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Odisha: Fishing in Coastal Area Banned to Protect Olive Ridley turtles

To protect the Olive Ridley turtles, the Odisha forest department has taken an initiative by banning the fishing in the coastal areas of the state as the turtles arrive in the winter for nesting. According to an official, the department has enforced the ban for seven months. As per the reports, the ban has already been effected from November 1, 2015 to May...

How parrots imitate human speech mystery revealed

An international team of scientists led by Duke University researchers have cracked the mystery of how parrots are able to emulate human speech and other sounds. Scientists from Denmark and Netherlands, found a difference in the brain structure of parrots that are able to imitate speech was the reason behind their talent, which separates them from other birds. According to the findings...

Nature’s surprise at Juhu beach

On Wednesday, Mumbaikars got a pleasant surprise by Nature as Juhu beach delighted locals with an amazing display of sparkling blue lights that enlighted a part of the sea's water. The sea looked as if it was lit up with a neon blue light. This phenomenon is called bioluminescence. This occurs because phytoplanktons, living microscopic organisms, emit light as a...

Earth Day, perfect occasion to confirm our commitment to keep our Planet Green: NaMo

On the occasion of Earth Day, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change as caring for the environment is an integral part of the country's ethos. PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday said 'Earth Day' is the perfect occasion to reaffirm India's commitment to keep the planet clean and green, and focus...

Mysore: 103rd Indian Science Congress to begin next year

The vice-chancellor of the University of Mysore announced today that the 103rd edition of Indian Science Congress, the country's largest science event, will be held here from January 3-7, 2016. The five-day science event will include Pride of India expo, plenary sessions, Hall of Pride, ISCA awards, genesis symposium, vision talks, women and children science congress, Vigyan Jyot,  young scientist's award, science communicators' meet...

KA Govt to Provide Hebbal Land for Science Gallery

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday chose to hand over to one acre of land and 26 guntas of prime land in Hebbal to Science Gallery International, - a not-revenue driven association - which will utilize it to build up a science research foundation and a display. A piece of Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, Science Gallery International will...

NASA: Another achievement for Curiosity Rover, Finds Silica on Mars

NASA has achieved another landmark after the Curiosity Rover has located a high concentrations of silica which is a rock-forming chemical on Mars as it would help the scientists to get more information about the ancient wet environment on the red planet. Curiosity discovered much higher concentrations of silica at some sites it has studied in the past seven months than anywhere else it...

Mystery Solved: How parrots ‘talk’ like humans

A long lasting mystery how can parrots 'talk' like humans come to an end. Researchers led by Duke University researchers have found that parrot brains are different. This may explain the birds' unparalleled ability to imitate sounds and human speech. "This finding opens up a huge avenue of research in parrots, in trying to understand how parrots are processing the...

Croc Skeleton to be Preserved by Bhitarkanika National Park

The skeleton of an 18.5 feet lengthy male crocodile was recovered near a creek of the Bhitarkanika national park in Kendrapara district. The skeleton of the crocodile would arouse curiosity among the many guests as it was one of the most important crocs in Bhitarkanika. Officials reveal that Herpetologists would be pressed into service and skeletal mounting work would be carried...

Great! Household materials to generate electricity now

A very small device made from household materials such as paper, pencil and a Teflon tape can generate enough electricity to run a remote control. A team from EPFL in Switzerland, working with researchers from the University of Tokyo, used some of everyday materials to make a tiny device that can generate more than 3 volts of power or electricity. The...

New Study Revealed The Speed Of Ice Formation

For the first time, researchers have directly calculated the rate at which water crystallises into ice in a realistic computer model of water molecules.   In a breakthrough research, scientists have for the first time calculated the exact rate at which water crystallizes to form ice through use of a realistic computer model of water molecules. The simulations carried out on supercomputers...

Kerala Engineering Students to complete a Satellite Project “TASSAT” by 2018

Kerala Engineering Students to complete a Satellite Project "TASSAT" by 2018
The students of Trinity College of Engineering along with their faculty have taken an initiative as they have started making a student satellite project which they have titled TASSAT. The students have aimed to complete the project by 2018. The Strategic director of the Trinity Engineering College Arun Surendran said, "With so many of ISRO divisions and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) located here it...

‘Zoothera Salimali’ a new member in the avian family

An international group of ornithologists named a newly discovered species after Salim Ali, the birdman of India thus paying tribute to the man who shaped generations of ornithologists. Himalayan Forest Thrush (scientific name Zoothera salimali) which has been discovered from northeastern India and adjacent parts by a team of researchers from Sweden, India, China, the U.S., and Russia. Previously, a bat species...

Unidentified Object ‘WT1190F’ to hit Earth on Nov

Mumbai : Will the accident arrival of the enormous space object aptly nicknamed as "WTF 1190" be humankind's shocking fate? Not so much, specialists say. The space object, which was in fact termed WT1190F, has collected consideration from online networking clients for its unusually humorous name and secretive nature. Despite the fact that it is still unidentified, it is anticipated by...