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Eight more bird species listed as threatened in IUCN Red List 2014

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:28

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached 173 bird in the country as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

New gut virus lives in half the world`s population

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:13

More than half the world`s population is host to a newly described gut virus, scientists have found.

Earth`s 6th mass extinction begins

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:53

A study has revealed the early stages of Earth`s 6th mass extinction event, for which human activities are being held responsible.

Kerala scientist finds `oil-eating` bacteria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:35

A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.

Microbial communities in cheese identified

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 18:22

Harvard researchers have identified three general types of microbial communities that live on cheese.

Indonesia now country with world`s highest deforestation rate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:37

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world`s most endangered species.

Caribbean coral named after JLo

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:00

A new species of Caribbean coral has been named after singer Jennifer Lopez. Researchers found the new species in Mona Passage off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Scientists identify two-inch long hedgehog species

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:42

Scientists have identified the fossilised remains of a two-inch-long hedgehog species, which they have called `Silvacola acares`, in an ancient lake bed in Canada.

Machines to take over humans by 2045: Physicist

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:13

Physicist Louis Del Monte has warned that humans would not be able to retain the tag of the top species on Earth after 30 years.

`Extinct human gene helped Tibetans survive high altitudes`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:32

In a ground breaking discovery, researchers have found that Tibetans were able to adapt to high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of humans they helped push to extinction.

New beetle species found in world`s deepest cave

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:24

Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of the Krubera cave, the deepest cave known to man, 2,140 metres deep in the Western Caucasus.

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:12

Many of the Caribbean`s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a new report which found that healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50 per cent in the past four decades.