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Seven new species of spiders discovered; named after Harry Potter, GoT characters

Seven new species of spiders discovered; named after Harry Potter, GoT characters

Two species are named after spider characters from the classic works by J R R Tolkien.

Jan 15, 2018, 16:04 PM IST
Watch: Whale comes to the rescue of female diver, saves her from tiger shark

Watch: Whale comes to the rescue of female diver, saves her from tiger shark

The video shows how a 25-ton humpback whale comes to the rescue of a female diver and saves her from a shark. 

Jan 13, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Scientist warns of more frequent cyclones in Arabian Sea

Looking at the data since 2014, experts see a rise in the number of such instances, a phenomenon which might be attributed to global warming, said former Union Earth Sciences Secretary Shailesh Nayak

Jan 13, 2018, 14:03 PM IST
Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

Floods due to global warming will put humanity at risk in coming 20 years

Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters, researchers said.

Jan 12, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
Female swimmer bitten by sea lion in San Francisco

Female swimmer bitten by sea lion in San Francisco

A retired paramedic who was also swimming in the same area helped the victim back to shore where she received first-aid care.

Jan 12, 2018, 16:46 PM IST
Butterflies origin pushed back in time

Butterflies origin pushed back in time

Researchers say they can learn more about the conservation of butterflies and moths by studying their early evolution. 

Jan 11, 2018, 19:42 PM IST
New York City sues oil companies over climate change

New York City sues oil companies over climate change

The city alleges the fossil fuel industry was aware for decades that burning fuel was impacting climate change.

Jan 11, 2018, 12:44 PM IST
US man sets apartment on fire in an attempt to kill spider

US man sets apartment on fire in an attempt to kill spider

The blaze forced the residents to evacuate and firefighters were immediately called to the building.

Jan 10, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
The modern ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degree Celsius: Study

The modern ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degree Celsius: Study

Each layer of water can have drastically different temperatures, so determining the average over the entirety of the ocean's surface and depths presents a challenge.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
This wearable sensor for plants efficiency measures water

This wearable sensor for plants efficiency measures water

The plant sensors have been successfully tested in lab and pilot field experiments.

Jan 04, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

The study suggests that wine producers now face a choice proactively experiment with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change. 

Jan 03, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
New plant species discovered in China

New plant species discovered in China

Currently, there are fewer than 50 individual plants of the new species in three localities in Yunnan.

Jan 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST
Traditional cookstoves causing detrimental impact on India's environment: Study

Traditional cookstoves causing detrimental impact on India's environment: Study

Scientists, burned a wide variety of biofuels acquired from different parts of India, cooked different meals in a number of varying ventilation situations.

Jan 03, 2018, 13:47 PM IST
Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China studied projections from 27 global climate models.

Jan 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
Ancient jumping genes may give corals new lease of life

Ancient jumping genes may give corals new lease of life

The team conducted analyses to find out which genes were turned on or off when Symbiodinium was exposed to heat stress.

Jan 01, 2018, 14:15 PM IST
NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

The ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions has long since been under scientists' radar and has been losing ice at a rapid pace.

Dec 31, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
China's ban on waste import a global warning: Greenpeace

China's ban on waste import a global warning: Greenpeace

For Greenpeace, this prohibition will send warnings around the world and will promote the search for methods to generate less waste and to treat them adequately in the country of origin just as

Dec 29, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Scientists discover new species of blind fish inside dark Meghalaya cave

Scientists discover new species of blind fish inside dark Meghalaya cave

The fish sample was collected from small stagnant pools, a few square meters in area and about 1-2 m in depth, about 1,600 feet from the main entrance of the cave.

Dec 28, 2017, 13:14 PM IST
Nepal rejects India’s offer to jointly re-measure Mt Everest after 2015 quake

Nepal rejects India’s offer to jointly re-measure Mt Everest after 2015 quake

The Survey of India proposed re-measuring Mt Everest as an ‘Indo-Nepal Joint Scientific Exercise’ with Nepal’s survey department

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Researchers compared asylum applications to the EU filed from 103 countries between 2000 and 2014, with temperature variations in the applicants' home countries.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST

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