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Google celebrates First Day of Winter with `knitted` doodle

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 00:32

Internet search engine giant Google celebrated the First Day of Winter, also called the Winter Solstice, with a special doodle on its homepage on Saturday.

Good news for Arctic, as sea ice volume up by half

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 23:29

Arctic sea ice last month was around 50 per cent higher in volume compared with a year earlier, following a recovery in area this summer, the European Space Agency (ESA) said today.

Nature’s marvel: The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 16:00

Art imitates life, and with it myriad hues the rainbow eucalyptus tree is definitely not a handiwork of an abstract artist, but Mother Nature herself.

Sun`s magnetic field close to flipping

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:18

Scientists have said that the Sun`s magnetic field will flip soon.

Global ocean currents reveal why Northern Hemisphere is soggy

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 16:04

A new study has shown that most tropical rain falls in the Northern Hemisphere because of ocean currents originating from the poles, thousands of miles away.

Biomass of northern hemisphere forests mapped

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:27

The biomass of the northern hemisphere`s forests has been mapped with greater precision to help improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth`s future climate.

Flash floods, earthquake kill over 24 in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 14:16

Over two dozen people have been killed in flash floods and earthquake in different provinces of Afghanistan during the past two days.

Publisher, photographer probed over Kate`s topless photos

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:00

A magazine publisher and a photographer have been placed under formal investigation in France for allegedly breaching the privacy of Duchess Kate.

Comet PanSTARRS finally emerges in western sky

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:18

Stargazers can get a glimpse of a one-time-only visitor- Comet PanSTARRS - in the dark western sky this week

Heatwave in Australia, emergency services on alert

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 11:26

Emergency and fire services in Australia have been put on high alert as temperatures are predicted to go over 40 degrees Celsius.

Snow cover in N Hemisphere shrinks to record low

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 16:02

Satellites observations have indicated that snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere is decreasing much faster than expected.

Northern Hemisphere facing hotter summers

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 16:32

Land areas are now much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century.