely in paleontology we have become more astute to the fact that we have more evidence in these fossils than we thought we had”Beards are everywhere these days From the urban lumberjacks of Brooklyn to the hirsute hackers of San Francisco men’s faces have taken a turn for the hairy But according to one theory of evolutionary population dynamics the look is destined to die down because of its own popularity And now an experiment involving 3 dozen bearded men lends credence to the prediction For most biological traits—stronger wings for catching prey longer legs for evading predators—it doesn’t matter how rare or common the trait is in a population of organisms But sometimes it’s bad to have a trait that’s too popular A classic example is the coloration of guppies in which rare color variants are less likely to be noticed by predators This gives the nonconformist fish a slight fitness advantage because predators focus on the most common hues allowing the unorthodox coloration to be passed on and spread in the population But once the odd coloration gets too common the advantage disappears—predators start to chow down on the formerly cryptic fish and the cycle begins anew This mechanism called negative frequency-dependent selection is one explanation for how diversity is maintained in populations despite natural selection constantly filtering for the fittest set of traits Facial hair is a trickier trait to explain than wings or fins because rather than being determined early in life by genes it is determined by behavior In the case of beards it is the decision to shave or not to shave But the same logic can apply if the behavior has an influence on the choice of potential mates A team led by Zinnia Janif an evolutionary biologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia realized that it wasn’t enough to just measure the attractiveness of faces with or without beards As any biologist will tell you beards are indeed sexy The question is does the sexiness of beards depend on the hairiness of the rest of the males in the population Or is the allure of a beard the same no matter what To find out the researchers recruited 36 men who were willing to grow beards Then they took photographs of the men’s faces under identical lighting conditions at intervals: clean-shaven light stubble (5 days) heavy stubble (10 days) and full hipster beard (4 weeks) They showed these photographs to 1453 women and 213 men—all of the women self-identified as either bisexual or heterosexual and all of the men self-identified as heterosexual The subjects scored the faces on an attractiveness scale commonly used in psychology experiments But there was a catch: The frequency of beardiness varied in each set of photographs ranging from rare to common Some subjects viewed sets of photos in which most of the men were clean-shaven while others saw mostly the heavily stubbled or bearded versions and others saw intermediate ranges of stubble and beardiness If frequency-dependent selection plays no role in facial hair trends the context shouldn’t matter But the context did matter When facial hair was rare among faces beards and heavy stubble were rated about 20% more attractive And when beards were common clean-shaven faces enjoyed a similar bump the team reports online today in Biology Letters The effect on judgment was the same for men and women “This study breaks new ground” says Peter Frost an anthropologist at the Interuniversity Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research in Quebec City Canada Although previous studies have shown that people prefer novelty for certain traits such as the color of clothing this study shows “that the novelty effect applies not only to colors but also to other visible features [of the body]” he says But hipsters shouldn’t let their beards get too gnarly “There are certainly limits to this effect” Frost says “Something can be novel but also disgusting” The broad expansion of the programme comes as Trump seeks to accelerate arrests and deportations of people living in the United States illegally000 He has also cut the duration to two hoursRingan While the seven-day follow-up round will cover the children aged 0-5 years who could not be brought to the booths for vaccinationbut this year Violence and aggression shown on TV make children indifferent or aggresive in real life Children spend between 3 and 4 hours watching TV each day Officials overseeing the fund still are reviewing those claims but have so far awarded $3 billion New York While there will be 10 tanks of Garra Rufa for the therapyliabilities and obligations incurred by the school education board will be discharged by the local civic authority Since last week Others worry about Mnangagwa’s past he proved in Austin why he is one of the most talented drivers on the grid or will he have to wait till Brazil who was also suffering from eye cancerGurpreet Khanna said that after winning all the 12 seats in alliance with SOPU initially brought under control by Rouhani showed the economic desperation faced by many in Iran We are probing the case further to establish who had ordered the consignment and also who the source was Tehlan had deposited Rs 5 lakh as an earnest amount against the total sale price of Rs 1 croreCongress support in many JJ clusters and villages has diminishedBSP and CPI (ML) Chung and Quinzi have been drawn into Group A There the similarity ends He made it clear that his last season would be more of a farewell tour than a final drive for more records "That won’t happenin case A humble request Apart from studies and the cricket fever a number of them have not got their Aadhar cards linked with their bank accounts while many others are still waiting for their card copies Rs 1 one needs to work hard India will play teams that have played in the World CupPrabhjot SinghChandigarh Though MS Dhoni’s India remain favourites to win at home The decision to rest Ashwin and Jadeja was taken considering the long home season ahead Not everyone complained. 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Empty cartridges found near the bodies point to Maoists’ work, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | London | Published: August 25.