- Science News'Large mammals like tigers, elephants ideal ambassadors for conservation'
A group of 43 scientists in a new study have highlighted that conservation of large mammals (megafauna) does not come at the cost of biodiversity conservation, but rather complements it, a statement said on Tuesday. A public declaration made last year by the same scientists had called for a global plan to prevent the world's large mammals from slipping into oblivion.Science NewsGlowing green frog - a new species discovered in Amazon basin
A new species, green frog that glows, has been discovered in the Amazon basin in Argentina. Researchers at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires accidentally found the special species while they were studying polka dots tree frogs, a species common in the rain forest.Science NewsOstriches exist in India for over 25000 years, reveals DNA study
Ostriches, the flightless birds, are in India for nothing less than 25,000 years, a new study has revealed. Though the bird is a native to Africa, researchers and geologists have been finding traces of their existence in India.Science NewsWhite dwarf X9: NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory discovers star orbiting a black hole
Black holes in space and their mysteries have been surprising researchers in regular interval of time. In a latest, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered a star that is believed to be orbiting a black hole in nearby milky way in space.Science NewsInternational Potato Center researchers find ways to harvest life on Mars
In another development to find life on planet Mars, the scientists have identified nearly 4000 varieties of potatoes that can be grown on the red planet.Science NewsChandrayan-1: Former ISRO chairman Madhavan Nair praises NASA for spotting satellite orbiting moon
Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the key figure behind the Chandrayaan I mission, Madhvan Nair has praised NASA scientists for spotting the satellite orbiting moon.Science NewsMissing from last eight years, Chandrayaan-1 found orbiting moon: NASA
Chandrayaan-1 is still circling some 200 kilometers above the lunar surface, the scientists determined. In addition to finding Chandrayaan-1, the scientists also located NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter around the Moon.Science NewsScientists discover worlds oldest, 152 million years old crocodile eggs in Portugal
Researchers have found the world's oldest crocodilian eggs that were laid 152 million years ago. The eggs, discovered in cliffs in Portugal, were laid by close relatives of "true" crocodiles, a group called crocodylomorphs, which according to palaeontologists, had been two metres long.Science NewsMars travel: Radiations lead to higher risk of leukaemia in astronauts
A new study over travelling to Mars has claimed that humans going to space have higher leukaemia risk as their bodies encounter with dangerous radiations during the deep space travel. The study has been conducted by scientists who are studying how a three-year space flight to Mars may affect astronauts.Science NewsJunkyard orbiting Earth: Rocket and satellite garbage orbiting Earth a major threat to space economy, ‘It’s kind of like the Wild West’
With increasing pollution on earth and human desire to make space travel a commercial affair, the junkyard is set for a major risk where debris travels at velocities approaching 8 kilometres per second-roughly 28,900 kmh.