Dirty old birds shed light on key global warming particle

Dirty old birds shed light on key global warming particle

This image provided by Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay show Field Sparrows, from 1906, top, and from 1996, bottom, that are in the The Field Museum collection. Scientists say more than 1,000 dirty stuffed old birds from Midwestern museums are helping them better understand a key global warming particle. Researchers found birds from about 100 […]

Scientists reveal origins of durian fruit’s pungent aroma

Scientists reveal origins of durian fruit’s pungent aroma

FILE PHOTO: A boy carries a durian fruit at a durian market in Bangkok, Thailand on July 17, 2007. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang/File Photo   Singapore, October 10 (IANS) A team of Singapore scientists has discovered the truth behind the durian tropical fruit’s pungent aroma deemed as one of nature’s smelliest secrets, the media reported on Tuesday. […]

Web applications, tools to end wildlife trafficking awarded

New Delhi, October 9 (IANS) Web applications and tools to detect and alert authorities of human intervention in reserve forests and monitoring of illegal wildlife trade through social media were among the ideas awarded here at “Zoohackathon”, an initiative supported by the Union Environment Ministry.   As wildlife criminals use sophisticated means to ensure a […]

Mars study offers clues to origins of life on Earth

Mars study offers clues to origins of life on Earth

New York, October 7 (IANS) Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars that identifies an area on the red planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.   Observations made by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) reported massive deposits in a basin — Eridania — on […]

How Google Pixel 2 can threaten Apple, Samsung in premium segment (Tech Trend)

How Google Pixel 2 can threaten Apple, Samsung in premium segment (Tech Trend)

Sabrina Ellis, Director of Product Management at Google, speaks about the new Pixel phone during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach – RTSQQRL   New Delhi, October 5 (IANS) Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai is a big fan of artificial intelligence (AI). No doubt these […]

3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine

3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine

Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine are displayed, from left, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, during a press conference in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 2, 2017. The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to the three Americans for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT via AP)   […]