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Scientists set to explore newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

Scientists set to explore newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem

Marine biologist Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) will be leading the mission.

Feb 14, 2018, 19:30 PM IST
'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

'Extreme weather events more likely if Paris goals aren't met'

Meeting the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping the global-scale warming to less than two degrees is likely to reduce the area of the globe that experiences greater than threefold increases in the

Feb 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

Continuous emissions of greenhouse gases are warming the Earth's atmosphere and oceans and melting its ice, causing the rate of sea level rise to increase.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:24 PM IST
India's overall forest cover expands: Report

India's overall forest cover expands: Report

The Minister said the news was good because it reverses the trend of decreasing forest cover the world over.

Feb 12, 2018, 19:18 PM IST
Japan sitting on top of massive lava dome, supereruption may endanger over 11 crore people

Japan sitting on top of massive lava dome, supereruption may endanger over 11 crore people

The underwater dome has an immense volume of lava, more than the Yellowstone caldera and the Long Valley caldera, which have also been brewing with activity.

Feb 12, 2018, 16:11 PM IST
Doctors remove sea snail living, growing inside 11-year-old's skin

Doctors remove sea snail living, growing inside 11-year-old's skin

In 2013, a similar case of a four-year-old boy was documented, who also had a snail hatch inside him.

Feb 12, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
Himalayan blue sheep infected by virus which causes eyes to bulge out

Himalayan blue sheep infected by virus which causes eyes to bulge out

The first case of the virus appeared after a one-year-old blue sheep was found infected and died.

Feb 09, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
Scientists develop touchscreen games for older dogs to slow down mental deterioration

Scientists develop touchscreen games for older dogs to slow down mental deterioration

In the training lab, old dogs responded positively to cognitive training using educational touchscreen games.

Feb 08, 2018, 18:18 PM IST
Tiger in Maharashtra to be provided with prosthetic limb with surgeon's help

Tiger in Maharashtra to be provided with prosthetic limb with surgeon's help

The feline, whose paw was amputated, was two-years-old at the time of the incident.

Feb 07, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone layer above populated regions is declining, warns study

Ozone in the lower stratosphere is slowly disintegrating, an international team of two dozen researchers warned.

Feb 07, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Permafrost is a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions.

Feb 06, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Alien species numbers on the rise, could pose threat to biosecurity: Study

Alien species numbers on the rise, could pose threat to biosecurity: Study

Insects, molluscs and other invertebrates have the highest proportion of emerging alien species.

Feb 06, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
Whales are at 'significant' risk from ocean microplastic, says study

Whales are at 'significant' risk from ocean microplastic, says study

The team's analysis also found that species tend to congregate in areas that overlap "microplastic pollution hotspots", which include the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Bengal and

Feb 05, 2018, 18:41 PM IST
Scientists solve mystery of when flowers originated

Scientists solve mystery of when flowers originated

The study shows that flowering plants are neither as old as suggested by previous molecular studies, nor as young as a literal interpretation of their fossil record.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:25 PM IST
Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

Scientists discover ancient fish species and they have a 10-year-old boy to thank

The fossil, Candelarhynchus padillai, is about 90 million years old and has no modern relatives, said Oksana Vernygora from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Feb 02, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and melting ice forces polar bears to travel greater distances to catch their main meal – young seals.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:26 PM IST
14-year-old killer whale successfully imitates human speech

14-year-old killer whale successfully imitates human speech

 During previous studies, Wikie had already been trained to respond to commands like 'copy' or 'do that'.

Feb 02, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Three red-headed vulture nests found in Cambodia

Three red-headed vulture nests found in Cambodia

Global vulture populations are declining at an alarming rate.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Giant earthquakes not as random as previously believed, say scientists

Giant earthquakes not as random as previously believed, say scientists

It is generally believed that giant earthquakes release so much energy that several centuries of stress accumulation are needed to produce a new big one, researchers said.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

Corals becoming diseased due to plastic waste: Study

The findings, published in the journal Science, add to the burden of climate-related disease outbreaks that have already had an impact on coral reefs globally.

Jan 27, 2018, 09:16 AM IST