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The socioecology of elephants

Published on 19-Feb-2018
The researchers looked at two different seasons to see if they had any effect on the group size and social structure of female elephants. DH PHOTO

Researchers have found that the group size and associations of...

Nature Bytes

Published on 19-Feb-2018
Around 201 sq km of the study area was found to be affected by salinisation.

A snapshot of recent developments in environment

Mutant crayfish clones itself

Published on 19-Feb-2018
A marbled crayfish is a mutant species that clones itself, scientists report. Photo Credit: Ranja Andriantsoa via NYT

The marbled crayfish's population is exploding in Europe, but the species appears to have originated only about 25 years ago

Many animals can count, some better than you

Published on 12-Feb-2018
Scientists have found that animals across the evolutionary spectrum have a keen sense of quantity, able to distinguish not just bigger from smaller or more from less, but two from four, four from ten, forty from sixty. PHOTO CREDIT: Esther Aarts/NYT

Scientists have found that animals across the evolutionary spectrum have a keen sense of quantity, reports Natalie Angier

Working closer to nature

Published on 12-Feb-2018
Citizen science projects give people a chance to log data on wildlife.

Gana Kedlaya writes on the important role that citizen scientists play in keeping count of the wildlife

Nature Bytes

Published on 12-Feb-2018
Garden waste pellets may be conveniently used in residential cook-stoves.

A snapshot of recent developments in environment

Ranveer wants to work in more 'memorable films' with Bhansali

Published on 08-Feb-2018
Ranveer Singh played the role of Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat and has a history of collaborating with Bhansali on his projects..

With three consecutive hits with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actor Ranveer Singh...

The skies are no longer safe...

Published on 05-Feb-2018
Infrastructure development in the Thar region has pushed its flagship species to the brink of extinction.

Extinction inevitable? The Great Indian Bustard once roamed...

How the brittlestars 'see'

Published on 05-Feb-2018
Brittlestar Ophiocoma wendtii joins a list of animals that can 'see' without using eyes.PHOTO CREDIT: LAUREN SUMNER-ROONEY

The starfish relatives use light-sensitive cells throughout their bodies to sense their surroundings, writes Giorgia Guglielmi

Nature Bytes

Published on 29-Jan-2018
Ankylosaurus boasted a fearsome weapon: a bone-crushing clubbed tail.

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Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan,Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra,Minister Roshan Baig...

Bollywood Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan,Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra,Minister Roshan Baig...

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival...

Dancers perform during the inauguration of the 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival...

Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the women's free figure skating final in the...

Carolina Kostner of Italy performs during the women's free figure skating final in the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, First Lady...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, First Lady...

Russian athlete Ivan Telegin (7) skates with the puck against Jakub Nakladal (87)...

Russian athlete Ivan Telegin (7) skates with the puck against Jakub Nakladal (87)...

A motorcycle rider performs stunts at the 'Hamburg Motor Days' fair in Hamburg, Germany...

A motorcycle rider performs stunts at the 'Hamburg Motor Days' fair in Hamburg, Germany...

Tourists ride on horses after snowfall at Anjni Mahadev near Manali on Friday...

Tourists ride on horses after snowfall at Anjni Mahadev near Manali on Friday...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the visitor's book as his son Hadrien looks on...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs the visitor's book as his son Hadrien looks on...

The Swedish team celebrates their gold medal after the venue ceremony at the men's...

The Swedish team celebrates their gold medal after the venue ceremony at the men's...

Rajasthani folk artists perform at historical Govind Dev Ji temple during the 'Fag Mahotsav'...

Rajasthani folk artists perform at historical Govind Dev Ji temple during the 'Fag Mahotsav'...

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