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Curious journey of the Indian subcontinent

Published on 22-Aug-2016
breaking apart A pictorial representation of the splitting of Gondwanaland.

Around 500 million years ago, during the late Ediacaran period, our planet only housed one supercontinent called, Gondwanaland...

In Costa Rica, photographing jaguars to help save them

Published on 22-Aug-2016
threatened Stress on big cats, especially the jaguar, is increased by human hunting of their natural prey such as wild pigs and rodents for food.

About 650 feet from the buildings of a remote eco-lodge in southern Costa Rica, an automatic camera last year shot...

A keeper of carbon

Published on 22-Aug-2016
volatile material A peat fire, which can smolder like a cigarette for months, can release a lot of carbon; (below) a close-up of peat.

Kristyn Housman grabbed the end of a sampling auger, a steel tube that two colleagues had just drilled...

Saving predators

Published on 15-Aug-2016
VITAL LINK As the top predators of the marine world, sharks keep a check on the population of other marine animals like fish, eel, turtles etc.

In dangerous waters Even though sharks are looked upon as fearsome beasts, they are also the saviours...

Looking, quickly, for fingerprints of climate change

Published on 15-Aug-2016
IMPACTFUL Studies have shown that the effects of climate change are occurring on a broad scale today. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Who to blame It is not possible to attribute individual weather events to climate change, but...

Fabulous sunsets after a thunderstorm?

Published on 15-Aug-2016
IN LOVE WITH SUNLIGHT Researchers have discovered that the sunflower's internal clock and the ability to detect light work together.

Some of the important factors in a photo-worthy red-orange sunset after a storm include timing...

Detecting atmospheric CO2 with a sensitive sensor

Published on 08-Aug-2016
how much? Many gas sensors can detect more  than 1000 ppm of CO2, but not lower volumes. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Take a deep breath. Chances are that air filling your lungs is impure and polluted with deadly gases like carbon dioxide....

Africa's elephant killings 'stabilise' but threat looms

Published on 08-Aug-2016
safe for now East Africa has also seen a decline in the illegal killings of  elephants for the fourth year in a row. representative image

Experts feel that the decline in the poaching trends of African elephants could be due to their severely depleted population...

It's time to act...

Published on 08-Aug-2016
devastation Recent floodings in major cities of the country force us to relook at how safe our cities are. photo credit: PTI

If scaled up, many small but effective initiatives across the country could help reduce the intensity of the impact....

Mining concerns

Published on 01-Aug-2016
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS An area devastated by illegal gold mining in the Madre deDios region, Peru

DIRTY GOLD In Peru, efforts are on to protect one of the most biologically diverse places on earth...

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Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Children dressed Radha Krishna on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations...

Renowned artist Partha Das hands over a potrait of Mother Teresa to Sister Lysa...

Renowned artist Partha Das hands over a potrait of Mother Teresa to Sister Lysa...

Sarbananda Sonowal feeding baby elephants rescued during the recent floods at Wildlife...

Sarbananda Sonowal feeding baby elephants rescued during the recent floods at Wildlife...

Members of AISA and JNUSU shout slogans during their protest in connection of JNU rape case...

Members of AISA and JNUSU shout slogans during their protest in connection of JNU rape case...

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth...

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth...

A devotee performs prayers at a Lord Shiva temple submerged in flood water of Ganga River...

A devotee performs prayers at a Lord Shiva temple submerged in flood water of Ganga River...

An aerial view of a flooded area in Allahabad on Thursday...

An aerial view of a flooded area in Allahabad on Thursday...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

A view of lighting at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple during Sri Krishna Janmashtami festiva...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Muslim women carrying their children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha for a program...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha at a press conference to promote her upcoming film in Jaipur...

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