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US man sets apartment on fire in an attempt to kill spider

US man sets apartment on fire in an attempt to kill spider

The blaze forced the residents to evacuate and firefighters were immediately called to the building.

Jan 10, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
The modern ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degree Celsius: Study

The modern ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degree Celsius: Study

Each layer of water can have drastically different temperatures, so determining the average over the entirety of the ocean's surface and depths presents a challenge.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
This wearable sensor for plants efficiency measures water

This wearable sensor for plants efficiency measures water

The plant sensors have been successfully tested in lab and pilot field experiments.

Jan 04, 2018, 16:38 PM IST
Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could change the taste of your wine

The study suggests that wine producers now face a choice proactively experiment with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change. 

Jan 03, 2018, 16:55 PM IST
New plant species discovered in China

New plant species discovered in China

Currently, there are fewer than 50 individual plants of the new species in three localities in Yunnan.

Jan 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST
Traditional cookstoves causing detrimental impact on India's environment: Study

Traditional cookstoves causing detrimental impact on India's environment: Study

Scientists, burned a wide variety of biofuels acquired from different parts of India, cooked different meals in a number of varying ventilation situations.

Jan 03, 2018, 13:47 PM IST
Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Global warming targeting 2 degree Celsius may make the world drier: Scientists

Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China studied projections from 27 global climate models.

Jan 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
Ancient jumping genes may give corals new lease of life

Ancient jumping genes may give corals new lease of life

The team conducted analyses to find out which genes were turned on or off when Symbiodinium was exposed to heat stress.

Jan 01, 2018, 14:15 PM IST
NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

NASA reveals images of newly created iceberg fragmenting into new pieces

The ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions has long since been under scientists' radar and has been losing ice at a rapid pace.

Dec 31, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
China's ban on waste import a global warning: Greenpeace

China's ban on waste import a global warning: Greenpeace

For Greenpeace, this prohibition will send warnings around the world and will promote the search for methods to generate less waste and to treat them adequately in the country of origin just as

Dec 29, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Scientists discover new species of blind fish inside dark Meghalaya cave

Scientists discover new species of blind fish inside dark Meghalaya cave

The fish sample was collected from small stagnant pools, a few square meters in area and about 1-2 m in depth, about 1,600 feet from the main entrance of the cave.

Dec 28, 2017, 13:14 PM IST
Nepal rejects India’s offer to jointly re-measure Mt Everest after 2015 quake

Nepal rejects India’s offer to jointly re-measure Mt Everest after 2015 quake

The Survey of India proposed re-measuring Mt Everest as an ‘Indo-Nepal Joint Scientific Exercise’ with Nepal’s survey department

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Researchers compared asylum applications to the EU filed from 103 countries between 2000 and 2014, with temperature variations in the applicants' home countries.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Dubai joins global initiative to protect world's oceans

Dubai joins global initiative to protect world's oceans

The patron of the Coalition is Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste.  

Dec 26, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
First hybrid bird species, unseen for 45 years, discovered in Amazon rainforest

First hybrid bird species, unseen for 45 years, discovered in Amazon rainforest

When two parental species mate to produce a hybrid population, which then stops being able to freely interbreed with the parental species, a hybrid species is formed.

Dec 26, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Scientists name new spider species after Bob Marley

Scientists name new spider species after Bob Marley

In 2009, the sea along the coastline of Queensland in Australia receded to such an extent that it exposed a population of spiders.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
The first photosynthesis happened 1.25 billion years ago, reveals study

The first photosynthesis happened 1.25 billion years ago, reveals study

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities.

Dec 25, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
Wet winter leads to more small wildfires, not less: NASA

Wet winter leads to more small wildfires, not less: NASA

Large fires behave more "logically," with fewer large fires after a wet winter and more after a dry one.  

Dec 23, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
Footprints of pandas can reveal their identities, gender

Footprints of pandas can reveal their identities, gender

A study says that footprints left by giant pandas in the wild can help conservationists identify the individual panda that made them and determine its gender as well.

Dec 22, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Deadly fungal disease gripping snake species, could turn into global threat: Scientists

Deadly fungal disease gripping snake species, could turn into global threat: Scientists

The snake begins to develop lesions on its body, which soon cover the entire length of the serpent. The infection can be cleared if the snake starts to shed its skin.

Dec 22, 2017, 15:39 PM IST