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Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:47

An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth`s climate.

Scientists unearth over 500-mln-year old rare fossilized embryos

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:54

Researchers at the University of Missouri have unearthed rare fossilized embryos which they believe is more than 500 million years old.

Climate change could `lead` to extinction of humans: Expert

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:47

Climate change has emerged as one of the biggest threats that our world is facing right now. Scientists and experts around the world have expressed grave concerns about the dangerous effects which climate change will have on our daily lives. All parts of the globe are now facing brunt of climate change in the face of recent devastating extreme weather events.

75 million-year-old giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries assembled

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 20:38

Paleontologists have assembled a giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart.

50 mn-year-old fossil plant probed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 19:46

In a first, scientists have investigated the chemistry of 50 million-year-old fossil plant by bombarding the fossils with X-rays brighter than a million suns - produced by synchrotron particle accelerators.

3-mn-yr-old `Little Foot` may be humans` forefather

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:26

After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, scientists have now shown that it is probably around 3 million years old.

US needs to show leadership in clean energy: Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:43

President Barack Obama has said that the US needs to not only take the lead but also show leadership in clean energy, noting that countries like India and China would soon be the main emitters of green houses gas.

First dinosaur fossil found in Malaysia

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 17:34

Scientists claim to have unearthed the first known dinosaur fossil in Malaysia - the tooth of a fish-eating predator at least 75 million years old.

Diet of large herbivores like mammoths 25,000 years ago revealed

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:16

A team of researchers has used DNA testing to give a unique view of the diet of large mammals which roamed the northern hemisphere in the last ice-age.

Clear understanding that fossil fuel subsidies must go: Mayaram

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:07

India cannot afford fossil fuel subsidies in perpetuity and there is clear understanding that these must go, a top Finance Ministry official has said Wednesday.

Fossilised dinosaur eggs stolen from museum

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 21:57

Fossilised dinosaur eggs preserved at Fossil Park `Ashmedha` near the historic Mandu town in Dhar were allegedly stolen by some unidentified persons, a senior police official said here on Sunday.

Scientists discover 3D fossil portrait of `world`s first spider`

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 20:27

Scientists have discovered the 3D fossil portrait of what could be one of the world`s first spiders.