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Scientists solve mystery of when flowers originated

Scientists solve mystery of when flowers originated

The study shows that flowering plants are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and melting ice forces polar bears to travel greater distances to catch their main meal – young seals.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:26 PM IST
14-year-old killer whale successfully imitates human speech

14-year-old killer whale successfully imitates human speech

 During previous studies, Wikie had already been trained to respond to commands like 'copy' or 'do that'.

Feb 02, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Three red-headed vulture nests found in Cambodia

Three red-headed vulture nests found in Cambodia

Global vulture populations are declining at an alarming rate.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Giant earthquakes not as random as previously believed, say scientists

Giant earthquakes not as random as previously believed, say scientists

It is generally believed that giant earthquakes release so much energy that several centuries of stress accumulation are needed to produce a new big one, researchers said.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to the burden of climate-related disease outbreaks that have already had an impact on coral reefs globally.

Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
New population of 'walking fish' found in Tasmania

New population of 'walking fish' found in Tasmania

The habitat of this second colony of handfish is small within a radius of 20 metres because instead of swimming they walk on the seafloor.

Jan 24, 2018, 19:05 PM IST
Gen-next smart solar windows could produce electricity

Gen-next smart solar windows could produce electricity

The scientists made the discovery while investigating the phase transition of the material, an inorganic perovskite.

Jan 24, 2018, 18:57 PM IST
India fourth worst country in curbing environmental pollution: EPI report

India fourth worst country in curbing environmental pollution: EPI report

The EPI ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

Jan 24, 2018, 11:52 AM IST
Global temperature targets likely to be missed within decades

Global temperature targets likely to be missed within decades

Immediate action is required to develop a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative future or, alternatively, prepare adaptation strategies for the effects of a warmer climate.

Jan 23, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
Moss that can remove lead from water identified

Moss that can remove lead from water identified

Knowing where the lead accumulates is important for understanding how it occurs and for developing the most efficient phytoremediation.

Jan 23, 2018, 18:35 PM IST
Greenland's ice sheet is drifting into the sea due to Earth's heat loss

Greenland's ice sheet is drifting into the sea due to Earth's heat loss

Based on the data, researchers estimated that the loss of heat from the Earth's interior to the fjord is about 100 MW m-2 (milliWatt per square metre). 

Jan 23, 2018, 16:31 PM IST
New paper test can identify contaminated water

New paper test can identify contaminated water

The device is easy-to-use and transport, weighing less than one gramme.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:32 PM IST
Microwaves emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly 7 million cars: Study

Microwaves emit as much carbon dioxide as nearly 7 million cars: Study

Microwaves across the EU consume an estimated 9.4 terawatts per hour (TWh) of electricity every year. This is equivalent to the annual electricity generated by three large gas power plants.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia

Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia

Xing Xing and Liang Liang, known in China as Feng Yi and Fu Wa, were sent to Malaysia in 2014 to mark the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations.

Jan 18, 2018, 09:03 AM IST
'Clockwork Orange' frog species named after Stanley Kubrick

'Clockwork Orange' frog species named after Stanley Kubrick

Both the new frogs, scientifically listed as D kubricki and D kamagarini, are characterised by a bright orange blotch on the shanks, reminiscent of the 'orange pieces of nature'.

Jan 17, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
New catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into plastic

New catalyst can help turn carbon dioxide into plastic

Paired with carbon capture technology, this could lead to an incredibly green production mechanism for everyday plastics, meanwhile sequestering harmful greenhouse gases.

Jan 16, 2018, 18:08 PM IST
75% deaths in India in 2015 due to household burning, coal combustion: Report

75% deaths in India in 2015 due to household burning, coal combustion: Report

Overall, air pollution contributed to nearly 1.1 million deaths in 2015, with the burden falling disproportionately (75 percent) on rural areas.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST
Feeding your pet raw meat exposes them to harmful parasites, bacteria: Study

Feeding your pet raw meat exposes them to harmful parasites, bacteria: Study

Raw meat-based diet can lack important nutrients, which can lead to health problems, particularly in young animals.

Jan 15, 2018, 19:15 PM IST

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