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How ancient cattle herders avoided sleeping sickness

Published on 20-Apr-2015

How long ago cattle-raising people from Central Africa managed to reach Southern Africa has always been a mystery ....

Silent flows the river

Published on 20-Apr-2015
DAMAGINGBreakwaters and gyres built for a port disrupts sea currents and leads to erosion of beaches.

Older than the Ganga, and one of the last in the Indian Peninsula to flow free, the Aghanashini, is like a river from ...

Britain's choking problem seeks a breather

Published on 20-Apr-2015
ADDING TO THEWOES Britain exports more air pollution than it receives.

Warnings about dirty air come so often that only the most severe seem to catch anyone's attention...

Hominid species may have co-existed

Published on 13-Apr-2015

An ancient hominid known as Little Foot may have lived at roughly the same time as Lucy, another famous human forebear, a new study has...

Clipped wings

Published on 13-Apr-2015
FLYING TROUBLES European roller DH PHOTOS BY RAMUM

It was a strange sight indeed. On our side of the mudflats, carpenters and mechanics were hammering and banging away, repairing the boats ...

In Vietnam, rampant wildlife smuggling thrives

Published on 13-Apr-2015
CRUEL INTENTIONS Animals like civets are sought out for trophies and pets.

Luc Van Ho slips through a tangled thicket of jungle, graceful as a dancer. A blanket of dried bamboo and melaleuca leaves on the forest...

Amazon forest becoming less of a climate change safety net

Published on 06-Apr-2015
call for action Deeper cuts in emissions will be required to stabilise our climate.

The ability of the Amazon forest to soak up excess carbon dioxide is weakening over time, researchers reported recently. That finding suggests that limiting climate......

Dying voices in the garden

Published on 06-Apr-2015
sweet & sticky A farmer holding an Apis dorsata honeycomb.

"In the past 70 years of my personal experience, I have never seen such a sharp decline in bee colonies. Thanks to an acute shortage...

Imperilled pangolins

Published on 06-Apr-2015
hreatened Pangolin meat is  considered a delicacy in parts of  China, where it is believed to  nourish the kidneys.

With its scaly exterior, peculiar body shape and propensity for rolling into an armoured ball when threatened, the pangolin has invited comparison...

SNIPPETS

Published on 30-Mar-2015

A huge arthropod that lived 480 million years ago used spines on its head to filter seawater and to trap tiny particles of food....

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Minister U T Khader and MLA Vasanth Bangera stopping Minister B Ramanath Rai who got angry on ...

Minister U T Khader and MLA Vasanth Bangera stopping Minister B Ramanath Rai who got angry on ...

Yuvraj Singh of Delhi Daredevils plays a shot during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Rider...

Yuvraj Singh of Delhi Daredevils plays a shot during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Rider...

Police force at a large number being deployed for Left Front activists 'March to Lalbazar Kolkata...

Police force at a large number being deployed for Left Front activists 'March to Lalbazar Kolkata...

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate the wicket of J P Duminy (C) of Delhi Daredevils during ...

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate the wicket of J P Duminy (C) of Delhi Daredevils during ...

Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, tug of war and dances mark this festival which coincide

Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, tug of war and dances mark this festival which coincide

Villagers struggle to get drinking water from an almost dried well near Tansa dam, in Shahapur ...

Villagers struggle to get drinking water from an almost dried well near Tansa dam, in Shahapur ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Dr. Ambedkar International

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Dr. Ambedkar International

Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

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