Scientists Reveal Rare Footage of Wild Crows Shaping Hooked Tool

December 28, 2015 / No Comments

One of the biggest imprints in human evolution history that holds high significance is the period in which we managed to get to the bottom of tool creation and shaping. A very little flair from the human brain along with the rest is what has fetched the race to where we stand now. But scientists now prove that we needn’t ...

Migrant Birds in Peril Due to Lack of Habitat Conservation, Warns Study

December 24, 2015 / No Comments

Migrant birds are nothing less than a treasure. Their journeys  deserve high accolades. But more than that, what they require right now is a bit of attention from the human race. The flight of these birds is a treat to all the observers and even to the eyes of normal ones. But scientists warn that this aesthetic sight could slowly be receding ...

Homes Made of Plastic; Nigeria Dazzles in Recycling

November 30, 2015 / No Comments

We have seen ways in which plastic can be recycled. Re-polymerising them to make new bottles is one way, while garnishing them to be re-used as decorative props is another. But head for Nigeria and you could see a way of recycling that’s distinct from all these. With the help of Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) and London based Africa ...

Living Bridges of Army Ants are Dynamic, but Dependent on Cost-Benefits

November 27, 2015 / No Comments

We do know the prowess of army ants in building live bridges threaded by merging their bodies. But we thought they were static bridges, like the normal human constructions which hold the structure strong. But a recently published study proves that it needn’t be the case. Dr. Christopher Reid, lead co-author of the study, explains that these bridges can evolve to form ...

American Footwear Demos How Scrap Tires Can be Recycled

November 19, 2015 / No Comments

Not everyone likes the piling up of tires in landfills, providing a habitat for mosquitoes and rodents. Texas-based Austin Footwear Labs, a firm already making its name for its eco-friendly work, is proving that their efforts to move forward for the better of this world are constantly on. The latest from their factory is a series of sandals and flip-flops, the ...

First Video Footage of Omura Whale Captured

November 5, 2015 / No Comments

A team of scientists from New England Aquarium, led by Dr. Salvatore Cerchio, has published a new study, which brings the mysterious ocean whale called Omura for the first time under the limelight. Pursuing the species since 2011, the team reveals that the study was carried out off the coast near Madagascar. They have also released the captured images and videos ...

Deep Sea Bacteria Might Come Useful in Greenhouse Gas Neutralization

October 29, 2015 / No Comments

Mankind’s effort to curb green house emissions may never meet an end. But deep down in the sea, some tiny bacterial species seem to have taken up the task of green house neutralization. A group of researchers from University of Florida has now found out that Thiomicrospira crunogena, a bacterium found deep under the oceans can now prove useful in bringing ...

Scientists Reveal New Family Hierarchy for Birds

October 19, 2015 / No Comments

Getting deep into the family tree of the avian group is nothing less than a puzzle. But thanks to a group of scientists, we now have one of the most comprehensive bird trees formulated from DNA sequencing. Data from over 198 bird species were taken into account for the research, which focussed heavily on the species Neoaves. Over 90% of the ...

Coral Bleaching on the Rise Across the Globe

October 10, 2015 / No Comments

It’s no new fact that the twenty first century is pushing coral reef survival to deep peril. Global warming, ocean acidification, and climatic changes keep on jeopardizing the colourful reefs, spurring the notion among some analysts that they will perish in not more than 50 years from now. Adding concern to the coral reef preservation is now the coral bleaching, which ...

Chicago Blooms its First Ever Corpse Flower, Alice

October 8, 2015 / No Comments

The corpse flower story of Chicago was a bit of disappointment back in August. Spike, the much anticipated titan arum, never bloomed by itself, after which it had to be opened manually. But the garden authorities have taken down notes from it, following which they have now successfully bloomed Alice, Chicago’s first ever titan arum, aka corpse flower. The giant 1.4-meter ...