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Plant Eating Theropod discovered in Chile

The word ‘theropod’ was believed to be associated for decades with meat eating dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and many others that have yet to star in the Jurassic Park franchise. However, paleontologists have now confirmed a slew of theropods that were more on the... read more

Scientists find two huge magma chambers under Yellowstone National Park

A huge reservoir of hot, partly-molten rock has been discovered by scientists under the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park. The reservoir is so big that it can fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.

According to imaging by researchers at the University of Utah, the newly-discovered... read more

Massive amount of Plastic dumped in the oceans could lead to uncontrollable pollution

A new science paper has estimated the amount of plastic dumped in the oceans in range of 5-13 million tons per year. The discarded plastic bags, beverage bottles, food wrappers and plastic toys make their way to the ocean, leading to massive pollution.

The University of Georgia's Jenna... read more

Novel Species Discovered that Predates Dinosaurs

Researchers have discovered a new species of reptile that was present before the existence of dinosaurs. The carnivorous reptile has been named Nundasuchus Songeaensis and scientific estimates suggest that it was nine-feet long.

They had sharp teeth and are considered to be the largest... read more

Unique rollercoaster pattern helps geese move across Mount Everest

A study team from Bangor University has unveiled the secrets of the flight of the bar-headed geese across Himalayas, which is the world's highest bird migration. The geese have been recorded at heights of over 7,000m (23,000 ft) and mountaineers say that they have spotted the birds fly over... read more

Christmas Bird Count helps Guide Conservation Action

This year marks the 115th Christmas Bird Count across the nation. Owing to a number of reasons and to check the population of different species in various regions, this event was started.

“We allow anyone to come, experienced people, people that have been birders for their entire lives,... read more

Black Seadevil found in Monterey Canyon by MBARI Research Team

Researchers from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), California have reported a deep-sea angler fish in Pacific Ocean. During a research expedition, the research team found the black seadevil nearly 1,900 feet below the sea level in the Monterey Canyon.

The anglerfish has... read more

Rare Kiwi Chick released to Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo

A little kiwi chick, called Kindara, has been released to Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo. It was hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. The kiwi has an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers.

The kiwi chick is supported by Tauhara College in Taupo. It was named after... read more

New-Snail-Species-Same-Sex-Rights

A newly discovered snail species has been named in honor of marriage equality. The snail’s name, Aegista Diversifamilia, represents the struggle for same sex rights across the world. The new land snail species has both male and female sex organs.

“When we were preparing the manuscript,... read more

Archerfish Shoot Water with Great Precision

Researchers have shared interesting findings about a fish that knows how to spit water and that too with complete accuracy. Archerfish is the one that shoots a stream of water. These jets of water are aimed at the prey.

Stefan Schuster of the University of Bayreuth in Germany was of the... read more

Nocturnality may have evolved Many Times in Synapsids: Study

A research paper titled, Nocturnality in Synapsids Predates the Origin of Mammals by 100 Million Years, unveiled that change to nocturnal behavior happened at almost the same time as mammals evolved, 200 years ago.

Mammals’ features including large brain and light-sensitive chemicals... read more

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