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India to observe Earth Hour Saturday

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 21:08

As the clock strikes 8.30 p.m. Saturday, lights across India will be switched off to mark Earth Hour, which is observed March 29 every year.

Physicists find laws of physics at play in football

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:32

Physicists have revealed that the real-time dynamics in a football game are subject to self-similarity characteristics in keeping with the laws of physics.

New devices could enable faster gen-next computers

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:17

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed novel devices that could usher in a new wave of highly efficient electronics, including computers, that can be turned on and off using light.

Nature’s Toolbox/ Unraveling Nature’s secrets

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 01:13

The emerging biotechnology sector offers satisfying career trajectory to young aspirants. Prachi Rege gathers intelligence on the feeding, fueling, healing science of life

Spider-Man associates with Earth Hour to save planet

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 23:40

Spider-Man is the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour, the global movement organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), with a message to inspire individuals to use their power to become superheroes for the planet.

UAE zoo celebrates successful breeding of endangered gazelle

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 21:47

The Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has successfully bred Speke`s gazelle, following the introduction of two male gazelles from Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre in Dubai.

Two snow leopards sighted at Gangotri National Park?

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:35

Two snow leopards, an endangered species, have been spotted at the Gangotri National Park in Uttarakhand`s Uttarkashi district.

Environmentalists hail China`s banquet ban on shark fin

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:52

Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark`s fin, bird`s nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.

Great Indian Bustard sighted in rural Maharashtra

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 16:22

The Great Indian Bustard has found a new abode in two rural tehsils here, prompting forest authorities to start tracking the movement of this critically endangered bird species for its protection.

Hundreds of rare primates seized in Indonesia

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:44

Hundreds of slow lorises have been seized on Indonesia`s Java island as animal smugglers were about to send the protected primates to markets to be sold as pets, officials said on Friday.

Amur Falcons spotted in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 18:08

At least 600 Amur Falcons have been spotted this year in some areas of Morigaon district of Assam after more than a decade.

UAE agency to promote bio-diversity project

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 21:33

The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi has joined National Geographic to help promote the Great Nature Project, an ambitious initiative designed to inspire bio-diversity conservation efforts among the public globally.