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3 days ago
When darkness took over AIFW ramp

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Painting a journey of dusk until dawn through a prism of colours, designer Namrata Joshipura presented her collection 'Night Goddess' at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week here. Her line hinges on 1970s' style statements with a mesh of spunk and old world charm. While exploring the darker realms of night, the range captures style of the 1970s with its cuts a...

3 days ago
Loss of Antarctic ice shelf accelerates

Washington, March 28 (IANS/EFE) The ice shelves around Antarctica have been thinning at accelerated rates for the past two decades, researchers say in an article appearing in Science magazine. The study, whose lead author is Fernando Paolo, a geophysics PhD candidate at the University of California San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, emphasises concern about rapid rise in se...

4 days ago
Time to get united: Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna on Indian fashion weeks

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Indian fashion industry is separated into two major events -- Mumbai's Lakme Fashion Week and Delhi's Amazon India Fashion Week. But ace designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna feel it's time to get united and represent the industry as one fashion body. The designers also feel that young and aspiring faces need to be a little more grounded and keep their hu...

6 days ago
India should prepare to face extreme weather, warn scientists

Bengaluru, March 24 (IANS) Around the same time as Cyclone Pam flattened the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early this month, untimely rains and hailstorms lashed Maharashtra in India destroying at least 5.5 million hectares of winter crops. That was a big jolt to the nation still recovering from the worst calamity of its kind in Uttarakhand in June 2013 when thousands perished in...

13 days ago
Plan to conserve Edmund Hillary's Antarctic hut

Wellington, March 17 (IANS) A plan to conserve New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist and one of the first persons to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary's hut in Antarctica was announced on Tuesday. Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. He was also the first person to reach both the N...

14 days ago
Prince Harry to join Australian Army before quitting military

Sydney, March 17 (IANS) Prince Harry will join the Australian Army next month before quitting the military, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) announced on Tuesday. During his time in Australia, Harry will spend time at the army barracks in Darwin, Perth and Sydney, ABC reported. ADF chief Mark Binskin said joining the Australian Army would provide the prince with an opportunity ...

14 days ago
NASA's Earth mission set to map frozen soil

Washington, March 16 (IANS) NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission launched on January 31 to measure moisture on the top few inches of soil globally will begin monitoring the frozen or thawed landscape by April-end. SMAP will monitor the landscape north of 45 degrees north latitude (about the latitude of Minneapolis) every two days. The primary mission of SMAP is to m...

19 days ago
Humans began dominating Earth in year 1610

London, March 12 (IANS) With an unusual drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the irreversible exchange of species between the New and Old Worlds, the human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around in 1610, a research shows. The Anthropocene probably began when species jumped continents, starting when the Old World met the New. We humans are now a geolo...

19 days ago
How Antarctic octopus survives in the cold

London, March 11 (IANS) An Antarctic octopus that lives in ice-cold water uses a unique strategy to transport oxygen in its blood, revealed a research. The study suggests that the octopus's specialised blood pigment could help to make it more resilient to climate change than Antarctic fish and other species of octopus. This is the first study providing clear evidence that the oct...

25 days ago
'Mars once had sea larger than the Earth's Arctic Ocean'

Washington, March 6 (IANS) Ancient Mars was likely to have possessed a primitive ocean that held more water than the Earth's Arctic Ocean, the US space agency NASA said. Perhaps about 4.3 billion years ago, Mars would have had enough water to cover the entire surface in a liquid layer about 450 feet (137 metres) deep, Xinhua reported on Thursday, citing a NASA statement. More lik...

28 days ago
How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age

London, March 2 (IANS) A change in breeding habits and distinct genetic make up may have helped certain populations of the iconic emperor penguins survive the harsh climate during the last Ice Age, a study contends. The Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of the only three populations that survived, noted the researchers who studied how climate change has affected empero...

1 month ago
Melting Greenland's past to provide clues about its future

London, Feb 23 (IANS) Providing a vital clue to the future of Greenland, scientists have measured how the island's ice sheet reacted to a warm period 8,000 to 5,000 years ago when the temperatures were two to four degrees Celsius warmer than present. While the world is gearing up for a rising global sea level, scientists have studied how fast the Greenland Ice Sheet reacted to past warmi...

1 month ago
Want to run world's southernmost post office? Join the line

London, Feb 21 (IANS) Imagine a life in extreme cold, with no modern comforts at your disposal, cut off from the outside world, with only acres of snow and colonies of smelly penguins for company. The prospect of such hardship is certain to give many cold feet, but not the 1,000 people who have applied to work at the world's southernmost post office in the Antarctic wilderness, the Daily...

1 month ago
Penguins have lost three basic tastes forever: Study

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Penguins lost three of the five basic tastes - sweet, bitter and the savoury meaty taste known as umami - more than 20 million years ago and have never regained them, reveals a University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics. Because penguins are fish eaters, the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing, said study leader Jianzhi George Zhang, profess...

1 month ago
Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

London, Feb 16 (IANS) In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space. The new approach offers remote monitoring of large swathes of inaccessible ocean from satellites that orbit the Earth some 700 km above our heads. Satellites are likely to become increasingl...

1 month ago
100 whales die stranded in New Zealand

Wellington, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Specialists and volunteers are trying to save some 60 pilot whales stranded near Golden Bay on the South Island of New Zealand, after approximately 100 more of them died, media reports said Saturday. The whales were part of a pod of 198 that ran aground Friday on a sandy area known as Farewell Spit, where some 200 volunteers managed to refloat most of them w...

1 month ago
Global sea ice diminishing: NASA

Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The gains from sea ice increase in Antarctica do not cancel out the loss from the accelerated decrease in Arctic sea ice of the last decades, a study by NASA has found. As a whole, the planet has been shedding sea ice at an average annual rate of 35,000 square kilometers since 1979, the findings showed. Even though Antarctic sea ice reached a new record ...

1 month ago
Scientists discover rapid change in New Zealand penguin species

Wellington, Feb 10 (IANS) An international study has documented one of the most rapid biological transitions ever with the extinction of a unique New Zealand penguin and its replacement by another breed. Study leaders from the University of Otago said Tuesday that the team used carbon dating and ancient DNA analysis of archaeological penguin remains to determine that the process happened...

1 month ago
India to mine Indian Ocean seabed for gold, silver

Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) The central government is all set to exploit 10,000 sq. kms of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, silver and platinum. According to a top scientist, the earth sciences ministry is finalising a contract with the International Seabed Authority(ISA) to formally enable India exploit 10,000 sq kms of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, s...

1 month ago
'Separate ministry needed for fisheries, ocean sector'

Kochi, Feb 8 (IANS) Scientists, oceanographers and marine experts Sunday urged the Indian government to form a separate ministry which brings all agencies and institutions working in the field of ocean and fisheries research under one roof for smooth implementation and management of all policies for the two sectors. The demand was made at the four-day at the World Ocean Science Congress ...

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