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Why hot climate fuels aggression, violence
Why hot climate fuels aggression, violence

 The combination of a hot climate and less variation in seasonal temperatures leads to a faster life strategy, less focus on the future and less self-control -- all of which contribute to more aggression and violence, according to a new model that explains the link between climate and crime rates.

Volcanoes go quite silent before eruption
Volcanoes go quite silent before eruption

 Seismic quietness occurs immediately before volcanoes erupt and can, thus, be used to forecast an impending eruption for restless volcanoes, say researchers.

Solar Impulse 2 makes successful landing in Spain after trans-Atlantic trip!
Solar Impulse 2 makes successful landing in Spain after trans-Atlantic trip!

The trans-Atlantic trip was one of the aircraft's toughest sections in its round-the-world flight.

Watch video: Perth zoo rejoices arrival of first Goodfellow's tree kangaroo in thirty-six years!
Watch video: Perth zoo rejoices arrival of first Goodfellow's tree kangaroo in thirty-six years!

A global matchmaking program which carries the hopes for the species’ survival, is responsible for Mian's birth.

Watch video: Blue shark dies due to dehydration after being dragged out of water for selfie!
Watch video: Blue shark dies due to dehydration after being dragged out of water for selfie!

An image of a “selfish selfie” has incurred the wrath of animal activists, which shows a group of young lifeguards and tourists posing with a shark.

Is our love for Pizza putting the environment at stake?
Is our love for Pizza putting the environment at stake?

Despite a push for greener fuel policy, the Latin megacity is still struggling to lower its pollutants.

This bear takes a dip in private swimming pool to beat record-setting heat – Watch!
This bear takes a dip in private swimming pool to beat record-setting heat – Watch!

A bear in Bradbury took a dip in a family swimming pool to beat the recod-breaking heat that swept through Southern California over the weekend.

Watch: Ludovico Einaudi gives haunting performance amidst calving glaciers in the Arctic Ocean
Watch: Ludovico Einaudi gives haunting performance amidst calving glaciers in the Arctic Ocean

International environmental organisation Greenpeace, in collaboration with acclaimed Italian composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, held a special performance on a floating platform in the middle of the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean as a visual reminder of what lies at stake.  

Saiga numbers rise after mass die-off, reveals survey
Saiga numbers rise after mass die-off, reveals survey

Last year, approximately 200,000 Saiga's died in Betpak-Dala, Kazakhstan, in May, which became a cause of deep concern for conservationists.

Rare video: Snake trapped within its own skin while shedding!
Rare video: Snake trapped within its own skin while shedding!

During the shedding process, the complete outer layer of skin is shed in one complete layer, after which, the old and worn skin is replaced.

Patna air quality is now worse than Delhi: WHO
Patna air quality is now worse than Delhi: WHO

Shockingly, including Bihar's capital Gwalior, Allahabad and Raipur are among the top 10 polluted cities in the world.

Cody the 'Labrador puppy' can stand, walk in pool like us – Watch!
Cody the 'Labrador puppy' can stand, walk in pool like us – Watch!

In the footage, the puppy is seen mastering a new trick - standing and walking in the pool just like a human. 

Starving, abandoned zoo animals: Meet the lesser known victims of Yemen civil war!
Starving, abandoned zoo animals: Meet the lesser known victims of Yemen civil war!

They are getting no food, no water, zero veterinary care and are forced to eat each other.

Florida alligator attack: Two-year-old's body recovered after 18-hour search!
Florida alligator attack: Two-year-old's body recovered after 18-hour search!

While the father fought to bring his son back, all he got were minor lacerations on his arm.

Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved
Here's how butterflies eyespots evolved

A team of researchers from Cornell University claim that genome editing in butterflies has helped to reveal that how did they get their eyespots.

Tourists sight 2 cubs at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve; authorities say there could be few more
Tourists sight 2 cubs at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve; authorities say there could be few more

These cubs were spotted in Dhakda in Kachida area of the park in zone 5 by some lucky tourists.

Alligator attack: Two-year-old boy dragged away by enormous reptile in Florida; believed dead
Alligator attack: Two-year-old boy dragged away by enormous reptile in Florida; believed dead

A colossal search is currently under way for the missing child.

Froggy style: New sex position observed in Bombay night frogs - Watch!
Froggy style: New sex position observed in Bombay night frogs - Watch!

The rare reproductive behavior of frogs was discovered by professor SD Biju and his team from Delhi University.

Must watch – Koko, the gorilla who talks to humans!
Must watch – Koko, the gorilla who talks to humans!

Koko, a female western lowland gorrila who has been learning sign language for the last 44 years, seems to be really good at it.

Hottest summers on the cards for the world in 50 years!
Hottest summers on the cards for the world in 50 years!

If this happens, then the resultant impact due to the rising temperatures will also affect our health, damage crops and deepen droughts. 

This needs to stop - Animals exported as trophies on the rise, according to figures!
This needs to stop - Animals exported as trophies on the rise, according to figures!

The issue of 'trophied' animals and trophy hunting grabbed headlines after a US dentist paid over $50,000 to kill a lion called Cecil, who was being tracked by conservation scientists.

Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!
Bramble Cay melomys becomes first victim of human-induced climate change; goes extinct!

As per reports, the Bramble Cay melomys, a mammal native to the Great Barrier Reef, is nowhere to be found anymore.  

Climate change havoc! Endangered Australian rodent slips to extinction
Climate change havoc! Endangered Australian rodent slips to extinction

It is believed that Bramble Cay Melomys were last seen in 2009.

Bizarre: Study compares Octopuses with aliens for weird DNA!
Bizarre: Study compares Octopuses with aliens for weird DNA!

This is not the first study to single out octopuses as a rare creature. 

A map that measures light pollution intensity worldwide
A map that measures light pollution intensity worldwide

Too much of light pollution can have serious consequences for human, animals and our environment.

Watch video: This Polar Bear's relationship with its human dad is adorable!
Watch video: This Polar Bear's relationship with its human dad is adorable!

The video, although posted a year ago, tells an amazing story of a man called Mark, who trains animals for movies, and his amazing bond with the polar bear, whom he trained when she was a mere 8-weeks-old and the connection between them.

Protect environment by turning CO2 into solid rocks!
Protect environment by turning CO2 into solid rocks!

Environmentalists worldwide are struggling hard to develop effective tools which can re-purpose the extracted CO2.

Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why
Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why

But sadly the internationally recognized Western Ghats are now facing serious threats from harmful human activities like aggressive logging and mining.

Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why
Western Ghats are facing dark days – Know why

But sadly the internationally recognized Western Ghats are now facing serious threats from harmful human activities like aggressive logging and mining.