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Australia: Scientists discover remains of ancient extinct lion species

Australia: Scientists discover remains of ancient extinct lion species

The remains were believed to belong to the mysterious marsupial lion.

Dec 07, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Dowry to save Environment? Bride's father gifts plants to guests at wedding

Dowry to save Environment? Bride's father gifts plants to guests at wedding

Zee News' Pranav Polekar reports that a bride's father - Ramesh Chouhan - gifted potted plants to guests at his daughter's wedding. He also put up posters - spreading awareness about environmental

Dec 07, 2017, 12:16 PM IST
Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

A select group of 11 dolphins are observed each day by researchers with the aim of registering their travel and activity routes, gathering information about their genetic profile and verifying, among

Dec 07, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
The identity of the 'world's heaviest bony fish' has finally been clarified

The identity of the 'world's heaviest bony fish' has finally been clarified

As per the researchers, female Mola alexandrini specimen of 2,300 kilogram and 2.72 meter caught off the Japanese coast in 1996 as the heaviest bony fish ever recorded, and not, as originally thought

Dec 06, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
Selfie-clicking monkey, Naruto, named 'Person of the Year' by PETA

Selfie-clicking monkey, Naruto, named 'Person of the Year' by PETA

PETA said it was honouring Naruto, a crested black macaque with a goofy-looking grin, to recognise that "he is someone, not something".

Dec 06, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
Chinese scientists begin 49th ocean expedition

Chinese scientists begin 49th ocean expedition

The ship left Zhoushan, east China's Zhejiang province, carrying more than 200 personnel for a 250-day trip that will sail over 25,000 nautical miles, Xinhua news agency reported.  

Dec 06, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
First nine-hour-long rainbow gives visual treat to people in Taiwan

First nine-hour-long rainbow gives visual treat to people in Taiwan

The rainbow shattered the previous record for the longest-lasting rainbow, which was in Yorkshire, England in March 1994 and lasted for a duration of six hours, as per the Guinness World Records.

Dec 05, 2017, 16:21 PM IST
Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Dozens of the endangered creatures need rescuing every year around Watamu, where plastic litter accumulates in Indian Ocean.

Dec 04, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Massive earthquakes won't go undetected with new method

Massive earthquakes won't go undetected with new method

This new gravity-based approach can be much more effective than the present, in which scientists make use of seismic waves from a rupture to work out the scale of the event.

Dec 04, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

All animals have one common ancestor – Sea sponges: Scientists

The researchers found that models that can better describe the data favour sponges at the root of the animal tree.

Dec 03, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Petroleum coke imported from US may be major reason for India's toxic air

Petroleum coke imported from US may be major reason for India's toxic air

The United States has largely halted burning of petroleum coke because of its negative impact on heart and lungs. However, many US refineries are exporting it to India because it burns hotter than

Dec 01, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
NASA algorithm used to track whale sharks

NASA algorithm used to track whale sharks

Over the course of two decades, lead scientist Brad Norman amassed around 30,000 photos of the awe-inspiring creatures, sent from "citizen scientists" across 54 countries.  

Nov 30, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
Indus civilisation developed around an extinct river: Study

Indus civilisation developed around an extinct river: Study

Archaeological evidence shows that many of the settlements in the Indus civilisation developed along the banks of a river called the Ghaggar-Hakra.  

Nov 29, 2017, 18:26 PM IST
Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than believed: Study

Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than believed: Study

Modern birds are the direct descendants of a group of feathered, carnivorous dinosaurs that, along with true birds, are referred to as paravians -- which also include Anchiornis, a crow-sized

Nov 29, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
Air pollution didn't just choke Delhi, these cities too gasped for breath

Air pollution didn't just choke Delhi, these cities too gasped for breath

The study analysed records from 18 monitoring stations of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) from November 2016 to October 2017.   

Nov 28, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
'High on testosterone levels', celebrity elephant crushes owner to death

'High on testosterone levels', celebrity elephant crushes owner to death

Thailand is infamous for its elephant tourism trade wherein the animals are subjected to performing in circuses, giving rides, or hired out for other forms of entertainment.

Nov 28, 2017, 16:41 PM IST
CO2 emissions to be used as fuel for cars in future

CO2 emissions to be used as fuel for cars in future

The membrane, made of a compound of lanthanum, calcium, and iron oxide, allows oxygen from a stream of carbon dioxide to migrate through to the other side, leaving carbon monoxide behind.   

Nov 28, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Developing nations to receive $540 million to eliminate climate-warming chemicals

Developing nations to receive $540 million to eliminate climate-warming chemicals

The climate-warming chemicals are hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used widely used in refrigerators, air-conditioners and aerosol sprays.  

Nov 28, 2017, 14:43 PM IST
UAE to get first outdoor dog park in February 2018

UAE to get first outdoor dog park in February 2018

The park will also have a cafe area where dog owners can socialise while their pets play as well as an area for pet-related activities like pet birthday parties, pet shows and training among others

Nov 28, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
This country gets hydrogen-powered bus to fight climate change

This country gets hydrogen-powered bus to fight climate change

In a bid to affrim that the region moves towards zero carbon emissions, this step has been taken.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:06 PM IST

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