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Study reveals how ‘upside down’ trees thrived across oceans, defying extinction

Upside down tree: The research suggests that the ancestor of eight baobab species originated in Africa's Madagascar about 41.1 million years ago.

The various names, including ‘mother of the forest’ in the Malagasy language, the ‘upside-down tree,’ and the ‘tree of life,’ because of their unique features, which you will explore as you read this.(Getty Images via BBC)
Updated on May 18, 2024 10:36 PM IST
By | Written by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Water thrice the volume of all oceans found in earth's mantle, says study

The enormous ocean is ensconced within the Earth’s mantle, over 700 kilometres below the surface.

Massive ocean of water estimated to be holding triple the volume of all water on earth's surface oceans has been discovered by scientists from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 04:19 PM IST

Jupiter’s moon Europa has weak, oxygen-rich atmosphere

Europa boasts three basic ingredients for life – water, the right chemical elements and a source of heat.

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the possibility of finding microbial life on Europa. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 03:59 PM IST

New Jersey casino, sports bet revenues hit high of $5.8B, but most casinos trail pre-COVID levels

New Jersey casino, sports bet revenues hit high of $5.8B, but most casinos trail pre-COVID levels

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Updated on Jan 17, 2024 09:18 AM IST
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‘Next is Samudrayaan’: Union minister shares pics of submersible Matsya 6000

Earth Sciences Minister Rijiju visited NIOT on Monday, where he reviewed the submersible and provided updates on India's first manned deep ocean mission.

Matsya 6000 is India's first manned deep ocean mission.(X/@KirenRijiju)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 11:02 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Study finds how oceans release microplastics into atmosphere

The scientists analysed the air samples using pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Microplastics and mesoplastic debris are pictured at the Almaciga Beach, on the north coast of the Canary Island of Tenerife, on July 14, 2018, during a cleaning operation organized by the NGO 'Canarias Libre de Plasticos' (Canary Islands free of plastics).(AFP)
Published on Aug 20, 2023 03:30 PM IST

India-Norway ties are looking at the future

Norway and India's bilateral relationship has grown during, despite and after the pandemic through cooperation in areas such as energy and the environment

Bilateral relationships in all areas have grown during, despite and after the pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 12, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Stalin to announce dates for construction of Pen memorial, say officials

This proposed Pen Monument involves both onshore and offshore construction where the pen is to be at sea in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Marina Beach

The plan for the project has been split into two phases (PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Chennai

Aashim Gulati: My earlier work has been my learning ground

Actor Aashim Gulati is grateful for the opportunities he has received in his career and believes that his earlier work has been a learning experience. He is excited about his upcoming projects, including a series directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra and a film with Homi Adajania. Gulati also considers himself lucky to have worked with Naseeruddin Shah.

Aashim Gulati
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 11:24 AM IST

Shark week gets 'high' ratings with 'Cocaine Sharks' unveiling Florida's ocean

A new TV series called "Cocaine Sharks" suggests that sharks off the coast of Florida may be consuming cocaine dumped in the ocean by drug smugglers.

Cocaine Shark(Alamy Stock Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 02:34 PM IST

These 3 submersibles could have met same fate as Titan. Here's what saved them

The Titanic wreckage, discovered 75 years after it sank, has been witnessed by less than 250 people due to the dangers involved in the 3,700 metres-deep dive.

This photo provided by OceanGate Expeditions shows a submersible vessel named Titan used to visit the wreckage site of the Titanic. (AP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 10:02 PM IST

Our Planet II’ Director experiences near death experiences - Shark Attack

Nowlan alongside his crew who showed up for the filming in one of Hawaii's most remote islands. The shoot lead to the tiger sharks being predators of them.

The Tiger Shark(Men's Journal)
Published on Jun 25, 2023 11:57 AM IST
ByVedanth Shinde

Earth's tallest peaks to suborbital space, extreme tourism exploits that tempt

While rescue crews search for Titan submersible vehicle, here are some other exploits of extreme frontier tourism that are tempting ultra-wealthy tourists

The Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate Expeditions to explore the wreckage of the sunken SS Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland, dives in an undated photograph. Titan: Earth's tallest peaks to suborbital space, extreme tourism exploits that tempt ultra-wealthy (OceanGate Expeditions/Handout via REUTERS, File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2023 03:31 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

World Oceans Day 2023: Date, history, significance and all you want to know

World Oceans Day 2023: From date to history to theme, here is all that you need to know about World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day 2023: Date, history, significance and all you want to know(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 02:34 PM IST
By, Delhi

Whale comes dangerously close to a man. Watch chilling video

A video of a whale coming dangerously close to a man in an ocean has gone viral online. Watch the video below.

