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Cinnamon tales

Published on 29-Jun-2015
Adaptability Cinnamon species are dependent upon a natural forest habitat and therefore, cannot grow under the current notion of  monoculture plantations as  economic panacea. photos by author

GROWING SPICE The high commercial value of cinnamon has contributed to unsustainable harvesting methods tending towards...

Scientists make novel attempt to save giant turtle species

Published on 29-Jun-2015
FRACTION A handful of Yangtze giant softshell turtles may remain in the wild.

NEW MEASURES Scientists are attempting the first artificial insemination ever of a softshell turtle, saving the species from oblivion...

SNIPPETS

Published on 29-Jun-2015
Why So Symmetry may be important for the moon jellies to swim and feed.

As the climate warms, fish may flee the equator for cooler waters with more oxygen, according to a new study in the journal Science...

To save endemics

Published on 22-Jun-2015
Green wonders A black parrot. photos courtesy gallery.seychelles. Travel

WILDLIFE WORLD Aruna Chandaraju documents her visit to the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve in Seychelles, telling us what an educating and enchanting experience it...

Mystery disease kills saigas

Published on 22-Jun-2015
ANATOMY An international team of wildlife biologists is now examining  tissues taken from dead saigas.

Reasons behind There is a need to figure out what is killing saigas to ensure long-term survival of the species, experts tell Carl Zimmer...

Rediscovered frog species exhibits rare behaviour

Published on 22-Jun-2015
LOCATION Rhacophorus lateralis is usually sighted at the elevation above 900 -1000 m above sea level. PHOTO BY Sunil Sachi

A Bengaluru-based researcher, Dr K P Dinesh, working on amphibians at the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) of Indian Institute of Science (IISc)...

New species of early human discovered near fossil 'Lucy'

Published on 15-Jun-2015

Welcome, Lucy's neighbour. Fossilised jaws and teeth found in northern Ethiopia belong to an ancient human relative...

Chimpanzees slowly lose patrons

Published on 15-Jun-2015

After about 30 years of using a colony of chimpanzees in Liberia for biomedical research, which ended 10 years ago...

Wildlife conflicts

Published on 15-Jun-2015
Mostly, attacks by leopards are defensive in nature, or occur during sudden encounters.PTI File Photo

Animal-human encounters are often unnecessarily converted into conflicts. Sheren Shrestha talks to a wildlife expert...

SNIPPETS - Everest glaciers could nearly disappear?

Published on 08-Jun-2015
advantage LEDs use less power than fluorescents and last longer.

By the end of this century, the landscape around Mount Everest may drastically change. As the planet continues to warm, the Everest region of Nepal...

Photo Gallery
Kalari Academy of performing Arts students presenting Kalaripayattu...

Kalari Academy of performing Arts students presenting Kalaripayattu...

Actor Prakash Rai at a photography exibition on Tigers in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Actor Prakash Rai at a photography exibition on Tigers in Bengaluru on Saturday...

Sky Diving Demo in Chennai...

Sky Diving Demo in Chennai...

Cadets of officers Training Academy performing free fall para jumping from AN 32 Aircraft...

Cadets of officers Training Academy performing free fall para jumping from AN 32 Aircraft...

Villagers cross Rambi Ara River...

Villagers cross Rambi Ara River...

British Grand Prix 2015...

British Grand Prix 2015...

Derailed coaches of a goods train after collision with a truck in Purulia district in West Bengal...

Derailed coaches of a goods train after collision with a truck in Purulia district in West Bengal...

Stray cows jumped the barricade to eat the grass in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru...

Stray cows jumped the barricade to eat the grass in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru...

Labourers extract sand from the Jhelum River in Srinagar on Saturday....

Labourers extract sand from the Jhelum River in Srinagar on Saturday....

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with singer Mika Singh during the launch of an Eid song...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with singer Mika Singh during the launch of an Eid song...

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