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Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified

Giant dinosaur-eating frog species identified

The study found that small horned frogs, with head width of about 4.5 centimetre (cm), can bite with a force of 30 newtons (N) or about three kilogrammes (kg).

Sep 21, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Pet parrot mimics owner, orders gift boxes worth $13.50 online!

Pet parrot mimics owner, orders gift boxes worth $13.50 online!

The mystery order triggered an inquest in Pretorius's house, but after ruling out her husband and son, she figured out Buddy was to blame after hearing him interact with the speaker.

Sep 21, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Global mass extinction date predicted!

Global mass extinction date predicted!

While many scientists argue that the sixth mass extinction has already begun, the total number of species that have disappeared from the planet comes nowhere near the most apocalyptic events of the past and the rate of species loss is comparable.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:56 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj reaffirms India's commitment to Paris climate accord

Sushma Swaraj reaffirms India's commitment to Paris climate accord

The summit was presided by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Sep 20, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Scientists discover Octlantis – an underwater city built by octopuses in Australia

Scientists discover Octlantis – an underwater city built by octopuses in Australia

Octlantis is the name of the underwater site built by octopuses where they communicate with each other by posturing, chasing or colour changes.

Sep 20, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
7.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico: Here's what to do when disaster strikes

7.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico: Here's what to do when disaster strikes

 The latest disaster occurred in southern Mexico on Tuesday, September 19 at 2:14 pm (Eastern time), when the city was jolted by a massive earthquake that measured 7.1 on the Richter scale.

Sep 20, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Australia records hottest winter in history: Report

Australia records hottest winter in history: Report

The country also experienced its driest June in history and also the driest winter since 2002.

Sep 19, 2017, 17:32 PM IST
Scientists edit butterfly wing spots and stripes

Scientists edit butterfly wing spots and stripes

The WntA protein is a very conserved signalling molecule. The WntA gene is part of a small family of genes influencing body plans and other patterns during insect development.

Sep 19, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

The masks have a cylindrical shape that fits over the snout of a small animal. They attach to a tube that hooks up to the same oxygen used for humans.

Sep 19, 2017, 17:07 PM IST
Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Large vertebrates – or animals with a backbone – are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch.

Sep 19, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
Hide and seek: Venomous snake pulled out of toilet – Watch video

Hide and seek: Venomous snake pulled out of toilet – Watch video

A snake-catcher in Queensland, Australia was turned to for help after a family encountered a venomous brown tree snake in their toilet.

Sep 18, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Experts raise concern over waste dumping in rivers, say it's giving rise to antibiotic resistance

Overall total antibiotic resistance genes were "30 times more abundant in river sediments from the city compared to upstream sites."

Sep 18, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
New hope for Great Barrier Reef: Scientists say rare giant sea snail can get rid of threat

New hope for Great Barrier Reef: Scientists say rare giant sea snail can get rid of threat

Scientists including those from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, are investigating the potential of natural predators of COTS to curb populations.

Sep 18, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Delhi's first ever 'Big Butterfly Count': Enthusiasts cover the city in search of different species

Delhi's first ever 'Big Butterfly Count': Enthusiasts cover the city in search of different species

The approximately four-hour-long butterfly count began at 8:00 am and finished at noon – the 'best window' to record butterfly species, as per experts.

Sep 18, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
US refutes EU offical's claims of softening stance on Paris climate deal

US refutes EU offical's claims of softening stance on Paris climate deal

At a summit held in Canada, a European official said that a US envoy has signalled that President Donald Trump may be ready to soften his stance on the Paris climate pact.

Sep 17, 2017, 10:48 AM IST
Footage of rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya will awe you! - Watch

Footage of rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya will awe you! - Watch

Villagers near the forest alerted rangers of Hirola Conservation Program, who took a video of these rare species and published it on YouTube in August.

Sep 16, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
British journalist dragged into river by crocodile in Sri Lanka; dies

British journalist dragged into river by crocodile in Sri Lanka; dies

The 24-year-old Oxford graduate was on a vacation in Sri Lanka, when he stopped to wash his hands at a river near Arugam Bay and was dragged into the waters by a lurking crocodile.

Sep 15, 2017, 14:33 PM IST
World's oldest captive panda 'Basi' dies at 37

World's oldest captive panda 'Basi' dies at 37

Basi was given an emotional send-off by her handlers - The Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center in southeastern China, where she lived for 33 years.

Sep 14, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030

According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, which impact public health. 

Sep 13, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
Our ancestors were high-flying acrobats

Our ancestors were high-flying acrobats

These first primates spent most of their time in the trees rather than on the ground, but just how nimble they were as they moved around in the treetops has been a topic of dispute.
 

Sep 12, 2017, 18:20 PM IST