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Who's eating jellyfish?

Published on 16-Oct-2017

There are not many 'jellyvores' in the world, or so scientists have long thought. Gelatinous ...

Crash in sea turtle births

Published on 16-Oct-2017
DRAMATIC FALL Hundreds of newly hatched Olive Ridley sea turtles make their way into the sea on Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica. PHOTO CREDIT: Ruth Fremson/NYT

The mystery behind a dramatic fall in the number of leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys ...

Genetic diversity key to tiger survival

Published on 16-Oct-2017
Cause for concern A relatively homogeneous gene pool may spell trouble in the long run for tigers; (below) the team in a field study. PHOTOS BY Anubhab Khan & Prasenjeeth Yadav

Tiger numbers have started rising in recent years, which is good news for an endangered...

Giant, tree-dwelling rat discovered

Published on 09-Oct-2017
GIANT RAT An illustration of Uromys vika perched on a tree trunk.

Mammalogist Tyrone Lavery first heard stories about 'vika', a giant, coconut-cracking...

Serving people & wildlife

Published on 09-Oct-2017
Wild Seve assists people in claiming compensation. Anubhav Vanamamalai

Mahadevaswamy, a spirited young man has travelled three km from his village near Bandipur ...

As seas warm, whales face new dangers

Published on 09-Oct-2017
THREATENED A humpback whale breaching the surface of the ocean. NYT Photo

From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction...

Snippets, Nature

Published on 02-Oct-2017
Threatened: Snow leopards still face a high risk of extinction for reasons such as habitat loss and degradation, and decline in prey populations.

The snow leopard is no longer an endangered species, but its population in the...

Wings of colour

Published on 02-Oct-2017
Louise Zemaitis of the Monarch Butterfly project releases one after she tagged it. Photo credit: Keith Meyers/NYT

The brilliant, intricate patterns on butterfly wings - from haunting eye spots...

Going wild over mushrooms

Published on 02-Oct-2017
Codependent: Some of the mushrooms found in the Western Ghats. Mushrooms exist as symbiotic partners with plants to help them extract minerals and water from the soil. Photo credit: Meghalakshmi Maruvala & Srikanth Prabhu Putturu

Atula Gupta highlights some of the techniques that have been employed to identify...

Nature Snippets

Published on 25-Sep-2017
How plesiosaurs swam through oceans: The hind flippers were key to the plesiosaur's underwater moves.

Millions of years ago, leviathans known as plesiosaurs prowled the oceans. With their...

Photo Gallery
A volunteer uses a water hose to fight a wildfire near houses on the outskirts of Obidos...

A volunteer uses a water hose to fight a wildfire near houses on the outskirts of Obidos...

Jammu and Kashmir Women Police personnel paying tribute to police martyrs during Police...

Jammu and Kashmir Women Police personnel paying tribute to police martyrs during Police...

Executive producer Angelina Jolie arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Breadwinner' on...

Executive producer Angelina Jolie arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Breadwinner' on...

People take photos as the Sarang Aerobatic team of Indian Air force perform formation flying...

People take photos as the Sarang Aerobatic team of Indian Air force perform formation flying...

Indian Air force pilot showing their skill at Bamhrauli air station as the Indian Air Force...

Indian Air force pilot showing their skill at Bamhrauli air station as the Indian Air Force...

Devotees offer prayers to Goddess Kali on the banks of river Ganga before immersion in Kolkata on...

Devotees offer prayers to Goddess Kali on the banks of river Ganga before immersion in Kolkata on...

Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the India-New Zealand ODI in Mumbai...

Indian captain Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the India-New Zealand ODI in Mumbai...

Indian Air force paratroopers perform maneuvers at Bamhrauli Air station as the Indian Air Force...

Indian Air force paratroopers perform maneuvers at Bamhrauli Air station as the Indian Air Force...

Orphan girls put a tilak on boys forehead, during the Bhai Dooj festival, at an orphanage...

Orphan girls put a tilak on boys forehead, during the Bhai Dooj festival, at an orphanage...

Afternoon light fades behind the warmly lit royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late...

Afternoon light fades behind the warmly lit royal crematorium and funeral complex for the late...

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