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Bees, wasp stings pose greater threat than snake and spider bites!
Bees, wasp stings pose greater threat than snake and spider bites!

Spider bites were the second most prevalent cause of hospitalization in the 13-year period, accounting for 30 percent of all admissions, while snake bites were third at 15 percent.

This is how a bobbit worm captures its prey and it's not a pretty sight!
This is how a bobbit worm captures its prey and it's not a pretty sight!

It hides in the sea floor at depths of 10 to 40 metres and is a blind predator, but has five antennae that it uses to sense its prey.

Delhi: EPCA to enforce graded response plan to tackle air pollution
Delhi: EPCA to enforce graded response plan to tackle air pollution

If pollution levels touch emergency proportions, the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA may enforce a host of emergency measures, including implementation of the odd-even scheme on Delhi roads.

Air pollution: Thick blanket of smog returns to Beijing
Air pollution: Thick blanket of smog returns to Beijing

The National Meteorological Centre said smog will hit parts of north and central China starting Sunday. Xinhua news agency reported.

1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report
1,600 lives fell victim to extreme weather patterns in India in 2016, says IMD report

 40 percent of the population fell victim to severe heat wave, with the rest killed by flooding and lightning.

Man's best friend to hero: Dog saves owner's life by lying on him in freezing conditions
Man's best friend to hero: Dog saves owner's life by lying on him in freezing conditions

 Bob claims Kelsey kept him warm by laying on top of him, licking his face and hands to help keep him awake.

New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals
New soy-based air filter can capture toxic chemicals

 Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is a factor in diseases such as asthma, heart disease and lung cancer.

New seadragon species makes first appearance; filmed in deep waters!
New seadragon species makes first appearance; filmed in deep waters!

The seadragon is believed to be a part of the seahorse family and has never been seen alive until now.

Bumblebee population declining; US adds species to endangered list for the first time
Bumblebee population declining; US adds species to endangered list for the first time

These once common bumblebees are now "balancing precariously on the brink of extinction," said a statement from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza
Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza

Animal Husbandry Department of Delhi government on Tuesday issued a circular declaring the National Capital Territory of Delhi was "free from H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza."

Human blood is actually a vampire bat's favourite poison, discover scientists!
Human blood is actually a vampire bat's favourite poison, discover scientists!

This first-time discovery has raised concerns about the spread of disease, scientists said.

Hearing voices: Baboon calls contain evidence of origins of human language, say scientists!
Hearing voices: Baboon calls contain evidence of origins of human language, say scientists!

They also found similar muscles in baboon tongues as human tongues which are key to our ability to make vowel sounds.

Delhi zoo opens its doors to the public after nearly 3 months post bird flu scare
Delhi zoo opens its doors to the public after nearly 3 months post bird flu scare

When asked about the preparations post-bird flu scare in the zoo, the official said, measures to protect the animals have been stepped up.

Air pollution: These are India's most polluted cities; Delhi tops the list
Air pollution: These are India's most polluted cities; Delhi tops the list

The study pointed out that it's not just Delhi, but none of the 168 Indian cities monitored comply with the WHO standards.

Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching
Global warming: 70% of Japan's biggest coral reef killed by bleaching

The temperature of the seawater surrounding Japan's Sekiseishoko coral reef was one to two degrees Celsius higher than normal between last June and September.

Meet 'Skywalker' - The newly discovered gibbon species in China!
Meet 'Skywalker' - The newly discovered gibbon species in China!

The name is also a nod to the fact that the Chinese characters of its scientific name, Hoolock tianxing, mean “Heaven’s movement”.

British man indicted for capturing and killing UK's rarest butterfly
British man indicted for capturing and killing UK's rarest butterfly

The prosecution is believed to be the first involving offences related to Large Blue butterflies in the UK.

India witnesses 12 lakh air pollution-related deaths annually; Delhi most polluted city: Greenpeace
India witnesses 12 lakh air pollution-related deaths annually; Delhi most polluted city: Greenpeace

The Greenpeace report also claimed that none of the 168 cities it assessed complies with air quality standards prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Scientists discover new wasp species in Western Ghats
Scientists discover new wasp species in Western Ghats

The new species of wasp is harmless and makes mud nests.

This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)
This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)

These NASA images demonstrate how the face of the world has changed over time, with periods ranging from centuries to years. 

Fluctuating pattern of rainfall connected to warming of the Indian Ocean
Fluctuating pattern of rainfall connected to warming of the Indian Ocean

The study shows that changing monsoon patterns "which are tied to higher temperatures in the Indian Ocean" are an "even greater driver of change" in groundwater storage than the pumping of groundwater for agriculture.

Gigantic tarantula spotted devouring a snake for the first time in the wild!
Gigantic tarantula spotted devouring a snake for the first time in the wild!

While other species of spider are known to prey on snakes, this is the first time a tarantula has ever been seen eating a snake in the wild.

After 1000 years of standing tall, one of world's oldest trees felled by storm - Twitter pays tribute!
After 1000 years of standing tall, one of world's oldest trees felled by storm - Twitter pays tribute!

The giant tree came down after more than three inches of rain water fell on Sunday during a seasonal storm known as the Pineapple Express.

For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!
For most of America, 2016 has been recorded as the second hottest year in history!

 Average temperatures across the entirety of the lower 48 states were nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.

Changing rainfall pattern linked to Indian Ocean warming

Groundwater plays a vital role in food and water security in India.

Orangutan becomes emotional when pregnant woman shows him her baby bump – Watch incredible video
Orangutan becomes emotional when pregnant woman shows him her baby bump – Watch incredible video

A large orangutan was seen caressing the baby bump of a pregnant woman - over the glass.

Bebac, Cleveland Zoo's beloved gorilla, passes away at 32
Bebac, Cleveland Zoo's beloved gorilla, passes away at 32

Veterinarians were unable to save his life.

10 crocodiles on the loose in Thailand – Zoo authorities issue warning!
10 crocodiles on the loose in Thailand – Zoo authorities issue warning!

The locals were warned by authorities to take special caution since there were crocodiles swimming through rising flood waters.

US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list
US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

The move reflects full recovery of the first two species and significant progress with the third, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said.