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Deforestation Driving Bats Into Extinction, Coffee Plantation Comes to Rescue

A new survey has put bats at the risk of extinction due to deforestation, especially in the Western Ghats of India but there is a glimmer of hope for the species in the upcoming coffee plantation. Besides deforestation, rampant consumption of natural resources too has pushed many species into extinction and tigers, some rare species of birds are the biggest ...

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Scientists Reveal What Makes Owl a ‘Silent Hunter’ in Night

Owls are known to have excellent night vision and they completely make use of it to seize their prey. Nevertheless, what was unknown was the mechanism behind them being such great hunters. Now a new study has brought forth the refined ‘stealth techniques,’ which owls are fortified with. They silently pounce on preys without the latter’s knowledge. It has long ...

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Scientists Use ISS Pictures to Map Light Pollution

Researchers belonging to the Cities at Night project have obtained nighttime images of cities from the International Space Station (ISS) in order to gauge the light pollution globally. The new study that was released on Tuesday at IAU XXIX General Assembly in Hawaii, established that the diffuse glow that is witnessed from space is nothing, but dispersed light from streetlights ...

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India Keen on Balanced Climate Change Pact: Prakash Javadekar

Prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change meeting, India has started to collaborate with several countries as it profoundly looks forward to guarantee a fair and equalized contract at the summit, scheduled to be held in December. Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar declared this at the Lok Sabha yesterday. He informed that the government was already in the course ...

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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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Hubble Locates a New Gem in Space

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which is running its 25th year in the space currently, spotted a little gem – a planetary nebula, there. The planetary nebula known as “NGC 6818” or “Little Gem Nebula” is an intergalactic cloud of dust, helium, hydrogen and many other ionized gases. It is situated in the constellation of Sagittarius also called “The Archer”, ...

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CNG Vehicles Pose Threat to Health: New CSIR Study

CNG or “Compressed natural gas” is essentially methane preserved at an elevated pressure, and is known to produce less unfavorable gases as compared to known fuel choices like petrol, diesel and LPG. Owing to it being lighter in comparison to air it spreads faster when discharged in the air. Nevertheless, a new study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial ...

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India Launches its Biggest Telescope MAST in Udaipur

In a groundbreaking achievement, India uncovered the biggest telescope of the nation namely “Multi Application Solar Telescope” (MAST) at the Udaipur Solar Observatory on Tuesday. Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) belongs to the group of six sites around the world known as the Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG). MAST was put into action in order for USO to carry out a ...

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Melting of Glaciers Have Reached Highest Limit

In an alarming discovery, it has been found that glaciers, which commenced to melt in the first ten years of the 21st century has touched the historical summit, ever since the direct observations began. A recent study by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, headed under the University of Zurich, Switzerland merged figures on alterations on glaciers from across the globe ...

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