Short-necked marine reptile discovered in China

A new species of short-necked marine reptile called Hupehsuchia from the Triassic period has been discovered in China.

Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too
Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too

Many mammals came perilously close to extinction when a massive asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago, says a study, adding that if a few lucky species did not make it through then mammals may have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Incessant species disappearance can lead to 6th mass extinction within 100 years
Incessant species disappearance can lead to 6th mass extinction within 100 years

A new study has recently revealed that incessant disappearance of species on Earth could lead to sixth mass extinction within 100 years.

New trout species found in Turkey
New trout species found in Turkey

A new trout species belonging to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmon, trout, char, grayling and freshwater whitefish, has been found in Alakir Stream in Antalya, Turkey.

Birds evolved rapidly after dinosaurs went extinct
Birds evolved rapidly after dinosaurs went extinct

The most ambitious genetic study ever, involving over 200 scientists from across the world and 23 research papers, undertaken on bird evolution has found that almost all modern birds diversified after the dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.

New bird species named after late India-born ornithologist

A new bird species discovered more than 15 years after it was first seen on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has been named after late ecologist and ornithologist Navjot Sodhi.

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.