Whale comes close to a man,(Reddit/@ SinjiOnO)
Published on May 30, 2023 09:18 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

This US scientist decided to live underwater for record-breaking 100 days. Why?

The existing world record for the longest period spent living underwater is 73 days, which was achieved in 2014 by two professors from Tennessee.

Dituri's decision to live under extreme water pressure is part of his research. (University of South Florida)
Published on Apr 09, 2023 05:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

BSF jawan patrols the border in heavy snow and winds. Watch

A video shared by BSF Kashmir shows a jawan walking in extreme snow to protect Indian borders.

BSF jawan walks in extreme snow.(Twitter/@BSF_Kashmir)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 11:54 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Perfect biome to build ultimate Viking base in Valheim. All questions answered

A well-placed and well-constructed base can mean the difference between life and death

Valheim, the Viking-inspired survival game
Published on Mar 13, 2023 09:08 PM IST
ByPaurush Omar

Why the world needs a deal to protect its oceans?

UN ocean treaty: The world's oceans play a major role in the global climate - providing oxygen that sustains human and animal life, driving weather systems and storing about a quarter of the planet-heating carbon dioxide.

The high seas - areas lying beyond countries' exclusive economic zones - make up nearly two-thirds of the world's oceans.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 20, 2023 09:33 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Old video of Dolphin jumping over a rainbow goes viral. Watch mesmerising clip

This mesmersing clip of a dolphin jumping over a rainbow is a sight you do not want to meet. Watch the video inside.

Dolphin jumping over a rainbow goes viral.(Twitter/@gunsnrosesgirl)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 08:32 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Mysterious-looking creature from deep inside the ocean goes viral. Watch

A video clip shows a mysterious-looking creature from deep ocean. This video has caught the attention of many.

Mysterious-looking creature from deep inside the ocean.(Twitter/@Rainmaker1973 )
Published on Jan 01, 2023 12:01 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Small fraction of microbes consume most of oxygen in ocean: Study

Researchers from Bigelow Laboratory, University of Vienna, Spanish Institute of Oceanography, and Purdue University co-authored the study that examined marine microbes called prokaryoplankton, a vast group of bacteria and archaea that constitute more than 90 percent of the cells in the ocean.

The team thinks that the most prolific prokaryoplankton may draw energy from sunlight, which would help explain their abundance in open ocean ecosystems.(Unsplash/Representational image)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 03:05 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Fascinating video of eel moving in a group will leave you stunned. Watch

A mesmerising video shows a group of eels swimming together on the ocean floor.

Fascinating group of eels swimming together.(Twitter/@fasc1nate)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 04:04 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Blue whales swallow upto 44 kg of plastic daily: Study

The study illustrated how baleen whales may be at an elevated risk for microplastics ingestion as a result of their mode of feeding, the quantity of their food intake, and their habitat overlapping with polluted areas.

A blue whale is seen in the coast of Chiloe, (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 06:02 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

In dire warning, UN chief says oceans in state of ‘emergency’

"Today we face what I would call an ocean emergency," UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told thousands of policymakers, experts and advocates at the opening plenary, describing how seas have been hammered by climate change and pollution.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon.(AP)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:02 AM IST

World Ocean Day 2022: Twitter filled with photos, videos and wishes on this day

World Ocean Day 2022: Celebrated annually on June 8, this day has been marked on Twitter through photos and videos.

World Ocean Day 2022: Twitter is filled with photo and video wishes. (facebook)
Published on Jun 08, 2022 02:59 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

Rapa Nui or Easter Island at risk from ocean rising, extreme weather, Covid-19

The famous rock statues and the Rapa Nui community living on the remote Polynesian island, Easter Island, face an uncertain future due to climate change. It was supposed to emerge from Covid-19 pandemic-related closure in February but the target has been pushed back indefinitely.

Rapa Nui or Easter Island at risk from ocean rising, extreme weather, Covid-19 (Twitter/asim20043)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 06:14 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Killer whale cub gets rescued in Russia. Video sure to melt hearts

This video shows a successful rescue mission of a killer whale cub who later reunites with his family.

This killer whale cub gets rescued in Russia by a group of committed rescuers. (Jukin Media)
Published on Nov 25, 2021 05:38 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

World Oceans Day 2020: Incredible videos from the mesmerising land under water

On the World Oceans Day 2020, we bring you a mixed bag of incredible videos from the stunning habitat under the ocean.

World Oceans Day 2020 is set to observe the theme “Innovation for a sustainable ocean.”(Instagram/@oceanconservancy)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

UFO-like creature found in Australian waters could be world’s longest animal

Experts have found the longest-ever siphonophore in Western Australia’s underwater canyons, which could also be the longest living creature in the world.

As many as 30 new marine species have also been discovered by experts in the deep sea off the Australian coast.(Schmidt Ocean Institute)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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