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Global warming boosts deadly humidity levels

Published on 14-Aug-2017
The research says the fraction of the population exposed to dangerous, humid heat waves may reach 30%. South Asia is home to one-fifth of the world's inhabitants.

Millions of people living in South Asia face a deadly threat from heat and humidity driven...

Nocturnal pollinators go dark under street lamps

Published on 14-Aug-2017
The Butterfly House is the most popular attraction at Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pa., in June 2016. (CREDIT: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

When the sun goes down, moths, beetles and other nocturnal insects that spread pollen...

Living on the edge

Published on 14-Aug-2017
SAFER APPROACH Communities need to be encouraged to use non-lethal mitigation strategies to protect crops from animals that cause more damage. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

India, with its 1.3 billion people, has one of the highest human population densities ..

Here come the tigers

Published on 07-Aug-2017
Formidable Sundarbans tigers are a little smaller and slimmer than those elsewhere in India, but are extremely powerful. PHOTO CREDIT: Dibyendu Ash

While less human lives are lost from tiger attacks now, the big cat...

Protecting animals of a lesser god

Published on 07-Aug-2017
Tanzania - Serengeti National Perk - Gol Kopjes Area. A Young Caracal standing on a granite rock. Beyond the Cat a field of grass burned by the heat makes the landscape similar to the Martian caracal

A nocturnal tree-dweller, the tokay gecko is one of the largest lizards...

Snippets

Published on 07-Aug-2017
A blue transgenic Taihei chrysanthemum, created by Japanese scientists by modifying two genes.

A blue human is a cold, dead or sad human. We don't want to be blue...

Drumming cockatoos and the rhythms of love

Published on 31-Jul-2017
Palm cockatoos from northern Australia modify sticks and pods and use them to drum regular rhythms

Whales and songbirds produce sounds resembling human music, and chimpanzees...

A cheap fix for climate change

Published on 31-Jul-2017
Forests on private lands serve as crucial corridors for chimpanzees to migrate between reserves say researchers.

The tropical forests in western Uganda, home to a dwindling population of endangered...

In deep waters

Published on 31-Jul-2017
No river but carpet of weeds

River Tungabhadra is a confluence of two tributaries, Tunga and Bhadra. From Koodli in...

A living laboratory of evolution

Published on 24-Jul-2017
Iguana feeding on opuntia: These ferocious looking reptiles are vegetarian and feed primarily on the Opuntia cactus.

The Galapagos is an archipelago of three main islands, six smaller ones and several hundred rocky islets...

Photo Gallery
A  file photo of  Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka...

A file photo of Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka...

Trainee recruits of Army undergo physical training at the Parachute Regiment Training...

Trainee recruits of Army undergo physical training at the Parachute Regiment Training...

A Chimpanzee looks on, at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata...

A Chimpanzee looks on, at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata...

A beautiful view of peacock on blooming tree branch at Bengre in Mangaluru...

A beautiful view of peacock on blooming tree branch at Bengre in Mangaluru...

People with their household belongings move to a relief camp from a flood-hit region...

People with their household belongings move to a relief camp from a flood-hit region...

Village women carry a Tri-colour as they row a boat across River Churni during Independence...

Village women carry a Tri-colour as they row a boat across River Churni during Independence...

An aerial view of a flood-hit area at Bal Bal in Betiah in West Chaparan, Bihar...

An aerial view of a flood-hit area at Bal Bal in Betiah in West Chaparan, Bihar...

A boy rows a makeshift raft as he transports a woman and a cooking gas cylinder through...

A boy rows a makeshift raft as he transports a woman and a cooking gas cylinder through...

A fruit vendor, holding an umbrella, waits for customers at a street in Kolkata on Thursday.

A fruit vendor, holding an umbrella, waits for customers at a street in Kolkata on Thursday.

Ranbir Kapoor, actor and co-owner Mumbai City FC meeting fans during the Indian Super League...

Ranbir Kapoor, actor and co-owner Mumbai City FC meeting fans during the Indian Super League...

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