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Mumbai scientist gets new lizard species named after him

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:59

Varad B Giri, senior scientist at the Bombay Natural History Society has been honoured with a new species of gecko, named after him, which he discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

Modern sharks may not be "living fossils"

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:21

Modern sharks have undergone many more evolutionary changes than previously thought and are not the "living fossils" of their prehistoric ancestors, a new study has found.

How different animals evolved their defenses

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 11:04

A new research has provided new breakthrough in explaining how animal defenses evolve.

Vulture `safe zone` to come up in Bundelkhand

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:20

In order to protect critically-endangered vultures from being extinct, a Vulture Safe Zone (VSZ) would be created in Madhya Pradesh`s Bundelkhand, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) officials said today.

Sir Paul Nurse - the geneticist in search of his own genetics

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 18:28

Born to a family of low financial and educational background in Norfolk, United Kingdom, Paul Maxime Nurse, was fascinated by stars in the sky, nature, birds and animals and dreamt of becoming an astronomer or study natural history.

Misty the dinosaur skeleton heads to Denmark

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 09:25

A rare full skeleton of a huge diplodocus dinosaur sold in Britain last month was bought by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the institution said on Tuesday.

Rescued Greater Adjutant Stork released in the wild

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 20:27

A Greater Adjutant Stork, rescued and rehabilitated by locals and conservationists, was Wednesday released in the wild here.

World`s oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 18:33

A fossil discovered in Tibet promises to fill a significant gap in the mystery shrouding the evolutionary origin of panthers, scientist here have said.

85 new species of jewel-like clown beetles discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 13:12

Scientists have discovered 85 new species of rare jewel-like clown beetles, known for their brilliant colouring and bizarrely flattened body forms.

UN to study ramifications of sand mining

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 10:56

Sand mining, a major environmental concern, will soon get international attention after it was included in the list of the new and emerging issues by the United Nations, an activist said here Wednesday.

BNHS calls for human intervention to save endangered bird species

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:57

Citing the importance of human role in the preservation of wildlife, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has urged to conserve species, particularly the endangered ones, through research and people support.

New study suggests supervolcanoes erupted on ancient Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 09:40

New images of the Red planet released by NASA suggest possible ancient supervolcanoes on Mars. The supervolcanoes are similar to the caldera that sits under Yellowstone National Park.