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Dubai joins global initiative to protect world's oceans

Dubai joins global initiative to protect world's oceans

The patron of the Coalition is Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste.  

Dec 26, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
First hybrid bird species, unseen for 45 years, discovered in Amazon rainforest

First hybrid bird species, unseen for 45 years, discovered in Amazon rainforest

When two parental species mate to produce a hybrid population, which then stops being able to freely interbreed with the parental species, a hybrid species is formed.

Dec 26, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Scientists name new spider species after Bob Marley

Scientists name new spider species after Bob Marley

In 2009, the sea along the coastline of Queensland in Australia receded to such an extent that it exposed a population of spiders.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
The first photosynthesis happened 1.25 billion years ago, reveals study

The first photosynthesis happened 1.25 billion years ago, reveals study

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities.

Dec 25, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
Wet winter leads to more small wildfires, not less: NASA

Wet winter leads to more small wildfires, not less: NASA

Large fires behave more "logically," with fewer large fires after a wet winter and more after a dry one.  

Dec 23, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Footprints of pandas can reveal their identities, gender

Footprints of pandas can reveal their identities, gender

A study says that footprints left by giant pandas in the wild can help conservationists identify the individual panda that made them and determine its gender as well.

Dec 22, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Deadly fungal disease gripping snake species, could turn into global threat: Scientists

Deadly fungal disease gripping snake species, could turn into global threat: Scientists

The snake begins to develop lesions on its body, which soon cover the entire length of the serpent. The infection can be cleared if the snake starts to shed its skin.

Dec 22, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in

Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in

The risk is because chocolate contains a toxic ingredient called theobromine.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Watch: Video of tiger being poked in the face by Thai zoo staff goes viral, sparks outrage

Watch: Video of tiger being poked in the face by Thai zoo staff goes viral, sparks outrage

Animal rights groups have long criticised Tahiland's animal industry as inhumane, with chained up animals kept in small quarters with inadequate diets or veterinary care.

Dec 21, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
Penguins existed much before than earlier thought. Scientists reveal details

Penguins existed much before than earlier thought. Scientists reveal details

The research in the Vestfold Hills in East Antarctica found deglacial sediment dating back 15,600 years, and sediment of penguin excrement and dirt dating back 14,600 years.   

Dec 21, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Cosmic rays from exploding stars affecting Earth's climate: Study

Cosmic rays from exploding stars affecting Earth's climate: Study

The study showed that high-energy particles from exploded stars knock electrons out of air molecules. This produces ions -- positive and negative molecules in the atmosphere.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
Panda poop soon in the form of paper, household items in China!

Panda poop soon in the form of paper, household items in China!

The soon-to-be-released goods will be marketed as part of a "panda poo" product line decorated with a picture of the bamboo-eating, black-and-white bear.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Believed extinct, nest of globally endangered turtle species spotted in Cambodia

Believed extinct, nest of globally endangered turtle species spotted in Cambodia

Since 2007, a total of 378 nests have been protected and 8,528 hatchlings released.

Dec 20, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
2017 likely to be among top three hottest years on record: WMO report

2017 likely to be among top three hottest years on record: WMO report

The year 2017 is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Nino, Xinhua quoted the global weather office as saying.

Dec 20, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
Sniffer dogs join forces to curb wildlife crime in India

Sniffer dogs join forces to curb wildlife crime in India

The nine female German Shepherds and four male Belgian Malinios dogs between the age group of 6-9 months, along with their handlers, began their nine month long training in April, 2017.   

Dec 19, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
This is how plants, animals communicate in northeast

This is how plants, animals communicate in northeast

Since time immemorial, chemical signals that mediate interactions in nature have been studied and used by humans for many purposes.   

Dec 19, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
115 new species found in Greater Mekong region

115 new species found in Greater Mekong region

The new discoveries include two mole species and a coloured frog, found in northern Vietnam as well as a black and brown striped loach fish with a long body and bold stripes found in a Cambodian

Dec 19, 2017, 14:51 PM IST
When is winter solstice 2017? Here's your guide to the shortest day of the year

When is winter solstice 2017? Here's your guide to the shortest day of the year

The date of the winter solstice is different every year, falling between December 20th and 23rd.

Dec 19, 2017, 10:56 AM IST
Global sea rise possible due to melting of Antarctic ice sheet: Study

Global sea rise possible due to melting of Antarctic ice sheet: Study

The study, based on the first-ever oceanographic survey of East Antarctica's Sabrina Coast -- revealed that the glaciers in this region may be particularly susceptible to climate change.  

Dec 18, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
World's largest coal port to opt for 'green business' now

World's largest coal port to opt for 'green business' now

Rob Henderson, a former chief markets economist at the National Australia Bank (NAB), said the Port of Newcastle's announcement was indicative of the shift underway in the world of power generation

Dec 18, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

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