Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight
Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

A new study provides deeper insight into why dinosaurs had cloak of feathers long before early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight.

Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain
Two new lizard species discovered on Australian mountain

Australian scientists have discovered two new species of lizards in a remote area of Cape York Peninsula in northeastern Australia, academic sources reported Thursday.

Rusty-spotted cat spotted in Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Rusty-spotted cat spotted in Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Rusty-spotted cat, one of the smallest cats in the world, has recently been sighted in Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary here.

Newly discovered deviant ant species!

Researchers from the George Washington University in the US faced the same predicament when they discovered an ant species, Cephalotes specularis, hiding in plain sight.

Revealed: How species react to climate change

Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Vermont in the US have developed a new tool to overcome a major challenge of predicting how organisms may respond to climate change.

New snake species in Odisha

A group of volunteers from Odisha have claimed to have discovered a new species of snake which has been named after this coastal state as Lycodon Odishii.

Cockatoos can learn how to make tools from each other
Cockatoos can learn how to make tools from each other

Cockatoos can learn how to make and use wooden tools from each other, a new study has found.

Human greed driving species towards extinction: Study

In a disturbing trend, scientists have reported that species are becoming extinct as much as 1,000 times more frequently - 10 times worse than the previous estimates - owing to human population growth and increasing per capita consumption.

Antarctica`s `first-of-its-kind` map unveils secrets of sea life

New Antarctica atlas, which is first of this magnitude since the publication of the Antactic Map Folio Series 45 years ago, has helped marine biologists from across the world in finding thousands of new species in the ocean.

New hope for curing malaria

A new research has developed a fresh computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes with a new discovery of a gene associated with malaria.

70-foot whale found dead in Karachi

The dead body of a 70-foot whale has been washed ashore the coastal belt of Pakistan`s commercial hub Karachi today.

Spanish site `mega-trove` of dinosaur footprints

Experts confirm that a site in Spain`s Burgos province is a "mega-trove" of fossilised dinosaur footprints from an unknown species.

Earth`s 6th mass extinction begins

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

Caribbean coral named after JLo

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.

New species of small mammal found

Scientists have found a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of south-western Africa.

Iran tries to save Asiatic cheetah from extinction

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world`s critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge.

New animal species discovered in Papua New Guinea

Australian scientists have uncovered several new species of mammals in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea.

Mumbai scientist gets new lizard species named after him

Varad B Giri, senior scientist at the Bombay Natural History Society has been honoured with a new species of gecko, named after him, which he discovered last year from the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.

Half of world`s forest species at risk: UN

Half of the world`s forest species are at risk from climate change and farming, the United Nations (UN) warned today, as it called for "urgent action" to manage them better.