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Brown bears descendants of ancient polar bears, not modern
Brown bears on an Alaskan archipelago are the descendants of an ancient polar bear population rather than being the ancestors of modern polar bears, a new study has found.
Now, Pee Pants that allow you to avoid loo breaks for days on end
Pee Pants - designed to allow people in high-pressure jobs to relieve themselves when they can’t take a bathroom break - is being tested out by female mushers during the ongoing Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska.
Amplified greenhouse effect turning Earth's northern latitudes greener
A NASA-funded study has found that temperature and vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes now increasingly resembles those lusher latitudes to the south.
Viviparous lizards facing mass extinction due to global warming
Globally it has been observed that lizards with viviparous reproduction (retention of embryos within the mother's body) are being threatened by changing weather patterns.
Glaciers will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible, warn scientists
Research by European-funded scientists has shown that 20 percent of the Canadian Arctic glaciers may have disappeared by the end of this century, which would amount to an additional sea level rise of 3.5cm.
Tropical forests more resilient to global warming than thought
Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, a study has suggested.
Male marsupials are right-handed while females prefer left
And a study has found that handedness in marsupials is dependent on gender i.e. males are right-handed and females preferred using their left hands.
Ganga, Yamuna losing dolphins critically
The major habitats of aquatic life in the Ganga, Yamuna and Ghagra rivers in Uttar Pradesh are critically degrading, a survey by the state Forest Department and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) India has revealed.
'Batman' nabs suspect for British police
A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.
Nearly 3,000 wild great apes stolen each year: UN
Almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild each year because of rampant illegal trade, according to a new UN report released Monday that voiced fears for their survival.
Astronomers spy possible baby planet in stellar womb
Scientists have found what they believe to be a planet-in-the-making that is still gathering material left over from the formation of its parent star.
King Richard's heart preserved in frankincense, mercury
Scientists have found that the heartof King Richard I, who ruled England in the 12th-Century, was preserved using mercury, mint and frankincense, among other sweet-smelling plants.
Sea predator that lived 270 million years ago had fanged, spiral jaw
New scans of a mysterious fossil has suggested that an ancient sea predator had a spiraling whorl of teeth that acted as a lethal slicing tool.
Plight of the American bumblebee: Disappearing?
It is not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest. Two new studies in Thursday's journal Science conclude that wild bees, like the American bumblebee...
How dinosaurs got world's longest necks
Hollow neck bones made it possible for the largest of all dinosaurs to evolve necks longer than any other creature that has ever lived, researchers have suggested. They said sauropods, the plant-eating dinosaurs...
What makes IFFI director miss Cannes?
Robert Pattinson moves out of Kristen Stewart's LA house
FIR against Facebook for not removing page 'glorifying' cow slaughter
Mahatma Gandhi's blood sample up for auction in London
Free porn, illicit liquor behind rise in rapes: Delhi Police survey
Spot-fixing: Cops crashed Sreesanth’s party
‘Was asleep when Aarushi was killed’
Meerut girl thrashes boyfriend for not marrying her
Players splurged advance paid to them by bookies
Jiju was like Sreesanth's 'satellite': Kerala cricket official
When Led Zep Reunited
100 years of Indian cinema
iGate's Phaneesh Murthy fired after sexual harassment probe
Spot-fixing: Sreesanth, others in court; cops to seek further custody
India, China can work to set trade right: Li Keqiang
After Amit Shah's elevation, Modi to meet BJP board today
At least 91 dead as massive tornado strikes US city
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