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Biometric attendance for central govt employees by month-end

The government's Aadhaar-based Biometric Attendance System (BAS) for central government employees will be fully operational by the end of this month.

Antarctic researchers lose heating at -55 degrees

A group of British researchers faced a 19-hour power outage in Antarctic`s freezing temperatures after a "serious operational incident" at their research facility in the world`s southernmost continent, a media report said Friday.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

In a breakthrough that could revolutionise the way marine mammal populations are estimated, scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting the whales from above the sky.

Recent Antarctic temperature rise `unusual but not unique`

The Antarctic Peninsula, the rugged protrusion extending towards South America, is one of the most rapidly warming places on the planet.

How carbon gets stored in the Southern Ocean

Scientists have shed light on how carbon is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath.

Newly discovered underground Antarctic valley `speeding ice loss`

Researchers have discovered a one mile deep rift valley hidden beneath the ice in West Antarctica, which they believe is contributing to ice loss from this part of the continent.