Researchers used deep learning for the first time ever to account for human evolution, paving the way for the application of this technology in other questions in biology, genomics and evolution. read more
Egyptian artist Hassan el-Shark paints a piece of art with his own handcrafted colours near the ‘City of the Dead’ in Minya Governorate, Upper Egypt. El-Shark’s paintings of village life, created from the mud, grass and leaves he finds around him, are treasured in Egypt for keeping a traditional skill alive.
A recent importer of US oil and gas, India plans to scale up its buys — which stood at $3.8 billion in 2018, including bitumen substitute and mineral wax, according to the Indian embassy website. read more
Additional principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Alok Kumar said, “It is great news that the count has increased in most of the area, showing that vulture habitat is safe in Madhya Pradesh that accounts for the highest number of vultures in... read more
Former CBI director Alok Verma, who was ousted from the agency by a high-powered selection committee on Thursday, has said that he was transferred on the basis of “false, unsubstantiated and frivolous allegations” made by only one person, who was inimical... read more
The sixth national report, submitted on Saturday, lists habitat fragmentation, overexploitation of resources; shrinking genetic diversity; invasive alien species; declining forest resource base; climate change and desertification; impact of development... read more
A mother and her infant disembark from a ferry after being evacuated from Sebesi Island, in Lampung province after the December 22 tsunami which hit the west coast of Indonesia’s Java island. The country’s search and rescue teams plucked stranded residents from remote islands, pushing into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of the volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 430, with 1,495 injured and 159 missing.
In 1991, when El Charco first opened, volunteers and staff had identified about 183 different species of plants and about 130 species of birds. Those numbers exploded to about 600 and 186 in 2007 and 2014, respectively. read more
At least 281 people were killed in tsunami waves of up to three metres (10 feet) that hit several towns along the rim of the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra islands, triggered by a landslide on the Anak Krakatau volcano. read more