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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....

Thailand and the perils of lead

Published on 30-Mar-2015

For 16 years, the Thai government has ignored the plight of a community where toxic lead mine waste is causing severe chronic poisoning

To till or not...

Published on 30-Mar-2015
For some crops, no-tillage acreage has nearly doubled in the last 15 years.

Farmers like Gabe Brown are travelling across the USA, telling stories about no till-farming and educating growers about...

Now cleared for landing at airports: Bees

Published on 23-Mar-2015

A jet taxied down a nearby runway, the roar of its engines merging with the steady buzz of thousands of wings. His head covered with...

Photo Gallery
Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Guru Sai Dutt of PSPB and Neha Pandit of Airport Athority Of India won the men and women title...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai lama and Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their vote infront of a polling centre...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

A langur eats potatoes being sold by a roadside vendor in Ahmadabad...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

Leopard seen in new glass enclosure at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

KSRTC buses standstill due to the 'bundh' called by the Kannada Okkuta...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

Karanaji Lake in Mysuru...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

A little boy of a migratory family walks freely at BMTC bus stand...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

.A tourist drinks water on the roadside during a visit to Jantar Mantar...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

Various kinds of articles attracting the viewers exhibited during Rajasthani Mela...

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