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One more point to Slytherin!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and also a researcher of snakes, the chances are you will be allowed in the House of Slytherin.  No surprises here then that when Harry Potter books lovers discovered a new species of snake, they named him after Salazar Slytherin. A new green pit viper species discovered in a […]

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Blue dragons are for real!

Since early May, visitors to the Padre Island National Seashore off the coast of South Texas have been discovering specimens of the rare blue dragon, or Glaucus atlanticus. Though the name evokes images of flying, fire breathing monsters, the delicate creatures are a type of sea slug that spend their lives in the temperate and […]

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Yeay! Thailand frees elephants from slavery due to Coronavirus 

While we agree that the situation is bad all over the world due to Coronavirus infections, there’s also one good news, or rather a breather, because of the pandemic. We all know that the tourism industry has come to standstill due to lockdowns and ban on travel. Thailand too has been facing the crunch like […]

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Giant string creature found off Australia 

At first sight it may look like an innocent string floating on the water. But it’s not. It’s a giant sea creature! Scientists on a research vessel spotted a giant creature that has been compared to a mass of silly string floating off western Australia. Researchers aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s ship Falkor stumbled upon […]

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Tiger tests positive for covid 19

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, and six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness. The Malayan tiger, named Nadia, likely contracted the coronavirus from an infected—but unknown—asymptomatic zookeeper. The zoo has been closed to visitors since March 16. […]

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Dolphins are back in Mumbai too! 

Recently, there was a glimmer of joy in Venice which has been battling the outbreak of Coronavirus. Due to lockdown, it was reported that the canals in Venice were clean again and fish and underwater plants could be seen in the canals. Not only that, there were also sightings of dolphins. But Venice is not […]

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Animals frolic in absence of humans 

A lot of zoos, museums and aquariums have shut due to Coronavirus scare. People are not venturing out of their homes due to the lockdown. The situation is grim but there’s also a silver lining here for the animals who live in the zoos and aquariums. The first animals to take advantage of human absence […]

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World’s smallest dinosaur is as big as hummingbird 

The world’s smallest dinosaur has been discovered, and it’s stuck in a Burmese amber.  About 99 million years ago, a “super weird” and incredibly small bird-like dinosaur got stuck in a gob of tree resin that eventually hardened into amber, preserving what may be the tiniest dinosaur ever known to live on Earth, researchers of […]

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World’s largest cave fish found in Meghalaya 

The world’s largest species of cave fish measuring over 40cm or around one and a half feet in length have been found inside a remote cave in Meghalaya’s Jaintia Hills. The fish, described recently in the journal Cave and Karst Science, may still be in the process of evolving to be a separate new species. […]

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Animal that doesn’t require oxygen! 

Scientists have just discovered that a jellyfish-like parasite doesn’t have a mitochondrial genome – the first multicellular organism known to have this absence. That means it doesn’t breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency. The discovery though made by accident, isn’t just changing our understanding of how life can work […]