Air on young Earth weighed less than half: Researchers

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:28

Washington, May 10 (IANS) Turning the traditional knowledge on its head that young Earth had a thicker atmosphere, scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have found that air at that time exerted at most half the pressure of today's atmosphere.


Warm Tuesday morning in Delhi

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:54

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) It was a warm Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.0 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, said a weather official.


Quake rocks Andamans

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 23:14

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) An earthquake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, rocked Andaman Islands on Monday, an official statement said. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage.


1.3-lakh Avian flu-hit hens to be culled in Karnataka

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 22:32

Bidar (Karnataka), May 9 (IANS) Karnataka's animal husbandry department would cull 1.3 lakh hens Avian flu-hit on Tuesday at a private poultry farm here to contain the deadly H5N1 virus from spreading to other bird farms in the state, an official said.


Some relief for Delhi on Monday, mercury likely to go up on Tuesday

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 20:51

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The city experienced slight relief from scorching heat of the past few days on Monday with the maximum temperature settling at 38.4 degrees Celsius, average for the season. The Met office has however forecast for a hotter Tuesday.


36 animal, plant species endangered in Gujarat

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 19:50

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) As many as 36 animal and plant species in Gujarat have been categorized as endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.


Serious video games may up intake of fruits in kids

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:50

New York, May 9 (IANS) Does your child run at the sight of apples, bananas and green leafy vegetables? If yes, serious video games may help your kid increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, says an interesting study.


Australian donates to MND research after wife falls ill

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:36

Melbourne, May 9 (IANS) The founder of one of Australia's most iconic clothing brands has made a generous donation to the University of Melbourne and collaborative researchers in the search for a cure of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).


Himachal sees mercury rising, rains in store

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:30

Shimla, May 9 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Monday again saw the mercury rising with the day temperature crossing the 39 degrees Celsius mark in some areas. But the Met office forecast rains and thundershowers soon.


Just think about your pet and be happy

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 16:20

New York, May 9 (IANS) Humans love pets like their own children and whenever they feel socially rejected or sad, just a thought or a picture of their pet can lift up their mood, a study has found, suggesting that animals have a unique ability to comfort people.


Walk and cycle to ward off air pollution

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:22

London, May 9 (IANS) The benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health in cities like New Delhi with high levels of air pollution, says a study which found that cycling and regular physical activity can help reduce vehicle emissions.


Hot Monday morning in Delhi

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:18

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) It was a hot Monday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.6 degree celsius, three notches above the season's average.


Breastfeeding flash mob takes over Hong Kong station

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 05:10

Hong Kong, May 9 (IANS) Around 100 breastfeeding mothers descended on a Hong Kong train station this weekend, feeding their babies in unison to protest discrimination against breastfeeding in public.