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Walking Fish on Bali Beach Surprises French Diver (Video)

A French cook who went for a dive at the beach of Bali found a fish walking around the seafloor on its legs, filmed it and put it on the Internet suspecting that it was a stingfish that is poisonous. Soon the video has gone viral as National geographic picked the story. Emeric Benhalassa told National Geographic  in an email:”The ...

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Crocs face Extinction Soon Due to Human Expansion: Australian Expert

Many of the world’s 27 species of crocodylians will soon be either totally or locally extinct due to human population expansion and intensive land-use for agriculture depleting the water bodies, which provide succour to crocs, said a University of Queensland researcher. Emeritus Professor Gordon Grigg of UQ says the fact that these reptiles had survived millions of years was no good ...

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347 Species of Flora, 242 Fauna Discovered in India in 2013-14: Javadekar

India is upbeat on its discovery of 347 species of new flora and 424 species of fauna besides two new exclusive reptile species in 2013-14 based on studies conducted by scientists and taxonomists in several institutions and universities. Informing the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the studies of scientists of Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and ...

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T. Rex were violent cannibals: Palaeontologists

A strong evidence that T. Rex and his kin were violent animals and practised cannibalism was found by palaeontologists based on the remains of the large carnivorous tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus with many injuries during its lifetime and perhaps partially eaten after it died. Palaeontologists now believe that members of Daspletosaurus’ own species inflicted all of the damage. “This animal clearly had a tough ...

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How Humans Evolved Stronger Than Other Species? It’s in Gut Bacteria, says study

How human species thrived and evolved stronger than other species to be what they are now? A new study has found that microbes residing within the guts of our ancestors helped the species evolve into more stable and resilient populations. The human race ancestors were robust enough to handle environmental changes and the natural disasters they encountered, noted the study. To ...

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60 Malaria-Transmitting Mosquito Species Identified

A genetic study has revealed that not every mosquito but only 60 species of mosquitoes have evolved to better spreading malaria parasite out of 450 different species. These are genetically better at transmitting malaria than even some of their close cousins, the study said. The study may advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes that transmit malaria, and ultimately, ...

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Fukushima nuclear accident: Effects now visible in butterflies, humans next?

The accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in japan following the March 12, 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused a massive release of radioactive materials to the environment that butterflies have shown symptoms of mutation and malformation, sending signals that the local human population may have to face the impact. A research team has shown that the accident caused physiological ...

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