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Scientists identify new shark species in the Atlantic Ocean

Scientists identify new shark species in the Atlantic Ocean

Sixgill sharks are among the oldest creatures on Earth, with ancestors dating back to over 250 million years, well before dinosaurs.

Feb 26, 2018, 10:20 AM IST
Heat build-up lesser in chaotically arranged cities: Study

Heat build-up lesser in chaotically arranged cities: Study

The new finding could provide city planners and officials with new ways to influence those effects.

Feb 24, 2018, 18:19 PM IST
Coral reefs threatened by ocean acidification; may dissolve before 2100: Study

Coral reefs threatened by ocean acidification; may dissolve before 2100: Study

Most studies show that acidification will be overwhelmingly bad for ocean life, also threatening creatures such as oysters, lobsters, and crabs.  

Feb 24, 2018, 18:11 PM IST
Is Delhi experiencing its warmest February ever?

Is Delhi experiencing its warmest February ever?

Experts attribute the rise in temperature in Delhi to the cloud cover over northern Rajasthan and Delhi.

Feb 21, 2018, 09:40 AM IST
Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

The study indicates that these events actually occurred a hundred million years earlier, changing perceptions of the evolution of the Earth's biosphere.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:26 AM IST
Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study

Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study

The researchers found that local hunters in Gabon are selling increasing numbers of Pangolins to Asian workers stationed on the continent for major logging, oil exploration, and agro-industry

Feb 19, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
Australia has lost almost 99% of its crustacean reefs: Study

Australia has lost almost 99% of its crustacean reefs: Study

Most of these ecosystems disappeared between the 19th and 20th centuries due to destructive fishing practices, deterioration of water quality, invasive species, disease outbreak and environmental

Feb 15, 2018, 19:20 PM IST
Scientists set to explore newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists set to explore newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

Marine biologist Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will be leading the mission.

Feb 14, 2018, 19:30 PM IST
'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

Meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global-scale warming to less than two degrees is likely to reduce the area of the globe that experiences greater than threefold increases in the

Feb 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Continuous emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and melting its ice, causing the rate of sea level rise to increase.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
India's overall forest cover expands: Report

India's overall forest cover expands: Report

The Minister said the news was good because it reverses the trend of decreasing forest cover the world over.

Feb 12, 2018, 19:18 PM IST
Japan sitting on top of massive lava dome, supereruption may endanger over 11 crore people

Japan sitting on top of massive lava dome, supereruption may endanger over 11 crore people

The underwater dome has an immense volume of lava, more than the Yellowstone caldera and the Long Valley caldera, which have also been brewing with activity.

Feb 12, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Doctors remove sea snail living, growing inside 11-year-old's skin

Doctors remove sea snail living, growing inside 11-year-old's skin

In 2013, a similar case of a four-year-old boy was documented, who also had a snail hatch inside him.

Feb 12, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
Himalayan blue sheep infected by virus which causes eyes to bulge out

Himalayan blue sheep infected by virus which causes eyes to bulge out

The first case of the virus appeared after a one-year-old blue sheep was found infected and died.

Feb 09, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
Scientists develop touchscreen games for older dogs to slow down mental deterioration

Scientists develop touchscreen games for older dogs to slow down mental deterioration

In the training lab, old dogs responded positively to cognitive training using educational touchscreen games.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Tiger in Maharashtra to be provided with prosthetic limb with surgeon's help

Tiger in Maharashtra to be provided with prosthetic limb with surgeon's help

The feline, whose paw was amputated, was two-years-old at the time of the incident.

Feb 07, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone in the lower stratosphere is slowly disintegrating, an international team of two dozen researchers warned.

Feb 07, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Permafrost is a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions.

Feb 06, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Alien species numbers on the rise, could pose threat to biosecurity: Study

Alien species numbers on the rise, could pose threat to biosecurity: Study

Insects, molluscs and other invertebrates have the highest proportion of emerging alien species.

Feb 06, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
Whales are at 'significant' risk from ocean microplastic, says study

Whales are at 'significant' risk from ocean microplastic, says study

The team's analysis also found that species tend to congregate in areas that overlap "microplastic pollution hotspots", which include the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Bengal and

Feb 05, 2018, 18:41 PM IST

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