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Time is running out to save the Earth, over 15,000 scientists have warned

Time is running out to save the Earth, over 15,000 scientists have warned

The article, "World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice", has been co-signed by over 15,000 scientists in 184 countries and was published today in the journal BioScience.

Nov 14, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Local governments now want to educate climbers to take garbage home, especially foreigners, who are sometimes unaware that this is normal etiquette in Japan.

Nov 13, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Fossil fuel burning to be record high in 2017

Fossil fuel burning to be record high in 2017

The 12th annual report is produced by 76 of the world's leading emissions experts from 57 research institutions and estimates that global carbon emissions from fossil fuels will have risen by 2 percent by the end of 2017.

Nov 13, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
Delhi air pollution: Tips to stay healthy and safe

Delhi air pollution: Tips to stay healthy and safe

There are many things you can do on your personal level to help reduce the health risk of toxic pollutants.

Nov 13, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
Prehistoric shark caught in Portugese waters, scientists call it a 'living fossil'

Prehistoric shark caught in Portugese waters, scientists call it a 'living fossil'

The species caught was a male measuring 1.5 metres (5ft) in length and was caught at a depth of 700 metres (2,300 ft) in waters off the resort of Portimao.

Nov 13, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
As Delhi battles air pollution, two youngsters come up with 'Green Gaddis' solution

As Delhi battles air pollution, two youngsters come up with 'Green Gaddis' solution

Delhi residents Gaurav Ahuja and Khushbu Rastogi have come up with a unique initiative called 'Green Gaddis', which revolves around mainly behind the concept of plantation

Nov 11, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
Here's how dinosaurs could have survived mass extinction

Here's how dinosaurs could have survived mass extinction

The impact of the asteroid caused a crater 180 km wide and heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.
 

Nov 11, 2017, 15:24 PM IST
China: 45-million-year-old primate fossil discovered

China: 45-million-year-old primate fossil discovered

The newly described fossils were recovered from a commercial quarry near the village of Shanghuang in the southern Jiangsu province of China, about 100 miles west of Shanghai.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
India is world's top sulphur dioxide emitter, says study

India is world's top sulphur dioxide emitter, says study

Sulphur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems.

Nov 10, 2017, 13:18 PM IST
The face of extinction: Image of world's last-of-its-kind male white rhino goes viral

The face of extinction: Image of world's last-of-its-kind male white rhino goes viral

 Scientists are trying to develop IVF techniques that might keep the white rhino species alive.

Nov 10, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
London to showcase nature's most deadliest beasts

London to showcase nature's most deadliest beasts

More than 200,000 venomous species live on land, in the air or in the sea.

Nov 10, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
Believe it or not: UP cities have air far more toxic than Delhi

Believe it or not: UP cities have air far more toxic than Delhi

The city of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 500 – the highest the scale can measure – this past Tuesday, with its air dropping from 'very poor' to 'severe'.

Nov 10, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
This robot can 'spy' on fish, swim and communicate with them

This robot can 'spy' on fish, swim and communicate with them

Scientists have developed a new miniature robot that can swim with fish, communicate with them and make them change direction.

Nov 09, 2017, 19:39 PM IST
Human-caused global warming behind rise in hot temperature, says study

Human-caused global warming behind rise in hot temperature, says study

Global annual temperature records show there were 17 record hot years from 1861 to 2005.

Nov 09, 2017, 19:10 PM IST
Monkey passes out after overdosing on coffee; veterinary treatment administered

Monkey passes out after overdosing on coffee; veterinary treatment administered

Once it was confirmed that the monkey had made a full recovery and was suffering no ill-effects or after-effects, he was released back into the care of its troop.

Nov 09, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
After Delhi, air quality in most UP cities turns toxic; Noida worst affected

After Delhi, air quality in most UP cities turns toxic; Noida worst affected

The air quality in the state capital is worst in Lalbagh where the average AQI is 463, which was very close to that in Noida in the last 24-hours.

Nov 09, 2017, 10:14 AM IST
Syria signs Paris climate deal, US now only non-member nation in the world

Syria signs Paris climate deal, US now only non-member nation in the world

The Syria People's Assembly voted to approve ratification of the agreement last month, according to the country's state-run media outlet SANA.

Nov 09, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
'Gorillas, gibbons first mammals to embrace daytime activity'

'Gorillas, gibbons first mammals to embrace daytime activity'

The visual acuity and colour perception of simians is comparable to those of diurnal reptiles and birds -- groups that never left the daytime niche, the researchers said.
 

Nov 08, 2017, 17:49 PM IST
This sheep can recognise Emma Watson and Barack Obama – Watch video

This sheep can recognise Emma Watson and Barack Obama – Watch video

Researchers trained eight sheep to recognise the faces of four celebrities – Fiona Bruce, Jake Gyllenhaal, Barak Obama and Emma Watson – from photographic portraits displayed on computer screens.

Nov 08, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Heat source under Antarctica responsible for melting ice sheet: NASA

Heat source under Antarctica responsible for melting ice sheet: NASA

The stability of an ice sheet is closely related to how much water lubricates it from below, allowing glaciers to slide more easily. 

Nov 08, 2017, 15:34 PM IST