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Dinosaur species may shed new light on megaraptorids
Dinosaur species may shed new light on megaraptorids

The new species discovered in Sierra Barrosa of Patagonia represents one of the most complete megaraptorids found, with an unusually intact braincase.

Thanks to natural forces, Antarctic temperature falls! But it's temporary
Thanks to natural forces, Antarctic temperature falls! But it's temporary

This extensive research was done by the British Antarctic Survey team and the findings are published in the journal Nature. 

Earth's tidal forces can trigger earthquake across a US fault
Earth's tidal forces can trigger earthquake across a US fault

Just like the ocean, the Earth's crust also goes up and down due to the gravitational pull between the moon and the sun. The impact of the gravitational tugs are also recorded on stones, alternately stretching and compressing the Earth's crust. 

Critically rare white African lion cub born in Texas zoo- See pic!
Critically rare white African lion cub born in Texas zoo- See pic!

It was a moment of surprise for the officials at the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, Texas, when a normal colored African lion couple gave birth to an extremely rare white cub on July 15.

Female birds call the shots to break-up

Endangered Purple-crowned Fairy-wren female birds call the shots or tune when it comes to breaking-up with their partner, according a new study.

This manatee is interested in paddleboarding – Watch video!
This manatee is interested in paddleboarding – Watch video!

In the video, a young manatee is seen propping itself up on a paddleboard using its flippers. Celine Chasteen and her friend were out paddleboarding off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when a pair of young manatees showed up.

India pitches for transparency at Montreal protocol conference
India pitches for transparency at Montreal protocol conference

Besides highlighting absence of verifiable historical data is a challenge in establishing a baseline for both developed and developing countries, India has also submitted a Conference Room Paper (CRP) aimed at improving the transparency and flexibility of the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol (MLF).

Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen
Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen

Recent discoveries of free hydrogen gas, which was once thought to be very rare, have been made near slow-spreading tectonic plates deep beneath Earth's continents and under the sea.

New `giant thief` dinosaur discovered in Argentina
New `giant thief` dinosaur discovered in Argentina

A previously unknown species of meat-eating dinosaur from 80 million years ago has been unearthed in Argentina, adding to the dino family known as the "Giant Thieves," researchers said Wednesday.

Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read
Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

As per the study,Ants belonging to a South American group switched from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to subsistence farming of fungi that grew on decomposing, woody plant matter some 55 to 60 million years ago, shortly after the dinosaurs died out, new research has found.
 

All diesel vehicles more than 15-year-old in Delhi to be scrapped first, says NGT in new decision
All diesel vehicles more than 15-year-old in Delhi to be scrapped first, says NGT in new decision

This report may come as a relief to those whose vehicles came under the scanner for being 10-years-old or more, under the previous ruling.

Climate change trends of 2016 continue to break records, warn NASA scientists!
Climate change trends of 2016 continue to break records, warn NASA scientists!

The first six months of 2016 have been declared as the planet's warmest half-year on record.

Scientists asked to develop system to predict cloudburst: Govt

The government has asked scientists to work towards developing a system to predict cloudburst, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday as it discussed the flood situation which has claimed lives of 196 people and caused other damage in various parts of the country.

Eruption danger alert! An extinct volcano is waking up near Rome
Eruption danger alert! An extinct volcano is waking up near Rome

Although this volcano will take another 1000 years to blow its top, but its has started showing signs that another massive eruption is in making. Colli Albani is a volcanic complex, located approximately 19 kilometers away from the city of Rome.

US govt uses drone-fired peanut butter pellets to save endangered Ferrets
US govt uses drone-fired peanut butter pellets to save endangered Ferrets

The population of both ferrets and prairie dogs suffered major decline due to disease, shooting and habitat loss.

Watch video: Friendly bear responds to lady waving at him!
Watch video: Friendly bear responds to lady waving at him!

There are some bears that really know how to defy the norms, like this one.

Government mulling law to punish those polluting Ganga

There are 764 industries on the banks of Ganga which are polluting it. We have taken action against some, and our government is committee to taking most stringent action.

NGT bans all diesel vehicles plying for over 10 years in Delhi with immediate effect
NGT bans all diesel vehicles plying for over 10 years in Delhi with immediate effect

Last week, the Green Tribunal had given the Delhi government two weeks time to clarify whether it is in favour of cancelling the registration of diesel cars which are 10 years old and petrol cars which are 15 years old.

Court rules in favor of marine life, bans US Navy from using sonar
Court rules in favor of marine life, bans US Navy from using sonar

The court reversed a lower court decision which had granted for the Navy in 2012 to use low-frequency sonar for training, testing and routine operations in the oceans. 

City birds angrier, more aggressive than rural birds
City birds angrier, more aggressive than rural birds

Birds that live in suburban areas exhibit significantly higher levels of territorial aggression than those in the countryside, says a study that shed light on the effects of human population expansion on wildlife.

Watch video: Siberian Husky throws hilarious tantrum on being told to go to bed!
Watch video: Siberian Husky throws hilarious tantrum on being told to go to bed!

An adorable video of a Siberian Husky has become viral recently, which shows the dog throwing the most precious tantrum and very audibly saying a big “NO” to his human dad when pushed for bed time.

How to improve monsoon forecast in India
How to improve monsoon forecast in India

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, and the monsoon rains have not only a significant impact on the national but also the global economy.

Black bears can recognise humans in computer images

The study involving a black bear called Migwan and a computer screen was part of a broader research project into the welfare of bears in captivity. 

Bowie – The rescued koala with a rare condition, yet beautiful! (See pic)
Bowie – The rescued koala with a rare condition, yet beautiful! (See pic)

This koala has heterochromia, a rare condition she inherited from her parents making her to have two different coloured eyes - one blue and one brown eye

World's biodiversity reaches 'unsafe levels', claims study
World's biodiversity reaches 'unsafe levels', claims study

A recent study has claimed that the world's biodiversity has dropped drastically below the safe levels as animal and plant species are dropping fast.

Americans' habit of throwing half of food produce deepens poverty, creates havoc on environment
Americans' habit of throwing half of food produce deepens poverty, creates havoc on environment

This practice, which is usually supported by furnishing reasons such as “cult of perfection”, poverty and hunger in fact inflicts a hefty toll on the environment.

Makaia - Singapore's new orphan tree kangaroo from Australia in good health! (Watch video)
Makaia - Singapore's new orphan tree kangaroo from Australia in good health! (Watch video)

The Aussie tree kangaroo, who has joined Singapore Zoo as its newest tenant, is said to be in excellent health and will soon be ready to meet guests in the new home.

Telipogon diabolicus: The new orchid species that resembles a devil`s head - See pic!
Telipogon diabolicus: The new orchid species that resembles a devil`s head - See pic!

A closer look at the flowers' heart (gynostemium) resembles a devil's head.

Giant earthquake building up under Bangladesh, warn scientists!
Giant earthquake building up under Bangladesh, warn scientists!

Due to lack of historical data, geologists cannot predict the exact timing of the quake, however, they claim that it can reach up to a magnitude between 8.2 and 9.

Erupting volcano in South Atlantic region threatens world’s largest penguin colonies
Erupting volcano in South Atlantic region threatens world’s largest penguin colonies

  A remote volcano in South Atlantic Ocean is slowly coating the largest Chinstrap penguin population in ash.