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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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JNU to set up Centre for Disaster Research

The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing a Centre for Excellence in Disaster Research and Resilience Building at the JNU. Prof. Santosh Kumar, Executive Director, NIDM and Prof. S.K. Sopory, Vice Chancellor of the University signed the MoU in the presence of Minister of State for Home ...

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Half of Smokers Live with COPD Not Knowing About it: Study

More than half of the long-time smokers and former smokers who could pass the lung function test easily with breathing out forcibly may be suffering from COPD that was not detectable easily or in its early stages, warn researchers. The early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis cannot be detected with mere symptoms ...

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