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A bid to save Rhino species –  British zoo uses IVF technology to protect white Rhino species from extinction
A bid to save Rhino species – British zoo uses IVF technology to protect white Rhino species from extinction

This initiative has been taken to protect remaining three northern white rhinos.

Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea! - Satellite images revealed
Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea! - Satellite images revealed

The iceberg, dubbed A68, is already shifting shape along with the remaining Larsen C ice shelf itself.

Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week
Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Harsh Vardhan also called upon people to protect and conserve the flora and fauna. 

Vijay, the Delhi zoo white tiger, who mauled a man to death in 2014, turns 10
Vijay, the Delhi zoo white tiger, who mauled a man to death in 2014, turns 10

There was a special birthday feast of his favourite meat, a cake and no disturbance from the crowd.

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 uncovers hidden undersea world
Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 uncovers hidden undersea world

Although no trace of the missing Boeing 777 could be found in the southern Indian Ocean, yet the hunt led to the discovery of this unknown undersea world.

Social media sites like Twitter can apprise public of adverse weather conditions – Here's how
Social media sites like Twitter can apprise public of adverse weather conditions – Here's how

A significant rise or drop in the level of temperature leads to an increase in the number of weather-related tweets, finds the study.

Sole African white rhino of Assam zoo, Mohan, dies at 47
Sole African white rhino of Assam zoo, Mohan, dies at 47

Mohan, was brought here for Rs 50,000 from the United States in 1974.

T rex dinosaur could not have run at high speed: Study
T rex dinosaur could not have run at high speed: Study

In Stephen Spielberg's original adaptation of the Jurassic Park, a rampant Tyrannosaurus rex (T rex) is shown chasing Jeff Goldblum's character, Ian Malcolm, as he sits injured in the back of a 4x4 vehicle.

Australian state prepares for drought after driest June
Australian state prepares for drought after driest June

According to a new threshold introduced by Premier Daniel Andrews, Victoria begins preparations for drought when dams sink to 60 per cent full, compared to the previous threshold of 54.1 per cent.

Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC
Human-induced climate change may cause significant rise in sea levels, warns IPCC

Valerie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of IPCC Working Group I, said at the Australian National University (ANU) that human influence on the climate has contributed to changes in the warming of the Greenland ice sheet, something which is affecting sea levels the world over.

Cleaning oil spills could be easier with waste human hair, say scientists!
Cleaning oil spills could be easier with waste human hair, say scientists!

The secret lies in the amount of oil our hair have the power to absorb.

NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships
NGT notice to Centre on air pollution caused by ships

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Shibani Ghosh seeking directions to monitor the pollution caused by ships and vessels entering the Indian maritime coastal waters and submit a report to the NGT.

Swati – Oldest tigress in captivity dies in Assam zoo at 20 years of age
Swati – Oldest tigress in captivity dies in Assam zoo at 20 years of age

She was born in 1997 and would have turned 21 in January next year.

Fossil site shows impact of Jurassic's low oxygen oceans

The study was co-authored by Martin Aberhan, a curator at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Scientists discover unique species of hermit crab in South Africa
Scientists discover unique species of hermit crab in South Africa

The newly discovered crustacean is called Paragiopagurus atkinsonae or the 'Green-eyed hermit crab'.

NGT shifts focus on Phase-II of Ganga rejuvenation
NGT shifts focus on Phase-II of Ganga rejuvenation

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has convened a meeting of all stakeholders involved in cleaning of the river from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh to the state's border with Bihar to chalk out an action plan for cleaning the Ganga.

Climate change to bring 'devastating consequences' to countries in Pacific and Asia, claims study
Climate change to bring 'devastating consequences' to countries in Pacific and Asia, claims study

The study also said that Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five percent in the 2030s.

This eight-legged ‘freak’ animal will survive on Earth until Sun dies
This eight-legged ‘freak’ animal will survive on Earth until Sun dies

The tardigrade is considered the world’s toughest animal, despite its diminutive size which is under a millimetre (0.04 inches).

Climate change could increase cost of your flight ticket
Climate change could increase cost of your flight ticket

Researchers have found that rising temperatures would mean increased weight restrictions on a significant number of flights, potentially imposing increased costs on the aviation industry in the next century.

Lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania
Lioness nurses leopard cub in Tanzania

The pair were spotted by Joop Van Der Linde, a guest at Ndutu Safari Lodge in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, reports the BBC.

Newly-designed solar cell may be most efficient in the world, claim scientists
Newly-designed solar cell may be most efficient in the world, claim scientists

The prototype integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum, researchers said.

Major US cities to face chronic flooding in next few decades, warn scientists
Major US cities to face chronic flooding in next few decades, warn scientists

It is also believed that more than 60 percent of coastal communities in the country might lose thier homes by the year 2100.

Carbon dating confirms age of 3,800-year-old pottery bird statue

Carbon dating has recently confirmed the age of a 3,800-year-old red pottery bird statue unearthed in China's Henan province.

Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica shelf
Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica shelf

The iceberg weighs a staggering trillion tonnes and has an area of 5,800 sq km.

Two-year-old lion cub rescued from 80-feet well in Gujarat – Watch the video!
Two-year-old lion cub rescued from 80-feet well in Gujarat – Watch the video!

A two-year-old female lion cub, who had fallen into a 80-feet well in Gujarat's Gir region was rescued on Saturday after six-hour-operation.

Arctic winter warming events becoming more frequent
Arctic winter warming events becoming more frequent

Because autumn and winter is when Arctic sea ice grows and thickens, warmer winter air temperatures will further impede ice growth and expansion, accelerating the effects of global warming in the Arctic.

Lakes and rivers have ice, too – Stunning image from NASA’s Terra satellite (See pic)
Lakes and rivers have ice, too – Stunning image from NASA’s Terra satellite (See pic)

The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite on On May 29, 2017.

Believe it or not! This beetle can hold a pen and draw—WATCH video
Believe it or not! This beetle can hold a pen and draw—WATCH video

A stag beetle named Spike has won the hearts of thousands of people on social media with its extraordinary talent of holding a pen and 'drawing' on paper, creating incredible artwork.

'MacGyver' red tegu lizard from California is a hit on internet! Watch why
'MacGyver' red tegu lizard from California is a hit on internet! Watch why

A couple from California has a 20-pound Argentine red tegu lizard as their loving pet at home.