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Researchers examining the Great Pyramid of Giza say they have found a 100-foot-long cavity inside.
This marks a major setback for those hoping climate change-causing pollution had peaked.
Marchers listen to speakers in Pershing Square during the March for Science in Los Angeles, California April 22, 2017.
A team of researchers studying Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza say they have detected a massive, previously unknown cavity inside the 4,500-year-old structure using non-invasive imaging. The 100-foot-lo...
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. The oil drilling rig that had burned for 36 hours in the Gulf of Mexico sank Thursday as hopes dimmed for 11 missing workers and the risk of a major oil spill loomed, officials said. Picture taken April 21, 2010. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
President Donald Trump's administration has dissolved a federal panel of scientists and other experts tasked with helping create and implement new policy based on the latest climate change research fi...
Globe deflates on the shelf.
Jeffrey Short has been asking the same question for nearly three decades: What happened to the herring? After the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill off Alaska's southern coast, the fish ― a vital link in th...
A mantis eats a black-chinned hummingbird in Colorado.
In its roughly 4.5 billion year history, the Earth has seen five major mass extinction events when at least 75 percent of the species that inhabited it disappeared. The last, between the Cretaceous an...
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim, right, meet before a Memorandum of Understanding is signed to protect the vaquita.
Nature is beautiful, but it can be kind of messed up. As an illustration, we'll refer you to a press release this week from Switzerland's University of Basel, titled "Praying Mantises Hunt Down Birds...
The Mexican government has announced new efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita from extinction, following a widespread advocacy campaign by groups including the World Wildlife Fund and the...
A new paper calls on the world to rapidly address climate change and other threats to coral reefs, like overfishing, while still remaining optimistic that time has not run out.
Positive vibes can make a difference.
Time is running out to save the world's imperiled coral reefs ― and humanity must enact sweeping changes if they're to live for much longer, an international team of scientists warns. In a paper publi...
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The IUCN Red List paints a grim picture of the biodiversity loss we are facing as a planet. In 2016, tens of thousands of mammals, birds, insects, plants and other organisms were found to be under thr...
A researcher has observed female dragonflies doing something that many human women have probably considered when confronted with unwanted male attention: faking death. The University of Zurich's Rassi...
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The submissions for National Geographic Traveller's UK Photography Competition are in, and are the pictures are nothing short of outstanding. A panel of esteemed judges narrowed down the choices to th...
A major conservation group is urging environmental leaders to list cheetahs as an endangered species, warning that populations of the big cats have crashed dramatically across the African continent in...
An unforgettable getaway in Kumaon.
I don't say this as an atheist or as a believer but as someone exploring the land of our vast country. Whenever I saw a temple, a dargah, a church, I noticed that while the property itself was always immaculate, the surrounding areas were bereft of nature. Instead they were surrounded by retail establishments set up to satiate the needs and demands of the faithful; often, I’d see garbage piled up, generally comprising abandoned puja trays and the detritus of worship (among other things).
"Now" is very difficult to define because by the time we get down to it, it is already in the past! Even Einstein, who was the high priest of time, found it hard to get a grip on the concept. He said we understand both future and past, but it is very difficult to grasp "now".
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And the cause features the cutest champions ever.
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While a CEO must focus on the hard stuff, there are a few "soft" things which they should never take off their radar. These are things that not only strengthen the organizational DNA but also help in employee engagement--this is particularly relevant at a time when millennial employees think nothing of leaving a job for one that takes better care of them.
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Despite the battering we’ve collectively given it over the decades, India has managed to preserve some of its exquisite landscapes. And there is no better day than 22 April — World Earth Day — to appr...
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's much-hyped World Culture Festival held on the bank of Yamuna river in Delhi has left a lot of mess behind, apart from causing ecological damages, claim reports. According to a r...
I would like to present the point of view that both technology and spirituality are important to achieving happiness. This idea is not new. Our ancient rishis understood the importance of technology in a yogi's life.
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On his 287th day as a part of the #YearInSpace mission, International Space Station commander Scott Kelly shared an awe-inspiring image of a frozen lake in the Himalayan mountain range. On Saturday, K...
August 6, 2010. It was around midnight when the clouds above Ladakh burst. Jolted from their sleep the men, women and children saw water gushing into their homes, taking with it all that came in its path. Three weeks later, I packed my bags with everything that I thought the people there would need and started on a journey that would change me. Today I want to share with you what a seemingly small 2 degree change in climate could do to thousands of lives.
In the mountains, it's eternally early morning. Fingers of mist, unbroken serenity and unearthly beauty reign through the day in the lofty strongholds, immune from the sun's tendency to unveil. So when I think back to my time in Kanatal, Uttarakhand, the memories are bound to two timeframes -- the wee hours of the morning and the late hours of the night. It was during the former that my encounters with the white-capped water redstart began.
This episode of The Intersection brings the story of Sejal Worah, World Wildlife Foundation India's programme director, a woman who single-handedly revived the ecosystem of Mussoorie's Flag Hill. There's a lot of determination and some of childhood nostalgia (she grew up in the vicinity of Flag Hill) in her story of how she saved an entire hill. But the key takeaway is how nature can often heal itself.
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The science of nutrition is, and always has been, a confounding mess. Are carbohydrates good or bad? Do you really need to banish fat from your diet? Can salt actually cause irreparable harm? The answer to these questions changes every few years. Add to this the plethora of diets that keep coming in and going out of fashion every few months, and you're left confused about what really is healthy. However, the one trend that has been consistent is the organic food movement.
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As you finally broach the topic of setting out solo, there's a sequence of reactions from the family. It starts with the calm before the storm, an air of hushed incomprehension. Then the eyebrows go up a fraction. And then all hell breaks loose. There are cackles of disbelief, wails of lament. How can our daughter even think this way? Could a demon have possessed her? Hope is reposed in divine forces. God will help us, he will cure her of these unholy thoughts.
There used to be a time when I preferred staying in luxurious hotels or resorts while on vacation. The hotels did great and still do fine, but I wanted some more flexibility. Those rigid check-in and check-out times didn't always gel well with my travel plans. Also having young kids meant that I wanted something more homely with access to essentials like milk, fruit and medicines too.
This young turtle being rescued somewhere in the Indian Ocean will wrench any animal lover's heart: While on a trip to the Maldives (last month) with a few friends, Harpreet Singh came across a turtle...