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Antibiotics – A curse for the environment?
Antibiotics – A curse for the environment?

A study warns that antibiotics may be harming the good microbes that are essential to a healthy environment.

Dubai is burning: Man cooks egg in sweltering heat without stove
Dubai is burning: Man cooks egg in sweltering heat without stove

And as the mercury begins to soar, reaching almost unbearable levels, one Dubai resident showed to the world something unusual – cooking an egg outdoors under the sun without a stove!

Venomous king cobras found hidden in potato chip cans; Los Angeles man held on charges of snake-smuggling
Venomous king cobras found hidden in potato chip cans; Los Angeles man held on charges of snake-smuggling

Rodrigo Franco, 34, was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country after the US Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a shipment containing three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, federal prosecutors said.

Humpback whales learn songs just like humans do: Study
Humpback whales learn songs just like humans do: Study

Learning new songs is a form of what is known as 'social learning', where individual animals learn behaviours from each other rather than having them passed on from one generation to another genetically.

'Zebrafish may hold clues to healing spinal injuries'
'Zebrafish may hold clues to healing spinal injuries'

Zebrafish have the remarkable ability to regain full movement within four weeks of injury to their spinal cord.

Daring girl captures venemous king cobra on her own with smooth precision! - Watch video
Daring girl captures venemous king cobra on her own with smooth precision! - Watch video

Capturing snakes is not an easy task and takes a lot of courage to even go near the venemous reptiles.

A piglet born with anomalies in China has six legs and two tails!
A piglet born with anomalies in China has six legs and two tails!

A video is also going viral showing the owner holding the animal to show off its features.

India's 50-year dry spell reversed with strengthening monsoons over past 15 years: Study
India's 50-year dry spell reversed with strengthening monsoons over past 15 years: Study

A shift in India's land and sea temperatures may partially explain this increase in monsoon rainfall, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Inadequate flow, untreated sewage behind Yamuna pollution: Minister

According to a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, in Delhi the Yamuna flows for 46 km, and receives around 70 per cent of the total pollution between Wazirabad and downstream Okhla barrage. This length is less than two per cent of the entire river stretch. 
 

Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate
Indian Ocean level rising faster than the global estimate

Recent studies by Indian scientists had revealed that the trend of sea level rise in the north Indian Ocean is slightly higher than the global estimate of 3.2 mm per year, Minister of State for Earth Sciences YS Chowdary told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Incredible! New elusive sunfish species called 'Hoodwinker' first to be discovered in 130 years
Incredible! New elusive sunfish species called 'Hoodwinker' first to be discovered in 130 years

Marianne Nyegaard from Murdoch University in Australia uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region.

Snooty, world's oldest captive manatee, is no more - South Florida Museum mourns his death
Snooty, world's oldest captive manatee, is no more - South Florida Museum mourns his death

Officials said the giant marine mammal was found dead at Bradenton`s South Florida Museum early on Sunday.

US biologists discover three new toad species
US biologists discover three new toad species

The discoveries, detailed in a paper published in science journal, are extremely rare in the US. reports Xinhua news agency.

Bizarre! Locals in Argentina in shock after birth of 'demon' goat – See pic
Bizarre! Locals in Argentina in shock after birth of 'demon' goat – See pic

Even though the goat was born with the distorted features, her rest of the body was normal.

Pet parrot gets owner convicted of first-degree murder after mimicing victim's last words!
Pet parrot gets owner convicted of first-degree murder after mimicing victim's last words!

Glenna Durgam was convicted after eight hours of deliberation after her husband's last words were repeated by the parrot who witnessed the attack.

Pollution levels in your car cabin during rush-hour are higher than previously believed, warns study
Pollution levels in your car cabin during rush-hour are higher than previously believed, warns study

The pollution contains twice the amount of chemicals that cause oxidative stress, which is thought to be involved in many diseases including respiratory and heart diseases, cancer and some types of neuro-degenerative disorders.

Researchers mourn killing of Cecil the lion's cub
Researchers mourn killing of Cecil the lion's cub

Xanda, a six-year-old lion fitted with a radio collar, was killed on July 7 in northwest Zimbabwe, close to where US dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil with a high-powered bow and arrow two years ago.

Ten-year-old stumbles on rare 1.2 million year-old fossil
Ten-year-old stumbles on rare 1.2 million year-old fossil

A 10-year boy has accidentally discovered a rare, mostly intact 1.2 million year-old skull of stegomastodon - a prehistoric ancestor of elephants - while hiking in the Las Cruces desert in the US.

'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching
'Superalgae' to protect world's corals from bleaching

These micro-algae are called Symbiodinium, a genus of primary producers found in corals that are essential for reef health and, thereby, critical to ocean productivity, said researchers from University of New South Wales in Australia.

Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study
Humans turning Earth into 'plastic planet', says study

Researchers, including those from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US, found that by 2015, humans had generated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastics, 6.3 billion tonnes of which had already become waste.

Bid to save Rhinos –  British zoo uses IVF technology to protect white Rhino species from extinction
Bid to save Rhinos – 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; new cracks spotted!
Trillion tonne iceberg that broke off the Larsen C ice shelf is drifting out to sea; new cracks spotted!

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.