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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.  

Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Seville in Spain to Egypt- Watch
Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Seville in Spain to Egypt- Watch

The Solar Impulse 2, world's largest solar-powered aircraft on Monday succesfully took off from Seville in Spain for Cairo, Egypt.

OMG! This brave lady tackles 6-foot-long snake like a normal task (Watch video)
OMG! This brave lady tackles 6-foot-long snake like a normal task (Watch video)

Researcher Renata Leite Pitman of the Los Amigos Biological Station in Peru, recently terrified onlookers as she tackled a six-foot-long snake without much effort.

IWC demands action on rare New Zealand dolphin
IWC demands action on rare New Zealand dolphin

Population numbers of the Maui's dolphin, the world's smallest and scarcest sub-species found only in waters off New Zealand's North Island, have dwindled to less than 50, prompting fears it could reach the point of no return without strong action, including a ban on fishing in its habitat.

This is what climate change is doing – Skeletal image of polar bear goes viral! - See pic
This is what climate change is doing – Skeletal image of polar bear goes viral! - See pic

If this is not controlled soon, one of the species ranked number one on the food chain will become extinct.

Melting of Arctic sea ice strikes record high in June
Melting of Arctic sea ice strikes record high in June

Scientists warned that due to persistent warming this coming September, Arctic sea ice would set another record in melting of polar ice.

King penguins keep a watch on predators while sleeping too!
King penguins keep a watch on predators while sleeping too!

King penguins, who are 70 to 100 cm tall and weigh 11 to 16 kilos , become exhausted after long diving sessions and sleep on the beach constantly keep an ear out for incoming threats from large predators like orcas and giant petrels. 

NASA probe to explore global atmosphere over oceans

The Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, is the first to survey the atmosphere over the oceans, the US space agency said in a statement.

Coconuts become inspiration to construct Earthquake-proof buildings!
Coconuts become inspiration to construct Earthquake-proof buildings!

The longer a crack travels, its chances of ceasing before it grows become less, researchers believe that this structure deflects the ambit of cracks.

'Volcanic eruptions in India linked to dinosaur extinction'
'Volcanic eruptions in India linked to dinosaur extinction'

Andrea Dutton from University of Florida and colleagues from University of Michigan in the US utilised a new technique of analysis to reconstruct Antarctic ocean temperatures that support the idea that the combined impacts of volcanic eruptions and an asteroid impact brought about one of Earth's biggest mass extinctions 66 million years ago.

 A very touching story! Incredible bond between Walter and his little girl Julia (Watch video)
A very touching story! Incredible bond between Walter and his little girl Julia (Watch video)

The pair, Julia and her four-legged best friend Walter, were both born deaf, but they became best friends the moment the met back in January.

Rogue elephant shot in Bengal as 'last resort'

A rogue elephant was on Tuesday shot dead in the forests of southern West Bengal by authorised hunters as a "last resort" and as per a decision of the state government after efforts to capture it failed, officials said here.

Watch video: Say hello to new spider named after late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez!
Watch video: Say hello to new spider named after late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez!

A new species of Tarantula discovered near the hometown where Marquez was born, has been named after him in an unusual posthumous honor.

Beware: Rescuing wild animals can actually cause them harm!
Beware: Rescuing wild animals can actually cause them harm!

Because of increasing reports of these 'rescues', the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been compelled to put out an advisory this week warning people against interfering with the local wildlife.

Watch video: Seal swims up to a man – This is what happened next!
Watch video: Seal swims up to a man – This is what happened next!

A scuba diver by the name of Gary Grayson, however, has something to boast of. His encounter with the sea dogs is something we would love to watch on loop.

Bird migration changing due to climate change, development at Indian coasts
Bird migration changing due to climate change, development at Indian coasts

According to experts, developmental activities in coastal wetlands of India and climate change are the two main factors behind change in arrival patterns of migratory birds.

Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts
Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Widespread use of pesticides for enhanced crop yields has led to the decline of pollinators such as honey bees which are needed for increase in yields and quality of 84 per cent of the crops grown for human consumption, experts said here on Saturday.

A silver lining: Antarctica's ozone hole is healing!
A silver lining: Antarctica's ozone hole is healing!

It's our major win against climate change. After almost 30-years, the thinning of ozone layer above Antarctica has finally started healing.

Giant panda gives birth to twins in China
Giant panda gives birth to twins in China

A giant panda today gave birth to twins at a breeding center in China's southwest Sichuan province, the fifth pair of pandas born at the center this year. 

Alligator effortlessly scales fence at Florida country club – Watch!
Alligator effortlessly scales fence at Florida country club – Watch!

An acrobatic alligator was caught on camera showing off his skills by swiftly climbing over a wire fence topped with barbed wire at a Florida county club.

Signs of `healing` ozone layer over Antarctic: Study
Signs of `healing` ozone layer over Antarctic: Study

The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has begun to shrink, signaling good news for the environment several decades after an international accord to phase out certain pollutants, researchers said Thursday.

Why Brexit is a harbinger of climate change?
Why Brexit is a harbinger of climate change?

UK has always been a leading advocate for EU climate policy since 1997 but its exit spells a bad news for nation's own climate. 

Climate change alert! Warm Antarctica spells bad news for penguin colonies
Climate change alert! Warm Antarctica spells bad news for penguin colonies

Adelie Penguin is one of the two natives of Antarctic penguins- the other being the emperor penguin- and it inhibits the full extent of the continent.

Animals owe their social sense to their maternal side!
Animals owe their social sense to their maternal side!

A new study has found that out for you. As per the study, animals acquire their social sense from their maternal side!

Air pollution kills six million people every year: Study
Air pollution kills six million people every year: Study

Due to such high death tolls, air pollution is now world's fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.

262 new faunal species discovered in India in 2015: Official
262 new faunal species discovered in India in 2015: Official

Out of these, 70 species were discovered by ZSI scientists in 2015.

Human sex hormone has its evolutionary evidence in Starfish!
Human sex hormone has its evolutionary evidence in Starfish!

However, one fact that has scientists puzzled is how the ancestors of humans were able to get by with just one GnRH-type hormone.

Real or fake? The Narilatha flowers that take the shape of a naked woman!
Real or fake? The Narilatha flowers that take the shape of a naked woman!

It is said that the Narilhata flower plants grow only in the Himalayan region in India, and bloom at an interval of 20 years.

Orphaned Goodfellow's tree kangaroo raised through cross-fostering all set to be sent to Singapore!
Orphaned Goodfellow's tree kangaroo raised through cross-fostering all set to be sent to Singapore!

Cross-fostering, a breeding technique, was adopted by Adelaide zoo in the 1990s and involves transferring endangered joeys to the pouch of a surrogate mother of a different wallaby species.

Why red snow of Arctic is a 'red alert' for the environment?
Why red snow of Arctic is a 'red alert' for the environment?

Recently scientists have spotted that the Arctic is being shaded by a red algae that is accelerating the melting of Arctic ice.