New Guinea

Papua New Guinea leader survives no-confidence vote

Papua New Guinea`s Prime Minister Peter O`Neill survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Friday over corruption allegations following weeks of protests and civil disobedience urging him to resign.

Jul 22, 2016, 08:52 AM IST

Denisovans crossed Wallace`s Line and interbred with modern humans

The Denisovans - newly discovered ancient human relative - crossed one of the world`s most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and interbred with modern humans moving through the area on the way to Australia and New Guinea, scientists have claimed.

Oct 18, 2013, 13:27 PM IST

Married couple arrested for duping unemployed youth

Police have arrested a married couple involved in duping unemployed youth of their money on the pretext of providing them jobs abroad.

Jan 31, 2013, 22:47 PM IST

World`s tiniest 7.7 mm frog discovered

A scientist has recently discovered two new species of frogs in New Guinea, one of which is now the world’s tiniest known vertebrate, averaging less than one-third of an inch.

Jan 12, 2012, 12:23 PM IST

World`s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea

The length of an adult frog of this species is only 8-9 mm. This also makes them the world`s smallest tetrapods.

Dec 13, 2011, 10:20 AM IST

Spectacular new species discovered in New Guinea

A frog with fangs, a blind snake and a round-headed dolphin are among more than 1,000 new species recently found on the incredible Melanesian island of New Guinea.

Jun 27, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Lost world of giant rat found in New Guinea: Report

Biologists have discovered a new species of giant rat, frogs, gecko along with some other rare animals including insects and spiders in a remote rainforest in New Guinea, Science Daily has reported.

Sep 12, 2009, 11:52 AM IST