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This card game can help you learn about species

Participants who played the Phylo game were not just remembering iconic species like the blue whale and sea otter, but things like phytoplankton, zooplankton and mycorrhizal fungi.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

Sexual extravagance can be deadly: Study

The extravagant lengths that males will go to bed a member of the opposite sex can come at the risk of extinction for some species, researchers said Wednesday.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

US biologists discover three new toad species

The discoveries, detailed in a paper published in science journal, are extremely rare in the US. reports Xinhua news agency.

Jul 24, 2017, 10:50 AM IST

New species of human-sized dinosaur discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of 71 million-year-old bird-like dinosaur in Canada that is roughly the size of a human.

Jul 18, 2017, 23:53 PM IST

Biological annihilation: Earth undergoing sixth mass extinction

Calling the loss of wildlife a "biological annihilation" that represents a "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation", they say billions of regional or local populations have been lost.

Jul 11, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

Critically endangered Burmese roofed turtles hatched

In a major boost to the species survival, 39 Burmese roofed turtles -- one of the rarest turtles in existence -- have hatched from 44 viable eggs in Limpha village.

Jun 16, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

Over 300 plant species discovered in 2016: Botanical Survey of India

The Plant Discoveries 2016 - a compilation published by BSI on June 5 - reveals 206 species as new to science, and 113 species having new distributional record for India.

Jun 07, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Scientists believe that modern human and common chimpanzee/bonobo lineages split about eight million years ago with the two great ape species splitting about two million years ago.

Apr 29, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

Nagaland Zoological Park – The emerging biodiversity hotspot in North-East region

The zoo, located 6 kms away from the township of Dimapur, is also home to the majestic Bengal Tiger and the great Indian hornbill that has remained a major attraction for many visitors, who throng the park to get an overview of the wildlife species.

Mar 27, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Spiders beat humans, whales by consuming upto 800 million tones of prey each year

Researchers have revealed that spiders wipe out an estimated 400-800 million tonnes of prey every year, compared to an estimated 280-500 million tonnes of prey that the world's whales eat.

Mar 15, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

Sir David Attenborough has a new frog species named after him

The new species which measures just about two centimetres and was found in the Peruvian Andes, South America.

Mar 08, 2017, 13:41 PM IST

This is how species extinction affects complex ecosystems - Read

This is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too.

Mar 04, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

Four new species of small night frogs discovered in Western Ghats

According to a report published on Tuesday, the newly discovered species that are small enough to sit on a fingernail were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size.

Feb 22, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Odisha: Endangered Olive Ridley turtles lay record 3.55 lakh eggs in a week, number may go up

Over 3,55,000 eggs have been laid by Olive Ridley sea turtles within a week of mass nesting in Rushikulya river mouth of Ganjam coast, which is an all-time record. 

Feb 20, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

Bye bye Bao Bao – Here's why the giant panda is moving back to China from US

Bao Bao, who was born on August 23, 2013 at the Washington zoo, will be welcomed aboard the FedEx Panda Express for safe travels to her new home - Chengdu - in China on February 21.

Feb 07, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

The move reflects full recovery of the first two species and significant progress with the third, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Jan 08, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

New species of 'ant-like' desert bees have been discovered by a team of researchers.

Dec 24, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong

A lizard with dragon-like horns, a rainbow-headed snake are among the 163 new species discovered in 2015, claims Worl;d Wildlife Fund (WWF) in a new report.

Dec 19, 2016, 17:34 PM IST

Following a frog's evolutionary movements

Before the frogs are officially recognised as two separate species, researchers will test if individual frogs from the two groups have unique physical or behavioral features and if they can produce healthy offspring.

Nov 25, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

Of the great ape species - the Eastern gorilla, Western gorilla, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran orangutan, Chimpanzee and Bonobo - only the Chimpanzee and Bonobo are not in critically endangered list but are listed as endangered.

Sep 05, 2016, 15:57 PM IST