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SNIPPETS - Effects of droughts written on cave walls of China

Published on 24-Aug-2015
odd The larger Pacific striped octopus engages in 'beak to beak' mating.

Writings on the walls of a cave in China record the effects of droughts during the last 500 years, researchers have found...

Crucial ocean-acidification models fall short

Published on 24-Aug-2015
damaging Ocean acidification could cost the global economy $1 trillion per year.

As the oceans' chemistry is altered by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the response of sea-dwellers such...

For our tuskers

Published on 24-Aug-2015
no place to go A herd of Asian Elephants.  photo by kiran yadav

Indian wildlife is closely entwined with the country's ethos, culture and traditions. Of all the animals...

Building a refuge

Published on 17-Aug-2015
VALUED Smooth-coated otter

safe & secure The Tungabhadra Otter Conservation Reserve has ambitious plans to preserve otters, turtles and crocodiles, the ambassadors...

When dams come down, salmon and sand can prosper

Published on 17-Aug-2015
GOOD SIGNS The mouth of the Elwha river, showing growth of the river bars during sediment releases some time after a dam was removed.

Encouraging results Studies show that the removal of dams help the renewal of migratory species. One such project in the US pointed at...

Frogs with a venomous head butt

Published on 17-Aug-2015
DANGEROUS One gram of toxic secretion from A. brunoi frog can kill 80 people

There are many poisonous frogs - eat the wrong frog legs at a Paris bistro, and you are in trouble. Now researchers have discovered two......

Tiger-trade crackdown boosts lion-bone sales

Published on 10-Aug-2015
in danger Bones of African lions are exported to fill the gap in demand for tiger parts in China and other Asian countries.

A crackdown on illegal tiger products in China has created a soaring trade in lion bones from South Africa to Asia...

Finding a middle ground between man and nature

Published on 10-Aug-2015
in tune with nature Hutments in Sadhana Forest near Auroville, Puducherry.

About 12 years ago, Sadhana Forest was just a dry patch of land. But now, it has turned into a lush green oasis with birds...

A social parasite's classy mimicry

Published on 10-Aug-2015
vampire beetles A species of beetle called Paussus favieri infiltrates an ant nest and feeds on their larvae.

A happy collaboration between ant nest beetles and ants seems to have befuddled many scientists....

Polar bears can't take the heat

Published on 03-Aug-2015
imperilled Polar bears were designated a threatened species in 2008.

Polar bears' metabolism does not slow very much during the summer months when sea ice melts and food becomes scarce...

Photo Gallery
Participants run during the Hyderabad Marathon 2015 which witnessed a massive turnout...

Participants run during the Hyderabad Marathon 2015 which witnessed a massive turnout...

People take part in rafting at Bogamati, a picnic spot, in Baska district of Assam...

People take part in rafting at Bogamati, a picnic spot, in Baska district of Assam...

A woman crosses a flooded area over a raft made of banana tree trunks at Dhakuakhana in...

A woman crosses a flooded area over a raft made of banana tree trunks at Dhakuakhana in...

Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon walks the ramp displaying an outfit by designer...

Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon walks the ramp displaying an outfit by designer...

Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival ...

Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival ...

Artist from Purilia performing Chhau Dance during Photo Fair in...

Artist from Purilia performing Chhau Dance during Photo Fair in...

An elderly man wades through a submerged bridge in flood water at Bengalipara...

An elderly man wades through a submerged bridge in flood water at Bengalipara...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

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