Butterfly Count Dips

August 31, 2015 / No Comments

‘What’s a butterfly count without butterflies? Someone who is tromping across the wilds for the first time may never have this question in mind. They could meet up more than thousands in their hunt. But for John Weber and Marlene, this sounds the right concern as they meet a non-gold, non-silver year of butterfly count. For the couple, year 2015 was ...

You Can Now Name a Planet

August 20, 2015 / No Comments

We all might have wondered how the naming system of all the planets in this universe works out. But here’s your chance to name a few of them. The golden chance is now being offered by International Astronomical Union, who is now calling out to the public to decide the names of 20 planetary systems, and the exo-planets that constitute those ...

World’s Smallest Rodent Found in China

August 13, 2015 / No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that China remains the abode for a wide population of jumping mice. But what was unknown till now was the fact that the country is also a home for the world’s smallest jumping mouse, which was discovered recently in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Chen Wenjie, a local bird lover, would have seldom thought of having ...

Why Does Lake Tahoe Sport Blue Hues

July 30, 2015 / No Comments

If there’s one lake on this planet that defines the amalgam of clarity and blueness, then it surely got to be Lake Tahoe. The freshwater lake in Sierra Nevada has been drawing masses from around with its mesmerizing blue-hue and clarity. Conservationists around have been keenly engaging themselves into preserving the clarity of water, and they believe that’s to subsequently help ...

Human Abode in Moon Might Turn a Reality

July 23, 2015 / No Comments

July 20 is the date that marks a giant leap in the history of mankind. That is the day when man set foot on the moon. It’s 46 years since Apollo 11 transported Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin safely back home from the surface of the moon. It’s in this backdrop that a study, partly funded by NASA, has revealed ...

Primates Possessed Tiny, but Complex, Brains; Reveals Ancient Monkey Skull

July 18, 2015 / No Comments

The world’s oldest known monkey skull might just be writing off the prevailing concepts in brain evolution. The recent revelation is that old world monkeys might have had tiny, yet complex brains,  contradicting the belief that primates brain enlarged to get complex later. The revelation comes as part of findings of a research led by Fred Spoor of the Max Planck ...

Will Wooly Mammoths Saunter Back to Life?

July 11, 2015 / No Comments

Ever yearned for running into a real life Manny? The wooly mammoth from the house of Blue Sky Studios was buffed with some arrant charm, that at least once in our lifetime would we have wished to meet the fluffy burly species in real. Thanks to powers of genetic engineering that we are not perching far from that being bloomed ...

Polar Bears Threatened by Melting Sea Ice

July 3, 2015 / No Comments

Arctic animals have always been walking the tightrope in terms of population. The effect of global warming and climatic changes upon these animals is nothing new, and polar bears are a species that have been standing closer to the danger zone. Revelations of a new study are even more painful than we might have thought. Biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey ...

LA Teen Stumbles Upon New Firefly Species

June 30, 2015 / No Comments

Not every day do we come across a new species as we go about our normal holiday walk. But Joshua Olive was in for a surprise that he stumbled upon a new kind of living being. It just would have been a rather normal day for Olive, a recent graduate from University of California in History, who was on a hiking ...

America’s Oldest Bald Eagle Dead after Being Struck by Vehicle

June 23, 2015 / No Comments

America’s oldest bald eagle will no more wing its way above the state of New York. The 38 year old bald eagle, which accounted much to the population restoration in New York, was found dead on the roadside after being hit by a vehicle. Authorities found the eagle dead earlier this month in New York. Eagle No. 03142, as it was ...