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Baby Elephant chases birds and falls face-down at Sweden zoo – Watch
Baby Elephant chases birds and falls face-down at Sweden zoo – Watch

It shows the baby elephant running after the birds while his mom stands watch over him - until he takes a tumble and falls face-first on the ground in a hilarious manner which is worth watching.

Zolo the 'breakdancing' gorilla shows off stellar moves in his swimming pool! - Watch video
Zolo the 'breakdancing' gorilla shows off stellar moves in his swimming pool! - Watch video

The video immediately caught the pulse of the social media platforms and people just couldn't have enough of Zolo's rockstar performance in his little pool.

Shape of the egg depends on flying skills of bird, says study
Shape of the egg depends on flying skills of bird, says study

Researchers report that the variety in the shape of the eggs birds lay depends on how well a bird flies.

Heat can make you moody and anti-social, suggests study
Heat can make you moody and anti-social, suggests study

A new study suggests that hot temperature is more likely to make people anti-social and moody.

Sheep gives birth to 'half-human half-animal' lamb in South Africa
Sheep gives birth to 'half-human half-animal' lamb in South Africa

Many villagers were convinced that bestiality and witchcraft had led to the birth of the 'half-human half-animal' lamb.

Rhino killed in Assam national park
Rhino killed in Assam national park

The rhino's horn was missing which indicated that it was a case of poaching.

Australian red gum trees under threat due to rising CO2 levels, say researchers
Australian red gum trees under threat due to rising CO2 levels, say researchers

A study by Carsten Kulheim from the ANU's Research School of Biology has shown that rising levels of CO2 threatens the future of the species.

Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!
Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!

Researchers recorded sand temperatures at a globally important loggerhead sea turtle nesting site in Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa over six years.

Tokyo zoo is celebrating; confirms new baby panda is a girl!
Tokyo zoo is celebrating; confirms new baby panda is a girl!

The new unnamed cub and her 11-month-old mother, Shin Shin, are being carefully monitored round the clock.

Late 'crocodile hunter' Steve Irwin to be honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Late 'crocodile hunter' Steve Irwin to be honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Steve Irwin, who was fatally stabbed by a stingray's barb at the age of 44, was renowned for his daring antics, and unwavering commitment to environmental protection, which saw him rise to international fame and amass millions of fans worldwide.

NGT imposes ban on dumping of waste on Ravi flood plains in HP
NGT imposes ban on dumping of waste on Ravi flood plains in HP

A circuit bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the waste being dumped on the flood plains is a matter of serious concern as it pollutes the river.

India may become 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer, but heat deaths are preventable
India may become 2-4 degrees Celsius warmer, but heat deaths are preventable

The next year turned out to be India's hottest ever, since record-keeping began in 1901. And earlier in 2017, summer got off to an unprecedented intense start, as heatwaves in late March swept through nine states.

Wildlife awareness event held in Kolkata
Wildlife awareness event held in Kolkata

An awareness rally, film show and seminar has been organised by a city based organisation in a bid to create wildlife awareness among students.

Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice
Antarctic researchers take icy plunge to mark solstice

Expeditioners stationed at Australia`s Davis station marked midwinter`s day by taking a chainsaw to the ice, cutting a small pool and taking a dip in water with a temperature of -1.8 degrees Celsius (28.76 Fahrenheit).

Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons!
Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons!

There are 206 described species of chameleons on the planet and Hughes hopes to continue finding many more.

Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of dinosaurs: Study

The Triassic extinction, one of the largest mass extinctions of animal life on record, was proceeded by the dinosaur era.

Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!
Feeling the heat? It's about to become more intense, says study!

A team of researchers examined 1,949 deadly heat waves from around the world since 1980 to look for trends, define when heat is so severe it kills and forecast the future.

China realises world's longest real-time transmission of deep-sea data
China realises world's longest real-time transmission of deep-sea data

The real-time deep-sea data includes the condition of the subsurface buoy, the flowing speed, direction and pressure of seawater.

Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE
Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE

The organism has an uncanny resemblance to the male reproductive organ.

Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!
Studying climatic changes next on China's agenda, scientific expedition to Tibet launched!

The last expedition of similar scale in Tibet, regarded as roof of the world was conducted in the 1970s.

Renewable Energy will reach 49 percent in India by 2040: Report
Renewable Energy will reach 49 percent in India by 2040: Report

Wind and solar energy account for 48 percent of installed capacity and 34 percent of electricity generation world-wide by 2040.

Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched

In a major boost to the species survival, 39 Burmese roofed turtles -- one of the rarest turtles in existence -- have hatched from 44 viable eggs in Limpha village.
 

Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA
Earth warming to tipping point - May 2017 second hottest on record, reveals NASA

May 2017's temperature was 0.05 degrees Celsius cooler than May 2016. It was just 0.01 degrees Celsius warmer than the third warmest May, which occurred in 2014, NASA said in a statement.

Tiger count in Assam's Kaziranga rising; latest estimates put the number at 104
Tiger count in Assam's Kaziranga rising; latest estimates put the number at 104

Both the parks - Kaziranga National Park and Burachapori - are located within the Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, sprawling over an area of 860 sq km.

Clarify stand on Ganga encroachments, NGT directs Centre, other stakeholders
Clarify stand on Ganga encroachments, NGT directs Centre, other stakeholders

The green panel asked the ministries of environment and water resources, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

New solar paint turns moist air into clean energy
New solar paint turns moist air into clean energy

Unlike silica gel, the new material, synthetic molybdenum-sulphide, also acts as a semi-conductor and catalyses the splitting of water atoms into hydrogen and oxygen.

Bizarre! Two-headed porpoise discovered for the first time in North Sea – See pics
Bizarre! Two-headed porpoise discovered for the first time in North Sea – See pics

A study recently published by the online Journal of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam contextualized the rarity of the find.

Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT
Clean fountains to stop mosquito breeding: NGT

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all municipal corporations, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Cantonment Board to take precautionary steps to stop the infestation of mosquitoes.

'Smoke from wildfires may be worse for climate than thought'
'Smoke from wildfires may be worse for climate than thought'

The team found that brown carbon appears much more likely than black carbon to travel through the air to the higher levels of the atmosphere where it can have a greater impact on climate.

Your coffee-drinking habit may harm wildlife, says study
Your coffee-drinking habit may harm wildlife, says study

They came from a range of sites encompassing raw sewage and treated wastewater in urban areas, as well as streams in remote open-space areas where there is no human development.