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Thursday 29 January 2015
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Disco clams stage a fascinating light show

Published on 26-Jan-2015
shiny lights A disco clam in the sea.

Disco clam is an eye-catching mollusc, nestled in the coral reefs off Indonesia. The animal generates brilliant flashes of light...

For the greater good

Published on 26-Jan-2015
call for action Achieving climate justice will not be possible if we don't think selflessly.

A climate-safe, sustainable energy system which meets the basic energy needs of everyone and respects the rights...

Protecting a lifeline with weapons

Published on 26-Jan-2015
exploitation National Reserve of Matses in Peru's Loreto region.

Indigenous people living on both sides of Brazil-Peru border in the remote Amazon say they are prepared to fight with spears..

How a DVD case killed a whale

Published on 19-Jan-2015
saddening Sperm whales mistake  debris for squid, their main prey.

Recently, biologists from the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Stranding Response Team...

Destructive plantations raid Indonesia

Published on 19-Jan-2015
a downward curve A palm oil factory in Indonesia.

Every hour, an area of rainforest the size of 300 football fields is cleared in Indonesia to make way for new palm oil production...

Trail of the tiger

Published on 19-Jan-2015
elusive cats A camera trap shot of a tiger; (below) setting up of camera traps. photos by ullas karanth/wcs

With ingenious, extensive conservation methods and dedicated efforts, the tiger population in Karnataka is steadily increasing...

Fate of ocean plastic remains a mystery

Published on 12-Jan-2015
. More than 5 trillion plastic pieces, with a combined mass of more than 2,50,000 tonnes, are floating in the ocean, researchers reported in PLoS ONE

Large plastic items are thought to degrade into microplastic in the ocean, but evidence of this is scarce...

Climate fiction fantasy on the silver screen

Published on 12-Jan-2015
doomed Wall-E portrayed humans abandoning Earth and living in spaceships.

End-of-the-world threats appear regularly in books and films. But how much of that creative visualisation is true? Is a last-minute heroic escape practical in today's...

A green makeover

Published on 12-Jan-2015
critical salvage  Knee roots of Mystirica swamp; a swamp after restoration.

Narasimha Hegde tells us about the efforts people are putting in to save these critical systems in the Central Western Ghats...

How butterflies came to look like dead leaves

Published on 05-Jan-2015
in disguise A dead leaf butterfly.

The secret of how butterflies came to look like leaves may have been revealed fittingly, by an insect that gave wings to Charles Darwin's theory...

Photo Gallery
A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A groom leads his horse in the equine pool after working out on the track, during early morning...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

A handler bathes a horse after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

Ladakhi women offering prayers during the inauguration of traditional Buddhist prayer...

A Police man takes pictures as the Raisina Hill which houses India's most important ministries...

A Police man takes pictures as the Raisina Hill which houses India's most important ministries...

A man walks on a snow covered path after in Srinagar on Thursday. Temperatures drop due...

A man walks on a snow covered path after in Srinagar on Thursday. Temperatures drop due...

A scene after light snow fall at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday...

A scene after light snow fall at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Thursday...

Migratory seagulls are seen above the river Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad...

Migratory seagulls are seen above the river Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad...

President Pranab Mukherjee leaving for Beating Retreat ceremony from forecourt...

President Pranab Mukherjee leaving for Beating Retreat ceremony from forecourt...

School children perform during presentation of National Bal Shree Honour 2011 & 2012...

School children perform during presentation of National Bal Shree Honour 2011 & 2012...

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during inauguration of International Bicycle & Fitness Expo...

Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor during inauguration of International Bicycle & Fitness Expo...

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