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Resolving conflicts

Published on 25-Jul-2016
Dangerous? Elephants close to a human habitat. DH FILE PHOTOS

On July 6, 2016, a wild elephant in West Bengal was shot dead when things went out of hand before an attempt at capture...

Learning from healthy bears

Published on 25-Jul-2016
Sleep patterns: Scientists have found startling differences in bears' physiology during periods of hibernation and periods of activity. Representative image

Gain a few hundred pounds and lie around in bed for months, and you are likely to develop a host of ailments...

Whose scat is this: tiger or leopard?

Published on 25-Jul-2016

How do scientists estimate the number of tigers in the wild? Shikaris traditionally used paw prints...

Charcoal, at the cost of trees

Published on 18-Jul-2016
An aerial view of the Atsimo-Andrefana region in Madagascar. Joao Silva/NYT

Norimitsu Onishi reports that the booming charcoal industry is contributing to deforestation in Madagascar...

The uniqueness of talipot palm

Published on 18-Jul-2016
large clusters Talipot palm is said to be the plant with the largest inflorescence in the world; (above) a seed grain storage bag made from the dried leaves of  talipot palm. photos by author

Talipot palm, native to the Western Ghats, has a variety of uses. But, unsustainable harvest has posed a threat....

The effects of freshwater on the Bay of Bengal

Published on 18-Jul-2016

A new study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru finds that the river discharge and rainfall differently affect the sea surface temperature,...

Scientists decipher a wasp's way back home

Published on 11-Jul-2016
 The Indian Paper Wasp (Ropalidia marginata) is a social predatory wasp, which has a social structure involving one reproductive female (called the queen) and several non-reproductive females (or workers) in each colony.

Suppose you were blindfolded and dropped off in a strange place, will you ever be able to get back...

Young female elephants take charge

Published on 11-Jul-2016
LEADING THE PACK A herd of elephants in Samburu Reserve, Kenya.

Survival strategy As poaching thins out the ranks of matriarch elephants in Africa, their...

Protecting the Valley of Flowers

Published on 11-Jul-2016
VISUAL TREAT A view of the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand

Setting a model Sahana Balkal describes the efforts to preserve the biodiversity of the Valley of...

Orchids: status quo and conservation

Published on 04-Jul-2016
 Brassavola nodosa

India has a diverse orchid flora of about 1,330 species under 186 genera and harbours some of the most ornamentally beautiful orchids...

Photo Gallery
A single horned rhino swims through flood waters in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park, in Assam...

A single horned rhino swims through flood waters in flood-hit Kaziranga National Park, in Assam...

Artist from Venkateshwara Natyamandira performing Bharatanatya on the occasion of KS&DL Centenary...

Artist from Venkateshwara Natyamandira performing Bharatanatya on the occasion of KS&DL Centenary...

Army personnel take position at the site of encounter where two Army soldiers and two militants ...

Army personnel take position at the site of encounter where two Army soldiers and two militants ...

An deserted and aerial view of Anand Rao circle fly over on Sheshadri road following the bandh...

An deserted and aerial view of Anand Rao circle fly over on Sheshadri road following the bandh...

A Dog is seen sitting in front of closed Shopping mall with Kannada flag displed during Karntaka...

A Dog is seen sitting in front of closed Shopping mall with Kannada flag displed during Karntaka...

An elephant moves through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in New Delhi on Friday...

An elephant moves through a waterlogged street after heavy rains in New Delhi on Friday...

People catching fish at flooded water due to heavy rain Madiwala Lake over flow...

People catching fish at flooded water due to heavy rain Madiwala Lake over flow...

Rain water flooded on the road at Anugraha Layout 2nd stage, Bilekahalli in Bengaluru...

Rain water flooded on the road at Anugraha Layout 2nd stage, Bilekahalli in Bengaluru...

Workers remove scaffolding from a replica of planet earth after repairs at Science City...

Workers remove scaffolding from a replica of planet earth after repairs at Science City...

Women unload rice grains from a boat to dry in the sunshine in flood affected village Murkata...

Women unload rice grains from a boat to dry in the sunshine in flood affected village Murkata...

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