Press Esc to close
Monday 20 February 2017
News updated at 1:57 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 15.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky
Environment

A pioneer of natural science re-emerges

Published on 14-Feb-2017
ahead of time Through careful observation, Maria produced detailed paintings of  various insects, amphibians and reptiles in the 17th century.

Maria Sibylla Merian, like many European women of the 17th century, stayed busy managing a household and rearing children...

Decoding the lives of mystery insects

Published on 14-Feb-2017
diversity The new catalogue describes over 280 different cicadas that are found in the Indian  subcontinent. PHOTOS BY Krushnamegh Kunte

Few insects in India are as enigmatic as the cicadas. We all have most probably heard them - they are the ones that make that...

Saving biodiversity in our backyards

Published on 06-Feb-2017
beyond protected areas Conservation requires an understanding of the underlying biodiversity in a region and its role in the ecosystem; (below) researchers observing frogs in a farm. Photos by H S SUDHIRA & VIDISHA M K

Where are house sparrows these days? They have just become extinct!" is a common rhetoric we hear in the cities...

When a family dinner means something else

Published on 06-Feb-2017
becoming food A black lace-weaver spider sacrifices herself to feed her young.

Humans are sometimes said to occupy a "pecking order," but of course the term actually refers to chickens and other ...

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Published on 06-Feb-2017
harmful For humans, the most common form of exposure to mercury is by  eating fish containing methylmercury.

Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers...

Primates face the threat of extinction

Published on 30-Jan-2017
Golden lion tamarin, a species that has been saved fromextinction; black-andwhite ruffed lemur; a juvenile mountain gorilla. PHOTOS BY CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL VIA NYT

Researchers have found that three-quarters of primate species are in decline, and about 60% are now threatened with extinction.

Where sloth bears can live without fear

Published on 30-Jan-2017
Studies reveal that the instances of human-slothbear conflict increase when crops are ready for harvest.

With their habitats changing, sloth bears are more prone to conflicts with humans. Efforts should be taken...

A local initiative to conserve natural resources

Published on 30-Jan-2017
Afforestationwork has helped revive the forests at Punshilok, Manipur

We follow a serpentine mud and rock-strewn path, tunnelled by lush trees that create a brilliant monochrome in green.

Birds are dinosaurs, but dinosaurs weren't birds

Published on 23-Jan-2017
DISADVANTAGE Researchers found that the embryos of Protoceratops had an incubation time of at least 83 days.

For decades now, the drumbeat of dinosaur news has been their similarity to birds. They were...

Fresh doubts over global warming 'pause'

Published on 23-Jan-2017
MISCONSTRUED Researchers have suggested that the temperatures of the oceans were being consistently underestimated by global climate models.

Ever-increasing A recent analysis of climate data supports the study that suggested there has been no...

Photo Gallery
Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

Theater Person Lakshmi Chandrashekar in an interview to Prajavani Metro for ' Naa Kanda...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A n aircraft take off in a backdrop of sun set on the last day of the 11th biennial edition...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

A Truck caught fire , at Road in Tinsukia, Assam on Saturday...

Virat Kohli speaks at 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet ...

Virat Kohli speaks at 49th All India Central Revenue Sports Meet ...

Indian Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' on the last day of the 11th Biennial edition..

Indian Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' on the last day of the 11th Biennial edition..

Skycat Wingwalkers, the Scandinavian aerobatic team, makes a heart on the last day of AERO INDIA...

Skycat Wingwalkers, the Scandinavian aerobatic team, makes a heart on the last day of AERO INDIA...

A three-months-old hippopotamus is seen with its mother Pippa at the Le Cornelle Animal Park...

A three-months-old hippopotamus is seen with its mother Pippa at the Le Cornelle Animal Park...

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh with his wife Rukmini during their wedding reception in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh with his wife Rukmini during their wedding reception in Mumbai...

A ball of fire from explosives goes up during the ongoing U.S.-Thai joint military exercise...

A ball of fire from explosives goes up during the ongoing U.S.-Thai joint military exercise...

Sibrerian birds frolic over Narmda River waters in Jabalpur...

Sibrerian birds frolic over Narmda River waters in Jabalpur...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523