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This 12-year-old Indian girl is building robots to save honey bees - Read
This 12-year-old Indian girl is building robots to save honey bees - Read

Using a combination of robotics and hi-tech components, Vignesh has developed a Bee Saver Bot that removes honey bees -- the species primarily responsible for pollination and honey production around the world -- safely and carefully without harming them or humans.

Arachnid population increases as scientists discover 50 new species of spiders in Australia!
Arachnid population increases as scientists discover 50 new species of spiders in Australia!

The research expedition was conducted on Quinkan country, near Cooktown, which is currently being considered for national heritage listing.

UK scientists to drill world's highest Khumbu glacier
UK scientists to drill world's highest Khumbu glacier

The group from Aberystwyth University, Wales, will use a drill adapted from a car wash to cut into the Khumbu glacier in the foothills of the Everest

Marine jellies, not sponges, were first animals to evolve on Earth: Study
Marine jellies, not sponges, were first animals to evolve on Earth: Study

Researchers, including those from Vanderbilt University in the US, devised a new approach designed specifically to settle contentious phylogenetic tree-of-life issues.

Simba the lion and Lula the bear, ailing residents of Mosul zoo flown out of Iraq
Simba the lion and Lula the bear, ailing residents of Mosul zoo flown out of Iraq

A group of veterinarians from the Four Paws International charity took the animals out of war-battered Mosul and after many administrative delays finally managed to fly them out to Jordan from the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Arbil.

Freshwater pearls facing extinction due to pollution in UK
Freshwater pearls facing extinction due to pollution in UK

There are only nine rivers in the north of England where the freshwater mussel survives, and two in the south of England, both in Devon.

China traces whereabouts of panda released into the wild three years ago
China traces whereabouts of panda released into the wild three years ago

Zhang Xiang is a female giant panda born on August 20, 2011.

Exceeding limits: Increasing noise pollution, particulate matter in Delhi creating havoc
Exceeding limits: Increasing noise pollution, particulate matter in Delhi creating havoc

The report added that the values of SO2 (sulphur dioxide) are within permissible limits for all locations monitored.

Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching
Shocking truth about Great Barrier Reef! Two-thirds of world's largest coral system damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching

The combined impact of this back-to-back bleaching stretches for 1,500 km, leaving only the southern third unscathed  said professor Terry Hughes, Director of the James Cook University's Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies.

11 Indian climbers commence their expedition to Mt Everest's peak!
11 Indian climbers commence their expedition to Mt Everest's peak!

The team was selected after over 150 Everest aspirants underwent a strenuous selection process for over 15 months.

Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles begins
Mass hatching of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Baby turtles generally emerge about 45 or 50 days after nesting.

Is the Great Smog of London set to make return?
Is the Great Smog of London set to make return?

In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated London for five days, bringing the city to a standstill as soot-filled clouds descended onto the streets and into people's lungs, leaving more than 12,000 dead.

Yet another tragedy - Poachers kill one-horned rhino in Nepal
Yet another tragedy - Poachers kill one-horned rhino in Nepal

Officials at the Chitwan National Park (CNP) confirmed that an adult male rhino was shot dead on Friday and the horn was cut off

Canines can adopt humans perspective to find food
Canines can adopt humans perspective to find food

The findings showed that by adopting the position of a human or seeing things from their owner`s point of view and following their gaze, dogs can identify whether a human has an eye on a food source and, therefore, know where the food has been hidden.

Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study
Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Frequent grooming among mandrills, a primate of the Old World monkey family, is undoubtedly a means of eliminating ectoparasites.

Honey bees have better vision than previously thought
Honey bees have better vision than previously thought

Bee vision has been studied ever since the pioneering research of Karl von Frisch in 1914, which reported bees' ability to see colours through a clever set of training experiments.

Living near mountains? This is what you should do when an avalanche hits
Living near mountains? This is what you should do when an avalanche hits

Understanding avalanches is important if you live near mountains or in avalanche-prone areas like Jammu and Kashmir.

26 and counting: Pench tigress gives birth to another litter
26 and counting: Pench tigress gives birth to another litter

 A 12-year-old Royal Bengal tigress, popularly known as `Collarwali', recently gave birth to four cubs in the Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh.

Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places

A historic leatherworking quarter in Bangladesh once labelled among the most polluted places on earth was shut today as police enforced a court ruling to protect a vital waterway.

Boy or girl? Baby sea turtles have no gender, says study!
Boy or girl? Baby sea turtles have no gender, says study!

Sea turtle nests tend to produce more female-biased sex ratios further increasing their risk of extinction, courtesy the increase of global temperatures and climate change.

Look, who visited Chulina – The giant panda cub at Madrid zoo in Spain
Look, who visited Chulina – The giant panda cub at Madrid zoo in Spain

Chulina, the giant panda cub, has been captured playing with her mother Hua Zuiba outside the panda enclosure at Madrid Zoo in Madrid, Spain, April 5, 2017.

Rare baby siamang gibbon makes public debut at Canberra zoo – See pic
Rare baby siamang gibbon makes public debut at Canberra zoo – See pic

The unnamed baby is the first child of 11-year-old female Tunku and six-year-old male Cian, who both arrived at the National Zoo and Aquarium last year.

More than 60,000 species of trees call Earth their home, says study
More than 60,000 species of trees call Earth their home, says study

An important factor of the study is the geo-referencing of the tree species, which allow conservationists to locate individual species.

Prince, Bandipur Tiger Reserve's majestic, famous big cat no more
Prince, Bandipur Tiger Reserve's majestic, famous big cat no more

The carcass of the legendry Prince was found in the national park of Bandipur on Sunday evening.

These four railway stations in Delhi will go green to reduce carbon footprint
These four railway stations in Delhi will go green to reduce carbon footprint

The solar power plants with a total five MW capacity will be installed at New Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station.

How India lost an island chain in the Bay of Bengal
How India lost an island chain in the Bay of Bengal

If this long island chain that stretched from north to south had not been swallowed by the sea, it could have offered a natural barrier against tsunamis like the one that killed thousands in 2004, they say.

SC to hear environmentalist MC Mehta's plea on air pollution
SC to hear environmentalist MC Mehta's plea on air pollution

The apex court earlier on January 17 warned that the problem of air pollution was very serious and it is important to find a solution for the same, on an urgent basis.

IMD, IAF team up to tackle lightning-related deaths
IMD, IAF team up to tackle lightning-related deaths

Last year, as least 424 people were killed as a result of lighting strikes in the country.

Scientists discover new species of crabs in Kerala that live in trees!
Scientists discover new species of crabs in Kerala that live in trees!

This is the first report of its kind to offer a record of an arboreal crab – a species that lives in trees.

Tree trunks a source of methane? Scientists say yes!
Tree trunks a source of methane? Scientists say yes!

Researchers measured the carbon dioxide and methane fluxes of the soil, tree trunks and CWD to determine whether those three components were sources or sinks of these greenhouse gases.