Duck like Dinosaurs Species found

Duck like Dinosaurs Species found

Dinosaurs have always been a mystery for human being and have always been a subject of experiment and finding something new about them. Recently a new species of Dinosaurs has been found and is named Halszkaraptor esuilliei after Polish palaeontologist Halszka Osmolska. This species has a bill like a duck, teeth like a croc’s, a swanlike neck and killer claws, flippers like a penguin but walked like an ostrich. This meat eating Dino can also swim making it the first of its kind having swimming ability. Though the creature could…

How can you tell age of a tree

How can you tell age of a tree

Do you know age of a tree planted around you? As a tree grows, its trunk thickens as new wood is added in the middle of the trunk. The age of a tree can be judged not only  by the thickness and height of a tree but also by the number of circles on the trunk. Each circle indicates roughly a year. In fact if find any severed tree you will see number of concentric circles in a cross section of trunk growing from the middle outwards. The space between…

Amazon rainforest-more than 350 species found

Amazon rainforest-more than 350 species found

Amazon rainforest is one of the most famous and dense rainforest in the world. It is also dangerous if anyone goes deep into it. This world’s largest tropical rainforest lies in much of north western Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries. It measures about 5.5 Million sq km. Discoveries by scientists have been mostly in endangered areas threatened by human activities as confirmed by World Wildlife fund (WWF). It took nearly 2 years for scientists to do this task. Nearly 381 species were found including…

Why diseases should be named carefully

Why diseases should be named carefully

Disease names can have consequences. Yes this is true. Government agencies generally do not pay attention whenever disease is named. This is not only in India but is prevalent in other countries also. Swine flu has nothing to do with pigs but pigs were slaughtered in some countries at the time of spread of Swine Flu. In 2009 Egypt ordered killing of 300,000 pigs to stop its spread. Spanish flu did not originate from Spain. Many organizations working on Spanish flu brought Spain to limelight claiming it to be the…

Sudden change in colour of Bosphorus strait connnecting Europe & Asia

Sudden change in colour of Bosphorus strait connnecting Europe & Asia

Have you heard of Bosphorus Strait? This strait connects continents of Asia and Europe in Istanbul, capital of Turkey. People noticed this change as the colour of strait was bluish earlier and changed to milky turquoise this week. This sudden change has been attributed by scientists to increasing level of pollution in the sea and surge in a species of plankton across the Black Sea. Other reasons cited are earthquake in the region on 12th Jun 2017 afternoon and surge in micro organism Emiliania huxleyi popularly known as Ehux. If…

Antartica ice block is breaking

Antartica ice block is breaking

Can you imagine breaking off Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica which is 100 area of Manhattan, New York? Larsen C is located on western coast of Antarctica. This chunk is finger like shaped. Rift has been widened from 50 meters in 2011 to 500 meters today. The real danger is from inland glaciers. The breaking off, or calving, of ice shelves is a natural process, but global warming is thought to have accelerated the process. We should conserve nature and try not to intervene with nature as this phenomenon…