South American tarantula gets John Lennon's moniker
South American tarantula gets John Lennon's moniker

Scientists have named a newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia as 'Bumba lennoni' 'in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles.

IIML secures 100 pc summer placement in record 4.5 days

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) on Wednesday broke its own placement record and registered 100 per cent summer placements in a time of 4.5 days only.

Peru imposes state of emergency in Amazon to fight drug smuggling

The Peruvian government has imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia.

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013: Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometers (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials said Wednesday, posting an amended figure.

Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Google tests using drones to deliver goods

Google has said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.Com.

Arapaima, Amazon`s largest fish may go extinct: Study

Arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extint in many areas due to overfishing, revealed scientists.

Isolated Amazon Indians say hello to world

A vulnerable group of indigenous people from Brazil`s Amazon rainforest with no history of contact with the outside world has reached out to a settlement of indigenous people on the Brazil-Peru border.

German publishers file complaint against Amazon

Germany`s book industry said Tuesday it had complained to the country`s competition watchdog about Internet giant Amazon, accusing it of using "blackmail" to gain discounts from publishers.

Amazon to release smartphone later this year: report

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, a media report has said.

Amazon, Twitter fail on clean energy front: Greenpeace

n a significant finding, the global environment group Greenpeace has applauded Apple, Facebook and Google for committing to power their data centres with 100 percent renewable energy.

Amazon launches new device for streaming video

Amazon today unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge for the living room against rivals such as Netflix.

Amazon forests inhale more carbon dioxide than they emit: NASA study

In a finding that is seen as a significant factor in reducing global warming, a new NASA-led study confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.

Number of days without rain to increase by end of 21st century

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego suggest that by the end of the 21st century, some parts of the world can expect as many as 30 more days a year without precipitation.

`Live fast, die young` strategy could be behind Amazon`s high tree diversity

Scientists suggest that a "live fast, die young" life history strategy could have been a key factor behind today`s high tree diversity in the Amazon.

Amazon unleashes 10 new TV pilots for customers to judge

Building on its first foray into original programming, Amazon rolled out 10 new pilot shows in the United States and Britain on Thursday and invited customers to judge which ones should go into production.

Amazon may predict and ship your order before you place it

World`s largest online retailer Amazon has developed a `mind-reading` technology that will predict what people want to buy and ship packages even before customers have placed an order.

7 in 10 to use smartphones for shopping in coming year: Study

About 70 percent consumers are expected to use their smartphones for shopping in the coming year, a new study has revealed.

Google steps up its battle for Internet `cloud`

Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet "cloud," taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers.

Two IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1.20 cr package

Two students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur got Rs 1.20 cr package during the ongoing placement drive.

Amazon starts Sunday deliveries, taps US Post

The US Postal Service has entered a partnership with online retail giant Amazon to deliver its packages on Sundays for the first time.