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Sentinels in constant watch on mighty polar glaciers

Published on 02-May-2016
tracking the ice An ice island that is being calved off the Petermann Glacier.

The European Union's Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring 6 mighty polar glaciers in near real-time...

Managing the heat wave

Published on 02-May-2016
CONSEQUENCES Heat waves have a negative impact on ecology as well.  REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

While preventative measures have been taken to reduce the impact of heat waves in the country, much more needs to be done...

A secure future for the gorillas

Published on 02-May-2016
verge of extinction Grauer's gorilla that resembles the mountain gorilla (in pic) has seen 77% decline in its  population since 1994.

The population of Grauer's gorilla, the world's largest primate, has plummeted significantly in the last 20 years...

Do honeybees feel? Scientists are entertaining the idea

Published on 25-Apr-2016
Andrew B Barron, a cognitive scientist, and Colin Klein, a philosopher, at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, propose in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that insects have the capacity for consciousness.

Bees find nectar and tell their hivemates; flies evade the swatter; and cockroaches seem to do whateve...

When beetles attack forests

Published on 25-Apr-2016
distressed A trap used to determine the range of southern pine beetles in the forests of USA. photo by US Forest Service via The New York Times

Of late, southern pine beetles have been posing a threat to the pine forests in USA. If there is a severe outbreak...

Unique grassland ecosystem

Published on 25-Apr-2016
vital space The Banni Grasslands Reserve in  Gujarat supports both humans and livestock;  (below) a view of the Chari-Dhand Wetland  Conservation Reserve, located on the edge of  Banni Grasslands. Photos by Ashwini Kumar Bhat

While on the hunt for the fabled Chir Batti phenomenon in the Banni Grasslands Reserve in Gujarat...

Hard to spot, harder to preserve

Published on 19-Apr-2016
Save them: Only 2,000 yellow-eyed penguins are alive today.

Despite various measures deployed in the recent years to protect yellow-eyed penguins, the outlook remains bleak....

Chasing the blackbuck

Published on 19-Apr-2016
Herbivores: Blackbucks are specialised grass-eaters. Photo from Wikipedia

MAIN CAUSE Human-related factors seem to be the biggest impediments to the peaceful existence of certain species like the blackbuck, writes Ananya Jana

Global warming means unfair share for the poor...

Published on 19-Apr-2016
Bottom rung: Climate scientists have frequently warned that climate change could hit the poorest the hardest.

Climate change could seriously redistribute resources and reallocate wealth - but not in a fair way...

Just pretty birds?

Published on 11-Apr-2016
kinship A recent DNA analysis showed that parrots were closely related to falcons, a finding that dovetails with field studies of parrots' often merciless dietary habits.

Juan F Masello, a principal investigator in animal ecology and systematics at Justus Liebig University in Germany...

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Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...