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 ...

Thousands Flee as Mount Sinabung Sputters Ashes and Rocks

June 18, 2015 / No Comments

Thousands of Indonesians have been forced to leave areas around Mt Sinabung following the red alert sounded by the government. Mount Sinabung, which has been active since 2010, has now caused more than ten thousand residents to flee from the island, with more than 1200 locals leaving their homes on Monday. The Volcano, situated in the island of Sumatra, was raised ...

Chimps to be Listed Under Endangered Species

June 16, 2015 / No Comments

Did you think wildlife in captivity would help bring them back from the brim of being endangered? Just refer to the recent rule amendments related to captive chimpanzees put forward by US Fish and Wildlife department. The country enacted a new rule on June 16, which says captive chimpanzees will now on be considered as an endangered species. A grace period ...

Love to Death: Researchers Discover Two New Marsupial Species that Engage in Suicidal-Mating

June 9, 2015 / No Comments

Not often does the phrase ‘mating to death’ get literal. But it does unfortunately, for the small mammal species called antechinus, a group of marsupials found scattered across the south-east Pacific mainland. A recent study has now discovered two more of the species that commit suicidal mating, adding the total number of Dusky Antechinus species to five. According to the study, which ...

Ricoh’s Energy-Generating Rubber Comes Flexible, Yet with High Efficiency

May 27, 2015 / No Comments

The high-intensity search for power has recently led to a countless number of innovations. Many among them stumbled upon the factor of feasibility, while others proved themselves a failure in terms of large-scale efficiency. Standing quite different to this is the new Energy-Generating Rubber from Japanese company Ricoh. We are not looking into how Ricoh manages to put flexibility and efficiency ...

Christchurch on Way to be Eco City

May 23, 2015 / No Comments

If the Christchurch City Council follows the proposal put forward by the Greening the Red Zone organization, then the despair tracts scattered throughout Avon River in Christchurch will soon be returned to the lap of nature.  A proposal has been broached by the organization that bids for the conversion of the Avon river red zones into a native forest park. The ...

Study Reveals Human-like Fearfulness of Fruit Flies

May 20, 2015 / No Comments

Ever seen a nervy fly? Probably it’s hard to break down the fearfulness in such a tiny inspect, but not so for David J. Anderson.  The biologist from California Institute of Technology has discovered that fearful flies exhibit fear when threatened, just the way a human does. Often we interpret insects as having robotic reflexes. But David doesn’t share the same ...

Scientists Discover Warm-blooded Fish

May 16, 2015 / No Comments

Until now, we had believed that only mammals and birds possessed body warming techniques irrespective of the environment. While we considered all species of fish to be cold-blooded, a new discovery has written of this belief, explaining that there exists warm blooded fish. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have now discovered prime warm-blooded creatures among the aquatic species, ...