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Australia's 'punk turtle' risks being last of the Mohicans

Australia's 'punk turtle' risks being last of the Mohicans

Australia`s Mary River Turtle - with its green Mohican-style hair and ability to breathe through its genitals - is one of the world`s most distinctive reptiles.

Apr 13, 2018, 13:55 PM IST
Dead whale on Spanish beach found to have consumed 29 kilos of waste

Dead whale on Spanish beach found to have consumed 29 kilos of waste

It has been revealed that most of the waste was plastic, prompting local authorities to crack down on illegal dumping into ocean waters.

Apr 12, 2018, 16:06 PM IST
Australian birds hit by 'mysterious' illness

Australian birds hit by 'mysterious' illness

Birds in Western Australia's Perth have been hit by a mystery illness affecting motor skills that continues to allude scientists, a media report said.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:44 PM IST
NASA to study tiny sea creatures to understand Earth's atmosphere and climate

NASA to study tiny sea creatures to understand Earth's atmosphere and climate

For the first time, scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are studying the tiny sea creatures called phytoplankton and their impact on the atmosphere and climate

Apr 11, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Sperm whale `clicks` help scientists understand behaviour

Sperm whale `clicks` help scientists understand behaviour

Scientists have recorded thousands of hours of "clicks" that sperm whales make to forage for food and communicate, helping them better understand the behaviour of one of the Southern Ocean`s key

Apr 10, 2018, 11:28 AM IST
Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Australian scientists go deep into caves to study impact of climate change

Scientists from University of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia are moving into caves to understand how climate change and land use are affecting groundwater resources.

Apr 09, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
Are frequent tremors in Uttrakhand hills indicative of big quake? 'Yes', says top disaster official

Are frequent tremors in Uttrakhand hills indicative of big quake? 'Yes', says top disaster official

The hills of Uttarakhand are hit frequently by mild earthquakes -- as many as 51 since January 1, 2015 -- which are often dismissed as "usual occurrences".

Apr 09, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

To prevent collapse of tropical forests, protect their shape

Fires on the edges of tropical forests and their alteration by land use makes these hot ecosystems lose their shape and stability bringing a sudden, even catastrophic, transformation of land from

Apr 02, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
Scientists develop sun shield to prevent coral bleaching

Scientists develop sun shield to prevent coral bleaching

The sun shield is made from an ultra-thin biodegradable film that is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and contains calcium carbonate, the same ingredient corals use to make their hard skeletons

Mar 27, 2018, 12:32 PM IST
Scientists discover new way to stop spread of rice blast

Scientists discover new way to stop spread of rice blast

Scientists found that chemical genetic inhibition of a single protein in the fungus stops it from spreading inside a rice leaf -- leaving it trapped within a single plant cell.

Mar 27, 2018, 11:29 AM IST
'Orange snow' covers Eastern Europe. Here's why it happened

'Orange snow' covers Eastern Europe. Here's why it happened

The phenomenon is caused by sand from Sahara desert storms mixing with snow and rain.

Mar 26, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
Bizarre! Monkey with human-like face baffles social media

Bizarre! Monkey with human-like face baffles social media

An 18-year-old black-capped capuchin monkey from Tianjin zoo in China has become an internet sensation.

Mar 26, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
Nearly 150 pilot whales washed ashore in Australia; 135 dead

Nearly 150 pilot whales washed ashore in Australia; 135 dead

Around 150 short-finned pilot whales washed ashore in Western Australia’s Hamelin Bay on Friday and at least 135 were found dead.

Mar 23, 2018, 18:12 PM IST
Clean-freak gorilla walks like a human to avoid getting his hands dirty - Watch

Clean-freak gorilla walks like a human to avoid getting his hands dirty - Watch

The 18-year-old ape walks upright when he has food in his hands to keep both his hands and the food clean, instead of leaning forward on his knuckles.

Mar 23, 2018, 17:01 PM IST
World Meteorological Day 2018: Be weather-ready and climate-smart

World Meteorological Day 2018: Be weather-ready and climate-smart

Every year on March 23, World Meteorological Day is observed by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), its members and the meteorological community around the world.

Mar 23, 2018, 12:39 PM IST
Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017

Energy demand rose by 0.9 percent in 2016 and 0.9 percent on average over the previous five years.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Study calls for urgent climate-proofing, says extreme weather events more frequent

Study calls for urgent climate-proofing, says extreme weather events more frequent

These extreme weather events carry substantial economic costs, scientists pointed out.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
World Water Day: Reaffirm commitment towards water conservation, says PM Modi

World Water Day: Reaffirm commitment towards water conservation, says PM Modi

On the occasion of World Water Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday highlighted the importance of 'Jal Shakti' and said that people should reaffirm their commitment towards water

Mar 22, 2018, 12:44 PM IST
World Water Day: Do your bit to save water, start at home – Here's how

World Water Day: Do your bit to save water, start at home – Here's how

When we neglect our ecosystems, we make it harder to provide everyone with the water we need to survive and thrive. 

Mar 22, 2018, 10:45 AM IST
World Water Day: Bengaluru may soon run out of water, says study

World Water Day: Bengaluru may soon run out of water, says study

The study mentioned nine other cities that too may face a water shortage soon.

Mar 22, 2018, 09:53 AM IST