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.

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

New species added to invertebrates list after UAE discovery

A new species has been added to the global list of invertebrates after an unexpected discovery in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Evolutionary distinctness can help save birds from extinction

Scientists said identifying evolutionary distinctness of birds will help them save birds from extinction.

Newly discovered crocodile roamed with dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered the fossils of a new species of a tiny crocodile that walked Earth some 126 million years ago - along with the mighty dinosaurs.

Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.

Meet bumblebees who can fly beyond Mt Everest!

Believe it! Bumblebees are capable of flying at much higher elevations - higher than even Mount Everest!